Search Results: "Bill Henderson"


BOOK REVIEW

BILL by Chap Reaver
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1994

"Laced with wonderfully dry humor and pungent observations, a grand yarn that begs to be shared aloud, and again. (Fiction. 10+)"
From the late author of Mote (1990) and A Little Bit Dead (1992; both Edgar winners), an endearing story that, despite its compelling climax and some pleasingly melodramatic features, is markedly less violent than its predecessors. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE XLII by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2017

"Now in its fifth decade, Henderson's Pushcart volumes are an invaluable record of what's been happening in America's more or less official literary culture. Hits, misses, and all, this entry is no exception."
Another year, another brick of a book, and the Pushcart Prize annual anthology marches on. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Henderson, to account for Pushcart's successful existence outside corporate publishing—no one, that is, except readers interested in good writing."
Here's the ever-welcome annual sampling of noncommercial publishing, full enough of poems, stories, and essays to redeem Henderson's somewhat self-congratulatory introductory declaration of literary independence (and survival). Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Seventy-four entries were selected out of over 5,000 nominations. Another cut might well have been made, but there is wheat here among the chaff."
The 25th anniversary edition of a tradition in American literature, heavier on quantity than quality but still worth perusing for some showstoppers. Read full book review >

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CATHEDRAL by Bill Henderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"A brief, lyrical exploration of the author's construction of a personal sacred space, one stone at a time."
One man's quest to build a small stone cathedral despite the odds. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"As ever, an essential barometer for spotting literary trends—and, for would-be writers, figuring out where to send the next submission. And, as ever, essential, period."
The Pushcart Prize hits its 35th anniversary, and editor, literary activist and Pushcart pusher Henderson is ticked off. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 1, 2008

"As always, lots of bang for the buck: much good reading, much of it from obscure sources not often encountered outside these annual pages."
The venerable award turns 33 and gets a touch closer to its roots. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 15, 2006

"A well-focused snapshot of the current state of the art for art's sake. As always, though, the collection is hernia-inducing; smaller would indeed be beautiful."
The venerable Pushcart Prize turns 30. It's looking pretty good, though it could probably stand to lose a little weight and get some more fresh air. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"The Pushcart series is the best of its kind and a worthy effort simply because Henderson ignores the latest trends and fads and zeroes in on quality wherever he happens to find it."
As always in the Pushcart collections of stories, essays, and poems from the little magazines, there is a wide range of quality and a good balance of names familiar and scarcely known. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"In its 20th year, it is more successful on the first count than the second."
The Pushcart Prize's 20th anniversary is a cause for celebration and concern. Read full book review >

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HER FATHER by Bill Henderson
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Just this side of bathos, this is a heartfelt and affecting story of a scapegrace who achieved grace through the oldest of marvels, parenthood."
The founder of the Pushcart Press and editor of its Pushcart Prize series writes a coming-of-middle-age memoir that gets as intimate as a memoir ought to. Read full book review >

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Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"As always, then: must reading for anyone interested in the present and future of American arts and letters."
Once again, Henderson's annual sampling of the nation's small presses astonishes with its variety and energy. Read full book review >