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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

Edited by Mark Pawlak, Dick Lourie, Robert Hershon and Ron Schreiber.
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.
Edited by Mark Pawlak and Dick Lourie with Robert Hershon and Ron Schreiber.
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

Marie Carter Editor
A collection of fresh new Scottish prose edited by Marie Carter
TP: 1-931236-25-6, $16.
HC: 1-931236-26-3, $26.


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.  

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.

Wang Ping, editor:  
Poetry, 235 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-54-6, $16.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-55-3, $25.00 (Out Of Print)

Mark Pawlak, editor
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
paper, $24.00
ISBN-13 978-1-931236-69-0
ISBN-10 1-931236-69-0

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