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Will Gallien

Education

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 2005

Website

Will Gallien at Coconut Poetry

Email

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Biographical Note

Will Gallien is a co-founder of alice blue, a web-based literary journal focused on innovative poetry and prose. He is the author, as Ofelia Hunt, of the e-book My Eventual Bloodless Coup and the novel Today & Tomorrow (Magic Helicopter Press, 2011).

Will Gallien book

Publication Type

Fiction

Latest Publication Title

Today and Tomorrow, Magic Helicopter Press, 2011

Publication Excerpt

Today is her birthday. Her sisters are Merna and Anastasia, who once told her it was good luck to touch all doorknobs. Her boyfriends are Aaron, whom she just met, and Erik, whose name is actually Todd. Her grandfather worked in a tin can factory. Now he bakes blueberry pies and laughs and says it's all true. In the Carlsbad Caverns, Bill Murray wields a giant robot, swallowing families. Today is in Wal-mart, in Denny's, at the ice rink. Tomorrow there will be blood on the zamboni. Tomorrow there will be a voice that locks the door behind her. Set among haunted parking lots and AM-PMs and home invasions, Today & Tomorrow melts identity, memory, and consciousness into a hypnotic and hilarious adventure of body and mind, the haunting absurdity of what it means to be a person that can make up everything but itself.

How did Evergreen help you in your career?

Evergreen introduced me to a group of young writers who were (and are) serious and hardworking. Amber Nelson, S. Burgess, Andrew Bleeker. And professors such as Bill Ransom and Leonard Schwartz, who helped us all to expand our conception of 'writing'.