If the literary world were somehow judged on wisdom, kindness, and sometimes crassness, I feel as though Jay Bates, Founder and Managing Editor of A River & Sound Review, would be a household name. Not many people can inspire me then two words later make me cringe quite like Jay.
Atticus Review recently posted an interview (conducted by the generous writer Jan Bowman) with Jay and yours truly. I hope you take the time to read what he had to say. Whether he is being interviewed about the journal or giving a graduation speech to high school seniors, Jay puts the most regal notions in a jester’s garb.
He is one of the great ones.