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SAN FRANCISCO’S BURNING
The famous “ballad opera” now available, for the first time, in its sparkling entirety. Full score by Al Carmines and other composers, witty drawings by Jess.
“A unique, bizarre, and altogether beguiling ballad opera.”–Small Press.
440 pages, including 200 pages of music in a separate section.
Paper: : ISBN 978-0-914610-33-9, $15.00.
Cloth:: ISBN 978-0-914610-43-8 $25.00.
GHOSTS AND GRINNING SHADOWS
The only published prose by the incomparable balladeer. Choice calls these two long witch stories “a welcome and timely treat.”
Fiction, 98 pages,
$18.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-10-0
THE REAL WEATHER
Poems that are clear, calm and relentlessly in focus as they explore the familiar world and the dark places beneath.
Poetry, 64 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-42-1, $7.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-46-9, $15.00.
Lord Is This A Psalm?“Jack Agüeros is the wiseguy in the choir who leaves the congregation muffling snorts of hilarity, or slack-jawed with the shock of recognition.” -Martín Espada.Poetry 88 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-95-9 $13
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-96-6 $21
SONNETS FROM THE PUERTO RICAN
Poet, playwright and fiction writer, Jack Agüeros was born in East Harlem and, as artist and citizen, has remained closely involved with New York’s Puerto Rican community.
He “extends the range of poetic possibility in these stunning sonnets from real life. . . . If you can afford only one poetry book, buy this one.”–Lorna Dee Cervantes.
“Essential for collections specializing in Puerto Rican literature.”–Library Journal.
Poetry, 110 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-22-5, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-23-2, $20.00.(Out Of Print)
CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE STONE HAULERS
A first collection, praised by Martín Espada for its “intelligence and compassion.”
Poetry, 72 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-93-5, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-94-2, $15.00.(Out Of Print)
IMPASSIONED COWS BY MOONLIGHT
“A talent of potentially major proportions. The rhythms and cadences are complex and beautiful.”–Robert Peters.
Fiction and poetry, 69 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-02-1.
“Mr. Alexie’s is one of the major lyric voices of our time.”—The New York Times Book Review
Poetry & Short Prose, 160 pages
ISBN 978-1-931236-70-6(paperback), $18.00
ISBN 978-1-931236-71-3(hardcover), $28.00
What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned
Sherman Alexie’s poetry career started on a high note in his early twenties and has continued to rise. His first book, The Business of Fancydancing (Hanging Loose Press, 1992) was reviewed on the front cover of The New York Times Book Review: “Mr. Alexie’s is one of the major lyric voices of our time,” the reviewer wrote. Alexie had already won a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and a stream of other awards has followed – the PEN/Hemingway Award, the American Book Award, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Award, the American Library Association Odyssey Award, to name a few-culminating with a National Book Award for his superb novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. He has written poetry, novels, short stories, screenplays – 24 books to date – and that doesn’t include a huge amount of literary and political journalism. He is a platform performer of enormous popularity. For all his success in every literary form he has tried, Alexie defines himself first and foremost as a poet. This book will show you why.
ISBN: 978-1934909-32-4 (pbk.) $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-934909-379 (hardcover) $29.00
THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING: THE SCREENPLAY
Full screenplay, photos, special introduction, from the new movie by the maker of Smoker Signals, author of The Toughest Indian in the World, One Stick Song and other highly regarded books.
TP: 978-1-913236-27-7 $16.
cloth 978-1-931236-28-7 $24
ONE STICK SONG ( more books by Sherman Alexie)
Poetry & Short Prose , 96 pages
978-1-882413-76-8 (pbk.) $18.00
978-1-882413-77-5 (cloth) $25.00
“These poems both about those who died in, and those who survived, the Tsunami of 2004 memorialize with anger and beauty one of the most devastating tragedies of our time. In its largeness of heart, bold artistry, and admirable desire to bear witness, Amirthanayagam’s consoling, life-affirming and triumphant volume reminds me of Neruda’s great Residence on Earth.”—Jaime Manriqu
ISBN paperback: 978-1-931236-82-9, $16.
ISBN cloth: 978-1-931236-83-6, $26.
THE ELEPHANTS OF RECKONING
WINNER OF THE PATERSON POETRY PRIZE.
“One of the purest lyric poems I’ve come upon in years. . . His book is a joy.”–Stephen Dunn.
Poetry, 64 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-72-4, $17.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-73-1, $27.00.
Backyards of the Universe
“With a nimble grace and a wit that qualifies as both a deadly weapon and a sacrament, Jack Anderson’s Backyards of the Universe offers the wry, mischievous shape-shifting poems of city life for which he has long been known and admired–and now he explores time in just the way that for decades he has explored city streets, both here and abroad–with courage, verve, and a keen eye for the details that reveal life’s uncertainties, messes, and losses, as well as its epiphanies: Ginsberg meets Blake. Backyards of the Universe is rich withÂ the mischief and whimsy we’ve come to expect from Jack Anderson–and deepening both the pleasure and the revelation is his persistent questioning of existence itself, culminating in the gorgeous, Joycean “Night Song Naming Night.” Easily one of the most compelling and unforgettable reads of 2017.”—Patricia Traxler
ISBN: 973-1-934909-49-2 (paperback), $18
Getting Lost in a City Like This
This is Jack Anderson‘s tenth collection of poems.
“Whether inspired by dreams or fairy tales or the uncanny paradoxes of everyday life, Jack Anderson’s prose poems evoke a sense of wonder.” – The New York Times Book Review
ISBN: 978-1-931236-97-3 (paperback), $18
ISBN: 978-1-931236-98-0 (hardcover), $28
FIELD TRIPS ON THE RAPID TRANSIT
His eighth collection of poems.
“Evanescent. . . a sophisticated mind cultivating childlike, Blakean wisdom. . .”–Library Journal.
Poetry, 104 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-68-7, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-69-4, $15.00.
THE CLOUDS OF THAT COUNTRY
“A skillful and original poet.”–Ian Young, The Body Politic.
“Ambitious poems that try to define the spiritual character of the United States.”–John Gill.
Poetry, 76 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-29-8, $7.00.
Also available: SELECTED POEMS (Release Press), $7.00.
SUDDENLY SPEAKING BABYLONIAN
Stephen Beal is a native of Evanston, Illinois, who now makes his home in Colorado. A longtime editor and author of several nonfiction books, he turned to poetry relatively recently, but has made up quickly for lost time. His poems have appeared in such publications as Tri-Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, and Hanging Loose, and his first collection, The Very Stuff, received the 1997 poetry award from The Colorado Center for the Book. Beal is also a fiber artist of international reputation.
Poetry, 96 pages
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-931236-35-5, $14.
Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1-931236-36-2, $24
Jen Benka’s elegant and superbly crafted poems reinvigorate our notion of the lyric. Welding language from diverse spheres-military, political, legal, literary, pop-she enlists the reader to help in this renewal process, urging: “trespassers take up your tools.”
Paperback: ISBN: 978-1-934909-04-1 $18.00
“Carole Bernstein’s poems are raw–as a wound is, or a flower. They are also canny and compelling. Familiar is an exhilarating book, quickened by blood-bright longings and a restless intelligence.”–J. D. McClatchy
“A memorable first book.”–Daniel Hoffman
Poetry, 76 pages
Dearest Annie, You Wanted a Report on Berkson’s Class: Letters from Frances LeFevre to Anne Waldman
Edited by Lisa Birman
With an introduction by Bill Berkson
and an afterword by Anne Waldman
ISBN: 978-1934909-90-4 (pbk.) $18.00
“Eula Biss writes in spare brushstrokes that evoke an emotional universe, by turns funny, scary, dreamlike, haunting. These prose poems are shards of gleaming observations, fragments of intimacy and illusion. Here we find our families and ourselves, our words and our silences. A most impressive debut.” –Martín Espada
Prose, 72 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-07-2 $17
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-08-9 $27
“Wonderfully intelligent poems. . . clean and tough-minded.”–Choice.
A first collection rooted in the actual and emotional geography of California.
Poetry, 79 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-44-1, $7.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-47-2, $15.00.
A BURDEN OF EARTH
“Beth Bosworth sets her stories in the labyrinth of family life, bravely exploring its dark turns and heartstopping entanglements. . . the debut of a gifted writer.”–E.L. Doctorow.
Fiction, 168 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-18-8, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-19-5, $20.00.
“Bonnard’s Dog is a book of arrival’s stock-taking, of time-delving and time-wrestling, of gratitude, of opening to the gift that is even our losses. It shows, precise detail by precise detail, how the past is carried into the present: on the hooves of horses, the stairs of a pigeon tower, the notes of a long-vanished piano, and also by accident, by luck. With deft mastery, Rosalind Brackenbury distills the facts and feel of a deeply lived through and profoundly attended-to existence-and her title poem here, I must add, is simply wondrous. ” —Jane Hirshfield
ISBN: : 978-1934909-44-7 $18
The Joy of the Nearly Old
“These rich, fluent poems tell the story of a writer’s pilgrimage. They are filled with the colors and vibrancy of her world, a world that includes Key West, England, Paris and, of course, literature itself. The sentences are so poised and artfully phrased that, despite their sometimes dark subject matter, they are a palpable pleasure on the tongue” -Harvey Shapiro
ISBN: : 978-1-934909-25-6 $18
“Affirms the right to dignity of feminist workers, lesbians, and all minorities.”–Mary Tall Mountain, Feminist Review.
Poetry, 63 pages,
$6.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-17-5.(Out Of Print)
A MORE HUMAN FACE
“No poet has a more human face than this one….” — Robert Creeley.
“The poems are strong and moving.” — Jayne Cortez.
Poetry, 88 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-58-4 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-59-1 $21.00
WHAT BEING RESPONSIBLE MEANS TO ME
“A book of well-worked and generous poems…. Together, they form a rich, unified whole.”–Chuck Wachtel.
