Western Press Books

Western Press Books is a project of both the graduate and undergraduate creative writing programs in Western's CALL department (Communication Arts, Languages, and Literature), in collaboration with the Office of Extended Studies. Students in the Certificate in Publishing work on the Editorial Board of the Press.

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WPB releases Manifest West, #3

Western Press Books is pleased to announce the release of the third volume of its Manifest West anthology series. The
theme for this volume was "Diversity" and included work from 27 authors from across the country.

According to this latest edition’s editor, Larry Meredith, the anthology “lays bare the variety of people, geography, ideologies, wildlife, weather, histories and maybe even attitudes toward tourists along with much more of what makes up this part of the United States.” According to this latest edition’s editor, Larry Meredith, the anthology “lays bare the variety of people, geography, ideologies, wildlife, weather, histories and maybe even attitudes toward tourists along with much more of what makes up this part of the United States.”  To order a copy of the book, please click here: Manifest West, #3.

Manifest West, #3

WPB's first single-author book

Western Press Books is pleased to announce the release on Sept. 3, 2014, of its first single-author work, a collection of essays and poems by Western Slope Poet Laureate Aaron A. Abeyta.

Published in collaboration with Western's Headwaters Project, offering its 25th annual conference, Sept. 19-20, 2014, Abeyta's Letters from the Headwaters is a collection of poems, letters, and memoirs that captures the spirit of the American Southwest in its history, its present, and its future for the region. Edited by Headwaters Project Director Dr. John Hausdoerffer and with a forward by Headwaters founder George Sibley. To order a copy of this book, please click here.

Cover for Letters From the Headwaters

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Manifest West, #4

Manifest West, #4, "Western Weird," will appear in Fall 2015. To borrow from the VanderMeer definition for speculative fiction’s “New Weird,” the volume will present a new parallel genre for work that subverts romanticized ideas about place, playing with clichés about the West in order to put these elements to discomfiting, rather than consoling ends. Think about what Flannery O’Connor and Carson McCullers did with the South, and now translate it into the New West. Or look at Robert Garner McBrearty’s short story collection, Let the Birds Drink in Peace, or Annie Proulx’s short story collection, Close Range: Wyoming Stories. Think of David J. Rothman’s mock-epic “Tunnel of Love,” which will be reprinted in the anthology. All of that....suggests Western Weird.

Currently available titles

 

Cover for Manifest West, #1

Cover, Manifest West #2

Manifest West, #3

Cover for Letters From the Headwaters

Manifest West, #1
(Ed. Teresa Milbrodt)

Manifest West, #2
(Ed. Teresa Milbrodt)

Manifest West, #3
(Ed. Larry Meredith)

Letters From the Headwaters
(Ed. John John Hausdoerffer)

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