Thursday, February 28, 2008

Baltimore is Reads

The new issue of Baltimore is Reads has been born. BiR is a cool concept, where the pieces of writing are printed on pieces of paper and left in different places around Baltimore. That's an excellent idea. This new issue features work by Blake Butler, whose work was stuck in a fence for passers-by to find. Also you can read excerpts from Michael Kimball's (excellent) new novel Dear Everybody. Apparently these excerpts, these potent little suicide notes, were left in series along some parking meters. I feel giddy and excited when I imagine suddenly realizing that the words of Blake Butler or Michael Kimball are stuck in a fence or to a parking meter right before my eyes. The issue has been fully delivered and is now emerged from the incubator and screaming loudly throughout Baltimore, Maryland. And right here, online.

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