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Adam Fleming Petty

Adam Fleming Petty is a writer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

His essays, reviews and articles have appeared in the Paris Review Daily, Vulture, Real Life, Commonweal, and many other venues. His novella Followers won the Novella Prize from Etchings Press and was published in 2016.

Twitter: @flamingpetty.


Articles by Adam Fleming Petty

January 5, 2024 5:32 am

Literature in a Time of Conglomeration

A new book about the publishing industry offers surprising new perspectives on American literary history.
Adam Fleming Petty
October 6, 2023 5:32 am

Before the Internet, There Was Harry Smith

The lifelong collector, archivist, and eccentric helped establish the canon of American folk music by compiling a legendary anthology of…
Adam Fleming Petty
December 8, 2022 5:30 am

‘Andor’ Shows Us Star Wars Without Heroes

No gods, no (Jedi) masters—the franchise’s gritty new series has only middle managers, cops, and people trying to get by.
Adam Fleming Petty
November 18, 2022 5:30 am

Rage Against the Machine and the Narrow ’90s

When the rap-rock group took their political music to the mainstream, no one knew quite what to make of it—but…
Adam Fleming Petty