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The &NOW AWARDS 2:
The Best Innovative Writing
This second volume of The &Now Awards recognizes the most provocative, hardest-hitting, deadly serious, patently absurd, cutting-edge, avant-everything-and-nothing work from the years 2009-2011. The &NOW Awards features writing as a contemporary art form: writing as it is practiced today by authors who consciously treat their work as an art, and as a practice explicitly aware of its own literary and extra-literary history—as much about its form and materials, language, as it about its subject matter. The &NOW conference, moving from the University of Notre Dame (2004), Lake Forest College (2006), Chapman University (2008), the University at Buffalo (2009), the University of California, San Diego (2011), and Paris (Sorbonne and Diderot, 2012)—sets the stage for this aesthetic, while The &Now Awards features work from the wider world of innovative publishing and serves as an ideal survey of the contemporary scene.
The book has two covers and can be read from either direction. It’s a topsy-turvy world.
Davis Schneiderman is the Director of &NOW Books. His works include Drain (Triquarterly) and the DEAD/BOOKS trilogy, Blank (2011), [SIC] (2013), and INK. (2014) (Jaded Ibis).
May · World · First Publication ·8x10 · 400 pages · Trade Paper ·
ISBN: 978-0-9823156-4-4 0-9823156-4-3 · $19.95
Distributed by the Northwestern University Press.
Harold Abramowitz (.UNFO)
Rachel Gontijo Araujo
Jose Perez Beduya
Amina Memory Cain
J. R. Carpenter
Don Mee Choi
LaTasha Nevada Diggs
Duriel E. Harris (Black Took Collective)
Gretchen E. Henderson
Daniel Levin Becker
A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz
Dawn Lundy Martin (Black Took Collective)
K. Silem Mohammad
Dan Richert (.UNFO)
Anna Joy Springer
J. A. Tyler
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
Ronaldo V. Wilson (Black Took Collective)