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Pen America

SPD Titles Shortlisted for 2015 Pen Award for Poetry in Translation

The Pen Award for Poetry in Translation has announced its 2015 shortlist! Congratulations to Kim Hyesoon for Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream (translated by Don Mee Choi) and Frank Smith for Guantanamo (translated by Vanessa Place). Congratulations as well to Skin by Tone Škrjanec (translated by Matthew Rohrer and Ana Pepelnik) and Diana's Tree Alejandra Pizarnik (translated by Yvette Siegert) for making the longlist. For a full list of titles and information on the award, click here.  


     Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream 
Northern California Book Awards

Northern California Book Awards Nominees Announced

Congratulations to all the SPD titles that have been nominated for the 34th Annual Northern California Book Awards! For a full list of nominees, click here.

Like a Beggar by Ellen Bass (Copper Canyon Press)
Here by Maxine Chernoff (Counterpath)
Beyond the Chainlink by Rusty Morrison (Ahsahta Press)

Fiction Translation:
A corner of the World by Mylene Fernández-Pintado, translated by Dick Cluster (City Lights)

Poetry Translation:
I Must Be the Wind by Moon Chung-hee, translated by Clare You and Richard Silberg (White Pine Press)     

Like a Beggar




Lambda Award

SPD Books Finalists for Lambda Awards

The 27th Lambda Literary Award finalists were just announced! Congratulations to all the SPD authors and publishers selected as finalists. For the full list of categories and titles, click here.

Finder of Lost Objects (Bisexual Fiction)
Don't Go Back to Sleep (Gay Poetry)
ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Gay Poetry)
The New Testament (Gay Poetry)
Prelude to Bruise (Gay Poetry)
This Life Now (Gay Poetry)
Yabo (Lesbian General Fiction)
Haiti Glass (Lesbian Poetry)
Janey's Arcadia (Lesbian Poetry)
Last Psalm at Sea Level (Lesbian Poetry)
Like a Beggar (Lesbian Poetry)
MxT (Lesbian Poetry)
Mysterious Acts by My People (Lesbian Poetry)
Only Ride (Lesbian Poetry)
The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South (LGBT Anthology)
Nochita (LGBT Debut)
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (Transgender Nonfiction)


Firecracker Awards

SPD Books Shortlisted for 2015 Firecracker Award in Poetry

The Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, CLMP, selected its shortlists for the new Firecracker Awards. We are proud to announce that all five finalists in the poetry category are SPD titles! Congratulations to our publishers Ahsahta Press, Hanging Loose Press, Tender Buttons Press, and New Issues Poetry & Prose for producing such wonderful books. For the full list of categories and titles, click here.

Beast Feast by Cody-Rose Clevidence (Ahsahta Press)
Blue Hanuman
by Joan Larkin (Hanging Loose Press)
Exclosures by Emily Abendroth (Ahsahta Press)
Sonnets: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition by Bernadette Mayer (Tender Buttons Press)
Tree Line by Judy Halebsky (New Issues Poetry & Prose)


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