|About the Book|
For fifteen years, New Yorks community literary paper, Literal Latte, has kept free thought free, developed new writers, and fed hungry readers. Debuting in 1994, Literal Latte filled a void for aspiring writers and editors. In the modern world, where it is almost impossible to get published without an agent and almost impossible to get an agent without getting published, Literal Latte provided a much-needed missing link. Serving up thirty-thousand free copies in New Yorks coffeehouses, book stores, and arts organizations, the editors published the highest level of new literature-a feast in many flavors. Suddenly, good writing, in a friendly and accessible format, became as popular as cappuccino. With this anthology, Jenine Gordon Bockman and Jeffrey Michael Bockman, who remain traditional book people, present highlights from their years of publishing Literal Latte.This eclectic collection of short fiction, poetry, essays, and nonfiction will dazzle any lover of good writing. Each selection is fascinating, and the writing, delectably varied, is flawless and clearly focused. The Bockmans have masterfully swirled the forty-five pieces into an enticing brew. So, pour that cup of Joe, pick up a pair of biscotti, and prepare to be thoroughly entertained.