Elyssar Press’ Nominations for 2023 Pushcart Prize

The editors of Elyssar Press are pleased to announce our nominations for the 2023 Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses series, the prize chosen by Pushcart Press that anthologizes the best of the small presses publishing this year. Nana Boateng “Cottonmouth” (Poetry)Halima Olufemi “I am a Black Woman” (Poetry)Landon  Smith “Broken Home” (Poetry)Chase Spears […]

The Beirut Call: Harnessing Creativity for Change.

Edited by Pamela Chrabieh and Roula Salibi. Redlands, Calif.: Elyssar Press, 2021. 236 pp. $49.99. Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater Middle East Quarterly, Fall 2022 Beirut: The Strong Lady Lives The explosion of a stockpile of 2,750 tons of highly volatile ammonium nitrate off-loaded into a warehouse in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, […]

Poetry Letter No. 1

California State Poetry Society Poetry Letter Book Review by Joe DeCenzo: Letters under Rock by Rinne and Thach Letters under Rock: Performance Poetry by Cindy Rinne and Bory Thach. ISBN 978-1-334529-0-8, paperback,86x pages. $16.95+S&H. Elyssar Press, 2019. https://elyssarpress.com/books/letters-under-rock/ Letters Under Rock: A Spiritual Emergence Through the Arousal of the Heart Within the pages of the […]