Owen's Thoughts on His Authors

We're starting Owen's series next week. To get ready for it, we asked him to give us an idea on why he chose each of these authors.

Erin Pringle-Toungate
2/22/16

Pringle writes some of the most difficult, moving, and beautiful stories I have ever read. She dives into fears and scenarios that many a writer would fear to dip a toe in. And she explores with a keen eye and and an ecstatic heart. She swirls language crafting the most piercing of prose. She once remarked that she writes because if you were to cut her, she would bleed words. I believe this to be true. She bleeds on the page and we are grateful for it.
— Owen Egerton
Morgan plays in the myths and legends of our culture like a child playing in an old abandoned house. She explores the darkness, laughs at the shadows, gleefully celebrates the creepiness, and gingerly dances on creaking wooden floors never fearing she’ll fall. Morgan reuses the known to create the new, giving fresh life to age old terrors and delights. There’s a page-turning and side-splitting thrill to reading her work as the monsters that once hid under our beds now crawl beneath the sheets to draw close to us.
— Owen Egerton
Verrill is a constant creator. From the music she plays to art she draws to the instruments she crafts from tins and scrap metal - she fills her world with creations. With balanced compassion and cynicism, her art is not only fiercely entertaining, but also sets the world eschew. Through her eyes we see a topsy turvy landscape with outlandish connections that startle even as they reveal themselves to be an honest reflection of reality. She doesn’t change to the world, instead allowing us to see what we had failed to see before.
— Owen Egerton
Schneider is a known creative force working in music, visual arts, and the written word. His poems are gem hard projectiles that hit your skull and sink right in. Haunting, hilarious, and artfully offensive, each poem snaps with the unexpected and echoes dream-like insights. The images come fast, rising to the sublime and dipping sharp into the terrifying, and weaving some wonderfully you’re smiling for the entire ride. Some begin what appears to be a joke and reveals itself to be a nightmare. Some are mysteries that refuse explanation. All are rich with image and surprise.
— Owen Egerton