Poetry, 56 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-49-6, $7.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-50-2, $15.00.
NOTES ON SPACE/TIME
“Personally, politically and culturally significant and true.”–Booklist
. “This book is worth owning.”–Choice.
Poetry, 32 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-11-3, $5.00.
The Journey of English
“Lively and illustrated discussion shows how the English language expresses the history and culture of those who speak it….” — Booklist
Children’s nonfiction, 48 pages
Hardcover, full-color, ISBN 978-1-882413-58-4, $90.00 out of print, very limited supply available.
The Trapeze Diaries
“Marie Carter’s The Trapeze Diaries is a tour de force performance—this is a writer transforming the things of daily life, the fears and struggles and unexpected glories, into weightless prose. Carter gets at the question we’re all trying to get at in one way or another: how, in this heavy world, against our own mortality and terror, can we break loose and fly? How can we get around the troubles in our own hearts and make our way toward joy? Carter finds the answer, both metaphorically and physically.”—Maria Dahvana Headley, author of The Year of Yes
ISBN: 978-1-931236-84-3 (pbk), $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-931236-85-0 (cloth), $26.00
THE ALCHEMIST’S DIARY
“…the work of a poet who possesses a healthy dose of humility and openness to the wonder and the terror of this world.” -Jim Daniels.
Poetry 88 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-03-4 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-04-1 $21.00
One Daughter Is Worth Ten Sons
Jiwon Choi is a poet, urban gardener, and preschool teacher. Her work has appeared in various online and print publications, including Painted Bride Quarterly, Bombay Gin, and Hanging Loose. One Daughter Is Worth Ten Sons is her first poetry collection. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-48-0 $18.00
ableau with Crash Helmet features free-verse narratives that bear a New York stamp, from their local settings and subjects to their wry musings and apocalyptic shadings. In “New York Minute,” a grizzled harpist in a subway station “render[s] his version/ of a cosmopolitan afterlife.” In the title poem, set in the shadow of St. John the Divine’s cathedral, a “human gargoyle/ crouches over [a]/ discarded umbrella.” The spirit of the rationalist RenÃƒÂ© Descartes duels with that of the skeptic David Hume in the final poems of the first section. A New Year’s Day meditation unfolds in a sequence of anxious prose poems that structures the concluding section. As a whole, the collection marvels at the heart, which, reason notwithstanding, sometimes craves, like a famished cat, “its can of stinky-fish.”
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-50-8 $18.00
“It was the poem, ‘Rivers,’ that got me thinking about Michael Cirelli’s gifted flow. ‘I’m floating down the Pawtuxet River/ in a basket made of plastic/ Straws, clear as our front windows.’ The Grind is anchored and flooded by the tributaries of place; the ebb and flow of a family’s lifework. Flow is the word for this book’s heart and dexterity; flow is the word for this book’s straight-forward, straight up grace.” â€”Terrance Hayes
ISBN:978-1-934909-33-1 (pbk), $18
Vacations on the Black Star Line
MICHAEL CIRELLI’S FIRST COLLECTION, LOBSTER WITH OL’ DIRTY BASTARD (HANGING LOOSE, 2008), WAS A NY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM AN INDEPENDENT PRESS AND WAS FEATURED IN THE “DEBUT POETS” ISSUE OF POETS & WRITERS MAGAZINE. HE HAS ALSO AUTHORED TWO CURRICULA, POETRY JAM (RECORDED BOOKS, 2010) AND HIP-HOP POETRY & THE CLASSICS (MILK MUG, 2004), AND IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF URBAN WORD NYC. HE HAS BEEN FEATURED IN WORLD LITERATURE TODAY, SPOKEN WORD REVOLUTION REDUX, KING MAGAZINE AND HBO’S DEF POETRY JAM. HE LIVES ON THE MOON.
ISBN:978-1-934909-20-1 (pbk), $18
Lobster with Ol’ Dirty Bastard
“Michael Cirelli has invented his own electric school of lyric, stamping an unflinching signature on soul-infused stanzas that are alternately tender, tough, revelatory and always, alwaays unapologetic. What’s most amazing is that he possesses a voice that doesn’t seem to have occurred before—its definitive drum works its way into your head and stays there, making you crave more of the infectious music he drops, exactly the way he drops it. Damn.” – Patricia Smith
ISBN: 9 78-1-931236-95-9 (pbk), $16
ISBN: 978-1-931236-96-6 (cloth), $26
“One of the finest lesbian writers working today. . . a vital force. Duration is her most innovative and imaginative work yet.”–Joy Parks, The Body Politic.
Prose and poetry, 88 pages,
$7.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-36-6.
UNDERSHIRTS AND OTHER STORIES
“A strikingly original first book.”–Joan Larkin.
“For entertainment combined with serious thought, an important collection.”–The Body Politic.
Fiction, 64 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-30-4, $6.00.
A SIMPLE FACT
Second collection from this West Coast lesbian writer.
“Sharp evocative stories–full of life.”–Joan Silber.
“A young writer to keep track of. Her stories are first class.”–Russell Banks.
Fiction, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-45-8, $8.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-48-9, $15.00.
William Corbett is a poet who lives in Boston’s South End and is Director of Student Writing Activities in MIT’s Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies. He writes frequently on art, directs the small press Pressed Wafer and is on the advisory board of Manhattan’s CUE Art Foundation. Among his books are the memoirs Furthering My Education and Philip Guston’s Late Work: A Memoir. He edited Just the Thing: Selected Letters of James Schuyler and The Letters of James Schuyler to Frank O’Hara. He is currently at work on a book about the painter Albert York.
978-1-931236-86-7 paperback, $16.
978-1-931236-87-4 cloth, $26
The Whalen Poem
I spent the summer of 2007 reading the galleys of Philip Whalen’s Collected Poems. I was in Vermont and had the leisure to read slowly, ten or so pages a day. About halfway through the master’s poems I began to write The Whalen Poem. I kept at it until just after Halloween. No book I have written, poetry or prose, has given me the deep pleasure I felt in writing The Whalen Poem. -William Corbett
ISBN: 978-1-934909-13-3 $16.00
, On The Imperial Highway: New and Selected Poems
“Cortez has been and continues to be an explorer, probing the valleys and chasms of human existence. No ravine is too perilous, no abyss too threatening for Jayne Cortez.”—Maya Angelou
ISBN: 978-1-931236-90-4 (paperback) $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-931236-99-7 (hardcover) $28.00
, Jazz Fan Looks Back
” Jayne Cortez understands better than most how to make spoken words and images swing and rock.” –Gene Seymour, Newsday
Poetry, 112 pages :
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-09-6 $14
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-94-2 $21
WOODWORKING AND PLACES NEARBY
“Eloquent of the mysteries and tensions of daily life.”–Eudora Welty.
Poetry, 65 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-13-7.
THE WATER IN THE PEARL
“As local and specific as that muddy river by which she lives. . . and as sophisticated as a Madison Avenue jeweler.”–J. Kates, The Village Voice.
Poetry, 79 pages,
$6.00 ISBN 978-0-914610-28-1.
Runaway Goat Cart
Thomas Devaney is a poet and author of Calamity Jane (Furniture Press, 2014), The Picture that Remains (The Print Center, 2014), A Series of Small Boxes (Fish Drum, 2007), The American Pragmatist Fell in Love (Banshee Press, 1999), and the nonfiction book Letters to Ernesto Neto (Germ Folios, 2005). Projects include, “Tales from the 215” for “Philadelphia Freedom” with Zoe Strauss, the “The Empty House” at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site for “The Big Nothing” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and “Common Ground: Seven Philadelphia Photographers in the 1960s and 1970s” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Devaney is the recipient of a Pew Fellowship in the Arts for poetry (2014). He teaches at Haverford College.
ISBN: 978-1934909-45-8 (pbk.) $18.00
This Beautiful Place
“The series name speaks for our collaborative mission to introduce voices new to English through translators able to foreground the extraordinary writing with which they work with great craft and attention to the original language. The goal of the new partnership is to publish innovative work that will emphasize the importance of something that often really does get ‘lost in translation’: the world’s diversity of cultures and the people who create and foster them.” -Kimiko Hahn, Queens College-CUNY
ISBN: 978-1-934909-29-4 (pbk.) $18.00
ANIMALS THAT STAND IN DREAMS
“These are genuine poems of the live world. . . [Elliott’s] book would adorn any college library shelf.”–Choice.
Poetry, 68 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-08-3.
DARKNESS AT EACH ELBOW
“One of the truly gifted poets of our generation.”–National Public Radio.
Poetry, 107 pages,
$10.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-21-2.
Devoured by the Moon
Before his death in 2000, Rafael Pérez Estrada was one of contemporary Spain’s most imaginative and unique writers. A several-time finalist for Spain’s Premio Nacional de Literatura, he published over forty books in his lifetime. He created a body of work that often defies classification, crafting fantastic realities from myth, fable, and his own Mediterranean surroundings. He creates his own world which can be said to be vaguely rooted in ours, eliciting comparisons to Borges and Calvino. This bi-lingual selection of his work in Spanish with facing translations into English by Steven J. Stewart present his work in all its richness.
Poetry, 142 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-37-9 $14.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-38-6 $25.00
WHY THE SUN CANNOT SET: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
“Mary Ferrari is a wonderful writer.”–Kenneth Koch. Nadine Gordimer says: “Mary Ferrari’s poetry has the unexpectedness of life.”
Poetry, 128 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-04-1, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-05-8, $20.00.
