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Kyle Minor’s Best of 2009

Here’s my Best of 2009:

Music:
Vic Chesnutt, At the Cut
David Bazan, Curse Your Branches
Puritan Blister MP3 Blog, by William Bowers

YouTube Videos:
Pamplemousse, “All the Single Ladies,” “Mr. Sandman,” “My Favorite Things”
Mike Magnuson, “Flannery Who?”

Diana Joseph In the Flesh

Books:
In Parenthesis (NYRB reissue), David Jones
American Salvage, Bonnie Jo Campbell

Websites:
The Rumpus
HTMLGiant

Dead European-Americans:
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Jerzy Kosinski

TV Commercials:
anything with Levi Johnston
anything with John Hodgman
anything remixing Frosty the Snowman

Kyle Minor is the author of In the Devil’s Territory, a collection of short fiction, and co-editor of The Other Chekhov.
His recent work appears in The Southern Review, The Gettysburg Review, and Plots with Guns, and in anthologies such as Best American Mystery Stories 2008, Surreal South (Press 53, 2007), and Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Writers (Random House, 2006). Random House named Kyle one of the “Best New Voices of 2006,” and The Columbus Dispatch named him one of their ”20 Under 30 Artists to Watch” in 2007.

John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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