BkMk Press Books

When We Were Someone Else

By Rachel Groves

  Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Hilma Wolitzer The protagonists in When We Were Someone Else mostly feel b...

Sweet Herbaceous Miracle

Poems

By Berwyn Moore

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Enid Shomer   Sweet Herbaceous Miracle is absolutely gorgeous writing. Attentive language, rich, provocative scenes with painterly light shini...

Crude Angel

Poems

By Suzanne Cleary

  In Suzanne Cleary’s moving new book of poems, Crude Angel, the imagination enters into a tender dialogue with the world. Now the world has the last word, as wish gives way to fact, and now the imagination steps forw...

The Owl That Carries Us Away

Stories

By Doug Ramspeck

­Excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling. —Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal (starred review) Ramspeck's debut collection abounds with flawed families, tense confirmations, and unlikely mo...

All That Held Us

Poems

By Henrietta Goodman

  Featured on Poetry Daily and ...

Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child

Poetry

By Mia Leonin

Color illustrations by Nereida García Ferraz   Fable of the Pack-Saddle Child, an illustrated book-length poem for adults, lays bare the world of Micaela, ten, who lives in an unname...

Things We Do When No One Is Watching

Stories

By Philip Gerard

  Resonant and lyrical tales of the dangers and frustrations of life at all ages.    —Kirkus Reviews One Gerard character says that “childhood is a dangerous country, and not all of us...

Currents

Poems

By Bojan Louis

  Winner of the American Book Award  Featu...

Feet of the Messenger

Poems

By H. C. Palmer

  Kansas Notable Book 2018 Balcones Poetry Prize Finalist  This book e...

The World Is One Place

Native American Poets Visit the Middle East

By Diane Glancy, Linda Rodriguez, editors

  Jim Barnes • Kimberly Blaeser • Trevino L. Brings Plenty • Natalie Diaz • Diane Glancy • Joy Harjo • Allison Hedge Coke • Travis Hedge Coke • Linda Hogan • LeAnne Howe • Bojan Lou...

The Red Hijab

By Bonnie Bolling

Poetry. Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by H. L. Hix.   Featured on The Rumpus...

Wild Things

Stories

By Jaimee Wriston Colbert

  New Collection of “Linked, Rural-Noir” Stories Depict Endangered Humans in Endangered Environments Winner, ...

Plumbers

Poems

By Robert Stewart

  These poems are moving, experienced, and, in their own hardbitten earthy way, pretty elegant. I love the way Stewart’s affection for his subject, his genuine sweetness, keeps being close-shaved by a tough, realistic sense of l...

Heirlooms

Stories

By Rachel Hall

Winner, Phillip H. McMath Post-Publication Book Award  Runner-up and finalist, Edward Lewis Wallant Award ...

Navigating a Life

Henry Bloch in World War II

By John Herron & Mary Ann Wynkoop

  Limited Edition Free shipping in the U.S. winner, American Book Fest's...

The Capital of Kansas City: Stories

Stories

By Gary Gildner

Current finalist, Foreword Reviews Award, humor Gary Gildner may be a poet at heart...but his latest collection of stories, The Capital of Kansas City, proves the poet could also be along the most subtle ...

The Grass Labyrinth: Stories

By Charlotte Holmes

Gold medalist, Independent Publisher Award (IPPY), short stories Gold Medalist, ...

Chickenhood

Seven Poems

By Robert Stewart

Published by Woods Colt Press (BkMk Press distributor) In these seven poems the ovum...

One Blackbird at a Time

Poems

By Wendy Barker

  Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, Selected by Alice Friman  featured on Poetry Dail...

King of the Gypsies

Stories

By Lenore Myka

Winner of the BkMk Press G.S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Lorraine M. López. A new generation in Romania—with a few American friends—face‚Ä® communism’s ghosts with ...

The Billion-Dollar Dream

Stories

By Robert Day

Day’s characters can be hoarders, filthy, larcenous and adulterous.  But there always emerges a moral point, a discovery or self-discovery, a quick drawing of the breath at what has been revealed or irretrievably lost.  Just as Pau...

There Is Not Fashion to It

Selected Poems

By Thomas McAfee

Edited by Ted Schaefer, Tricia Schaefer, Kay Callison, Jerry Dethrow, and Greg Michalson Though he is best remembered as one of Missouri's leading authors in the 20th century, one who helped launch the...

Quiet City: Poems

By Susan Aizenberg

  Featured in Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry  Read the review in...

Drawn from Water

An American Poet, an Ethiopian Family, an Israeli Story

By Dina Elenbogen

  "This beautiful book should be required reading for anyone who cares about Israel." —Andrea Kempf, ...

Border States

By Jane Hoogestraat

Winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, selected by Luis J. Rodriguez Featured on Writer's Almanac, ...

Thorn

Stories

By Evan Morgan Williams

  Winner of the G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, selected by Al Young Winner of the...

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.