In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a bit of a literary renaissance going on here in Nashville, and while established names have deservedly gotten attention — great work, Ann Patchett! Welcome to town, Lorrie Moore! — there’s been other good stuff bubbling up, too. Take small press Upper Rubber Boot Books, whose Apocalypse Now anthology placed heavy hitters like Margaret Atwood and Joyce Carol Oates alongside writers from around the country (and world), including Nashville's own Chet Weise, founder of the Poetry Sucks! Reading series.