Erik Stinson is a writer of short fiction and poetry, an essayist, web artist and associate copywriter. I first met him outside a bar in Williamsburg in summer 2010. We skated that night and, later, both, separately, with Miles Ross. I asked him some questions about his life and forthcoming collection of stories, Tropic Midtown, which, like all of his books, he self-published and distributes.
HTMLGiant: You’re sitting at a desk, am I right?
Erik Stinson: Yeah.
HG: How’s the view from your desk right now?
ES: I can see out the window behind me, to a courtyard on the 5th floor, some light from 23rd street via a low building. Air rights etc.
HG: Okay, so you wrote a book called Tropic Midtown. It’s stories. What made you want to write these stories?
ES: I wanted to make certain memories, and unmake others. I guess I wanted to destroy some and shape others.
April 9th, 2013 / 10:29 am