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Dancing Girl Press

dancing girl press
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dancing girl press, an independent publisher, was founded in 2004 to publish and promote the work of women poets through chapbooks, journals, and anthologies. Formed as an print subsidiary of the online zine wicked alice, we seek to publish work that bridges the gaps between schools and poetic techniques--work that's fresh, innovative, and exciting.

dgp creates handmade limited editions of 100 or so of each title. Our books are available via our website, at select indie bookstores, and through author readings.

forthcoming releases:

The Terrible Baby / Rebecca Cook (February)

The Animal Husband / Christine Hamm (April)

How to Study Birds / Sarah Gardner (May)

Vestigial Portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls / Robyn Art (June)

Failed Star Spawns Planet/Star / Lina Ramona Vitkauskas (August)

The Traffic in Women / Kristina Marie Darling (October)

Parapherna / Donora Hillard (December)

dgp titles are also available at:

Quimby's Bookstore, Chicago

Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee, WI

dgp special

get all 5 dancing girl chapbooks for $15

new titles

what it meant by Marissa Spalding

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In intricate and elliptical verse, Spalding's language is both beautiful and strange, packed with dazzling metaphor and imaginative leaps.

The Violin Teacher
by Carol V. Davis
$5.00 (includes S&H)

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Exquisite and rich, these poems explore music from multiple vantage points, teacher and student, creator and lover.

additional titles available......