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The Six Question Sex Interview with Aimee Parkison

Parkison BOA author Aimee Parkison So as a BOA intern I spend a lot of my time here surfing some of the stranger corners of the web, but every now and again I’m sent to a website that is genuinely awesome. The Nervous Breakdown.com is one such site. TNB, for me at least, just has the perfect balance of intellectualism, youthfulness and that intangible coolness to it. Anyways, not too long ago TNB had a “Six Question Sex Interview” with BOA poet, Aimee Parkison in light of her recent work in Men Undressed. The new title is a collection of short stories about sex from a male character’s point of view, written entirely by female authors, such as Kristin Thiel, Susan Minot, Elizabeth Benedict, Alicia Erian, Diane William, and of course, Aimee Parkison. When recollecting her first experience reading of Parkison’s work, TNB interviewer Gina Frangello explains that “[…]the way Parkison wove formal experimentalism with intense characterization and psychology let me know immediately that she was a writer with something new to impart, who could titillate both the brain and the emotions in equal measures.” Given how interesting the premise for this collection is on its own and the caliber of writers attached to it, it's hard to imagine that the result is anything less than astounding,  but Parkison makes it clear that there's always a risk when writing about ...gasp... sex. “It’s a risk because it might seem like the work 'isn’t right' for the literary audience.  However, Men Undressed tries to break those boundaries by providing serious fiction about sex and desire – something that might appeal to many different types of readers – the sophisticated literary audience and also readers who like erotica and want to read sex in a new way.” - Parkison Much like the rest of the website, the interview is fun, intelligent, and easily approached, so give it a read and definitely checkout the rest of the website to see what's up. Lastly, Parkison's next book The Innocent Party will be published by BOA Editions May 15th of this year! Be excited! Click Here for the Interview and Here for a copy of Men Undressed and Here for Parkison's author page on the BOA website Oh and Here for more fiction work by BOA authors

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