*Winner of the 2012 Anything Goes Contest*
Published October 2012
About the Book: A story told in poems, Moon Law could happen to anyone. A couple struggles to hold onto normality and life’s more important elements in the midst of a fascinating new environment. Paralleling modern culture, Moon Law mirrors a societal hunger for ostentatious lifestyles that gnaws on the intimacy of personal relationships.
Initially evolving from a former presidential candidate’s goal to colonize the moon, Moon Law takes its inspiration from many sources. It is a thematic collage of the unreality of reality TV, the high-speed delivery of low-quality information, the dual moons and lunacy of Murakami’s IQ84, and an increased hypersensitivity to everything. Moon Law is a story not just about the Moon, but about everything bigger and smaller than it, as well.
About the Author: Samantha Duncan is a poet, fiction writer, and chai addict. A graduate of the University of North Texas, her work has appeared in THIS Literary Magazine, scissors and spackle, Thunderclap Magazine, Eunoia Review, Emerge Literary Journal, and Everyday Other Things. After many years spent on novel, short story, and play compositions (a body of work sitting in retirement on the sunny beaches of a USB drive), her focus turned to the rhythmic wordplay of poetry. Moon Law is her first chapbook.
Duncan grew up in Plano, Texas, and briefly resided in opposite realms of the universe, Washington, D.C., and Macon, Georgia. She currently lives in Houston with her husband, son, and two dogs. She writes from the Moon and occasionally blogs at planesflyinglowoverhead.blogspot.com.