“Gerald Fleming is a remarkable writer, made more so by his commitment to the prose poem, a form which at its best, as here, is a delicious treat on almost every occasion. His new volume, One, takes on the monosyllable and wrestles it into dizzying and wonderful pretzel-esque works which may appear, at first glance, non-pretzel-esque. You’ll probably love this book as much as I do.”—Frederick Barthelme Poetry,
ISBN: 978-1-934909-97-3 $18
Night of Pure Breathing
GERALD FLEMING’s poetry and prose poems have appeared widely over the past thirty years. He has won numerous awards and fellowships, and between 1995 and 2000 he edited and published the literary magazine Barnabe Mountain Review, whose archives can be found at U.C. Berkeley’s Bancroft Library. His book of poems Swimmer Climbing onto Shore appeared from Sixteen Rivers Press in 2005. He taught in the San Francisco public schools for thirty-seven years, and has published three books for teachers, the most recent of which is Rain, Steam, and Speed (Jossey-Bass/Wiley). He lives in Lagunitas, California.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-15-7 $18
Ed Friedman grew up in 1950s Los Angeles. He made his way to New York City in the early 70s, where he worked on magazines, collaborated with artists and composers, played in bands, and participated in the active St. Mark’s Poetry Project community. In 1987 he became the Poetry Project’s Artistic Director, a position he held until 2003. His previous books of poetry and prose include: The Telephone Book; Humans Work; Mao & Matisse; Away; and Drive Through the Blue Cylinders.
Paper, ISBN 978-1934909-942 , $18.00.
MAO & MATISSE
“. . .a new lyricism that provides a rarity these days: pure pleasure.”–Ron Padgett.
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-20-1, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-21-8, $20.00.
DRIVE THROUGH THE BLUE CYLINDERS
“You can count on Ed Friedman’s book to take you on a fine ride.” –Ed Sanders.
Poetry 88 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-95-9 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-96-6 $21.00
The Year of Yellow Butterflies
The poems in The Year of Yellow Butterflies combine elements of surrealism and wry humor as well as riffs on autobiography, science fiction and unhinged nostalgia. Fuhrman explores the relationship between the mind and the body and playfully examines how gender, technology, capitalism and culture affect this relationship.
paper: 978-1-934909-454, $18.
UGH UGH OCEAN
Born in New York City, Joanna Fuhrman has lived in Austin, Texas, and Seattle, Washington. She has taught poetry at the University of Washington, homeless shelters, and public schools. Her poems have appeared in such publications as: American Poetry: Next Generation, Lit, Hanging Loose, and New American Writing. Now living in Brooklyn, she teaches poetry through Teachers & Writers Collaborative and is the 2001-2003 coordinator for the Monday night readings at the Poetry Project at Saint Mark’s Church in the East Village. Her first book, Freud in Brooklyn, was also published by Hanging Loose Press.
Poetry, 72 pages
TP: 978-1-931236-17-1, $13.
HC: 978-1-931236-18-8, $21
FREUD IN BROOKLYN
An “impressive first collection…Ms. Fuhrman’s poems show that when the poet has fun writing, readers will have fun, too.” -David Lehman, The Wall Street Journal. “Her use of image, sound and semantic nuance warms every page with the intricate brocade of human experience.” -John Olson, Rain Taxi.
Poetry, 68 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-72-0 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-73-7 $21.00
“The poems in Joanna Fuhrman’s Moraine are just as layered and organic as the landforms alluded to in the title. Fuhrman sifts through the debris of modern day life and makes beautiful new sculptures with the rubble she finds. At home with the narrative, collage, and abstract leaps, her poetry is as unpredictable as it is inevitable. Fuhrman is a queen of drama, rather than a drama queen. A royal highness of storytelling, she reigns supreme in these polyphonic, textured, and generous poems.”—Denise Duhamel
paper, ISBN 1-931236-53-4 $15
HC ISBN 1-931236-54-2 $25
ON THE SIDE OF THE CROW
“Christien Gholson writes like no one else—no one living, that is, as the writer he most resembles is Borges. These interrelated prose poems bristle with images that stun and burst into livid sudden fictions with each new line. An exquisite and exquisitely tight collection; Gholson creates a seamless world that wraps us in ourselves, a layered world, a woven world, a world that makes sense for all its incomprehensible acts. As inventive as Barry Yourgrau and as deep as Barry is light, On the Side of the Crow will make you see. Another excellent collection from one of America’s oldest and most exciting literary presses.”—Lorna Dee Cervantes
paper, ISBN 1-931236-55-0 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-56-9 $25.00
“Precise, glistening prose….” -Publishers Weekly.
Fiction , 103 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-68-3 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-69-0 $21.00
BETWEEN WORLDS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
“John Gill’s poems explore various alternate worlds. . . an engaging and impressive collection.”–Robert Phillips, Small Press.
Poetry, 112 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-74-8, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-75-5, $20.00.
He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs
ISBN-10 : 1934909319
ISBN-13 : 978-1934909317 (pbk.) $18.00
Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva
ISBN: 978-1-934909-89-8 (pbk.) $18.00
He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs
Leonard Gontarek is the author of four books of poems: St. Genevieve Watching Over Paris, Van Morrison Can’t Find His Feet, Zen For Beginners and Déjá Vu Diner. His poems have appeared in the anthologies, The Best American Poetry, The Working Poet and Joyful Noise: American Spiritual Poetry. He conducts poetry workshops in the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership. He twice received poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and was the 2011 Philadelphia Literary Death Match Champion.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-31-7 $18.00
“…tender, yet aware, ironic, but open.” -Cornelius Eady.
Poetry, 88 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-60-7 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-61-4 $21.00
THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF WEEDS
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-43-0 $15.00
HC, ISBN 978-1-931236-44-7 $25.00
Inside My Own Skin
This tiny gem of a personal narrative is a poignant and heartfelt account of one man’s journey along the arc from despair to hope. It expresses a powerful lust for life brought face to face with daily physical pain. It is also a humanist book, identifying with those who have been struck to their core by the violence of war.
paper, ISBN 978-1934909-39-3 $18.00
BRIGHT EYES TALKS CRAZY TO REMBRANDT
“A truly incredible poet. . . definitely good news.”–Robert Creeley.
“No one today operates quite like Gustafson.”–Chicago Daily News.
Poetry, 72 pages,
Ha Jin’s journey has taken him from a rural provincial village to the People’s Army, through the Cultural Revolution, then to Chinese and American universities and, finally, to Emory University in Georgia, where he teaches English.
“These poems are unflinchingly lucid, luminous, brave, and the shadows faced in this book are faced with a powerful light.”–Thomas Lux.
“A master of lyric.”–Asianweek.
“A mind and heart fresh to significance.”–Olga Broumas.
Poetry, 72 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-24-9, $18.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-25-6, $28.00.
Wreckage is Ha Jin’s third book of poetry. Thomas Lux has written: “These poems are unflinchingly lucid, luminous, brave.”, and The Boston Globe has praised his “power.” This new collection shows Ha Jin at the top of his form.
Poetry , 104 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-97-3 $14.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-98-0 $22.00
Making Maxine’s Baby
Caroline Hagood is a Teaching Fellow and English Ph.D. candidate at Fordham University. Her first collection of poetry, Lunatic Speaks came out in 2012. She has also written on film and literature for the Guardian, the Economist, Salon, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Making Maxine’s Baby tells the story of Maxine, a homeless woman who lives in the New York City subway system.
paper, ISBN 973-194909-46-1 $18.00
This collection affirms her well-paced position in poetry and is destined to enrich the art with its power, perception and language.” -Peter Ong. “She is one of our strongest poets.” -Harvey Shapiro.
Poetry, 88 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-56-0 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-57-7 $21.00
WINNER OF THE THEODORE ROETHKE MEMORIAL AWARD.
“Her poetry intoxicates you with her sexual passion, her rigorous intelligence, and the luminous quality of her writing.”–Jessica Hagedorn.
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-83-0, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-84-7, $18.00.(Out Of Print)
“Kimiko Hahn is so good in so many different ways, it would be impossible not to wish her well.”–Vijay Seshadri, Poetry Project Newsletter.
Poetry, 64 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-51-9, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-52-6, $16.00.(Out Of Print)
WEASEL IN THE TURKEY PEN
“Very imaginative and witty. . .”–Maxine Kumin.
“A splendid collection. . . where the hope for literature resides.”–Laurel Speer, Small Press Review.
Prose poems, 80 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-76-2, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-80-9, $18.00. (Out Of Print)
Goldfish and Rose
This is Robert Hershon’s thirteenth poetry collection, his other most recent titles being Calls from the Outside World and The German Lunatic. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Vanitas, The Nation, and The Recluse, among many others, and he has written for the websites of The Poetry Foundation and Best American Poetry. He is co-editor of Hanging Loose Press. Hershon has won two fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and three from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Donna Brook. Poetry
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-30-0 $18.00
Calls from the Outside World
“Bob Hershon’s unsentimental eye for the touchingly odd, the amusingly odd, and the odd that needs correcting because it represents an important failure on the part of a person or a society is everywhere present in this terrific new book. Hershon is the Master of Brooklyn, Baseball, The Movies, Childhood, Restaurants, European Travel, and a lot besides. These funny, trenchant poems both enrich and ennoble our daily lives.”—Charles North
paper, ISBN 1-931236-57-7 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-58-5 $25.00
THE GERMAN LUNATIC
“The latest example of Robert Hershon’s impish wit with its trenchant edge.” -David Lehman, The Wall Street Journal. “He is utterly at ease on the page: amused and amusing, conversational and philosophical.” -Donna Seaman, Booklist.
Poetry, 103 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-70-6 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-71-3 $21.00
INTO A PUNCHLINE: POEMS 1984-1994
“Ten years of down-home poems that stay put. . . it doesn’t get any better.”–Robert Creeley.
“Direct and intelligent. . . wise and compassionate. . . a joyous celebration of city life.”–Joel Lewis, Forward
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-06-5, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-07-2, $18.00.
