In 1999’s Best American Essays Edward Hoagland tells us “essays are how we speak to one another in print . . . in a kind of public letter.” Like a numbers station out there broadcasting, he’s still telling us. That sentence is still raisined in the brain and seems to be going nowhere. I can’t […]
Ander Monson edits the magazine DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press. He is the author of Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2010), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in criticism; The Available World (Sarabande, 2010); Neck Deep and Other Predicaments: Essays (Graywolf Press, February 2007); Other Electricities (a sort-of novel, Sarabande Books, 2005); and Vacationland (poems, Tupelo Press, 2005). He lives in Tucson and teaches at the University of Arizona.