A good review of The Black King of Kalfour on amazon.com:
I think people will either love or hate this book, I see very little middle ground. It's a mix between prose and poetry to tell a single, intentionally disjointed story. I feel like I still need to read it another 5 or 6 times at least to pick up all the references I've missed, and readers would benefit from some type of footnotes to catch everything. The author uses different styles and intentionally chosen words and formatting to create amazing imagery and a reading experience that, for me, felt almost like I was reading a concert or art gallery. Even knowing that I was missing parts on the first read, the writing had me completely entranced. I did read the short description on Amazon prior to reading the book, so I was expecting dimension hopping and some level of disconnect, but this book takes it to the extreme. You can feel the main characters hope and confusion while going through it because of the writing. I would definitely recommend the book to someone looking for amazing writing that is outside the box, like a modern Faulkner or Joyce.
February 2, 2019
A shout-out from Rob Mclennan about illiterature, issue eight, and my micro-poem 'some swan.'
Nominated for Best of the Net for poems in the Scarlet Leaf Review.
Mobius: the Journal of Social Change nominated my poem "we're measuring the flow of blood" for Best of the Net.
I read at the University of New Brunswick's Poetry Weekend.
New Pop Lit nominated my piece "Cry Wolfe" for Best of the Net.
New Pop Lit reviews This isn't one of the stories I remember.
I read my long poem "Carmina Burana" as the featured poet at Second Sunday Poetry. My "farewell show" to Los Angeles.
Duane Vorhees interviewed me. "I've declared myself an enemy of America."
New Pop Lit reviews Debudaderrah.
Robin Dunn is one of the most talented writers in America– yes, for sheer imagination and wordplay– akin to a musical virtuoso who can play any genre, any style, jazz to blues to boogie to Debussy and Chopin. The trick for someone with the kind of ability which seems to come easy is harnessing it. Focusing the talent to sharpen the effect.
I was interviewed by Vatsala Radhakeesoon for Setu Magazine.
I read at LA Lit Review's Indie Author Day. Free candy!
Terry Melia reviews Colonel Stierlitz for Sabotage Reviews.
Imagine the text of a novella written in blocks on a Rubik’s cube. The blocks move as you read, shifting and forming stranger patterns which you realise will never form a complete solution… This is how I felt navigating through this weird and amusing fantasy novella.
Ben Beach reviews What black delirious daylight sets you forward in the boat:
"Robin Wyatt Dunn's "What black delirious daylight sets you forward in the boat" is a poem of repetition: words, phrases, ideas, and images appear, disappear, and reappear in the same or other forms. In this way, it reads like a boat rides the waves, each swell and crest is distinct even as it appears identical to the previous and the next.
Sam Rose reviews my book Science Fiction: a poem! in Peeking Cat Poetry:
"Robin Wyatt Dunn seems to fly into space, observing the human race from afar yet still zooming in on the intricacies of love and relationships, and all the complicated feelings that go with them. The poem has an unusual style, but I think that’s what makes it interesting and brave. It may inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and try writing something completely alien to you."
Read at Second Sunday Poetry from my work in progress.
I was memed by Flush Fiction, from my story "I am Never Alone When I am With You."
Alex Frankel invited me as the featured poet for Second Sunday Poetry in North Hollywood. I read from my new book, Science Fiction: a poem.
Read at Free Speech Thursdays in Hollywood.
"Under the Shadow of Oz, Redux," in which I respond to charges I am an Anti-Semite.
I was made a finalist for Poet Laureate of Los Angeles.
Read “This is a night in Los Angeles” at Second Sunday Poetry in North Hollywood.
Nigel Robert Wilson wrote a classy review of Colonel Stierlitz for British Fantasy Society.
Read at Second Sunday Poetry in North Hollywood.
Read at Gothic Night, hosted by Statement Magazine, CSULA.
Nominated for Best of the Net for "The Venus of Merchants" in concis.
Interviewed at the Scarlet Leaf Review.
A kind review of Poems from the War at London Grip.
