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.
Manifest West #3
The theme for this volume, which appeared in 2014, was "Diversity" and included work from 27 authors from across the country. According to 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.
WPB's first single-author book
Western Press Books released its first single-author work, a collection of essays and poems by Western Slope Poet Laureate Aaron A. Abeyta, in September 2014.
Published in collaboration with Western's Headwaters Project, on 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.
Currently available titles
Manifest West, #1, 2012
Manifest West, #2, 2013
Manifest West, #3, 2014
Letters From the Headwaters, 2014
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