My advice: if you’re someone who runs or edits a small press, make sure—and this is as important and choosing high-quality manuscripts—that you can afford to print nice books, nice objects, because there is nothing worse than reading wonderful writing packaged in a shabby book. Books like that do a disservice to their author, the press, and everybody in the whole frickin’ gosh dern world.
Got some review books in the mail today:
PRETTY YOUNG THING by Danielle Pafunda
GLORYLAND by Anne Marie Macari
THE VIOLENCE by Ethan Paquin
I’m especially excited to read the Pafunda—every one of her poems that I’ve read in magazines has made me very happy.