Winner of the Map Literary Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award
Review for Tomorrow Music in SmokeLong Quarterly
I’m taken by the surprising rhythms of language, the yearning of the characters for something flashier, more interesting than their sensible, comfortable lives, the way these desires are thwarted by the consequences of falling for an illusion. These pieces have spark – wonderful imagery and lyricism.
-Wendy Oleson, Contest Judge and Previous Rachel Wetzsteon Award Winner
Tomorrow Music is aptly titled. These stories pound out futuristic polyrhythms, propel us hurtling through time. Pete Stevens has a unique voice and a rich imagination, and the work in this short volume is melodious and vivid and very much alive.
-Adam Wilson, author of Sensation Machines
Pete Stevens has the kind of elliptical, witty, peculiar, and completely convincing voice that can turn readers into goslings. I, for one, was delighted to follow it through these two compelling and surprising stories.
-Chris Bachelder, author of The Throwback Special, a finalist for the National Book Award
Art credit: Geoffrey Detrani