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Multicultural Poetics

Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.

Mystery 101

Delineates the knowable from the unknowable in philosophy, science, and theology.

Figures of Time

Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.

Battling Editor

Recounts the transformation of two daily newspapers in the face of economic downturns and sweeping technological change.

The Full Pomegranate

Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.

Tilt / Hover / Veer

Poems depicting the planetary tilt that shuffles the seasons, the dynamic poise of a bird hovering, the tendency to veer as we aim for the polestar but wake up awry.

An Apple in Her Hand

A collection of poetry and prose by a Hudson Valley–based group of women writers.

The Poetry of Georges Bataille

By Georges Bataille
Translated by Stuart Kendall
Introduction by Stuart Kendall
Subjects: General Interest

Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.

A Hard Rain

In spring 1972, Brenda Hudson, wife and mother, disappears while vacationing on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.

Popovers and Candlelight

Recounts the true story of an entrepreneurial woman who succeeded in a male-dominated industry in the twentieth century.

Angry Rain

By Maurice Kenny
Edited by Derek C. Maus
Introduction by Derek C. Maus
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

Reveals the development of Maurice Kenny’s growing artistic consciousness, while attesting to both the beauty and brutality of the world in which he lived.

Hell Gate

Depicts a man's exploration of the landscape, history, and toponymy of Hell Gate, a notorious stretch of water in New York City's East River.

Years I Walked at Your Side

The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.

The Moving of the Water

Stories anchored in the Welsh American immigrant experience.

Enticement

Short stories that reflect the complexities of contemporary Tibetan life, written by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden.

Poor Joshua

Tells the story of a tragic Supreme Court decision involving child abuse and what might be done to rectify it.

Reflecting Pool

Edited by Laurence Carr
Subjects: General Interest

Both an anthology and an informal textbook that features poetry and essays by twenty-five New York State poets.

Sabina Spielrein

Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.

Finding True North

An evocative and personal history of a unique historic place in the Adirondacks.

Fraying Edge of Sky

Poetry that takes nature by surprise, observing the world while making it anew.

Paper

By Shin Dal-Ja
Translated by Cho Young-Shil
Subjects: General Interest

This poetry book is a grain of seed in light of the poet’s longing for warm human nature, and of her effort to restore it; it also bears her love for paper.

Poetics and Precarity

Poets and critics address the potential of language to address the increasing level of discord and precarity in the twenty-first century.

Adriaen van der Donck

The first comprehensive biography of an important yet understudied figure in the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

Dancing with Ophelia

Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.

Complete Poetry of Osip Emilevich Mandelstam

Translated by Burton Raffel & Alla Burago
Introduction by Sidney Monas
Subjects: General Interest

Offers the complete body of work of one of the twentieth century's greatest Russian poets for the first time in English.

We Have Not Stopped Trembling Yet

A father’s personal and intimate account of his Filipino and Alaska Native family’s experiences, and his search for how to help his children overcome the effects of historical and contemporary oppression.

Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010

Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual.

Diasporic Blackness

Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.

Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth

Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.

The Truth of the Russian Revolution

An eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 and its aftermath, newly translated into English.

Tales of an Ecotourist

Combining humor and memorable anecdotes, five famous ecotourist destinations offer a breathtaking backdrop to better understanding climate change.

Herbert H. Lehman

The definitive biography of New York State's four-term Governor, US Senator, humanitarian, and Jewish liberal political reformer.

Unruly Catholic Nuns

Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.

Loving Violet

By Steven Lewis
Subjects: Literature

A love story told against the backdrop of “the writing life. ”

Poetic Fragments

Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von Günderrode (1780–1806).

The Bitter Taste of Hope

Essays that critically evaluate America's domestic and foreign policy landscape since President Obama took office.

Flash Points

A compelling, intimate account of how US foreign assistance in war zones and developing countries does not achieve its intended goals.

