author &
academic professional
 

 

ENGLISH@ TENNESSEE TECH
I am now the Chair of English at Tennessee Tech University, having in July 2014 moved with my family from Buffalo, NY, to our new home in the lovely Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee.


STARCHERONE BOOKS
In May, 2014, I stepped down as Executive Director of Starcherone, the innovative fiction press I founded in 2000. I remain a member of the Board of Starcherone. Three new titles are planned for 2015.

 

My novella BHANG (BlazeVox Books, 2003) can be obtained free online HERE.

"Bhang is a magical book. I loved Fried's journey with Anders and Sylvia, and the strange relation each had with the dead filmmaker Antoine, and the silence that steals over him as though he had just had sex, that unreal place of catching up..."
- Kevin Killian

"If John Cheever had done psychedelics he might have ended up with Bhang."
- Brian Evenson

 

 

 

 
 
 

 
Contact Info:
tpelton@tntech.edu
 
 
 
 
 



 

CURRENT WRITING PROJECT:
The Trickster Woodchuck

Find out what happens to Woodchuck when he meets the farmer's daughter only to be forced to spend years underground (again), in "The Good Farmer and the Bad Farmer," the most recently published piece from the series, from the Winter 2015 issue (130) of BOMB.

Some other stories in the series:

from The Brooklyn Rail
"The Story of Woodchuck"
"Woodchuck and Lemur"
"Elk Sleeps with His Own Wife by Mistake"
"Woodchuck and the Hank Williams Zombie"


from Altered Scale
"The Sportsmen"



BARTLEBY, THE SPORTSCASTER
A novella. (Subito Press, 2010)

"Animated by an uncanny spirit, a profoundly original tenderness. Ted Pelton is a master poet."
- Joseph Lease, author of Testify

"Pelton's most accessible book to date, and quite possibly his best." - The Buffalo News


MALCOLM & JACK

(and other famous American criminals)

A novel. (Spuyten Duvil, 2006)

"Fast hypnotic & heartfelt, Malcolm & Jack somehow manages to be frenzied and reflective, factual and speculative, all at once. A wild dash through an alternative American history."
- George Saunders, author of Tenth of December



"ON EXPERIMENTAL WRITING"
In Map Literary, a talk from the Associated Writing Programs conference in Boston, 2013

"AS FEDERMAN USED TO SAY"
a video tribute to Raymond Federman
at the &Now Festival in Buffalo, NY, 2009

TED PELTON DISCUSSES STARCHERONE BOOKS
VIDEO INTERVIEW

by Kyle Schlesinger w/ questions from the MA in Publishing program at University of Houston-Victoria, October, 2011.