Listen to John Henry Fleming share excerpts from his book, Songs for the Deaf.
Fiction writer John Henry Fleming has been called “the scribe of a forgotten race” and his stories “like campfire tales from the state’s coolest scout leader.” His first collection, Songs for the Deaf, is a book of stories that defy easy categorization. Fleming is also the author of The Legend of the Barefoot Mailman, a novel just re-issued in a 20th Anniversary Edition ebook; Fearsome Creatures of Florida, a literary bestiary; and The Book I Will Write, a novel-in-emails originally published serially and now available as an ebook. His short stories have appeared in McSweeney’s, The North American Review, Mississippi Review, Fourteen Hills, Kugelmass, and Carve. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of South Florida, and he’s the founder and advisory editor of Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art.
This reading was recorded at The Warehouse, Tallahassee, Florida, on November 18, 2014.