Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Video games and what's in a name...

...are the subjects included in some recent coverage of Rose Metal Press authors B.J. Best and Dinty W. Moore.

In the Printers Row section of yesterday's Chicago Tribune, Courtney Crowder writes of Best's collection But Our Princess Is in Another Castle that, "Like how Mario must keep searching for his princess, Best wants the book to encourage readres to continue seeking whatever or whoever makes them happy. He also hopes the book will help legitimize video games as an art form. " You can read the whole thing, "B.J. Best's power-up poetry," here. Thanks, Courtney!

In Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Nick Ostdick interviews Best, asking him such questions as "I'd be remiss, given this whole discussion, if I didn't ask what game(s) you're playing right now? I mean, I assume you're playing something, be it classic or modern." You can read the whole interview here. Thanks, Nick!

And in The Nervous Breakdown, the goofily named Matthew Batt asks the equally well-named Dinty W. Moore, editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Flash Nonfiction, questions about his moniker. You can read their delightful exchange here. Thanks, Matthew Batt!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

On the radio and in the Editor's Corner...

...that's where you can learn about Rose Metal Press this week.

Stephanie Lecci interviewed B.J. Best about his videogame-inspired prose poetry collection But Our Princess Is in Another Castle last week for the program "Lake Effect" on Wisconsin Public Radio's WUWM  89.7. You can listen to the whole program here, and we recommend that you do. Thanks, Stephanie!

And Melinda Wilson interviewed Abby and Kathleen for the Editor's Corner feature on the VIDA: Women in Literary Arts website. We value the work that VIDA does not just with The Count but overall to help make editors and publishers more mindful of who and what they publish. You can see the entire interview here. Thanks, Melinda!

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bookslut and Foreword and Cutbank...

...had some excellent recent coverage of RMP authors Dinty W. Moore and Jim Goar respectively.

Here, in Bookslut, Jill Talbot interviews Dinty about The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, focusing each of her questions on one of the selections in the anthology. Thanks, Jill!

And here, Foreword includes the Field Guide as a finalist for the 2012 Book of the Year Awards in both the "Anthologies" and the "Writing" categories.

Finally, here, Nate Friedman, reviews Goar's The Louisiana Purchase, calling it "a moving examination of the effect that a country has on one's interior life and personal identity" and praising "Goar's ability to forge emotional connections between disparate characters and concepts." Thanks, Nate!

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