The Talking of Hands – Unpublished Writing by New Rivers Press Authors
Poetry/Fiction Anthology, with an introduction by David Haynes and a history of New Rivers Press by the publisher, C.W. Truesdale. Created to celebrate the 30th anniversary of New Rivers Press, this anthology includes previously unpublished work by 59 writers who have had books published by New Rivers. Some might imagine this collection, writes David Haynes, as the inviting scent of fresh baked bread, beckoning them into their favorite trattoria for a sumptuous meal, that meal being the rich archive of poetry and prose that stands behind what you read here…I see our anniversary edition as much like the dazzling couple straggling out of a party at dawn, passing you on the sidewalk headed to work as they announce, `You’ll never believe what you’ve missed’ (from the Introduction). Delightful in itself as an anthology, but also serving as an important reference to the books New Rivers has made available to the reading public, this is one not to miss.