Search Results: "Bill Henderson"


BOOK REVIEW

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, 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 18, 2006

"There's lots of good writing here, as always. A stalwart, and a staple, of American letters."
Pushcart pushes on, entering its fourth decade of anthologizing the year's crop of small- and literary- press stories, poems and essays. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXXIX by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Useful as an annual state-of-the-art address, even if the state of the art would seem to be only middling."
An old warhorse takes another turn of the track, just shy of its 40th. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUSHCART PRIZE XL by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Indeed. But apart from presenting an overstuffed selection of good work, Pushcart affords room for hope. Here's looking forward to many more editions."
The venerable literary annual turns 40, with no signs of slowing down. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 15, 2012

"Essential for writers real and potential studying the market and otherwise reading the tea leaves. For others, not so much."
An old literary warhorse plods along, with no sign of going lame—but without much energy, either. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PUSHCART PRIZE XLI by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"There's something for everyone here, and anyone with an interest in contemporary letters will want to see the venerable Pushcart's picks."
Forty-one and counting: the latest installment of the literary prize volume delivers, as ever, with abundance and occasional splendor. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"Gleanings from an increasingly spent field."
As little magazines become house organs of university writing mills, talent discoveries become paradoxically harder to make. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Now in its late teenage, Pushcart's pulse seems to need a jolt. Read full book review >