Dorian AlexanderDorian Alexander is the pen name of a prominent academic. Zarathustra Must Die (Etruscan Press, 2012) is Alexander’s first work of fiction and reflects his longtime fascination with the work of Nietzsche.

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Kazim AliIn addition to The Disappearance of Seth (Etruscan Press, 2009), Kazim Ali is the author of the novel Quinn’s Passage (BlazeVOX Books, 2004), named one of “The Best Books of 2005” by Chronogram magazine. His books of essays include Orange Alert: Essays on Poetry, Art and the Architecture of Silence (University of Michigan Press, 2010), and Fasting for Ramadan (Tupelo Press, 2011). He is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Sky Ward (Wesleyan University Press, 2013), The Far Mosque, winner of Alice James Books’ New England/New York Award, and The Fortieth Day (BOA Editions, 2008).

He is a contributing editor for Association of Writers and Writing Programs Writers Chronicle and associate editor of the literary magazine FIELD and founding editor of the small press Nightboat Books.

Ali is an associate professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Oberlin College and teaches in the Masters of Fine Arts program of the University of Southern Maine.

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Nin AndrewsNin Andrews’ poems have appeared in many literary journals and anthologies including Ploughshares, Agni, The Paris Review, and four editions of Best American Poetry. The author of six chapbooks and seven full-length poetry collections, she has won two Ohio individual artist grants, the Pearl Chapbook Contest, the Kent State University chapbook contest, the Gerald Cable Poetry Award, and the Ohioana Prize for Poetry. She is also the editor of a book of translations of the Belgian poet, Henri Michaux, Someone Wants to Steal My Name.  She lives on a farm in Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband, cows, coyotes, and many bears.

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The Last Orgasm featured on The Best American Poetry 2020

Watch November 22, 2020 Lit Youngstown reading featuring Etruscan author Nin Andrews

Jennifer AtkinsonJennifer Atkinson is the author of five books of poetry. The most recent one, The Thinking Eye, was published by ParlorPress/Free Verse Editions in 2016. Canticle of the Night Path, won Free Verse Editions’ 2012 New Measure Prize. Individual poems have appeared in journals including Field, Image, Witness, Poecology, Terrain, The Missouri Review, and Cincinnati Review. She teaches in the MFA and BFA programs at George Mason University in Virginia.

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The author of Crow Man (Etruscan Press, 2003), Tom Bailey is the recipient of a Newhouse Award from the John Gardner Foundation and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction. He is the author of A Short Story Writer’s Companion (Oxford University Press, 2000) and the editor of On Writing Short Stories (Oxford University Press, 1999). Widely published in literary journals and magazines, including DoubleTake, his fiction has been reprinted in such anthologies as The Pushcart Prizes and New Stories from the South and cited in The Best American Short Stories.

Tom Bailey teaches at the Writers Institute at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.

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Claire Bateman’s books include Locals (Serving House Books, 2012), Coronology and Other Poems (Etruscan, 2010), Coronology (chapbook, Serving House Books, 2009), Leap (New Issues, 2005), Clumsy (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2003), Friction (Eighth Mountain, 1998), At the Funeral of the Ether (Ninety-Six Press, 1998), The Bicycle Slow Race (Wesleyan, 1991) and Scape (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2016). She has received the New Millennium Poetry Prize as well as grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Tennessee Arts Commission, and the Surdna Foundation. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Read “Meanwhile, We Called Ourselves Human,” which won the New Millennium Writings 40th Anniversary Poetry Award

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Felice Belle consumes and creates stories to make sense of the world and her place in it. As a poet and playwright, she has performed at the Apollo Theater, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, TEDWomen and TEDCity2.0. Her writing has been published in several journals and anthologies including Oral TraditionBum Rush the Page and UnCommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship. Playwriting credits include Other WomenGame On! and It Is Reasonable to Expect. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Columbia University, an M.A. in individualized study from NYU Gallatin and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Long Island University. She is a lecturer in the low-residency M.F.A. program at St. Francis College in Brooklyn and chief storyteller for the global nonprofit Narrative 4.

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Stephen BenzAlong with two books of travel essays—Guatemalan Journey (University of Texas Press) and Green Dreams: Travels in Central America (Lonely Planet)—Stephen Benz has published essays in Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, TriQuarterly, New England Review,and other journals. Three of his essays have been selected for Best American Travel Writing (2003, 2015, 2019). His poems have appeared in journals such as Nimrod, Shenandoah, and Confrontation as well as in a full-length collection, Americana Motel, published by Main Street Rag Press. Topographies, a collection of essays, appeared in 2019 from Etruscan Press. Formerly a writer for Tropic, the Sunday magazine of the Miami Herald, Benz now teaches professional writing at the University of New Mexico.

Check out Stephen’s essay, A Brief History of Guantanamo Bay, America’s “Idyllic Prison Camp” in Literary Hub.

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Topographies named a finalist in the 2020 Housatonic Book Awards – Nonfiction

Remica Bingham-Risher, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, is a Cave Canem fellow and Affrilachian Poet. Among other journals, her work has been published in The New York Times, The Writer’s ChronicleCallaloo and Essence. She is the author of Conversion (Lotus, 2006), winner of the Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award; What We Ask of Flesh (Etruscan, 2013), shortlisted for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; and Starlight & Error (Diode, 2017), winner of the Diode Editions Book Award and a finalist for the Library of Virginia Book Award. She resides in Norfolk, VA with her husband and children.

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Read an interview on Putting the Music in Music: Remica Bingham-Risher on Soul and Creative Process, by Danie Watson

Read “We See ‘The Lion King’ on Broadway, Enter the Pride” by Remica Bingham-Risher

Remica will be appearing at the 25th Anniversary Furious Flower Poetry Fest in Washington DC on September 27th & 28th

Michael BlumenthalMichael Blumenthal is the former Director of Creative Writing at Harvard and former Visiting Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law. His latest book “Because They Needed Me”: Rita Miljo and the Orphaned Baboons of South Africa, was published in 2016. His No HurryPoems 2000-2012, his eighth poetry collection, was published by Etruscan Press in 2012, as was his book of short stories, The Greatest Jewish-American Lover in Hungarian History, in 2014. A frequent translator from the German and Hungarian, he is also the author of the memoir All My Mothers and Fathers, the Ribelow Prize-winning novel Weinstock Among the Dying, and a collection of essays from Central Europe, When History Enters the House. In June of 2020, the Salmon Press of Ireland will publish his Breaking News: New & Selected Poems, 1980-2020. He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia and Hegymagas, Hungary.

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Hear Garrison Keillor read “Be Kind” from No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012 on The Writer’s Almanac

Read Michael Blumenthal’s latest article from the Charleston Gazette-Mail

Read Blumenthal’s poem ‘after,’ which was featured in Lake County News, California. 

Bruce BondBruce Bond is the author of twenty-seven books including, most recently, Blackout Starlight: New and Selected Poems 1997-2015 (L.E. Phillabaum Award, LSU, 2017), Rise and Fall of the Lesser Sun Gods (Elixir Book Prize, Elixir Press, 2018), Dear Reader (Free Verse Editions, 2018), Frankenstein’s Children (Lost Horse, 2018), Plurality and the Poetics of Self (Palgrave, 2019), Words Written Against the Walls of the City (LSU, 2019), and The Calling (Parlor, 2020). Presently he is a Regents Professor of English at the University of North Texas.

