A Ten-Episode Limited-Series Podcast

Co-hosted by Seth Abramson and Thomas Morton


A ten-episode podcast intended to summarize some key revelations in the sprawling, 2,500-page Proof trilogy, Proof: A Pre-election Special become a Top 10 "Government" podcast on Apple Podcasts in over thirty countries, reaching #2 in the United States.

"[Abramson offers] commentary in response to...news stories that might otherwise have gone unnoticed."

     — The Washington Post

"Abramson is meticulous about sourcing."


     — Columbia Journalism Review

"Seth Abramson is a social media mainstay."

     — Slate

1,016 pages (576 print + 440 digital)

5,000 major-media citations


The third entry in the 2,500-page, NYT-bestselling Proof series, Proof of Corruption is a

USA Today, Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, and Walmart bestseller named one of the "Top 15 Books on Bribery of All Time" by Book Authority.

        • Endnotes (pp. 563–1000)

        • Excerpt 1 (COVID-19)

        • Excerpt 2 (Trump-China)

        • Excerpt 3 (Trump-Turkey)

        • Excerpt 4 (Trump-Israel)

        • Excerpt 5 (Black Lives Matter)

        • Excerpt 6 (Trump-Ukraine)

        • Excerpt 7 (AG Bill Barr)

        • Excerpt 8 (Trump-Iran)

        • Excerpt 9 (Erik Prince)

        • Excerpt 10 (Sean Hannity)

        • Final Pre-Publication Excerpt (Rudy Giuliani)

        • Post-Publication Excerpt (Devin Nunes)

"A searing indictment of Trump's brazen behavior in office and the dire consequences for the world."

     — NPR

"Careful and exhaustive...makes a strong case for Trump's outsized, boundless corruption."

     — Kirkus Reviews

"[Abramson has] come to prominence in the collective American consciousness as a result of [the Trump] presidency."

     — Ellen McCarthyThe Washington Post

"[Proof of Corruption] is a great service. [Abramson's 'curatorial journalism'] points to things that are in the public record that date back years and decades that people don't even realize are there."

     — J.D. Durkin, Cheddar TV

"This is a sordid tale—and an adrenaline rush—in terms of the high level of criminality

and treason. It will also make you sad, because it is happening right now in our country.

If all Americans read Seth Abramson's book, Trump will lose in a landslide."

     — Anthony Scaramucci, former Trump White House Communications Director

"It's ridiculous how many things Seth Abramson has achieved mastery of....[he's] charming, informative, brilliant, and bright."

     — Russell Brand, actor and activist [bio]

"Please follow and read everything Seth Abramson writes."

     — Steve Schmidt, co-founder of The Lincoln Project

"Seth Abramson became a huge social media star [in the Trump era]."

     — Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept

"Seth Abramson does a lot of excellent work."

     — David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize-winning Trump biographer

"[Abramson does] amazing work."

     — Mary L. Trump, niece of Donald Trump, President of the United States

"A very important read. If you're not already following [Seth] on Twitter, you should be—and you should also read what's in this big book. It’s just the right kick before our election."

     — Chelsea Handler, actor and author [bio]

"Abramson threads connections like an astronomer weaving points of light into a constellation. He's a very American archetype: an underdog who—against his own wishes—became a hero."

     — Der Spiegel

"[Proof of Corruption] explains everything..."

     — Rick G. Rosner, writer and producer [bio]

"Abramson has been very good at connecting all these [Trump scandal] dots."

     — Vanity Fair

2020 Edition

Seth Abramson, Series Editor


"Whenever a newspaper succumbs to the clickbait of fake news; whenever a search engine becomes a surrealist troubadour by chance; whenever a witless chatbot strives to rickroll you―these experimental writers, featured here, ensure that you show up for the future of literature on time."

     — Christian Bök

"An important anthology."

     — Rain Taxi


The second entry in the Proof series, Proof of Conspiracy is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, Alibris, and Barnes & Noble bestseller named one of the "Top 100 Political History Books of All Time" by Book Authority.

        • Introduction Excerpt

        • Excerpt 1

        • Excerpt 2

        • Excerpt 3

        • Excerpt 4

        • Excerpt 5

        • Endnotes (Digital Archive)

970 pages (592 print + 378 digital)

3,250 endnotes

4,330 major-media citations

"[A] long, complex study....a richly documented indictment of power and corruption that bears urgent discussion in the coming electoral cycle."

     — Kirkus Reviews

"[Proof of Conspiracy] reads more like a summer spy thriller than reality....intriguing....[and] a terrifying glimpse into realpolitik in the modern age."

