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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