Winner of the 2012 CutBank Chapbook Contest
One night, I saw my wife with Ginny. I’d offered to take the trash out, a pizza box, really, so the grease wouldn’t smell through the night. I saw them in the kitchen, huddled over glasses of wine. Ginny reached out when my wife started crying. Two minutes later, when I went back into the apartment, music played and they were fine. It was just a moment.
But moments, certainly, matter.
“NUCLEAR is a picture of a shadow, and the shadow is America its dreams, its self delusions, public and private Sean Bernard shows he understands the story of America as well as anyone now writing His prose is splendid, as clean as the desert wind He is canny, wise, and heart breaking a major talent just beginning to be heard from.” – Tracy Daugherty, four time winner of the Oregon Book Award and founder of the Masters of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Oregon State University
“Sean Bernard’s voice is that of a perceptive, funny friend, telling secrets about anxiety and love and the places where the two intersect.” -Scott O’Connor, author of Untouchable, winner of the 2011 Barnes Noble Discover Award.