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Fiction, poetry, memoirs, essays, narrative nonfiction, works in translation, and rediscovered classics.

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New year? New worlds! From Key West to the Great Plains to Venezuela to Beijing, travel the world with our fiction. Take...
12/28/2020

New year? New worlds! From Key West to the Great Plains to Venezuela to Beijing, travel the world with our fiction. Take two of our recent fiction titles and receive 20% off. Enter TAKETWOGET20 at checkout. Now through December 31 at: https://turtle-point-press.square.site/

Michael Carroll
Jonathan Tel
Edward J Delaney #eduardosanchezrugeles

The Academy of American Poets
12/24/2020
The Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets

American poetry lost a number of major voices in 2020. Please join us in remembering these poets through their words:

Oh, how we wish we were here, at the harbor of Cadiz, the sister city of Havana, and the oldest continuously inhabited c...
12/22/2020

Oh, how we wish we were here, at the harbor of Cadiz, the sister city of Havana, and the oldest continuously inhabited city in Europe. Our author Herman Portocarero (Havana without Makeup) considers great city governments as models of global sustainability. Read more at Urbanitus.

Photo by Joaquin Portocarero.
#hermanportocarero #havana #cadiz #turtlepointpress

12/21/2020

Happy Winter Solstice! Button up with Turtle Point’s great fiction. Purchase two of our recent titles and receive 20% off. Enter the code TAKETWOGET20 at checkout. Now through December 31 at: https://turtle-point-press.square.site/

Michael Carroll Jonathan Tel Edward J Delaney #eduardosanchezrugeles

Huzzah! As part of its 10-year celebration of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Commonwealth Writers invited prize win...
12/18/2020
‘Gift of the Fox Spirit’ by Jonathan Tel | Commonwealth Writers

Huzzah! As part of its 10-year celebration of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, Commonwealth Writers invited prize winner and Turtle Point author Jonathan Tel to share his story "Gift of the Fox Spirit," featured in (Turtle Point Press, 2020). https://bit.ly/2Wvz52A

To celebrate 10 years of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize we are inviting previous winners to share something new with us—it might be a story, a podcast, an interview or a blog. Here 2015 Prize winner Jonathan Tel shares his short story ‘Gift of the Fox Spirit’ from ‘Scratching the Head of...

I was not in safety, neither had I rest,Neither was I quiet, yet trouble came—JOB 3:26In her ISLAND OF THE INNOCENT, Dia...
12/16/2020

I was not in safety, neither had I rest,
Neither was I quiet, yet trouble came—JOB 3:26

In her ISLAND OF THE INNOCENT, Diane Glancy turns a poet’s eye on the Book of Job from a Native and feminist perspective, and “a magic both biblical and quotidian unfurls.” [Diane Seuss]

#shopindie #newandnoteworthy #dianeglancy #bookofjob #joanbooks #independentbookpublishing #smallbusiness #creativity #bipocpoetry #indigenouspoetry #nativeamericanpoetry

12/10/2020

Shop our New York Times New & Noteworthy titles: Grace Schulman’s magnificent eighth poetry collection, THE MARBLE BED; Roger Rosenblatt’s distillation of what matters most, COLD MOON; and Diane Glancy’s poetic reconsideration of the Book of Job, ISLAND OF THE INNOCENT. Limited number of signed copies; all at specially holiday discounts! We ship direct, beautifully gift-wrapped with your personalized note.

https://turtle-point-press.square.site/s/shop

#shopindie #newandnoteworthy #graceschulman #rogerrosenblatt #dianeglancy #independentbookpublishing #smallbusiness

Speaking of voices we adore, Grace Schulman and Jill Bialosky will be reading and speaking together tomorrow, December 1...
12/10/2020
Online: Canio's Poetry - Grace Schulman and Jill Bialosky

Speaking of voices we adore, Grace Schulman and Jill Bialosky will be reading and speaking together tomorrow, December 10th, on #EmilyDickinson's birthday, which, as Jill notes, is also splendid!

The Zoom event will be hosted by Canio's Books. Details below.

