Circling Rivers, January 2022

3 firsts with 3 new books!

We’re very happy to announce 3 firsts with 3 poetry collections coming from Circling Rivers in 2022: 

Nothing but Light, by Barbara Schwartz and & Krista J. H. Leahy (Summer 2022)

Blue, by Erin Wilson (Fall 2022)

On the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple Sclerosis, by Bryan R. Monte (Fall 2022)

Each of these books is a first for us:

Our first collaborative work: Nothing but Light explores the sacred feminine through two poets’ shared visits to places and people of spiritual revelation.

Our first second book: We’re honored that Erin Wilson, whose collection At Home with Disquiet we published in Spring 2020, chose Circling Rivers to publish her second collection Blue.

Our first book to illuminate the challenges faced by a man whose physical reality often clashes with the assumptions of the average “able” person — including mine, until I read On the Level.

We’ll post more on these beautiful poets and their work in the months to come. Meanwhile, read “Ruptured,” by Barbara Schwartz, in Mayday Magazine.

Visit our store for signed copies of Circling Rivers books!  


ROBERT HAZEL | Robert is among this year’s inductees into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, which includes Nikky Finney, Wendell Berry, bell hooks, Bobbie Ann Mason, Barbara Kingsolver, Gayl Jones, Gurney Norman, and Ed McClanahan.

NINA MURRAY | Nina received a grant from The Peterson Fund toward translating Oksana Lutsyshyna’s epic novel Ivan and Phoebe from Ukrainian to English, for publication by Deep Vellum. More at Houndart | “The Unknown Feminist of Fin-de-siècle Europe,” video from November 2021 discussion of Lesia Ukrainka’s life and work, held in partnership with the British Library, on youtube  | Nina will mentor Alexa Doran in the AWP Writer-to-Writer Mentorship program

JEAN HUETS | Read Jean’s latest reviews for Historical Novel Society  

ERIN WILSON | “Wilson bends words molding them into poetical examinations and fascinating verses.” From review of Erin’s At Home with Disquiet, in Pegasus Literary Arts Magazine   | “Now,” The Maynard with audio. | “Solace,” “A Crack on Void” and “Raze,” at Night Picnic Press. | “Hearth,” at Poetry Scotland | ”[poem whispered to the loved one]” with audio, at The Wild Word | ”Vowels in Treetops.” Channel Magazine, on YouTube. (Erin is at 1:26:30) | ”What if the soul indeed is outside the body,” at The Inflectionist | “Gnomon,” 12 Mile Review  print only. | “A Philosophy of Water,” in Worth More Standing: Poets and Activists Pay Homage to Trees (Caitlin Press) pre-order | “The Invitation,” in Ekstasis Magazine

KEN POBO | Chapbooks: Lilac and Sawdust (Meadowlark Books) | Sore Points (Finishing Line Press) | Lavender Fire Lavender Rose, (BrickHouse Books)

BRYAN MONTE | Bryan is publisher / editor of Amsterdam Quarterly, which is taking submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and artwork until the end of January. Guidelines While you’re there, check out the latest issue, AQ32.