SPD News & Reviews


Los Angeles Times Book Prizes

SPD Finalists for LATBP

SPD was delighted to see that 4 out of the 5 finalists for this year's Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry were from SPD presses.  Congratulations to all the finalists and especially to the winner, Ron Pagett on Coffeehouse Press!


  Debts & Lessons

Debts & Lessons 
Lynn Xu


The Inside of An Apple  
The Inside of
An Apple
J. Beckman
Collected Poems

Collected Poems  
R. Padgett


     On Ghosts

On Ghosts
E. Robinson



ARK & O'Leary in N. Yorker blog!



Always great to see small press books featured extensively at the New Yorker, even if it's the New Yorker's blog.  Stephen Burt's passionate review and overview of Ronald Johnson's masterpiece should bring new readers for this SPD small press classic.  Burt also has some typically precise praise for Peter O'Leary's wonderful SPD title, Phosphorence of Thought.  Get one or both for 30% by using the discount code "NewYorker".  




Phosphorescence of Thought




Colleen Lookingbill

Colleen Lookingbill (1950-2014)

We were very sad to hear of the death of Colleen Lookingbill on Sunday, March 30th. Colleen was an SPD author and editor, co-publisher with Elizabeth Robinson of EtherDome, a friend to several of us on the SPD staff and a wonderful presence in the Bay Area, where she will be sorely missed. Do take a look at Kevin Killian's wonderful remembrance to get a feeling how much Colleen meant to the Bay Area poetry community.


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New Arrivals

Tweaky Village
Kevin Killian

Nathaniel Farrell

Fantasias in Counting
Sophie Seita

bp: beginnings
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House Music: Poems
Ellen Kaufman

Love & Death: Two Volume Set
Gordon Massman