The Cincinnati Anthology
Edited by Zan McQuade
A part of Belt’s City Anthology Series, “A deft, well-considered collection of essays, illustrations and photographs that represents…‘the visions of those who have fallen madly in love with the city of Cincinnati, either for the first time or all over again.’”—Cincinnati CityBeat
The Cincinnati Anthology brings together some of the Queen City’s most notable residents, native sons and daughters, and creatives to tell tales of a city's triumphs and tribulations.
Edited by Zan McQuade, this collection reflects Cincinnati’s true complexity: its present and its past, its transitions and its legacies; what defines it and distinguishes it; what makes us love it and what makes some eventually leave it. It is an anthology on genealogy and geology, race and progress, and experiences from the suburbs to Over-the-Rhine. Included are contributions from Curtis Sittenfeld, John Curley, Cedric Michael Cox, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Jack Heffron, Polk Laffoon IV, Katie Laur, Sam LeCure, Over the Rhine, Michael Wilson, and many more. Here you’ll find:
- Portraits of Price Hill Residents
- The dog parks of Over-the-Rhine
- 5 Things a Relief Pitcher for the Reds loves about the city
- A legacy of segregation that still resonates today
- The Freestore Foodbank
- An ode to Pete Rose
An insider’s guide to the story of Cincinnati and the myriad lives that are lived there.
Praise for The Cincinnati Anthology:
“A deft, well-considered collection of essays, illustrations and photographs that represents...‘the visions of those who have fallen madly in love with the city of Cincinnati, either for the first time or all over again.’” Cincinnati CityBeat
“The twenty-three disparate pieces in the book reflect many faces of the city, some famous and some rarely glimpsed, much less exposed. Of course there are the hillsides and bridges and big brand corporations, the disgraced baseball legend and elegant arts czar. But there’s also an alienated poet and a dissatisfied transplant and a stunning set of photo portraits that illuminate relationships in the neighborhood of Price Hill by cutting through stereotypes, one frame at a time.” Middle West Review
Zan McQuade is an editor, writer, photographer, translator, and baseball enthusiast. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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