Oh... he's the editor for VQR? I see.
But so? He starts the piece with this sad sob story about going to a kids soccer game and the other parents not giving or knowing a hoot about what he does for a living. Sad. This is coming from the editor of one of the most elitist publications in this country. He probably goes to parties and asks people if they've seen movies he knows they haven't seen just to make them feel inadequate. But- but but- after reading the body of this essay, I was starting to think he wasn't so bad. Until he went and said that. (Write something we might want to read? Who the hell does he think he is? And then I was reminded why I personally don't care if every literary review in the country goes out of print. It will keep people like this from having an outlet to spout their superiority complex over the rest of society that aren't privy to the cronyism of academia. He all but admitted in the good old days reviews for places for select individuals to get published- everyone was just helping out their friends. Now, GASP, people actually have to work to get published.
I think the demise of these publications will eliminate the inner-circle of literary academia (I think they call it a community) that gives it the pretentious reek it has today.