- "Composition '89" is my masterpiece. Critics are calling it the Citizen Kane of Eng 101 course videos. This week… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 3 days ago
- Skip Hillbilly Elegy. Read @CrystalWilki and Scott McClanahan for the real Appalachia instead. 1 week ago
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- #kentucky, you never stop impressing me. https://t.co/ggvmlOZWVM 1 week ago
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Author Archives: Patrick Wensink
While not writing books Patrick also likes to take pictures of funny things he sees in alleys. Seriously. His first photography series, aptly titled Alleys of Louisville, was recently published by Oxford American Magazine. Check it out!
I have a short story in the latest issue of Miracle Monocle. It’s a mostly fake history of the Kentucky Colonels professional basketball team. The issue is a heavy hitter, featuring the likes of Lydia Davis, too.
This just popped up online last week. So far it has 153,000 views. Remember that time Broken Piano went super viral because of the “World’s nicest cease and desist”? The greatest cocktail party story of my life just keeps going. … Continue reading
The follow-up to Broken Piano for President is almost here. FAKE FRUIT FACTORY is about America’s fourth-youngest mayor, a bankrupt town in Ohio, and the crashing NASA satellite that might just put the town on the map (or wipe it … Continue reading
The long-awaited followup to the bestselling Broken Piano for President is almost here. Coming September 2015 from Curbside Splendor.
Patrick wrote a piece for Men’s Health Magazine about this crazy thing called Auto-Brewery Syndrome, in which people accidentally brew beer in their own stomachs.
Over at Esquire Magazine I had a chance to chat with novelist and author, Bill Hillmann, about his experiences being gored in this year’s Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. Read it here.
Over at Salon, Patrick compared the recently uncovered haunting, beautiful Kurt Cobain crime scene images (nothing gory) to the high art photography of William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.
Patrick recently wrote an article for Esquire about how Billy Corgan ruined the new In Utero reissue by Nirvana.