Over sixty stories, essays, and poems appear in this landmark edition, picked from more than 5,000 nominations. Over the years more than 400 presses have been honored with reprints in The Pushcart Prize, the most praised literary series in America: winner of the Carey-Thomas Award, named a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, picked for several Book-of-the-Month Club selections, and hailed by Publishers Weekly as "among the most influential in the development of the American book business in the past century and a quarter." "The single best measure of the state of affairs in American literature today."—New York Times Book Review "[A]mong the most influential [series] in the development of the American book business in the past century and a quarter."
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