Sui generis now among commercial trade publishers, New Directions’ annual roundup is just what this sort of non-textbook anthology ought to be…
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New Directions 51

Fiction

New Directions in Prose and Poetry is an annual anthology featuring new and established writers from around the world. Of unusual interest in ND51 are a previously untranslated story, “A Man Sixty,” by Shusaku Endo (Japan); a group of recently discovered poems by Delmore Schwartz; a comic play, “The Consolations of Matrimony,’ by Ezra Pound, writing as Oge Terrence O’Cullough; and “Two Americans,” a short story by H. D. privately printed in 1930. Short stories: “Beds,” by Martin Bax (Great Britain); “Saving the Boat People,” by Joe David Bellamy; “Don’t Save Your Kisses,” by Macun Bocock; “The Back Way to Fantasyland,” by Alan M. Brown; ’Old Man Finds Is What Was Lost,’ by James B. Hall; and “The Hit,’ by Catherine Petroski, Poetry: “Biology,” by John Allman; “Overhang,” by Philippe Denis (France); Mnemogasoline,” by Andrei Codrescu: “Children of the Monosyllable,” by Clayton Eshleman; “A Patient of Dr. Rycroft’s,” by Gavin Ewart (Great Britain); “Near the Pacific, Earth Dreams,” by Edwin Honig; “L’Abécédrien de la Lubricité,” by J. Laughlin; “Unheard of Poems by Ausonius,” by Thomas Parkinson; selections from the work of Richard M. Bomstein, George Evans, Robert Glück, Vittorio Sereni (Italy), and James L. Weil.

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Sui generis now among commercial trade publishers, New Directions’ annual roundup is just what this sort of non-textbook anthology ought to be…
Kirkus Reviews