Search Results: "Bill Henderson"


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

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

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 >

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. 1, 1992

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

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 >

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

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

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 >