Kelsey Street Press: A Berkeley, California poetry press publishing collaborations between women poets and artists



ANNOUNCING TWO NEW TITLES FORTHCOMING IN 2016

We are thrilled to announce that recombinant by Ching-In Chen and Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow by Steffi Drewes will be published by Kelsey Street Press later this year. For details, see our February newsletter.



NOW AVAILABLE!
DEUS EX MACHINA: A MELODRAMA

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Deus Ex Machina by Jennifer Pilch was selected by judge Myung Mi Kim as Winner of the 2015 Kelsey Street Press FIRSTS! Contest. In this series of first books by emerging writers, Kelsey Street Press continues to link its editorial policy of addressing the marginalization of women writers to a poetics of allowance that encourages women to write directly from their own creative imperatives.

Deus Ex Machina: A Melodrama
by Jennifer Pilch
112 pages, $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-932716-84-2

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NOW AVAILABLE
NESTS AND STRANGERS: ON ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN POETS

Kelsey Street Press is pleased to announce the publication of its first critical anthology.

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"What is an avant-garde Asian American Poetic?" Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets offers an investigation into the contextual identities of diaspora, sound, and the materiality of objectification found both in and on the body through the possibilities of language and page. Essayists Sarah Dowling, Merle Woo, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and Dorothy Wang provide a critical framework on the life, works, politics, and poetics of Asian American poets Nellie Wong, Myung Mi Kim, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Bhanu Kapil, four authors whose bodies of work represent the full range of Asian American poetry written since the 1970s.

Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets
Edited with an introduction by Timothy Yu
Afterword by Mg Roberts
2015, 116 pages
$16.95
ISBN: 978-0-932716-81-1

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2015 FIRSTS! CONTEST WINNER

Judge Myung Mi Kim selected Deus Ex Machina by Jennifer Pilch as the winner of the 2015 FIRSTS! Contest. Kelsey Street Press will publish Deus Ex Machina later this year. Read more about our contest winner.

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the contest. In particular, we would like to acknowledge the excellent finalist manuscripts (in alphabetical order by author):

Thesaurus for Ceasing War by Kate Ingold
Bone Confetti by Muriel Leung
Instruction Manual for Little Beasts by tessa micaela
there are boxes and there is wanting by tessa micaela
Say by Sara Olivares
S AL T F LA T by Holly Simonsen


YEAR-END GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

Please consider making a tax-deductible, year-end donation to Kelsey Street Press. As a non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers, all donations go directly toward the design, printing, and promotion of our titles.

We are currently fundraising for several specific projects to which you may designate your donation (see the November 2014 issue of our newsletter for more information about these projects).

I would like to designate my tax-deductible donation to Kelsey Street Press in support of:

Cecilia Vicuña's Selected Poems, translated by Rosa Alcalá

Nests & Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets

FIRSTS!, Kelsey Street's first-book series

Wherever funds are needed most

Or, send a check made out to "Kelsey Street Press” to our office:

Kelsey Street Press
2824 Kelsey Street
Berkeley, CA 94705

For inquiries regarding donations, please email info @ kelseyst.com (without the spaces).