New and Forthcoming Titles by Wings Press

  1. Anywhere from Orpheus

    Anywhere from Orpheus (Frank Duane)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-448-2 || || Published 2015

    A lively, intellectual collection of verse by playwright and lyricist Frank Duane Rosengren. Dense with wit and word play, rich in rhyme, irreverent and satirical.


  2. Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World

    Apology to a Whale: Words to Mend a World (Cecile Pineda)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-440-6 || || Published 2015

    Available OCTOBER, 2015. Human beings are killing the planet and themselves in the process. Cecile Pineda asks a simple question: Why? An urgent re-framing of current ecological thinking, Apology to a Whale addresses what the intersection of relative linguistics and archeology reveals about the present world's power relations, and what the extraordinary communication of plants and animals can teach us.


  3. Blood Flower

    Blood Flower (Pam Uschuk)

    ISBN: 9781609404116 || || Published 2015

    Sean Thomas Dougherty wrote, "Like Lorca, Uschuk is a poet of the duende...she views the poem as a vehicle for fierce engagement with the body and its social realities, often with a metaphysical awareness that transcends and extends the corporeal into the natural world.... This is an ecological poetics of engagement, a mythic poetry — part Lorca, part Rachel Carson.


  4. Bluebonnets, Firewheels, and Brown-Eyed Susans, or, Poems New and Used From the Bandera Rag and Bone Shop

    Bluebonnets, Firewheels, and Brown-Eyed Susans, or, Poems New and Used From the Bandera Rag and Bone Shop (David Lee)

    ISBN: 9781609405205 || || Published 2017


  5. Bodies / Shields

    Bodies / Shields (Margaret Randall)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-493-2 || || Published 2015

    The fourth in a series of small, single-poem, hand-bound chapbooks by Margaret Randall, Bodies/Shields is a powerful cry for both inner and external peace, a call to replace passive acceptance with "war's gentle opposite." Randall's poem echoes in language what Byers' art does by creating a womb of words where inner peace can grow and mature into a force more powerful than war.


  6. The Calculus of Falling Bodies

    The Calculus of Falling Bodies (Geoff Rips)

    ISBN: 9781609404192 || || Published 2015

    "I know what I have, but not how to hold it," writes Geoff Rips in his first full-length poetry collection. These poems span 40 years during which the journalist-poet has undertaken a deeply personal attempt to understand the "mystery of things." They parallel his interest in the greater world but burrow deep inside his own psyche in the attempt to find meaning. This is the whole of life, seen by looking closely at its parts.


  7. Damnatio Memoriae:  a play / una commedia

    Damnatio Memoriae: a play / una commedia (Jeff Biggers and Carla Paciotto)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-461-1 || || Published 2015

    This play in both English and Italian explores the role of the theatre amid the conflicts of immigration, human rights, citizenship, family, and legacy. Two theatre troupes on stage — one Italian, and the other composed of foreign actors. A new play emerges, revealing the history of Ancient Rome, its forgotten emperors and entangled cultural heritage, and today's unfolding stories on the Mediterranean Sea.


  8. Drinking from the River

    Drinking from the River (Chip Dameron)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-473-4 || || Published 2015

    Chip Dameron's latest collection of poems documents the evolution of a talented and original poet through his 40-year career.


  9. Early Automobiles: A History in Advertising Line Art, 1890-1930

    Early Automobiles: A History in Advertising Line Art, 1890-1930 (Jim Harter)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-489-5 || || Published 2015

    Available in SEPTEMBER. Harter provides a very substantial, detailed history of the development of the "horseless carriage" into the brands famous from the early 20th century — racers like Stutz, Duesenberg, and Stanley, as well as those that became household names like Oldsmobile, Ford, Chrysler and others. Nearly 250 entrancing illustrations — many suitable for framing — are gems of commercial line art.


  10. Famous

    Famous (Naomi Shihab Nye)

    ISBN: 9781609404499 || || Published 2015

    Famous is a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, illustrated in full color by Lisa Desimini. Both text and illustrations have a charmingly ironic take on what it means to be "famous." At once simple and profound, it "opens minds and hearts." Ironically, it is this famous poet's most famous poem, with an established fan base!


  11. Far Out: Poems of the '60s

    Far Out: Poems of the '60s (Wendy Barker and Dave Parsons)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-501-4 || 9781609405014 || Published 2016

    Poems by over 80 poets who remember the tumultuous decade of the 1960s from a wide range of vantage points. Far Out examines the link between generational revolt and poetic expression, and the visionary tradition of nonconformist literature.


  12. Fractals: New and Selected Poems/Translations, 1980-2015

    Fractals: New and Selected Poems/Translations, 1980-2015 (Sudeep Sen)

    ISBN: 978-0-930324-98-8 || 9780930324988 || Published 2016

    Fractals includes a wide swath of Sudeep Sen's poetry, from 1980 to the present, as well as a representative collection of his translations into English of other poets writing in Bengali, Hindu, Urdu and other languages.


