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Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton is an internationally-known writer, librettist, educator, activist, performer, and Poet Laureate Emeritus of Houston, Texas.
Formerly ranked the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World, Her recent poetry collection, Newsworthy (Bloomsday Literary, 2019), garnered her a Pushcart nomination and was named a finalist for the 2019 Writer’s League of Texas Book Award and an honorable mention for the Summerlee Book Prize. Her memoir, Black Chameleon (Henry Holt & Co, 2023), explores the use of modern mythology as a path to social commentary.
Different Waves, Different Depths
My first collection of short stories came out last week on Impeller Press, and it’s starting to wash up in the mailboxes of the fortunate!
Different Waves, Different Depths is a collection of nine stories, varying in style from the literarily weird (“Subletter,” “Hayseed, Inc.”) to the science fiction (“Drawn & Courted,” “Not a Day Goes By”) and in length from the flash (“Kiss Destroyer,” “Antecedent”) to the novella (“Fender the Fall”). There’s even a pilot script in here (“Post-Intelligence”). There are time loops and time travel, reality television and big data, consultants who can make anyone a winner, a newspaper that’s just gone online-only, a band that never existed but is all too real, mistaken identities, roadtrips, drugs, guns, murder, and a love story or three.
Here’s a brief excerpt, in case you missed it:
Get yours now! You’ll like it.
Different Waves, Different Depths joins several other titles in a spree of recent output by me and my friends.
As always, thank you for reading,