Graham Guest

Graham Guest has lived in Northern California with his wife and daughter since 2012.

He teaches in the Literature and Languages Department at Dominican University of California.

His band, Moses Guest, has a new album LIGHTavailable August 4th, 2017.


In Definition, Floyd asks what the world would be like if we took dictionary definitions really seriously. This book represents the culmination of his lexicological thought while at Dude Ranch Roadeo College & Penal Camp ("DRRCPC").

Wayne Floyd (aka Eric "Socrates" Swanson) has pursued philosophy at University of Colorado, Rice University, and DRRPC; he now does philosophy at Texas State Penitentiary at Huntsville, where he is on death row for murder.

Graham Guest is the producer and curator of all of Swanson-Floyd's material. He develops Swanson-Floyd's misadventures in his novel, Winter Park.



Dear Readers,

Definition is my second book. My first, Winter Park, is a novel. Definition is not a novel; it's a book of philosophy/satirical meta-philosophy: it's hard to tell where the real philosophy ends and the satirical philosophy begins. Also, Winter Park came out on Atmosphere Press (Austin, TX); Definition is out on Floating Records Press (Hailey ID), and it looks like whatever I put out in the foreseeable future will be on Floating Records Press.

Some of you may recognize the name Wayne Floyd (aka Eric "Socrates" Swanson) from Winter Park, and, of course, he's one of the two main characters in Winter Park (the other being Harris Birdsong (aka Nat Stobbs). Definition is Floyd's "philosophy" "dissertation" from Dude Ranch Rodeo College and Penal Camp. That explains why I've written Definition under the pseudonym, or pen-name, Wayne Floyd.

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Definition will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc., in 6-8 weeks, say early-mid April 2018. Also, there will be an eBook version of Definition released soon. I will let you know.

I should warn you, however, that Definition is a very strange and ponderous read. You might stop after the first page and throw it against the wall. But I'll tell you this: it is utterly unique. And if that's not enough for you, well then just hang on another year or so: I've got another novel called Lawnmower in the works, and it should prove to be a lot less irritating; it may even be really good.