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Salvatore Pane Last Call in the City of Bridges

Teddy Wayne | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home
Teddy Wayne

Salvatore Pane's debut novel, Last Call in the City of Bridges, follows Michael Bishop, a hard-drinking, video-game-playing, dead-end-job-toiling 25-year-old who's about to meet his match in Ivy Chase, a pastor's daughter.

A Poetry Editor Reveals the Secrets of the Trade: Raymond Hammond on How to Fix the Current Poetry Paradigm

Anis Shivani | Posted 02.10.2012 | Home
Anis Shivani

Raymond Hammond is editor of the poetry journal New York Quarterly and the related book imprint New York Quarterly Books, as well as being an esteemed poet in his own right. I recently had a wide-ranging conversation with him about the state of affairs in the poetry world.

What University Presses Do And Why You Should Care

Anis Shivani | Posted 10.28.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

Peter Dougherty has been at the helm of Princeton University Press -- one of the country's most outstanding publishers -- since 2005.

Independence Day! 20 Best Books From Indie Presses You Should Know About

Anis Shivani | Posted 09.01.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

We hope this discussion of the country's leading-edge indie presses gives you a sense of the present state of literature and social commentary, and that you will support these presses--along with your favorite indie booksellers--to keep the literary enterprise free and democratic.

Independent Publishers: Saving Jobs And Literature?

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 08.22.2011 | Home

This year I attended two very different writing-centered extravaganzas: the annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) a...

Small Publisher Spotlight

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

It is in the nature of small presses to appear, fill a certain need--often political or cultural in nature--and then vanish.

Short Stories

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

A short story is like a toothache and you must drill it and fill it. A novel is more like bridgework.

Books Uncovered - Indie Press Edition!

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jason Pinter

Ok, so I was aiming to run a 'Books Uncovered' column every month or two. Instead it's been about four months since my last one, and needless to say t...

Small Press Poetry: A Summer Reading List

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Dog Day's Reading List The Poetry Foundation Five small press poetry books hot as the sun by Justin Taylor Nobody knows exactly how many books of...

Independent Books: Huffington Post Readers' Favorites From Indie Publishers (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the past week, in honor of Independence Day, we've been celebrating the best of the independents in the book world -- the independent bookstores, ...

PHOTOS: Independent Publishers We Love For Their Spirit

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2011 | Home

Despite the difficult publishing climate especially for the big houses, there are still publishers that are thriving and marching to the beat of their...

Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
Anis Shivani

To celebrate Independence Day, here are 15 small presses that exemplify the best qualities of this publishing tradition--so characteristic of America,...

The New Henry Miller Speaks Out: Interview With Eric Miles Williamson, Author of 'Welcome to Oakland'

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

What I tell my students is this: Don't read any living American writers. If you're going to read any American writers at all, only read dead ones. That way you can be sure you're not wasting your time.