Synopses & Reviews
For the 2003 edition, presents scores of brilliant short stories, poems, and essays selected from hundreds of presses and literary journals with the help of over 200 distinguished contributing editors. This is a stunning presentation of new and celebrated authors, picked from almost 8,000 nominations.
The most honored literary series in America, has been named a Notable Book of the Year by the and hailed with Pushcart Press as "among the most influential in the development of the American book business" by "The ex-officio house organ for the American literary cosmos."--
About 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Bill Henderson -- Everything ravaged, everything burned / Wells Tower -- The limit / Christian Wiman -- The lace maker / Carl Dennis -- Scordatura / Mark Ray Lewis -- How to meditate / Brenda Miller -- The sensual world / Louise Gluck -- Lunch at the Blacksmith / Cornelia Nixon -- To be honest / Jeffrey A. Lockwood -- The past / Chris Forhan -- The Mandelbrot set / Janet Burroway -- Camp Cedar Crest / Alexander Theroux -- From the psalter / Jennifer Atkinson -- Casualidades / Carolyn Alessio -- Solatium -- Philip D. Beidler -- The church of omnivorous light / Robert Wrigley -- House of stone and song / Margaret Gibson -- The pass / Steve Almond -- Line / John Hales -- The beauties of nature / Mary Jo Bang -- Ode to the air traffic controller / Joshua Beckman -- The lives of strangers / Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni -- Traveling with my mother / Katherine Taylor -- Prayer against the experts and their ways / Paul Maliszewski -- The part of the bee's body embedded in the flesh / Carol Frost -- I demand to know where you're taking me / Dan Chaon -- Ginkgo tree / Tom Crawford -- The master of Delft / Aleksandr Kushner -- Cock robin / Miranda Field -- Amazing grace / Bradford Morrow -- Heat waves in winter distance / James Galvin -- The road to Rome, and back again / Michael Palma -- The least you need to know about radio / Ben Marcus -- Cord / Linda Gregerson -- On the nature of human romantic interaction / Karl Iagnemma -- Night train / Ted Genoways.