Thursday, June 24, 2021

above/ground press: prose/naut imprint,

Founded in September 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and corresponding lockdowns, the above/ground press “prose/naut” imprint focuses on single-author chapbooks of literary prose. Why a prose imprint? With more than one thousand poetry-specific publications produced over the past nearly thirty years, why branch out into prose? I suppose the straightforward answer is that there appear to be fewer possibilities for publication for lyric prose than there once were, despite the wealth of materials being produced. There is some incredible work being done, and my own frustrations as a reader has brought us, one might say, to this.

The series includes multiple single-author chapbooks of prose, from fiction to other forms, all of which are included as part of the regular above/ground press annual subscription package. Naturally, review/media copies are available upon request (while supplies last). Here are links to the entire series-to-date (all of which are currently still in-print):

25. M.A.C. Farrant, The Literary Cow Festival (forthcoming)
24. Jacob Wren, From Desire Without Expectation (March 2024)
23. Clint Burnham, The Old Man: new stories (February 2024)
22. Aaron Tucker, The Last Horse: Prologue (November 2023)

21. Evan Williams, An Extremely Well-Funded Study of Doors (September 2023)
20. Jamie Hilder, {NANCY} (July 2023)
19. Ryan Stearne, Bits and Bobs (June 2023)
18. Douglas Glover, Teeth (November 2022)
17. David Miller, AN ENVELOPE FOR SILENCE: Some Short Fiction 1977-1989 (May 2022)
16. Wade Bell, Visions of BolaƱo (March 2022)

15. Karl Jirgens, ECO BLUES: A tale in 3 parts (February 2022)
14. Sarah Rosenthal, Fire and Flood: Enacting Rehearsal as Performance (December 2021)
13. Susan Rukeyser, Whatever Feels Like Home (November 2021)

12. Gary Barwin, SAYING “BOY” IN A WILDERNESS OF SONG (September 2021)
11. Ken Sparling, the girl arrived (August 2021)

10. Summer Brenner, DO YOU EVER THINK OF ME (July 2021)

9. M.A.C. Farrant, SOME OF THE PUZZLES (June 2021)

8. Adam Thomlison, Kid Commitment Proves Them Wrong (June 2021)
7. Anik See, The Great Beauty (March 2021)

6. Al Kratz, OFF THE RESTING SEA (February 2021)

5. Kristjana Gunnars, a moment in flight : essay on melancholy (November 2020)

4. Keith Waldrop, from THE LOSS FOR WORDS (October 2020)

3. rob mclennan, Twenty-one stories, (September 2020)

2. Jane Eaton Hamilton, Would You Like a Little Gramma On Those? (September 2020)

1. Amanda Earl, Sessions from the DreamHouse Aria (September 2020)