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Read Bruce Bond’s poem “Bone” from The Missouri Review

Watch Bruce Bond’s reading at November 8, 2020 Lit Youngstown event

Darrell BourqueDarrell Bourque is professor emeritus of English from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where he also directed the interdisciplinary humanities studies program. He served as a Louisiana Poet Laureate and was recipient of the Louisiana Book Festival’s Writer Award and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Humanist of the Year Award. His publications include Burnt Water Suite, The Blue Boat, In Ordinary Light-New and Selected Poems, Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie, and migraré. 

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Laurie Jean CannadyLaurie Jean Cannady has published an array of articles and essays on poverty in America, community and domestic violence, and women’s issues. She has also spoken against sexual assault in the military at West Point Military Academy. Her memoir, Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul was named one of the best nonfiction books by black authors in 2015 by The Root online magazine. A Kirkus review describes Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul as a “bold, honest, and courageous memoir.” Most recently, Foreword Reviews announced Crave as an Indiefab Book of the Year 2015 finalist in the autobiography/memoir category. Additionally, Crave was named a finalist for the Library of Virginia People’s Choice Award for Nonfiction.

Laurie Jean resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, Chico, and their three children. She serves as a professor of English at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania and creative writing faculty in the Wilkes University Graduate Creative Writing Program. She holds a PhD in English, Literature, and Criticism from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Laurie Jean was recently inducted into the illustrious Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as an honorary member.

Laurie Jean Cannady at Wilkes University’s Maslow Reading Series on June 25, 2015

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Read excerpt from Ninth Letter 

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Read Girls Write Now blog featuring Laurie Cannady and her memoir workshop

Crave Added to The Root’s List of 14 Best Nonfiction Books by Black Authors in 2015 

Read Laurie Jean Cannady interview with Sam Chiarelli

Laurie Jean Cannady named finalist for 2015 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year award

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Scott CoffelScott Coffel’s first book of poetry, Toucans in the Arctic (Etruscan Press, 2009) was honored by the Poetry Society of America as the recipient of its 2010 Norma Farber First Book Award. He was born in New York City, and educated at York College, a senior college of The City University of New York, and the State University of New York at Oneonta. After several years of working in Seattle, Washington, he attended the Iowa Writers Workshop, receiving an MFA in 1995.

He currently resides in Iowa City, where he directs the Hanson Center for Technical Communication in The University of Iowa’s College of Engineering. His poems have appeared in Salmagundi, Ploughshares, Paris Review, Antioch Review, The American Scholar, The Missouri Review, The Southern Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, and elsewhere. He was a MacDowell Colony Fellow for the summer of 2009.

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Auguste CorteauAuguste Corteau (pen name of Petros Chatzopoulos) was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1979. Over the past 18 years, he has published more than 20 books in Greek. A nationally bestselling author, critically acclaimed translator of English-language literature and a vocal LGBT+ activist, he lives in Athens with his husband.

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Renee E. D'AoustAuthor of Body of a Dancer (Etruscan Press, 2011), Foreword Reviews Book of the Year finalist for autobiography and memoir, D’Aoust has numerous publications and awards to her credit, including a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at American Dance Festival, support from the Puffin Foundation, and grants from the Idaho Commission on the Arts. D’Aoust’s anthology publications include Reading Dance (Pantheon, 2008), edited by Robert Gottlieb, On Stage Alone (University Press of Florida, 2012), edited by Claudia Gitelman and Barbara Palfy, Rooted: The Best New Arboreal Nonfiction (Outpost19, 2017), edited by Josh MacIvor-Andersen, and Flash Nonfiction Funny (Woodhall Press, 2018), edited by Tom Hazuka and Dinty W. Moore. D’Aoust holds degrees from the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University.

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Dante Di StefanoDante Di Stefano is the author of Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight (Brighthorse Books, 2016). His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Sewanee Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He is a poetry editor for the Dialogist. Along with María Isabel Alvarez, he is the co-editor of Misrepresented People: Poetic Responses to Trump’s America (NYQ Books, 2018).

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Read Empty Mirror‘s review of Ill Angels by Neil Leadbeater

Check out the conversation between Dante Di Stefano and J.G. McClure on The Lit Hub.

Read the conversation between Dante Di Stefano and H. L. Hix featured in the Metamorphic Imaginaries)

Read “A Conversation with Dante Di Stefano, Part 1” featured on Best American Poetry

Read “A Conversation with Dante Di Stefano, Part 2” featured on Best American Poetry.

Karen DonovanKaren Donovan is the author of Aard-vark to Axolotl (Etruscan Press, 2018), a collection of illustrated short prose, and two collections of poetry, Your Enzymes Are Calling the Ancients (Persea Books) and Fugitive Red (University of Massachusetts Press). She works for a social enterprise accelerator in Providence.

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Check out review of Aard-vark to Axolotl in SmokeLong Quarterly

Read an interview with Karen Donovan in September 11, 2021’s The Best American Poetry

Peruse Jonathan Lawrence’s review of Trio in Newfound.

Listen to an interview about Trio on The Poetry Show, hosted by Radio Boise on October 31st 2021. 

Sean Thomas DoughertyIn addition to Scything Grace (Etruscan Press, 2013), Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author or editor of thirteen books across genres, including  All You Ask for Is Longing: New and Selected Poems 1994 – 2014 (BOA Editions, 2014),  Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (BOA Editions, 2010), which was a finalist for Binghamton University Milton Kessler Poetry Book Award, the prose-poem-novel The Blue City ( Marick Press, 2008), and Broken Hallelujahs (BOA Editions, 2007).

He is the recipient of two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry and a Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans. His work has been read on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) radio in Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Rochester and Cleveland. Known for his electrifying performances he has performed at hundreds of venues, universities, and festivals across North America and Europe including the Lollapalooza Music Festival, the Detroit Art Festival, the South Carolina Literary Festival, the Old Dominion University Literary Festival, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Maine, Sarah Lawrence College, the State University of New York at Binghamton, the University of California Santa Cruz, the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, the Erie Jazz Festival, the London (UK) Poetry Cafe and the BardFest Series in Budapest Hungary, and across Albania and Macedonia where he was translated and published and appeared on national television, sponsored by the United States Department of State. He currently lives in Erie, Pennsylvania, with his family, where he works in a pool hall and writes his poems.

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See Sean Thomas Dougherty’s poem, “On the anniversary of a day Lorca did not die,” published in the latest issue of Birmingham Poetry Review.

Will DowdWill Dowd is a writer and artist based outside Boston. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University, where he was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow, an MS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a John Lyons Fellow, and a BA from Boston College, where he was a Presidential Scholar. His poetry, art, and essays have appeared in numerous magazines.

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Read an excerpt of Areas of Fog on LitHub.

In the tradition of Thoreau’s Walden, Will Dowd wrote Areas of Fog over the course of a year, using the weather as the opening scene. Staying true to his voice, Will was interviewed by NPR’s WCAI The Point host Mindy Todd.

Listen to Will Dowd’s interview on WNPR.

Enjoy Will Dowd’s interview on WYBCX Yale Radio.

Read excerpt from Areas of Fog in Tin House.

