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One of the publishers supported by Small Press Distribution, Omnidawn was founded by husband-and-wife team Rusty Morrison and Ken Keegan to create books that are closely aligned with each author’s vision, and to provide an interactive and rewarding publishing experience for poets and writers. Read the Interview
“It is often said, and no doubt true, that a relatively small percentage
of the North American population reads poetry. I suspect that
a large segment of the population would scoff at the idea of
doing so..." Read
Let Me Go
Translated from the German by Alfred de Zayas, this is the first complete translation of the Larenopfer into English. Bilingual edition. This translation of the Larenopfer, or offerings to the household god Lar, are songs that Rilke sings to his hometown Prague and to his beloved Bohemia, short poems on the parks, fountains, churches, bridges and palaces of Prague, as well as Rabbi Low's legends, the Jewish cemetary, the Thirty Years' War and, of course, young love. This cycle of 90 poems offers a unique view into turn-of-the-century Prague, possessing not only literary merit but also of considerable sociological and historical interest.
All Editions: $12.50
First published as two separate chapbooks in 1995 and 1996, Often Capital explores the tensions between political commitment and personal desire. Moxley draws in part on the love letters of the Polish radical Rosa Luxemburg in searching out a habitable space for resistance. Moxley employs techniques of collage and juxtaposition as well as narration to sound her subject. Yet the lean, sonorous lines that result leap out of any categorical dichotomies.From: $12.95
Sherman Alexie's poems, fiction, and essays have won him an international following since his first book, The Business of Fancydancing, was published to great acclaim in 1992. Smoke Signals, the film he adapted from one of his stories and coproduced, enlarged his audience still further. Alexie's honors include awards from the NEA, the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Foundation, and the Washington State Arts Commission, and a citation as One of the 20 Best American Novelists Under the Age of 40 from GRANTA magazine. An enrolled Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie lives in Seattle with his wife and son.