March 23rd, 2011 / 1:16 am

Have you ever read an anthology straight through?

I’m thinking about trying it with this best of fence thing.


  1. Frank Tas, the Raptor

      Heck yeah dude. All I used to read in high school were old “Best American Short Stories” anthologies that were collecting library dust. They were like my equivalent of those Punk-o-Rama comps everyone used to listen to.

  2. Lincoln Michel

      Anchor Book of New American Short Stories for sure. Probably others.

  3. Luis Correa

      The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets, otherwise known as the Poetry Chains of Dominic Luxford.

  4. Ryan Call

      me too.

  5. M. Kitchell

      I read the Documents of Contemporary Art anthologies straight through… also, not so much an “anthology,” but I read Richard Kostelanetz’s Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes straight through…a number of french poetry anthologies, a lot of comix anthologies, anthology of concrete poetry, the early Atlas Press anthologies, the avant-garde today: an international anthology, a lot of anthologies/collections of various avant-garde/experimental fictions/poetry…

      so, yes.

  6. Trey

      MLP’s First Year

  7. postitbreakup

      No. But I’m sure I should have. And anthologies also ought to have secret mysteries or gimmicks encoded in the text to reward readers who do this. Like you get a special message about Ovaltine if you compare the last sentence of each story, or something.

      Just a thought.

  8. Rebecca Wolff

      Hope you like it. I worked hard on it.