Sunday, January 1, 2017

GALATEA RESURRECTS' 2016 RECOMMENDED PUBLISHERS


Galatea Resurrects 2016 List of Poetry Recommendations will be released in the first week of 2017. But we wanted to present a separate list of the publishers, partly to highlight their variety. When self-publishers make it to the same list as a university press or Copper Canyon Press, the nature of Poetry is revealed.

Galatea expresses its gratitude to the following publishers whose works were recommended by our poet-critics. Most publishers had only one book cited (reflecting, too, our critics’ varied tastes); very few had books recommended more than once (you’ll see the number of titles recommended in a parenthetical following their name). The variety alone indicates that even one mention already is a testament to the good work being done by the mentioned publisher. The most cited publisher was New Directions. But the most important conclusion from this list is the large number of publishers—and small or independent or even one-person presses—publishing quality poetry.

While a list by Galatea’s poet-critics is sure to display Poetry’s wide expanse, the list is naturally incomplete. The point is that the committed poetry reader would do well to explore…


Action Books

Ahsahta Press

Anvil Publishing (Philippines) (2)

Aquarius Press

Ateneo de Manila University Press

Auguste Press

Autonomedia

Beacon Press

Bear Star Press

BkMk Press

Black Radish Books (2)

Black Sparrow Books

BlazeVOX

Bootstrap Press

Brooklyn Arts Press

Chax Press

Coffee House Press (2)

Copper Canyon Press (3)

Cow Feather Press

Crater Press

Karen Dennison

Dos Madres Press (3)

Eoagh Books

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2)

Four Way Books (2)

Furniture Press Books

Graywolf

Horse Less Press

if p then q

Indigo Dreams Publishing

Kaya

Knives, Forks and Spoons Press

Knopf (2)

Lunar Chandelier Press (3)

Mariner Books

Marsh Hawk Press (3)

Mindmade books

Moon Pie Press

Moon Willow Press

Valerie Morton

Motilal Banarsidass (India)

MPMP

New Directions (4)

New York Review of Books Poets

Nightboat

Nine Arches Press

Noemi Press

W.W. Norton (2)

Omnidawn

Otoliths

Palamedes Publishing

Pavement Saw Press

Pindrop Press

Princeton University Press (2)

Punch Press

Rattle

Reality Street

Red Hen Press

Sarabande

Slapering Hol Press

Solid Objects

Stanford University Press

Tarpaulin Sky (2)

The Cultural Society

The Operating System (2)

The Song Cave

theenk books

Tinfish (2)

Ugly Duckling Presse (3)

United Artists Books

University of Chicago

University of Georgia Press

University of North Texas Press

Verse Press

Vintage

Wave Books

Wordcraft of Oregon, LLC

XLibris


THANK YOU, PUBLISHERS!




2 comments:

  1. Good publishers of course. Their books weren't raised by the GR staff who participated in our year-end survey, but, as I note, all lists like this are incomplete...

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