Tuesday, August 04, 2009

More Reading Material

Hunger Mountain now has an on-line journal to go along with its print journal. The print journal is going to come out once a year (It used to come out twice.) and the on-line content is supposed to be changing regularly.

What's particularly interesting about Hunger Mountain's on-line journal is that it's carrying young adult and children's literature as well as those traditional litjournal staples, fiction and, these days, creative nonfiction. And note, too, that within the young adult and children's section there are what look like essays and interviews as well as fiction.

There's masses of stuff I'm interested in reading at this site. I'm afraid I'm not going to get to it, though, because to be honest I have two back issues of Hunger Mountain on my TBR shelves from back in the day when I subscribed that I still haven't managed to read. And I get newsletters from Glimmer Train and Yoga Journal that I can't keep up with, either.

I'm going to die some day leaving so much unread.

Training Report: Tuesdays are short days for me, so I've decided that it might be more efficient to use this time for agent and submission research, maybe some essay writing. Yeah, we'll see how that goes. And I've heard a rumor that I may have another injured relative. You know, if these people had all been reading Yoga Journal when they were younger, maybe we wouldn't all be in this mess now.


Does Art Define Our Nation's Soul? For That Matter, Do We Have One?

Or do we think about having one? Do we think we should have one?

The Soul of a Nation appears in the journal Descant's blog. Descant is Canadian, as you'll notice when you read the post. But much of Soul of a Nation describes how other countries "seem to define themselves by their writers." Canada doesn't, according to the blogger, identified as "litguru."

Do we? If so, which writers define us?