Turtle Point Press

Turtle Point Press Delighting writers and readers since 1990, Turtle Point Press is an independent publisher of works of outstanding literary content and elegant design.

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

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“This is me as a Herstorian/historian, revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge and making new, Indigenizing poetry form to re-...
07/16/2021

“This is me as a Herstorian/historian, revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge and making new, Indigenizing poetry form to re-examine the colonial historical archives of genocide in Konitsaaiigokiyaa—Nde’ Big Water Country.” —Margo Tamez on Father | Genocide.
Preorder: https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781933527048
@margotamez #indiebooks #indigenouspoetry #landback #ecofeminism #indigenousart

“This is me as a Herstorian/historian, revitalizing Indigenous Knowledge and making new, Indigenizing poetry form to re-examine the colonial historical archives of genocide in Konitsaaiigokiyaa—Nde’ Big Water Country.” —Margo Tamez on Father | Genocide.
Preorder: https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781933527048
@margotamez #indiebooks #indigenouspoetry #landback #ecofeminism #indigenousart

Poets we love: Spencer Reece and Gregory Pardlo at the Wonder in Wyoming festival.Photo: EcoTheo Collective #spencerreec...
07/14/2021

Poets we love: Spencer Reece and Gregory Pardlo at the Wonder in Wyoming festival.

Photo: EcoTheo Collective

#spencerreece #gregorypardlo #wonderinwyoming #indiebooks #grandteton #turtlepointpress #poetsoffb

Poets we love: Spencer Reece and Gregory Pardlo at the Wonder in Wyoming festival.

Photo: EcoTheo Collective

#spencerreece #gregorypardlo #wonderinwyoming #indiebooks #grandteton #turtlepointpress #poetsoffb

BRING A BOOK BAG: This year’s NYC Poetry Festival takes place July 24th + 25th on Governor’s Island. Stop by our table t...
07/11/2021

BRING A BOOK BAG: This year’s NYC Poetry Festival takes place July 24th + 25th on Governor’s Island. Stop by our table to chat and for special deals on all of our poetry!

Please note that you must book your ferry in advance: https://buff.ly/3wYOklB
Register here: https://buff.ly/3xXq6rK

#nycpofest2021 @poetrysocietyny #smallpress #indiebooks #supportsmallbusinesses #turtlepointpress

BRING A BOOK BAG: This year’s NYC Poetry Festival takes place July 24th + 25th on Governor’s Island. Stop by our table to chat and for special deals on all of our poetry!

Please note that you must book your ferry in advance: https://buff.ly/3wYOklB
Register here: https://buff.ly/3xXq6rK

#nycpofest2021 @poetrysocietyny #smallpress #indiebooks #supportsmallbusinesses #turtlepointpress

Save the dates! Join us around the US and in Canada to hear Margo Tamez read from her breakout poetry collection, FATHER...
07/10/2021

Save the dates! Join us around the US and in Canada to hear Margo Tamez read from her breakout poetry collection, FATHER | GENOCIDE. Attend one of the “double feature” events to hear Margo in conversation with Diane Glancy, whose account of a heroic young woman’s Arctic survival story, A LINE OF DRIFTWOOD, will be released then, too.

#fathergenocide #margotamez #dianeglancy #landback #indigenouspoetry

Save the dates! Join us around the US and in Canada to hear Margo Tamez read from her breakout poetry collection, FATHER | GENOCIDE. Attend one of the “double feature” events to hear Margo in conversation with Diane Glancy, whose account of a heroic young woman’s Arctic survival story, A LINE OF DRIFTWOOD, will be released then, too.

