SPD News & Reviews


C.D. Wright

C.D. Wright, 1949-2016

We at SPD were deeply saddened by news of C.D. Wright's passing on January 12th. Her decades of contributions to the poetry community made it a stronger, more generative, more generous place to be, thanks to her belief in "the function of poetry to locate those zones inside us that would be free, and declare them so." Her voice will be missed.


Here's just the latest example of Wright's brilliant work:


The Poet, The Lion, Talking Pictures, El Farolito, A Wedding in St. Roch, The Big Box Store, The Warp in the Mirror, Spring, Midnights, Fire & All


High Praise from PW!

A number of recent SPD books have gotten some glowing reviews in PW.  Take a look and happy reading...


This Blue Novel


This Blue Novel

(Valerie Mejer Caso)

PW Starred


Poem Without Suffering


Poem Without 

(Josef Kaplan)

PW Review!


Or, the Ambiguities


Or, the Ambiguities

(Karen Weiser)

PW Review!


daryl hall is my boyfriend


daryl hall is 
my boyfriend

(erica lewis)

PW Review!



PEN America

SPD Pubs on the 2016 PEN Literary Awards Shortlist

We're very happy to see a host of books by SPD publishers on 2016 PEN Poetry in Translation shortlist. The list includes a nomination for Sawako Nakayasu's The Collected Poems of Chika Sagawa (Canarium Books) as well as Philip Metres and Dimitri Psurtsev's I Burned at the Feast: Selected Poems of Arseny Tarkovsky (Cleveland State University Poetry Center).


chika sagawa


New Reviews

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The Good Dark


The Good Dark

(Annie Guthrie)

New Pages Review!


Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife


Aim at the 
Centaur Stealing
Your Wife

(Jennifer Nelson)

New Pages Review!


Wars Don't Happen Any More


Wars Don't Happen

(Sarah White)

American Book


Histories of the Future Perfect


Histories of the 
Future Perfect

(Ellen Kombiyil)




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