Poetry. Nonfiction. A historical document so significant it requires two volumes. FENCE evades the tedium of the decade with this anthology, co-edited by eleven editors past and present, including founder Rebecca Wolff; fiction editors Jonathan Lethem, Ben Marcus, and Lynne Tillman; poetry editors Caroline Crumpacker, Katy Lederer, Matthew Rohrer, Christopher Stackhouse, and Max Winter; and nonfiction editors Frances Richard and Jason Zuzga. In addition to presenting a stunningly eclectic compendium of poetry, short fiction, criticism, and creative nonfiction, much of it by writers who appeared in FENCE at the beginning of careers that went on to be dazzling, these volumes include reflective essays by editors on their experiences with selected texts, with authors, with the magazine as a collective, and with their own editorial identities, and serves as an indispensable record of the inception and continuation of one of the most influential literary journals of its time.
Rebecca Wolff is the founding editor and publisher of FENCE and Fence Books, and of The Constant Critic, a poetry review website. She is the author of Manderley, Figment, and The King. A program fellow of the New York State Writers Institute, she lives in Athens, New York. Author City: ALBANY, NY USA