Our Paperback Books
The Literary House Press publishes a series of trade paperback anthologies, featuring work by emerging and established poets. Student interns have the opportunity to work on these projects, gaining professional training in the field of literary publishing.
STILL LIFE WITH POEM
On October 18, 2016, the Literary House Press released its newest poetry anthology, Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse! We held a launch party at the Rose O’Neill Literary House, featuring readings by contributors James Arthur, James Allen Hall, Leslie Harrison, dawn lonsinger, Dora Malech, and Jason Schneiderman, as well as co-editor Lindsay Lusby. And we debuted our commemorative letterpress broadside, featuring Tara Betts’s poem from the collection, “A Second Plate at Pearl’s Place.”
Details: Poetry. With a tradition that can be traced to Pompeii, the genre of the still life or nature morte has most often been used since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as a vehicle for symbolism and metaphor, objects serving as stand-ins for philosophical ideas, religious principles, or moralizing messages. In Still Life with Poem, poets were asked to create (or to imagine) their own still lifes and to write poems in response to these thoughtful arrangements of things. And although still life paintings are often viewed as unmoving, quiet works of art, this anthology presents a collection of energetic, urgent voices; these poems speak to current events, the making of art, the domestic, the past, the body, faith, the environment, and the losses we all face. (ISBN 9780937692233)
Contributors: James Arthur, Beth Bachmann, Mary Jo Bang, Rick Barot, Dan Beachy-Quick, Sandra Beasley, Nicky Beer, Robin Behn, Margo Berdeshevsky, Tara Betts, Kim Bridgford, Traci Brimhall, Charlie Clark, Jennifer Clarvoe, Alfred Corn, Barbara Crooker, Heidi Czerwiec, Kate Daniels, Chad Davidson, Katy Didden, Jehanne Dubrow, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Gregory Fraser, Juliana Gray, Arielle Greenberg, Marilyn Hacker, Rachel Hadas, James Allen Hall, Leslie Harrison, Sean Hill, H. L. Hix, Richie Hofmann, Carrie Jerrell, Vandana Khanna, Keetje Kuipers, Dorothea Lasky, Shara Lessley, Dana Levin, Aaron Raz Link, dawn lonsinger, Lindsay Lusby, Amit Majmudar, Dora Malech, Leslie McGrath, Erika Meitner, Philip Metres, Tyler Mills, Ander Monson, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Amy Newman, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Idra Novey, Lisa Olstein, Katie Peterson, Kiki Petrosino, Emilia Phillips, Patrick Phillips, John Poch, Christina Pugh, Melissa Range, Hilda Raz, Paisley Rekdal, Metta Sáma, Jason Schneiderman, Grace Schulman, Don Share, Aaron Smith, Bruce Snider, Lisa Russ Spaar, Nomi Stone, Yerra Sugarman, Jennifer K. Sweeney, Matthew Thorburn, Adam Vines, Sidney Wade, Sasha West, Caki Wilkinson, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Terri Witek, and David Yezzi.
DOWNLOAD: Still Life with Poem Press Kit (PDF)
- Gulf Coast micro-review, reviewed by Conor Bracken
- Washington Independent Review of Books, reviewed by Grace Cavalieri. Named Best Anthology for November 2016!
- and more to come soon!
THE BOOK OF SCENTED THINGS
On October 7, 2014, we released our first trade paperback, The Book of Scented Things:100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume, the first in a new series of poetry anthologies. We held a book launch party to celebrate at the Rose O’Neill Literary House. We also co-hosted a second launch event on October 29 at the Arts Club of Washington.
Details: Poetry. What if 100 contemporary American poets were sent individually selected vials of perfume, fragrances chosen to reflect the authors’ voices, aesthetics, or writerly obsessions? What if each poet wrote something new in response? The Book of Scented Things collects the results of this strange, aromatic experiment: poems of longing and of childhood memory, poems of place and philosophy and politics, poems about the challenge of writing poems about perfume. This is an anthology whose words will linger on your pulse points long after even the base notes have faded. (ISBN 9780937692219)
Contributors: Seth Abramson, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, James Arthur, Sarah Arvio, Beth Bachmann, Aaron Baker, Ned Balbo, Brian Barker, Rick Barot, Sandra Beasley, Nicky Beer, Erin Belieu, Elana Bell, Dan Bellm, Mark Bibbins, Mary Biddinger, Traci Brimhall, Brian Brodeur, Jericho Brown, Michelle Chan Brown, Stacey Lynn Brown, Lisa D. Chávez, Chad Davidson, Erica Dawson, Katy Didden, Jehanne Dubrow, Michael Dumanis, Moira Egan, Robin Ekiss, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Tarfia Faizullah, Elyse Fenton, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Gregory Fraser, Elisa Gabbert, Jeannine Hall Gailey, John Gallaher, Melody S. Gee, Carmen Giménez Smith, Juliana Gray, George Green, Rachel Hadas, Meredith Davies Hadaway, James Allen Hall, Leslie Harrison, Yona Harvey, K. A. Hays, Rebecca Hazelton, H. L. Hix, Carrie Jerrell, Laura Kasischke, Dore Kiesselbach, Keetje Kuipers, Ilyse Kusnetz, Deborah Landau, Nick Lantz, Dorothea Lasky, Mari L’Esperance, Shara Lessley, Sandy Longhorn, dawn lonsinger, Lindsay Lusby, Amit Majmudar, David Mason, Adrian Matejka, Jamaal May, Shara McCallum, Shane McCrae, Erika Meitner, Philip Metres, Tyler Mills, Ander Monson, Idra Novey, Lisa Olstein, Alan Michael Parker, Nathaniel Perry, Kiki Petrosino, Emilia Phillips, Patrick Phillips, Jessica Piazza, John Poch, Hilda Raz, Brynn Saito, Jane Satterfield, Zach Savich, Jason Schneiderman, Bruce Snider, Gabriel Spera, Alison Stine, Yerra Sugarman, Mathias Svalina, Matthew Thorburn, Maureen Thorson, Brian Turner, Sarah Vap, Cody Walker, Connie Wanek, Caki Wilkinson, Catherine Wing, and Matthew Zapruder.
- Pleiades, issue 35.2, reviewed by Heidi Czerwiec
- Los Angeles Review, reviewed by Renée K. Nicholson
- The Rumpus, reviewed by Barbara Berman
- Kafkaesque, perfume blog (2014 Holiday Gift Ideas List)
- Perfume Posse, reviewed by Patty White
- The Chicago Tribune: Printers Row Journal, reviewed by Kathleen Rooney
- Washington Independent Review of Books, reviewed by Grace Cavalieri
- Smelly Blog, reviewed by Ayala Moriel
- Bois de Jasmin, reviewed by Patricia Torelli
- Myself the Only Kangaroo Among the Beauty, reviewed by contributor Sandy Longhorn
- Sabotage Reviews, reviewed by Claire Trévien
OTHER AVAILABLE BOOKS
The back-inventory of the Literary House Press includes titles on the history and culture of the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Copies of LHP books may also be ordered by contacting Lindsay Lusby:
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