Reviews / Interviews / Praise

"Personal and surreal, these poignant survival stories coax the reader into moments of shared feeling, into truth, reflection, and simple beauty."
                             - Yusef Komunyakaa

"Sometimes shocking and often strange, this is a  fine debut from a striking new voice."

                                          -Publishers Weekly  

"Burgess is a profoundly gifted writer who understands that for art to exist, there must be scars."
                             - Elizabeth McKenzie

"Written in vibrant prose, The Fry Pans Aren't Sufficing offers a view of post-Katrina NOLA."

                                 - Culture Trip

"If these stories are any indication of his talent, he's a writer whose work I'll always be watching for."

            - Interview on Susan Larson's "The Reading Life," New Orleans Public Radio WWNO

"By way of this smart collection, the reader travels from Atlanta and Hattiesburg to the ghostly aftermath of the storm in New Orleans, from Manhattan to Chicago to Honolulu, and beyond."

               - Interview in New Orleans Review

"These stories are gorgeously brought to life in three parts that weave together so naturally, I often felt I was reading about myself, or my friends, or some long lost best friend from my dreams. I believe in these stories."

                             - LunaLuna Magazine

"These stories will leave you in fits of laughter just as often as they'll break your heart."

                             - Grant Ginder

"Burgess' casually sensual language and visceral relatability make lack all the more felt."

                             - Monica McClure

"These stories have style, heart, brains, and a sense of humor."

                             - Darin Strauss




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