  13. From the Moon, Earth is Blue

    From the Moon, Earth is Blue (Wendy Barker)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-497-0 || || Published 2015

    "In the Museum of Modern Art," writes Wendy Barker, "chaos / displays itself tidily." Barker's poems tour an imagined museum, allowing us to observe the observer as the poet learns to see by means of her own creativity. Perspective is crucial to achieving internal balance — in a painting or a soul.


  14. Generations of Texas Poets

    Generations of Texas Poets (Dave Oliphant)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-481-9 || || Published 2015

    Forty years of Dave Oliphant's essays, articles, and reviews on the topic of Texas poetry, covering its history as well as addressing individual poets and their books. Indispensable.


  15. Gracias

    Gracias (Alma Luz Villanueva)

    ISBN: 9781609403959 || || Published 2015

    Gracias is a journey into the heart of Mexico and a coming home to the spirit home of the poet's beloved grandmother, Jesus Villanueva. Mystical poems, magical poems, powerful visions.


  16. The Heart's Many Doors: American Poets Respond to Metka Krašovec's Images  Responding to Emily Dickinson

    The Heart's Many Doors: American Poets Respond to Metka Krašovec's Images Responding to Emily Dickinson (Richard Jackson and Metka Krašovek)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-536-6 || 9781609405366 || Published 2017

    Poems by 41 American poets in response to drawings created by Metka Krašovec, who was inspired by Emily Dickinson.


  17. Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song

    Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song (Donna Walker-Nixon)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-423-9 || || Published 2015

    Her Texas is the most important anthology of Texas writers in a generation. Multicultural and multidisciplinary, it includes stories, essays, memoirs, poetry, song lyrics, paintings, and photographs by 60 Texas women.


  18. HOLY LITERARY  LICENSE:  The Almighty Chooses Fallible Mortals  to Write, Edit, and Translate GodStory

    HOLY LITERARY LICENSE: The Almighty Chooses Fallible Mortals to Write, Edit, and Translate GodStory (Robert Flynn)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-465-9 || || Published 2016

    Novelist Robert Flynn writes a spiritual autobiography unlike any other. With a deep sense of the irony of his project, he sets out to explain how the Bible came to be, delving into misconceptions, errors in translation, biases, as well as the editorial failings of the Bible's many authors — and yet, he arrives at a place of ultimate faith.


  19. Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Latin@ Rising: An Anthology of Latin@ Science Fiction and Fantasy (Matthew David Goodwin)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-524-3 || || Published 2017

    Coming January 18, 2017 — the first-ever all-Latin@ anthology of science fiction and fantasy!


  20. The Magic of Mariachi / La Magia del Mariachi

    The Magic of Mariachi / La Magia del Mariachi (Steven and Reefka Schneider)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-505-2 || || Published 2016

    Another fascinating, cross-cultural, ekphrastic treasure of lyrical poetry and strikingly beautiful paintings by Steven and Reefka Schneider. Schneider's paintings and drawings, done in pastel, watercolor, and charcoal, were inspired over the course of several years by her close association with both student and professional mariachi musicians.


  21. Mahogany Blues (broadside)

    Mahogany Blues (broadside) (Bryce Milligan)

    ISBN: 0000000000000 || || Published 2016

    "Mahogany Blues" is a poem by Bryce Milligan. This broadside, approximately 10.5 by 15 inches, was printed by letterpress on handmade paper at the School by the River Press, Southwest School of Art.


  22. The Moncalvos

    The Moncalvos (Enrico Castelnuovo)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-532-8 || || Published 2017

    Castelnuovo's The Moncalvos was originally published in 1908 in Italian. This is the first English translation of this famous novelist's most controversial title, focused on the Jewish community of fin de si├Ęcle Italy.


  23. The Morning After: Poetry and Prose in a Post-Truth World

    The Morning After: Poetry and Prose in a Post-Truth World (Margaret Randall)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-540-3 || || Published 2017

    Randall's poetry and prose recount a life of resistance, the life of a literary and political revolutionary. If ever there were a time for the words of Margaret Randall, it is now. Read this book. Howl this book!


  24. Nine Sephardic Songs: Arranged for voice and harp

    Nine Sephardic Songs: Arranged for voice and harp (Samuel Milligan)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-453-6 || || Published 2015

    This collection of nine Sephardic folk songs, some dating to the 16th century or before, are both religious and secular in nature. They are offered in attractive arrangements for voice with pedal or lever harp accompaniments of moderate difficulty. The texts are in Ladino, with translations provided. Nine Sephardic Songs is perfect for those preparing voice and harp programs, and fills a specific niche in available harp music.