In celebration of Emily Dickinson's birthday, Grace Schulman will read from "The Marble Bed" and Jill Bialosky will read from "Asylum: A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections", a

Holiday special: Our popular Divining Poets Quotable Decks are now $14.50 (Reg. $17.95), or both for $28. Order by Decem...
12/09/2020

Holiday special: Our popular Divining Poets Quotable Decks are now $14.50 (Reg. $17.95), or both for $28. Order by December 15th for arrival by the holidays. We ship direct, beautifully gift-wrapped, with your personalized note. Buy indie and complete your holiday shopping with our smart literary selections.
#rumi #dickinson #poetry #turtlepointpress #shopindie #davidtrinidad #bradgooch

Today's New York Times Book Review selects Roger Rosenblatt's COLD MOON: On Life, Love, and Responsibility as one of its...
12/06/2020

Today's New York Times Book Review selects Roger Rosenblatt's COLD MOON: On Life, Love, and Responsibility as one of its New & Noteworthy titles — and we can't help but agree. This gem is as rare as the super blue blood moon that graces its cover. It's the perfect gift of wit and wisdom for the readers in your life.

Our exclusive: buy from us directly this week for limited copies signed by the author, specially discounted and beautifully gift-wrapped with your personalized message.

#coldmoonbook #rogerrosenblatt The New York Times Books

Turtle Point Press Publisher & Editorial Director Ruth Greenstein explores our Divining Poets Quotable Decks with Founde...
12/04/2020

Turtle Point Press Publisher & Editorial Director Ruth Greenstein explores our Divining Poets Quotable Decks with Founder Jonathan D. Rabinowitz. It's no wonder why the poets, Emily Dickinson and Rumi, continue to inspire today. #poetsofinstagram #turtlepointpress #emilydickinson #rumi

And we want to gossip with our favorite mystical atheist, Edmund White!
12/04/2020
Edmund White Wants to Share Some Gossip with You

And we want to gossip with our favorite mystical atheist, Edmund White!

Edmund White on gossip's role in gay storytelling, writing his new novel, and the true importance of having a “queer eye.”

DOUBLE FEATURE: Tune in TONIGHT for virtual readings with our new The New York Times Books  New & Notable titles. Grace ...
12/02/2020

DOUBLE FEATURE: Tune in TONIGHT for virtual readings with our new The New York Times Books New & Notable titles. Grace Schulman will read from THE MARBLE BED with Stella Adler Studio of Acting and Roger Rosenblatt will read from COLD MOON with Amagansett Free Library.

#indiebooks #rogerrosenblatt #graceschulman #coldmoonbook

Turtle Point Press is honored to add poet Margo Tamez to our list. Here is a first announcement of her breakthrough thir...
11/26/2020
Father / Genocide

Turtle Point Press is honored to add poet Margo Tamez to our list. Here is a first announcement of her breakthrough third collection, FATHER | GENOCIDE, which we will be publishing in July 2021. Thank you and blessings to Margo, Eduardo, The Academy of American Poets, and 49th Shelf:

Father | Genocide is my new poetry book, forthcoming in 2021. I can never say thank you (!) enough to my wonderful editor, Ruth Greenstein, and how fortunate for me that she was reading "Poem-a-Day" on that special day Eduardo C. Corral curated my poem, "Father Replays the Funeral in dream #28" and reached out to me about my new collection. This is such good news, such an important transition, pivot, and shift that I wanted to share my blessings around with a prayer that blessings and peace will amplify for everyone in the circle of relations.

On the night before he “walked on” in 1996, Margo Tamez’s father recorded two questions with a handheld cassette recorder: “Where did the good men go? ...

#SMALLBUSINESSSATURDAY + #CYBERMONDAY SALE: We're offering a Two-For-$28 (Reg. $33.95) on our new Roger Rosenblatt Nonfi...
11/25/2020

#SMALLBUSINESSSATURDAY + #CYBERMONDAY SALE:
We're offering a Two-For-$28 (Reg. $33.95) on our new Roger Rosenblatt Nonfiction AND a Two-For-$30 (Reg. $17.95 ea) on our popular Divining Poets Quotable Decks w/ Rumi and Emily Dickinson.
Order now at https://turtle-point-press.square.site/s/shop.
Ship directly—gift wrap + personalized card included!

#rogerrosenblatt #coldmoonbook #rumi #emilydickinson #ShopIndie #StockingStuffers2020

“The people in my dreams have begun to act like they’re acting,” writes Joseph Keckler in his latest essay, #NewReligion...
11/24/2020
Traveltainted | New Religion - Turtle Point Press Magazine / TPPM

“The people in my dreams have begun to act like they’re acting,” writes Joseph Keckler in his latest essay, #NewReligion, for the revived Turtle Point Magazine #Fall2020 Issue.

