Take a look at our Fall Catalog!
New and Forthcoming Books
Jennifer Givhan Belly to the Brutal
Poetry for all the mothers and daughters healing the bloodlines
JENNIFER GIVHAN (Albuquerque, NM) is an award-winning Mexican-American poet and novelist whose family has ancestral ties to the Indigenous peoples of New Mexico and Texas. Her books of poetry include Landscape with Headless Mama (2016, Winner of the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry), Protection Spell (2017, Finalist, Miller Williams poetry prize), Girl With Death Mask (2018, Winner of the Blue Lights Book Prize), and Rosa’s Einstein (2019, Camino del Sol series).
Listen to an interview with Jennifer Givhan at Life Lines: Poets in Conversation.
Abigail Chabitnoy In the Current Where Drowning is Beautiful
A poetic re-visioning of narratives of violence against women and nature
ABIGAIL CHABITNOY (Amherst, MA) is a Koniag descendent and a member of the Tangirnaq Native Village in Kodiak, Alaska. Her first book, How to Dress a Fish, won the Colorado Book Award in the Poetry category and was shortlisted for the Griffin International Poetry Prize. She is an assistant professor at UMass Amherst.
Listen to an interview with Abigail Chabitnoy at Life Lines: Poets in Conversation.
Kerri Webster Lapis
A record of visionary experience in the wake of loss
KERRI WEBSTER (Boise, ID) is the author of the poetry collections The Trailhead, We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone, and Grand & Arsenal, the latter of which won the Iowa Poetry Prize. The recipient of awards from the Whiting Foundation and the Poetry Society of America, she was a Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Washington University in St. Louis from 2006-2010. She currently teaches at Boise State University.
Listen to an interview with Kerri Webster at Life Lines: Poets in Conversation.
Brenda Hillman In a Few Minutes Until Later
“[Hillman’s] work is fierce but loving, risk-taking, and beautiful.” —Harvard Review
BRENDA HILLMAN (Kensington, CA) is an activist, writer, editor, and teacher. She has published ten collections of poetry, all from Wesleyan University Press, including Practical Water, for which she won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry. Her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. A Chancellor Emerita of the Academy of American Poets, Hillman serves on the faculty of Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California and as a staff poet at Community of Writers.
Listen to an interview with Brenda Hillman at Life Lines: Poets in Conversation.
Irena Klepfisz Her Birth and Later Years: New and Collected Poems, 1971–2021
Collected poems of pivotal Jewish lesbian activist
IRENA KLEPFISZ (Brooklyn, NY) is professor emerita at Barnard College. She is the author of five books of poetry including Periods of Stress, Keeper of Accounts, Different Enclosures, A Few Words in the Mother Tongue, and Dreams of an Insomniac. She is one of the foremost advocates of the Yiddish language and its renaissance in the United States. Her work has appeared in Tablet Magazine, In Geveb, Sinister Wisdom, The Current, and Languages of Modern Jewish Cultures, Brooklyn Rail, and more.
Listen to an interview with Irena Klepfisz at Life Lines: Poets in Conversation.
Kelley Tatro Love and Rage: Autonomy in Mexico City’s Punk Scene
English language study of the punk scene in Mexico City
KELLEY TATRO (Chicago, IL) is a writer and editor with a PhD from Duke University. YAZ “PUNK” NÚÑEZ is a filmmaker and photographer with a degree in cinematography from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She lives in Mexico City.
Shalini Ayyagari Musical Resilience: Performing Patronage in the Indian Thar Desert
Indian regional musicians find resilience in a postcolonial world
SHALINI AYYAGARI (Pittsburgh, PA) is an ethnomusicologist who works across the fields of musical culture, South Asian studies, critical ethnography, and development studies. She is an Assistant Professor of Music (Ethnomusicology) at the University of Pittsburgh.
Andrew Snyder Critical Brass: Street Carnival and Music Activism in Olympic Rio de Janeiro
Ethnography explores political activism of carnival brass bands in Brazil
ANDREW SNYDER (Lisbon, Portugal) is an Integrated Researcher in the Instituto de Etnomusicologia at the NOVA University of Lisbon in Portugal. As a trumpeter and scholar interested in intersections between public festivity and social movements, he coedited HONK! A Street Band Renaissance of Music and Activism and At the Crossroads of Music and Social Justice, and he has published articles in Ethnomusicology, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Luso-Brazilian Review, among others.
Andrea Olsen Moving Between Worlds: A Guide to Embodied Living and Communicating
Daily explorations to enhance embodied communication
ANDREA OLSEN (Middlebury, VT), writer, performer, and interdisciplinary educator, is the author of three previous books on the body: BodyStories, Body and Earth, and The Place of Dance. She is a professor emerita of dance at Middlebury College in Vermont and was visiting faculty at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California. She performs and teaches internationally and is a certified teacher of qigong. CHRIS AIKEN is a dance artist and associate professor of dance at Smith College.
Oliver Egger The Route 9 Anthology: A Collection of Writing from Wesleyan Students, Faculty, Staff & Middlesex County Residents
A collection of writing from across Wesleyan University and its surrounding towns
OLIVER EGGER (Middletown, CT) is a Wesleyan student in the class of 2023 who founded the Route 9 Literary Collective: a community of literature from both Wesleyan and the broader community. In addition to this book, Oliver is the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine “The Lavender.” His own poetry can be found in Moonstone Press, Oyster River Pages, The California Quarterly, and more. Contributors are: Susan Allison, Sahara Sidi, John Murillo, John Killian, Ben Togut, Alice Musabe, Douglas Martin, E Lenore Milling, Zubaida Bello, Casey Epstein-Gross, Ren Ellis Neyra, Naji Chester-Payne, Jane Hollander, Sophie Griffin, Danielle Vogel, Patricia H. O’Brien, Oliver Egger, Amy Bloom, Sabrina Tian, William Ollayos, Tony Connor, Sofia Baluyut, and Emily Hollander.
Jules Verne The Mysterious Island (Audio Book)
First new unabridged translation since 1876 of one of Verne’s best-known novels, now in Audio Format. Narrated by Thomas A. Davies. Translated by Sidney Kravitz.
During the American Civil War, a group of Northern prisoners of war become castaways after escaping and become stranded on an island in the Pacific—which happens to be the secret hide out of Captain Nemo (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.) In this marvelous adventure story, they attempt to rebuild their world from the meager resources of the island.
JULES VERNE (1828–1905) was the first author to popularize the literary genre of science fiction. Laying a careful scientific foundation for his fantastic adventure stories, he forecast with remarkable accuracy many scientific achievements of the 20th century. He anticipated flights into outer space, submarines, helicopters, air conditioning, guided missiles, and motion pictures long before they were developed. SIDNEY KRAVITZ is a retired scientist and engineer who has published many articles in mathematics and engineering magazines throughout the world. He spent fourteen years translating The Mysterious Island.