Me reading my poem "Southern California" at Second Sunday Poetry in North Hollywood.
My poetry was nominated for Best of the Net by Scarlet Leaf Review.
I was memed by Michelle Hammer of Schizophrenic NYC, from my story "Every corpse I ever loved I found in Bethlehem."
I was interviewed online as a guest at Night Owl Reviews about Conquistador of the Night Lands.
Jeff McDonald reviews Colonel Stierlitz in his blog 'ArchaeoTexture.'
Olga Zolle reviews Poems from the War:
I have been taken through a journey, perhaps to a parallel universe, where each written poem is a separate stepping stone over a river of war turmoil and pungent emotion. Death, life, justice, injustice... so much going on in so many few words. All the contradictions of war: a war of special social connotations against the rich. There is so much to this little book.
Read my poem "Hollywood men" at LA's Roar Shack.
My Poems from the War was reviewed by Sophie Chouinard at cahoodaloodaling.com.
Julia, Skydaughter got a 5-star review:
"A simple, nice and well-written book that pleased me to no end. It was short and strange but infinitely palatable, showing me great sights and wanting me to last longer. But anyway, a wonderful exercise in writing."
A quick interview with me by Fiona Mcvie.
Won 1st prize in poetry in a contest at the Scarlet Leaf Review.
A review of 'Dead guns #1' which includes my story "Saint Francis."
My short story "I am Winter" received another nice review.
Gigi Pandian and I talked about our new books at Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Diego.
My short story "I am Winter" received a kind review at Marooned Off Vesta.
Today my poetry chapbook Be Closer for My Burn was nominated for the Elgin Award.
Today I began my first artist's residency at Chalk Hill.
New Pop Lit nominates my story "Los Angeles After the Queen" for the Pushcart.
Locus reviews my story "I am Winter."
Carol Kean at Perihelion wrote a glowing review of Julia, Skydaughter:
My short story "The Coens" was reviewed by Tom Breen at Muzzleland Press:
"Robin Wyatt Dunn's "The Coens" mixes science fiction slipstream adventurism with cosmic finality."
Conquistador of the Night Lands was reviewed in Library Thing.
Conquistador of the Night Lands was reviewed in Publishers Weekly.
My story "Dreamboat" was nominated for the Canopus Award, which honors stories about interstellar exploration. Yay!
Publishers Weekly reviewed my novella Julia, Skydaughter.
Ethan Robinson wrote a kind review of my story "Dreamboat," comparing me to Tiptree and Cordwainer Smith. Yay :)
Elizabeth MacDuffie at Meat for Tea kindly nominated my story "Airship" for Best of the Net this year.
Sam Bellotto Jr., publisher of Perihelion, wrote this about my writing:
"His style, a combination of experimentalism, stream of consciousness, and poetic outbursts, is always a treat. Like a rich cheese cake or fudge brownie, a small slice is perfect."
I read my poem "my lover's lips" as a featured writer at Roar Shack in Echo Park.
Anneliese Kappey on my short story "The Sun King":
"This was really good. So smart!"
Sat the HWA tent with Loren Rhoads, Kate Jonez, John Claude Smith, and Brad C. Hodson at Bay Area Book Fest.
Read my poem "One more day" published in CSULA's 2015 issue of Statement Magazine.
Performed at Roar Shack's Live Write at 826LA. :)
Performed at the 2015 Festival of Language at AWP in Minneapolis.
Snapping Twig gave me a kind shout out.
The nice folks at 99 Pine Street gave me a shout out. :)
I'm interviewed in Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine's Spring 2015 issue.
I won the Hidden Prize for Prose with my novella Julia, Skydaughter!
Meribeth Hutto on Be Closer for My Burn:
"Wonderful book! I highly recommend it!"
Today I was admitted as an Associate Member to the SFWA. :)
Jael Quinn reviews A Map of Kex's Face:
"I still like it but I feel like I shouldn't."
Read my poem "Girl" at the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, #65 gathering. Pasadena, CA.
