magazine has bestowed a "Best of Baltimore" award upon CityLit Press's first book, City Sages
. Congratulations to editor Jen Michalski, cover designer Justin Sirois, and all the "sages" who contributed their literary art to the anthology.
Bravo! And pick up a copy of the August issue of Baltimore
Here's John Lewis's review of the book from his July "Read It" column:Jen Michalski (editor)
City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit)
Michalski includes most of the usual suspects in this anthology of local lit. The likes of Edgar Allan Poe and H.L. Mencken are here, but it's the contemporary writers who make this book such a gem. Pieces by Lia Purpura, Susan McCallum-Smith, Rosalia Scalia, Geoffrey Becker, and Rupert Wondolowski—who all walk among us—hold their own in this esteemed company and point to evidence of a thriving literary scene. And Madison Smartt Bell's Poe tribute, "Small Blue Thing," written from the perspective of an ornery crow that's been mistaken for a raven, is a hoot.
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