"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.
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"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
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,"
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
TOMORROW WILL REALLY BE SUNDAY, Calamus
Espousing, an earlier book, published by SUN, is available from HL,
"Vivid and engaging. . . his best lines packed with a hard-earned ruefulness.
. . contemporary poetry has rarely been so readable."--Matthew Flamm,
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
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
GRASS: SELECTED SHORTER POEMS 1956-1976
"Simon has a fine sense of the Western landscape and his place in it."--Victor
Poetry, 76 pages,
$5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-12-0.
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
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
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
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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
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
"Wonderfully harsh and deft, often brilliant."--Jim Harrison.
Fiction, 56 pages, $5.00. ISBN 978-0-914610-06-9.
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,
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.
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
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.
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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
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
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
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,
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
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
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“Part love song, part lamentation, Chuck Wachtel’s 3/03 calls to mind the work of generous, lyrical moralists from Walter Benjamin to Grace Paley. It’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
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.
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.
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
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.
"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
paper, ISBN 1-931236-65-8 $15.00
HC, ISBN 1-931236-66-6 $25.00
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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.
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