     — Barnes & Noble ("Top 10 Current Affairs Books, September 2019")

"[Proof of Conspiracy] alleges a 'Red Sea Conspiracy' hatched in 2015 by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates and then Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. Their plan....was to illicitly help Trump’s presidential campaign in order to gain his support for a 'grand bargain' that would end U.S. sanctions on Russia in exchange for Putin’s help in evicting Iran from Syria, pave the way for dozens of new Saudi and Emirati nuclear plants, and forge an anti-Iran, pro-Israel military alliance among Sunni Arab nations...[CNN analyst Abramson] traces labyrinths of murky 'ties,' meetings, and business deals....[while offering] serious criticisms of Trump's foreign policy, including his support of the Saudi regime's brutal war in Yemen."

     — Publishers Weekly

467 pages (448 print + 19 digital)

1,585 endnotes

1,850 major-media citations

Second printing cover shown


A New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, Alibris, and iTunes bestseller.

        • Index

"[Proof of Collusion] minutely examines the many troubling threads to this labyrinthine story...[it's] spirited, thorough, and thunderously foreboding."

     — Kirkus Reviews

"CNN legal analyst Abramson constructs a detailed, labyrinthine chronicle of contacts between Trump and his associates on the one hand and Russian officials, oligarchs, and fixers on the other. From this tangle of interactions, Abramson constructs a theory of the case....Abramson's exhaustive amassing of published evidence is useful..."

     — Publishers Weekly

"[Proof of Collusion] was very prominently discussed around the time that House Democrats were leading the impeachment charge against the president at the end of the fall of 2019....[the book] was so well-received."

     — J.D. Durkin, Cheddar TV

"A fire-breather. We need his passion."

     — Chris Cuomo, CNN

"Abramson is a serious researcher working to test a bold hypothesis...any future study of Trump and Russia must use his book....as a starting point."

     — The New York Journal of Books

"His theory of the Trump-Russia scandal has won thousands of devotees and appears to be breaking into the mainstream."

     — The Washington Post

"He has been very good at connecting all these dots."

     — Vanity Fair

"An annotated outline of the most comprehensive record so far....chapters that lay out a detailed play-by-play of events...and don't speculate about motives...[Abramson] lays out 'the facts' and tries to trace a network of evidence....Proof of Collusion gets closer than the other [Trump-Russia] books to acknowledging what Russiagate really shows us: that the story of Russia and the U.S. has moved past Cold War dynamics....[a]nd instead of a smoking gun, a single document, we have a network of fragmented secrets[.]"

     — Bookforum

"This is a must read to fully understand Trump's decades-long history with Russia."

     — Salon

"Seth Abramson deserves something akin to a Medal of Honor for being ahead of the curve with all the Trump-Russia dots connected and all the key details supplied—well before anybody else."

     — Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School

"To be a historian or notable writer today is to be Hercules in the Augean stables: gathering large quantities of manure which must then be taken away immediately. Researchers must muster the ruthless will to hand over details, events, and individuals to historical oblivion, to forcibly impose a form on their material. A version of this will is evident in meta-journalists such as Seth Abramson, whose role is not to write their own reports on Trump or Russia but to arrange already published material."

     — Der Tagesspiegel (Germany)

"[Abramson] dissects the Trump presidency day by day like it was a geometry problem...[and has] a book out called Proof of Collusion. A lot of people are turning to him as their only hope in a dark time. He's super." 

     — The Irish Times

"Chilling...a useful guidebook to the still-unfolding crisis. [Abramson] methodically assembles the most important pieces of the puzzle to present a comprehensive picture of what he calls the most significant criminal investigation of our lives."

     — Gothamist

"[There's a] car crash quality that always attaches itself to Trump, and the piling on that Abramson orchestrates makes the condition of the American presidency seem all the more appalling."

     — The Herald (Scotland)

"A distinct look and feel....as each chapter shows the intensifying relations between Trump and Russia....an intimacy that culminates in an astonishing trade-off: election help for sanctions relief. Proof of Collusion moves chronologically, but its chapters are arranged in a novel, three-part way. As each chapter develops it provides more details...draw[ing] each side closer and closer together."

     — Public Books

"His kind of theory-testing is urgently important."

     — Politico


"Abramson threads connections like an astronomer weaving points of light into a constellation. He's a very American archetype: an underdog who—against his own wishes—became a hero."

     — Der Spiegel

"A deep thinker...and a philosopher."

     — Rolling Stone

2018 Edition

Seth Abramson, Series Editor


"Whenever a newspaper succumbs to the clickbait of fake news; whenever a search engine becomes a surrealist troubadour by chance; whenever a witless chatbot strives to rickroll you―these experimental writers, featured here, ensure that you show up for the future of literature on time."

