On Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 PM Counterpath hosted a Singing Horse Press Feature with Paul Naylor, Andrew Schelling, & Susan M. Schultz.
The late Gil Ott founded Singing Horse Press in 1976 to publish the kinds of innovative writing all too often overlooked by mainstream trade and academic presses. In his tenure as director of the press, Ott produced a wide-ranging list of titles by a diverse group of authors, including Charles Bernstein, Harryette Mullen, Norman Fischer, and Rosmarie Waldrop, among others. In 2004, Ott turned the press over to Paul Naylor, the former editor of River City and coeditor of Facture. Under Naylor’s direction, Singing Horse Press continues to support writers who pursue formally and intellectually challenging paths of expression and construction. Among those writers published in the last few years are Rae Armantrout, Rachel Tzvia Back, Norman Fischer, Phillip Foss, Mary Rising Higgins, Hank Lazer, Ted Pearson, Ed Roberson, Andrew Schelling, and Susan M. Schultz.
Paul Naylor’s fourth full-length book of poetry, Book of Changes, was published by Shearsman Books in 2012. Earlier books include Playing Well With Others (Singing Horse Press, 2004), Arranging Nature (Chax Press, 2006), and Jammed Transmission (Tinfish Press, 2009). He is also the author of Poetic Investigations: Singing the Holes in History (1999), a study of five contemporary poets—Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, Lyn Hejinian, Kamau Brathwaite, and M. Nourbese Philip. He lives in San Diego, where he directs Singing Horse Press. His own life, however, is directed by his six-year old daughter, Siena.
Andrew Schelling lives in the Southern Rocky Mountain bioregion. He has worked on land use in the American West, ecology, conservation of wildlife, and wolf reintroduction. His twenty books include poetry, essays, anthologies, and translations. For thirty years he has studied Sanskrit & Indian raga, publishing seven collections of translation from India’s early poets. In recent years he has delved into Native American languages, and investigates animal tracks & the “grammar” of the ecological world. Recent books include From the Arapaho Songbook (2011) and The Oxford Anthology of Bhakti Literature (2011). He teaches at Naropa University in Colorado, and at Deer Park Institute in India’s architecturally rich & bird-thronged Himalayan foothills. His newest book is A Possible Bag (Singing Horse Press, 2013).
Susan M. Schultz is author of several books of poetry and poetic prose, including Aleatory Allegories (Salt, 2000), Memory Cards & Adoption Papers (Potes & Poets, 2001), Then Something Happened (Salt, 2004), Dementia Blog (Singing Horse Press, 2008), and Memory Cards: 2010-2011 Series (Singing Horse, 2011). A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2005. She edited The Tribe of John: Ashbery and Contemporary Poetry (Alabama, 1995) and co-edited, with Annie Finch, Multiformalisms: A Postmodern Poetics of Form (Textos, 2009). More recently, EOAGH 8 published a feature she edited on “writing dementia.” She edits Tinfish Press out of her home office in K?ne`ohe, Hawai`i and teaches at the University of Hawai`i at M?noa. Her most recent book is “She’s Welcome to Her Disease” Dementia Blog [Volume Two].