Tuesday, August 17, 2010

MFA Greensboro Alum Steve Almond Reviews Ben Greenman for The Los Angeles Times


I read a lot of short fiction — it's one of my healthier addictions — so I hope you'll take this statement as more than a passing impression: It's been a long time since I've read a story collection as assured and persuasive as Ben Greenman's "What He's Poised to Do."

Greenman long has displayed a dazzling command of the language and a boundless imagination. But his five previous books often favored cleverness over genuine feeling. This slender volume is astonishing precisely for its depth of emotional engagement.

Read the entire review here: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca-ben-greenman-20100620,0,2968706.story

Find out more about the MFA Writing Program at Greensboro here: http://mfagreensboro.org

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