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July 21, 2008

Steel Toe Books Acquires Two New Titles

Bowling Green, KY--Steel Toe Books is pleased to announce that our June 2008 open reading period has resulted in the acquisition of two fantastic manuscripts:  Nevertheless, hello by Christopher Goodrich and Blue Collar Eulogies by Michael Meyerhofer.  Each has been offered a standard royalties contract, along with a $500 advance.  Please join us in congratulating these authors, whose works were selected from 252 submissions.

We would also like to make honorable mention of ten other manuscripts that caught our attention:  A Dream of the Northwest Passage by Robert Cooperman, Speechless by Christopher Cunningham, The More Difficult Beauty by Molly Fisk, The Honey of Earth by David Graham, Dust Runner by Jessica Jewell,  Domestic Fugues by Richard Newman,  The Space of Whether God Exists by Amy Newman, Prometheus in Akron by Doug Ramspeck, Our Common History by Samn Stackwell, and To Make A Long Story Short by Matt Zambito.

To all those who sent manuscripts, thanks for seven weeks of stimulating reading; you fill us with tremendous optimism about the state of contemporary poetry.

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October 30, 2017

We are pleased to announce Steel Toe Books' most recent release, Street Calligraphy by Jim Daniels. Steel Toe Books acquired this title for publication in 2016.

Jim Daniels is the Thomas Stockham Baker University Professor of English at Caregie Mellon University, where he has been teaching creative writing since 1981. He is the author of seventeen books of poetry as well as numerous short stories and screenplays and the editor of multiple anthologies of poetry. His work has been featured in The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor, Poetry 180 with Billy Collins, and the American Life in Poetry series.

Street Calligraphy is, as poet Afaa M. Weaver says, "an honest and well-honed collection that will bring light to the lives it celebrates, our own." Aimee Nezhukumatathil calls these poems "moving and unflinching poems--brutal and brave." Daniels, a Detroit native, explores the city of the American Midwest, its concrete, factories, and graffiti: nostalgic, but not sentimental. "We never saw stars/above Detroit," he writes, "so why even look up?"

Street Calligraphy, will be available for purchase November 1, 2017, through Steel Toe Books (place an order here) and Amazon. For more information about Street Calligraphy or other Steel Toe releases, please view our titles here.

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