cult-classic, cutting-edge small press Shakespeare & Co.,
Toad Suck was established in 2011 with the mission of publishing
one innovative book per year by a voice that Burns Burns Burns!
Shakespeare and Company, Toad Suck books are designed and marketed
by Mark Spitzer, in homage to the legendary work of George Whitman’s
incarnation of Shakespeare & Company in Paris. Distribution
is handled through Amazon, SPD and at special events that strategically
occur throughout History and Time. Submissions are not open
at this time. For info on special orders, authors, or events,
please contact Spitzer at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monster Novel Trailer
Suck Review Wins
Channel on Spitzer
Sticks Up for Gar
All Garfish Lovers
Debuts "After Orange Glow"
Wrestles Alligator Gar
Spitzer Cracks People Up
Genet Translations Released!
Age of the Demon Tools
Riding the Unit
Hear Spitzer Read From Age of the Demon Tools
Spitzer Reads Poetry Class Manifesto
Spitzer's Poetry Class Interviews Andrei Codrescu
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and put the word "MESSAGE" in the subject line so he knows it's not
Mark Spitzer, novelist, poet,
essayist and literary translator, grew up in Minneapolis where he earned
his Bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota in 1990. He then
moved to the Rockies, where he earned his Master's in Creative Writing
from the University of Colorado. After living on the road for some time,
he found himself in Paris, as Writer in Residence for three years at
the bohemian bookstore Shakespeare and Company, where he translated
French criminals and misanthropes. In 1997 he moved to Louisiana, became
Assistant Editor of Andrei Codrescu's legendary lit journal Exquisite
Corpse, and earned an MFA from Louisiana State University. After
teaching Creative Writing and Lit for five years at Truman State University,
he’s now a professor of Writing at the University of Central Arkansas,
where he is the Editor of Toad Suck Review (toadsuckreview.org).
Spitzer is also a gar-nut; the photo above (Spitzer is on the left)
is from the "Alligator Gar" episode of the Animal Planet series
River Monsters. This six-foot-eight 120-pound fatty was caught
on the Trinity River in Texas
Books in Print.
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Interviews Andrei Codrescu
When Gars Attack
Little Tommy Hairlip
Taxi Review: Jan Kerouac
Skeeza Bites More Dust
on Bob Dylan