Spencer Dew is the author of the great short-story collection Songs of Insurgency, out early in 2008 from Vagabond. His "Gives Birth to Monsters," the story featured in THE2NDHAND broadsheet No. 30, is a tale of one man's small heartbreak, the backdrop to a contemporary landscape of well-meaning but ultimately shallow political activism, fractured communicative lines, and more ultimately enduring drives toward total inebriation. In classic Dew fashion, he'll have you laughing all the way to brink of the void. This issue also features excerpts from our David Foster Wallace collaborative mini-tribute by THE2NDHAND editor Todd Dills and Bellingham, Wash.-based Doug Milam, author of our 27th broadsheet.
To read this issueclick on the thumbnail of the front side below. Options for ordering the broadsheet are below as well (orders typically include a couple back issues, though if there's one you're particularly interested in, please feel free to specify), and otherwise, look for it on the street in Chicago, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, New York, L.A., New Orleans, Atlanta, Austin, Cincinatti, Philadelphia, Pittsburg....
To order Installment 30 by mail, please send $2 to:
Or by donation using any major credit card via PayPal (allow a couple weeks for delivery):
A lifetime subscription for readers in the U.S. can be had for a donation of $30 or more. Checks can be made out to Todd Dills and mailed to:
or send a payment through Paypal here: