Enriching Our Community
New Rivers Abroad is a program which enriches our community with the publication of outstanding literature from or about other countries. Begun in 1969 with the publication of The Early Poems of Pablo Neruda, the New Rivers Abroad series focuses on work that is not available from other sources.These books range from a collection by Portuguese writer Eugenio de Andradeo to an anthology of poetry from the Catalan region of Spain.
Recent titles in this series include The House on Via Gombito: Writing by North American Women Abroad, an anthology cited as "a splendid adventure in its own right" by Publishers Weekly. A companion volume of travel writing by women titled Tanzania on Tuesday was published in 1997. A collection of contemporary Swedish Poetry titled The Forest of Childhood also debuted in 1997.
Books in the New Rivers Abroad Series
The House on Via Gombito: Writing by American Women Abroad, Second Edition
(Madelon Springnether, C.W Truesdale, editors)
Reception at the Mongolian Embassy
Tanzania on Tuesday
(Kathleen Coskran, C. W. Truesdale, editors)
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