Order any 2 books for $20, $25 if one of the books is Arc, Resisting Arrest or i want to undie you. Jacar Press will pay the postage. To order email us directly with your choices at jacarpress@gmail.com

Congratulations to
Dorianne Laux, author, with Joseph Millar, of Duet . She was named a Pulitzer finalist for her 2020 collection Only as the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems (W.W. Norton). 

T.R. Hummer, whose poem “Iowa” from his new chapbook In These States (Jacar Press) was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Pushcart Prize anthology.

We were happy to hear that Kathryn Stripling Byer’s posthumous collection Trawling the Silences won Honorable Mention in the Brockman-Campbell contest.  It was Kay’s 7th full collection, her last and arguably her finest.  Kay was the first woman to be named NC Poet Laureate and an inductee into the NC Literary Hall of Fame.


Jacar Press put together bags of fruit, power bars, cheese and peanut butter crackers, water, hand sanitizer, soap and latex gloves and gave these to people on the street who are homeless. We purchased $20 gift certificates from a small locally-owned Italian restaurant that delivers and passed those out to people living in a nearby trailer park. We donated to Ngozi Design to sew masks for local elders. Doing our little bit to help out others in these times. Stay safe everyone.

Speaking with the Universe – Li-Young Lee weaving his poetry with the sitar stylings of David Whetstone in World Premiere performances

Jacar Press produced events at the Durham Arts Council, Greensboro College and East Carolina University.

Li-Young Lee and David Whetstone



Congratulations to Jaki Shelton Green, awarded an Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowship, and the first African-American to be appointed as North Carolina Poet Laureate

Jaki and Patricia Spears Jones sharing a moment at our Gathering of Poets

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