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Pushcart Prize XLII is a celebration of a wide variety of poets, essayists and short story writers from more than 50 presses. As ever, most writers in this edition appear in the series for the first time.
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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 in New York.
More than 200 Contributing Editors and CO-Editors help select the annual volumes of The Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize Editors come from almost every state in the USA and around the world. Every year more than 8,000 nominations are received for the Pushcart Prize.
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Book Description Pushcart Pr. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2787137042
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Book Description Wainscott, New York: Pushcart Press, (1982.) dj, 1982. Hardcover first edition - First printing. "An annual small press reader." Introduction by Henderson. Contains 61 selections, including poems, essays and short stories by many authors, including Jayne Anne Phillips, Ai, Tess Gallagher, David St John, Jane Smiley, Mary Oliver, Michael Harper, Brenda Hillman, Alicia Ostriker, Ellen Gilchrist, Ishmael Reed and many others. Notes on contributors. 589 pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. (some wear to the ends of the spine of the dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 57923
Book Description Pushcart Pr, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0916366065
Book Description Pushcart Book Press, Yonkers, New York, 1979. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. Fourth Edition; First Printing. SIGNED by Mark Doty on table of contents, page 25. "As the variety of selections in Pushcart Prize IV indicates, it is a diverse mainstream, constantly infused by new work from authors with a vision of what is honest and important in an often flashy and no-account publishing industry." Ships same or next business day. Book has minor edge wear, small bumps on bottom corners and spine ends, head edge color lightly faded, light pen mark on page 25. Dust jacket protected in archival plastic cover. Dust jacket has normal edge wear, 1/2-inch tear on top right corner of front cover, 1/3-inch tear on head edge of back cover, 1/4-inch tears on spine ends, small puncture on crease of back flap, lightly tanned. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 591 pages; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 50793
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