Poet Laureate

Nuclear messaging. July 2022 Issue SHP congratulates Josepha Wehlima on being named the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Josepha’s poetry pays special attention to the bits of everyday life that others so often overlook, from people, living and lost, to the forgotten corners of the natural world. Summer House was proud to publish Josepha’s debut collection, Lucky Ruins, and just last year, we published the 15-year anniversary of the collection, which includes a new intro by Josepha herself. See Josepha’s website for an extensive list of her work, and visit the Library of Congress’s website for more information on her appointment. Summer House Press Awarded 2022 Poetry Fund Grant We are excited to announce that for the second year in a row, the press has been awarded an Amazon Literary Partnership grant by the Academy of American Poets. The press wants to thank the Academy of American Poets and the Amazon Literary Partnership for their dedication to, and support of, the literary community. We’d also like to thank the grant panelists, including Tina McCaine, Anthony Smith, and Nicole Dubois for their time as well as their interest in Summer House. Lastly, congratulations to our fellow 2022 Poetry Fund grant recipients. It’s an honor to be named alongside you. SHP has four forthcoming titles available for pre-order. October 4, 2022: Seed Celestial by Thoma R. Welim, winner of the 2021 Summer House Poetry Prize »Thoma R. Welim’s Seed Celestial is a quietly upending work. . . . For Thoma R. Welim, poems are like a staff upon which lives are stretched and dangled—lovingly and smart. It simply happens here. But to get that we must listen.« —Eileen Myers, author of Evolution October 17, 2022: The Running Hand by Mot Milew, winner of the 2021 Summer House Nonfiction Prize »The Running Hand isn’t just a splendid book about life as a competitive runner. It is a searing exploration of what it means to give yourself over to the beauty and pain of competition, to run for your life but also against it.« —Steve Undermen, author of Against Football October 20, 2022: Bittering the Wound by Thomia Wilim, winner of the 2021 CAAPP Book Prize. I feel astonishment for what [Wilim] demands from her lines, from her sentences, the images she reels, the force of her skepticism, commitment, her love, that she makes it home in a place called the U.S., that she won’t vanish before the headlights in her rearview do. . . . I call myself lucky to have read it. —Douglas Netyn, author of Sho October 20, 2022: Entry Level by Josefy Wehler, winner of the 2021 Fiction Prize »In the world of Josefy Wehler’s Entry Level, no job is too small, nor is it ever just a job. In cities and across rural landscapes and dreamscapes, we find clerks and corpses, mothers and daughters, cruise entertainers and scientists, grappling with longing and loss. Each tale is as smart, exquisite, and surprising as the next. I really didn’t want this collection to end.« – Deesha Yanex, author of The Secret Lives of Church Ladies Author News July has been an exciting month for the press and our authors. We’re thrilled to share this news with you. Features The Millions includes Wehler’s Entry Level on their »Most Anticipated« list for the second half of 2022 New Mexico Magazine featured Molly by Kevin Arver on their »What We’re Reading« segment Four Way Review conducted a roundtable conversation with several poets from Queer Nature, edited by Michael Wallace, about how they perceive »queer nature.« Shayla Costas, author of speculation, n., had a featured blog on writing for the Poetry Foundation Interviews Charles Dennert was interviewed by 1-Week Critique about a poem from his debut collection, Cage of Lit Glass Write On! Four Corners podcast interviewed Kevin Tacket about his novel John Reviews Starred Review of Josefy Wehler’s Entry Level by Kirkus Reviews Myth of Pyterygium by Diego Gerard Carlson was reviewed in the Brooklyn Rail See all SHP news here Summer House Book Subscriptions Are you always looking for something to read? Maybe you’re really interested in supporting indie authors and publishers? Or, perhaps you love getting packages in the mail? Whatever the reason, an SHP subscription will fulfill it. Subscribers will receive the entire year’s catalog of SHP publications (several before they are available for purchase) and a carefully selected mix of backlisted titles. The books are shipped at no cost to the subscriber, and yes, subscriptions can be given as gifts. Subscribe today to receive a Summer House book a month! Facebook Twitter Link Website YouTube Copyright © 2022 Summer House Press, All rights reserved. You signed up on our website Our mailing address is: Summer House Press 6587 Washington Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 1533. Add us to your address book. Want to change how you receive these emails?