Bitter Oleander Press

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Translation
Prose Poetry, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Duane Locke, Patty Dickson Pieczka, Alan Britt, Anthony Seidman, Silvia Scheibli, Rob Cook, Serena Fusek, Shawn Fawson, George Kalamaras, Paul B. Roth, Lara Gularte, Katherine Sánchez Espano, Patrick Lawler, Stephanie Dickinson, Carol Dine, Andrea Moorhead, Steve Barfield, Ray Keifetz, Christien Gholson, John Taylor, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Tom Holmes, Shawn Fawson, Christine Boyka Kluge, Ye Chun, Austin LaGrone, Joyce Mansour, Benjamin Péret, Alberto Blanco, Jacques Dupin, André du Bouchet, Ana Minga, Hai Zi, Nora Ioga, Christine Lavant, Franca Mancinelli, Carsten René Nielsen, Marie Lundquist, Riad Saleh Hussein, Pierre Voélin, Salvador Novo, Salgado Maranhao, José-Flore Tappy
Book Types: 
Poetry collections
Reading Periods: 
Oct 1 to Mar 31
May 1 to Jun 15
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
1 to 5
Small Press Distribution

Editorial Focus

Books by the Bitter Oleander Press represent some of the best of contemporary poetry published in English and in translation. Although their concentration is primarily on contemporary poets in translation, they offer an annual competition for books of poetry in English as well. As a press, they seek out any language, uncommitted to the mediocre and the commonplace while being more integrated in the natural world. A language that helps define the same particulars in nature that exist in all of them and which have not been socialized out of them.

Tips From the Editor

Please inquire before sending a full manuscript. We have an open reading period for translated manuscripts between October 1 through March 31, and our annual English only poetry competition (BOPLOPA) runs between May 1 and June 15 and charges a reading fee.

Contact Information

Paul Roth, Editor and Publisher
4983 Tall Oaks Drive
Fayetteville, NY 13066-9776
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Last updated: Feb 21, 2024