Welcome to Wingspress!
We currently offer over 130 titles. Come on inside to discover the real corazón of American small press publishing.
Wings Press publishes multicultural books, chapbooks, ebooks and broadsides that, we hope, enlighten the human spirit and enliven the mind. Everyone ever associated with Wings has been or is a writer, and we know well that writing is a transformational art form capable of changing the world, primarily by allowing us to glimpse something of each other's souls. Good writing is innovative, insightful, and interesting. But most of all it is honest.
Likewise, Wings Press is committed to treating the planet itself as a partner. Thus the press uses as much recycled material as possible, from the paper on which the books are printed to the boxes in which they are shipped.
- Sudeep Sen at Nobel event
Delhi-based poet, Sudeep Sen, author of numerous books, including two from Wings Press, Distracted Geographies: An Archipelago of Intent and Prayer Flag, has been invited to address the Nobel Laureate Week being held in St Lucia (home to Nobel prize winning poet and playwright, Derek Walcott) in January 2013. Eminent participants at the week include: Derek Walcott himself, Seamus Heaney, Wole Soyinka, other literature laureates, international writers, critics and publishers. Sudeep is the first Indian and the only one thus far from the Asian, Australasian-Pacific, African, South American region to be selected and given the honor to deliver the keynote lecture and present his own poetry. Congratulations, Sudeep!
50th Anniversary of an American Classic
November 2011 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of the American classic, Black Like Me, one of the most important documents of the Civil Rights movement. Wings Press is proud to publish the definitive Griffin Estate E-book Editions of almost all of John Howard Griffin's books:
Black Like Me — Ebook (December 2010)
New 50th Anniversary hardback edition Black Like Me (March 2011), re-edited from the original manuscripts
The Devil Rides Outside — Ebook only (December 2010)
Nuni — Ebook only (December 2010)
Street of the Seven Angels — Ebook and print editions available now.
Scattered Shadows: A Memoir of Blindness and Sight —Ebook only (December 2010)
Available Light: Exile in Mexico — Ebook and print editions available now.
Follow the Ecstasy: The Hermitage Years of Thomas Merton —Ebook only (December 2010)
Prison of Culture — Ebook (September 2011) and paperback original (September 2011)
Man in the Mirror: John Howard Griffin and the Story of Black Like Me — Ebook only (December 2010)
Uncommon Vision: The Life and Times of John Howard Griffin — DVD, available now.
Wild in the Plaza of Memory: The Unconcealing Art
Colony Collapse Disorder: Images, ideas and phrases [that] hit you where it hurts
Dream Cabinet: A "lush, compassionate collection."
Wild in the Plaza of Memory: An Act of Witness
Colony Collapse Disorder: "Not to be missed"
Colony Collapse Disorder: To bee or not to be
Sublime Blue: Selected Early Odes of Pablo Neruda: Seeking Truth
Again for the First Time: From
Again for the First Time: Raising the Dead
Again for the First Time: Flying Sparks
Rudiments of Flight: from "Poetic Diversity"
Rudiments of Flight: Nota Bene
Colony Collapse Disorder: Flynn employs many mirrors to engender a hive mind
Again for the First Time, Texas Institute of Letters Poetry Prize (1984) by the current Poet Laureate of Texas (2013)
Among the Angels of Memory, 2006 Latino Book Awards: Best Poetry Book in Spanish
The Beheading Game, Finalist, Northern California Book Awards
Black Like Me (50th Anniversary Edition), Winner of: Saturday Review Anisfield-Wolfe Award, 1962 Pacem in terris Award (shared with John F. Kennedy), 1963 Christian Culture Gold Medal (Canada), 1966 Pan African Association Award for Humanism, 1980
Borderlines: Drawing Border Lives / Fronteras: Dibujando las vidas fronterizas, STARRED REVIEW in [Criticas]
Corpus Homini: A Poem for Single Flesh, Winner of the 3rd annual Whitebird contest
Crazy Love, American Book Award for 2010 Best Book of Poetry
DRIVE: The First Quartet (hardback edition), LATINO BOOK AWARDS -- BEST POETRY BOOK IN ENGLISH, 2nd Place. Winner, Balcones Poetry Prize.
Dying Unfinished, PEN Oakland's Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence (2010)
Face, Winner of: Gold Medal, Commonwealth Club of California, The Sue Kaufman Prize of the American Academy and institute of Arts and Letters
Finding Peaches in the Desert, Recipient of the Tucson / Pima Arts Council Literary Award
Fishing For Light, Winner of the 2009 Whitebird Chapbook Series competition
Forage, Winner of the 2010-2011 Whitebird Chapbook competition
The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans, Winner of the 2009 Tomás Rivera Book Award for Mexican American Young Adult Literature
Ismaelillo, Named a "Top Pick for Hispanic Heritage Month" by the editors of Críticas, 8/15/2008
The Light that Puts an End to Dreams, Finalist, Publishing Triangle's Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry
Longing, American Book Award
Mi'ja, Never Lend Your Mop and other poems, Tomás Rivera Award Finalist; The first collection of poetry by a recipient of the Hispanic Heritage awards Foundation's 1999-2000 literature/journalism prize.
One-Legged Dancer, Recipient of the Tucson / Pima Arts Council Literary Award and the2001 International Poetry Prize
Rebozos, International Latino Book Award, First Place for Best Book of Bilingual Poetry, First Place for Best Art Book, and First Place for Best Gift Book
Scattered Risks, Uschuk is a recipient of the Tucson / Pima Arts Council Literary Award and the 2001 Struga International Poetry Prize, Scattered Risks was nominated by PLOUGHSHARES for a Zacharias Prize
Screaming at Adam, Winner of the second annual Whitebird Chapbook Series competition.
A Tuesday Like Today, Mexico's Premio Coatlicue Nominated for the IMPAC Dublin International Literary Award for works making "a lasting contribution to excellence in world literature."
Vienna Triangle, Brenda Webster was the 2009 Library Laureate of the San Francisco Public Library. On the Kindle bestseller list, 2012.
Way of Whiteness, Recipient of the Austin Writers League 'Violet Crown Award For Poetry, September 2000, Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry
Wearing the River, PEN Southwest Poetry Award
Winter Poems from Eagle Pond, Poet Laureate of the United States
With the Wind, Kevin Dolan, "Lone Star Book" for Young Adults, awarded by the Texas Library Association
we forget we are water, Winner of the first annual Whitebird Chapbook Series competition.