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SIGN UP FOR CRITICAL NOTES From the Critical Mass blog NBCC’s Emerging Critics Meet the Inaugural Class of NBCC's Emerging Critics Taylor Brorby is an award-winning essayist, and a poet. Taylor is a fellow at the Black Earth Frogs, secrets and tons of reviews Welcome to autumn, high season of publishing, as well as the heady season of book awards. Hang on! It's going to be busy straight through to New Critical Notes Post-Summer Catch-up: Deborah Campbell, Nicole Krauss, Celeste Ng & John Ashbery RIP Labor Day is behind us, September thrums with hurricanes and tempests, the National Book Festival and Brooklyn Book Festival drum up excitement for Emerging Critics: Summer Reading from Zack Graham We asked the first class of NBCC Emerging Critics to tell us what they've been reading this summer. Here's the fourth response: For me, the
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