Gardner McFall contributed the essay “Ambitious Daughter: Louisa May Alcott and her Mother" to the anthology Writers and their Mothers, edited by Dale Salwak (Palgrave / Macmillan, 2018), which was excerpted on Literary Hub, March 23, 2018 (click here to read).
University of Michigan Press
Gardner McFall collected and edited this volume of prose by May Swenson, whom critic and poet John Hollander has called "one of our few unquestionably major poets."
"Made with Words includes fiction, essays, and interviews, a play, and personal letters — genres in which Swenson often reveals herself more intimately than in her poems. How deliciously indulging it is to read these selections as a way of coming closer to Swenson’s mind and art......in a time when poets themselves have difficulty defining poetry, it is invigorating to have access to Swenson’s directness...Get it from the source is Swenson’s tenet, and Gardner McFall’s selection takes us there.”--Brooke Bigelow, The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City
Barnes and Noble Classics
Gardner McFall wrote the introduction and notes for this 2005 Barnes and Noble edition of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows (1908).