Best of the Press: January


SPD News & Reviews


National Post

Nelly Arcan Featured in National Post

Late French Canadian writer, Nelly Arcan, has been recognized by the National Post. Author of provocative works such as Exit, Hysteric, and Burqa of Skin, she is now gaining recognition in the English reading world. In this article, Emily M. Keeler explores Arcan's complex themes of women and death through an overarching analysis of her life and work.



John Sakkis Profiled in SF Weekly

SF Weekly has just posted a profile/interview featuring SPD staffer John Sakkis. His fabulous new book, The Islands, came out in December. Click here to find out what YouTube video makes John feel better, and much more...


The Islands







Philip Levine

Philip Levine (1928-2015)

For many years, Levine's Unselected Poems was at or near the top of SPD's bestseller lists, and it is still read and highly regarded today. Esteemed U.S. poet laureate from 2011 to 2012, we at SPD are deeply saddened by his recent passing.


   Unselected Poems


Huff Post

Review of Love by Drowning (C.E. Poverman)

We at SPD are thrilled by this review by Melanie Bishop. Not only does she rave about this book's intrigue and relatable characters, but she goes so far as to call it better than the popular Gone Girl. Click here for her analysis, as well as a short interview with Poverman himself.


Love by Drowning







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New Arrivals

Long Term Raisin
Ryan Walker

As Luck Would Have It
Mark Weiss

Many Small Fires
Charlotte Pence

Gary Worth Moody

We're Not Here to Disappear
Olivia Rosenthal

Roberto Harrison