Steve Almond on “Editors, Ambition, and Angry Dependence”

by Jess

On July 30 of this year, Kevin Morrissey, the managing editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, took his own life.  The media cast his boss, Ted Genoways, as a bad guy and a bully, and the whole affair was all very sad.  Steve Almond wrote a beautiful meditation, in 33 parts, on Morrissey, the industry, literature, and our responsibility as members of humanity.  You should read it.  You’ll like it.