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Cover art by Brian Catalano
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The Word Made Flesh
Kevin Catalano


The secret is in the bone. Yet Kevin Catalano’s debut collection, The Word Made Flesh, palpates a primal recognition that the revelation is also in its sinews: the short short stories that possess a universe of knowing, yet also exquisite frailty, working in rhythmic concert to elevate the flawed human form. A system of symbolism, a machine of metaphor, The Word Made Flesh is the bodily incarnation of transformative language.

The collection is reviewed in PANK, The Small Press Book Review.

Kevin Catalano was born and raised in Chittenango, New York, a small village outside Syracuse that celebrates the birthplace of Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum. His fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in PANK, Pear Noir!, Prick of the Spindle, Metazen, Denver Syntax, Emprise Review, Terrain, Atticus Review, Willows Wept Review, Fiddleblack, and others. He has an MFA in fiction from Rutgers-Newark University, where he also teaches literature and composition. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and daughter. Visit Kevin online at www.kevincatalano.com.