Contemporary essays, literary nonfiction, poetry, short fiction, and excerpted fiction complete this anthology-the first since Paul Jamieson's Adirondack Reoder in more than twenty years-a sampling of some of the most exciting writers of the Adirondack Mountains. In the past twenty years the Adirondacks have inspired a resident population of writers and has gained regional and national prominence using the Adirondacks as their primary setting and subject matter or at least a significant point of departure. This anthology includes a mix of new and previously published works by forty-three established and emerging writers including Bill McKibben, Sue Halpern, Russell Banks, Alex Schoumatoff, Chase Twichell, Curt Stager, Amy Godine, Jim Gould, to name a few.
Jim Gould is professor of writing and literature in the environmental studies program at Paul Smith's, The College of the Adirondacks. His work has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Outside, and The Washington Post.