Monday, November 19, 2012

Kurt Caswell says many nice things...

...about The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, edited by Dinty W. Moore, in the Rumpus. The nicest one is probably the following:

More powerful than these concerns is my conviction that Rose Metal Press is the ideal publisher for this most excellent book, and Dinty Moore is its ideal editor. A small, not-for-profit press out of Massachusetts, Rose Metal Press specializes in “literary works that move beyond the traditional genres,” which is to say they are in the business of expanding and diversifying our world. The Press has already published field guides to prose poetry and flash fiction, making flash nonfiction the book that rounds out a trilogy. And what of Dinty Moore? He founded and edits the wonderful journal Brevity: A Journal of Concise Literary Nonfiction, is the winner of the 2009 Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize, is a professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University, and may not claim, but no less is, a master in the genre of flash nonfiction. Oh, and he claims to grow very fine heirloom tomatoes. So, here then is a perfect storm, two great energies combining to produce a lively and invaluable resource that will live on my shelf for many years in service to both my writing and my teaching.

Read the whole thing here! Thanks, Kurt.

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Monday, November 05, 2012

The November issue of Bookslut...

..features a thorough and thought-provoking interview of Dinty W. Moore, editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, by Jill Talbot. You can read the whole thing here!

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Friday, November 02, 2012

The LA Review reviews two RMP authors... their November issue. In her review of Shampoo Horns by Aaron Teel, Stephanie Barbé Hammer writes, "The nested boxes of an empire that lies within the small that lies within the big is the subject of Aaron Teel’s flash fiction collection Shampoo Horns, which focuses on a trailer park in a good-for-nothing town in the sprawling state of Texas." Thanks, Stephanie!

And in her review of Tinderbox Lawn author Carol Guess' latest book, Doll StudiesRenée K. Nicholson writes: "When a book has a source of inspiration, as is the case with Doll Studies: Forensics by Carol Guess, it can be too easy to rely on that inspiration to interpret the poems. Guess used photographs of crime scene dioramas collected into a book, which she credits in her notes at the end of the collection. However, these prose poems transcend her source of inspiration, and the book works on a level beyond the dioramas—one does not have to be familiar with them to understand and be brought into the moment of these pieces."

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