Bill Truesdale, who founded NRP, would be proud. Despite a case of lead poisoning, he published 350 copies of Margaret Randall's collection, So Many Rooms Has a House But One Roof, in 1968.
Over 330 books later, New Rivers, now a non-profit teaching press based since 2001 at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), has a dual mission. We have remained true to Bill's original goal, to publish the best new literature and advance the careers of new and emerging writers. Now, we are also a teaching press that provides learning opportunities for students, who can earn a Certificate in Publishing from MSUM, design a book, and help the press in all area of its operations.
We are especially grateful to THE MCKNIGHT FOUNDATION for its continued support. Without such support, New Rivers Press would be unable to serve its dual mission. We are also grateful to our donors for their assistance. If you can afford to join us, please consider a membership with New Rivers Press.
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New Rivers Press was founded in 1968 by C. W. "Bill" Truesdale and has published more than 340 titles. In 2001, after Truesdale's death, Alan Davis and Wayne Gudmundson were instrumental in reviving and relocating it to MSUM, where its dual mission is to publish literary work of every character, with an emphasis on new and emerging writers, and to provide learning opportunities, including a Certificate in Publishing, for students in partnership with MSUM. The press honors Truesdale's progressive spirit by publishing work with a strong sense of place that speaks to our troubled times with satyagraha (the truthforce), empathy, and aesthetic courage.
The Animals Beyond Us, poems
"His poems are finely observed, precisely felt, and they bring magic to the domestic life, the real magic of language that has power to transform a world." ~John Dufresne, author
"I love Mason's instructive intensity and will, her grace and ability to translate desire into something scary yet gorgeous." ~David Dodd Lee, author
Downriver People, fiction
Bea Exner Liu
"Americans should read, and ponder, this humane memoir of an American life in a China now massively, but not unrecognizably, transformed." ~Robert A. Knapp
Girl Held in Home, fiction
"...Elizabeth Searle uses her signature zany brilliance to turn suburbia, adultery, parenting, politics, and even terrorism into something new and insightful." ~Ann Hood, author
Hotel Utopia, poems
"[This] is a book of angles. These poems come from one bend in the mind, then another, from one tilt in the heart, then another. Whether the content is personal, mystical, or political, the voice is deliciously agile." ~Tim Seibles, author
The Muse of Ocean Parkway and Other Stories, short story collection
"Not since The Magic Barrel have I read a short story collection that delivers such lacerating wit and tempered realism." ~C. Michael Curtis, editor