#fathergenocide #margotamez #dianeglancy #landback #indigenouspoetry

Western Turtles: It's Wonder in Wyoming week! Poets Diane Glancy & Spencer Reece are reading on July 9th at Chapel of th...
07/09/2021

Western Turtles: It's Wonder in Wyoming week! Poets Diane Glancy & Spencer Reece are reading on July 9th at Chapel of the Transfiguration in Grand Teton National Park. Get their books at Jackson Hole Book Trader!

http://ecotheo.org/about-the-festival

#celebratewonder #bookclub #livereading @ecotheo @JacksonHoleNews #spencerreece #dianeglancy

Western Turtles: It's Wonder in Wyoming week! Poets Diane Glancy & Spencer Reece are reading on July 9th at Chapel of the Transfiguration in Grand Teton National Park. Get their books at Jackson Hole Book Trader!

http://ecotheo.org/about-the-festival

#celebratewonder #bookclub #livereading @ecotheo @JacksonHoleNews #spencerreece #dianeglancy

“I think that first poetry was a cry in the form of a question without words. Just a sound, a query: why am I suffering?...
07/03/2021

“I think that first poetry was a cry in the form of a question without words. Just a sound, a query: why am I suffering? Who am I in this world? What is this world?”

In this conversation, Diane Glancy discusses her collection "Island of the Innocent: A Consideration of the Book of Job" with Pádraig Ó Tuama, host of The On Being Project’s Poetry Unbound podcast. Thank you, Pádraig, as well as The On Being Project’s Social Healing team and Washington National Cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.

Listen in at: https://bit.ly/2UmIv2U

#dianeglancy #padraigotuama #onbeing #podcast #bookclub #reading #bookofjob #bible #biblestudy #poetsoffb #indigenouspoetry #nativeamericanpoetry

“I think that first poetry was a cry in the form of a question without words. Just a sound, a query: why am I suffering? Who am I in this world? What is this world?”

In this conversation, Diane Glancy discusses her collection "Island of the Innocent: A Consideration of the Book of Job" with Pádraig Ó Tuama, host of The On Being Project’s Poetry Unbound podcast. Thank you, Pádraig, as well as The On Being Project’s Social Healing team and Washington National Cathedral’s Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.

Listen in at: https://bit.ly/2UmIv2U

#dianeglancy #padraigotuama #onbeing #podcast #bookclub #reading #bookofjob #bible #biblestudy #poetsoffb #indigenouspoetry #nativeamericanpoetry

A doomed trip she didn’t want to go on: “ ‘When we got to Wrangel Island, the land looked very large to me, but they sai...
06/30/2021

A doomed trip she didn’t want to go on: “ ‘When we got to Wrangel Island, the land looked very large to me, but they said that it was only a small island,’ said Ada. . . . ‘I thought at first that I would turn back, but I decided it wouldn’t be fair to the boys [the other explorers].’ ” —Eva Clifford, Al Jazeera

https://buff.ly/35K1Zkr

Diane Glancy’s A LINE OF DRIFTWOOD: The Ada Blackjack Story, a fact-based fictional account of this dramatic survival story, comes out September 14th. For reviews or events, email [email protected].

#adablackjack #survivalstories #indigenouslit #nativeamericanlit #dianeglancy #turtlepointpress #joanbooks

A doomed trip she didn’t want to go on: “ ‘When we got to Wrangel Island, the land looked very large to me, but they said that it was only a small island,’ said Ada. . . . ‘I thought at first that I would turn back, but I decided it wouldn’t be fair to the boys [the other explorers].’ ” —Eva Clifford, Al Jazeera

https://buff.ly/35K1Zkr

Diane Glancy’s A LINE OF DRIFTWOOD: The Ada Blackjack Story, a fact-based fictional account of this dramatic survival story, comes out September 14th. For reviews or events, email [email protected].

#adablackjack #survivalstories #indigenouslit #nativeamericanlit #dianeglancy #turtlepointpress #joanbooks

Thanks to Laurie Hertzel and the StarTribune for this review of Spencer Reece’s All the Beauty Still Left. Order yours t...
06/28/2021

Thanks to Laurie Hertzel and the StarTribune for this review of Spencer Reece’s All the Beauty Still Left.

Order yours today: https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781885983961

#SpencerReece #stribbooks #bookofhours #lauriehertzel

Thanks to Laurie Hertzel and the StarTribune for this review of Spencer Reece’s All the Beauty Still Left.

