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The Heart of Happy Hollow

by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sixteen tales offer insights into the lives of African Americans after the Civil War, recounting the promise of northward migration, the horrors of lynching, and the complexity of relationships between former...


November Boughs

by Walt Whitman

Rare essays and verses by the 70-year-old poet include reflections on the genesis of Leaves of Grass, "Slang in America," "What Lurks Behind Shakespeare's Historical Plays," "The Old Bowery," and more.


Short Story Masterpieces by American Women Writers

by Clarence C. Strowbridge

Fourteen tales include Joyce Carol Oates' "Heat," Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," "Why I Live at the P.O." by Eudora Welty, plus stories by Edith Wharton, Louise Erdrich, Alice Walker,...


Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary

by Morty Diamond, Shawna Virago & Julia Serano

A ground-breaking anthology exploring radical frontiers of love, sex and relationships within gender-variant experiences


The 40s: The Story of a Decade

by E. B. White & David Remnick

Including contributions by W. H. Auden • Elizabeth Bishop • John Cheever • Janet Flanner • John Hersey • Langston Hughes • Shirley Jackson • A. J. Liebling • William Maxwell • Carson McCullers...


The Brown Reader: 50 Writers Remember College Hill

by Jeffrey Eugenides, Rick Moody & Lois Lowry

“To be up all night in the darkness of your youth but to be ready for the day to come…that was what going to Brown felt like.” —Jeffrey Eugenides

In celebration of Brown University’s 250th anniversary,...


New Border Voices: An Anthology

by Brandon D Shuler, Robert Earl Johnson & Erika Garza-Johnson

When the "counter-canon" itself becomes canonized, it's time to reload. This is the notion that animates New Border Voices, an anthology of recent and rarely seen writing by Borderlands artists from El Paso...


The Evil Behind the Law, Volume One: What Love Cannot Do, Prayer Will Do

by TCHINDA FABRICE MBUNA

Despite the Pains, Mistakes, and Sorrows, I can still see the American dream with my Foresight burning like a candle light in the dak?, I can still believe the dream with my Insight, that someday, by our Far-Sight...


Paganistan: Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities

by Murphy Pizza

Paganistan - a moniker adapted by the Twin Cities Contemporary Pagan community - is the title of a history and ethnography of a regionally unique, urban, and vibrant community in Minnesota. As the first ever...


Making Callaloo

by Charles Henry Rowell

This important book collects a wide range of fiction and poetry that first appeared in the pages of Callaloo, the premier literary journal devoted to African-diaspora literature and to Black literary and cultural...


When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers Over 50

by Vicky Lettmann & Carol Roan

Sometimes humorous, sometimes heart-wrenching, this gathering of new work by writers over fifty is always honest.


Trillin on Texas

by Calvin Trillin

"Yes, I do have a Texas connection, but, as we say in the Midwest, where I grew up, not so's you'd know it." So Calvin Trillin introduces this collection of articles and poems about a place that turns up surprisingly...


a dirty hand: The Literary Notebooks of Winfield Townley Scott

by Winfield Townley Scott & Merle Armitage

From "a dirty hand": Words are very powerful. You aren't sure of that? Think of all the things you won't say. Wonderful remark in a note I had this week from William Carlos Williams. He spoke of the "disease"...


Salvation in New England: Selections from the Sermons of the First Preachers

by Phyllis M. Jones & Nicholas R. Jones

The sermon as crafted by the early New England preachers was the most prominent literary form of its day, yet the earliest Puritan texts have as a rule been available only in rare-book collections. This anthology...


The Eye of the Mammoth: Selected Essays

by Stephen Harrigan & Nicholas Lemann

In four decades of writing for magazines ranging from Texas Monthly to the Atlantic, American History, and Travel Holiday, Stephen Harrigan has established himself as one of America's most thoughtful writers....


West of 98: Living and Writing the New American West

by Lynn Stegner & Russell Rowland

What does it mean to be a westerner? With all the mythology that has grown up about the American West, is it even possible to describe "how it was, how it is, here, in the West-just that," in the words of Lynn...


The Collected Poems and Selected Prose

by Stanley Burnshaw & Thomas F. Staley

Stanley Burnshaw began to publish poems in the 1920s and founded his own verse journal in 1925. After serving as coeditor and drama critic of the New Masses weekly (1934-1936), he entered book publishing, directing...


Conversations with Stanley Kunitz

by Kent P. Ljungquist

"He again tops the crowd--he surpasses himself, the old iron brought to the white heat of simplicity." That's what Robert Lowell said of the poetry of Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006) and his evolving artistry. The...


Red Holler: Contemporary Appalachian Literature

by John Branscum & Wayne Thomas

Anthology of contemporary Appalachian literature travels through housing projects, forest-stripped ravines, and trailer high-rises, exploring Appalachia's vibrant migrant tradition.


Short Stories from Printers Row, Volume One

by Chicago Tribune Staff

Chicago Tribune's Printers Row: Fiction 2012 is a fiction anthology of 32 short stories and novel excerpts collected from the Chicago Tribune's weekly Printers Row literary supplement. Writers included in this...