Keith Kumasen Abbott’s publications include the novels Gush, Rhino Ritz and Mordecai of Monterey; the short story collections, Harum Scarum, The First Thing Coming, and The French Girl. He wrote a memoir of Richard Brautigan, Downstream from Trout Fishing in America (Capra, 1989) and contributed to Richard Brautigan: Essays on the Writing and Life. (McFarland & Co, 2006) for which he chaired a symposium and contributed an essay. His story “Spanish Castle” was optioned by Ziji Productions, and he co-wrote the screenplay; his novel Racer has been shortlisted for the Berlinale Film Conference 2007. His latest poetry book was Next Door to Samsara (Fell Swoop, 2005) and his prose and poems appeared in the anthologies: Richard Prince American Prayer. (National Library of France / Gagosian. 2011). Saints of Hysteria (Soft Skull, 2006), and Rimbaud Après Rimbaud (Except Collection Textual, 2004).
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