Pleiades Press Blog

Coming Soon: Unsung Masters Volume 6

May 3, 2015 | Unsung Masters,

Check out what we’re about to send to the printer! Unsung Masters Volume 6 is coming your way in a few short weeks. This one is on Catherine Breese Davis and edited by Martha Collins, Kevin Prufer, and Martin Rock.

Interview with Phong Nguyen on Unsung Masters Series

Apr 29, 2015 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

By Luke McKiddy Recently Pleiades Press had the opportunity to talk with Phong Nguyen, contributor and editor for the third volume of the Unsung Masters Series, Nancy Hale: On the Life & Work of a Lost American Master. The contributors’ essays make it clear they have a great appreciation for Nancy Hale and her work. What…

Interview with Ben Johnson on Unsung Masters Series

Apr 23, 2015 | Uncategorized,

By Julia Landrum & Rory McGraw Recently Pleiades Press interns had the opportunity to chat with Ben Johnson, contributor to the most recent volume of the Unsung Masters Series, Francis Jammes: On the Life & Work of a Modern Master. Q. Like a good literary historian, you stayed objective in your essay “Francis Jammes and…

Interview with Bruce Snider

Apr 15, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by M. J. Chrisman Bruce Snider’s Paradise, Indiana tells pieces of Indiana history through vivid imagery and detail, often through the eyes of characters and perspectives the reader wouldn’t normally expect. Throughout the book, he describes elements of life after death through several interspersed poems titled “Afterlife,” each one displaying a new viewpoint and containing its own…

Interview with Bruce Whiteman

Apr 8, 2015 | Interview, Unsung Masters,

by Rebeccah Ferbezar Bruce Whiteman is a poet and writer living in Toronto. Among his books are the collections Intimate Letter (ECW, 2014), Tablature (McGill-Queen’s UP, 2014), and The Invisible World Is in Decline, Books I-VI (ECW, 2006), as well as a translation of Tiberianus’ Pervigilium Veneris (Russell Maret, 2009). His literary criticism appears in…

In the Works…

Apr 2, 2015 | Poetry Books,

Here’s something new we are working on. The selected poetry comics of Bianca Stone will be in the bookstore next fall. You can find glimpses here. BIANCA STONE is a poet and visual artist. Her books include the poetry collection Someone Else’s Wedding Vows (Tin House/Octopus Books 2014), Antigonick, a hybrid collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions 2012),…

2014 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Prize Winner

Mar 26, 2015 | Uncategorized,

Congratulations to Adrian C. Louis! His collection of poetry, Random Exorcisms was selected by judge Adrian Matejka as the winner for 2014. We also would like to applaud the other finalists, whose manuscripts in our opinion were all outstanding and publishable: Denise Bergman, Three Hands None  Darin Ciccotelli, A Number of Dead Birds in Our Neighborhood, and…

Interview with Katie Bickham

Mar 12, 2015 | Interview, Poetry Books,

by Luke McKiddy Katie Bickham’s poems have appeared in The Missouri Review, Deep South Magazine, The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry and elsewhere.  Her work has won the The Missouri Review Editor’s Prize and her first book, The Belle Mar, was selected by Alicia Ostriker as the winner of The Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize.  Katie…

Katie Bickham Reading at AWP

Mar 5, 2015 | Poetry Books, Readings,

If you are going to be in Minneapolis this year for AWP, plan to come out and see Katie Bickham read at the Segue Cafe Friday, April 10th at 6 p.m. along with Rebecca Hazelton, Jessica Cuello, Francesca Bell, Joseph Haske, and Debra Kang Dean.