Sort of. Anything popping at all would be big, as nothing has popped since November of 2010. You get what I’m saying. Updated the links over there on the right and some of the pages up there at the top. Content to come. Especially great is the addition of rock and roll poet laureate Michael Bleicher to the blog. Hoping he can bring some San Francisco cool to the mix. Again, you get what I’m saying.
Two literary things from the internet:
- Bill Morris over at The Millions on The Great New Jersey Novel: ”New Jersey’s lack of defining character traits – its facelessness, its rootlessness, its lukewarmness – make it an ideal portal to get inside the soul of a nation that becomes more faceless, rootless and generic – more soulless – by the day, a nation where regional signifiers have been sanded smooth by interstate highways, franchise restaurants, big box stores, shopping malls, subdivisions, all the strangling, interchangeable links of the corporate chains. In contemporary America, anomie is a moveable feast, and its template was exported from New Jersey.”
- A Letter from the Pulitzer Fiction Jury over on the New Yorker’s Page-Turner. Behind the scenes of the world’s latest literary SCANDAL!