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Library of Congress

Juan Felipe Herrera named U.S. Poet Laureate!

The Library of Congress announced on June 10 that Juan Felipe Herrera will be the new Poet Laureate of the U.S.! Herrera, who succeeds Charles Wright as Poet Laureate, is the first Hispanic poet to serve in the position. He said, "This is a mega-honor for me, for my family and my parents who came up north before and after the Mexican Revolution of 1910-the honor is bigger than me."


Here's a couple of Herrera's many, many excellent works:


187 Reasons Mexicanos Can't Cross the Border: Undocuments 1971-2007          Loteria Cards and Fortune Poems: A Book of Lives



Poetry Foundation

THIS DIALOGUE OF ONE wins 2015 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism!

We're really excited to announce that Mark Ford's This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray has won this year's Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism


"If more literary criticism were like this," John Lanchester has said of Ford's essays, "more people would read it."


Congratulations to Ford and Eyewear Publishing!




This Dialogue of One: Essays on Poets from John Donne to Joan Murray
Lambda Award

SPD Books Finalists for Lambda Awards

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


Yabo (Lesbian General Fiction)
Mysterious Acts by My People (Lesbian Poetry)
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man (Transgender Nonfiction)


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SPD Publishers @ Entropy Magazine

Entropy Magazine has been conducting an excellent series of interviews with small presses! Check out the following exchanges with SPD presses and more!


Action Books
Ahsahta Press
BlazeVOX [books]
Brooklyn Arts Press
Calamari Press
City Lights Publishers
Coconut Books
Dorothy, a publishing project
Futurepoem Books
Kenning Editions
Letter Machine Editions
Octopus Books
Publishing Genius
Ricochet Editions
Rose Metal Press
Sator Press
Subito Press
Ugly Duckling Presse
Wave Books
YesYes Books




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