We are thrilled to join the illustrious group of presses and literary organizations who will receive a 2020 Amazon Literary Partnership Poetry Fund grant. Zephyr will publish four books with the funds by Polish, Vietnamese-Israeli, Korean, and Chinese poets. Sign up for our e-newsletter to get the announcement when each book comes out!
Zephyr receives #AmazonLiteraryPartnership grant
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We won! Zephyr was honored to receive the 2019 Small Press Publisher Award from AWP — the Association of Writers and Writing Programs — at the AWP conference in Portland in March. Thank you to AWP and to the judges for this recognition, and hats off to our fellow finalists, Green Writers Press and Split Lip Press.
Zephyr wins the 2019 AWP "Small Press Publisher Award"
“Jacek Dehnel proves his heart is on the page, and in so doing, his love for the present world is revealed. His language aims to convey the passion, mystery and awesomeness of what we love: “this fierceness of beauty” for the very much alive world that is found in being.” [Full review]
Hilary Scheppers, The Mantle (May 2019)
Bei Dao’s memoirs in Blue House are stunning in their modesty, candour and startling clarity. As placid and yet as intense as his poetry, his anecdotes of colleagues, countries, cats, crows and the irrepressibility of expression (artistic and otherwise) mark him as one of the world’s greatest contemporary writers, something that he himself would unassumingly deny. [Full review]
Akin Jeje, Cha Asian Journal (January/February 2020)
Sometimes early titles still get attention!
And yet to read [Zodiac, by Moikom Zeqo] feels very much like sitting in the presence of a living lion. Or perhaps it is just that the energy in these poems brings out the hungry lion, the prowling mind, in the reader. [Full Review]
Kathryn Nuernberger, Entropy
Students of the art and theory of translation would definitely find it rewarding to read this collection [Not Written Words, by Xi Xi] . [Full Review]
Yunwen Gao, Hong Kong Review of Books
Not Written Words
From one of China’s most important poets after 1980, [Something Crosses My Mind] is a stunning book of poetry, a poetry that is characterized by electric honesty and acute observation… Eleanor Goodman, herself a wonderful poet, should be congratulated for her brilliant translation. [Full Review]
Kang-i Sun Chang, Project Muse
Something Crosses My Mind
Rózycki’s humour—which Johnston brings across with great verve…— takes aim at the manifold foibles and contradictions of Polish society, but the poet never stoops to derision [Twelve Stations, Tomasz Rózycki].
Boris Dralyuk, Times Literary Supplement
“If there were one reason alone to buy [Paul Klee’s Boat, Anzhelina Polonskaya], it would be for this requiem. It is tremendous. Powerful. Epic. Timeless. And so, so sad.” [Full Review]
Will Evans, Three Percent
Paul Klee's Boat
[The Burden of Being Burmese] is a kaleidoscopic journey through the mostly urban and rural landscapes that make up modern Burma; a road movie in which [Ko Ko Thett] observes with passionate indignation, eschewing sentimentality and invariably casting a cold eye. [Full review]
Bei Dao’s memoirs in Blue House are stunning in their modesty, candour and startling clarity. As placid and yet as intense as his poetry, his anecdotes of colleagues, countries, cats, crows and the irrepressibility of expression (artistic and otherwise) mark him as one of the world’s greatest contemporary writers, something that he himself would unassumingly deny. —
"The translation [of Mang Ke's October Dedications] is a masterful recreation of Chinese punctuation and line length in English translation, omitting the use of any punctuation and capital letters, except in the titles." [Full review]
Marija Todorova, Hong Kong Review of Books
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