Savor Will Dowd’s Writers Recommend contribution in the Poets & Writers series.

Listen to Will Dowd’s podcast on the Drunken Odyssey

Hear Will Dowd’s December 9, 2017 interview on Give&Take

Enjoy another moment (and writing prompt) with Will Dowd during his interview with Write the Book 

Read “The Livelong June” (another excerpt from Areas of Fog) in Mass Poetry’s Literary Legacies 

Read review of Areas of Fog in Brevity Magazine

Listen to Will Dowd’s April 18, 2019 interview with WVIA’s Art Scene host Erika Funke

Read Wicked Local – Braintree‘s article about the city’s influence on Areas of Fog

Check out “Contemplating a Vermeer or a Rainstorm, Will Dowd Sees Things Differently” from MIT’s Slice of MIT

Diane M. Foley is President and Founder of the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation (JWFLF) which she created in September 2014 less than a month after the public beheading by ISIS in Syria of her son James W. Foley, an American freelance conflict journalist.

In 2015, she led JWFLF efforts to fund the start of Hostage US and the international Alliance for a Culture of Safety.  She actively participated in the National Counterterrorism Center hostage review which culminated in the Presidential Policy Directive-30. This directive created the current US hostage enterprise consisting of an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell, Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs and a White House Hostage Response Group to free innocent Americans taken hostage or wrongfully detained abroad.  JWFLF was instrumental in the passage of the Robert Levinson Hostage Taking and Accountability Act.

She has been a tireless hostage, wrongful detainee and family advocate within the US hostage enterprise, Congress, and every presidential administration since 2014. She has raised awareness of international hostage taking and wrongful detention using the award-winning documentary, Jim, the James Foley Story, opinion pieces in the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today and media interviews.

Diane has spoken on the power of forgiveness in various faith communities and was included in 200 Women, edited by Geoff Blackwell.

She is the author of a chapter called, “Life For A Voice:  the Work of Journalist James W. Foley through the Eyes of his Family” in Living Precariously edited by Christina Lee and Susan Leong to be published in 2023 and the co-author with writer Colum McCann of American Mother.

Previously, Diane worked as a community health nurse and as a family nurse practitioner for 18 years. She received both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of New Hampshire.

She is active in her Roman Catholic parish of St. Katherine Drexel in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, where she lives with her husband, Dr. John W. Foley.  She is the mother of five children.

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Anderson Cooper Interview with Colum McCann and Diane Foley

Sari FordhamSari Fordham is a writer, professor, and environmental activist. Her work has appeared in Chattahoochee Review, Green Mountains Review, Passages North, and Brevity. She received an M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota and teaches at SUNY Oswego. She lives in New York state with her husband and daughter.

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Check out the review of Wait for God to Notice in the May/June issue of Foreword Reviews

Read interview with Sari Fordham, “An Adventist Story for a Wider World,” in March 22, 2021 issue of Spectrum Magazine

Read review of Wait for God to Notice in Story Circle Network

Wait for God to Notice received an Honorable Mention at the 2021 Los Angeles Book Festival

Read Adroit Journal review by Jody Keisner

Sari Fordham is interviewed by Leslie Pietrzyk’s in Work-in-Progress blog

Read “A Conversation with Sari Fordham” by Amanda Fields in the Profiles May/June 2021 edition of

Enjoy mention of Wait for God to Notice in Frolic’s “May Reads”

The Nordic Mum podcast

Beyond the Book: Bedtime Stories

Four Minutes, Five Questions

Listen to Sari Fordham’s December 16, 2021 interview with Lillian Vasquez on NPR affiliate KVCR

Read announcement about Wait for God to Notice being named a finalist for the 2021 Sarton Award

Read Sari’s interview with the Nordic Mom called “My Childhood in Uganda.”

Read The Wrath-Bearing Tree’s book review of Sari’s novel, Wait for God to Notice

Read Sari’s article from, where she discusses not using plastic products. 

Check out Sari’s short story “The Revolution Began at Book Club” published by Lunch Ticket.

Ru Freeman is a Sri Lankan and American writer, poet, and activist whose work appears internationally in English and in translation. She is the author of Sleeping Alone: Stories, the novels A Disobedient Girl and On Sal Mal Lane, a New York Times Editor’s Choice Book, and editor of the anthologies, Extraordinary Rendition: (American) Writers on Palestine and Indivisible: Global Leaders on Shared Security. She directs the Artist Network at Narrative 4 and teaches creative writing in the U.S. and abroad.

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Bonnie FriedmanBonnie Friedman is the author of Surrendering Oz (Etruscan Press, 2014), which was recently longlisted for the PEN/Diamondstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Friedman is the author of Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction, and Other Dilemmas in the Writer’s Life (Harper Perennial, 1994).  She is also the author of The Thief of Happiness: The Story of an Extraordinary Psychotherapy (Beacon Press 2003).  Surrendering Oz was named a finalist for the 2015 Firecracker Award by the Council on Literary Magazines and Presses.  Friedman’s work has appeared in The Best American Movie Writing, The Best Buddhist Writing, The Best Writing on Writing, The Best Spiritual Writing, and The Best of O., the Oprah Magazine.  She teaches creative writing at the University of North Texas, and divides her time between Brooklyn, New York, and Denton, Texas.

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Read the Surrendering Oz review by The Rumpus

Read the Book Verdict review of Surrendering Oz

Read an excerpt from Surrendering Oz featured in the Tablet

Read announcement about PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay

Read announcement about Community of Literary Magazines and Presses Firecracker Award 

The American Literary Review Interview with Bonnie Friedman

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Bonnie Friedman’s Advice to Writers 

William HeyenWilliam Heyen is Professor of English/Poet in Residence
Emeritus at the College at Brockport, his undergraduate alma
mater. He holds a PhD from Ohio University, and was awarded an
Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by the State University of New York. He was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature in Germany, and has won
National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim, American Academy of Arts & Letters, Pushcart, and other fellowships and awards. His poetry has appeared in
The New Yorker, Harper’s, Poetry, The Atlantic, and in hundreds of other
magazines and anthologies including, recently, The Oxford Anthology
of Contemporary American Poetry. He edited Etruscan Press’s first book,
September 11, 2001: American Writers Respond. Among his dozens of
other books, Noise in the Trees: Poems was an ALA Notable Book of the
Year selection; Crazy Horse in Stillness won 1997’s Small Press Book
Award for Poetry; Shoah Train (Etruscan Press, 2003) was a Finalist for the
National Book Award; and A Poetics of Hiroshima (Etruscan Press, 2008)
was a selection of the Chautauqua Literary & Scientific Circle.
His voluminous journals have been appearing from H_NGM_N
Books. In the fall of 2016, Etruscan Press published a selected and
new volume, The Candle: Poems of Our 20th Century Holocausts.

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Read an interview of William Heyen: Heyen Talks Holocaust, with the Genesee Country Express.

Read an interview on Writing: Heyen Journals His Life, by Danie Watson

Hear Heyen speak about the atrocities of the world through the lens of poetry.

