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When We Were Countries
The Hanging Loose Press High School Writing Collection
When We Were Countries is a collection of extraordinary
poems and stories by 73 of the nation’s most outstanding
high school age writers. All the work first appeared in
the special high school section of Hanging Loose magazine,
the standard for cutting-edge work by teenage writers since
1968, offering young writers the opportunity to have their
work published alongside that of professionals in one of
the country’s oldest and most distinguished literary
journals. The poetry and fiction in this volume, as in
the previous three, has been selected by Hanging Loose editors
Mark Pawlak, Dick Lourie, and Robert Hershon. And When
We Were Countries incorporates a new feature not included
in the previous collections. Four accomplished poet/teachers
share their perspectives on how they have nurtured teen
writers: Marty Skoble teaches at Saint Ann’s School
in Brooklyn; Kathleen Aguero is a professor at Pine Manor
College near Boston and instructs teenagers every summer
at the New York State Young Writers Institute; Kip Zegers
teaches at New York City’s Hunter College High School;
and Joanna Fuhrman instructs students at Rutgers University
in New Jersey. She is also an alumna of the magazine: Her
own early poems first appeared in the Hanging Loose high
school section 20 years ago, and she has gone on to publish
four volumes of poetry, the most recent of which won the
prestigious 2009 Kinereth Gensler Award.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-05-8 (pbk.) $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-934909-06-5 (cloth) $29.00
THE RAT: OUTSTANDING POEMS AND STORIES BY HIGH SCHOOL WRITERS
Shooting the Rat is a collection of extraordinary poems and stories by
93 of the nation’s most outstanding high school writers. All the
work first appeared Hanging Loose magazine's high school section, the
standard for cutting-edge work by teenaged writers since 1968, including
the annual Seaman Award winning poems, and four poems that were later
publihed in The Best American Poetry of 1996 , edited by distinguished
poet Adrienne Rich--not an anthology of high school work, but a selection
from the best American poets writing today. Shooting the Rat is the third
volume in this highly praised series.
TP: 978-1-931236-23-2, $16.
HC: 978-1-931236-24-9, $26.
BULLSEYE: Stories and Poems by Outstanding
High School Writers.
An extraordinary collection from the pages of Hanging Loose magazine's
celebrated High School Writers section.
256 pages. Paper: ISBN 978-1-882413-12-6, $15.00
Cloth: ISBN 978-1-882413-12-X out of print $25.00
SMART LIKE ME: High School Age Writing from
the Sixties to Now.
"The levels of insight and maturity are often astounding."--School Library
Journal. "Any teacher who's worked with teen-age writers will be cheered
and re-inspired." -- X.J. Kennedy. "It will encourage teenage writers."--Booklist.
"Give it to old fogies who maunder on about what the younger generation's
coming to."--Village Voice
160 pages. Paper: ISBN 978-0-914610-58-8, $10.00
Cloth: ISBN 978-0-914610-59-5, $20.00
JIG: NEW FICTION FROM SCOTLAND
A collection of
fresh new Scottish prose edited by Marie Carter
TP: 1-931236-25-6, $16.
HC: 1-931236-26-3, $26.
BROADWAY 2: A POETS AND PAINTERS
ed. by James Schuyler and Charles North.
Send us your best poem or drawing, the editors invited. Among those who
did: John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Alex Katz, Alice Notley, Allen Ginsberg,
Trevor Winkfield, Kenneth Koch, Charles Bernstein, Maureen Owen, Rackstraw
Downes, Anne Waldman, Tony Towle, Paul Violi, Jane Freilicher, Fairfield
Porter--81 altogether. "An unpretentious gem, something to have and hang
on to." --Poetry Project Newsletter.
Poetry and art, 136 pages, 81/2x11.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-70-6, $15.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-71-3, $25.00.
HANG TOGETHER: THE HANGING LOOSE
PRESS 20TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY
New work by Robert Lax, Jack Anderson, Denise Levertov, Robin Tewes,
Cathy Cockrell, Jan Clausen, Steven Schrader, Chuck Wachtel, John Gill,
Patricia Traxler, Jack Collom, Harley Elliott, Ann Mikolowski, and many
others. "It's a miracle there are so many first-rate writers in America."--Bill
Katz, Library Journal.
Poetry, fiction and art, 232 pages,
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-77-9, $8.00.
NEW GENERATION: POEMS FROM CHINA TODAY
Poetry, 235 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-54-6, $16.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-55-3, $25.00 (Out Of Print)
PRESENT TENSE: POETS IN THE WORLD
Present/Tense: Poets in the World, is an anthology of contemporary political
poetry, featuring work from some of the country’s best-known writers. Contributors
include: Jack Agüeros, Sherman Alexie, Donna Brook, Hayan Charara, Jayne
Cortez, Martín Espada, Ed Friedman, Joanna Fuhrman, Kimiko Hahn, Joy Harjo,
Robert Hershon, Anselm Hollo, Hettie Jones, Dick Lourie, Ken Mikolowski, Harryette
Mullen, D. Nurkse, Ron Overton, Maureen Owen, Mark Pawlak, Adrienne Rich, Ron
Schreiber, Harvey Shapiro, M. L. Smoker, Quincy Troupe, Janine Pommy Vega, Chuck
Wachtel and Bill Zavatsky.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-39-3, $16.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-931236-40-9, $26
Voices of the City edited by
King, Russell, Carter & Hershon
Voices of the City is a collection of vibrant poems that
take the pulse of the modern city in all its joy and despair, its yearning
and celebration. Organized by the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and
the Modern Experience at Rutgers University Newark, in conjunction with
Hanging Loose Press, this anthology features work from some of the country’s
best-known writers side by side with prize-winning poems by talented teenagers.
In the words of co-editor Rosamond S. King: “Think of each of these poems
as a window onto an urban landscape. From some, you will see a panoramic view
of city life, from others a distilled moment. Together, these poem-windows present
dozens of perspectives on urban environments.”
Poetry, 96 pages
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-42-3, $14
The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology
The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology presents a generous selection of
prose that first appeared in the pages of that monthly tabloid publication
of arts, politics, and culture during Donald Breckenridge’s tenure
as fiction editor. This anthology was conceived not as a “best
of” the Rail fiction section, but as an overview of the variety
of short fiction that has appeared in its pages. As the Rail Fiction
Editor, Breckenridge’s goal has been to highlight the talents of
emerging writers, many of whom live in Brooklyn, as well as to showcase
the current writing of established authors who have been marginalized
by an increasingly risk- averse, profit-driven publishing industry.” The
Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology contains about one-third of the fiction
that Breckenridge chose to publish in the journal since 2002.
Contributors include: Diane Williams , Caila
Rossi, Lynda Schor, Sharon Mesmer, Susan Daitch, Jill Magi, Leslie
Scalapino, Douglas Glover, Jonathan Baumbach, Jacques Roubaud
(Translated by Guy Bennett), John Yau, Kenneth Bernard, Brian
Evenson, Michael Martone, Barbara Henning, Lewis Warsh, Bart
Cameron, Aaron Zimmerman , Jim Feast, Will Fleming, Evan Harris,
Blake Radcliffe, Meredith Brosnan, Pat MacEnulty, Martha King,
Carmen Firan,, Elizabeth Reddin, Jeremy Sigler, Constanza Jaramillo
Cathcart, Marie Carter, Lynn Crawford, Johannah Rodgers,Robert
Pinget (Translated by Barbara Wright), Jean Fremon (Translated
by Brian Evenson), Doug Nufer, R.M. Berry, Albert Mobilio, John
Reed , Thomas D’Adamo, and Kurt Strahm
Fiction, 432 pages
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