by James D. Sullivan
The best stories get repackaged
and retold over centuries, millenia.
Think Angela Carter’s masterful
retellings of Little Red Riding Hood
and others in The Bloody Chamber.
Think Maxine Hong Kingston’s
reworking of Mulan in The Woman
Warrior. Think Disney. Now think
Bible, lock the door, kick a bucket
of blood, and jump into Jim
Sullivan’s way-back machine. Seat
belt on. This is hot damn church
for smart folks.
—Steve Davenport, author of
Uncontainable Noise, Overpass, and
Murder on Gasoline Lake
James D. Sullivan teaches English at Illinois Central College. He’s the author of On the Walls and in the Streets: American Poetry Broadsides from the 1960s. His wife Wendy is the beekeeper in the family. He participated in the Festival of Language at the 2013 Milwaukee M/MLA and in the reading eXperiment at the 2013 Milwaukee M/MLA.