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THE PUSHCART PRIZE 2007: Best of the Small Press

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Pushcart pushes on, entering its fourth decade of anthologizing the year's crop of small- and literary- press stories, poems and essays.As usual, these overstuffed pages, always with a surprise or two, contain a mix of the well known and not—though, this year, the number of workshop celebrities seems lower than normal. There is the familiar blend of the exalted with the humdrum, for even after ... Read full review

THE PUSHCART PRIZE XX: Best of the Small Presses

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The Pushcart Prize's 20th anniversary is a cause for celebration and concern. No devoted reader can criticize the Pushcart Prize's raison d'àtre: to recognize the best stories, poems, and essays published by small presses and literary magazines and bring them to a wider audience. This 20th collection contains much to delight, a spectral range of voices: lyrical, brutal, naive, devious. Debra Spark ... Read full review

THE PUSHCART PRIZE XXII

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

This year's Pushcart anthology of small-press literature is the biggest yet—which means more gems, and yet more dross surrounding them. This year's crop of short stories mostly consists of straightforward depictions of working-class life and death. In this vein, the stand-out is Ron Carlson's ``Oxygen,'' a vivid account of a late-'60s summer spent delivering oxygen to invalids in Arizona ... Read full review

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