A BLUE SHOVEL
Hershon is “like an engaging Thoreau who wants to see what’s right there, in the immediate world.”–Robert Peters, Small Press Review.
Poetry, 78 pages,
$6.00 ISBN 978-0-914610-14-4.
HOW TO RIDE ON THE WOODLAWN EXPRESS
“Both wildly funny and deeply serious, that rarest and most precious of qualities possessed only by first-rate satirists.”–David Wagoner. Published by SUN.
Poetry, 60 pages, $7.00.
“There should be more books like this anthology.”–Library Journal. (Originally published by The Crossing Press)
Poetry, 67 pages, $20.00 (rare).
THE PUBLIC HUG: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, Louisiana State University Press, $12.00.
LITTLE RED WAGON PAINTED BLUE, Unicorn Press, $10.00.
GROCERY LISTS, The Crossing Press, $10.00.
A COLORING BOOK
Born in Japan and long prominent in the New York poetry world,
“Yuki Hartman orders his images around with temerity of a lion tamer. He’s as gifted a poet as they come.”–Charles North.
“What a wonderful poet Yuki Hartman is. His poems have a rare expressiveness. With his loose style and intense vision, his exuberance and intelligence, wild humor and quiet sense of irony, he is one of the best poets writing in New York today.”–Paul Violi.
Poetry, 81 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-26-3, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-27-0, $20.00.
A powerful first collection by a young Berkeley poet.
“Hodgkinson has a wild will and a way about her.”–Contact II.
Poetry, 34 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-22-9.
“How difference differs us, and how all difference is divided within–these are the themes that Cathy Hong weaves with her lean language throughout these poems. But it’s compassion above all that drives them. We’re always aware of their deeply and demandingly human core. This is a stunning book; it speaks with a meticulous anger that Hong has polished into wry insight and eye-opening delight.”–Cole Swenson
Poetry, 72 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-11-9 $17
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-12-6 $27
Poems and translations by Hoyt Jacobs.
Poetry, ISBN: 978-1-934909-88-1 (pbk.) $18.00
Justin Jamail is the Deputy General Counsel of The Metropolitan Opera, and was a mergers and acquisitions attorney based in the Tokyo office of Morrison & Foerster LLP for 5 years. He studied poetry at Columbia University and the UMass Amherst MFA program. He grew up in Houston, TX and now lives in Montclair, NJ.
Poetry, ISBN: 978-1-934909-51-5 (pbk.) $18.00 Exchangeable Bonds
This collection, by a co-founder of HL, stands out for its maturity, depth, and range.
Poetry, 33 pages, $4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-05-2.
, Doing Seventy
Doing 70 is Hettie Jones’s third collection, following All Told and the prize-winning Drive. Her celebrated memoir of the Beat Scene, How I Became Hettie Jones, is regarded as a model of the genre, and she has published many other books for children and adults, including No Woman No Cry, with Rita Marley. A longtime resident of Manhattan’s East Village, Jones lectures widely and teaches at The New School and the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-72-0, $15
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-931236-73-7, $25.
, ALL TOLD
All Told adds to the achievement of Drive, Hettie Jones’s prize-winning first collection. Her celebrated memoir of the Beat Scene, How I Became Hettie Jones, is widely regarded as a model of the genre and she has published many other books for adults and children. A longtime resident of Manhattan’s East Village, she teaches in colleges as well as community institutions and prisons, and is currently at The New School, Eugene Lang College, and the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center..
Paper: TP 978-1-931236-19-8, $14.
HC: ISBN 978-1-931236-20-4, $22
Drive is Hettie Jones’ first full collection of poems, following two earlier chapbooks, Having Been Her and For Four Hetties. Her celebrated memoir of the Beat scene, How I Became Hettie Jones, is currently available in paperback, and she has published many books for children and young adults, including the award-winning Big Star Fallin’ Mama and The Trees Stand Shining. “She knows where all the pedals are but hardly needs them. She flies with language, and there’s an unleaded heart in her tank.”–Lawrence Ferlinghetti. “Deeply personal and strongly political … a potent and fearless poet.”–Booklist
Winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award.
Poetry, 104 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-50-8, $12.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-51-5, $20.00
ALIENS AT THE BORDER.
Poems from the Writing Workshop at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility which Hettie Jones led for some 15 years. “A gathering of remarkable voices. This collection is a testament to the fact that the mind and the heart cannot be confined.” — Chuck Wachtel. “This small miracle of a book is not what people expect ‘prison writing’ to be. Each of these women has a unique voice, and the writing is luminous, surprisingly lyrical, tender, and hopeful as a candle in the dark.” — Bibi Wein.
Poetry, ISBN 978-0-937804-66-7, $8.00
DON QUIXOTE IN AMERICA
“I unreservedly endorse their constant wit, their restless humor, their self-effacing immodesty, their toughly earned joy.”–Agha Shahid Ali. “Kashner’s poetry flourishes…”–John Ashbery
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-38-6, $12.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-39-3, $20.00
DRIVING AT NIGHT
“A poet to keep an eye on…very much akin to the work of Octavio Paz and cesar Vallejo.” –Choice.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-07-6, $10.00
A Wilderness of Monkeys
DAVID KIRBY is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of English at Florida State University. A Johns Hopkins PhD, he has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and his work appears regularly in the Best American Poetry and Pushcart Prize volumes. Kirby is the author of numerous books, including The House on Boulevard St.: New and Selected Poems, which was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Award in poetry. His Little Richard: The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll was named one of Booklist’s Top 10 Black History Non-Fiction Books of 2010, and the Times Literary Supplement called it “a hymn of praise to the emancipatory power of nonsense.”
ISBN: 978-1934909-43-0 (pbk.) $18.00
ISBN: 978-1934909-92-8 (pbk.) $18.00
ATTITUDE: UNCOLLECTED POEMS OF THE SEVENTIES
The twentieth and largest collection by a poet “wholly involved in an American urban experience.”–Sam Cornish.
Poetry, 195 pages,
$7.50. ISBN 978-0-914610-31-1.
MOONLIGHT STANDING IN AS CORDELIA
Library Journal calls Lane, a Pennsylvania writer, carpenter and Greek scholar, “a spiritual kin of Walt Whitman.”
Poetry, 47 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-20-2.
READY TO SURVIVE
“Her poetry is strong, intelligent and often quite witty. . .”–Marge Piercy.
Poetry, 30 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-04-5.
, Blue Hanuman
“Joan Larkin has written poems that stake out a territory of relentless self-examination, taking on love and death, family and sexuality in a voice that is unsentimental, ruthless and clear-eyed…For her, poetry is a form of witness; she offers no false hopes, no resolutions, except to reflect, as honestly and directly as she can manage, the complicated, at times uncontrollable, messiness of being alive…This is poetry without pity, in which despair leads not to degradation but to a kind of grace.”— David Ulin, The Los Angeles Times.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-934909-38-6, $18.
, My Body: New and Selected Poems
Joan Larkin’s previous volumes of poetry include Cold River, which received a Lambda Literary Award for Poetry. In her fourth decade of teaching writing, she is a member of the core faculty of the MFA Program in Poetry at New England College.
Hardcover: 978-1-931236-75-1, $26.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1- 931236-74-4, $16.
The World in a Minute
This is Gary LenhartÃ¢Â€Â™s fourth collection of poetry. He has also published two other recent books, Another Look: Selected Prose (Subpress) and The Stamp of Class: Reflections on Poetry and Social Class (University of Michigan Press). He teaches writing at Dartmouth World Center.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-12-6 $18.00
FATHER AND SON NIGHT
“The ultimate graciousness in art.” -Ron Padgett. “The operatic stillness of this work, one of many of Lenhart’s great success, scores an intensity and toughness that is both awe-inspiring and sublime.” -Lewis Warsh.
Poetry, 72 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-64-5 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-65-2 $21.00
Second full collection by a writer who “can say a great deal in a few words and knows how to weave the Big Ideas into his work without pretending to resolve them.”–Washington Review.
Poetry, 66 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-91-5, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-92-2, $15.00.
My Shaolin: A Poem of Staten Island
ISBN: 978-1-934909-874 (pbk.) $18.00
Surrender When Leaving The Coach
“I think it is possible to read Joel Lewis as the offspring of some celestial union of the New York School and the Objectivists-all that attention to detail, the wild sense of humor-but I read him myself as following in the tradition of the great New Jersey bards, Walt Whitman and William Carlos Williams-that wild sense of humor, all the attention to detail. This is a wonderful, joyous book of poems, but even more important is the vision here of the great push-pull between poetry and life. This is one ride you won’t want to stop.” -Ron Silliman
ISBN: : 978-1-934909-26-3 $18
“Einstein would love this book, since it’s simultaneously the fastest as well as the slowest read ever: fast because the voice here moves at the speed of a teenager who’s just scarfed a Monster Energy drink and a sack of Twizzlers, slow because that voice crams every line like a butcher does a sausage until it all but explodes on the page. James Schuyler and Frank O’Hara flit in and out of these poems, but then so do Tony Bennett, Roberto Bolaño, Donna Summer, Samuel Beckett, Amy Winehouse, and, well, everybody. Enjoy Pop Verité, reader; there’s no way not to. Oh, and it’s set in Paris.”—David Kirby
ISBN: 978-1-934909-99-7 (pbk.) $18.00
“R. Zamora Linmark’s extraordinary Drive-By Vigils takes readers on a high-speed chase to the heart of “today’s madness,” where Manila intersects with Hollywood, and where a rap artist might croon pidgin translations of Federico García Lorca at the Korean karaoke bar. This global landscape thrives with conflicted hybridities and memory mestizajes, its speakers world history savvy and fluent “in the gay lingua of Goth and camp.” Dazzling and dizzying, these startling poems talk back to the collage of pop-cultured contemporary society—a critical reckoning as the “ghosts of the past start colliding/with demons in the making.” —Rigoberto González
ISBN: 978-1-934909-232 (pbk.) $18.00
The Evolution of a Sigh
R. Zamora Linmark is the author of Prime Time Apparitions and Rolling The R’s, which he adapted for the stage. His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and the Philippines. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, U.S.-Japan Friendship Commission, and twice from the Fulbright Foundation. He lives in Honolulu and Manila.