  25. Outcasts: A Novel of Mary Shelley

    Outcasts: A Novel of Mary Shelley (Sarah Stegall)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-517-5 || 9781609405175 || Published 2016

    On a dark and stormy night in 1816, an 18-year-old unwed mother sat down and invented science fiction. To be precise, on June 16, 1816, Mary Shelley began to write Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus, a novel that would never go out of print. Outcasts takes readers behind the scenes, to reveal the surprisingly contemporary thoughts and feelings of Mary and Percy Shelley, their friend Lord Byron, and the other guests at the "most famous literary party in history."


  26. Outside the Margins:  Literary Commentaries

    Outside the Margins: Literary Commentaries (Robert Bonazzi)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-477-2 || || Published 2015

    San Antonio Express-News poetry columnist Robert Bonazzi gathers twenty years of reviews and profiles, essays, and articles in Outside the Margins. Bonazzi focuses on poets and writers from Texas, the Southwest, Mexico and Latin America. His criticism finds threads of mutual interests, shared sources of inspiration, and stylistic confluences.


  27. Palm Up, Palm Down

    Palm Up, Palm Down (David Taylor)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-552-6 || || Published 2017

    Carefully crafted, highly observational, environmentally sensitive poems that push the pause button on our current chaos.


  28. Rant. Chant. Chisme.

    Rant. Chant. Chisme. (Amalia Ortiz)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-444-4 || || Published 2015

    Winner of the Writers' League of Texas 2015 DISCOVERY PRIZE, Named by NBC News as one of 2015's "Top Ten Latino Titles." The debut collection of poetry by south Texas native Amalia Ortiz, featuring writing from the first decade of her career, this is Tex-Mex life on the border from the perspective of a young Chicana struggling to write herself into existence. This work is a powerful call to social and political change along the borderlands.


  29. Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit

    Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit (Mary Carolyn Hollers George)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-379-9 || || Published 2015

    Published on the 80th anniversary of the arrival of the Rosengren family in San Antonio, Rosengren's Books: An Oasis for Mind and Spirit is the story of a great American family of independent booksellers and the important literary institution they created.


  30. She Becomes Time: New Poems

    She Becomes Time: New Poems (Margaret Randall)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-509-0 || || Published 2016

    She Becomes Time, continues Margaret Randall's legacy of poetry that combines the intimate with the global, with the world we touch and see, showing — always in surprising ways — how these impact and intersect each other.


  31. Soon After Rain

    Soon After Rain (James Hoggard)

    ISBN: 9781609404284 || || Published 2015

    Soon After Rain, is an elegant, highly energetic volume that takes its readers through a wealth of settings, times, and forms.


  32. A  Stone for Plot Four, or Mendez, a Quest

    A Stone for Plot Four, or Mendez, a Quest (John Igo)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-281-5 || || Published 2015

    One San Antonio literary legend, John Igo, pursues another in a fascinating tale of of a 60-year obsession. Who was Mendez Marks? Why did he die so young, at the height of his swift carreer? A strange history of family secrets, including madness and suicide, emerges from Igo's research.


  33. Take to the Highway: Arabesques for Travelers

    Take to the Highway: Arabesques for Travelers (Bryce Milligan)

    ISBN: 978-0-9970353-0-8 || || Published 2016

    Milligan's eighth collection of poetry is a book about journeys and the intricate memory map of human consciousness. Published by West End Press, September 2016.


  34. Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being

    Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being (Cecile Pineda)

    ISBN: 978-0-930324-92-6 || || Published 2016

    A "writer's writer" lets readers peer over her shoulder as she talks about writing, revealing the process that allows her to stumble, crawl and run.


  35. Transcendental Train Yard

    Transcendental Train Yard (Norma Elia Cantú and Marta Sánchez)

    ISBN: 978-0-916727-97-0 || || Published 2015

    Transcendental Train Yard is a collection of color serigraphs accompanied by bilingual poems, in Spanish and English, inspired by the artwork. The art also incoporates the poetry, thus making the book a unique, reflexive form of ekphrastic creativity. Transcendental Train Yard provides the reader a glimpse of the role the railroad and the carpas (itinerant vaudeville troupes) played in the Mexican American community.


  36. Trout in the Desert:  On Fly Fishing, Human Habits, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest

    Trout in the Desert: On Fly Fishing, Human Habits, and the Cold Waters of the Arid Southwest (Matthew Dickerson)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-485-7 || || Published 2015

    Matthew Dickerson takes his readers from tiny mountain streams in the southern Rockies of New Mexico to the mighty Colorado River at the head of the Grand Canyon, to the Hill Country of Texas, exploring these various waters that manage to hold cold-loving trout. Along the way, we discover the impact humans have had on the ecology of these hidden streams and rivers.


  37. West: Poems of a Place

    West: Poems of a Place (Jim LaVilla-Havelin)

    ISBN: 978-1-60940-548-9 || || Published 2017

    LaVilla-Havelin's poems skip and leap across the page in a sophisticated and subtly humorous dance, celebrating country life as only an urban poet can.