H. L. HixH. L. Hix has published an anthology, Wild and Whirling Words: A Poetic Conversation (2004), and several books of poetry and literary criticism with Etruscan Press, including As Easy As Lying: Essays on Poetry (2002); Shadows of Houses (2005); Chromatic (2006); God Bless: A Political/Poetic Discourse (2007); Legible Heavens (2008); Incident Light (2009); First Fire, Then Birds (2010); Lines of Inquiry (2011); As Much As, If Not More Than (2014); I’m Here to Learn to Dream in Your Language (2015); American Anger: An Evidentiary (2016); Rain Inscription (2017); and Demonstrategy (2019).

In addition to having been a finalist for the National Book Award for Chromatic, his awards include the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Peregrine Smith Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He earned his PhD in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, taught at Kansas City Art Institute, and was an administrator at The Cleveland Institute of Art, before accepting his current position as professor in the Philosophy Department and the Creative Writing Program at a university in “one of those square states.” He has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin and at Shanghai University, and a Fulbright Distinguished Professor at Yonsei University.

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Read a discussion of H. L. Hix’s God Bless by our own Phil Brady

Listen to recorded poems from H. L. Hix’s book First Fire, Then Birds.

Another poem from First Fire, Then Birds is featured in The Gospel According to H. L. Hix on the March 23, 2021 broadcast of Unity Radio Online.

Read the Literary Review’s interview with H. L. Hix

Listen to H. L. Hix on the Out of Our Minds podcast

Listen to H. L. Hix interviewed on Houston’s KPFT-FM “Living Art” program, hosted by Michael Woodson, which aired on Aug. 13, 2015

Read Huffington Post story about H. L. Hix and the launching of Monsoon Art Space in Houston

Read review of American Anger on

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Read American Anger review in Publisher’s Weekly

American Anger named one of 13 poetry collections to read for National Poetry Month

American Anger makes its debut in the U.K.

Read review of American Anger in the Colorado Review 

Read new poems from H. L. Hix in Numéro Cinq

International Times features a poem from American Anger

Snowflakes in a Blizzard features an interview with H. L. Hix and a poem from American Anger

Check out Stride magazine’s blog for a passage from Demonstrategy and an interview with H. L. Hix, with two more passages and a review to follow shortly (entries 9/18 – 9/22)

Read World Literature Today‘s review of Demonstrategy

Check out this interview with H. L. Hix in Kenyon Review where he discusses Demonstrategy

Check out this blog entry, “Life during the time of isolation and social distancing – vol 5,”  from Jerry Jazz Musician featuring American Anger

Listen to artist/scholar Buzz Spector read a poem written by H. L. Hix for December Magazine.

Enjoy YouTube video of H. L. Hix, author of American Anger.

Read the conversation between Dante Di Stefano and H. L. Hix featured in the Metamorphic Imaginaries)

Patricia HorvathPatricia Horvath’s stories and essays have been published widely in literary journals including Shenandoah, The Massachusetts Review, New Ohio Review, The Los Angeles Review, and Confrontation. She is the recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships in both fiction and literary nonfiction and of Bellevue Literary Review’s Goldenberg Prize in Fiction for a story that was accorded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention. She teaches at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Horvath’s memoir, All the Difference, was published by Etruscan Press in August, 2017.

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Check out the most recent review for All The Difference from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Read the newest review on All the Difference from NewPages Book Review.

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David LazarDavid Lazar’s books include essay collections: Occasional Desire, (University of Nebraska Press, 2013) and The Body of Brooklyn (University of Iowa Press, 2011); prose poetry: Powder Town (Pecan Grove Press, 2008) nonfiction anthologies: Truth in Nonfiction (University of Iowa Press, 2008), Essaying the Essay (Welcome Table Press, 2014), and After Montaigne (University of Georgia Press, 2015); and interview collections: Michael Powell: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi, 2003) and Conversations with M.F.K. Fisher (University Press of Mississippi, 1992). He has lectured widely on nonfiction and editing, and founded the PhD program in nonfiction writing at Ohio University, and directed the creation of the MFA program in nonfiction at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches. He is the founding editor of the literary journal Hotel Amerika.

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Shanta Lee is a writer of poetry, creative nonfiction, journalism, a visual artist and public intellectual actively participating in the cultural discourse with work that has been widely featured. She is also the creator and producer of Vermont Public’s “Seeing…the Unseen and In-Between within Vermont’s Landscape” and is a regular contributor to Ms. Magazine and Art New England. Shanta Lee is also the author of the poetry collection, GHETTOCLAUSTROPHOBIA: Dreamin of Mama While Trying to Speak Woman in Woke Tongues, winner of the 2020 Diode Press full-length book prize and the 2021 Vermont Book Award. Within this latest illustrated poetry collection, Black Metamorphoses (Etruscan Press, 2023) is a work that Shanta Lee describes as a 2,000+ year-old phone line opened to Ovid as well as an interrogation of the Greek mythos while creating her own new language in this work. Black Metamorphoses has been named a finalist in the 2021 Hudson prize, shortlisted for the 2021 Cowles Poetry Book Prize and longlisted for the 2021 Idaho poetry prize. Shanta Lee is the 2020 recipient of the Arthur Williams Award for Meritorious Service to the Arts and 2020 and the 2020 gubernatorial appointee to the Vermont Humanities Council’s board of directors. Her current multimedia exhibition, Dark Goddess: An Exploration of the Sacred Feminine, which features short film, interviews, and photography, and other items has been on view at University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum of Art and the Southern Vermont Arts Center. Shanta Lee has an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MBA from the University of Hartford, and an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality from Trinity College.

Across all of her endeavors, Shanta Lee shares, “I have an enduring passion and hunger to explore the unseen and invite others into that space of inquiry. What is someone’s story under the surface of their face and presentation? What is forgotten to human memory that should be reclaimed? Or, most simply, how can I share the sense or soul of a place with someone who may not ever travel there? This endless hunger to ask questions, create conversation through visual or written commentary, and journey into the unknown through my various creative endeavors or collaborations thrives even if what I unearth scares me.”

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Shanta Lee is a winner of the 2021 Vermont Book prize for poetry.

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Read Jon Lawrence’s review of Black Metamorphoses in the Bangalore Review.

Watch the YouTube book trailer video of Black Metamorphoses by Shanta Lee. Cover and interior artwork was created by Alan Blackwell.

J. Michael LennonJ. Michael Lennon, Emeritus Professor of English at Wilkes University, and Chair of the Editorial Board of the Mailer Review, is the author or editor of several books about Norman Mailer, including Norman Mailer: A Double Life (2013), Selected Letters of Norman Mailer (2014); and On God: An Uncommon Conversation (2007, co-authored with Mailer). He teaches in the Maslow Family Graduate Creative Writing Program at Wilkes University, which he co-founded in 2005. His work has appeared in Paris Review, New Yorker, New York Review of Books, New York, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Times Literary Supplement, Provincetown Arts, Hippocampus, and the Mailer Review. 

Check out Dr. Lennon’s website, J. Michael Lennon – Archivist, Biographer, Educator 

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Currently Policy Director of the Economic Growth Program at the New America Foundation in Washington, Michael Lind has been an editor or staff writer for The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, and The New Republic and writes frequently for The New York Times and the Financial Times. He is the author of more than a dozen books of history, political journalism, and fiction, including a poetry chapbook, When You Are Someone Else (Aralia Press, 2002), Bluebonnet Girl (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 2003), a children’s book in verse, which won an Oppenheimer Toy Prize for children’s literature, and an epic poem, The Alamo: An Epic (Replica Books, 1997), which the Los Angeles Times named as one of the best books of the year. His first collection of verse, Parallel Lives, was published by Etruscan Press in 2008.

