State by State

Over at World Hum, my interview with Matt Weiland about he and Sean Wilsey’s new anthology State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, is now online. In it he says some really interesting stuff, including this: “One thing that surprised both of us was how much the writers found that hasn’t been bulldozed for speed, as Laurie Lee once said about the English landscape. We think of the country as being so homogenized, and of course it is if you only stay on the interstate and only shop at the big box superstores and listen to commercial radio. But when you get out in it, you see that there are still all sorts of things that are still very local and that vary from state to state.” You can read the rest here.

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