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What the critics are saying about Short, plus an interview with Short's editor, Alan Ziegler, 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

In The Believer, Lincoln Michel interviews Alan Ziegler:

"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

"Important and impressive." --HTMLGiant

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

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


Opening Day is almost here, and with it the publication of Persea's new anthology, Heart of Order: Baseball Poems, edited by Gabriel Fried, with a Foreword by Daniel Okrent. Preorder a copy from your local or on-line bookseller today.

With baseball season comes National Poetry Month. Enjoy wonderful new collections by Aaron Belz, Randall Mann, and Anne Shaw.


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