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Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, & Other Short Prose For Heart of the Order: Baseball Poems Straight Razor Nazim Hikmet: The Life and Times of Turkey's World Poet
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The critics on Short, plus  interviews with editor, Alan Ziegler, in Words Without Borders and in The Believer:

"From humor to heartbreak and back again, the stories and short works in Short offer a whirlwind tour exploring what the written word is capable of, the tip of an impossibly valuable iceberg."  --San Francisco Book Review

"Important and impressive." --HTMLGiant

"Comprising pieces dating as far back as the year 1500, this collection is perhaps the best introduction to short prose that both experienced and inexperienced readers could wish for.” --Pastiche

"Perfect for the busy reader...[and] good for those interested in experimental writing." --starred review, Library Journal

An Interview in Words Without Borders with Alisha Kaplan:

An Interview in The Believer with Lincoln Michel:

For course consideration, download the examination Sampler here: Short College Sampler.pdf


Congratulations to Shane McCrae, recent winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Editor's Choice Award for his collection The Animal Too Big to Kill, which Persea will publish in 2015.

Look for new poetry from Persea over the summer by Leslie Shinn (winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry), Michael White, and Kimberly Johnson.


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