Nice to Meet You: Mary Ann Hogan, Reader & EditorPosted by on November 21, 2013
This is the third post in our “Nice to Meet You” series, where we introduce our editors to our readers.
What book do you hope to find and publish?
Something that turns the kaleidoscope, that makes me see the commonplace in a new way – the scent of a turning leaf, the feel of the bloom, the crunch of a winter.
What kind of books capture your attention?
In nonfiction, I am drawn to stories and themes that have been there since the beginning of time, but that come to us in unexpected ways, with fresh twists and tweaks, language and image, making us see the unimagined in the inevitable.
Who is your favorite environmental writer?
Oh gee. Can I have more than one? John McPhee (In Suspect Terrain; Coming into the Country, Oranges, the list goes on); Annie Dillard (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek); Rachel Carson (The Sea Around Us; Silent Spring), perhaps the oft-overlooked Mother of us All.
What is a promising genre or new “school” of writing?
Experimental. Think lyric essay. Or mixed genre. Text and photos, drawings or textual experimentation. Text that explodes the standard left to right, front to back, that plays with the visual as an avenue to storytelling; storytelling and textual-ness acknowledging that we live in a visual and digital world, but still in a world of language.
Want to know more? See Mary Ann’s bio on our About Us page.
Stay tuned for our next post in this series that will introduce our editor Patricia Nunez.