This Week’s Reader: Mark Cugini


Mark Cugini is the author of I’m Just Happy To Be Here (Ink Press 2014) and the Managing Editor of Big Lucks Books. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pinwheel, Sink Review, Hobart, Barrelhouse, BOAAT, and numerous other publications. On July 20th, 2014, he became the #1 ranked player of Kim Kardashian: Hollywood.


Sample of his work:

This insane thing, I guess.


Short he really liked recently:

This thing from Dolan Morgan.


Deal breaker:

Or deal “maker.” (I’d prefer to leave the breakers by the beach):  I need fluidity. I need impact. I need a sense of astonishment. I need to feel alive and horrified. I need to feel like I’m going to die if I don’t read the damn thing in front of me. I need immediacy, immediacy, immediacy.


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