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-89-8 (cloth) $26.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-88-1 (pbk.) $16.00
“…witty and disenchanted, sexy and tough, jangled with longing and the crazed changes the wild new world works.”—Mark Doty.
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-45-4 $15.00
HC, ISBN 978-1-931236-46-1 $25.00
May All My Wounds Be Mortal
Karen Locascio was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her MFA from UMass Boston, where she won the Academy of American Poets Prize and received a scholarship to the New York Summer Writers Institute. Her work has appeared in Amethyst Arsenic, Hanging Loose, Thin Air, Spry Literary Journal, and Window Cat Press, among others, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Karen lives in Dorchester, MA, where she reads on the porch sipping whiskey whenever the weather allows.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-45-9 $18.00
This is Lourie’s seventh individual collection. A musician as well as a poet, he plays tenor sax and trumpet. Ghost Radio includes the complete text of the poem “Forgiving Our Fathers,” which is featured in the movie Smoke Signals. “It’s good to hear his voice again after a lapse of some years–a voice he found early, and which speaks with a unique and convincing eloquence.” –Denise Levertov. “Dick Lourie’s poems are like sudden, dramatic snapshots of true feeling and memory: of friends, family, life, death, and–maybe most of all–music.”–Alison Lurie
Poetry, 120 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-48-5, $12.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-49-2, $20.00 (Out Of Print)
GHOST RADIO BLUES (CD)
Poetry and blues meet at the crossroads in this CD by poet and blues musician Dick Lourie. Many of these poems appeared in Lourie’s book Ghost Radio (Hanging Loose, 1998), now in its fourth printing. Here Lourie turns them into musical collaborations with an assortment of skilled blues band professionals, speaking the poems himself and adding tenor sax solos. Special guests include acclaimed blues performer Big Jack Johnson, and teenage musicians from the Mississippi Delta. The CD also features a version of Lourie’s poem “Forgiving Our Fathers,” which many remember as the moving climax to the popular film Smoke Signals.
Still available, this early collection by a poet “who never lets go of ideas, emotions, and a need to write honestly. . .”–Booklist. “There are few poems of the last ten years that have moved me as much as some of his.”–Denise Levertov.
Poetry, 81 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-09-0
If the Delta Was the Sea
“Dick Lourie has written a rich, spacious book. Observing the principles that ‘we are all embedded in history’ and that the individual ‘contains multitudes,’ these poems present a portrait of a place, Clarksdale, Mississippi, and its people, through a unique cultural and social perspective. Lourie has an impeccable ear for colloquial nuances and an acute eye for meaningful trivia. If the Delta Was the Sea is a genuine delight.”—Ha Jin
ISBN: 978-1-934909-01-0(paperback), $18
ISBN: 978-1-934909-02-7(Hardcover), $28
If the Delta Was the Sea (CD)
This companion CD to his poetry collection of the same name (Hanging Loose, 2009) features Dick Lourieâ€”who is both a poet and a blues musicianâ€”performing selections from the book. These poems explore and celebrate the life, the history, and the culture of the Mississippi Delta through a focus on the city of Clarksdale. Accompanied by musicians from his blues band, he reads the poems and plays his own sax solos. Together with the book, this CD offers a vivid rendering of Lourie’s experience visiting the Delta over a period of fifteen years as a poet and musician welcomed into the still vital and energetic Delta blues community.
The Way They Say Yes Here
Born in Wisconsin, Jacqueline Lyons graduated from Colorado State University with an MFA in Creative Writing. She is now at the University of Utah, completing a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing. The Way They Say Yes Here is her first collection, the contents of which came largely from her experience as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, Southern Africa, where she spent three years. Her poems and essays have appeared in Calyx, Hanging Loose, Puerto del Sol, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Phoebe, Florida Review and other publications.
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-29-4 $14.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-30-0 $24.00
Drums for a Lost Song (Tambores para una canción perdida)
Drums for a Lost Song (Tambores para una canción perdida), Jorge Velasco Mackenzie’s tale of José Margarito,”the Singer,” escaping from slavery in nineteenth-century Ecuador, combines elements of Ecuadorean history, magic realism, and the African Yoru pursued through the landscape and the towns of coastal Ecuador by his master, Captain Manda, with an entourage of servants and slaves that includes Margarito’s lover, Pan de los Pobres; Lupina, a witch; Ochumare, the deity of the rainbow, god and goddess in one, whom Manda has also enslaved; and a notorious criminal from nineteenth century Ecuadorean history.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-93-4909-96-6 , $18.00
WHEN PEOPLE COULD FLY
Marcus has published six books of poems, as well as a novel and pieces for the theater. He teaches Film and Literature at Cabrillo College in Aptos and is co-host of a weekly poetry show on KUSP radio. “Marcus is the kind of priest-poet who, like Peguy or Jacob, gets to the Light by tearing up the universe in ecstatic dance.” –Andrei Codrescu. “These eloquent prose poems journey over a vast landscape of human experience, myth, folk tale, and family history. Larger than life, spinning through time and space with imaginative pyrotechnics and acute perception, the poems are entertaining, sobering, and above all, wise.” –Shirley Kaufman
Prose poems, 128 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-44-7, $13.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-45-4, $21.00
When the Body Says It’s Leaving
When the Body Says It’s Leaving si the second poetry collection by Pansy Maurer-Alvarez. Born in Puerto Rico, Pansy Maurer-Alvarez was raised in Pennsylvania, and now resides in Paris and occasionally in Zurich. Before she decided to write full time in the late 80s, she was a teacher and a translator. Her work has since appeared in such magazines as Kalliope, Hanging Loose, The World and Lungfull! (US), and The Times Literary Supplement, Orbis and Leviathan Quarterly (UK). She occasionally teaches workshops and is a contributing editor to the British magazine, Tears in the Fence. A fine press collaboration with an artist, Lovers Eternally Nearing, was published in Zurich in 1997, in English and German. Her first poetry collection, Dolores: The Alpine Years, was also published by Hanging Loose Press in 1996.
Poetry, 82 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-31-7 $14.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-32-4 $24.00
DOLORES: THE ALPINE YEARS
Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Pennsylvania and a longtime resident of Paris, this first-book writer speaks through the lively persona of Dolores. “After you read these poems, you’ll know that Dolores is out there somewhere and you’ll want to join her.”–Sherman Alexie. “Her poetry is buoyant. . . . For a lover of European culture, they’re a real treat.”–Kliatt. “A jewel box of contrasting sensibility. . . . A real pleasure.”&emdash;Alice Notley. “Breathtakingly inviting….”–Ed Friedman.
Poetry, 72 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-30-0, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-31-7, $20.00.
THE LAST DUST STORM
“Stays as close to the soil as the human condition will allow. . . The ‘ghosts’ in McDaniel’s lean, honest poetry belong to all of us.”–Frank Allen, American Book Review.
Poetry, 104 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-16-4, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-17-1, $20.00.
A PRIMER FOR BUFORD
“One wants to return to her book again and again.”–Pete Seeger.
Poetry, 120 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-87-8, $18.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-88-5, $15.00.
SISTER VAYDA’S SONG
“As real as the dustbowl–A moving collection, alive with people seldom encountered in modern poetry.”–Sam Cornish. “A small masterpiece.” –Sojourner.
Poetry, 68 pages,
$10.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-27-4.
“McDaniel stamps her poems with an undeniable signature of simplicity of diction combined with power of suggestion.”–Laurel Speer
Poetry , 112 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-93-5 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-94-2 $21.00 (Out Of Print)
The Island Kingdom
“Pablo Medina’s new book of poems is the work of a mythmaker, a visionary who finds the thrones and powers of his native island in every corner of it, bringing them to us in all their beauty and fury. The color, grace, music and energy that fill these pages ought to harken us (again) to Medina’s mastery, for a master-poet he is. ” —Bill Zavatsky
ISBN: 978-1934909-85-1 (pbk.) $18.00
The Man Who Wrote on Water
Pablo Medina’s poetry has been called “exuberant,” “provocative,” and “nothing short of linguistic mastery.” In this, his sixth collection, he wrestles with love, God, the city, and the ever-present island of his birth. Born in Big Banana Havana, Medina grew up in Big Apple New York. Fruit, he loves fruit. He longs for Big Papaya, pink and juicy, of which he can’t get enough. He is also a novelist, translator, and essayist. He lives in Boston, in an exile surrounded by icicles, and is on faculty at Emerson College and the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-19-5 (pbk.) $18.00
The FBI Files
For 26 years the F.B.I. watched the artist Arnold Mesches. Federal agents took note of his illustrations for political journals and magazines. They watched him march for peace and disarmament and demonstrate against Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. They were also, during this time, compiling an 800 page dossier on him.
Today he has turned these files into art and put them on view at P.S. 1 in the exhibition “The F.B.I. Files.” The art consists of colorful collages of news clippings, personal photographs, 50’s era images and hand-written and typed script, all surrounded by decorative painted borders. Mr. Mesches said the works were inspired by the mix of image and sacred text found in illuminated medieval manuscripts.
Read more and view the work>>
Art, 64 pages :
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-41-6 $30.00
The Virgin Formica
“Whether taking surreal leaps and bounds over the trash and beauty of cityscapes or drawing gnomic lines from woodland views, Sharon Mesmer’s poems are timed to rise with those moments when ‘things are always beginning or becoming’ or to settle in ‘a way to hear Hope talking or maybe listening.’ At turns intimate or boisterously satiric, The Virgin Formica can gently detonate or erupt, carrying readers along on ripples or shockwaves.”—Paul Violi
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-91-1 (pbk.) $16.00
ISBN-13: 978-1-931236-92-8 (cloth) $26.00
In Ordinary Time
“Mesmer’s evocative poetic language provides refreshingly clear images and clever turns of phrase.”—Publishers Weekly.
