Chicago writer Fred Sasaki's "Pressure Billiards" debuted to a Nashville crowd at THE2NDHAND-co-organized Brick Reading Series in September 2010. It's part of the author's "Letters of Interest" series, which might well be the "Lazlo letters" of the internet age -- marketing its target, manipulation through on-the-spot digital, textual interaction its method. Parts of the series have appeared or are forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Pax Americana, MAKE and others. "Pressure Billiards" will also appear in THE2NDHAND’s 10th anniversary anthology -- reserve your copy at Kickstarter.com, search "THE2NDHAND," through Feb. 16.
Available in pdf and easily printed via THE2NDHAND.com/printjump.html, our mini-broadsheets are designed for portability on mobile devices and for print via readers' desktops. Readers, please share with interested parties. Print pages 1 and 2 on the front and back sides, respectively, of 8.5x11-in. paper, read, distributing in mini-stacks or singly in your neighborhoods’ reading-friendly establishments’ bathrooms and other spaces.
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