R220. CANCELLED: Make It New: Creative Empowerment in Independent Small Press Publishing

Status: Not Accepted

Room 205, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Thursday, March 5, 2020
1:45 pm to 3:00 pm


Often original and groundbreaking work comes from independent small press publishers who take risks. This panel will discuss building a small press from the ground up, the particular aesthetic decisions and commitments these publishers have and where it has lead for writers looking for new markets, book design and development, marketing, and the evolution of publishing. This panel includes editors from Four Way Books, Nightboat Books, Alice James Books, and Barrow Street Press.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: AWP_2020_Panel_Outline_KRUSE.docx



Carey Salerno is the executive editor of Alice James Books. She is the editor, along with Anne Marie Macari, of the anthology Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James Books. Her first book is Shelter. You may find her poems in print and online.

Stephen Motika is the author of the poetry collection Western Practice and the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman. He is the publisher of Nightboat Books.

Peter Covino, poet, editor, and translator, is associate professor of English at the University of Rhode Island. His poetry collections include The Right Place to Jump and Cut Off the Ears of Winter. He's received an NEA in translation and the PEN/Osterweil Award and is founding editor of Barrow Street Inc.


March 4–7, 2020
San Antonio, TX

Henry B. González Convention Center