Order yours today: https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781885983961

#SpencerReece #stribbooks #bookofhours #lauriehertzel

“Lucille Clifton’s genius is made up of many things: formal compression, emotional clarity, searing logic, sharp wit, mo...
06/26/2021

“Lucille Clifton’s genius is made up of many things: formal compression, emotional clarity, searing logic, sharp wit, moral conscience, and a capacity for forgiveness that never relinquishes recourse to rage.” —Tracy K. Smith

DIVINING POETS: CLIFTON, 78 oracle cards selected by Tracy K. Smith. Out in October; preorder today: https://buff.ly/3A0mmaW

#tracyksmith #lucilleclifton #davidtrinidad #diviningpoets #poetry #turtlepointpress #indiebooks #ouija #oracledeck #tarotdeck

“Lucille Clifton’s genius is made up of many things: formal compression, emotional clarity, searing logic, sharp wit, moral conscience, and a capacity for forgiveness that never relinquishes recourse to rage.” —Tracy K. Smith

DIVINING POETS: CLIFTON, 78 oracle cards selected by Tracy K. Smith. Out in October; preorder today: https://buff.ly/3A0mmaW

#tracyksmith #lucilleclifton #davidtrinidad #diviningpoets #poetry #turtlepointpress #indiebooks #ouija #oracledeck #tarotdeck

We are proud to have Bertram Cope’s Year by Henry Blake Fuller, known as the first American homosexual novel, featured o...
06/21/2021

We are proud to have Bertram Cope’s Year by Henry Blake Fuller, known as the first American homosexual novel, featured on the Independent Publisher’s Caucus June Indie Playlist.

#independentpublisherscaucus #henryblakefuller #pride #indiebooks

Turtle Point Press recognizes Juneteenth today in honor of those who were enslaved and among the last to be freed on thi...
06/19/2021

Turtle Point Press recognizes Juneteenth today in honor of those who were enslaved and among the last to be freed on this day in Texas in 1865, months after the Civil War had ended.

Our novel LORD OF DARK PLACES explores “the Edenic myth as it parallels the Black man’s American experience from freedom to the trek North.” Its author, Hal Bennett, has been called “one of the most original and gifted Black satirists.”

https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781885983121

#juneteenth #halbennett #blackauthors #africanamericanlit

Turtle Point Press recognizes Juneteenth today in honor of those who were enslaved and among the last to be freed on this day in Texas in 1865, months after the Civil War had ended.

Our novel LORD OF DARK PLACES explores “the Edenic myth as it parallels the Black man’s American experience from freedom to the trek North.” Its author, Hal Bennett, has been called “one of the most original and gifted Black satirists.”

https://bookshop.org/a/1291/9781885983121

#juneteenth #halbennett #blackauthors #africanamericanlit

“I realized Ada’s developing consciousness of self and identity of difference from others. It is between the sentences s...
06/18/2021

“I realized Ada’s developing consciousness of self and identity of difference from others. It is between the sentences she wrote. There was an individualization of Ada Blackjack that she did not yet put into words. But there it is in the crevices. It is in her diary. It is in the calendar-book on which she marked off her days.”

—Diane Glancy, A Line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story

For reviews or events, email [email protected].

#adablackjack #survivalstories #indigenouslit #nativeamericanlit #dianeglancy #turtlepointpress #joanbooks

“I realized Ada’s developing consciousness of self and identity of difference from others. It is between the sentences she wrote. There was an individualization of Ada Blackjack that she did not yet put into words. But there it is in the crevices. It is in her diary. It is in the calendar-book on which she marked off her days.”

—Diane Glancy, A Line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story

For reviews or events, email [email protected].

#adablackjack #survivalstories #indigenouslit #nativeamericanlit #dianeglancy #turtlepointpress #joanbooks

Mark your calendars! The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Virtual Edition is running from now until June 19th. The Ce...
06/17/2021

Mark your calendars! The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Virtual Edition is running from now until June 19th. The Center’s featured authors and books will help us explore concepts of freedom, culminating this Saturday, which is Juneteenth.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schomburg-center-lit-fest-words-like-freedom-tickets-155674617973

#schomburgcenter #juneteenth #literaryfestival #getlit

Mark your calendars! The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Virtual Edition is running from now until June 19th. The Center’s featured authors and books will help us explore concepts of freedom, culminating this Saturday, which is Juneteenth.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/schomburg-center-lit-fest-words-like-freedom-tickets-155674617973

