Wednesday, April 20, 2011

R.I.P. Jeanne Leiby

I didn't know Jeanne Leiby well--in fact I met her only once, at an AWP Conference--but I was very impressed with what she was doing at The Southern Review. And I was also impressed with what she had to say about her role as an editor--that was on a panel at that same conference. She seemed to me, from a distance, like a perfect literary magazine editor, and I longed to send her something that she would like. In fact, I mailed off something addressed to her this week. Her death saddens me.

Here's a tribute from someone who knew her well:

Alex V. Cook: R.I.P. Jeanne Leiby

1 comment:

Mel said...

I am so sorry to hear of her death... She was the embodiment of a perfect editor.