Monday, December 12, 2005

Post Road

I'm happy to say I recently got a copy of Post Road (no. 11) magazine that features a piece I wrote. Post Road is a very cool journal, published twice a year out of Cambridge, MA. They feature fiction and nonfiction, poetry, photography, criticism, and they run recommendations, wherein authors recommend favorite books. That's how I got in it. I recommended A Scot's Quair, by the Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon. I only learned of the book while living in Scotland. Really enjoyed it, though, and - obviously - I recommend it. Among other things, I said this about it...

"It's a melancholy work told in the cadence and vernacular of rural Aberdeenshire, filled with beautiful moments - most often prompted by sadness - and infused throughout with a longing that's hard to define, but which will be painfully familiar to anyone old enough to look back on moments gone forever."

There are also pieces in this edition from Ann Hood, Cathy Day, Ben Jones, Jessica Shattuck and Elizabeth Cox, just to name a few. There's a Q&A with Jonathan Ames, wherein he talks about transvestites, David Letterman, sex and toilet humor. The mag's website is at Post Road.

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