A few things you should be aware of:
You’ll know JamieR from here, the Fulham Reviews and from his TiFF postings, so if you have any interest in the cinema and the things they show there, you should read what Jamie has to say about it all. His site, Shot Through a Window, is and will remain a must-read.
Longtime reader and esteemed commenter Mike Hopkins is now a published poet. Here’s Mike and here’s the book he’s in. I’ve read one of Mike’s contributions (about Fulham) and enjoyed it greatly (and I’m not just saying that).
Josh Wilker may or may not read here – he very kindly links to this site from his own – but he’s one of life’s gooduns. His book, Cardboard Gods, is his story of growing up, but told through the prism of his baseball card collection. It’s like the Wonder Years if they didn’t have to keep learning valuable life lessons. You know how some writers – Richard Ford, I’m looking at you – seem to write as if to say “SEE HOW MUCH I NOTICE ABOUT THE WORLD! AREN’T I GREAT?!”? Well Josh is the opposite. He very humbly and understatedly gets the futility of it all, the uselessness in all of us, and, well, it’s just a brilliant, brilliant book.
Have a look at all of these, anyway.