Anhinga Press

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Anhinga Press
Founded 1972
Founder Van Brock
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Tallahassee, Florida
Publication types books
Fiction genres poetry
Official website www.anhinga.org

Anhinga Press is an American, independent, literary press located in Tallahassee, Fla. The press began in 1972 as an outgrowth of the Apalachee Poetry Center, a non-profit organization promoting the reading and understanding of poetry. In 1976, founder and poet, Van Brock, expanded the scope of the press by publishing poetry chapbooks. From 1976 through 1981, Anhinga Press published eight chapbooks by regional Florida poets. In 1981, the press published its first full-length volume of poems "Counting the Grasses" by Michael Mott, and today publishes the winners of its two book award contests as well as manuscripts chosen by its board.[1][2] Rick Campbell, author of four poetry collections, is Director of Anhinga Press.[3][4]

Notable authors published by Anhinga Press include Frank X. Gaspar, Janet Holmes, David Kirby (poet), Judith Kitchen, Chad Sweeney, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ruth L. Schwartz, Robert Dana, Erika Meitner, Silvia Curbelo and Diane Wakoski.[5] Anhinga Press' titles have been reviewed in venues including Mid-American Review,[6] Poetry Flash,[7] Rattle,[8] Cold Front Magazine,[9] and Story South,[10] and featured on Poetry Daily,[11] Verse Daily,[12] and the National Book Critic's Circle blog, Critical Mass,[13] and reprinted in anthologies including The Best American Poetry.[14]

The press publishes the winners of its national poetry competition, the Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, as well as manuscripts accepted through general submission and the winner of the Levine Prize in Poetry, administered by California State University, Fresno.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Anhinga Press:Our History". Anhinga.org. October 30, 2008. Retrieved Feb 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Florida – Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More". Poets.org. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Anhinga Press: Rick Campbell". Anhinga.org. Oct 30, 2008. Retrieved Feb 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "CLMP Newswire Archives > April 15, 2001 (Volume 1, Number 3) > ''Ahinga Press Wins Grants to Help At-Risk Youth''". Clmp.org. April 15, 2001. Retrieved Jan 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Welcome to Anhinga Press". Anhinga.org. Archived from the original on February 10, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Review: ''Mid-American Review'' > Volume XXIV, Number 2, Spring 2004 > Review of ''Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore'' by Erika Meitner (Anhinga Press, 2003)". Bgsu.edu. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ Review: Poetry Flash > No. 289, Jan/Feb/Mar 2002 > Review of Singular Bodies by Ruth L. Schwartz (Anhinga Press, 2001)[dead link]
  8. ^ "Review: ''Rattle'' > Dec. 5, 2009 > Review of ''Arranging the Blaze'' by Chad Sweeney (Anhinga Press)". Rattle.com. December 5, 2009. Retrieved Jan 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Review: ''coldfront'' > Review of ''Arranging the Blaze'' by Chad Sweeney (Anhinga Press)". Reviews.coldfrontmag.com. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Review: ''storySouth'' > September 2009 > Review of ''Arranging the Blaze'' by Chad Sweeney (Anhinga Press)". Storysouth.com. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Feature: ''Poetry Daily'' > Featured Poet > Keith Ratzlaff, ''Then, A Thousand Crows'' (Anhinga Press)". Poems.com. March 7, 2009. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  12. ^ Verse Daily (December 13, 2008). "''Verse Daily'' > Sandy Longhorn > ''Blood Almanac'' (Anhinga Press, 2006)". Versedaily.org. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Feature: National Book Critics Circle Blog: ''Critical Mass'' > September 26, 2008 > ''Small Press Spotlight'' > ''Unraveling the Bed'' by Mia Leonin (Anhinga Press, 2008)". Bookcritics.org. September 27, 2008. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  14. ^ Google Books > ''The Best American Poetry 2009'' > Contributor Bio > Keith Ratzlaff. Google Books. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 

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