BkMk Press Books

Seasons of the River


By Jaffe, Dan


Before the Light


By Lauter, Ken

A dark world is explored in three technically brilliant sequences about a "snuff" film, the murder of a retarded adult with mental disabilities by his troubled father, and the making of the atomic bomb as perceived by...


Selected Poems

By Smith, Mbembe Milton

Finalist, Montaigne Medal, Eric Hoffer Award Mbembe (Milton Smith) was a very fi ne poet, and he is greatly missed on the contemporary poetry scene. His poems were extremely well-crafted, sharp-edged, poetic urban sna...

Record-Breaking Heat Wave


By Friedman, Jeff

Urban poetry, working-class poetry, strongly felt, carefully observed, cleanly written. --Donald Justice Friedman relates his experiences with a bold exuberance a...

Artificial Horizon


By Gonzales, Laurence

Laurence Gonzales is former co-editor of TriQuarterly.  He is also a fromer Contributing Editor of Paris Review.  He has published three critically acclaim...

Hippopotamus, The

Selected Translations 1945-1985

By Guenther, Charles

Translations ...

HI-Fi/The False Bottom

By Stefanovski, Goran

Hi-Fi and the False Bottom contains compelling works probing the psyche of post-war Eastern Europe at the moment disintegration threatened both Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. Stefanovski's plays give us the eternal tightrope and the...

Dark Fire

By Cutler, Bruce

A lively, imaginative and finely crafted tale of modern life. Such poetry can scintillate. --Judson Jerome, Writers Digest A very professional, devoted, consisten...

Writing in Winter

By Scheerer, Constance

Backlist Poetry Collection ...

Modern Interiors

By Gosnell, Stephen

Gosnell is a painter, printmaker and writer. He teaches in the Department of Art and Art ...

Selected Poems--Knoepfle

By Knoepfle, John

"Among the finest work of our time." --Abraxas "Clear, virile, and honest. Vivid with image, rich in sound fitted meticulously to rhythms. Recommended for all public and academic libraries." ...

Wild Bouquet


By Martinson, Harry

He writes with profound empathy...in poem after poem Martinson invests his trees, brooks, his butterflies, cabbages and everything else in nature with its own peculiar sentient being. As for the translations into Engl...

In the Middle

Midwestern Women Poets

By Wheeler, Sylvia Griffith

This anthology not only takes readers into the landscape of the American Midwest, but also into the hearts and minds of talented women poets living there. It verifies how specific ...

Stealing Home


By Simpson, Peter

Backlist Poetry Collection ...

Moving the Seasons


By Guenther, Charles

..splendid translations...I am reading it with interest and delight and gratitude...and have much to learn from [Charles Guenther's] enviable skills and long devotions.—Howard Nemerov I love French poetry and there's...

Fields, Turfs, Pitches, Arenas


By Kostelanetz, Richard

What I do know is that the book makes me more than a spectator. I drop into a language process, a game circumstance of a special kind.—Dan Jaffe ...

Fugues in the Plumbing


By Gurley, George H. Jr.

Poems in this book previously appeared in such publications as Poetry Northwest, Seattle Review, Nimrod, Kansas Quarterly, and Cottonwood. George Gur...

Lyrics and Laments


By Schwartz, Howard

Lyrics and Laments collects fifty translations of poems by contemporary Hebrew and Yiddish poets, as rendered into English by Howard Schwartz. Many of these translations, collected here for the first time, have been p...



By & Grossman, Martin

Back List Poetry Anthology ...

Starting from Ellis Island


By Higgins, Frank

Backlist ...

Geronimo and the Girl Next Door

By Cuomo, George

This is Cuomo's first collection of poetry, though his poems have been published in Saturday Review...

License to Kill

By Perkins, David

Perkins was a columnist for The National Catholic Reporter and was previously awarded...

Keeping Open


By Simpson, Peter


The Dust Dancers

By Anderson, Jack


Booking Passage

By Hefferman, Michael

Heffernan received his doctorate in 1970 from the University of Massachusetts. He has taught poetry at Oakland U...


By Kloefkorn, William

It has been said that Kloefkorn "speaks for the Midwest." His poems have appeared in Southeast, Dacotah Territ...

Kansas City Literary Events

Betsy Carter & Shanthi Sekaran

Monday, September 25, 2017
Wichita, Kan.


BkMk Press Poetry and Fiction Contest Winners Announced

Find out who won the latest Ciardi Prize for Poetry and Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. You could be next! Click here for guidelines.


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.