Everything Is Awful and You’re a Terrible Person
Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press
A YouTube star becomes famous after he documents his breakup online. An anxious, lactose-intolerant office worker obsesses over a stranger who says “Nice shorts, bro” to him in passing. A couple wants to open up their relationship to a ghost. A monster just wants to find love in his human skin. In these unconventional, interconnected stories gay men look for love in any way possible. From social media, to finding someone within a dream, the ways in which these characters search for joy becomes both limitless and overwhelming.
Daniel Zomparelli is the founder of Poetry Is Dead magazine and co-podcaster at Can’t Lit. He also co-edits After You, a collaborative poetry project. His first published books were the poetry collections Davie Street Translations and (with Dina Del Bucchia) Rom Com, both published by Talonbooks.