Searching for Something Better than the Best American

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David Lehman, series editor for Best American Poetry…dilates on Twitter, “the tyranny of technology,” and the downtrodden humanities…Glenn Stout, in Best American Sports Writing, describes ours as “metric-driven times,” in which we tend to “reduce everything to data—sales figures, ‘starred’ reviews, Facebook shares.” Heidi Pitlor, in Best American Short Stories, finds the number of writers […]

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