There is something to Phillip Lopate that may make his followers feel particularly close to him, as if his work were known solely by them and a select few others; that this is not true, that he is in fact an immensely respected writer and scholar, would seem of little importance to these readers.
With his first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music, Jonathan Lethem received the attention of a new novelist of curious note, greeted as a potentially new breed of genre-referencing, sincere post-modernist storytellers whose acrobatic prose style and wild narratives garnered, more often tha
Writer Rick Moody grew up in New York and the surrounding area. He studied at Brown and Columbia, briefly worked in publishing, and released his first novel in 1992.
Moody's work mines smart, messed-up people's minds and also explores the literate culture of New York City and its suburbs. Moody's
Mal-O-Mar is a genuinely tiny press that was founded recently by poet Ariana Reines; the press allowed her to print completed work almost immediately, without going through the normal song and dance with the publishing industry. It’s a venture that gives writers immense control over the publishing