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Roof Books
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (212) 353-0555
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    facebook, twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    All poetry productions—group and individual—use a network for production since the body itself is a network of connectors with thinking going on at several levels even within the individual. Publishing like identity conforms to the group model of interaction. So Roof Books shelters different tendencies of new writing, not by intention, but by default. And by default it helped generate an important idea in support of arresting climate change and multiple perspectives on new writing. These clusters of ideas, ringing around each other, makes perfect sense as poetry. Roof has been a successful idea as a publisher, although it is still true that I can buy a piece of paper for a penny, but if I put a poem on it, I can’t give it away.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    James Sherry
  • Contact title
  • Publishes
    essays, poetry
  • Focus
    Since 1976 Roof Books has published innovative poetries and the writing around them.
  • Representative authors
    Ron Silliman, Charles Bernstein, Nicole Brossard
  • Submissions policy
    Inquiries only, no mss. to seguefoundation@verizon.net.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
    Year round
  • Reporting time
    3 - 6 months
  • Author Payments
    royalties, copies
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
  • Wholesalers
  • CLMP Member?
  • How many writers did you publish in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • How many live events did you present in your most recent year (calendar or fiscal)?
  • ISBN Number
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback

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