Category Archives: New Publication

The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets is now available

The Backwaters Press is pleased to announce the publication of the much anticipated anthology The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets.  The collection demonstrates the lush alphabet of Nebraska poetry—from Adkins to Zumpfe—with selections of poetry by nearly 90 native-born or transplanted Nebraska writers who write and live fearlessly and with great skill. […]

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Coming this summer, a new collection from Charles Fort

In July, look for a new collection from the acclaimed poet, Charles Fort. The Backwaters Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Mrs. Belladonna’s Supper Club Waltz. Vermont Poet Laureate, Sidney Lea, says about the work: In his poem entitled “Race War,” Charles Fort concludes that “earth is not sufficient and earth is […]

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More Praise for Dirt Songs

Jane Wolfe writes in her blog Prairie Spirits how she is folding the recent Backwaters Press collection Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet, by Twyla Hansen and Linda M. Hasselstrom, into the morning ritual of tea, poems and contemplation. She says about her experience reading the book: [B]oth women are keen observers of life on the Great Plains. They write […]

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Hal Sirowitz talks to the Writer’s Almanac

In an interview for the Writer’s Almanac, Hal Sirowitz talks about his mother, his move to Philadelphia, his inspirations and the upcoming book Stray Cat Blues from the Backwaters Press. My new book is called Stray Cat Blues. It’s being published by Greg Kosmicki, a poet I admire, through his Backwaters Press in Omaha, Nebraska. I’ve never […]

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Real Indian Junk Jewelry to be released March, 2012

The Backwaters Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new collection of poetry by Trevino L. Brings Plenty. This collection of poems is an examination of  “Native survival in the face of modern American displacement,” according to Adrian C. Louis. The  raw-boned poems contain the same beauty we occasionally find in desolation and ruin. The […]

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The Backwaters Press Goes Digital . . . -er

Fire up your Kindle devices, dedicated readers, The Backwaters Press has taken another cautious step into the digital world by making Brent Spencer’s Rattlesnake Daddy available as an e-book, exclusively through Amazon.com. While, for the time being, all books of verse will continue to be available exclusively in print edition, we are beginning to make our […]

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Critical Response to Spencer’s Rattlesnake Daddy

We are pleased by the reactions to Brent Spencer’s memoir, Rattlesnake Daddy, published in 2011 by The Backwaters Press. Read New Reviews David Atkinson’s observations at Gently Read Literature Purchase the book online at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com

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