The Pushcart Prize XLlV: Best of the Small Presses 2020 Edition (The Pushcart Prize Anthologies #44) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 44 in the The Pushcart Prize Anthologies series.


The 44th edition of the most celebrated literary series in America.

As Booklist’s Donna Seaman commented on edition #43, “a harvesting of the year’s finest stories, poems and essays…a deeply provocative and artistically resplendent anthology.” This current edition is further proof that important and exciting writing is found in small presses scattered around the country and the world.As the variety of selections in Pushcart Prize XLIV indicates, it is an eclectic and constantly changing community. Over 70 authors are included from more than 50 presses. The Pushcart series is winner of The Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from The National Book Critics Circle, and the Poets & Writers/Barnes & Nobel Writers For Writers citation, plus many other awards. Here are 600 pages of literary brilliance from both new and established authors, featuring traditional and experimental work.

About the Author

Bill Henderson is the founder and editor of the Pushcart Prize. He received the 2006 National Book Critic Circle’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the Poets & Writers / Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award. He is also the author of several memoirs, including All My Dogs: A Life. The founder of the Lead Pencil Club, Henderson lives on Long Island and In Maine where he runs the Pushcart bookstore – “the world’s smallest bookstore.”

Praise For…

“An invaluable record.”
— Kirkus Reivews

“A treasured compilation.”
— Library Journal

“A wonderful edition.”
— Publishers Weekly

“The Pushcart Prize has changed the face of American literary publishing and has given untold numbers of young writers a boost.”
— Charles Baxter

“The Pushcart Prize editions are urgent and absolutely necessary.”
— Mary Karr

Product Details
ISBN: 9781888889956
ISBN-10: 1888889950
Publisher: Pushcart Press
Publication Date: December 10th, 2019
Pages: 600
Language: English
Series: The Pushcart Prize Anthologies