Matt Borondy

Matt Borondy founded Identity Theory in 2000 and continues to edit and publish the site from various mountainous locations. Follow him @mattborondy on Twitter and Instagram, read his Substack newsletters or email him at He can also be found at

Staff Reading: January

A quick rundown of what some Identity Theory staffers are digging into this month... Drew McNaughton: Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson, The Brightening Glance: Children and Imagination by Ellen Handler Spitz, The New Kings: Nonfiction edited by Ira Glass Robert Birnbaum: The Song Before it is Sung by Justin Cartwright, Wrack and Ruin by …

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Ondaatje, Amis, and Autobiography: What Bauman’s Reading this Month

There were three novels back there: Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje, House of Meetings by Martin Amis, and Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson. I won't belabor except to say I truly enjoyed all three. Especially, of course, the new Ondaatje. He is, really, breathtaking. Since then, it has been the month of autobiography. …

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Stuff that Happened While We Were Away for a Month

One of our favorite short-story writers, Gary Lutz, offered up a new chapbook via one of our favorite small presses, Future Tense Press, called Partial List of People to Bleach. IDT contributor Mike Maggio published a new and rather angry book of antiwar poetry entitled deMOCKracy! And so on.

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