Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Small Press Hotspot

Here's a great little piece on the thriving small press and underground literary scene in Pittsburgh. The writer, Karen Lillis; though a recent transplant has gotten her finger on a lot of stuff.

Calling the Pittsburgh literary landscape “the most underrated art scene in town,” Paper Street Press poetry editor, Arlan Hess, described this year’s book fair of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs in Austin, Texas: “There were 450 tables of small presses from all over; we were in about the eighth row. By the time people got to us, they were all exclaiming, ‘we had no idea Pittsburgh had so much going on!’ There was at least one press from Pittsburgh in every row.”

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