Amy Wang writes for The Oregonian: World Poetry Day is Saturday, March 21, and if there’s anything the world could use more of right now, it’s poetry. Here’s a look at five recently published poetry collections with Oregon roots, as well as a classic collection by an Oregon poet receiving special recognition this spring.
One of our books, Scarlet Blue Wounds, is featured in Amy’s piece.
I have been slow to respond to emails and hard to get in touch with by phone. And I’ve been thankful for your patience. Since the start of the year, Barclay Press and its associated imprints have completed eight titles (more than in 2016 and 2017 combined). We’ve introduced ourselves to eighty-four independent booksellers. And we’ve raised roughly $9,000 to help cover production costs for new books. Our continuing efforts might not pay off for awhile, but I’m excited about the quality of the work you’ve brought our way, and I’m hopeful for our future together. […]
Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the da Vinci Eye to books with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. This is an additional distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella. […]
It often goes without saying that publishing houses, even small ones like Barclay Press, wouldn’t be much without writers. And because it goes without saying, we forget how much writers matter – how much you matter. So almost every morning this week, I’ve been starting my work with a reminder: I couldn’t do any of this without you. I wouldn’t be able to order and arrange and publish and distribute your words if you hadn’t already done the work of thinking and writing and revising and risking. So much risking! Thank you so much for the work you do. I couldn’t do any of this without you. […]
Barclay Press and its various imprints released thirteen titles in 2018. That’s nearly three times as many titles as in 2017 and more than six times as many as in 2016. But in the larger scheme of things, Barclay Press remains a small press (which, for the record, includes any U.S. publishing house with less than $50 million in sales). Small presses fill the gaps that larger publishers neglect, and we focus on work that might not be considered profitable enough to make it at a better-known house. That’s why you matter to me. You’ve entrusted your work to our care, and that’s a big deal. Thank you! […]
I was meeting with a writer this week, and she suggested that a newsletter for writers might be a fun and efficient way to keep you informed about what’s happening with your book while giving you some behind-the-scenes insights into how we operate, what we’re up to, and where you and your work fit into the bigger picture here at Barclay Press. So this is that newsletter (the first of many), and I’d love to hear from you as to whether the information below is helpful. Thank you for the work you do! […]
Life is what it is, regardless, always a gift: Last August, Bill Denham approached me with an idea: a small book of autobiographical and deeply personal poems that might speak to people, “even if they did not know the particulars of my life.” I told Bill I was interested, but I had a problem. Barclay […]