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Jean Ross Justice: On the Life & Work of an American Master

Ryan Bollenbach & Kevin Prufer

Unsung Masters Series, 2022


"Bringing into print the work of great, underappreciated, and out-of-print authors."  

Ten stories by Jean Ross Justice


Essays by Mary Szybist, Christian Schlegel, Michael Smolinsky, and Lan Samantha Chang


An Interview with Nat Justice.

"A welcome, distinguished collection by an overlooked master of 20th century fiction."  —Publishers Weekly








World'd Too Much:

Selected Poetry by Russell Atkins

Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2019

Edited by Kevin Prufer & Robert E. McDonough

Finalist, The 2020 Ohioana Book Award.

There have yet to be made the proper comparisons between Paul Celan and Russell Atkins--in form, in syntax, in intention, and yes, in content. This book shows that Atkins remains a poet whose eye is as sharp as any blade that cut through the 20th century, and readers who have yet to experience his writing deprive themselves of actually seeing the blood that runs through us all. That blood is dark. It is necessary. —Jericho Brown


Into English: Poems, Translations, Commentaries

Martha Collins & Kevin Prufer

Graywolf Press, 2017

"An endlessly provocative and invaluable anthology!"  —

“The publication of Into English will soon be considered a watershed moment in the study of literary translation.”  World Literature Today

Into English is a book to be meditated on, a book that exposes the vast inner chasms of poetry, a book that demonstrates that a great poem is something one can live in. —Matt Levin, Paris Review Staff Picks




Literary Publishing in the 21st Century

Wayne Miller, Travis Kurowski, Kevin Prufer

Milkweed Editions, 2016



An impressive roster of contributors makes this anthology on the future of publishing a must-read for anyone in the industry.

                                                                                —Publishers Weekly


“Any reader or writer who needs to know about the present and future of literature in our time should consult this collection. It is opinionated, lively, and instructive.”—Bill Henderson







Catherine Breese Davis: On the Life & Work of an American Master

Martha Collins, Kevin Prufer, & Martin Rock

Unsung Masters Series, 2015


"Bringing into print the work of great, underappreciated, and out-of-print authors."  


Essays by Suzanne Doyle, Helen Pinkerton Trimpi, Michael van Walleghen, William Edinger, Carol Moldaw, Kathe Davis, & Martha Collins.


An Interview with Marie Pelletier.


An extensive portfolio of poems!







Russell Atkins: On the Life & Work of an American Master

Kevin Prufer & Michael Dumanis, editors

Unsung Masters Series, 2012


"Bringing into print the work of great, underappreciated, and out-of-print authors."  


Essays by Evie Shockley, Aldon Nielsen, Tyrone Williams, Sean Singer, & Tom Orange

A 60-page portfolio of poems!

Russell Atkins' "Manifesto"!

"A Psychovisual Perspective on 'Musical' Composition"!




Until Everything is Continuous Again:

American Poets on the Recent Work of W. S. Merwin

Jonathan Weinert & Kevin Prufer, editors

WordFarm Editions, 2011


Featuring contributions by David Caplan, Steven Cramer, Debra Kang Dean, Forrest Gander, Mark Halliday, Jerry Harp, H. L. Hix, Mark Irwin, Sarah Kennedy, Eric Pankey, Lisa Russ Spaar, Michael Theune, Jeanie Thompson, & Matthew Zapruder



Dunstan Thompson: On the Life & Work of a Lost American Master

D.A. Powell & Kevin Prufer, editors

Unsung Masters Series, 2010


Largely unknown today, Dunstan Thompson was once one of the most celebrated young poets in America. In a series of essays, interviews, letters, and clippings, this book traces Dunstan Thompson’s journey from wildly successful literary enfant terrible, through his strong Catholic reawakening, and into his later years as a writer of mature, meditative, largely unpublished poetry. This book also includes a selection of Dunstan Thompson’s very best poetry.




New European Poets

Wayne Miller & Kevin Prufer, editors

Graywolf Press, 2008


A major anthology that represents all countries in Europe and includes the work of many new poets who are published here for the first time in English.  —World Literature Today


A remarkable reading experience.  —Boston Review




Dark Horses: Poets on Overlooked Poems

Joy Katz & Kevin Prufer, editors

University of Illinois Press, 2007


Editors' Choice, The Chicago Tribune


A "Best Book of the Year," Kansas City Star



New Young American Poets

Kevin Prufer, editor

Southern Illinois University Press, 2000


A BookList "Best Book of the Year"


I invite the reader to join me in ... discovering just how real, how rich, how rewarding our new poetry might be.  —Richard Howard (from the Foreword)

Multicultural, on the edge, and wide ranging in style and subject, it includes some of the finest poets of our time. —Library Journal (starred review)




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