Tuesday, March 23, 2010

George Jack's Indiglorious Now on Sale

We are very pleased to announce that George Jack's new collection of poetry, Indiglorious, is now on sale at the Cosmopsis Bookstore. Order your copy today, and come out and see George perform a piece at the Nesmith Library in Windham on April 3.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cosmopsis Quarterly 4 Released!

We are pleased to announce that we have been busy at Cosmopsis Books. In December of 2009, we released Cosmopsis Quarterly 4, the fourth installment of a literary journal we imagine would be called "breathtaking and critical to own" by a reviewer at the New York Times if we bothered with the media game. No, we're too busy at Cosmopsis Books trying to read and publish some of the best stories and poetry being written today.

Take a look over at the Cosmopsis Bookstore to check out the latest titles. Thanks!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Painting of You

Salem author William Michaelian has released the first, in what will hopefully be a long line, of books in an Author's Press Series. I have personally seen the work and can say, without a doubt, that it is thoughtful, compassionate and poignant--a wonderful read. Click here for more information or just jump in and order your copy.

Designed and published by William Michaelian, the Author’s Press Series was conceived as a set of relatively inexpensive, uniformly designed titles meant to explore different themes and facets of his writing. The eighty entries in this first volume, The Painting of You, blend poetry and prose written in a three-year period during which the author was caring for his mother in her home while she was battling Alzheimer’s Disease. The difficulties they faced are set against a revealing backdrop of family history, daily life, and dreams, as their roles are reversed and their friendship is deepened and colored by change.

Note: An electronic version is also available.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cosmopsis Quarterly 3 Released

Hello all! After a lengthy absence, I'm pleased to announce the release of Cosmopsis Quarterly 3. This issue has the same great format (poetry and short fiction) with over a dozen authors new to the Cosmopsis world (and a handful of familiar faces).

Click your way to our web site (www.cosmopsis.com) for more information and to order a copy. Discounts for multiple copies and subscriptions are also available. Plus, as William Michaelian reminds us in his fabulous collection of poetry, Winter Poems, you can always burn your copy if you get cold.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Review of Winter Poems

Many thanks to Doug Holder of Ibbetson Street Press for publishing Irene Kornonas's thoughtful review of William Michaelian's Winter Poems. We wish Doug, whom the City of Somerville must certainly consider poet laureate, much luck with the latest issue of the Bagel Bards anthology.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

William Michaelian: Recently Banned Literature

It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon — oops. Wrong script. I meant to say, it’s been a busy month in Oregon. Among other things, I’ve launched Recently Banned Literature, a blog that contains poetry, notes, and other literary odds and ends that I’ve chosen to classify as “marginalia,” mostly because I like the word. Almost all of the entries are mercifully short — as I vow this one will be. They contain links to updated pages on my main website (there are currently 1,023 pages), as well as others to sites of genuine literary interest. I’ve even included an archival portrait (a wonderful pencil sketch done by a complete stranger) from 1982.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

William Michaelian reads on Armenian Poetry Project

A recording of William Michaelian reading his poem, “I Can Imagine,” has been added to the Armenian Poetry Project. The archived page can be accessed here. The poem is part of his Songs and Letters, an extensive collection of poetry and prose he began in 2005.