The Southwest of the twenty-first century is full of surprises, and so is this collection of southwestern short stories published between 2007 and 2011. The writers represented here remind us that this is not the “Old Southwest” of gunfighters and sagebrush but, instead, a place of rock collectors, palm readers, and Russian mail-order brides. Well-known authors like Sallie Bingham, Ron Carlson, Laura Furman, and Dagoberto Gilb are joined here by exciting newcomers Eddie Chuculate, Don Waters, Claire Vaye Watkins, and others.
Anthologies Containing Short Stories by Sallie Bingham
Motes Books (5/25/2013)
Experienced and novice writers are presented together in this unique volume of monologues and short scripts. This anthology highlights a significant force in contemporary American theatre-the growing presence of women as playwrights. Award-winners are here, and so are undiscovered voices. They have one thing in common…their individual artistic journeys all include time spent in Kentucky-some for a short while, others for a lifetime.
University Press of Kentucky (7/1/2001)
Morris Grubbs has sifted through vintage classics, little-known gems, and stunning debuts to assemble this collection of forty stories by popular and critically acclaimed writers. In subtle and profound ways they challenge and overturn accepted stereotypes about the land their authors call home, whether by birth or by choice. Kentucky writers have produced some of the finest short stories published in the last fifty years, much of which focuses on the tension between the comforts of community and the siren-like lure of the outside world.