The Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses 2009

The Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses 2009

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by Bill Henderson
     
 

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"Intelligence, compassion and artistry are alive and well in America."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
The winner of honors from the National Book Critics Circle, Publishers Weekly, Poets & Writers, and others, and acclaimed by readers and reviewers nationwide, the Pushcart Prize series continues to be a testament to the flourishing of American fiction, essays,

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"Intelligence, compassion and artistry are alive and well in America."—Donna Seaman, Booklist
The winner of honors from the National Book Critics Circle, Publishers Weekly, Poets & Writers, and others, and acclaimed by readers and reviewers nationwide, the Pushcart Prize series continues to be a testament to the flourishing of American fiction, essays, memoirs, and poetry in our small presses.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

The 33rd Pushcart anthology demonstrates that independent presses still publish much of the world's most engaging literature. McSweeney's nominated Wells Tower's standout story, "Retreat," in which aging property developer Matthew Lattimore seeks assistance from (while simultaneously antagonizing) his brother, his carpenter and the very wilds of Maine. "Man and Wife," Katie Chase's piece from the Missouri Review, tells the story of Mary Ellen, whose parents and neighbors marry off nine-year-old girls in a world eerily similar to our own. In her AGNI essay, "Bendithion," Harrison Solow considers the "enigmatic otherworldliness" of the world-class tenor and Welsh postmaster, Timothy Evans. And Sylvester Stallone shows aspiring novelist Jeremy Collins something about the artist's life in the funny and moving Georgia Review essay, "Shadow Boxing." Poems by emerging and established poets such as Ciaran Barry, Bruce Smith and Derek Walcott pepper this must-have book for contemporary literature lovers. (Dec.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888889512
Publisher:
Pushcart Press, The
Publication date:
12/14/2008
Series:
Pushcart Prize Series, #33
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.16(h) x 1.55(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Henderson is the founder and editor of the Pushcart Prize. He received the 2006 National Book Critic Circle’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. He is also the author of several memoirs, including All My Dogs: A Life. The founder of the Lead Pencil Club, Henderson lives in New York.

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The Pushcart Prize XXXIII: Best of the Small Presses 2009 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Joanne345 More than 1 year ago
I always, or almost always order and buy The Pushcart Prize for the year when it first comes out. As I am a freelance writer, it helps me get a sense of what is selling today in the literary short fiction market in the small presses. In addition to having written two novels and a non fiction as told to memoir about a trnasexual, I also have written many short stories and some non ficiton pieces. I find the stories to be engaging and for the most part, well-written; good examples of the well written literary story. It helps me analyze my own short fiction, to see if there could be a way to improve them for the small press market. I highly recommend the annual Pushcart Prize yearly book to other writers and to others who enjoy good literary fiction.