CW Books

    • The New TestamentJERICHO BROWN
      The New Testament

      (Poetry: Copper Canyon, 2014)

    • The OrendaJOSEPH BOYDEN
      The Orenda

      (Novel: Knopf, 2014)

    • The infiniteNICHOLAS MAINIERI
      The infinite

      (Novel: HarperPerennial, 2016)

    • The Other JosephSKIP HORACK
      The Other Joseph

      (Novel: HarperCollins, 2015)

    • The ThingbodyCLARE LOUISE HARMON
      The Thingbody

      (Poetry: Instar Books, 2015)

    • Rusted Bells and Daisy BasketsANDREA PANZECA
      Rusted Bells and Daisy Baskets

      (Poetry: Finishing Line Press, 2016)

    • GhostbreadSONJA LIVINGSTON

      (Creative Non Fiction: University of Georgia Press, 2010 )

    • LoehfelmBookBILL LOEHFELM
      The Devil in Her Way

      (Novel: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013)

      "An absolutely original voice..." John Lescroart, author of Nothing but the Truth" 


      (Poems: Shearsman Books, 2012)

      "... these hopeful, haunted poems populated by children and prisoners give off a melting, tactile glow."—Arielle Greenberg

    • Necromancing the StoneLISH MCBRIDE
      Necromancing the Stone

      (YA Novel: Henry Holt, 2012)

      "Between the sparkling dialogue...and the assured balance of hilarity and horror, readers will be thrilled to re-enter McBride's world." -- BCCB

      Faith Bass Darling's Last Garage Sale

      (Novel: Doubleday,2012)

      "Lynda Rutledge has a wonderful, fresh Southern voice to go with her talent..."-Haywood Smith, New York Times bestselling author, The Red Hat Society

    • Memory WingBILL LAVENDER
      Memory Wing

      (Poems: Commonwealth Books, 2011)

      "This is a grand American long poem Doc Williams would be proud of."—Andrei Codrescu

    • The Devil She KnowsBILL LOEHFELM
      The Devil She Knows

      (Novel: Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2011)

      "Rarely has a crime novelist launched a career with a trio of books that display such superior craftsmanship." —Bruce DeSilva, The Associated Press

      ...from the memoirs of a partisan girl child

      (Poetry: Finishing Line Press, 2011)

    • Putting Makeup on Dead PeopleJEN VIOLI
      Putting Makeup on Dead People

      (YA novel: Hyperion, 2011)

      "Although some wry comedy seeps into the narrative, Donna's focus, and the book's, remains on respecting the dead people and easing the grief of their families. As Donna learns how to care for dead people she also begins to care for living ones." Kirkus Reviews

    • Voices Rising IIREBECA ANTOINE, ed.
      Voices Rising II: More Stories from the Katrina Narrative Project

      (Interviews: UNO Press, 2010)

      "Many books have been written about the tragedy, but the work done by University of New Orleans students to collect these survivors' narratives in 2005 is groundbreaking." --Colleen Mondor, Booklist

    • Safe from the SeaPETER GEYE
      Safe from the Sea

      (Poems: Unbridled Books, 2010)

      "Geye is a skilled and subtle observer [who] excels in creating characters... —New York Journal of Books

    • TransfixionBILL LAVENDER

      (Poems: Garrett County Press, 2010)

      "...a welcome, energizing presence in this new book."—Pete Thompson

    • Screamin MemeJESSE LOREN
      Screamin' Meme

      (Poems: Tower Books, 2010)


      (Poems: Shearsman Books, 2010)

      "...a fun, almost Hopkinsesque piece that flirts with nonsense, but stays syntactically coherent." – Quill and Quire

    • Hold Me Closer NecromancerLISH MCBRIDE
      Hold Me Closer Necromancer

      (YA novel: Henry Holt, 2010)

      "Hold Me Closer, Necromancer is entertaining, offbeat, hilarious, and flat-out fun. We loved it." —Justine Magazine

    • For Us Surrender is Out of the QuestionNICOLE MCCLELLAND
      For Us Surrender Is Out of the Question

      (Nonfiction: Soft Skull Press, 2010)

      "Alternately poignant and raucous, angry and heartbreaking . . . McClelland's reporting is very much from-the-ground-up, far livelier than we will ever get from the average foreign correspondent." Adam Hochschild

    • Voices RisingREBECA ANTOINE, ed.
      Voices Rising: Stories from the Katrina Narrative Project

      (Interviews: UNO Press, 2009)

      "Occasionally funny, often inspiring, and always heartbreaking, these stories reveal the indomitable character of the Big Easy." –Publishers Weekly

    • The Parade Goes on Without YouANDREA BOLL
      The Parade Goes on Without You

      (Fiction: Nolafugees Press, 2009)

