Search Results: "Bill Henderson"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 15, 1999

"To independent publishing what Sundance is to independent films: a little buzz, a lot of variety, some second-raters, and many chances for discovery."
For this year's anthology, essays again rank higher in quality than stories, despite being outnumbered. Read full book review >

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THE PUSHCART PRIZE 2004 XXVIII by Bill Henderson
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

"A little self-serving, that, but he's on the right track, emerging with another in a long line of good books."
The 2004 iteration of the longstanding best-of series, as always, scours the literary journals for outstanding new fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and memoirs that ordinary readers might otherwise have missed. Read full book review >

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TOWER by Bill Henderson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2000

"Henderson may meander a bit, but his search for fulfillment and a renewed outlook on life lands on solid and fertile ground. (10 b&w illustrations)"
Pushcart Press founder and publisher Henderson (Minutes of the Lead Pencil Club, 1996, etc.) discovers the "utter joy of building" and shares his quest for grace, bargain lumber, and something to call God in this part-memoir, part-how-to labor of love. Read full book review >

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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: 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 >

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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >

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: Dec. 1, 2002

"The Pushcart shows itself again a stream to pan for gold in."
The Pushcart, that great democratic literary experiment, continues, in its ample girth, to rumble forward filled with gems, blunders, bafflements, and gifts. 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 >

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 >