Publisher Spotlight: A Midsummer Night’s Press

A Midsummer Night’s Press was founded in New Haven, CT in 1991. Hand-printing on a letterpress, it published broadsides of poems by Nancy Willard, Joe Haldeman, and Jane Yolen, among others, in signed, limited editions of 126 copies, numbered 1-100 and lettered A-Z. One of the broadsides–“Will” by Jane Yolen–won a Rhysling Award. In 1993, … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: A Midsummer Night’s Press

Excerpt: Anything Could Happen by Jana Putrle Srdic

Air Cage All children on wheels have gotten helmets, and trenches have been dug around the tracks so we can’t cross them, which destroyed our collective memory of walking on rails. There’s a program, scribbled with yellow chalk on a blackboard: activities in nature. Young sparrows don’t kill themselves when they fall out of a … Continue reading Excerpt: Anything Could Happen by Jana Putrle Srdic

Publisher Spotlight: Plamen Press

Our goal as a small press is to take advantage of new developments in publishing to increase the volume of quality English translations of poetry and prose originating from Central, Eastern, and Southeastern regions of Europe. The book publishing industry has undergone defining changes in the past few years. The introduction of e-books and print-on-demand … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Plamen Press

Publisher Spotlight: White Pine Press

White Pine Press is a non-profit literary publisher, established in 1973, which publishes poetry, fiction, essays, and literature in translation from around the world. For the past thirty years we have been at the forefront in bringing the rich diversity of world literature to the English speaking audience. We seek to enrich our literary heritage; … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: White Pine Press

Publisher Spotlight: Swan Isle Press

The Mission of Swan Isle Press Swan Isle Press is an independent, not-for-profit, literary publisher dedicated to publishing works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction that inspire and educate while advancing the knowledge and appreciation of literature, art, and culture. Since its inception in 1999, a special interest of the Press is publishing books related to … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Swan Isle Press

Publisher Spotlight: Phoneme Media

Phoneme Media is a nonprofit media company dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding, connecting people and ideas through translated books and films. Phoneme Media‘s past and forthcoming books include translations from Arabic, Esperanto, Farsi, French, Hebrew, Isthmus Zapotec, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Mazatec, Mongolian, Nahuatl, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tsotsil, Yucatec Maya, and Zoque. Phoneme Media‘s … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Phoneme Media

In ‘1917,’ the Feverish Poetry of Russia’s Revolutions

Few socio-political shifts have seen such immediate, impassioned literary attention as the events that shook Russia in 1917. One hundred years have passed, yet many of the poems and stories wrung from this historic moment remain as able to speak to us as they were a century ago. In 1917: Stories and Poems from the … Continue reading In ‘1917,’ the Feverish Poetry of Russia’s Revolutions

Publisher Spotlight: New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books has been long known as a strong advocate for international literature in translation, both for adults and children. For a little something for everyone - ranging from adult novels to classic children's books to teen graphic novels - check out NYRB's rich catalog. New York Review Books The NYRB Classics series is … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: New York Review of Books

Publisher Spotlight: Glagoslav Publishing

Glagoslav Publications is an independent British-Dutch press specializing in the publication and worldwide distribution of English translations of fiction and non-fiction titles by Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Polish, Serbian, Turkmen, Armenian and Azerbaijan authors. Expertise in Slavic and European languages and literatures, extensive experience in international publishing, and a deep appreciation of the histories and cultures … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Glagoslav Publishing

Title Pick: The Essential Poetry by Marina Tsvetaeva

We are kicking off Russian literature month on the GLLI blog with a little poetry from acclaimed poet Marina Tevetaeva. From the Glagoslav Publications webpage: Marina Tsvetaeva: The Essential Poetry includes translations by Michael M. Naydan and Slava I. Yastremski of lyric poetry from all of the great Modernist Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva’s published collections and … Continue reading Title Pick: The Essential Poetry by Marina Tsvetaeva