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Julia Knowlton wins 2018 Georgia Author the Year

Julia Knowlton has been awarded Georgia’s 2018 Author of the Year in the poetry chapbook category for The Café of Unintelligible Desire. The category judge, Nicholas Goodly, praises the collection as “… a quiet place. The poems inside move slowly, the pacing is lyrical, and their shape is spacious and full of breath. Knowlton uses the space she’s created and takes her time to deliver stirring, even overwhelming emotional work.” Congratulations Julia!

“Poetic Pictures:” Julia Knowlton reads at WSG July 31

Ann Arbor’s Washington Street Gallery will host author Julia Caroline Knowlton on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 7 p.m. She’ll read from her chapbook, The Café of Unintelligible Desire, as well as introducing new poems. Julia will talk about her inspirations for creative work and her recent trip to France to explore post-colonial French literature. WSG, 306 S. Main Street, Ann Arbor

New manuscript from Holly Wren Spaulding

We’re excited to announce Holly’s upcoming chapbook, Ghost Lexicon, to be published in 2020. Ghost Lexicon will pair poetry with prose to explore the erasure of the natural world through the disappearance of the vocabulary to describe it.

Poetry Gallery

Last night, around 3 am, lightening and thunder struck very close, and I was immediately (mostly) awake. Oddly, the first thing that came into my mind was how like wandering through a museum gallery of paintings reading The Café of Unintelligible Desire feels. Each poem presents a picture for our gaze, and we try to take in the scene and conjecture about the people and relationships within.

Watershed: Hooked

Cameron Scott’s Watershed is our third accepted submission of winter 2018/2019. It takes us into very new territory: the world of fly-fishing in the West. Cameron’s world is exuberant, ironic, and funny and I found myself turning to the Watershed manuscript often during the frigid and unrelenting Michigan winter. How comforting to imagine sun and wild streams. This new chapbook is planned for publication late 2019.

Roanoke Review interview with Julia Caroline Knowlton

Read Julia’s interview with the Roanoke Review

Cold-Running Current: Another Gem from John Repp

Following John’s exquisite first chapbook with us, Music Over the Water, we were delighted to receive his latest manuscript, Cold-Running Current. These narrative poems, always musical, focus on the persistent mysteries of childhood, family, and the natural world. This new poetry chapbook is expected to be published before the end of 2019.

Accident: Coming this fall

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing Caroline Maun’s latest chapbook, Accident in fall 2019. Caroline is a new author for Alice Greene & Co., and she is an established poet who teaches in the English Dept. of Wayne State University in Detroit. Maun’s epigraph, “Accident is design/ And design is accident/ In a cloud of unknowing” — from T. S. Eliot’s The Family Reunion — sets the tone for the collection and its unique recollection of accidents of human experience and beyond.

Happy 2019!

Happy New Year!

We hope that you are like us and looking forward to an exciting 2019!!

The press has a number of new poetry chapbooks, from new authors, in the pipeline for publication later this year!!!

Some of these authors have already been published elsewhere, and we are very honored that they have chosen us for their next work, giving confirmation to the high regard we hear for our efforts. Come back soon for more news…

Fabulous interview with Julia Caroline Knowlton

Read Julia’s interview with Dianne Gottlieb