Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Believer believes in Rose Metal Press...

...specifically in But Our Princess Is in Another Castle by B.J. Best, which Stephen Burt reviews here in the June 2013 issue of the magazine, writing: "You might expect this collection of prose poems—whose puns, extended metaphors, and multiple-purpose generalizations string together the story of the author’s life, from childhood to fatherhood, by way of sixty-three video games—to be a sweet exercise in old-school nerd nostalgia. [...]And yet B. J. Best gathers his power not from nostalgia, not from the mere contrast between a kid’s joys and a grown-up’s cares, but from a deeper dichotomy."

Over here at Redivider, Charlotte Seley reviews Shampoo Horns by Aaron Teel, writing that it "...does more than entice with the specificity of location and objects. Although it could be arguably considered a 'coming of age' story in flash fiction, the centrality of the chapbook appears anchored in brotherhood and solidarity among boys trying to define themselves as me."

And last but not least, over here at New Pages, Elizabeth O'Brien
reviews The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction edited by Dinty W. Moore, writing: "The feel of the book is part inspiration, part technical craft talk—some chapters feel geared toward beginners while others feel more appropriate to advanced/more experienced writers—guaranteeing that the book will well serve writers of every experience level interested in flash nonfiction.

Thanks to Stephen, Charlotte, and Elizabeth for the thoughtful reviews! 


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