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Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Annual Meeting

2020 AWP Conference & Bookfair
San Antonio, TX
Henry B. González Convention Center
March 4–7, 2020

Visit the WSU Press booth in the exhibit hall to browse our new titles.

Author signing schedule:

Thursday, March 5:
2pm-3pm: Esperanza Cintron
3pm-4pm: Kelly Fordon

Friday, March 6:
11am-12pm: Petra Kuppers
1pm-2pm: Ames Hawkins
2pm-3pm: Shonda Buchanan
3pm-4pm: Brian Gilmore

Date
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Venue
Henry B. González Convention Center

Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818

come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232

Grief's Country

A Memoir in Pieces

Gail Griffin

An intimate look at widowhood.

Paperback
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347393
eBOOK
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347409

Gut Botany

Poems by Petra Kuppers

Poetry that inhabits and queers bodies and lands in an ecosomatic investigation.

Paperback
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347638
eBOOK
Available March 2020
ISBN: 9780814347645

I Have the Answer

Stories by Kelly Fordon

Short stories that manage to feel both fantastical and disturbingly familiar.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347522
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347539
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Making Callaloo in Detroit

Stories by Lolita Hernandez

Stories of hope and quirky survival in the city of Detroit colored by Caribbean culture and memory.

Paperback
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814339695
eBOOK
Published: May 2014
ISBN: 9780814339701
AWARD
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Night Manual

Poems by David Hornibrook

Reflections on grief, family, and faith set against the seasonal changes and landscapes of Michigan.

Paperback
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346624
eBOOK
Published: May 2019
ISBN: 9780814346631

Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346891

Teacher/Pizza Guy

Poems by Jeff Kass

Explores the emotional and physical labor necessary to work nights as a pizza delivery driver and days as a high school English teacher.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164

The Desk on the Sea

A Memoir by Jonathan Johnson

Meditations on life and death from the shores of Lake Superior to the North Sea.

Paperback
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346655
eBOOK
Published: June 2019
ISBN: 9780814346662

The Shape of Regret

Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

An authentic voice that is reflective of the author’s sincere appreciation for poetry.

Paperback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
eBOOK
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256

These are Love(d) Letters

Ames Hawkins

Intimate and unwavering exploration of love, loss, and the queer possibilities inherent in artistic aspiration.

Paperback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347263
eBOOK
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347270

Welcome to Replica Dodge

A Memoir by Natalie Ruth Joynton

A story about place, interfaith, and what it means to come home.

Paperback
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345573
eBOOK
Published: March 2019
ISBN: 9780814345580

Words like Thunder

New and Used Anishinaabe Prayers

Lois Beardslee

Contemporary Native American poetry and prose that celebrate the successes, while acknowledging ongoing challenges.

Paperback
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347485
eBOOK
Available April 2020
ISBN: 9780814347492