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The beloved Grace Cavalieri “contains multitudes” according to Mikaela Lefrak in her newest article from WAMU taking a look at the life and career of the 10th Poet Laureate. And Ms. Lefrak treats her subject with the due respect of a life which cannot be covered succinctly in 500 words. She delivers a reverent tourists’ view of Grace Cavalieri’s life, hitting the big things: her poetry and work ethic, the passing of her husband, Kenneth Flynn, her conversion to Buddhism, and finally her new tenure as Poet Laureate.Read More
Grace Cavalieri’s recent stop at NPR’s The Kojo Nnamdi show is now streamable. Over a substantive 22 minutes, listen to Grace talk about poetry, inspiration, and her plans as the 10th Maryland Poet Laureate.Read More
If you’ve come to this post there’s a likely chance you’ve come with some confusion, for you know That Paris Year is the wonderful debut novel of Joanna Biggar and that, while it is certainly poetic, you would not call it poetry because it lacks form. To start, I’ll cite that many people think the scene in The Brother’s Karamazov where Ivan and Alyosha sit in the cafe and discuss theology is one of the best short stories ever written. And, indeed, I’ve met a not insignificant number of people who will argue with you over which soliloquy in The Waves makes the best stand alone poem. So when I declare, and I do declare, that this section of That Paris Year’s prologue is not only succinct and a full and satisfying exploration of ideas by itself, but also absolutely sings you might understand why it would be represented in ASP featured poetry.Read More
MLK Video: Reuben Jackson narrates “March” by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin Hear Reuben Jackson narrate from “March: Book One” in honor of MLK day. If the video is not working, you can follow THIS link to stream it. Happy MLK day! We are super excited to finally see Reuben Jackson’s long awaited narration of […]Read More
Book releases fall 2019
A little about us...
Alan Squire Publishing is an independent literary press founded in 2010 to publish books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that are beautifully written and beautifully made, with the avid reader and book-lover in mind. We are committed to bringing to the public books of great merit that deserve a wide readership, and to forging a new model of collaboration with other independent presses here and abroad.
Our collaborators on various projects include Left Coast Writers in San Francisco, California, Chris Andrews Publications, Ltd., in Oxford, England, and the Santa Fe Writers Project, now based in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2014, ASP officially became an imprint of SFWP.
All ASP titles are distributed internationally by Independent Publishers Group (IPG), the original independent book distributor in the United States. For bulk orders, visit them here: http://www.ipgbook.com/
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