Curbside Sounds - Okla Elliott Reads "The Queen of Limbo"
By Jacob S. Knabb
In Curbside Sounds we feature authors we dig reading their work or telling a story while sitting on a curb or their favorite bench, at a bar in the middle of a lazy afternoon, and sometimes even at a recording studio. For this installment we've got Illinois-based writer Okla Elliott reading his story "The Queen of Limbo" outside on a stoop at the corner of Throop and 18th street in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.
Okla Elliott is the Illinois Distinguished Fellow at the University of Illinois, where he works in the fields of comparative literature and trauma studies. His fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and translations have appeared in such literary journals as Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Natural Bridge, New Letters, and A Public Space. He is the author of a collection of short fiction, From the Crooked Timber, and three poetry chapbooks. He is also the co-editor, with Kyle Minor, of The Other Chekhov. Website: http://asitoughttobe.com/author/oklaelliott/
"The Queen of Limbo" will appear in the forthcoming Another Chicago Magazine (ACM) Issue 51, due out in late-August. It is also in Okla's recently published collection of short stories entitled From the Crooked Timber (http://www.amazon.com/From-Crooked-Timber-Okla-Elliott/dp/1935708473).