November 2019

Circling Rivers Books

Lots of businesses say “thank you” this time of year — and so will I. Very sincerely. 

Circling Rivers’ list of titles is small and careful. We give our books, and our writers, the best we’ve got. We know that a book, crafted in words from its writer’s heart, offers wisdom, good company, and appreciation of life in all its manifestations. 

We are deeply grateful for your support and interest, for ours is truly a reader by reader endeavor. May joyful and profound hours of reading wait in abundance ahead of you. 

With best wishes,
Publisher, Circling Rivers

PS. If you’re stumped for holiday gift ideas — well, of course we have them: author-signed books! The free part: We’ll gift wrap and mail them for you. details here

We are happy and honored to welcome poet Bernard Horn to Circling Rivers. Bernie’s debut collection will be published by CR in Fall 2020. Bernie describes his collection as one in which “poems about family function as vertebrae. The subject matter begins with reflections about my parents and moves outwards towards politics, history, and ethics, with an undercurrent of the Book of Job.” 

Upcoming: Nina Murray, at the Virginia Festival of the Book, in Charlottesville, VA, March 18–22, 2020 | Jean Huets and Nina Murray at Brew-ho-ho, December 15, the fabulous Chop Suey Books book fair, in Richmond, VA. More info to come at our Events page.

Two poems — one very seasonal — by Nina Murray were published in Cosmonauts Avenue.

Erin Wilson, whose debut collection At Home with Disquiet will be published by CR in Spring 2019, was longlisted in poetry for Canada’s prestigious CBC Literary Prize. Previous CBC prize winners include Natalie Lim (poetry), Michael Fraser (poetry) and Michael Ondaatje (fiction). Read Erin’s entry poems here

An ekphrastic poem by Ken Pobo is in The Ekphrastic Review — illustrated.

Recent publications by Jean Huets include “In Conversation: Bryan A. Crumpler” at The Brooklyn Rail | Review of Brian Evenson’s horror story collection, Song for the Unraveling World at Kenyon Review | Review of Inland, by Téa Obreht at Ron Slate’s On the Seawall | For No. 94 of 200 daily annotations to Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” Jean wrote a poetic riff on Walt’s list, at North American Review.