We are sad to announce that, after ten great years, we will no longer be accepting manuscripts or queries. The Habit of Rainy Nights Press has been a labor of love, and none of our editors have ever drawn a cent from our coffers. In fact, we have subsidized it, donating thousands of dollars and thousands of hours into bringing our dream into fruition: publishing quality books by amazing authors, books which may not have otherwise found their way into the world. However, a sober assessment of our resources over the last several months has led us to the conclusion that we can no longer continue on this trajectory.
We will be putting our efforts into continued publication of Elohi Gadugi Journal, and our own personal writing careers, as well as continued promotion of the books we have published. We want to thank all of those who have had faith in our efforts and have provided us with moral and monetary assistance. We couldn’t have done this without you.
Love and Best Wishes to you all.
Duane & Patricia
We will be hosting a Book Release Party for Navigation on Sunday, April 15, from 2-4 pm at Eat.Art.Theater in Milepost 5, 850 NE 81st Ave. (enter on Oregon Street). We will have free munchies and a no-host bar. Books will be available for sale, and the poet, Brittney Corrigan, will be on hand to sign your books and chat. We look forward to seeing you there!
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It’s official now. We will be publishing two new books in 2012.
Tentatively scheduled for an April release is Navigation, a book of poetry by Brittney Corrigan which explores themes of family and navigating through life.
Scheduled for the fall is Vines Black Upon Black Leaves, a new book of poetry by RockerFeller Award recipient, Ralph Salisbury.
We will post more detailed information soon.
**** Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be publishing Ralph Salisbury’s novel, Bitten Dust. Instead, we will be offering his book of poetry, Vines Black Upon Black Leaves.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 17, 2011
The Habit of Rainy Nights Press announced the Fall, 2012 publication of Bitten Dust, a novel by Ralph Salisbury.
Bitten Dust is a powerful anti-war story which follows the life of Lackey York, a mixed-blood Cherokee from his birth at the end of The Great War to the birth of his grandson at the beginning of Desert Storm.
Rockefeller recipient, Ralph Salisbury’s three books of short fiction and ten books of poems evoke his Cherokee-Shawnee-Irish-English-American heritage. His poem “In the Children’s Museum in Nashville” was published in the New Yorker, in 1960, and has attracted some attention as a precursor to the contemporary Native American literary movement.
In selecting his 2000 book RAINBOWS OF STONE as an Oregon Book Award finalist, Maxine Kumin wrote: “Nature in Ralph Salisbury’s conception is a Presence to be addressed… His book deserves a broad audience.”
His most recent books are Blind Pumper at the Well, The Indian Who Bombed Berlin, and Light from a Bullet Hole, poems new and selected, nominated for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.
The Habit of Rainy Nights Press is an imprint of Elohi Gadugi, an Oregon nonprofit.
The purpose of Elohi Gadugi is promote Indigenous American literature, and to assist new writers who address important social and environmental issues in their work. Founding publishers are Duane Poncy, an enrolled citizen of The Cherokee Nation, and his wife, Patricia J. McLean.
For more information:
Duane Poncy, publisher
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October Reading and 2012 Publishing Announcements
Join us for an evening of poetry and prose at Eat.Art.Theater, Milepost 5’s fine café and performance venue. Featured readers will be Ralph Salisbury, Brittney Corrigan and Jay Thiemeyer.
Stay for open mic. Bring something to read. Come early to sign up and enjoy a bite or brew from Eat.Art.Theater.
Tuesday. October 11, 7:30 pm
E.A.T., NE 81st and Oregon St.
The Habit of Rainy Nights Press will announce its 2012 publishing selections tonight.