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-47-8. $15
HC ISBN 978-1-931236-48-5, $25
The Empty Quarter
“The only thing wrong with Sharon Mesmer’s story collection is that it’s too short…” -The Stranger. “…astonishing, sexy, funny and brilliant….Dazzling and deep.” -Elinor Nauen.
Poetry, 103 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-66-9 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-67-6 $21.00
MILLER, REITER & ROBBINS: THREE NEW POETS
A first collection by three young poets who first appeared in Hanging Loose magazine. “Sophistication of thought and sensibility of expression that readers expect to find in older writers.”–Kliatt Book Guide.
Poetry, 99 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-95-3, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-96-0, $15.00.
Dialect of a skirt
Erica Miriam Fabri is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and received her MFA in poetry from the New School. Her work has appeared in such publications as The Texas Review, Hanging Loose, The Spoon River Poetry Review, The New York Quarterly and Good Foot Magazine. She has lectured and led seminars at Cooper Union School of Arts, New York University, Columbia University and Penn State University. She is also a spoken word mentor and curriculum writer for Urban Word NYC. She currently teaches creative writing and performance poetry at The School of Visual Arts, Pace University and for the City University of New York (CUNY) at Hunter College and Baruch College. This is her first book.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-10-2, $18.00.
“Some of the images are rough and cruel, but the touchstones of his hard earned poetry are family and heritage.”–Library Journal.
Poetry, 80 pages,
$7.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-35-9.
First full collection. “Nauen’s poems are like her personality, which is irresistible”–Richard Hell. “Streetwise and New York funny. Nauenhas created a windswept metaphysic of American Life…”–Andrei Codrescu.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-40-9, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-41-6, $20.00.
THE LATEST WINTER
Maggie Nelson is originally from northern California. Her first full-length collection, Shiner, was published by Hanging Loose in 2001, and was a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including The Best American Poetry 2002 (ed. Robert Creeley), Heights of the Marvelous: A New York Anthology (St. Martin’s Press, 2000), The Hat, LIT, Open City, and Shiny. She is a founding editor of Fort Necessity, a small literary magazine, and has taught at Wesleyan University and the New School Graduate writing Program in Creative writing. She is a doctoral candidate in English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and lives in Brooklyn.
TP: 978-1-931236-21-8, $18.
HC: 978-1-931236-22-5, $21
“Mad, funny, smart and on fire simultaneously, these poems hold a special spin, pitch and complexity all of their own.” -Lee Ann Brown. “Her Shiner is totally cool. -Eileen Myles.
Poetry, 80 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-99-7 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-00-3 $21.00
, What It Is Like
What It Is Like, Charles North’s tenth book of poems, contains new work as well as a generous selection from his previous books. North’s poetry has received high praise from a wide variety of aesthetic camps. Among his awards are a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, four Fund for Poetry Awards, and a Poets Foundation Award.
Chosen by David Orr to head the list of National Public Radio’s Best poetry Books of 2011
ISBN: 978-1-933527-48-2 (pbk.) $20.00 Co-published with Turtle Point Press
, North of the Charles
Charles North’s adventurous poetry has received numerous honors, including two NEA grants, four Fund for Poetry Awards, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Individual Grants to Artists Award. North has published ten books of poems, among them Complete Lineups and What It is Like, which headed NPR’s Best Poetry Books of 2011. Among his recent publications are Translation, a collaboration with the artist Paula North (The Song Cave, 2014), and two books just out: States of the Art: Selected Essays, Interviews and Other Prose 1975-2014 (Pressed Wafer, 2017), and Elevenses, a collaboration with the artist Trevor Winkfield (Granary, 2017).
ISBN: 978-1-934909-52-2 (paperback), $18.00
Charles North’s ingenious poems in the form of baseball lineups have been exhilarating readers since they first appeared in 1972 and sportswriter Larry Merchant devoted two New York Post columns to them. The Village Voice and The Philadelphia Inquirer have both called the lineups “brilliant,” and among poets themselves they are legendary.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-03-4(paperback), $18.00, Complete Lineups
Formally adventurous, emotionally and musically rich, Charles North’s poetry has received numerous honors, including two NEA grants and four Fund for Poetry Awards. In Cadenza, he displays all the qualities that made James Schuyler call him “the most stimulating poet of his generation” and the Washington Post hail him as “one of the most memorable of contemporary poets.”
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-76-8, $15.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-931236-71-5, $25.
THE YEAR OF THE OLIVE OIL
“A delight from beginning to end.”–John Ash, Washington Post. “The most stimulating poet of his generation.”–James Schuyler. “Astounding.”–Booklist.
Poetry, 75 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-66-3, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-67-0, $15.00.
NO OTHER WAY:SELECTED PROSE
No Other Way collects essays, lectures, reviews and other prose written over two decades by a New York poet whom James Schuyler called “the most stimulating poet of his generation.” Charles North’s fresh and provocative writing illuminates the work of both well-known and undersung poets and artists (Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery, Fairfield Porter, David Schubert, Kenneth Koch, John Hollander, Barbara Guest, Trevor Winkfield, F.T. Prince and others), as well as crucial, undercover issues in criticism and “The State of the Art.” “Few people read poetry and art as carefully and usefully as Charles North. What he has to say … is both precise and luminous. ” –John Yau
Essays, 172 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-52-2, $13.50
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-53-9, $22.00
The first book by a Brooklyn-based writer. “Beauty and terrible power. . . Darkly compelling.”–Midwest Book Review.
Poetry, 88 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-53-3, $7.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-54-0, $15.00.
New Life picks up where War Reporter left off, with the war reporter in Syria, in the midst of the Arab Spring, planning an escape into the imaginative realms of Hollywood. What follows is a poetic exploration of war and its aftermath and the question of whether or not we can ever truly lay our ghosts to rest.
Paperback: 978-1-934909-86-7 , $18.
WAR REPORTER awarded the 2013 Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize (UK). Published by Hanging Loose (and in the United Kingdom by CB Editions) WAR REPORTER was the unanimous choice of the judges for the prize, which is one of the most significant and long-established poetry awards in the UK.
Paperback: 978-1-934909-35-5, $18.
Hold Tight: The Truck Darling Poems
This is Jeni Olin’s second full collection of poems, following her exciting debut, Blue Collar Holiday.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-934909-14-0, $18.
BLUE COLLAR HOLIDAY
“Olin’s voice is both raw and accommodating. This is a marvelous debut.”—John Ashbery.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-49-0, $16.
HOTEL ME: POEMS FOR GIL EVANS AND OTHERS
“We have a fine and gentle poet among us who can move us wonderfully.”–Richard Elman.
Poetry 80 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-08-9, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-09-6, $18.00.
LOVE ON THE ALEXANDER HAMILTON
“This is an exciting book full of humorous and poignant poems.”–Paul Violi.
Poetry, 88 pages,
$6.00, ISBN 978-0-914610-39-7.
PSYCHIC KILLED BY TRAIN
“By turns tender, tart, gently ironic, heartbreakingly beautiful, Ron Overton’s poems celebrate what is lost and what is found in the neon rainbowed urban/suburban world of late twentieth century America, life as advertised and life as really lived, life of the soft soap and the hard sell….In these wildly comic outtakes of the American dream, immediacy is everywhere mediated by pop culture, the media’s middlemen…promising to give back to us what we have lost—‘the ability to feel.’ With his sharp eye and delicate jazz-inflected ear Ron Overton sings of the fading icons of America’s childhood…in the twilight of the American century.” —L.S. Asekoff
Poetry, 112 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-93-1236-13-3 $13.
cloth, ISBN 978-1-93-1236-14-0 $21.
“Like a series of small explosions. . . an energetic voice.”–Publishers Weekly. “Kudos to Imaginary Income for its wit, exuberance, imagination. . . Revelation!”–Anne Waldman.
Poetry, 48 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-97-7, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-98-4, $16.00.
Still Life in Ditch
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-36-2 $18.00
Reconnaissance: New and Selected Poems and Poetic Journals
Reconnaissance brings together a decade’s worth of Mark Pawlak’s work exploring the nexus of Japanese poetic journals and American observational poetics. These new and selected poems owe allegiance to the early experimental books of William Carlos Williams (e.g. Spring and All) as much as to the Pillow Book of Sei ShÅnagan and to Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior. They join aspects of poetry with the daily, or near daily, “takes” of journal writing, but differ from traditional diaries or journals by emphasizing the act of writing itself in collaboration with the day’s account.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-83-6 (pbk.) $18.00
“Pawlak is an up-beat, up-town (sometimes out-of-town, off-beat) guy who knows the real world but is still on top of it. On top of it, too, with his language, style and versatility. His native urban resilience, his techniques and his genuine interest in everything around him, enables him to move easily from the vernacular to the elegant…. [Official Versions is] a feast of sensuality, mystery, poetic processes and a sense of urgent being. It contains love and beauty, horror and war, creations and recreations, all the universals are there.”
– Patricia Prime, New Hope International Review (UK)
paper, ISBN 1-931236-59-3 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-60-7 $25.00
SPECIAL HANDLING: NEWSPAPER POEMS NEW AND SELECTED
“Marvelous. . . a strange, haunting, luminous book.”–Hilton Obenzinger.
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-57-1, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-99-1, $18.00.
ALL THE NEWS
Pawlak shows “that he is one of the sons of Brecht, who certainly would have liked this book.”–Thomas McGrath.
Poetry, 32 pages,
$4.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-37-3,
Also available: THE BUFFALO SEQUENCE, Copper canyon Press, $10.00.
