Flannery O'Connor: In Celebration of Genius contains commissioned pieces written by such notable readers as Robert Coles, Doris Betts, Maxine Kumin, Mark Jarman, Fred Chappell, and others. Ranging from poetry to prose and from fiction to essay, the pieces in this book offer personal recollections of O'Connor, discussions of what certain stories have meant in the writers' lives, and . . . confessions of the ongoing struggle and appreciation that O'Connor's writings inspire.