Kelsey Street Press

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
Kelsey Street Press was founded in 1974 to address the marginalization of women writers by small press and mainstream publishers. From the beginning, we linked our editorial policy to a poetics of allowance, encouraging women to write directly from their own creative imperatives, and to a poetics of inclusion that embraces racial and cultural diversity. At the heart of the Press remain the pleasures of the written page, books that can be held and carried, and ongoing participation in a continually changing poetry community. Celebrating our fifty years of publishing, we remain true to our commitment to bring out a wide range of voices, including the work of trans and genderqueer authors.

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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Emgee Dufresne
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Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
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Year round
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Year Founded
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Titles In Print
Incubation: A Space for Monsters deposition | dispossession: Climate Change in the Sundarbans Swing at your own risk EXTRATRANSMISSION New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña recombinant Tell Me Every Anchor Every Arrow Deus Ex Machina: A Melodrama Nests and Strangers: On Asian American Women Poets Rings Premonition 7 Days and Nights in the Desert (Tracing the Origin) An Atlas of Lost Causes Peril as Architectural Enrichment Elevators AERODROME ORION & Starry Messenger Humanimal, a Project for Future Children Newcomer Can't Swim Concordance Occupied Nest Forces of Imagination: Writing on Writing Crop The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers CUSP Nude Symbiosis Juice House Made of Silver The Tales of Horror Four Year Old Girl Under Flag Black Box Cutaway The Woman Without Experiences The Rosy Medallions Distance Without Distance The View They Arrange Just Whistle: A Valentine Sphericity Isle Like Roads Peculiar Motions Bake-Face and Other Guava Stories Simulacra
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Back Issues Available
Unsolicited Manuscripts Accepted
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