EP76circleSeventeen Graveyards
Histories/Descriptions of Some U.S. States
Mathias Svalina



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America confuses me. I wrote a manuscript called GRAVEYARD GRAVEYARD GRAVEYARD GRAVEYARD to research this confusion. That manuscript consists of histories/descriptions of all eighty-eight states of America. This chapbook consists of seventeen of those histories/descriptions. 
 
AN EXCERPT FROM EP 76
 
“There’s no Georgia after you’re gone. There’s nothing but the empty bag. There’s nothing like a pricetag. They should change the name of where you live when you are no longer there.”
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
MATHIAS SVALINA is the author of five books, most recently The Wine-Dark Sea from Sidebrow Books. He is an editor for Octopus Books and runs the Dream Delivery Service.


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