Winner of the 2018 Maine Literary Award for Anthology from Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance!
While much attention focuses on the southern border of the United States, 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers turns to the northeast, where Canada and New England share borders, blood, and heritage. The land is disputed in places, in others the US and Canada share responsibility, and Tribal Lands reside as sovereign nations within their borders. The poems, essays, and short stories in ***3 Nations Anthology***explore the things that divide, the bridges between, and the intense love of this rugged region the people hold in common.
Edited by Valerie Lawson, authors of 3 Nations Anthology range from those for whom this book will be their first publication to a Pulitzer Prize nominee. They include: Kathleen Ellis, Stephanie S. Gough, Grey Held, Leonore Hildebrandt, Carol Hobbs, Paul Hostovsky, J. Kates, Michele Leavitt, Carl Little, Donna M. Loring, Mark Melnicove, Sarah Xerar Murphy, Susan Nisenbaum Becker, Fredda Paul, John Perrault, Bruce Pratt, Patricia Ranzoni, Cheryl A. Savageau, Catherine Schmitt, Lee Sharkey, Karin Spitfire, Elizabeth Sprague, David R. Surette, Jeri Theriault, Cindy Veach, and many others.
“…like pulling a deep, revivifying breath into the body.”
—Patricia Smith, author, Incendiary Art
“…a book pulsing with the heartbeat of the land.”
—Chris Benjamin, Atlantic Books Today
“…a refreshing change from the literary and cultural barriers that we all too often allow to come between us.”
—Joseph Bruchac, Native Writers Circle of the Americas Writer of the Year Award winner
"Borderlines, figurative and literal, hum in the national and international consciousness with more volume right now. What unites and divides; what’s shared and not; the power and complexity of lines drawn arbitrarily on a map. Distinctly of a place, this anthology achieves that rare straddle between timelessness and of-this-moment."
—The Boston Globe