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Literary Nonfiction. Thirty short essays, crafted as epitaphs, each one unfolding in a single sentence. "In these terrifically clever essays, composed of memories, anxieties, pop-cultural artifacts, and genuine moments of profundity, comedy, and pathos, Matthew Vollmer proves himself a master of the long sentence and a crack reporter of received forms. INSCRIPTIONS FOR HEADSTONES employs death, ingeniously, as a vessel for exuberant life—the world it presents is rich and real; familiar, yet always surprising."—J. Robert Lennon

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Matthew Vollmer is the author of INSCRIPTIONS FOR HEADSTONES (Outpost19, 2013) and Future Missionaries of America (MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2009), and co-editor with David Shields of Fakes: An Anthology of Pseudo-Interviews, Faux Lectures, Quasi-Letters, "Found" Texts and Other Fraudulent Artifacts.

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