About

Guitars, steam engines, & video games, oh my.

Paul Rousseau is a disabled writer represented by Darhansoff & Verrill literary agency. A Best of the Net and Pushcart Prize nominee, he has work published in or forthcoming from Bending Genres, Bullshit Lit, Catapult, Cotton Xenomorph, Craft, The Daily Drunk, Ellipsis Zine, Flashflood, Hippocampus, Hobart After Dark, Jellyfish Review, JMWW, Maudlin House, Okay Donkey, Pithead Chapel, Rejection Letters, Variant Literature, Versification, Waxwing, Wigleaf, Words & Sports Quarterly, and X-R-A-Y.

Paul’s essay “Public Safety” was hand-selected by Roxane Gay to feature in her newsletter, The Audacity early in 2021. This piece can be found, in somewhat altered form, in Paul’s recently completed memoir, THE MESSENGER ALWAYS GETS SHOT, the story of surviving a gunshot to the head, enduring the predatory mechanisms built into personal injury litigation, and the ongoing struggles of traumatic brain injury. It is also the story of a friendship severed into two parts: the shooter and the shot.

Paul is an avid fan of PlayStation, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and considers himself an undiscovered guitar phenom. He volunteers as a Railcar Manager for the historic Super Dome pulled by the Milwaukee Road 261 Steam Locomotive.

You can follow him on Twitter @Paulwrites7.

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