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Kalliopi Mathios: circusheart
Social Malpractice Publishing presents circusheart, a new collection of short fiction and poems by New York writer Kalliopi Mathios. Released in a very limited first edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, circusheart steeps black comedy into the lamentable conditions of contemporary labor and love. Debt, death, and drugs pulse rhythmically in stories of—and eulogies for—grifters, it-girls, horsegirls, husbands, and questionable art enthusiasts. Scammer extraordinaire P.T. Barnum once asserted that "clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung," a prescient metaphor for the present day New York City that Mathios documents herein. This is Kalliopi Mathios' first project with Social Malpractice Publishing.