Poetry News

McSweeney's to Start Poetry Imprint

By Harriet Staff

Tess Taylor, at Poets & Writers, wrote this feature on McSweeney's, who are set to make their first foray into poetry publishing.

This winter McSweeney’s Books is carving out a home for poetry. After making a name for itself in independent-press circles with its stylish, smart books of fiction, children’s literature, and food writing, the fourteen-year-old San Francisco–based outfit is starting its first poetry imprint. Launching in February, the McSweeney’s Poetry Series will publish up to four lovingly designed titles each year. The series will be coedited by poets Jesse Nathan, who recently edited the McSweeney’s title Of Lamb (2011), with poems by Matthea Harvey and paintings by Amy Jean Porter; and Dominic Luxford, poetry editor of the press’s Believer magazine and editor of its only anthology of poetry, The McSweeney’s Book of Poets Picking Poets (2007).

For more on their first two collections, by Rebecca Lindenberg and Allan Peterson, as well as their editorial process go here.

Originally Published: December 20th, 2011