A New Series in Paris Review

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I’ve begun writing a new series of pieces for Paris Review’s website and the first one is published today.  Most of these pieces will concern my ongoing journey researching Gene Smith, the various people and places I’m led to along the way, some barely connected to Smith if at all.  The first two pieces are about pianist Dorrie Glenn Woodson whose name has come up a time or two in the JLP but her bigger story has never been told.  I feel flattered and fortunate to be in the fold of PR again (they ran an excerpt from the JLP book with a new Intro by me in fall 2009).  In 2010 new leadership came aboard PR in the persons of editor Lorin Stein and managing editor Nicole Rudick and they are bringing exciting new horizons to this venerable institution.

To get an idea of what’s in store from the printed quarterly version of PR under the new regime, I recommend you get your hands on their fall 2010 issue (#194) and check out John Jeremiah Sullivan’s piece, Mr. Lytle: An Essay. Dude knows how to write.

-S.S.

1 Comment

  1. Richard Mitnick Said,

    December 21, 2010 @ 8:29 am

    http://musicsprings.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/for-fans-of-the-jazz-loft-project/