"Literary Pillars"

I contributed a list of 13 also-rans, cast-offs, and almost-weren't (read, by me) to John Madera's wonderful 50 Literary Pillars project over at Big Other, in celebration of William Gass's birthday. Happy birthday, Mr. Gass!

Like Pompey's Pillar to the left, my "pillars" hold up nothing and aren't even really pillars, but I erect them in adulation (no giggling!) nonetheless.