Made the short list of the Hidden Prize for Prose.
Performed at Roar Shack's Live Write at 826LA, 1714 Sunset. Fun!
The nice folks at The Subtopian gave me a shout out.
Raquel Thorne at Cahoodaloodaling wrote a kind review of my chapbook "A Picnic in England."
My first brush with the HWA preliminary ballot for the 2014 Bram Stoker Awards! Kate Jonez' anthology Halloween Tales includes my story "Halloween in East Hampton." Yay!
Armand Rosamilia gave me a shout out.
I posted on facebook the sad story of my screenplay being stolen by Harrison Ford and Harvey Weinstein. I've also re-posted the story here. Please boycott the movie "The Age of Adaline" -- it's stolen property. Thanks.
John Burroughs at Crisis Chronicles Press was kind enough to accept my new chapbook Be Closer for my Burn for publication in a print run of 99 copies! Thanks John!
My Name is Dee receives a nice review from Sandra Scholes at The British Fantasy Society web site.
My new film American Messenger was released today!
MacroMicroCosm gave me another nice shout-out.
I interview myself again at Guy Vestal's site.
Juliana Rew says my short story "Coyote Ghost" is "gut-checking."
D.L. Denham wrote a nice review of Kex.
I interview myself at Vanessa Finaughty's blog.
Ofelia Sainz reviewed A Map of Kex's Face:
"The prose is beautiful and thought provoking . . . I'm glad I read this."
Deniz Ataman at Quail Bell Magazine reviews my chapbook Telegrams from X County.
Marc Vincenz says my flash short "Accelerated Office" "rises to the occasion."
April Margeson gives a shout out for A Map of Kex's Face.
My story "On a Train with a Coyote Ghost" is nominated for the Pushcart. Yay!
I made a reel of my last ten years of filmmaking. Woo hoo :)
Maureen Bowden reviews my story "On a Train With a Coyote Ghost" from the Third Flatiron anthology, writing:
"Robin Wyatt Dunn's 'On a Train With a Coyote Ghost' is a many faceted parable about a ten -year-old Polish Jew, travelling through Eastern Europe with a coyote ghost from Arizona. They seek the mysterious 'Worker', a Jewish Buddhist who lives in the dome of a Catholic church in Russia. They each tell him their story, and he decides to which of them he'll give the magic broth that will restore their family to health. The story encompasses politics, human conflict, and military might, It creates uncertainty as to whether religion is an attempt to be at one with the Godhead or a comfort zone of shared history and tradition. The story requires and deserves more than one reading."
Another cool and peculiar review of Kex, from Damien Clauzel, in French:
"Ceci n'est pas un livre, mais une sorte d'oeuvre d'art moderne formee avec des mots."
[This is not a book, but a work of modern art made with words.]
Thanks Damien! :)
I was interviewed at Third Flatiron.
My story "Stone Woman" won the Those Who Steal the Spotlight contest in the "Banshee" category at Apex Magazine. It will be published in Apex #66. My first SFWA-eligible sale!
Glenn Conley writes me the best hate-filled review you can possibly imagine, of my new novel A Map of Kex's Face. He boldly declares:
"this book should be pissed on, then burned, then stomped on until your feet hurt ... It's pure brain damage."Glad I got under your skin, Glenn!
I take a Horror Selfie. The HWA is giving away a signed copy of my new novel A Map of Kex's Face.
MacroMicroCosm gives a shout out about Kex's beautiful cover by Barbara Sobczyńska, and writes: "Make sure to follow Robin Wyatt Dunn and grab his poetry & prose wherever you can. He’s got a fantastic voice and his prose is tight." Those sweethearts.
Nightwing Whitehead reviews Fighting Down into the Kingdom of Dreams.
John DeNardo at SF Signal gives Third Flatiron's new anthology Master Minds a shout-out. It includes my story "Watching the Skies."
Micaiah Evans reviews my novel My Name is Dee.
Sandra Scholes reviews my story "Carcoa Found" from Theaker's Quarterly Fiction, issue 45.
