Tuesday Funk Reading: Urbantasm

Tuesday Funk has very graciously put up my reading from their 100th Episode. This is the first two chapters of my novel Urbantasm, which I won’t shut up about.

I open with a schpiel about the project. If you want to cut to the chase, the reading proper begins at about 2:30.

If you are further interested in root of the great Gothic Funk Nation, founded in 2004, I gave a brief talk on that as well:

Tuesday Funk has also archived many of their readers, including my fellow former co-hosts Hallie Palladino and Reinhardt Suarez — at their YouTube channel. You can like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.


Connor Coyne is a novelist living and working in Flint, Michigan. His first novel, Hungry Rats has been hailed by Heartland prize-winner Jeffery Renard Allen as "an emotional and aesthetic tour de force." His second novel, Shattering Glass, has been praised by Gordon Young, author of Teardown: Memoir of a Vanishing City as "a hypnotic tale that is at once universal and otherworldly." Connor represented Flint's 7th Ward as its artist-in-residence for the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town grant, through which artists engaged ward residents to produce creative work in service of the 2013 City of Flint Master Plan. Connor's work has been published in Santa Clara Review, Moria Poetry Zine, East Village Magazine, Flint Broadside, Moomers Journal of Moomers Studies, The Saturnine Detractor, and Qua. Connor lives in Flint's East Village, less than a mile from the house where he grew up.

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