A great “final” reading at Sac State by departing professor Peter Grandbois was a retrospective of sorts, as he generously read from the works of his colleagues who, as he put it, he ended up writing “in conversation” with.
Back when I first read Steve Almond, (upon the release of a Tin House Anthology) I was inspired to do my first set of Dogeared Pages blog posts. Well, upon reading Steve’s Rock and Roll will Save Your Life,
So, as always, I admire Steve Almond, but this time it is for getting his shit together enough upon his return back from AWP to actually write something for The Rumpus about it. He’s so not kidding about brain dead.