      "This brief, intense story is a wide-open window into a rich New Orleans culture, as well as a depiction of the way people fall in and out of love with this city, why they choose to go or stay, resist or submit to its seductions." –Susan Larson, New Orleans Times Picayune

    • Forbidden BreadERICA DEBELJAK
      Forbidden Bread

      (Memoir: North Atlantic Books, 2009)

      "[T]he author offers an intriguing story about the birth of a new state as well as the 'series of coincidences, mishaps, and thunderbolts' that led [her] from Brooklyn to Ljubljana."—Publishers Weekly

    • Ethereal AvalancheGINA FERRARA
      Ethereal Avalanche

      (Poetry: Trembling Pillow Press, 2009)

      "...a fierce memo to us, that life's greatest adventures come with a daunting price tag: Flesh and Blood.
      —Dave Brinks, author of Caveat Onus

    • The Southern CrossSKIP HORACK
      The Southern Cross

      (Stories: Mariner Books, 2009)

      "Horack's style has a beautiful edge to it; the range of his sympathy makes this a wonderful collection."—Colm Tóibín

    • More of This World or Maybe AnotherBARB JOHNSON
      More of This World or Maybe Another

      (Short Stories: Harper Perennial, 2009)

      " These are stunning stories...the kind that reveal, enlarge, and make living seem worth the trouble." Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina

    • This Pagan HeavenROBIN KEMP
      This Pagan Heaven

      (Poems: Pecan Grove Press, 2009)

      ".. a powerful and
      persuasive voice that maintains authenticity and authority...demonstrating both formal skill and a convincing conversational ease..."--Edward Byrne, Valparaiso Poetry Review

    • Babylon RollingAMANDA BOYDEN
      Babylon Rolling

      (Novel: Pantheon, 2008)

      "Boyden's second novel is an adroit, compulsively readable study of a city and the shared humanity that unites its diverse inhabitants."
      People, four out of four stars 

    • Born With a ToothJOSEPH BOYDEN
      Born with a Tooth

      (Short Stories: Cormorant Books, 2008)

      "Boyden strikes an accessible, unique, and nuanced tone...loss, celebration, nostalgia, irony, and resolve all coalesce into a definitive wisdom." –Duffy Roberts, Canadian Literature


      (Poems: Western Michigan University, 2008)

      "Everyone sings in this live-wire, passionate book... Please is a stunning debut."—Mark Doty

    • Soul is BulletproofJOE LONGO AND JARRET LOFSTEAD, eds.
      Soul is Bulletproof

      (Reportage: Nolafugees Press, 2008)

      Year Zero

      (Reportage: Nolafugees Press, 2007)

    • Pretty Little DirtyAMANDA BOYDEN
      Pretty Little Dirty

      (Novel: Vintage, 2006)

      " Funny, sexy, inventively told, and scary as hell — a gutsy debut." Dani Shapiro, author of Family History

    • Three Day RoadJOSEPH BOYDEN
      Three Day Road

      (Novel: Penguin Books, 2006)

      "A devastatingly truthful work of fiction...grave, grand, and passionate." -Louise Erdrich

    • The Size of SparrowsGINA FERRARA
      The Size of Sparrows

      (Poems: Finishing Line Press, 2006)

    • I of the StormBILL LAVENDER
      I of the Storm

      (Poems: Trembling Pillow Press, 2006)

      "A one-man chorale of invincible life, rising out of floods and exiles and returns." -Anselm Hollo

    • What the Hell Am I Doing Here?ABRAM HIMELSTEIN
      What the Hell Am I Doing Here?

      (Photo/Essay: Garret County Press, 2003)

      "The result is a wonderful photographic poem...Excellent." -- Doug MacCash, Times-Picayune

    • New Orleans CemeteriesROBERT FLORENCE
      New Orleans Cemeteries: Life in the Cities of the Dead

      (Photo/Essay: Batture Press, 2005)

      ".. a fascinating ride through places where memories of loved ones are still very much alive." -- The Times Picayune

    • While SleepingBILL LAVENDER
      While Sleeping

      (Poems: Chax Press, 2004)

    • Look the Universe is DreamingBILL LAVENDER
      Look the Universe is Dreaming

      (Poems: Potes & Poets Press, 2003)

    • ArroyoSUMMER WOOD

      (Novel: Chronicle Books, 2002)

      "Summer Wood's writing is full of sweet weather and tender mercies. A distinct and passionate voice is born." –John Nichols, author of The Milagro Beanfield War

    • Tales of a Punk Rock NothingABRAM HIMELSTEIN & JAMIE SCHWESER
      Tales of a Punk Rock Nothing

      (Novel: Garret County Press, 1998)

      'Tales' is an excellent documentation of the time, place and soul of a movement that echoes in the background of popular music today. --The North Texas Daily

      Dark Hour of Noon

      (Novel: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1982)