Over the last few months we’ve been compiling a list of books published by the National Poetry Foundation, sorting them into a chronological sequence and scanning covers. This isn’t as easy as it might sound, since there is no master list and many titles were published with the NPF in a contributing role. Complicating matters, our founder, Carroll F. Terrell, brought out some early titles under the University of Maine imprint, and later published under the name Northern Lights. It will take some time to sort out all this history. In the meantime, we are excluding books in which the NPF is not named explicitly, even when the work relates directly to NPF’ activities (as is the case in the title illustrated above — a 1993 reprint of Clean Asshole Poems & Smiling Vegetable Songs).
For a chronological list of titles and a panorama of covers, please see our new archival blog, NPF Books. From time to time, we will profile some of the titles from the backlist here.