Writing and publishing resources, news, and reflections to peruse over the weekend.
- Meant to share these earlier. If you haven’t yet read R.L. Maizes’s “rejection erasure poems,” you’re in for a real treat!
- I’ve been anticipating A.O. Scott’s essay on William Maxwell since Pamela Paul tweeted out a preview—but I may actually wait to read it in print over the weekend.
- I’m not normally super-excited about novels that run 800+ pages, but I was delighted to learn that Oprah’s latest book-club pick is Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’s The Love Song of W.E.B. DuBois. (For those who don’t yet know this: Jeffers may be a debut novelist, but she’s a much-published poet, too.)
- In which Robert Lee Brewer offers advice for asking for blurbs for your book. (For more on the same subject, check out this piece from my archive.)
- And you’ll find the latest Jewish-lit links posted over on the My Machberet blog.
May it be a good, peaceful weekend.