The Big Wave

2GQis pleased, grateful, honoured, and downright stoked that Lidia Yuknavitch joined us for a while as guest curator of the Freezone. Because our site underwent a complete redesign and moved to a new hosting situation, the pieces she curated are just now being unveiled. "The Big Wave" is the first in the series.

Michael Kroetch's credits include the 1990 groundbreaking THIS IS NOT A CONDOM honored by the American Film Institute as among that year's top 20 art videos in the world; a 1991 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; Sony Corporation selecting five of his videos as among the nation's finest from 1990-94; two of his plays earning top prizes in national contests at Nat Horne Theater in New York and Red Octopus Theater in Newport; his fiction and poetry appearing in The Northwest Review, Neon Highway, Northwest Edge: Books 1, 2, & 3, Stringtown, Two Girls Review, Helios, and Timberline.

Select paintings are currently on exhibit at the Tiffany Gallery in Bellevue, Washington, USA. Others are held in private collections in Krefeld, Germany;  London, England; Sydney, Australia; Paris, France; North Carolina, USA; Brno, Czech Republic, Sá£o Paulo, Brazil; Oslo, Norway; Barcelona, Spain; Zabbar, Malta.

Lidia Yuknavitch is founder of Chiasmus Press and the author of three collections of short fictions-- Real to Reel (FC2, 2002), Her Other Mouths (House of  Bones Press, 1997) and Liberty's Excess (FC2, 2000)-- and a book  of criticism, Allegories of Violence (Routledge, 2000). Her writing has appeared in Postmodern Culture, Fiction International, Another Chicago Magazine, Zyzzyva, Critical Matrix, Other Voices, and elsewhere, and in the anthologies Representing Bisexualities (NYU Press) and Third Wave Agenda (University of Minnesota Press). She has been the co-editor of Northwest Edge: Deviant Fictions and the editor of two girls review. She teaches fiction writing and literature in Oregon.

ABOUT FREEZONE: The Freezone was conceived as a gallery for fiction, poetry, collage, interactive artworks, and other fun stuff for publication on Signum Press, a webzine founded in 1995 by Vince X. Potenza and edited by Tiffany Lee Brown from 1997 through 2001. Tif decided to retain the name and move the concept over to the 2GQ site. Please see our submission guidelines (look under the "About 2GQ" category on the right side of the site) or pop a CD/DVD in the mail to: 2GQ, 3439 NE Sandy Blvd. #513, Portland, OR, 97232, USA.

About This Story

  • Contributors: Michael Kroetch, Lidia Yuknavitch
  • Published Online: Jan 13, 2012