Read on and learn more. We’re glad to be back.

#dreams #traveltuesday

My dreams are big budget affairs now: elaborate sets and costumes, huge casts, special effects, endless locations. They are vivid and artless, with choreographed violence. In the custom of dreams, there are no plots, but there is always the feeling of a plot.

In "The Palm Casino Revue," Steve Turtell recounts his time running the lights at one of the great downtown '70s scenes,...
11/22/2020
Traveltainted | The Palm Casino Revue - Turtle Point Press Magazine / TPPM

In "The Palm Casino Revue," Steve Turtell recounts his time running the lights at one of the great downtown '70s scenes, documented by photographer Peter Hujar: https://www.turtlepointpress.com/traveltainted/palm-casino-review-ii-at-the-bowery-lane-theater-1974/

“A young man must not make safe investments.” — Jean Cocteau The immediate “yes” to David’s proposal that I help run the lights for The Palm Casino Revue became an automatic response to any suggestion that I try something new.

Thanks to Washington Post and Connie Schultz for this new #ColdMoon review: Roger Rosenblatt's "memories of his life sum...
11/20/2020
Review | Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own

Thanks to Washington Post and Connie Schultz for this new #ColdMoon review: Roger Rosenblatt's "memories of his life summon ours, without warning or apology. Line by line, he helps us find softer landings . . . We move on to now, in the throes of this pandemic. He never mentions it, and yet he does . . . ‘Everybody grieves.’ More memories, still raw. So many lost to this pandemic, with many more to die . . . Let us abide by Rosenblatt’s No. 3: We are responsible for each other." Consortium Book Sales #independentpress #meditations

Essayist Roger Rosenblatt’s wide wanderings start with a solo trip to the beach — at age 3.

Turtle Point Press is proud to present its first bi-annual magazine in five years: Fall 2020, available now: https://www...
11/17/2020

Turtle Point Press is proud to present its first bi-annual magazine in five years: Fall 2020, available now: https://www.turtlepointpress.com/traveltainted/

We’re glad to be back!
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#turtlepointmagazine #fall2020 #magazine #lit

This evening at 5pm EST:The Miami Book Fair welcomes Roger Rosenblatt and Roddy Doyle, in conversation about love and th...
11/17/2020
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This evening at 5pm EST:

The Miami Book Fair welcomes Roger Rosenblatt and Roddy Doyle, in conversation about love and their latest books. Join us to hear these fine voices!

https://www.miamibookfaironline.com/event/an-evening-with-roddy-doyle-on-love/

“@MiamiBookFair welcomes #RogerRosenblatt and #RoddyDoyle this evening at 5pm EST, in a conversation about love and their latest books. Join us to hear these great voices. #coldmoonbook #MBF2020 #MBFOnline #turtlepointpress @ConsortiumBooks”

"A President Who Knows Poetry." Wise thoughts on this moment of hope and history from Sallie Bingham.#SeamusHeaney #sall...
11/09/2020
A President Who Knows Poetry

"A President Who Knows Poetry."
Wise thoughts on this moment of hope and history from Sallie Bingham.

#SeamusHeaney #salliebingham

Poetry is essential in my view, the only art form complex enough to deal with the contradictions of human nature.

“It’s impossible to overstate the sheer amount of joy and fun in COLD MOON," says Matt Sutherland, interviewing Roger Ro...
11/08/2020
Reviewer Matt Sutherland Interviews Roger Rosenblatt, Author of Cold Moon - Foreword This Week

“It’s impossible to overstate the sheer amount of joy and fun in COLD MOON," says Matt Sutherland, interviewing Roger Rosenblatt in Foreword Reviews. COLD MOON: "Better than deep breathing." [Alice McDermott]

As of this moment, the unfolding ballot-counting drama is riveting—and torturous—for Republicans and Democrats alike. Alas, there’s nothing left to do but watch and perhaps, pray, if you’re so inclined.

11/03/2020

What makes a life?

More perfectly paired images and words from our favorite poet-painter-priest, Padre Spencer Reece. Turtle Point will publish Reece’s book of watercolors and quotes, ALL THE BEAUTY STILL LEFT, next April.

Today we are honored to announce the publication of Grace Schulman's magnificent eighth collection of poetry. “THE MARBL...
10/27/2020

Today we are honored to announce the publication of Grace Schulman's magnificent eighth collection of poetry.

