Mark Spitzer

Mark Spitzer, former assistant editor of Exquisite Corpse and writer-in-residence at Paris bookstore Shakespeare and Company, is now a professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas, where he catches gar all the time. For information on his books (novels, poetry, creative nonfiction, and translations of French criminals and misanthropes) visit www.sptzr.net.

Man v. Gar: The Nature of a Relationship

In May I blasted down to Texas. I had my friend Eric with me; we’d hired the world-famous gator-gar-guide Captain Kirk, and I was dead-set on landing a six-foot monsterfish as thick around as a trashcan with a head the…