Since 1979, the literary journal Blueline has served as a venue for literature that reflects the distinctive spirit of the Adirondack region. These poems and prose pieces, drawn from twenty-five years of Blueline‘s pages, represent the abundance and variety of creative responses to the singular geography and history of the Adirondacks. Read together, however, they do something more: they reveal a distinct way of looking at the world, attuned both to nature in all its various detail and to profound questions about nature and humanity. Under the editors’ discriminating eyes, the contributions coalesce into a natural and elegant extension of the region’s landscape and people. From Joseph Bruchac’s “Writing by Moonlight” and Neal Burdick’s “Waiting for a Train at the Plattsburgh Amtrak Station” to Alice Wolf Gilborn’s “On Adirondack Porches,” The Blueline Anthology offers rare glimpses into the soul of a region, brief and shifting views that, like those glimpsed by a hiker looking out from the trees at the blue mountains, capture the eye and the mind.
Rick Henry, an associate professor and the director of graduate studies in the Department of English and Communication at SUNY Potsdam, has been Blueline editor since 1998.
Anthony 0. Tyler is a professor in the Department of English and Communication at SUNY Potsdam.
Stephanie Coyne-DeGhett is an instructor in the Department of English and Communication at SUNY Potsdam. She is the poetry editor of Blueline.
Myra Gann is a former professor of Spanish at SUNY Potsdam.
Alan Steinberg, an associate professor in the Department of English and Communication at SUNY Potsdam, is the author of Divided and Cry of the Leopard.
Alice Wolf Gilborn is the founding editor of Blueline.
6 x 9, 280 pages