Our 2021 Subscription Set!
While we find ourselves spending more time at home these days, we can seek shelter in the pleasures of deep reading. Being homebound doesn’t mean that our minds can’t go where they please. We’ve got the books that will help you expand your curiosity and stimulate reflection–through poetry!
We couldn't be more excited about our 2021 lineup of books. And now is your chance to sign up to receive the entire set, delivered to your doorstep throughout the year. You'll have your copies before they’re available anywhere else. A new book from The Song Cave every other month! You'll never need to leave your house again!
Just in time for the holidays, this subscription is also the perfect gift for your favorite poetry lover, that close friend of yours living far away, or as a thoughtful gift for yourself (no one knows you better).
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Your subscription will include these six titles:
On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writers, edited by Ben Estes and Joel Weishaus
This is a largely-expanded edition of the long out of print City Lights Books classic On the Mesa: An Anthology of Bolinas Writers in celebration of its 50th anniversary. This anthology is a gathering of poets, writers, and artists living on or around the mesa in Bolinas, California, circa 1971. Not so much a school of thought as a meeting of those who happened to be at this geographical location at this wobbly point in time, several divergent movements in American poetry (Black Mountain, San Francisco Renaissance, Beat, and New York School poets) came together with new Western and mystic sensibilities at the unpaved crossroads of Bolinas. Including work by Alice Notley, Ted Berrigan, Anne Waldman, Richard Brautigan, Joe Brainard, Robert Creeley, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Philip Whalen, Jim Carroll, Lewis Warsh, and many others.
Listen My Friend, This Is The Dream I Dreamed Last Night by Cody-Rose Clevidence
Cody-Rose Clevidence is the author of BEAST FEAST (2014) and Flung/Throne (2018), both from Ahsahta Press, and Aux Arc / Trypt Ich (forthcoming from Nightboat), as well as several handsome chapbooks (flowers and cream, NION, garden door press, Auric). They live in the Arkansas Ozarks with their medium sized but lion-hearted dog, Birdie.
Poetries by Georges Schehadé, translated by Austin Carder
Georges Schehadé (1905-1989) was a Lebanese poet and playwright, born in Alexandria, Egypt, who wrote in French. Though better known for his work as a dramatist, Schehadé was first and foremost a poet, producing seven volumes of short poems collected under the title Les Poésies. The Académie française awarded him the inaugural Grand prix de la francophonie in 1986. This edition will mark the first time that this selection of poems has been translated into English.
Wings In Time by Callie Garnett
Callie Garnett is the author of the chapbooks Hallelujah, I'm a Bum (Ugly Duckling Presse) and On Knowingness (The Song Cave). Her poems have appeared in the PEN Poetry Series, the Poetry Foundation, No Tokens, The Recluse, and elsewhere. She works as an Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing. Wings In Time is her first full-length poetry collection.
Two Murals by Jesús Castillo
Jesús Castillo is the author of the poetry collection Remains (McSweeney's, 2016). He has received fellowships from the University of Iowa, the National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Tasajillo Writers' Residency. His poems have appeared in the Boston Review, the Academy of American Poets' Poem-a-Day Series, the Porter House Review, and other publications. He lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Punks by John Keene
John Keene is a writer, translator, professor, and artist who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2018. He graduated from the St. Louis Priory School, Harvard College, and New York University, where he was a New York Times Fellow. In 1989, Mr. Keene joined the Dark Room Writers Collective, and is a Graduate Fellow of the Cave Canem Writers Workshops. He is the author of Annotations, and Counternarratives, both published by New Directions, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst’s novel Letters from a Seducer. Keene is the recipient of many awards and fellowships—including a MacArthur Genius Award, the Windham-Campbell Prize, and the Whiting Foundation Prize for fiction. He teaches at Rutgers University-Newark.