“The Buffalo Sequence”
ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD
In his ninth collection, Peterson, the well-known California teacher and editor, writes with an assurance that makes it all look easy. “A poet’s poet,” says Morton Marcus. “He makes the most daunting verbal task read like an afterthought, performed while he is frying eggs.” “If the great Japanese haiku poet Kobayashi Issa were to resurface. . . . he would take the name of Robert Peterson.”–Clemens Starck.
Poetry, 67 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-32-4, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-33-1, $20.00.
UP AT TWO
“Women have only begun to write about their lives. . . She brings to light many ordinary incidents that we recognize but have never seen in a poem before.”–Frances Mayes, San Jose Mercury-News.
Poetry, 64 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-89-2, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-90-8, $15.00.
FOR A LIVING
“Phillips’ poems are swiftly paced, enormously pleasurable to the ear. . . Her gifts as a poet are abundant.”–Kathleen Fraser.
Poetry, 81 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-26-7, $7.00.
HE’S SORRY, SHE’S SORRY, THEY’RE SORRY TOO
This is Barbara Ann Porte’s first collection of short stories for the general reader.”Barbara Ann Porte’s work is lively and inventive and full of imaginative sparks.” –Maxine Chernoff. “Barbara Ann Porte’s stories transgress cultural and racial boundaries; therefore this book is remarkable in its scope. The stories here are marked with understanding and wit. A brave and impressive collection.” –Ha Jin
Fiction, 152 pages
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-46-1, $13.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-47-8, $21.00
PRESENT TENSE: POETS IN THE WORLD
Present/Tense: Poets in the World, is an anthology of contemporary political poetry, featuring work from some of the country’s best-known writers. Contributors include: Jack Agüeros, Sherman Alexie, Donna Brook, Hayan Charara, Jayne Cortez, Martín Espada, Ed Friedman, Joanna Fuhrman, Kimiko Hahn, Joy Harjo, Robert Hershon, Anselm Hollo, Hettie Jones, Dick Lourie, Ken Mikolowski, Harryette Mullen, D. Nurkse, Ron Overton, Maureen Owen, Mark Pawlak, Adrienne Rich, Ron Schreiber, Harvey Shapiro, M. L. Smoker, Quincy Troupe, Janine Pommy Vega, Chuck Wachtel and Bill Zavatsky.
Paperback: ISBN 1-931236-39-9, $16.
Hardcover: ISBN 1-931236-40-2, $26
COMBING THE WAVES
“These 80 poems improvise with intelligence and grace on a central theme–the woman as mermaid.”–Robert Peters, Small Press Review.
Poetry, 92 pages,
$6.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-16-8.
“A cool heat, a distanced closeness, a spiritual sensuality. . . He does write beautifully.”–John Gill, New York Native.
Poetry, 76 pages,
$6.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-41-0.
“what Schrader offers is pages where every word lights up, every sentence has a mission, every scene explodes with an epiphany. In spite of its brevity, it feels as large and rich as New York City. ” -Meredith Sue Willis, Books for Readers.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-27-9 (pbk.) $18.00
What We Deserved: Stories from a New York Life
“Steven Schrader’s assemblage of a mosaic of his brief memory snapshots adds up to a poignant, powerful, and funny book about growing up in New York City.” – Isaiah Sheffer, Director, NPR’s Selected Shorts.
paper, ISBN 1-931236-63-1 $16.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-62-3 $26.00
ARRIVING AT WORK AND OTHER STORIES
“Outstanding. . . wonderful stories. . . with just the right touch of lightness and compassion.”–Booklist. By the author of On Sundays We Visit The In Laws.
Fiction, 104 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-60-1, $8.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-61-8, $15.00.
A tender and unsparing account of a young man dying of AIDS. “Read the poems–they are brilliant,” –Scene Out (London). “A stunning chronicle,” –Bay Windows.
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-62-5, $8.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-63-2, $15.00.
The first collection by the editor of 31 New American Poets and the first book published by Hanging Loose Press. “Sitting down with Ron Schreiber’s poems, one has the feeling of sharing with a friend who both supports and challenges.”–Ken Jones, Gay Sunshine.
Poetry, 63 pages, $5.00.
MOVING TO A NEW PLACE, Alice James books, $10.00
FALSE CLUES, Calamus Books, $10.00.
TOMORROW WILL REALLY BE SUNDAY, Calamus Books, $10.00.
(Freely Espousing, an earlier book, published by SUN, is available from HL, $12.00.)
A DAY’S PORTION
“Vivid and engaging. . . his best lines packed with a hard-earned ruefulness. . . contemporary poetry has rarely been so readable.”–Matthew Flamm, The Nation.
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-10-2, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-11-9, $18.00.
(Lauds and Nightshades, an earlier book, published by SUN, is available from HL, $12.00.)
Without a Net
“It’s not possible to analyze any branch of Argentine literature from the last thirty years without recognizing Ana María Shua’s brilliant contribution. ” -Soledad Gallego-Diaz
ISBN: 978-1-934909-28-7 (pbk.) $18.00
RATTLESNAKE GRASS: SELECTED SHORTER POEMS 1956-1976
“Simon has a fine sense of the Western landscape and his place in it.”–Victor Contoski, Abraxas.
Poetry, 76 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-12-0.
Keri Marinda Smith, Dragging Anchor
Keri Marinda Smith was born in South Africa in 1985. She grew up in Florida, moving around the state until she settled in Gainesville after finishing college. She played in several bands while she lived there, then moved to New York to attend the New School for an MFA in Creative Writing. While there she won the school’s annual Paul Violi Prize, and graduated in 2017. She lives in Brooklyn and works in bars, and rarely sleeps.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-55-3 $18.00
ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT RESCUE
“M.L. Smoker’s poems are tough, funny, magical, but not in a goofy way. This is blue-collar magic. Unemployed magic. Living on government cheese magic. I highly recommend this collection.”—Sherman Alexie.
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-51-5 $14.00
HC, ISBN 978-1-931236-52-2 $24.00
Tourist at a Miracle
Tourist at a Miracle is Mark Statman’s first full collection of poetry. His poems, translations, and criticism have appeared in many anthologies and in such publications as American Poetry Review, The Hat, Hanging Loose, Tin House, and Florida Review.
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-164 $18.00
JIGS AND REELS
Unsettling prose poems from an adventurous writer. “Anything he publishes is of interest.”–Thomas McGonigle, Review of Contemporary Fiction. “. . . that lovely feel of let me tell you.”–Robert Creeley.
Prose, 104 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-85-4, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-86-1, $18.00.
(Selected Poems, an earlier book, published by SUN, is available from HL, $12.00.)
The Contest is Elizabth Swados’ first general poetry collection.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-34-8 $18
Waiting: Selected Nonfiction
Elizabeth Swados is a composer, novelist, poet, theater director, children’s book author, and five-time Tony nominee. Her brilliant career ranges from Runaways, a hit Broadway musical, to pioneering off-Broadway work with Joseph Papp and experimental theater in Africa with Peter Brook.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-21-8 $18
The One and Only Human Galaxy
Perhaps best known for her Broadway and international smash hit Runaways, Elizabeth Swados has composed, written, and directed for over 30 years. Some of her works include the Obie Award-winning Trilogy at La Mama, Alice at the Palace, with Meryl Streep, at the New York Shakespeare Theater Festival and Groundhog, which was optioned by Milos Forman for a film. Her work has been performed on Broadway, off Broadway, at La MaMa, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, and locations all over the world. She has also composed highly acclaimed dance scores for well-known choreographers in the U.S., Europe and South America.This is her first collection of poetry.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-07-2 (paperback.) $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-934909-08-9 (hardcover) $28.00
Guilty at the Rapture
paper, ISBN 1-931236-61-5 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-64-X $25.00
“Sly, ghostly and unsettling. . . Even though it kept me awake part of the night with its eerie humor and visions, I loved this book.”–Charles Baxter.
Fiction, 72 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-14-0, $12.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-15-7, $20.00.
“No one paints the contemporary American scene like Robin Tewes.”–Ronny H. Cohen. “The greatest pictures of Middle America we’ve ever seen.”–Sipapu.
$7.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-32-8.
The relationship between an American white man and a black Ethiopian woman
“Wonderfully harsh and deft, often brilliant.”–Jim Harrison.
Fiction, 56 pages, $5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-06-9.
Tony Towle is a quintessential poet of the New York School and of the city of New York itself. In his thirteenth collection, his wit and musicality consistently light up the pages, showing why he has won awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Poets Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts, as well as earning the respect of his peers.
ISBN paperback: 978-1-934909-53-9, $18.
A native New Yorker and a longtime resident of downtown Manhattan, Tony Towle is “one of the New York School’s best-kept secrets,” as John Ashbery has written, calling his New and Selected Poems “a feast.” Towle has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Poets Foundation, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation, among other honors and prizes. This is his twelfth collection of poems.
ISBN paperback: 978-1-931236-93-5, $16.
ISBN cloth: 978-1-931236-94-2, $26.
SOME MUSICAL EPISODES
Ninth collection by a poet whose work James Schuyler applauded for its “noble grace, dramatic and personal.”
Poetry, 100 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-25-0, $10.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-38-0, $18.00.
Also available: AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND OTHER POEMS (SUN), $12.00.
THE HISTORY OF THE INVITATION
“This book is a grand achievement; a tome of such human generosity and wit is not to be missed.”–Anne Waldman
Poetry & Short Prose, 256 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-01-0 $17.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-02-7 $26.00
Naming the Fires
ISBN: 978-1-934909-85-0 (pbk.) $18.00
THE GLASS WOMAN
“brings to mind Walt Whitman at his best, for Traxler has written an absorbing, haunting, feminine ‘Song of Myself,'”–Victor Contoski, Abraxas.
Poetry, 96 pages,
$10.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-34-2.
