In an age of self-publishing, the role of critic as mere arbiter of taste seems outdated. Concerning itself with essays on contemporary poetry and literary fiction, Gentry Read Literature “strives to present arguments not just feelings”. Making a case as opposed to runing one’s mouth. Run by Daniel Casey out of New Haven, Connecticut, the blog also has a new format to its magazine edition, available via Issu. July has ten new reviews. See for yourself!
The name is an appropriate one, considering Gently Read’s mission to create a respectful and attentive space for poetry and literature. I also like their ‘wishlist‘ of items they’d like contributors to cover. Seems like the perfect way to commission material.