Best of Prairie Schooner:
Fiction and Poetry
Edited by Hilda Raz
University of Nebraska Press, 2001
About the Book:
Now celebrating seventy-five years of continuous publication, Prairie Schooner has been called one of the best magazines in America by Nan Talese, "the roots" in Esquire's garden of contemporary literature, and one of the best places for "fabulous fiction" by the Washington Post. One of the oldest and most prestigious literary journals in the country, it ranks among Writer's Digest's "Nineteen Magazines That Matter." This anthology collects some of the best fiction and poetry from the writers who have appeared in the journal's pages.
“This selection from Prairie Schooner, one of the oldest and most respected literary magazines in the United States, celebrates fiction and poetry. Included are some of the best pieces that have appeared in the journal since 1980. . . . This anthology will delight readers seeking thought-provoking, entertaining fiction and poetry that avoids the trendy and faddish.”—Library Journal
“Best of Prairie Schooner: Fiction and Poetry appears in observance of that periodical's 75th year of publication--no mean feat for a literary journal and one worth celebrating. . . . Contributors include heavyweights Joyce Carol Oates, A. R. Ammons, Rita Dove and Reynolds Price alongside such newer talents as Stephanie Strickland, Karen Volkman and Raphael Campo.”—Publishers Weekly