An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers
Riverine is a contemporary anthology of memoir, short fiction, and poetry by over seventy Hudson Valley writers.
The memoirs reflect Hudson Valley life along with life outside the U. S. Intriguing short stories, both dark and light, explore a wide range of fictional characters. Microfiction (or flash fiction) brings the reader the razor-sharp genre of the short-short story and thought-provoking prose poems. Two poetry sections offer a wide array of styles from a diverse group of poets. "Hudson Valley Views" focuses upon the landscape of the valley that these poets call home. "Other Realms" journeys to the inner mindscape and takes the reader to places both real and imaginary.
Riverine is the creation of writer and editor Laurence Carr along with Codhill publisher, David Appelbaum, former editor of Parabola magazine.
Riverine celebrates the words of those authors who breathe the air of the Hudson Valley, drink its water, eat the harvest from its rich soil and convert these gifts into the gift of words that reflects our individual and collective lives. As long as a healthy Hudson River continues to flow through this valley (and part of our lives must be committed to its good health), the words of its writers will also continue to flow from lips and pens and pencils and keyboards.
Laurence Carr teaches creative and dramatic writing at SUNY New Paltz where he created the SUNY Playwrights’ Project and was honored as a Teacher of the Year. Over thirty of his plays and theatre pieces have been produced in New York City, throughout the United States, and in Europe. His prose and poetry have been published and performed throughout the country.
"…a cornucopia of poetry and prose gathers together a Who's Who of Hudson Valley authors. River deep and mountain high, this bountiful book is a pleasure to read." — Chronogram
"[Riverine] represents the wealth of our region, not only in its varied geographical and natural beauty, but also in the richness of artistic talent tucked in its hills and along its winding waters." — Mary Holland, Works Cited, SUNY New Paltz
"Carr has assembled an anthology that goes a long ways toward capturing the literary spirit of the Hudson River Valley … this book is an excellent place to meet this diverse cadre of writers and genres." — Dale Flynn, The Hudson River Valley Review