New blog adventures

I thought it worth noting that two new blog ventures have come to my attention this week. They are worth checking out if you haven’t already:

The Valve is a new group blog started by John Holbo and others. Here is a snippet from the Statement of Purpose:

We mean to foster debate and circulation of ideas in literary studies and contiguous academic areas. Since a narrow academic focus would be unlikely to serve this primary project, our focus is not narrowly academic, nor purely literary. Authors are free to wander so long as they do not make positive nuisances of themselves with respect to our general aims.

Worth keeping an eye on.

– Also new is the LitBlog Co-op their banner offers the following:

Uniting the leading literary weblogs for the purpose of drawing attention to the best of contemporary fiction, authors and presses that are struggling to be noticed in a flooded marketplace.

Sounds interesting to me. The usual cast of characters is involved and up to no good as usual ;-)

Look for the first READ THIS selection on May 15.

Kevin Holtsberry
I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).