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Paul LisickyPaul Lisicky, the author of Etruscan’s The Burning House (2011), has taught in the graduate writing programs at Cornell University, Rutgers-Newark, Sarah Lawrence College, and Antioch University Los Angeles. He is the author of Lawnboy (Turtle Point Press, 1999), Famous Builder (Graywolf Press, 2002), and Unbuilt Projects (Four Way Books, 2012). His work has appeared in The Iowa Review, StoryQuarterly, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Hotel Amerika, Prairie Schooner, and has been widely anthologized. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He lives in New York City and Springs, New York, and teaches at New York University.

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Lynn LurieLynn Lurie is the author of Corner of the Dead, winner of the 2007 Juniper Prize for Fiction (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008) and Quick Kills (Etruscan Press, 2014). She is also an attorney with an MA in international affairs and an MFA in writing, and a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University.

Lurie served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and currently teaches creative writing and literature to incarcerated men.  She has served as a translator and administrator on medical trips to South America providing surgery free of charge to children, and has mentored at Girls Write Now in New York City.

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Read the review of Museum of Stones from Foreword Reviews here

Read ” The Truth Is Always So Strange: A Conversation with Lynn Lurie and Terese Svoboda”

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Museum of Stones is featured in the book-of-the-day-roundup in the May issue of Foreword Reviews.

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Museum of Stones review is featured on page 164 of the Mid-American Review (Volume XXXIX, Number 2)

Robert ManzanoTranslated by Steven Reese, the collection Synergos (Etruscan Press, 2009) covers Robert Manzano’s poetry from his earliest to his most recent work, which won the 2005 Nicolás Guillén Prize, one of Cuba’s highest awards.

Manzano’s writing offers a window into contemporary Cuban life in its attention to the local landscape and environment, an attention that won Manzano the 2007 Samuel Feijóo Prize for Poetry and the Environment. But its greatest achievement lies in making, from the local and everyday, a poetry that is unmistakably universal.

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Colum McCann, born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, has won multiple awards and honors for his seven novels and three collections of short stories. Apeirogon, his most recent novel, published in 2020, became an international best-seller on four continents.

McCann serves as President and co-founder of Narrative 4, a non-profit storytelling organization utilized to build empathy in young people and encourage them to improve their communities.

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James McCorkleBorn in St. Petersburg, Flordia, James McCorkle is the author of Evidence(selected by Jorie Graham for the 2003 APR-Honickman First Book Award) and The Subtle Bodies (Etruscan Press, 2014). He received an M.F.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa and is a recipient of fellowships from Ingram Merrill and the NEA. McCorkle teaches at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

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Enjoy the June 2021 DMQ Virtual Salon at DMQ Review featuring Etruscan’s Triptych authors Peter Grandbois, James McCorkle and Robert Miltner.

Bruce MillsBruce Mills’ memoir, An Archaeology of Yearning, was published by Etruscan in 2013. He has also published scholarly books and articles on nineteenth century American writings and co-edited a collection of essays by siblings of those on the autism spectrum. His creative nonfiction has appeared in The Georgia Review and New England Review. Mills also teaches at Kalamazoo College

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Robert Miltner

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Robert Miltner’s poetry collection is Hotel Utopia (New Rivers Press), selected by Tim Seibles for the Many Voices Project poetry prize; his poetry chapbooks include Against the Simple (Kent State University Press), winner of a Wick Chapbook award, and Eurydice Rising (Red Berry Editions), winner of the Summer Chapbook award; his book of brief fiction is And Your Bird Can Sing (Bottom Dog Press) and his forthcoming collection of flash creative nonfiction is Ohio Apertures (Cornerstone Press). A Professor Emeritus of English at Kent State University and the Northeast Ohio MFA in Creative Writing (NEOMFA), he has been a finalist for the National Poetry Series, the Louise Bogan Award for Artistic Merit and Excellence, and the New York Center for the Book chapbook prize, and he is the recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Excellence in Poetry award and a Vermont Studio Center Ohio Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowship.

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Read review of Orpheus & Echo in DIAGRAM Magazine

Watch November 22, 2020 Lit Youngstown reading featuring Etruscan author Robert Miltner

Enjoy the June 2021 DMQ Virtual Salon at DMQ Review featuring Etruscan’s Triptych authors Peter Grandbois, James McCorkle and Robert Miltner.

Thorpe MoeckelThorpe Moeckel, the author of Arcadia Road (Etruscan Press, 2015) and Venison (Etruscan, 2010), teaches in the writing program at Hollins University. His work has appeared in Field, Open City, The Antioch Review, Poetry Daily, Orion, Poetry, The Southern Review, and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. He is the author of two books of poems — Odd Botany (Silverfish Review Press, 2002) and Making a Map of the River (Iris Press, 2008). Chapbooks include Meltlines (Van Doren Company, 2001) and The Guessing Land. His poetry is featured in the anthology Field Work: Modern Poems from Eastern Forests, edited by Erik Reece (University of Kentucky Press, 2008), and in From the FishouseAn Anthology of Poems that Sing, Rhyme, Resound, Syncopate, Alliterate, and Just Plain Sound Great (Persea, 2009).

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Carol MoldawCarol Moldaw, author of The Widening (Etruscan Press, 2008) and So Late, So Soon (Etruscan Press, 2010), is also the author of five books of poetry: The Lightning Field (Oberlin College Press, 2003), winner of the FIELD Poetry Prize; Chalkmarks on Stone (La Alameda Press, 1998); Through the Window (La Alameda Press, 2002); Taken from the River (Alef Books, 1993); and Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books, 2018). A recipient of a Lannan Foundation Marfa Writer’s Residency, a Pushcart Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship, Moldaw’s work has most recently appeared in AGNI, Provincetown Arts, and FIELD.

She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she teaches privately. She has taught at Stonecoast, the University of Southern Maine’s low-residency MFA program, as well as the College of Santa Fe (now Santa Fe University of Art and Design). In 2011, she served as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Writer-In-Residence at Hollins University.

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Check out Moldaw’s poem “Arthritis” on poem-a-day for March 14th, 2018

Mihaela MoscaliucMihaela Moscaliuc is the author of Immigrant Model (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015) and Father Dirt (Alice James Books, 2010), translator of Carmelia Leonte’s The Hiss of the Viper (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2015), and editor of Insane Devotion: On the Writing of Gerald Stern (Trinity University Press 2016). A former Fulbright Scholar, Moscaliuc is associate professor of English at Monmouth University and visiting faculty in the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.

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View announcement for Mihaela’s past speaking event on October 3, 2019, at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Check out “Earth to celestial yonder,” the Kenyon Review‘s interview with Mihaela

Read the review of Clay and Star in the Asymptote Journal

Kevin OdermanIn addition to Cannot Stay (Etruscan Press, 2015) and White Vespa (Etruscan Press, 2012), Kevin Oderman is the author of a book of literary criticism, Ezra Pound and the Erotic Medium (Duke University Press, 1987); a book of essays, How Things Fit Together (Middlebury, 2000); and the novel, Going (Vandalia Press, 2006), set in Granada, Spain. Twice he has lived abroad as a Fulbright Fellow, teaching modern American poetry at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and American literature at Punjab University in Lahore, Pakistan. He teaches at West Virginia University and in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, with his wife, the writer Sara Pritchard.

