Philip Jason


Philip Jason's stories can be found in magazines such as Prairie Schooner, The Pinch, Mid-American Review, Ninth Letter, and J Journal; his poetry in Spillway, Lake Effect, Canary, and Summerset Review. He is a recipient of the Henfield Prize in Fiction. He was once a house music composer. His first collection of poetry, I Don't Understand Why It's Crazy to Hear the Beautiful Songs of Nonexistent Birds, is forthcoming from Fernwood Press. For more information visit





11:30 am to 12:30 pm
House Committee Room 4
Fiction: Men Write About Social Issues, Exploration, Growth, and Loss
with Larry Gray, Philip Jason, Toby LeBlanc, Amos Jasper Wright IV, and moderator Chris Tusa

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm
Cavalier House Books Tent
Book Signing


Window Eyes 

In the wake of a tragedy, eccentric comic book artist and writer Kellan Savoy created one final work and then disappeared. That work, a series about a man who tries to make a golem to replace his dead lover, is presented here for the first time: Window Eyes is a collection of annotated issue summaries summoned from the memories of the only person to read the work before it vanished with Kellan, Kellan’s best friend Thomas Levi, who hopes that in sharing it, he might be able to shed some light on the mystery of its creation and disappearance.


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