     — Christian Bök

"An important anthology."

     — Rain Taxi

"Here's the perfect gift for your edgy friend and/or loved one who appreciates....engaging genre benders, some of which are technically too complicated to reproduce electronically. Best American Experimental Writing 2018 is smart, jittery fizz at its finest."

     — The Rumpus

Book Three of The Metamodern Trilogy

Cover Art by Glenn Brown


"A deep thinker...and a philosopher."

     — Rolling Stone

"A cult-favorite author..."

     — New York Magazine

"A magna-cum-weirdo."


     — Salon

Book Two of The Metamodern Trilogy

Cover Art by Seamus Moran




     — Entertainment Weekly

"A major American voice."

     — Colorado Review

"A virtuoso."


     — Los Angeles Review of Books


"An important anthology."

     — Rain Taxi

"Just my kind of rabbit hole..."

     — The Paris Review

2016 Edition

Seth Abramson, Series Editor

Book One of The Metamodern Trilogy

Cover Art by Sheila Wallis


"Abramson is the most visible metamodernist currently working. His Metamericana serves

as a great introduction to the philosophy...and is one of the best books we read in 2015."


     — Lit Genius


"Abramson's secret seems to be that a good poem places pressure on ideas in an interesting way—and a good idea places pressure on old ideas in an interesting way. Philosophy places pressure on technology, and technology places pressure on philosophy. All this interacts in a swirling, kaleidoscopic manner in Metamericana, as Abramson shows you the guts of thought."


     — NewPages

2015 Edition

Seth Abramson, Series Editor


"An important literary anthology for classroom settings, as individual selections are intended to provoke lively conversation and debate."

     — NewPages

"This anthology swings with verve and nerve from C.M. Burroughs' juncture of almost to Roberto Harrison's contaminate network of paradise. The experiment lives!"


     — Elizabeth Robinson


"The best annual experience where space is held for radical experimentation is in this book. Thanks to the editors for really keeping it real."


     — CAConrad


"Wow! We're delighted to see that Omnidawn will be publishing a new anthology dedicated solely to that thing we call 'experimental writing.'"


     — The Poetry Foundation 


"Experimental writing is as important for poetry and other literature as research

science is for bodily health...[Best American Experimental Writing] is a great series idea."


     — John Gosslee, PANK

2014 Edition

Seth Abramson, Series Editor

Winner of the 2012 Akron Poetry Prize


"Thievery is Abramson's best book so far....radiant with the sense that even the world in which one feels at home must be changed for the better."


     — Shane McCrae


"At the bottom of this book is the sense that we've been ripped off and don't even know it yet. That we have allowed it has left us stunted, morally and spiritually. Abramson isn't preaching, however: he is telling the melancholy, lonely truth."


     — Maurice Manning

Winner of the 2010 Green Rose Prize


"This book will get a lot of well-deserved attention. Serious and ambitious, full of torqued proverbs, Abramson's work shows a poet uncommonly interested in hard questions, and harder answers, about how to live." 


     — Publishers Weekly


"These poems, alternately expansive and deeply personal, are of crystalline beauty and complexity."


     — Colorado Review

Available in Hardcover Edition


"Working in the vivid, revivifying borderlands of such American adventures as Ed Dorn's Gunslinger, The Suburban Ecstasies propounds a syllabic heroism, one in which even the gentlest proposals set forth towards ecstasy. These pages glow with immediate mastery."

     — Donald Revell

"Abramson's first book is somehow lyric, epic, and dramatic all at the same time. He has a fine ear and a keen eye. He has mastered a prosody that both drives his narrative and also rings the changes on the repeating themes or motifs. I couldn't stop reading once I had started. It is very difficult to write a book-length poem, but Abramson makes it seem easy. He has a compelling story to tell, both down to earth and fantastical. I would guess it's equal parts autobiography and invention. He calls it a 'monomyth'—and it's that, too. First books aren't meant to have this kind of authority."

     — John Matthias


"Ambitious and demanding—an achievement."

    — Notre Dame Review

"Filled with story-telling, but also extremely difficult in a hard flame-like gem of a way: full of myth and Menippean satire. I like this learned poetry, even when I don't understand it. Abramson's voice, both legal and illegal, furthers dynamic motion. The Suburban Ecstasies is not anti-intellectual, and because of this alone, it is in a special idiolect."

     — David Shapiro


"Artists and audiences have merged, and one of the first stops on their way to school is The MFA Handbook. It shows the huge range of aesthetic choices open to any young writer who wants to be a better writer, a better reader."


     — Tom Sleigh


Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Co-Authored By Seth Abramson


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