Pow Wow

Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience

 Short Fiction from Then to Now

Edited by Ishmael Reed with Carla Blank

From Da Capo Press, in cloth and paper, 2009



A comprehensive collection of American short fiction from such authors as Zora Neale Hurston, Chester Himes, Robert Coover, Bharati Mukherjee, Benjamin Franklin, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ntozake Shange, Mark Twain, Grace Paley, Russell Banks, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein  and James Alan McPherson.



“Ishmael Reed has made a career of taking the canon and blowing it to smithereens… Pow Wow is big, diverse, messy, all over the place – just like American literature itself.”

                                                                   Los Angeles Times


“Molten and magical tales that dramatically explore the consequences of our attitudes toward race, ethnicity, gender, class and sexuality .... This is a live-wire, from-sea-to-shining-sea collection in which we hear America singing.”     Booklist

"Another wonderful anthology from Reed, this is highly recommended.”                                                
Library Journal