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7 Days and Nights in the Desert (Tracing the Origin)

Kelsey Street Press and First Books

Kelsey Street Press has had the good fortune to publish powerful first books by many amazing authors, including Bhanu Kapil’s The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers and Myung Mi Kim’s Under Flag, as well as early titles by writers such as Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Renee Gladman, and Elizabeth Robinson. The press has …

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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 …

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Tender Benches: Poems from Neurosuite (1975)

  Tender Benches is a blog series initiated in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Kelsey Street Press. Through this series, we will look more closely at KSP titles, from the 1970s to the present day, and the KSP archives housed in the Bancroft Library at the University of California, …

Trickhouse features Heide Hatry, Heads and Tales

1 The “genotype” is her genetic constitution. The “phenotype” is the observable expression of the genotype as structural and bio-chemical traits. Genetic disease is extreme genetic change, against a background of normal vari-ability. Within the conventional unit we call subjectivity due to individual particulars, what is happening? She believes she …