Rough ghosts. We all have them. They live inside us. They haunt us. We are our ghosts.
This ghost is the writer that haunts me. Like an angel on the shoulder speaking in my ear, urging me to write. Outside of that I am many other ghosts: a reader, a critic, an editor, an amateur photographer, and the queered parent of grown children.
I have many areas of interest/concern including:
- literature, in English and in translation
- innovative/experimental literary forms
- mental health and wellness
- sexuality and gender identity
I live in western Canada. I want say my ghost is grounded here, but lately I am restless.
I can be found on twitter: @roughghosts
My real name is Joseph Schreiber. I was the Criticism/Nonfiction Editor at 3:AM Magazine from November 2017 through December 2020 and I’m also a former editor at The Scofield. My own reviews and other writing have appeared at Numéro Cinq, 3:AM, Minor Literature[s], The Quarterly Conversation, The Rusty Toque, Sultan’s Seal, RIC Journal and more.
Email contact: schreiber.jme (at) gmail.com
Note: I am more than happy to hear from readers. But please understand that I rarely accept books for review and, when I do, they are typically translated or experimental fiction, or literary nonfiction, and come from publishers or individuals I am already engaged with personally or on Twitter or Facebook.
Links to my off-site writing can be found here.