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The Best of Kore Press: Poetry

edited by Ann Dernier

with Lisa Bowden

Gail Browne

Natalie Diaz

Niki Herd

Rebecca Seiferle

Joni Wallace

Introduction by

Alison Hawthorne Deming

6 x 9", 88 pgs, perfect bound

ISBN: 978-1-888553-74-1

Price: $15

"This is an important collection because it demands that we, as female writers, not conform, rather, we must only write the things that are in us to be written.”

—Natalie Diaz












Dead Meander

essays by Adria Bernardi

6 x 8", 152 pgs, perfect bound

ISBN: 978-1-888553-54-3

"Bernardi's poetic prose is hypnotic and original"
—Eleanor Wilner

Price: $17.95





Reading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic

poems by Eva Heisler

6 x 9", 114 pgs, perfect bound

ISBN: 978-1-888553-53-6

Price: $15.95


"Eva Heisler has written a remarkable book."—Michael Burkard








by Carolyn Hembree

6 x 9", 72 pgs, perfect bound

ISBN: 978-1-888553-50-5

Price: $14

"Carolyn Hembree rips into language almost physically to make new phrasing out of her Southern lexicon. Skinny, an autobiographical tour de force, arrives full of swagger: In this debut volume of poems, Hembree gets as close to the original words for things as I can remember anyone doing in a long time."—Jane Miller

Click here to read an Interview by Lisa Levine

See the book trailer for Skinny here

New review for Skinny in Pebble Lake Review.  Click here to read.




2011 First Book Award Winner

selected by Bhanu Kapil

Double Agent

by Michelle Chan Brown

6 x 9," 80 pgs, perfect bound


Price: $14

"In this vivid, near-submerged world, I paid particular attention to the ways in which containment and incompetence were worked out by the writer. Chan Brown sets a strict boundary--"Don't wait"--only to assess its transgression: "Come quickly." Go. Come back. Stay. Double Agent is a flip-book of the very best kind." Bhanu Kapil

Click here to read an Interview by Lisa Levine.








Given Away

by Jennifer Barber

6 x 9," 80 pgs, perfect bound

ISBN: 978-1-888553-56-7

Price: $14

“The skill of versification in these poems is what makes us hear them—and what we hear gives pleasure, even when it’s dark. Barber’s poems have a tragic grandeur. Natural description exhibits poise and tensile strength: ‘I don’t know/whether the freckled light//has swallowed the white arms//of the birch tree whole/or if the birch is light//bending the end of summer through its leaves.’ This is beautiful work.”

David Ferry, author of

No Country I Know










by Niki Herd

a limited edition broadside

photo by Mamta Popat

9.75 x 13" on glossy paper