A cursory glance at (the) Squawk Back suggests it is the bold, harebrained postulation of an arch Renaissance vivisector of live heretics; a wasteland of squashed old cars and toasters, but alive and teeming with glitches, beeps, blips and zaps, of lost robots of fractured half memories, retaining only the commands yet not the merest vestiges of functions; overloaded with priceless, pointless information, endless strings and strings of bland and beautiful data; and striving, through their painfully limited sensory vocabularies, to learn to feel and, in feeling, somehow forge a new imagined space for free-range literary chickens to cluck, to squawk, if you will...
"Presenting some of the most uncontrived writing to be found today..." —In Parentheses
"Contributing something very unique and special to contemporary literature... revolutionary..." —Structo
"...a gem." —L.J. Spillane
"It has true bite... it's a defiant cry to hold on, a bold squawk from the fringes of literature... heartening." —Sabotage
"Accruing strangeness..." —The Volta
"Great fiction and illustrations." —The Ofi Press
"An incredible blog." —Burning Muse
"A very intriguing publication of unique and sometimes downright captivating short fiction." —Hawleyville
—Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Squawk Back Talks Back: Zak Block is interviewed by Alexandra Forero —In Parentheses
Six Questions for Zak Block, by Jim Harrington —Six Questions For...
Destroying False Gods: Zak Block is interviewed by Patrick Nathan
Publish the Unpolished, Polish the Unpublished: A Profile of Squawk Back —The Lit Pub