Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"YOU: THE ADVENTUROUS READER..." Join Keith Ekiss in supporting Tavern Books during our mid-year fundraising campaign.

Hardcover editions of this year's new titles.
We're excited to announce our 2013 mid-year fundraising campaign! Starting today, we are reaching out to our readers for support in our mission to publish essential works of poetry from around the world. Our goal is to raise $25,000 during this giving campaign, and we're confident that we can do it. Reaching this goal is easier than it might sound: if all of our readers make a tax-deductible donation between $10 and $25, not only will we reach this goal, we will exceed it. Your donation will be used to help fund these forthcoming titles in beautifully designed paperback and hardcover editions: Winterward by William Stafford; Duino Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Gary Miranda); Fire Water World & Among the Dog Eaters by Adrian C. Louis; Collected Translations by David Wevill; My Blue Piano by Else Lasker-Schüler (translated by Eavan Boland); and Skin by Tone Škrjanec (translated by Matthew Rohrer and Ana Pepelnik).

Tavern Books author Keith Ekiss has written a personal plea (below) on our behalf. Keith, along with Sonia P. Ticas and Mauricio Espinoza, is currently at work on a four-volume edition of Eunice Odio’s epic masterpiece, The Fire’s Journey. Please join Keith in helping make this campaign a success.

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Dear Reader,

I’m writing to you with a simple request: please donate to Tavern Books and buy a book or two today.

Why? Because in an era of corporate publishing, when financial pressures force small, independent publishers to put the bottom line above art, Tavern Books has taken a stand.

Tavern Books has a vision, and they need your support.

The Fire’s Journey, my translation of the amazing Costa Rican poet Eunice Odio, wouldn’t exist without Tavern’s vision and you: the adventurous reader. Tavern will publish the entirety of this 450-page epic poem over four volumes. No other publisher would take that risk.

Tavern specializes in rescuing deserving poetry from oblivion, returning to print contemporary masterpieces like Killarney Clary’s Who Whispered Near Me and W. S. Di Piero’s translation of Leonardo Sinisgalli’s Night of Shooting Stars. Tavern publishes the work of poets we should never forget, like Greta Wrolstad, Jo McDougall, and David Wevill.

Tavern Books is good for you and good for your soul.

Remember: no one cares what a web page smells like or how it feels to hold a laptop. We remember books. And Tavern Books makes beautiful books.

I’m proud to have given during this fundraising campaign. I hope you will join me.


Keith Ekiss

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CHEERS! And thank you for your faith in the book.