Pets (Paperback)

An Anthology

By Jordan Castro (Editor), Ann Beattie (Contribution by), Tao Lin (Contribution by)

Soft Skull Press, 9781593765644, 224pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

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This anthology collects original writing and art by novelists, poets, and academics about their pets, including a killer chihuahua, a catatonic toy poodle, a contraband cat, a backyard full of endangered desert tortoises, five forgotten parakeets, and a skinny ex-racehorse named Joe.

Edited by Jordan Castro with contributions by Ann Beattie, Raegan Bird, Blake Butler, CAConrad, Michael W. Clune, Patty Yumi Cottrell, Annie DeWitt, Chelsea Hodson, Mark Leidner, Tao Lin, Scott McClanahan, Sarah Manguso, Chelsea Martin, Precious Okoyomon, Sam Pink, Nicolette Polek, Christine Schutt, and Mallory Whitten.

About the Author

JORDAN CASTRO is the editor of New York Tyrant magazine and the author of two books of poetry, Young Americans and if i really wanted to feel happy i'd feel happy already. His writing has appeared in Tin House, Muumuu House, Juked, New World Writing, Hobart, and other publications. He is from Cleveland, Ohio.