Welcome to Sixteen Rivers Press
Sixteen Rivers Press is a shared-work, nonprofit poetry collective dedicated to providing an alternative publishing avenue for San Francisco Bay Area poets. Founded in 1999 by seven writers, the press is named for the sixteen rivers that flow into the San Francisco Bay. Since 2001, we have produced twenty-eight outstanding books of poetry, sharing our commitment to excellence with the poetry world.
Welcome to Point Reyes poet Erin Rodoni, whose manuscript Rotating Exhibit will be published by Sixteen Rivers in 2017. Rodoni’s manuscript was chosen by the press from a field of very strong finalists. We welcome her to the press!For a printable PDF of the 2015 Catalog...
Featured Titles for 2015
The Orbit of Known Objects
“In The Orbit of Known Objects, Lisa Erin Robertson explores memory and history, especially through the eyes of women and family. She is a poet intimate with loss and regret, as well as persistence and resolve. She knows, as another writer from the South put it, that “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.” In the universe of her poems, buried moments cast off their dirt and rise again for the consideration of her readers. Robertson is a poet of exquisite sensibilities, with a generous heart and an eye for the sadness and beauty of our brief, mysterious lives.”
World as You Left It
“Such good poems in Helen Wickes’ new collection, poems about memory and loss that skillfully combine the startling poetic image (“off we’d go // into the cold air’s bright teeth”) and exuberant colloquial language (“everyone knows I don’t like dogs—/ the smell, the noise, and the drool”). At the heart of World as You Left It are the poems centering on the poet’s late father — both hilarious (as in “Loot,” about his old address book with its delicious list of big blonds and “sweet patooties”) and mysterious, as touching as they are enlivening.” —Lloyd Schwartz