Search Results: "Bill Henderson"


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, 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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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THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXII by Bill Henderson
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"For the Pushcart's cheerleading calls our attention to some wonderful literature, and, what's more, to the wonderful variety that redeems the existence of more mediocre work."
This year's Pushcart anthology of small-press literature is the biggest yet—which means more gems, and yet more dross surrounding them. 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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1996

Henderson, the Pushcart Press's publisher, struck a powerful ``Leaddite'' nerve when he founded the antitech Lead Pencil Club, and his selection here shows how deep the reactions are to the telecommunications bubble of e-mail, telephones, faxes, TV, and radio. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART BOOK OF SHORT STORIES by Bill Henderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2001

"A victory lap for the Pushcart Prize."
To mark a quarter-century of publishing the "best of the small press"—including over 500 short stories—editor Henderson has selected his favorite 44, which reflect both the triumphs and the shortcomings of post-Watergate American fiction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"A mixed bag, as with all Pushcart volumes. But mostly good, and with plenty of bang for the buck."
Still published from a garden shed, the venerable small-press anthology turns 32. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A surprising, vital collection that should hearten all serious readers."
It's hard not to get too excited about the latest enormous volume of the best of the noncommercial world of short stories, poetry, and essays. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 2011

"Proves that true vision is about the heart, not the eyes."
Henderson uses his experience with a disability to enhance the learning environment at O'Hearn Elementary School in Boston. Read full book review >

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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 >