Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford Enters Second Printing

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One year from its publication on the 40th anniversary of the poet Frank Stanford’s death, the earth-turning anthology Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford is coming back in a second printing.

Constant Stranger is the result of the incredible generosity and energy of contributors, advisers, donors, and friends. This second print run, however, comes in the middle of our production cycle for several exciting 2020 titles and surprise projects—putting a significant strain on our finances. If you’d like to help our all-volunteer staff share this work with a wider audience, here are a few suggestions:

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Praise for Constant Stranger

The diverse voices assembled in Constant Stranger suggest the time is right for common readers to discover this “poet’s poet” as well.

- Leo A. Lensing, The Times Literary Supplement

Constant Stranger offers readers a place to explore and to problematize the wholly unique effects of his poems, and to grapple with the charismatic but flawed poet behind them.

- Jack Christian, Rain Taxi Review

Constant Stranger: After Frank Stanford was released August 1, 2018, celebrated with a small event in Buffalo, NY that month, and officially launched at the second Frank Stanford Literary Festival hosted by Open Mouth in Fayetteville, Arkansas in September 2018.

Foundlings Press Releases I Know You Know by Gerry Crinnin and Peter Temes

Foundlings Press Releases I Know You Know by Gerry Crinnin and Peter Temes

I Know You Know marks the first reunion (on paper) of Crinnin and Temes since the poets studied under Milton Kessler at Binghamton University in the 80s. Designed to be read inward from either cover, the book is a collision of poetry spanning the full length of these poets’ storied careers, which saw them take up teaching and writing positions on opposite sides of the country.

Ansie Baird's Porch Watch Release and Reception

Ansie Baird's Porch Watch Release and Reception

Foundlings Press is pleased to announce the release of Porch Watch, a chapbook of poetry by Ansie Baird.

Baird will read from Porch Watch on May 9, 2019, at Just Buffalo Literary Center, 468 Washington St. #2, Buffalo, N.Y., 14203. The reception starts at 7pm. Beer, wine, and snacks will be provided, and copies of the book will be on sale.

Nicholas Molbert Wins 2019 Wallace Award - Chapbook 'Goodness Gracious' Out in Spring

Foundlings Press is pleased to announce the winner of the 2019 Wallace Award: Nicholas Molbert.

His chapbook, Goodness Gracious, will be released in spring 2019.

About Nicholas Molbert

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Nicholas Molbert

Nicholas Molbert lives and writes in Central Illinois as an MFA candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves as Ninth Letter’s assistant poetry editor. His poetry and nonfiction have been published in or is forthcoming from American Literary Review, Fjords Review, Foothill Journal, and Missouri Review Online among others.

About Foundlings Press and the Wallace Award

Foundlings Press is a literary publisher devoted to presenting, in print, the best writing. While the core of the Foundlings Press title list will always be devoted to contemporary poetry, the press also actively seeks and regularly publishes exceptional nonfiction, journalism, memoir, literary criticism, visual material, lyrics, and hybrid prose and verse works that defy categorization.

Foundlings Press began accepting submissions for its first chapbook competition in fall 2017, and released the winning title, Lytton Smith’s My Radar Data Knows Its Thing, designed by guest book artist Stephen Fitzmaurice, in March 2018. Later that summer the press rededicated its annual contest in honor of Wallace “Wally” Canham, Art Director Darren Canham’s canine companion and the Foundlings mascot.