It’s official. Barrelhouse is nonrequired reading in schools nationwide. Your humble DC literary magazine has two pieces featured in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 and two more mentioned as in the Notables section.
Greg Ames’s Ed Asner poems are reprinted in all their hairy, full-frontal glory as part of the introduction by Dave Eggers and Lee Klein’s take on Barry Bond’s steroid scandal “All Aboard the Bloated Boat: Arguments in Favor of Barry Bonds” is featured in the meat of the book. And a meaty book it is. There’s great stuff in here from Opium, Monkey Bicycle, Tin House, and more.
Joel Oestreich’s “This Essay Doesn’t Rock” and the illustrated story “The Only Child” by Erin Pringel with art by W. Craighead III are suggested further nonrequired reading.
Congrats to all our writers featured. We're so proud. Remember us when you're charge $10,000 per reading. Did we mention when we published your piece that we also provide roadie services?