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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




SPD Pubs on the ALTA Longlist!

We're very happy to see a host of books by SPD publishers on 2015 National Translation Award Longlist in Poetry, awarded each year by the American Literary Translators Associaton (ALTA).  The list includes two (count 'em,TWO) nominations for Litmus books, a Wave nomination, and a Bitter Oleander nomination.  Take a gander...


 Amnesia  lazy
 wallless  sheds


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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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New Arrivals

Seven against Thebes
Aeschylus and John Tipton

The Father of the Arrow is the Thought
Christopher DeWeese

Adrift in a Vanishing City
Vincent Czyz

This House, My Bones
Elmaz Abinader

The Minstrel's Song
Alyssa A. Lappen

First Words
Emily Vogel