March 2024 CR News

Happy National Poetry Month (in April, that is)! Keep reading for spring events and what Circling Rivers writers are up to! And don’t forget – signed copies of (most of) CR books are available at our online bookstore, free shipping to US addresses. CR Bookstore Upcoming Poetry Events Bryan R. Monte reads in Columbus (with Rebecca … Read more

Jan 2024 CR news

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Read in the new year with poetry! Signed collections available at the Circling Rivers bookstore. Free shipping, easy pay. Travelers, by David Michael Belczyk: Places, love and loss Alcestis in the Underworld, by Nina Murray: A Ukrainian in Moscow Blue, by Erin Wilson: A mother’s love and a child moving through depression Love’s Fingerprints, by Bernard … Read more


Free books!  Reviews are so very important (and hard to get) for small presses! Whether you’re a blogger or a journalist (or both) – we have a limited number of print review copies available for TRAVELERS: POEMS, by David Michael Belczyk and LOVE’S FINGERPRINTS: POEMS, by Bernard Horn. We have digital (PDF) copies available for all our titles. Contact … Read more

Circling Rivers, January 2023

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Poetry is the liquid voice that can wear through stone. – Adrienne Rich author-signed | free shipping | easy pay via PayPal or credit card– limited quantities of signed books – You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket. – John Adams CIRCLING RIVERS WRITERS Jean Huets | Review of Before All the … Read more

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. … Read more

Circling Rivers, October 2020

Bernard Horn’s LOVE’S FINGERPRINTS is very near its publication date of November 3!  Poet Major Jackson describes the collection as “a jubilant song of persistent memory that recalls a profoundly realized life made rich by the promontories of family and abundant love.” Find out more, and pre-order signed and gift-wrapped copies directly from CR, or pre-order from … Read more

September 2019

CIRCLING RIVERS WELCOMES… We’re very happy to welcome poet Erin Wilson to Circling Rivers! We will publish Erin’s debut collection At Home With Disquiet in Spring 2020. We discovered Erin’s beautiful work, her poems “A Meal of Meditation Not at the Zhongli Night Market” and “Gentrification,” at Ron Slate | On the Seawall UPCOMING EVENTS September 20–21 | Elizabethtown, … Read more

June 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG WALT! It’s hard to believe it’s merely coincidence that Pride Month immediately follows Walt’s birthday. (In fact, Pride’s month commemorates the “Stonewall riots” of June 1969, when gay men fought back against ongoing police harrassment and raids at the Stonewall Inn, NYC.) Walt did not present himself as a gay man in … Read more

May 2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIG WALT! In honor of Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday on May 31, Circling Rivers is offering signed copies of the paperback With Walt Whitman, Himself, by Jean Huets, for $30 (regular price is $34.99), with free shipping to US addresses. Get it here. Of the book, Bryan Monte of New Amsterdam Quarterly says, “With Walt Whitman, Himself is … Read more