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Angelique PalmerAngelique Palmer is a performance poet, a finalist in the 2015 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a member of the 2017 Busboys and Poets/Beltway Poetry Slam Team. Author of The Chambermaid’s Style Guide, she’s a Florida State University Creative Writing graduate who calls northern Virginia home. Her work centers on Black Femme Narratives, Awkward Queerness, and Mental Health & Recovery. She makes her own ice cream.

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Ann PedoneAnn is the author of The Medea Notebooks (spring, 2023 Etruscan Press), and The Italian Professor’s Wife (2022, Press 53), as well as numerous chapbooks. Her work has recently appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, Chicago Quarterly Review, 2Tiver, The Dialogist, Barrow Street, and New York Quarterly. She has been nominated for Best of the Net, and has appeared as Best American Poetry’s “Pick of the Week.” Ann graduated from Bard College and has a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Berkeley.

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Meg PokrassMeg Pokrass is a leading American writer of the flash fiction form. She is the author of four previous prose collections: Damn Sure Right (Press 53, 2011); Bird Envy (Harvard Book Store, 2014); My Very End of the Universe, Five Mini-Novellas-in-Flash and a Study of the Form (Rose Metal Press, 2014); and Cellulose Pajamas (Blue Light Press, 2015). Her stories have appeared in more than 200 literary magazines, including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Green Mountains Review, The Rumpus, storySouth and numerous anthologies, including Flash Fiction International (W.W. Norton, 2015).

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Read Meg’s flash story, Dowager’s Hump, from Litro

Read Pokrass’s short story, “Back on the Chain Gang,” which was selected to be included in Best Small Fictions.

Aaron PoochigianAaron Poochigian earned a PhD in Classics from the University of Minnesota and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. His thriller in verse, Mr. Either/Or, was released by Etruscan Press in the fall of 2017. A recipient of an NEA Grant in translation, he has published translations with Penguin Classics and W. W. Norton. His latest book, American Divine, the winner of the Richard Wilbur Award, was released in 2021. His other poetry collections are Manhattanite (Able Muse Press, 2017), winner of the 2016 Able Muse Book Award, and The Cosmic Purr (Able Muse Press, 2012). His work has appeared in such publications as Best American Poetry, The Paris Review and POETRY Magazine.

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Check out “My Political Poem,” which was featured in the Times Literary Supplement

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Read The Reading Bud‘s author interview with Aaron Poochigian

Check out Aaron Poochigian’s translation of an Ancient Greek poem inspired by a solar eclipse

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Listen to Aaron’s interview on Wilkes University’s WCLH 90.7 FM. 

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Mr. Either/Or is now available for download on Audible

Join Aaron on RattleCast (10/15/19) for a conversation about Mr. Either/Or

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Sara PritchardAlong with Help Wanted: Female (Etruscan Press, 2013), Sara Pritchard is the author of the novel-in-stories, Crackpots (Mariner, 2003), and the linked-story collection, Lately (Mariner, 2007). Pritchard won the Bakeless Prize for Fiction in 2003 with Crackpots, which went on to be a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Morgantown, West Virginia, and teaches in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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Diane RaptoshDiane Raptosh’s fourth book of poetry, American Amnesiac, (Etruscan Press, 2013) was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Housatonic Book AwardThe recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she served as the Boise Poet Laureate (2013) as well as the Idaho Writer-in-Residence (2013-2016), the highest literary honor in the state. In 2018 she received the Idaho Governor’s Arts Award in Excellence. A highly active ambassador for poetry, she has given poetry workshops everywhere from riverbanks to maximum security prisons. She teaches creative writing and runs the program in Criminal Justice/Prison Studies at The College of Idaho. Her most recent collection of poems, Human Directional, was released by Etruscan Press in 2016.

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American Amnesiac and the National Book Award’s Longlist for Poetry

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Diane answers “Is Poetry Dead?” on YouTube

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Is poetry dead? Diane offers her insight in the New York Times

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A Movement in Strings” on The New Verse

Read selections from Diane Raptosh’s  “The Zygote Epistles” featured in Dark Matter: Women Witnessing

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Check out Diane’s latest piece in the Fall 2018 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review

Join Diane for a reading of her work at the Caldwell Public Library on October 9th, 2019. Click here for more information. 

Diane reads from her upcoming collection, Dear Z, and discusses its major themes on “The Poetry Show.”

Diane will be featured in a 2-part webinar “Writing as Restorative Vehicle”(Oct 24th and Oct 31st) on the Restorative Justice on the Rise website.

Read Dear Z review published in July 2020 by Aquifer (The Flordia Review).

Diane Raptosh’s essay, “Victoria Woodhull: A Place in History’s Future,” is featured in May 2021 issue of IdaHome Magazine. Run: A Verse- History of Victoria Woodhull, part of a triptych of works by female poets (Trio, Etruscan Press, August 2021) seeks to redress this erasure, to ensure Woodhull a place in American history’s future.

Read feature story from The College of Idaho: “Raptosh Joins Others to Create Book of Poetry”

Featuring an interview with Diane Raptosh in September 11, 2021’s The Best American Poetry 

Peruse Jonathan Lawrence’s review of Trio in Newfound.

Listen to an interview about Trio on The Poetry Show, hosted by Radio Boise on October 31st 2021. 

Steven ReeseSteven Reese is the author of two books of poetry; Enough Light to Steer By (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1997) and American Dervish ( Salmon Poetry, 2013); and translator of Synergos: Selected Poems of Roberto Manzano (Etruscan Press, 2009). His poems, prose, and translations have appeared in Poetry Northwest, Green Mountains Review, Artful Dodge, West Branch, and other magazines. He teaches literature and creative writing at Youngstown State University in Ohio, and is a faculty member in the Northeast Ohio MFA program.

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J.D. SchraffenbergerJ.D. Schraffenberger is the editor of the North American Review and an associate professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa. He is the author of two books of poems, Saint Joe’s Passion (Etruscan Press, 2008) and The Waxen Poor (Twelve Winters Press, 2014). His other work has appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, DIAGRAM, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with his two daughters and his wife, the novelist Adrianne Finlay.

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Tim SeiblesTim Seibles was born in Philadelphia in 1955. He has received fellowships from both the Provincetown Fine Arts Center and The National Endowment for the Arts. His collection, Fast Animal was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award and winner of the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals including Beloit Poetry Journal, Black Renaissance Noire, Rattle, Shenandoah, Callaloo, New Letters, Poetry, and The Massachusetts Review. He spent a year as Poet in Residence at Bucknell University and he recently completed a two-year stint as Poet Laureate of Virginia.

A former faculty member of Old Dominion University’s English Department and MFA in Creative Writing Program, Tim lives in Norfolk, Virginia, where he continues to teach for the Muse Community Writing Center. He has also led workshops for Cave Canem, The Writers Hotel, the Minnesota Northwoods Writers Conference, and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival.

A thoroughly engaged ambassador for poetry, he presents his work nationally and internationally at universities, high schools, cultural centers and literary festivals. He has been a featured author in the Vancouver International Writers Festival in Vancouver Canada, in the Calabash Festival in Treasure Beach, Jamaica, and in the Poesia en Voz Alta Festival in Mexico City.