#schomburgcenter #juneteenth #literaryfestival #getlit

Celebrate the father in your life with books from Turtle Point Press. Choose from The Big Impossible by Edward J. Delane...
06/15/2021

Celebrate the father in your life with books from Turtle Point Press. Choose from The Big Impossible by Edward J. Delaney, Cold Moon by Roger Rosenblatt, Eclogues in a Mustard Seed Garden by Glenn Mott, and Scratching the Head of Chairman Mao by Jonathan Tel. With essays, fiction, and poetry, there's something for everybody!

$29 for two titles, $45 for three titles:
https://turtle-point-press.square.site/product/father-s-day-bundle/35?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

#edwardjdelaney #rogerrosenblatt #glennmott #jonathantel #fathersday #indiebooks #smallpress #giftguide #giftsforhim

Celebrate the father in your life with books from Turtle Point Press. Choose from The Big Impossible by Edward J. Delaney, Cold Moon by Roger Rosenblatt, Eclogues in a Mustard Seed Garden by Glenn Mott, and Scratching the Head of Chairman Mao by Jonathan Tel. With essays, fiction, and poetry, there's something for everybody!

$29 for two titles, $45 for three titles:
https://turtle-point-press.square.site/product/father-s-day-bundle/35?cp=true&sa=true&sbp=false&q=false

#edwardjdelaney #rogerrosenblatt #glennmott #jonathantel #fathersday #indiebooks #smallpress #giftguide #giftsforhim

“We belong to what Yeats refers to as Spiritus Mundi, the great storehouse of images and symbols that are part of our co...
06/13/2021

“We belong to what Yeats refers to as Spiritus Mundi, the great storehouse of images and symbols that are part of our common heritage as human beings,” writes Paul Muldoon. Our DIVINING POETS: YEATS quotable deck, selected by Muldoon, features a spiral design that Yeats created for his own tarot deck.

Coming in October, preorder at: https://bit.ly/3wlu7Gc

#tarot #oracledeck #diviningpoets #spiritusmundi #yeats #paulmuldoon #davidtrinidad #literarytarot

Looking to celebrate the dad in your life? Explore our Father’s Day picks on Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/lists/happy-...
06/11/2021

Looking to celebrate the dad in your life? Explore our Father’s Day picks on Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/lists/happy-father-s-day-turtle-point-recommends

#fathersday #indiebooks #turtlepointpress #edwardjdelaney #lordberners #rogerrosenblatt #spencerreece

Looking to celebrate the dad in your life? Explore our Father’s Day picks on Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/lists/happy-father-s-day-turtle-point-recommends

#fathersday #indiebooks #turtlepointpress #edwardjdelaney #lordberners #rogerrosenblatt #spencerreece

ARCs are in! To get an early copy of A LINE OF DRIFTWOOD: The Ada Blackjack Story by Diane Glancy for reviews or events,...
06/09/2021

ARCs are in! To get an early copy of A LINE OF DRIFTWOOD: The Ada Blackjack Story by Diane Glancy for reviews or events, email [email protected].

#adablackjack #survivalstories #indigenouslit #nativeamericanlit #dianeglancy #turtlepointpress #joanbooks #indiebooks #arcs #galleys

ARCs are in! To get an early copy of A LINE OF DRIFTWOOD: The Ada Blackjack Story by Diane Glancy for reviews or events, email [email protected].

#adablackjack #survivalstories #indigenouslit #nativeamericanlit #dianeglancy #turtlepointpress #joanbooks #indiebooks #arcs #galleys

“Schulman’s work has a dignified, sculptural grace that counterpoints the inner noise and agitation many of us bear. To ...
06/07/2021

“Schulman’s work has a dignified, sculptural grace that counterpoints the inner noise and agitation many of us bear. To read her is to come off a busy city street into a cathedral nave, to be still, or to walk quietly along the edge of the evening sea.” —Kjerstin Kauffman, Literary Matters

Thank you to Kjerstin Kauffman and Literary Matters for this lovely review: https://buff.ly/3gerfnB

