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American Tensions

New Village Press | 2011
Edited by William Richard

American Tensions

Literature of Identity & the Search for Social Justice

This anthology of contemporary American prose and poetry explores issues of identity, oppression, injustice, and social change. Living American writers produced each piece between 1980 and the present.  Contributors include: Elizabeth Alexander, Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison, Marvin Bell, Barrie Jean Borich, Nickole Brown, Philip Bryant, James Cihlar, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Anthony Doerr, Mark Doty, Heid E. Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, B. H. Fairchild, Nick Flynn, Kenny Fries, Eric Gansworth, Ray Gonzalez, J. C. Hallman, Patricia Hampl, Greg Hewett, Scott Hightower, Tony Hoagland, Linda Hogan, Javier O. Huerta, Deborah Keenan, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ed Bok Lee, Bobbie Ann Mason, Bill McKibben, Donald Morrill, David Mura, Kristin Naca, Mark Nowak, D. A. Powell, Hilda Raz, Adrienne Rich, Scott Russell Sanders, Patricia Smith, Brian Turner, Emily C. Watson, Diane Wilson. Edited by William Reichard. Preface by Ted Kooser.

Includes my essay “Waterfront Property.”