Tim Seibles is the author of eight previous books of poetry.

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Read the review by Meggie Royer  and watch the reading of “Wound” by Tim Seibles

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Enjoy reading Dante Di Stefano’s review of One Turn Around the Sun from The Best American Poetry 

Be sure to check out Tim’s “The View” on American Public Media’s podcast, The Slowdown.

Check out the book review of One Turn Around the Sun in the April 25th edition of the Arizona Daily Sun.

Watch Ours Poetica YouTube video of Tim Seibles reading of “Poem at 64” from Voodoo Libretto: New & Selected Poems.

Read Robbi Nestor’s review of Tim Seibles’s Voodoo Libretto: New & Selected Poems published by RHINO Poetry.

Watch AWP22’s Philadelphia: Trying for Fire: A Tribute to & Celebration of Tim Seibles.

Check out Veer magazine’s essay on Tim Seibles’ 40-year effort to build a home in poetry.

Enjoy Terrance Hayes review of Voodoo Libretto in The Yale Review.

Check out The Fight & The Fiddle‘s newest edition featuring Tim Seibles’s poems.

Alix Anne ShawAlix Anne Shaw is the author of three full-length poetry collections: Rough Ground (Etruscan, 2018), Dido in Winter (Persea, 2014), and Undertow (Persea, 2007), and she was the winner of the 2007 Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her poems and reviews have appeared in journals including Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Harvard Review, Black Warrior Review, and New American Writing. She is also a visual artist. Her sculpture, writing, and performance-based work can be viewed online.

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Katherine SoniatKatherine Soniat’s life has moved around a lot in the last few years: trying hard to find the right home, and why not be most concerned about our planet Earth? Starfish Wash-up will be her ninth collection of poetry, to be published in Spring 2023; The Swing Girl (LSU Press, 2011); and Bright Stranger (LSU Press, 2016). Polishing the Glass Storm will be available through Louisiana State University Press in Fall 2022. The Goodbye Animals won the 2014 Turtle Island Chapbook Award. She has served on the faculty at Hollins University and Virginia Tech, and has taught in the Great Smokies Writing Program at UNC/Asheville. Her poetry has appeared in Hotel Amerika, Poetry, Iowa Review, The Nation, Women’s Review of Books, and Superstition Review, among others.

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D. M. SpitzerD. M. Spitzer is author of A Heaven Wrought of Iron: Poems from the Odyssey (Etruscan Press, 2016), abyss of departures, an image|text collaboration with digital artist SaraShiva Spitzer (Hawai’i Review, 2020), and editor of the volume Philosophy’s Treason: Studies in Philosophy and Translation (Vernon Press, 2020). Spitzer’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Research in Phenomenology, Epoché, DiacriticsAncient Philosophy, Mosaic, and Translation Review, while his poetry and translations have been published in Ancient ExchangesThe Maine ReviewNorth American ReviewTRANSverse, and elsewhere. Currently, Spitzer is co-editing a volume in Translation Studies and editing another collection of essays on ancient Greek philosophy (both under contract with Routledge). In addition, he is writing a book on the ways migration and trauma shaped the thinking of the earliest Greek philosophers, as well as working on a translation of only the similes from the ancient Greek epic The Iliad.

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Alexis StamatisAlexis Stamatis is the author of twenty books: fourteen novels, novellas, and short story collections, including the novel American Fugue (First International Literary Award of the National Endowment for the Arts, Etruscan Press, 2008), as well as six collections of poetry. He has won the 1st award of the City of Athens for his poetry collection, The Architecture of the Intimate Spaces (1993). His novels have been published in nine countries. His work appears in many leading Greek magazines and newspapers. Three plays of his have been staged at the theatre, and he has worked as a journalist, literary critic, and an architect. He has steadily been achieving an international presence, participating in literary festivals, book fairs, and writing conferences worldwide.

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Alex Michael SteinAlex Michael Stein was born in Washington State and raised in Canada. He is the co-editor of “Short Flights,” the first ever anthology of modern aphorisms. He received a doctoral degree in Writing and Literature from the University of Denver. He lives in Boulder, CO, where he works as a research librarian at the University of Colorado.

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Sheryl St. GermainSheryl St. Germain is a poet and essayist whose work has received numerous awards. Her most recent book, a poetry collection, The Small Door of Your Death, was published by Autumn House Press in 2018. Former Director of the M.F.A. program in Creative Writing at Chatham University, she is co-founder of the Words Without Walls program. For more information see

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Check out Sheryl St. Germain’s The Light of Who We Are (the IHLR 2018 Nonfiction Trifecta).

Sheryl St. Germain named recipient of the 19th annual Louisiana Writer Award.

Read “To Explore the Many Voices You Have”: A conversation with Sheryl St. Germain, in the Kenyon Review

A review of 50 Miles is featured in Foreword Reviews

Check out a new review of 50 Miles in the October edition of Midwest Book Review

Enjoy reading Deep Solace: A Conversation With Sheryl St. Germain and Deborah Woodard in The Adroit Journal

Read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette review of Sheryl St. Germain and 50 Miles

Check out the latest review of 50 Miles in Barrelhouse magazine

Read Nin Andrews’ Best American Poetry blog entry featuring fellow Etruscan Sheryl St. Germain’s 50 Miles

Check out the D Magazine article about 50 Miles 

Sheryl St. Germain in conversation with Ander Monson – Essay Daily – June 1, 2020

Read 50 Miles review in Compulsive Reader

Listen to Sheryl St. Germain interview featured on Book Mark 

Check out Delta Poetry Review‘s feature on Sheryl St. Germain

Listen to “Life and … with Sheryl St. Germain” –  a new storytelling podcast centered on first person, true experiences, created in partnership between the Lackawanna and Luzerne Medical Societies, Scranton Fringe and Park Multimedia

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Myrna StoneMyrna Stone is the author of five books of poetry, including In the Present Tense: Portraits of My Father (White Violet Press, 2013), which was a finalist for the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry, and The Casanova Chronicles (Etruscan Press, 2010), which was a finalist for the 2011 Ohioana Book Award in Poetry. Her poems have been published in such journals as Poetry, The Massachusetts Review, The Southwest Review, Boulevard, New Orleans Review, Quarterly West, Nimrod, and River Styx, and in nine anthologies. She has received three Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards, and the 2001 Ohio Poet of the Year Award. A founding member of The Greenville Poets, she lives in Greenville, Ohio, with her husband in an eighteenth century house they moved from Rhode Island. Stone’s collection of poems, Luz Bones, was published by Etruscan Press in May 2017.

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Congratulations to Myrna Stone, winner of the 2017 New Letters Prize for Poetry! Check out the award information here.

Jeff TalarigoJeff Talarigo is the author of two novels: The Pearl Diver (Anchor, 2005) and The Ginseng Hunter (Anchor, 2009).

From 1990 to 2006, he lived in Gaza twice and in Japan. Talarigo was a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers in 2006-07.  Currently living in Oakland, California, Talarigo teaches in the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University.

Read the Jeff Talarigo interview from 2017 Etruscan Press catalog.

Book Express review In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees.

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Listen to Jeff Talarigo’s interview with WVIA.

