Adam Tavel’s epistolary urge

Adam Tavel apologized when he sent us his manuscript, a couple years ago. He was convinced epistolary writing was out of fashion. We don’t know and we don’t care about that assertion. What we do know is how wonderful the […]

Randall Horton: hardest working writers

Randall Horton is one of the hardest working writers we know–he works long and deep on his manuscripts, and then he keeps working to bring his published books into the hands of readers. It’s no accident that he also happens […]

the hand is quicker than the eye

Book binding begins with needle & linen thread, stitching together a group of pages. And don’t forget the knot!

New York City Poetry Parties

Poets House has extended its annual showcase through August 17. You can see, fondle, sit and peruse this past year’s publications from the wompus along with a slew of other wonderful books by small presses throughout the US and beyond. […]

Cornelius Eady rocks

Beloved poet, scholar and professor Cornelius Eady takes a short step from poem-on-the-page to song on the stage in this latest collection of literary music, launched at AWP-2013 with performances by Cornelius and his band, Rough Magic, in Cambridge and […]

AWP yawp ’14: Booth 624

With our beloved Assistant Editor, Vincent, unable to attend, please don’t leave the publisher with the solitary-book-fair-blues. Come visit Booth 624! Bring news of the panels, readings, and the plethora of booksellers this year in Seattle. And leave time to […]

Andrei Guruianu wraps a gift

Andrei Guruianu has a chapbook twinset wrapped and ready for your reading pleasure: The Museum of Brief Sentiments, Volume 1 & 2, available in limited edition from Kattywompus Press.


What American city has the highest per capita number of artists, second only to New York City? Somerville, MA, new home to the wompus. We look forward to the short walk to Grolier Poetry Book Shop, the trees and lilacs […]

Leah Umansky dreams and we dream

Leah Umansky is all over the place these days. Check out three of her Game of Thrones poems, which open the current issue of Poetry Magazine. On her poetry blog, I AM MY OWN HEROINE, you can check out her […]