CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE – Literary presses, bookstores, and readers are all feeling economic stress due to fallout from the coronavirus. To address that in some small way Jacar Press is taking these, among other, steps –

To help readers, we are reducing our prices – All full-length books will be sold for $15 and chapbooks for $10. We will pick up the cost of mailing(around $4). Email us directly with your order through our Contact page. This helps us to continue to be able to pay our designer and assistant editor. Our director takes no pay.

To help Independent Bookstores – Jacar Press will donate one-third of all our booksales to an independent bookstore of your choice, anywhere, for the purchase of gift cards to be given to customers to be used towards the purchase of any book by a small, literary press. Help us support small presses and bookstores. Keep reading.

We also 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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