In Support of our Community

In support of our community during this difficult time, we will donate the entire proceeds of all book sales through the Kelsey Street Press website from now until the end of January to Southern Poverty Law Center and Planned Parenthood. We will also add our own donations, as Kelsey Street Press members. Please join us in supporting these organizations and enjoy our books!


From Humanimal by Bhanu Kapil

I want to stand up but I can’t do that here. They would know I am a wolf by my sore hips, the look in my eyes. At the edge of the garden was a line of blue chalk. My mother was crouching there, waiting for me in her dark coat. In the dream, I walk towards her and she stands up. She opens up her coat like two wings and I step into her cloth heart, her cleft of matted fur.

 

From Concordance by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Look at my body as light reflecting the thought and feeling: it’s not safe here.

Remove anxiousness over persons you yearn for, stepping back to observe, like an animal in the fourth dimension.

Since animals don’t judge, their evolving cosmic skills are a source of richness for us.

A bird lands on the rim of your tub; a wolf licks your baby’s head.

When she cries and the part of you who cries wakes, do you hold her to suppress feeling?

Yearning can’t be split and the animal lost, ahead of time.


 
Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow
Steffi Drewes
 
Deus Ex Machina
Jennifer Pilch
 
Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets
Edited with an introduction by Timothy Liu
 
Rings
Jasmine Dreame Wagner
 
Premonition
Etel Adnan
 
7 Days and Nights in the Desert (Tracing the Origin)
Sabrina Dalla Valle
 
An Atlas of Lost Causes
Marjorie Stein
 
Peril as Architectural Enrichment
Hazel White
 
Elevators
Rena Rosenwasser
 
AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger
Susan Gevirtz
 
Humanimal, a Project for Future Children
Bhanu Kapil
 
Newcomer Can’t Swim
Renee Gladman
 
Concordance
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
art by Kiki Smith
 
Occupied
Carole Mirakove
 
Nest
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
 
Forces of Imagination
Barbara Guest
 
Crop
Yedda Morrison
 
Instan
Cecilia Vicuna
 
Contingent Ardor
Denise Liddell Lawson
 
The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers
Bhanu Kapil
 
CUSP
Jocelyn Saidenberg
 
Symbiosis
Barbara Guest
art by Laurie Reid
 
Juice
Renee Gladman
 
House Made of Silver
Elizabeth Robinson
 
The Tales of Horror
Laura Mullen
 
Four Year Old Girl
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
 
Under Flag
Myung Mi Kim
 
Black Box Cutaway
Susan Gevirtz
 
Rebecca Letters
Laynie Browne
 
Stripped Tales
Barbara Guest
drawings by Anne Dunn
 
The Woman Without Experiences
Patricia Dienstfrey
 
The Rosy Medallions
Camille Roy
 
Distance Without Distance
Barbara Einzig
 
The View They Arrange
Dale Going
 
Isle
Rena Rosenwasser
drawings by Kate Delos
 
Bed of Lists
Elizabeth Robinson
 
Like Roads
Laura Moriarty
 
Peculiar Motions
Rosmarie Waldrop
drawings by Jennifer Macdonald
 
Musicality
Barbara Guest
drawings by June Felter
 
Simulacra
Rena Rosenwasser
drawings by Kate Delos

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