Asylum Stories

This section from Ice Bar collects another line of fiction inquiry: stories set in and around asylums, institutions, sites of stricture and sanctuary. These stories, as well as a range of prose-poems, emerged out of The Asylum project, a performance series I co-led with Stephanie Heit.

One of these stories appeared with the New Zealand/Aotearoa based journal Capricious, ‘Grave Weed,’ in January 2017, as part of a special issue on plants.

One of these stories was published in the Sycamore Review in late 2016, ‘Painting the Asylum Garden.’

The first one of these stories was The Nursing Home, set in Hawai’i, written in first draft at Windward College on Oahu, published in Wordgathering.