Best of the Press: December


SPD News & Reviews


SPD Winter List 1984

A Remembrance of Allan Kornblum






2 SPD Titles Honored by National Book Award!

SPD was delighted to hear that Fred Moten's The Feel Trio, published by Letter Machine Editions, was named a FINALIST for this year's National Book Award in Poetry. Big congratulations as well to Nightboat Press, whose book A Several World by Brian Blanchfield made the longlist, also a great honor.  Note that SPD volunteer Eric Sneathen made A Several World a staff pick before it was cool: read that here!


The Feel Trio
(Temp out of stock,
but expecting more soon)
A Several World 


Gov General Awards

2 SPD Titles on GGLA Shortlist

The Governor General's Literary Awards are Canada's most prestigious literary prize, and SPD was delighted to see two of our titles were shortlisted for their poetry award. See below for the two titles, both of which we are certain would meet the approval of Lord Tweedsmuir, who founded the prizes back in 1937. Congrats to Brick Books and BookThug for making the cut, and congrats to Arleen Pare for "bringing home a Tweedsmuir" this year!




Lake of Two Mountains

Lake of Two
by Arleen Pare 




Light Light

 Light Light
by Julie Joosten





McGriff & Tyree on Weekend Edition!

The splendid new SPD fiction title Our Secret Life in the Movies has been getting some terrific publicity lately, including this interview with NPR's Rachel Martin on Weekend Edition.  The authors have also been interviewed over at a little magazine called the Paris Review.  We at SPD are greatly delighted, particularly since A Strange Object is one of the most exciting new SPD presses to come along in quite awhile.  Check out their entire list!


Our Secret Life














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New Arrivals

Colin Winnette

Afforded Permanence
Liam Day

Will Kill for Food
Scott Alumbaugh

Mr. Abobaziz & The Nancy
Edward Beardsley

Julie R Enszer, Editor

Thorn: Short Stories
Evan Morgan Williams