Thursday, December 16, 2010

Review of Population Me

"What is valid about McGimpsey's work is that he himself is not dismissing or endorsing the products or moments of pop culture triviality that appears in his stuff. He's simply a part of the pinball operation, the trajectory if you will. The essays in Population Me are well-crafted and varied, and cover all of the author's greatest hits to date. It was nice to read Elizabeth Bachinsky gush like a schoolgirl about McGimpsey, like she was writing about him from prison or something. It would be great if this book would just fucking get out there and into schools and stuff and not be forgotten. Come on people, do something about it. Ask your teacher to bring McGimpsey into your class and talk about things. I'm sure your classmates will thank you. Pay him to come to your school. Have a garage sale. Jason Camlot and Alessandro Porco shine in their contributions, but man is Nick Mount's essay full of validity, and really shows how McGimpsey's work fits into contemporary literature…"

Read the rest of Nathaniel G. Moore's review in Broken Pencil here.