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.
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Lawrence Giffin / Christopher Catanese
essays, poetry, art, translation
We publish unsentimental, funny, and formally and intellectually rigorous new work by a wide range of contemporary poets.
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)
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