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A Collection of Facts, Fiction, Incantations & Verse

By Avery Caswell, Contributions by Anthony Abbott, Contributions by Joseph Bathanti, Contributions by Judy Goldman, Contributions by Seamus Heaney, Contributions by Amy Rogers


160 Pages, 6.8 x 8.6

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: June 2010

ISBN 9780982617106

Rights: WOR

Lorimer Press (Jun 2010)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


This compendium of essays, interviews, poems, memoir, fiction, recipes, art and anecdotes is by writers and artists from across the United States and around the world. LUCK offers an upbeat and contemporary look at the topic of luck as it relates to well being, good health, relationships and daily life. An eclectic collection of quotes, essays, memoir and poetry, the book's contributors include the Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, Pulitzer nominated poet Anthony S. Abbott, award-winning novelist Judy Goldman, and the highly respected illustrator David Wilgus. A beautifully designed book, LUCK makes the perfect gift.

Author Biography

Originally from Chicago, Avery Caswell holds a BFA and MFA in design, and an MFA in creative writing and publication arts. She studied writing at Iowa Writers' Workshop and illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art. Passionate about combining words and images, she was the lead writer and book designer for LUCK, A Collection of Facts, Fiction, Incantations & Verse. Her collages were featured in Far From the Centers of Ambition, and she is the author of Motherload, stories.Anthony S. Abbott is the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of English at Davidson College where he served as Department Chair from 1989 to 1996. He is the author of four critical studies, two novels and six book of poetry, including the Pulitzer nominated The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat. His awards include the Novello Literary Award for Leaving Maggie Hope (2003), the Oscar Arnold Young Award for The Man Who (2005), and the Brockman-Campbell Award for If Words Could Save Us (2011) as well as the Irene Blair Honeycutt Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. He lives in Davidson, North Carolina with his wife, Susan.