Black Ocean sells big, Helen DeWitt talks, New Directions got new, Catch-22 fought, I reviewed Blake’s books and we talked.
i saw new directions was putting out new editions of clarice lispector with nice covers and stuff. i want to buy more lispector books
Wow, I’m really surprised Zachary Schomburg’s books sold that much, but they’re really great.
Zach Schomburg is my favorite contemporary poet. Mad props to him for doing so well, the guy deserves it.
Author Let’s call it “eighteen”; sounds cool, good number.
Editor Sure. . . . no, wait. A big shot already took that sound and number.
A Oh. How about “eleven”? That’s got a smooth, sharp ring-a-ding!
E It’s Frank’s world, buddy. Don’t get crazy.
A Okay, okay. . . . I like “fourteen”! That’s the ticket!
E Naw–you’re weak. Let’s sleep on it.
E Got it! Twenty-two.
A Ha ha ha.