AMP. Always Electric.

Volume 4, No. 1

it all melts down to this: a novel in timelines, chapter 1

Ben Miller and Dale Williams

Ben Miller is the author of River Bend Chronicle (Lookout Books). His prose has been featured in Best American Essays, One Story, Southern Review, New England Review, Raritan, Antioch Review and elsewhere. Chapter 12 of it all melts down to this was recently selected to appear in Best American Experimental Writing 2020 (guest edited by Joyelle McSweeney and Carmen Maria Machad). He is the recipient of creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Dale Williams has exhibited in the New York City area over the past 25 years. He is a 2014 recipient of a fellowship in Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His most recent one-person show, “America Now Suite,” which re-visioned American history in service of the civic imagination, was held at Gowanus Loft (Brooklyn) in October 2018. In the summer of 2016 he created a suite of site-specific works featured in a group show, “Eutopia,” at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island, NY. His work has been published in BOMB, Ecotone, Inverted Syntax, Bat City Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review and other print and on-line journals.