Learning from Snails

short story by Ute Carson My father was killed in World War II shortly before my birth. My mother remarried when I was four. An aunt stayed with me while the newlyweds went on their honeymoon. As soon as their coach departed I ran into our big, lush garden, sucking my thumb and crying. In…

Alliance

by Indira Leisba You looked at me seeing more than a little girl with scared eyes and nervous smile. Tú me miraste y viste en mi más que una niñita con unos grandes ojos asustados, y una sonrisa nerviosa. You saw my future, my hunger for learning my desire to read books by myself. Tú…

Portraits in G Minor

Reveling in the mystic wonders that can emerge even from “the palm of a corporate boss,” the poems of Paco Márquez “splash the sky wide,” exposing the magic in the quotidian — the “unnoticed silhouettes / imprinted in the grass.” In the tender violence of these portraits, “that which spoke the rose into being” also hums through daily life, holding a man’s hand, looking him in the eye, and saying, “the kitchen window is open.”

Artem Almae

(The Art of Nurturing / El arte de nutrir)by Indira Leisba You know everything about her, Tu lo sabes todo acerca de ella, but forget how she looks. pero haz olvidado como se ve. You smile at her, yet see a stranger Tu le sonríes a ella, sin embargo, es como ver a un extraño…

Gisela: Princess, Empress, Abbess, Saint

From fragments of history, Marcus Speh captures the mysterious spiritual journey of a woman who lived when only men’s lives were recorded: Gisela, a Bavarian princess married off to be the first queen of Hungary, then a prisoner, then an abbess and — some eight centuries later — a saint.

Gisela: Extending the Pre-order Window

If you hadn’t quite gotten around to pre-ordering the sustainable edition of Gisela: Princess, Empress, Abbess, Saint by Marcus Speh yet, don’t worry! We’re extending pre-orders until 30 June 2017.

LEVEL UP: Which edition works for you?

Whether hand-bound or printed on demand, our titles have always included a print choice with an ebook option eventually joining in. Now we’re offering three editions, released in the following stages:

Water Ways

Folded Word announces the release of its second 2017 title, WATER WAYS, a collection of poems by William O’Daly with essays and photographs by JS Graustein.

Where Do You Read?

This summer, we’ll be kicking off a campaign dreamed up by our Sarah that asks (and hopefully answers) the question: Where do you read? The column will run on Wednesdays with photos, live interviews, reader profiles, etc. that explore all the options modern readers have for getting their fix.

Winter Kindling: The Conversion Continues

After sparking some interest in our newly-converted chapbook titles last week, we’re fanning the flames with two full-length ebook conversions this week. This batch was a little tricky because one of them contained a lot of accented letters. These letters converted well in the main text, but in the poem titles (which were set in…

Winter Kindling: The Conversion Begins

It’s been awhile since we converted any of our print titles into ebooks (two years, in fact), so we’re excited to announce that the log-jam has been broken! Huge thanks go to Kurt Graustein, who trawled many a forum to find ways to expedite our process — a process that insists on a functional table…