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
"A unique, bizarre, and altogether beguiling ballad opera."--Small
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.
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
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
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
Poetry, 110 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-1-882413-22-5, $12.00.
Cloth, ISBN 978-1-882413-23-2, $20.00.(Out Of Print)
BETWEEN THE STONE HAULERS
A first collection, praised by Martín Espada for its "intelligence
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.
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
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
STICK SONG ( more books by Sherman
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
ISBN paperback: 978-1-931236-82-9, $16.
ISBN cloth: 978-1-931236-83-6,
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.
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
978-1-931236-97-3 (paperback), $18
ISBN: 978-1-931236-98-0 (hardcover), $28
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.
CLOUDS OF THAT COUNTRY
"A skillful and original poet."--Ian Young, The
"Ambitious poems that try to define the spiritual character of the United
Poetry, 76 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-29-8, $7.00.
Also available: SELECTED POEMS (Release Press), $7.00.
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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
Poetry, 76 pages
"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.
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.
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.
MORE HUMAN FACE
"No poet has a more human face than this one...." -- Robert
"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
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.
Journey of English
"Lively and illustrated discussion shows how the English language
expresses the history and culture of those who speak it...." --
Children's nonfiction, 48 pages
Hardcover, full-color, ISBN 978-1-882413-58-4, $90.00 out
of print, very limited supply available.
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“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
ISBN: 978-1-931236-84-3 (pbk), $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-931236-85-0 (cloth), $26.00
“...the work of a poet who possesses a healthy dose of humility
and openness to the wonder and the terror of this world.” -Jim
Poetry 88 pages
paper, ISBN 978-1-931236-03-4 $13.00
cloth, ISBN 978-1-931236-04-1 $21.00
"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." —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
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.” -
ISBN: 9 78-1-931236-95-9 (pbk), $16
"One of the finest lesbian writers working today. . . a vital force. Duration
is her most innovative and imaginative work yet."--Joy Parks, The Body
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
Fiction, 64 pages.
Paper, ISBN 978-0-914610-30-4, $6.00.
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
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
AND PLACES NEARBY
"Eloquent of the mysteries and tensions of daily life."--Eudora
Poetry, 65 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-13-7.
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.
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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
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.
AT EACH ELBOW
"One of the truly gifted poets of our generation."--National Public
Poetry, 107 pages,
$10.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-21-2.
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
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