We're excited to announce our next two books slated for 2018. We'll be showing off artwork and making more announcements about them over the coming weeks.
In June, we will be publishing Robert Vivian's pocketbook, Immortal Soft Spoken. This will be the first in our pocketbook series, which we're transitioning to as we conclude the guest-curated chapbook series.
We first worked with Robert Vivian in our 2016 essay series with his piece, "Be My Obscurity", which will also be included in this collection. This will be his second book of dervish essays. Look for pre-orders to open later this month.
BIO: Robert Vivian was born in Denver, Colorado in 1967 and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. He teaches at Alma College and in the low-residency MFA program at the Vermont College Of Fine Arts. Dozens of his plays have been produced in New York City and elsewhere, and his poems, essays, and stories have appeared in many literary journals including Georgia Review, Harper’s, Ecotone, Creative Nonfiction, and others. He has published four novels—The Tall Grass Trilogy (The Mover Of Bones, Lamb Bright Saviors, and Another Burning Kingdom), Water And Abandon, two books of meditative essays—Cold Snap As Yearning and The Least Cricket Of Evening, and one book of dervish essays (or prose poems)—Mystery My Country with Anchor & Plume in 2016. He has visited and taught in Turkey several times and has been heavily influenced by the works of Rumi. In the summer he tries to fly fish in northern Michigan every day and when he can’t, he dreams about it anyway.
After the great success we had with publishing Donald Quist's nonfiction collection, Harbors, we've been looking for more opportunities to work with him. Thankfully, we will be publishing his next collection of short stories, For Other Ghosts, in October. The book comprises new and previously published short fiction. Reoccurring characters and themes of loss and reincarnation link the narratives. Each piece blurs genre and plays with form. The collection explores how the stories we receive, and the narratives we choose to tell, affect personal and cultural identities.
Look for pre-orders to start up in June.
BIO: Donald Edem Quist is the author of the short story collection Let Me Make You a Sandwich and the nonfiction collection Harbors. His work has appeared in several print and online publications. He is the creator of the web project PAST TEN, co-host of the Poet in Bangkok podcast and serves as Fiction Editor for Atlas and Alice . He received a fellowship from Kimbilio Fiction and earned his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.