Monday, January 7, 2008

How Surreal the South



Went to another reading tonight. This for the release of Press 53’s Surreal South edited by Laura and Pinckney Benedict (yep, him again). The book is filled with some great writers. The Press 53 people Sheryl Monks and Kevin Watson talked about being an upstart press and how they found their way into publishing. Benedict had a long…very long…very, very long, but fun, intro in which he assured everyone in the audience (of which there were shamefully few) that New York doesn’t give a shit about us. And that small, regional presses are a new career path, a new literary paradigm.

The anthology looks great and has scads of my favorite writers. Scads, I say.

3 comments:

Mel said...

Is this true? NY doesn't care about us? Those damn yankees...what's up with that? Sounds like an interesting collection...

sherylmonks said...

Craig, thanks for giving us a plug. And for coming out. We sincerely appreciate it.

sheryl, p53

S. Craig Renfroe, Jr. said...

No problem. Thank you for such a great anthology.