Roof Books


Web Address
Type Of Organization
Press
Phone
(212) 353-0555
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.

Social Media Platforms Used
facebook, twitter
Is Your Group Affiliated With A University, Portal Or Other Agency?
no
Primary Editor/Contact Person
James Sherry
Contact Title
editor
Contact Email
Publishes
essays, poetry
Representative Authors
Ron Silliman, Charles Bernstein, Nicole Brossard
Submissions Policy
Inquiries only, no mss. to [email protected]
Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
no
Reading Period
Year round
Reporting Time
3 - 6 months
Author Payments
royalties, copies
Number Of Paid Staff
3
Number Of Unpaid Staff
1
Year Founded
1976
Distributors
SPD
Wholesalers
SPD
ISBN Number
937804
Number Of Books Published Per Year
4
Titles In Print
130
Paperback
100

Press