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Golias Books
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (423) 503-5648
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    FB, Twitter, Instagram
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Golias Books seeks to promote and circulate poetry that avails itself of a diverse array of registers, modes, genres, and formal possibilities—poetry that traffics in the remoter realms of what has traditionally been called poetics. We are interested in longer poems that develop more extended narrative or discursive arcs than that of the dilatory epiphany, in poetry as argument or architecture or assemblage, in poetry that *means* and *does* rather than poetry that largely *expresses*. At the same time, while the lessons of the previous few generations' emphasis on experimentation are well taken, we seek to explore an intuition that something of value may have been lost along with earlier humanisms' concern with ethical, political, and aesthetic judgment; therefore, while abjuring reactionary or conservative atavisms, we are interested in revitalizing historical poetic forms that may help us expand the narrow demesne within which contemporary poetry largely confines itself.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Lawrence Giffin / Christopher Catanese
  • Contact title
  • Publishes
    essays, poetry, art, translation
  • Focus
    We publish unsentimental, funny, and formally and intellectually rigorous new work by a wide range of contemporary poets.
  • Submissions policy
    We currently solicit most of our publications. If you have a full-length poetry manuscript that you feel matches our editorial profile, please get in touch via email to open a dialogue--see further details on our website. (See website for details)
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted
  • Reading period
  • Reporting time
    1 - 2 weeks
  • Number of paid staff
  • Number of unpaid staff
  • Distributors
  • 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)?
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
  • Average Print Run
  • Format (%)
    100% Paperback
  • Average Price per Book
  • Average Price per e-Book

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