In the Gorge

Poems that contemplate the fraught interdependence of the human and more-than-human in an era of extreme environmental degradation.

An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman

A rare nineteenth-century journal of an everyday woman richly infused with the minutiae of antebellum daily life and work.

The Fifth Element

Explores spoken word poetry as a tool for social justice, critical feminist pedagogy, and new ways of teaching.

Elder Care Journey

Combining expert knowledge and first-hand experience, a noted elder care researcher confronts the long-distance care of her own mother.

Invented Lives, Imagined Communities

How Hollywood biopics both showcase and modify various notions of what it means to be an American.

Threnodies

Takes the reader on a journey through time and place, with stops along the way to visit Madame Curie, Charlie Parker, Scheherazade, Madame Bovary, Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin, and God, among others.

Black Irish

Lyric and blank verse poetry sifting darkness in the author’s life and in the lives of others, both real and imagined.

Running the Long Path

An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.

Red, White, and Red

A longtime member of the Communist Party travels across the USA in 1950, wondering what he will tell the House Un-American Activities Committee, and whether he will ever return home.

FDR on His Houseboat

Edited by Karen Chase
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

Presents and expands upon Roosevelt’s daily nautical log as he was trying to regain the use of his polio-damaged legs.

Knickerbocker Commodore

Explores the life and times of John Drake Sloat, the US Navy Pacific Squadron commander who occupied Monterey and declared the annexation of California at the beginning of the war with Mexico.

On Nietzsche

By Georges Bataille
Translated by Stuart Kendall
Introduction by Stuart Kendall
Subjects: Philosophy

A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.

Flower of the Desert

A profound meditation on Leopardi’s art and thought as well as a reframing and reassertion of Negri’s own philosophical and political project of liberation.

Writing Widowhood

By Jeffrey Berman
Subjects: Psychology

Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.

Complete Poems and Collected Letters of Adelaide Crapsey

Edited by Susan S. Smith
Subjects: General Interest

This book presents the poetry and letters of the American writer Adelaide Crapsey (1878–1914). Her best poetry deserves to be enjoyed by a larger audience, and her letters and newly discovered biographical ...

Seeking Alice

A haunting story of the disintegration of an American and Italian family caught in Europe during World War II.

Meridian

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2015.

Dead Reckoning

A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.

Creating Nonfiction

A diverse collection of essays and companion interviews that offer insight into the inspiration, drafting, and revision process.

The Death of Fred Astaire

When, in the late eighties, the author chooses to raise a child with her lesbian partner, she embraces a life outside the lines—one full of curious adventures as well as the usual catastrophes and everyday pleasures.

Beirut on the Bayou

By Raif Shwayri
Subjects: Area Studies

Tells the story of Lebanese immigrant Alfred Nicola, the fortune he began building as a peddler in Louisiana, and the family that founded Al-Kafaat University, an iconic institution serving the underprivileged and disabled of Lebanon, through two centuries of unrest in the Middle East.

Preaching in My Yes Dress

The frank and funny story of a church-geek girl who spent twenty years in the ecclesiastical trenches as a Lutheran pastor, preaching weekly words of hope she wasn’t sure she even believed.

Request Line at Noon

By Lee Jangwook
Translated by Sun Kim & Tsering Wangmo
Subjects: General Interest

A collection of poems by the South Korean poet Lee Jangwook.

Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island

By Colette
Translated by Zack Rogow & Renée Morel
Subjects: Literature
Series: Excelsior Editions

A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.

Bricktop's Paris

Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.

Forgetting Fathers

An eloquent personal reflection on the fascination of family history and the desire to both discover and escape origins.

Nearer to Never

A poetic examination of what’s waiting just beneath everyday experience.

Reality Crumbs

By Raquel Chalfi
Translated by Tsipi Keller
Afterword by Dan Miron
Subjects: General Interest
Series: Excelsior Editions

First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.

Swimming

Compelling stories of intercultural contact and emotional survival in a complex world.