Check out a review of In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees on Stirring Lit.

Diane ThielDiane Thiel is author of EchoLocations (Story Line Press, 2000), Writing Your Rhythm: Using Nature, Culture, Form and Myth, and Resistance Fantasies (Story Line Press, 2001), and The White Horse: A Colombian Journey (Etruscan Press, 2004). She is on the creative writing faculty at the University of New Mexico.

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Allison TitusAllison Titus is the author of a book of poems, Sum of Every Lost Ship (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009), and the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is also the author of The Arsonist’s Song Has Nothing to Do With Fire (Etruscan Press, 2014).

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Spring UlmerSpring Ulmer is the author of Benjamin’s Spectacles and The Age of Reproduction. She teaches at Middlebury College.

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Jacqueline Gay Walley has published eight novels, the most recent before The Waw is Magnetism. She has written plays (shown in New York and London) and has released two films based on her books. Jacqueline has also written e-books such as How to Write a First Novel and other topics which are available on Bookboon. Her film, The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable, was selected by six international film festivals and now plays on Amazon Prime.

Born in London and raised in Montreal, Jacqueline now lives in New York.  She coaches writing, edits and ghostwrites.

Michael Waters is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fulbright Foundation, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

His books of poetry include Caw (2020) and The Dean of Discipline (2018), and his co-edited anthologies include Border Lines: Poems of Migration (2020). He lives without a cell phone in Ocean, NJ.

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Sinnerman by Michael Waters reviewed by North American Review

Aron WiesenfeldAron Wiesenfeld’s paintings and drawings have been in seven solo exhibitions at venues such as Arcadia Gallery in New York, and The Bakersfield Museum of Art, as well numerous group shows including The Long Beach Museum of Art, Oceanside Museum of Art, and Museum Casa Dell’Architettura Acquarium in Rome. In 2014, a large monograph of his work titled “The Well” was published.

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Check out this art forum showcasing Aron Weisenfled’s paintings

Joseph P. WoodPhiladelphia native Joseph P. Wood is the author of four books and five chapbooks of poetry, which include YOU. (Etruscan Press, 2015), Broken Cage (finalist for the 2013 National Poetry Series, Brooklyn Arts Press 2014), Fold of the Map (Salmon, 2014), and I & We (WordTech Communications, 2010). His work has appeared in venues such as Arts & Letters Daily, BOMB, Boston Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Poetry London, Prairie Schooner, Verse, among others. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

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In Memoriam

Etruscan Press would like to honor the memory of our authors and designers who have passed away. We are forever grateful for their contributions to the literary world and for the wisdom they have imparted on their readers. We will continue to honor their legacy by remembering the many ways they have enriched our lives.

Along with his biographies, the late Frederick Karl wrote several volumes of literary criticism, among them American Fictions: 1940-1980. He also was general editor and volume co-editor of the Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad. Art Into Life is a collection of essays that showcases his experience and advice for writing literary biographies. He taught at City College of New York, Columbia, and NYU. Karl passed away in 2004.

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Milton KesslerA poet of international acclaim, the late Milton Kessler published five books of poetry during his lifetime, including Free Concert: New and Selected Poems (Etruscan Press – Published 2002). He received numerous awards and distinctions, including a Robert Frost Fellowship, an Edward MacDowell Foundation Fellowship, and a National Endowment Program Grant. Several years ago, one of his poems, “Thanks Forever,” was chosen to appear in London subway cars to be seen by as many as two million riders a day as part of the “Poems on the Underground” project. Kessler was also a teacher and professor for more than thirty years.

Kessler passed away in April 2000, leaving behind a manuscript of new work. Free Concert: New and Selected Poems celebrates the life and work of a gifted poet of original voice, collecting work from each of his books together with his new poems.

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Susan Leonard served as an interior designer for many works published by Etruscan Press, including Surrendering Oz; Quick Kills; Poems and Their Making: A Conversation; The Other Sky; Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul; The Dog Looks Happy Upside Down; A Heaven Wrought of Iron; Human Directional; The Candle: Poems of Our 20th Century Holocausts; One Turn Around the Sun; All the Difference; Mr. Either/Or; Areas of Fog; and In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees.

Susan spent many years in the book manufacturing industry working in a variety of production and customer service positions. Susan then leveraged that experience to open and operate Rose Island Bookworks, which specialized in traditional printed book design. She worked closely with Etruscan Press and other independent publishers and authors to create carefully crafted books to help them better connect with their readers.

Susan passed away in December 2017.

Jack MatthewsThe late Jack Matthews, author of Etruscan’s The Gambler’s Nephew (2011), has written seven novels, seven collections of short stories, a novella, and eight volumes of essays. He was an avid book collector, and many of his book finds served as a basis for his essays and the historical topics he explored in his fiction. His 1972 novel The Charisma Campaigns was nominated for the National Book Award.

After teaching creative writing and critical approaches to fiction and drama over a period of four decades at Ohio University, he retired in the last decade, but taught writing classes part-time and devoted his energies to writing novels and stories. In 2011, he published A Worker’s Writebook (a 75,000 word fiction writing guide that he used to hand out to his students) and The Gambler’s Nephew (a historically accurate story about how an accidental killing of a slave in nineteenth century America affects various families and communities). Also, in March 2012, an early work Hanger Stout, Awake! was republished as an eBook. Jack passed away in November 2013.

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The late Sheila Schwartz is the author of the Etruscan novel Lies Will Take You Somewhere (2008). She also authored Imagine a Great White Light, a short story collection (Pushcart Press, 1993). Her work appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and Triquarterly, as well as in anthologies such as The O. Henry Prize Stories and The Pushcart Prize. She was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1993 and an Ohio Arts Council Grant in 2005. Sheila passed away in November 2008.

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Daneenn WardropDaneen Wardrop authored five books of poetry: Endless Body (Etruscan Press, 2021), Silk Road (Etruscan Press, 2018), The Odds of Being, Cyclorama, and Life as It, winner of the Independent Publisher Book Award. She received the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many other magazines. Her scholarly books include most recently Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing and Nurse Narratives: Writing the Civil War, 1863-1870. Daneen passed away in April, 2021.

Read Dante Di Stefano’s tribute to Daneen Wardrop (April 16, 2021 issue of Best of American Poetry).

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Read Daneen Wardrop’s interview in Literary Mama.

Check out the review of Silk Road in Colorado Review.

See reflections on Daneen Wardrop’s work in Dante Di Stefano’s September 11, 2021 issue of The Best American Poetry.

John WheatcroftIn addition to The Fugitive Self: New and Selected Poems from Etruscan (2009), Etruscan advisory board member the late John Wheatcroft published numerous novels, including Edie Tells (A.S. Barnes, 1975); The Beholder’s Eye, Mother of All Loves, and Trio with Four Players (all Cornwall Books, 1987, 1994, 1996); collections of poetry, including Death of a Clown (A.S. Barnes, 1964), Prodigal Son, and Random Necessities (both Cornwall Books, 1984, 1999); and plays. His work and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, Bazaar, and the New York Herald Tribune.

He served as a juror for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and was a resident fellow at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Wheatcroft is Professor Emeritus of English at Bucknell University, where he served as Founding Director of the Stadler Center for Poetry. John passed away in March 2017, at the age of 91.

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