“THE MARBLE BED is a vision; it is an ode to life.” —Rowan Ricardo Phillips

The stone angel on the cover, from the Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa, seems to see beyond the boundary of this world and the next. Harold Bloom called Schulman “one of the permanent poets of her generation,” but her gaze is sharper now than ever before.

Get your copy at: https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781885983831

In COLD MOON, out today, Roger Rosenblatt speaks to the “essential trinity of our existence”: an appreciation of life, t...
10/27/2020
'Cold Moon': Plague or no plague, here's 3 of life's most important lessons from best-selling author

In COLD MOON, out today, Roger Rosenblatt speaks to the “essential trinity of our existence”: an appreciation of life, the embrace of human love, and the exercise of responsibility toward one another.

"A dreamlike collage of memories―tearfilled, joyful . . . unfailingly hopeful." ―FOREWORD REVIEWS

Thanks to Linda Buskin Tuccio-Koonz at the The News-Times for the great coverage.

Bestselling author Roger Rosenblatt’s book is dedicated to the most important lessons he’s learned about life, love and our responsibility to others.

One midnight last December, Roger Rosenblatt watched a bloodshot orange moon appear over a dark beach on the Atlantic: t...
10/27/2020
Cold Moon: On Life, Love, and Responsibility

One midnight last December, Roger Rosenblatt watched a bloodshot orange moon appear over a dark beach on the Atlantic: this was the Cold Moon, the last before the winter solstice.

Roger was approaching his 80th year, thinking about the long arc of his life and the essential lessons he has learned. A book began to take shape, and progressed with urgency as 2020 descended into turmoil.

In a rough-and-tumble journey that moves like the sea, Rosenblatt rolls from elegy to comedy, distilling a lifetime of great tales and moments into a tonic for these perilous and fearful times.

We are delighted to announce the publication of COLD MOON, out today, by master storyteller Roger Rosenblatt.
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“A booster of shot of wisdom when we need it most.”—ALAN ALDA

"Just what we need in these anxious, distracted times. Better than deep breathing." —ALICE McDERMOTT

Available now: https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781885983886

#happypubday #rogerrosenblatt #coldmoonbook

"Cold Moon knocked me on my ass then held out its hand and hauled me back up, tossing me into the brawling fray, joyous and more hopeful than ever." --Paul Harding "Cold Moon is a delight--just what we need in these anxious, distracted times. Funny, touching, trenchant and wise. . . . Better than de...

"This sumptuous array of splendid, hard-won poems feels in its essence like one poem, one surging grace note that sings ...
10/19/2020

"This sumptuous array of splendid, hard-won poems feels in its essence like one poem, one surging grace note that sings out . . . across the great divide that separates the living from the dead and the knowable from the unknowable."--Rowan Ricardo Phillips

“Woman in Sunlight,” from her series inspired by the tomb sculptures in the Staglieno Cemetery in Genoa.

THE MARBLE BED by Grace Schulman. Publication date October 27th, preorder now: https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781885983831

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This Wednesday, a splendid band of merrymakers is ready to give Roger Rosenblatt his just desserts. And it's about time,...
10/05/2020
The Roast of Roger Rosenblatt with special guests Meg Wolitzer, Alan Alda, Garry Trudeau, and more! - Crowdcast

This Wednesday, a splendid band of merrymakers is ready to give Roger Rosenblatt his just desserts. And it's about time, since Roger's finally hit it big. He's just turned 80, and his new book, COLD MOON, is hot off the press.

"The Roast of Roger Rosenblatt" is not to be missed. It's free for all, but registration is required:

www.crowdcast.io/e/roger-rosenblatt-roast/register

See you at the roast!

Join us for a good old fashioned roast! In honor of Roger Rosenblatt's 80th Birthday and release of his book Cold Moon, special guests will take their turn roasting and toasting the man of the hour!

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Turtle Point Press, an independent publisher distinguished by books of superior literary content and elegant design, has been delighting readers with new fiction, literary nonfiction, poetry, memoirs, translations, and rediscovered classics since 1990. Our books have been recognized by the National Book Awards, the National Book Critic's Circle Awards, the Lambda Literary Awards, the PEN/New England Awards, the French-American Foundation Translation Awards, the New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and elsewhere. Our newest titles introduce arresting work by more women writers and West Coast writers, and fiction and nonfiction that spans the globe. www.turtlepointpress.com

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