In the Hamptons 4Ever

More stories of the outsized and the ordinary from the editor and publisher of Dan’s Papers.

The Senator from New England

Chronicles JFK’s growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.

The Journal of Ann McMath

By Ann McMath
Edited by C. Stewart Doty
Introduction by C. Stewart Doty
Subjects: New York/regional
Series: Excelsior Editions

An account of an ordinary young woman coming of age in the "Burned-Over District" of Western New York during the Second Great Awakening.

Forgotten Borough

Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.

Frank

The first full-length biography of America’s youngest, and perhaps most underrated, First Lady.

River of Words

By Nina Shengold
Photographs by Jennifer May
Foreword by Dennis Stock
Subjects: New York/regional
Series: Excelsior Editions

An intimate group portrait of contemporary Hudson Valley writers.

Letters to a Best Friend

A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.

Truckin' with Sam

A father and son travel across North America in a pick-up truck--talking, laughing, fighting, and bonding.

William Cullen Bryant

A biography of one of nineteenth-century America’s foremost poets and public intellectuals.

Once an Engineer

A funny, tragic, garlicky chronicle of growing up on the wrong side of the tracks in Central New York.

Breaching Jericho's Walls

An award-winning African-American historian and novelist takes the reader on an exciting journey from a segregated Philadephia childhood in the 1930's to mid-century Paris, Moscow, Cambridge, and Manhattan.

The Stones of Strasbourg and Other Poems

A multilayered study and poetic evocation of one of the world’s greatest architectural wonders, Strasbourg Cathedral.

Take This

One man’s always humbling and sometimes humorous path to forgiveness and redemption.

Dancing with Diana

By Jo Salas
Subjects: General Interest

A bright young man with cerebral palsy has his destiny intertwined with Princess Diana’s.

Boy with a Halo at the Farmer's Market

Winner of the Codhill Poetry Award for 2014.

Spiridion

An abbot’s ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.

The City That Never Sleeps

An eclectic collection of poems about New York City.

An Iceberg in Paradise

Offers a healing and insightful examination of the issues involved in Alzheimer’s for family and caregivers.

Creating a College That Works

Examines the life of education activist Audrey Cohen and her founding of Metropolitan College of New York.

Fifty Years in Sing Sing

A fascinating personal account of life at this infamous prison during a bygone era.

The Crazy Thing

A love story entwined with a philosophic quest.

Together / Apart and other poems

Poems on relationship, intimacy, and longing, the poetics of postcards, and places real and imagined.

A Warm Family

By Kim Hu-Ran
Translated by Cho Young-Shil
Subjects: General Interest

The first collection in English of this renowned Korean poet's work.

Every Root a Branch

Poems that express the wonder and challenge of being human in a conflicted world.

Mandalas

Poems that explore our place in the cosmos.

Ingenious Machinists

Uses the stories of two inventors who took different paths to examine the early industrial revolution in New York and New England.

From Kristallnacht to Watergate

An insider’s account of how the Washington Post broke the Watergate story, depicting the tensions, challenges, and personal conflicts that were overcome as it laid bare the criminal wrongdoings of the Nixon administration.

The Last Amateur

The authoritative biography of a nineteenth-century polymath.

The Glory and Other Stories

Eight intimate stories that speak to the spiritual question of what matters in life.

Polio Boulevard

A unique chronicle of childhood polio told with a remarkable blend of provocative reflection, humor, and pluck.

Vanished by the Danube

A story of loss and survival.

Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance

By Hafiz & Martin Bidney
Translated by Martin Bidney
Subjects: General Interest

A selection of poems by one of Islam’s greatest poetic voices.

L Is for Lion

A 1960s Bronx tomboy learns how to survive her brutal but humorous Italian family and all the rest that life throws her. The harder you hit the pavement, the higher you fly.

Mary Barnard, American Imagist

Uncovers a new chapter in the story of American modernist poetry.