Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012 Series:Best American series, Description: xv, 412 p. ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780547595962 (pbk.), 0547595964 (pbk.), Language: English
"A Mariner original."
Two graphic novels: Kamikaze and A brief history of the art form known as "Hortisculpture."
Presents literature from mainstream and alternative American periodicals, including fiction, nonfiction, screenplays, television writing, and alternative comics
Best American sonnet with vengeance from Zone 3 / Best American very short memoir from the New Yorker / Best American manifesto from The Occupied Wall Street Jounal -- Best American minutes from the General Assembly of Occupy Wall Street from www.nycga.net -- Best American observatons at a modern protest movement from McSweeney's / Best American reflection on historic protest movements from The Occupied Wall Street Journal / Best American reflection on a modern protest movement from The New York Times / Best American letters in the mail from The Rumpus / Best American palindrome from The Believer / Best American tweets responding to the death of Osama bin Laden from www.twitter.com -- Best American lonely guy from Jeff, One Lonely Guy / A fable for the living from Electric Literature / Tin man from This American Life / The years of my birth from The New Yorker / An oral history of Olivia Hamilton from Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons / Redeployment from Granta / Kamikaze from A Public Space / The palace of the people from Narrative Magazine / The children from Granta / The street of the house of the sun from The Pinch / Beautiful monsters from Tin House / Bellwether from Water-stone Review / The love act from Raritan / South Beach from Annalemma / The amazing adventures of Phoenix Jones from GQ / Tenth of December from The New Yorker / Transcription of a eulogy / Peyton's place from GQ / A brief history of the art form known as "Hortisculpture" from Optic Nerve / Outlaw from The New York Times Magazine / Don't eat cat from Byliner / Paper tigers from New York /
Sherman Alexie -- Junot Díaz -- Saïd Sayrafiezadeh -- Adam Hochschild -- Robert Hass -- Stephen Elliott, ... [et al.] -- Barry Duncan -- David Shields... [et al.] -- Kevin Brockmeier -- Judy Budnitz -- Louise Erdrich -- Olivia Hamilton... [et al.] -- Phil Klay -- Nora Krug -- Anthony Marra -- Julie Otsuka -- Michael Poore -- Eric Puchner -- Mark Robert Rapacz -- Chaz Reetz-Laiolo -- Ryan Rivas -- Jon Ronson -- George Saunders -- Mona Simpson -- John Jeremiah Sullivan -- Adrian Tomine -- Jose Antonio Vargas -- Jess Walter -- Wesley Yang