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Gently Read Literature Fundraising

Daniel Casey’s magazine Gently Read Literature publishes thoughtful reviews of contemporary poetry and fiction—there’s no fluff, no flippancy or glibness. He’s got a lot of great people writing for him, and he’d like to pay them, so he’s running a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds. You can donate here. There are just two weeks left to go.

Thorough Indictment of Brooklyn Books of Wonder

In this essay, Melvin Jules Bukiet calls out books by Brooklyn authors and authors who share the “Brooklyn” ethos that nothing too bad every really happens, kitsch is cool, and nostalgia is useful for dredging up a sentimental, candy-coating of events that lulls readers into a sleepytime twee comfort. I think I agree with him completely.