New Books from the Backwaters Press
The Backwaters Press is happy to announce we are approaching the milestone of publishing our 100th title. Each new release gets us closer to the goal. Below are some of the most recent published titles.
New Books for December, 2011
Not so much a new release, Rattlesnake Daddy is the first book from the Backwaters Press available in an e-book format. You can download Brent Spencer’s engaging memoir exclusively from Amazon.com.
New Books for November, 2011
One might be forgiven for thinking that the almost universally dark subject matter of these eloquent poems— rape and its aftermath, murder, aberrant psychology, divorce, suicide—might make for gloomy reading. Banish the thought! These poems perfectly encompass both the surrounding darkness and the inextinguishable candle that is lit against it. They are not about life so much as they are the stuff of life itself. Savor them and take heart.
—Pinckney Benedict, author of Town Smokes, Dogs of God, The Wrecking Yardand Miracle Boy
New Books for October, 2011
Twyla M. Hansen and Linda M. Hasselstrom reflect the Great Plains’ influence in seasoned poems that celebrate cloud and water and earth and their love of all things farm and ranch, green and blooming, feathered and furred, wild and domesticated, warm and breathing. Learn More
Natural Theologies: Essays about Literature of the New Middle West, is the first critical study of contemporary Mid-Plains literature. Denise Low, former Kansas Poet Laureate, shows how the region’s writers inherit a frontier legacy from Indigenous and American settler communities.