Voices of the CityVoices of the City is a collection of vibrant poems that take the pulse of the modern city in all its joy and despair, its yearning and celebration. Organized by the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers University Newark, in conjunction with Hanging Loose Press, this anthology features work from some of the country’s best-known writers side by side with prize-winning poems by talented teenagers.
In the words of co-editor Rosamond S. King: “Think of each of these poems as a window onto an urban landscape. From some, you will see a panoramic view of city life, from others a distilled moment. Together, these poem-windows present dozens of perspectives on urban environments.”
Poetry, 96 pages
Paperback: ISBN 1-931236-42-9, $14
I, ORHAN VELI
Translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat. One of the founders of modern Turkish poetry. “Fresh, colloquial, witty and direct. . . I, Orhan Veli refreshed me.”–Gary Lenhart, Poetry Project Newsletter.
Poetry, 120 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-64-9, $13.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-65-6, $20.00.
, The Tame Magpie
This book contains Paul Violi’s last poems, found among his papers after his death, and never previously published in a book.
978-1934909-40-9 , paper $18.00
OVERNIGHT is Paul Violi’s eleventh book of poems. On receiving the Zabel Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, he was cited for “bringing the sharpness and surprise of the avant-garde to a poetry that continually impresses by its honesty, its sincerity, and its clarity. One is taken through the solidest and strongest emotional landscapes on a remarkable new road.” Recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in poetry as well as grants from the Ingram Merrill Foundation, The Fund for Poetry, The Foundation for Contemporary Arts and many other awards, he currently teaches in the New School’s graduate writing program and at Columbia University.
978-1-931236-78-2, paper $15.00
978-1-931236-79-9, Hardcover $25
This book should have you laughing out loud.” -Poetry Quarterly Review (England). “Violi is one of the most inventive poets around.” -David Lehman, Newsday.
Poetry, 88 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-62-1 $15.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-63-8 $21.00
THE CURIOUS BUILDER
“A clear, marvelous eye for his surroundings and an ability to depict them precisely. . . would be enjoyed by a wide audience.”–Reagan Upshaw, Multicultural Review.
Poetry, 80 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-00-3, $13.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-01-0, $18.00.
“This book is a knockout!” –William Corbett, Harvard Book Review.
Poetry, 96 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-55-7, $13.00
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-56-4, $15.00
(Harmatan, an earlier book, published by SUN, is available from HL, $7.00.)
, Selected Accidents, Pointless Anecdotes
aul Violi’s first prose collection. “A wit that turns absurdity into sharp literary irony.” -Library Journal.
Prose, 72 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-15-7 $13
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-16-4 $21
“Part love song, part lamentation, Chuck WachtelÃ¢Â€Â™s 3/03 calls to mind the work of generous, lyrical moralists from Walter Benjamin to Grace Paley. ItÃ¢Â€Â™s a beautiful, immensely serious, immensely tender portrait of the way we live now..” -Lewis Walsh. “Poetry
paper, ISBN 978-1-934909-18-8 $18.00
What Happens to Me
“Awe-inspiring….” -Lewis Walsh. “…[An] observant, dreamy, pungent collection….” -Jean Valentine.
Poetry & Prose , 128 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-74-4 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-75-1 $21.00
THE CORIOLIS EFFECT
New work, plus all the shorter pieces previously collected in now-elusive chapbooks, by the author of the much-acclaimed novel, Joe the Engineer.
Prose and poetry, 120 pages,
$7.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-40-3.
THIS SLAVE DREADS HER WORK AS IF SHE WERE A LAMB COMMANDED TO BE A MUSICIAN
“Thoroughly good angry revolutionary poetry, and we’re glad of it.”–Sipapu.
Poetry, 63 pages,
$6.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-15-1.
Her “poems speak of the human condition and her own understanding vividly, and with compassion.”–Library Journal.
Poetry, 69 pages,
$6.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-23-6.
, The Known Universe
Terence Winch is the author of seven previous poetry collections: This Way Out, Lit from Below, Falling out of Bed in a Room with No Floor, Boy Drinkers, The Drift of Things, The Great Indoors, and Irish Musicians/American Friends, which won an American Book Award. He has also written two story collections, Contenders and That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, which draws on his experiences as a founding member of the original Celtic Thunder, the acclaimed Irish band. His work is included in numerous anthologies, among them the Oxford Book of American Poetry, Poetry 180, and Best American Poetry, and has been featured on “The Writers Almanac” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Winch is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in poetry and a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Writing, among other awards.
ISBN: 978-1934909-54-6 (pbk.) $18.00
This Way Out
“Terence Winch’s poems are imaginative, soulful, and funny. He writes half way between the everyday and the conjuredÃ¢â‚¬â€his poems often feel like walking into a room made out of the sky. These new poems seem less tethered to reality yet more appreciative of the actual things the world has to giveâ€¦and take away. This Way Out gives us Terence Winch at the top of his game.â€ â€”Bob Hicok
ISBN: 978-193490941-6 (pbk.) $18.00,
Falling Out of Bed in a Room with No Floor
Terence Winch is the author of four previous poetry collections: Boy Drinkers, The Drift of Things, The Great Indoors, and Irish Musicians/American Friends, which won an American Book Award. He has also written two story collections, Contenders and That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, which draws on his experiences as a founding member of the original Celtic Thunder, the acclaimed Irish band. His work is included in numerous anthologies, among them the Oxford Book of American Poetry and four Best American Poetry collections, and has been featured on “The Writers Almanac” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Winch is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in poetry, among other awards.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-22-5 $18.00
Terence Winch is the author of Irish Musicians/American Friends, which won an American Book Award, The Great Indoors, The Drift of Things, and Contenders. His last book, That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, draws on his experiences as a founding member of the acclaimed Irish band Celtic Thunder. His work is included in the Oxford Book of American Poetry, three Best American Poetry collections, and has been featured on “The Writers Almanac” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Winch is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship in poetry, among other awards.
ISBN: 978-1-931236-80-5 (paper)Price $15
ISBN: 978-1-931236-81-2 (cloth)Price $25
THAT SPECIAL PLACE: New World Irish Stories
Poet, fiction writer, and musician, Terence Winch is the author of eleven books and chapbooks, most recently the poetry collections The Drift of Things and The Great Indoors. His work has appeared in such publications as The Paris Review, The American Poetry Review, Verse, The New Republic, and New American Writing, and in more than 20 anthologies, including Best American Poetry. He has won fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and the Maryland State Arts Commission. A native of the Bronx, he has lived in the Washington, DC, area in recent years.
Winch has also enjoyed a long parallel career as a performer and composer of traditional Irish music, primarily as a member of the group Celtic Thunder, with whom he has recorded three albums, including a winner of the INDIE award. Now, in That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, he draws on his music life in the pubs and clubs to map a path through Irish America.
Non-fiction stories, 120 pages
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-931236-33-1, $14.
Hardcover: ISBN 978-1-931236-34-8, $24.
Monk Eats An Afro
Yolanda Wisher is a Philadelphia-based poet, singer, musician, and educator. Wisher was born in the historic Germantown section of Philadelphia and raised in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, where she was named the county’s first poet laureate at the age of 23. She is a Cave Canem graduate and received an M.A. in Creative Writing/English from Temple University and a B.A. in English and Black Studies from Lafayette College. Her writing has appeared in Meridian, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Cave Canem Anthologies, among other places and she regularly performs her poetry in collaboration with musicians. In 2013, she co-edited the international anthology Peace is a Haiku Song with Sonia Sanchez. As a teacher, radio host, and founder/director of the Germantown Poetry Festival, Wisher has utilized poetry as a conduit for community-building and youth empowerment for over fifteen years. She lives in Germantown with her husband Mark Palacio, a doublebassist, and their son, Thelonious.
Paperback: ISBN 978-1-934909-423, $18.
Swan of Tuonela
“In his third book of fiction, Wyatt, a musician turned writer, seems to be answering the question, what happened to the hippies? Or, what happened to the artisans who remained artists when hippie values got switched off? Wyatt’s protagonist James, also a musician turned writer, is revealed in a subtle layering of stylistic prose as Wyatt recalls post-hippie Philadelphia and conjures up complex characters, interweaving storylines, and dreamlike remembrances that would make surrealists and psychedelics alike smile with glee. James’s sexual and artistic adventures are rooted in the universal question, what does it means to be human, and in dissecting and celebrating the artist’s lifestyle. A delicately fashioned collection of short stories about the same key character, ala Raymond Carver, Stuart Dybek, or Billy Lombardo, Wyatt’s Swan of Tuonela is artful, insightful, and wonderfully atmospheric. ––Mark Eleveld, “Booklist”
paper, ISBN 1-931236-65-8 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-66-6 $25.00
Where X Marks the Spot
“In poems whose language is as clear and straightforward as that of Williams or Reznikoff, Bill Zavatsky turns the floodlight of honesty onto himself, transforming, by the very act of examination, his demons of anger, self-pity, loneliness, and regret. This is brave and mature work, capacious enough for both elegy and humor.”—Ron Padgett
paper, ISBN 1-931236-67-4 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-68-2 $25.00
Hannah Zeavin is from Brooklyn, New York, and lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where she studies at Yale University. A volunteer at the Saint Mark’s Poetry Project, she has also studied at Naropa University and worked as the assistant to the Creative Director of the Summer Writing Program. She is the recipient of the Princeton Poetry Prize and the Alan G. Ross Memorial Mentorship Prize. This is her first collection of poetry.
ISBN: 978-1-934909-09-6 (paperback), $16.00
UNDER THE TONGUE
“Zirlin’s vision of things is always keen, his imagination connected to a tangible landscape.”–Gary Lenhart, Poetry Project Newsletter.
Poetry and prose, 80 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-81-6, $9.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-0-914610-82-3, $16.00.