New Release: The Paper Coast

(Spuyten Duyvil Press, March 2018)

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“How I loved meandering up and down this fog-laden Paper Coast with Jefferson Navicky. His characters—shadow creatures—stilled me with their strange secrets and yearnings, and their fragmented visions and obsessions—time, memory, ghosts, wolves, islands, books from the past—blended into a mysterious and haunted and thrilling whole.”

– Robin MacArthur, author of HALF WILD and HEART SPRING MOUNTAIN

“In Jefferson Navicky’s The Paper Coast, we find the vicissitudes of translators and sea captains; flotsam and fonts; swans and wax cylinders and burials at sea. Sometimes ghostly, sometimes arch, sometimes laugh-out-loud scatological, its stories hold the scent of salt, pine, and ether; of coffee, old books, and sardines. To read The Paper Coast is to immerse in the librarial alchemy of Borges crossed with the profane whimsy of Brautigan, infused with Dickensonian flint and slant, the blue and brume of a certain coastal Maine. Navicky’s tales are curious, beautiful, transcendent. His sentences are luminous.”

– Megan Grumbling, author of BOOKER'S POINT


Uses of a Library

A chapbook of prose poems about libraries published in Triple #6 from Ravenna Press, including “Me & Borges” originally published in Cafe Irreal, as well as “Uncuttable” originally published in Front Porch Journal.