Poetry editor Derek Sheffield on a skateboard, borrowed from our young and hip Recommended Reads editor Paulina Jenney, cutting the smooth pavement of LA Live.
Overheard at #AWP16
“Magazines can be driven by the writers, the staff, or the readers. Great magazines are driven by the readers.” — Chip Blake, editor-in-chief of Orion magazine.
The Coolest Contributor Story Ever
Tom Montgomery Fate told me the coolest contributor story ever last night: Following the publication of his video essay (with Dwight Irwin) titled “Lake Glass” in Terrain.org two Septembers ago, Tom was contacted by a representative of a consortium of Colorado community colleges who viewed and loved the essay. That resulted in the purchase of 5,000 copies of Tom’s wonderful book Cabin Fever, plus a tour across Colorado communities to read from and discuss the book, plus a very nice additional payment I’m not at liberty to share. Wow, what a dream story!
Tom, we look forward to your donation… 😉
Following the conference yesterday I joined the good folks from Boston College who edit Post Road and enjoyed the very smooth and flavorful Red Trolley Ale from Carlsbad’s Karl Strauss Brewing Company. It was an Irish red. It was delightful.