Wilderness House Literary Review The Best of Volume 1, 2006
edited by GLORIA MINDOCK
This anthology includes many writers such as: Afaa Michael Weaver, Hugh Fox, Doug Holder, Susan Tepper, Alan Caitlin, Jared Smith, Diana Der Hovanessian, Harris Gardner, Chad Parenteau, Denis Emorine
Off the Shelf
News about Books, Authors and Publishers from the Boston Globe (Monday, December 11th, 2006)
All through the year, the Little Magazines arrive. The public knows nothing about them, and you usually don’t see them in bookstores. But they are loaded with short fiction, poetry and sometimes photography, and are often the medium in which the work of the best and most successful fiction writers first appears…Massachusetts based literary magazines include Ploughshares, WHLReview, Boston Review, Boston Book Review, Worcester Review, South Boston Literary Gazette, Agni Review, Massachusetts Review, and Fulcrum. Let attention be paid. —David Mehegan
Laurel’s Pages Midwest Poetry Review
According to the book's Forward, the Wilderness House Literary Review began as a collaboration between a group of poets and writers - the Bagel Bards - and the Wilderness House Literary Retreat in Littleton MA. Edited by Gloria Mindock of Cervena Barva Press and presenting the work of seventy writers, poets, and artists, this anthology is excellent in every way. Readers will recognize many of the names included in this anthology because of their frequent contributions to literature and the arts in journals and e-zines.
Poetry contributions include ekphrasis - poetry inspired by viewing art - and word explorations, free form, post-modern, and translations. Prose includes fiction and non-fiction, social commentaries, essays, letters and novel excerpts. Readers will find here what writers and poets do best: provide humor in times of trial; lighten the burdens of everyday life through imaginative prose; create order out of chaos through well-constructed words and cadences; and shine an illuminating light on the good and bad we see around us.
This anthology represents the work of talented editors, writers, poets and artists who are "like the flash of fireflies that burst into view…" Each page is a new adventure, encouraging, uplifting, informing or intriguing the reader. This sampling from many gifted writers is top notch and highly recommended.