A strong anthology, selected from over 3,000 nominations made by the editors of 364 literary magazines and small presses, of challenging and generally first-rate stories, poems, and illustrations (photos, art work). The 88 contributors include William S. Burroughs (""Where He Was Going,"" a short story from Cherry Valley Editions); Tom Disch (""Crumbling Infrastructure,"" a poem from Southwest Review); W.P. Kinsella (""The Dixon Cornbelt League,"" a story from Baseball History); James Harrison (a drawing/collage from Poetry East); Amira Baraka, Gregory Corso, Grace Paley, Czeslaw Milosz, Paul Bowles, and a host of lesser-knowns. All the works were originally published between 1984 and 1990 (the first two Editor's Choice volumes spanned 1965-83). Henceforth, the series will appear every two years--a biennial treat to look forward to as editor Sklar, founder of The Spirit That Moves Us Press, performs the invaluable service, similar to that performed by Bill Henderson and his Pushcart Prize anthologies, of intelligently and diligently combing the American literary landscape for those gems too easily overlooked in this age of megapublishing ventures.
Pub Date: May 8, 1992
Page Count: 336
Publisher: "The Spirit That Moves Us Press (P.O. Box 820, Jackson Hgts., NY 11372)"