Philip Brunetti writes innovative fiction and poetry and much of his work has been published in various online or paper literary magazines including The Boiler, The Wax Paper, Underwood Press, and Identity Theory. His debut novel NEWER TESTAMENTS was published in November, 2020 by Atmosphere Press. —Tagline: Don't Read it.
Main employment: Brunetti used to be an English teacher. He is currently a librarian.
Alternate career: He considers himself a somewhat controversial writer these days (if that's what you make of him).
Ever get the feeling that your life is caught up in some kaleidoscopic Jungian dream and that you weren’t exactly dying but still everything you’d ever been is flashing before your eyes—and then when you wake from this dissolutive dream, your reality remains altered and time has become concurrent and characters from thirty-plus years ago walk into your life again, if ambiguously, and press you on matters of a sacred-profane written text that you never completed?
Heretical and outrageous, ironic and absurd, Newer Testaments scores a hit in the heart of where the existential meets the fated, and the writer’s task becomes both revelatory and abject. Into this formidable personal struggle a cast of untoward and/or diaphanous characters rotate including The Jesus Girl, John Baptist, Macbeth, King Kisko, The Tree Girl, Nurse Mother, a glass satyr and a French New Wave Mother. Has the nameless narrator lost his mercurial mind, or is this a subconscious-shadow-world sojourn he’s been practicing for all his life?—the keys to the kingdom of being. (PS: Not the cover, piece of.)
Awards and Recognition
- Paul Bowles Fellowship in Fiction Writing - Georgia State University MFA Program - Fiction Fellow
Press and Media Mentions
- Author Website - Philip Brunetti
- Independent Book Review: Book Review: for Newer Testaments by Tucker Lieberman 'An innovative existential novel told through hallucinatory poetics'
- Heavy Feather Review: NEWER TESTAMENTS, a novel by Philip Brunetti, reviewed by Nora E. Webb 'Beautiful, haunting, and decidedly subversive...'