Notebook: Into the Heartland

Anne Trubek, the founder of Belt Publishing (as in, rust belt), in Cleveland, Ohio, asked a few weeks ago in her newsletter, “Notes from a Small Press,” what it might mean to try to cultivate a literary style or genre—even, a movement—through a press, rather than a group of college friends hanging out in certain zip codes or an MFA program, as seem (she observed) to be the dominant laboratories for developments in writing now.

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