Melville House Profile

Melville House did an overview on Belt, with a focus on the Belt Revivals.

Since 2013 Belt — the book publisher and its twin publication Belt Magazine — has sought to combat the image of the Midwest as a literary flyover, a place where all the (sleepy) stories have been told and where the soil (however nutrient-rich for and suitable for corn) is not hospitable to sustaining vital media projects. This mission has so far inspired them to publish everything from approachable / giftable books like How to Speak Midwestern to in-depth studies of gentrification in midwestern cities like The Battle of Lincoln Park.

 

Read the full piece here and then hit the Belt shop and pick up a title or three.

 

 


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