Keith West reviews my story "Fire Dancer" in the anthology Shadows of a Fading World.
Tania Chowdhury reviews my novella Line to Night Island.
Gail Ofterdinger reviews my novella Line to Night Island.
Victoria Irwin reviews my new novel Fighting Down into the Kingdom of Dreams.
SkuldOMG at LibraryThing reviews my novella Line to Night Island.
I was interviewed by author Julia Matthews.
Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam gives all us John W. Campbell hopefuls a shout out for the upcoming nominations.
I was interviewed by author Giovanni Valentino.
Fighting Down is mentioned in Daily Dead's Indie Spotlight.
I've been listed as eligible for the John W. Campbell award for new SF/F writers.
I won first prize for fiction in the Loose Change writing contest for my story "Gonzo the Weirdo." Editor Molly Dickinson calls my story "an unapologetically brusque narrative rendered, masterfully, almost entirely in your compellingly weird narrator's raw-yet-polished dialogue."
My kickstarter for AMERICAN MESSENGER succeeds.   :)
I receive my Honorable Mention Certificate for my short story "Vengeance in Men" from the Writers of the Future Contest.
My short story "Ice," published in Postscripts to Darkness 4, is nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Pre-production begins on my new film AMERICAN MESSENGER.
A review of my novel My Name is Dee by Amy Lovell, at bubblews.com.
A review of my novel My Name is Dee by Yarrow Paisley, at Shimmer Zine.
A review of my novel My Name is Dee by Mark McLaughlin, at Foreword Reviews.
A review of my novel My Name is Dee by Andy Robertson, at amazon.com.
A review of my novel My Name is Dee by David Leingang, at The Unspeakable Gibberer.
A review of my novella "Hands and Grater" by Eric C. Garrison, at amazon.com.
A review of my novella "Hands and Grater" by Jeff Provine, at blogcritics.org
A review of my novella "Hands and Grater" by Juliana Rew, at amazon.com.
An interview at the web site of Katina French, about my "Hands and Grater" novella.
An interview at Alternate History Weekly Update, about my "Hands and Grater" novella.
My kickstarter for My Name is Dee succeeds. Yay!
An interview with Nathan Rowark of Horrified Press.
A review of my story "Thunder Bay" by David Brookes at his blog.
A review of my story "Son and Woman"
by David Leingang at Smashwords.
A video interview in Echo Park.
A review of my anthologized story "The City Underneath"
by Samantha Moore at One Title Reviews.
A review of my anthologized story "The City Underneath"
by Brandon J. Fiedor at Triangle Arts & Entertainment.
A copy of the Bibliomantics review of my anthologized short story
"I am a Whale" at Arthur Graham's blog.
A review of my story "I am a Whale" at Bibliomantics.
A review of my novel Los Angeles, or American Pharaohs
by Whiskeyfinder at amazon.com.
Black Heart Uprising, limited edition.
March 20, 2019.
Me and my art at the Recovery Art Show, Fredericton, NB.
November 14, 2018.
Me with Interdisciplinary Humanities "Humanities and Religion" issue,
with my poem "A certain bow of the head."
February 6, 2018.
Reading from Black Dove at Indie Author Day in LA.
October 31, 2017.
Red Focks holding Now the Last Light, from his Alien Buddha Press.
September 12, 2017.
Me being interviewed by Alex Frankel, Second Sunday Poetry.
March 12, 2017.
Promotional postcard for What Black Delirious Daylight Sets You Forward in the Boat
March 5, 2017.
From JEF Books
January 15, 2017.
With Gigi Pandian, Mysterious Galaxy bookstore.
San Diego, January 31, 2016.
At Chalk Hill Artist Residency, Sonoma County, CA. January 2016.
My first book of poetry, December 13, 2015.
Polychrome Ink, Volume 2, November 3, 2015.
Me and the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly crew, August 29, 2015.
Me and Statement Magazine, May 2015
MFA Creative Writing, January 2015