Scott Esposito, who I had the fine fortune of finally meeting in person at BEA last week, has posted issue 12 of The Quarterly Conversation. It's rare to me that a journal is so aptly named. Each quarter Esposito's editing brings us exactly what it claims, a conversation about literature, and this time around it's an excellent version.
Dan Green has a great essay on the repackaging of Donald Barthelme and the problems with the method utilized in getting all of his work out to the public in this manner; Richard Grayson writes on why POD is working for him as an author in a way that traditional publishing no longer was; Matt Cheney covers Paolo Bacigalupi's ecology-based, apocalyptic science fiction; not to mention many great reviews of books by Baker, Bolano, Vonnegut and more.
Go read it!