J.W. Marshall‘s Meaning a Cloud received the Field Poetry Prize and was published by Oberlin College Press (2007). His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications. From 1995 to 2016, he and his wife, Christine Deavel, owned and operated Open Books, the poetry-only bookstore in Seattle.
We are an independent press in Seattle, Washington. We publish collaborations between poets and artists of all types. We also have an interest in publishing contemporary Argentinian poetry in translation and supporting writers with an interest in Argentinian culture and Jewish history in Latin America. Gay-owned and queerly run.
Thanks to the Primo Levi Center for featuring our new Amelia Rosselli translation of "Diario Ottuso/Obtuse Diary". These folks are doing important work to remind us all about the horrors of fascism. bit.ly/2QKXQCZpic.twitter.com/jUpToqlmly
Of our books from last year, I think this @mizkatelebo line from "A Prayer to Cathy McMorris Rodgers for the Right Reasons to Wed" is the one that most often pops into my head, "the HOV lane to misery / is marrying a charming man too early." Yep.