kyle minor – photographs, stories, films

scott county, indiana

fire prayers at hiroshima

fireworks in missouri

objects, shadows, abstractions

the vogue

faces in indianapolis

bicycles in hiroshima

the orchestra

ghosts wearing clothes in a tunnel a mile from hell

books in print


kyle minor is the author of praying drunk, winner of the 2015 story prize spotlight award. recent stories, essays, interviews, and reviews appear online and in print in best american mystery stories, best american nonrequired reading, esquire, the atlantic, salon, iowa review, missouri review, story magazine, and the new york times book review.

selected post-praying drunk work in print

  • “a kidnapping in koulev-ville,” a short story, in the normal school, reprinted in best american mystery stories, and streamed through the new york public library subway stories series
  • the uber diaries,” an essay, in new ohio review
  • “amputation and the angels,” a novella, in story magazine
  • the secret to happiness,” a novella, in missouri review
  • “notes on harm reduction,” an essay, in make magazine chicago
  • night at the fiestas,” a review of kirstin valdez quade’s terrific story collection, in the new york times book review
  • “soldier,” a novella co-written with james yoder, forthcoming in booth
  • “mild blue dream,” a story, forthcoming in gulf coast
  • “suspended,” a reprinted story, forthcoming in best of brevity
  • additional stories, essays, poems, and miscellany in bennington review, outlook springs, hobart, relief journal, ocean state review, saw palm, arkansas international, acm: another chicago magazine, the believer logger, and tin house online

some recent preoccupations

lynsey addario, it’s what i do: a photographer’s life of love and war.
bong joon ho, parasite.
denis johnson, angels.
konagada, vimeo video essays.
yiyun li, what has that to do with me.
peter morgan, the crown.
katherine anne porter, pale horse, pale rider.
dee rees, the last thing he wanted.
josh and benny safdie, daddy longlegs, goldman v silverman, good time, heaven knows what, and uncut gems.

fifty favorite jazz albums

  1. moanin’, art blakey and the jazz messengers
  2. somethin’ else, cannonball adderley
  3. black saint and the sinner lady, charles mingus
  4. kind of blue, miles davis
  5. sketches of spain, miles davis
  6. blue train, john coltrane
  7. out to lunch, eric dolphy
  8. bitches brew, miles davis
  9. pastel blues, nina simone
  10. mingus mingus mingus mingus mingus, charles mingus
  11. time out, dave brubeck quartet
  12. the shape of jazz to come, ornette coleman
  13. mingus ah-um, charles mingus
  14. head hunters, herbie hancock
  15. back at the chicken shack, jimmy smith
  16. money jungle, duke ellington w/charles mingus & max roach
  17. brilliant corners, thelonius monk
  18. monk’s dream, thelonius monk
  19. giant steps, john coltrane
  20. out there, eric dolphy
  21. song for my father, horace silver
  22. the clown, charles min
  23. pithecanthropus erectus, charles mingus
  24. root down, jimmy smith
  25. the sidewinder, lee morgan
  26. saxophone colossus, sonny rollins
  27. blues and the abstract truth, oliver nelson
  28. circle in the round, miles davis
  29. kelan philip cohran & the hypnotic brass ensemble
  30. outward bound, eric dolphy
  31. getz/gilberto, stanley getz & joao gilberto
  32. blow-up soundtrack, herbie hancock
  33. bridge, sonny rollins
  34. art blakey’s jazz messengers with thelonius monk
  35. big beat, art blakey
  36. unit structures, cecil taylor
  37. free jazz, ornette coleman
  38. atlantis, sun ra
  39. vibrations, albert ayler
  40. a love supreme, john coltrane
  41. open sesame, freddie hubbard
  42. roots & herb, art blakey
  43. our man in paris, dexter gordon
  44. ready for freddie, freddie hubbard
  45. afro-cuban, kenny dorham
  46. the sermon, jimmy smith
  47. jack johnson, miles davis
  48. one flight up, dexter gordon
  49. soul station, hank mobley
  50. jazz advance, cecil taylor