#graceschulman #literarymatters #indiebooks #poetsoffb #turtlepointpress Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

“Schulman’s work has a dignified, sculptural grace that counterpoints the inner noise and agitation many of us bear. To read her is to come off a busy city street into a cathedral nave, to be still, or to walk quietly along the edge of the evening sea.” —Kjerstin Kauffman, Literary Matters

Thank you to Kjerstin Kauffman and Literary Matters for this lovely review: https://buff.ly/3gerfnB

#graceschulman #literarymatters #indiebooks #poetsoffb #turtlepointpress Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

06/06/2021

Explore our newest books, by Glenn Mott, Katharine Coles, and Spencer Reece—fresh off the press. Members of our Lucky Turtles subscriber’s club receive all of this year’s new titles. Plus, surprise extras!
https://www.turtlepointpress.com/join/

#turtlepointpress #luckyturtles #subscription #bookclub #indiebooks

Turtle Point Press is happy to celebrate Pride month. We’ve been dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ authors, editors, and ar...
06/05/2021

Turtle Point Press is happy to celebrate Pride month. We’ve been dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ authors, editors, and artists for over 30 years (though some of our rediscovered classics are much older than that!). Learn more about these selected titles here: https://bookshop.org/lists/turtle-point-pride-2021

#pride2021 #queerart #writersofIG #writersofFB #turtlepointpress

Turtle Point Press is happy to celebrate Pride month. We’ve been dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ authors, editors, and artists for over 30 years (though some of our rediscovered classics are much older than that!). Learn more about these selected titles here: https://bookshop.org/lists/turtle-point-pride-2021

#pride2021 #queerart #writersofIG #writersofFB #turtlepointpress

Spotted in the wild: COLD MOON by Roger Rosenblatt, seen on display at Wi******er Book Gallery in Wi******er, Virginia! ...
06/04/2021

Spotted in the wild: COLD MOON by Roger Rosenblatt, seen on display at Wi******er Book Gallery in Wi******er, Virginia! Thanks to roving book maven Jeff Waxman for capturing.

#indiebooks #coldmoon #rogerrosenblatt #turtlepointpress #localbookstores Wi******er Book Gallery #jeffwaxman

Spotted in the wild: COLD MOON by Roger Rosenblatt, seen on display at Wi******er Book Gallery in Wi******er, Virginia! Thanks to roving book maven Jeff Waxman for capturing.

#indiebooks #coldmoon #rogerrosenblatt #turtlepointpress #localbookstores Wi******er Book Gallery #jeffwaxman

Congratulations to Turtle Point Press alumna and I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THROUGH TO EVERYONE author Anna Moschovakis...
06/03/2021

Congratulations to Turtle Point Press alumna and I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET THROUGH TO EVERYONE author Anna Moschovakis, who translated AT NIGHT ALL BLOOD IS BLACK, the newly-awarded International Booker Prize novel by David Diop.

Fun fact: Turtle Point published Anna’s first translation, “Personalism” by Elie Faure, which appears in our book HOROSCOPES.

#proudalmamater #turtlepointpress #indiebooks #internationalbookerprize #annamoschovakis #atnightallbloodisblack #translation

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Poets who have published with Turtle Point Press include Richard Howard, Diane Glancy, Devin Johnston, Charles North, Christopher Cahill, Eric Howard, Katharine Coles, Mark Strand, David Trinidad, Wayne Koestenbaum, Anna Moschovakis, Mario Susko, Tony Sanders, Damon Krukowski, Jonathan Williams, Paul Kane, Charles Henri Ford, and Howard Altmann. Turtle Point has published the letters of New York School poet, James Schuyler.

Turtle Point Press has published fiction by Edward J. Delaney, Julien Gracq, Joe Ashby Porter, Michael Carroll, George Stade, Eugene Marten, Reid Mitchell, Stuart David, James McCourt, Brian O’Doherty, Jack Kersh, Hal Bennett, Joshua Baldwin, Lord Berners, Jocelyn Brooke, J.K. Huysmans, Hannah Green, Henry Blake Fuller, Princess Bibesco, Seumas O’Kelly, and Ghislain de Diesbach, among many others.

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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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