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Publisher LogoOberlin College Press is a nonprofit literary press based at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio. The overall goal of the press, staffed mostly by poets who volunteer their time and student interns who wish to learn about all aspects of publishing, is to produce a periodical of high standing and notable integrity, along with books of superlative quality, with respect to design as well as literary excellence and originality. At the same time, the press strives for affordability and wide availability, keeping its publications in print and reasonably priced.

FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics was founded in 1969 as a periodical devoted to poetry that would combine fresh viewpoints, editorial discrimination, and an attention to the best work being produced in the United States and abroad, regardless of allegiance to schools or categories or reputations. Published twice annually, it provides a forum where poets, eminent and emerging, show each other and those who follow the course of the art what is innovative and most interesting.

Editors: David Young, David Walker
Associate Editors: Pamela Alexander, Kazim Ali, DeSales Harrison
Editor-at-Large: Martha Collins
Managing Editor: Marco Wilkinson

Oberlin College Press also publishes books devoted in various ways to the art of poetry:

  • The FIELD Translation Series, begun in 1978, makes available the most exceptional of foreign writers to an English-speaking audience through the work of unusually gifted translators.
  • The FIELD Poetry Series, funded in part by an annual contest, features the work of new poets as well as, from time to time, the selected work of more established poets (e.g. Russell Edson, Franz Wright, Marianne Boruch).
  • FIELD Editions are occasionally produced anthologies: of poetry, of essays addressed to poetics, or of works of a specific genre, such as magical realist fiction and the prose poem.

Editors: David Young, David Walker, Martha Collins
Managing Editor: Marco Wilkinson

The Press receives financial support from Oberlin College and from the Friends of Oberlin College Press.

About Night
Selected and New Poems
Schmitz, Dennis

American Alphabets
25 Contemporary Poets
Walker, David


Winter, Jonah


The keenly anticipated new volume by this masterful American poet
Schmitz, Dennis

Beasts of the Hill

Neely, Mark

Blood Hyphen

Winner of the 2015 FIELD Poetry Prize
Williams, Kenny

The Book of Fresh Beginnings
Selected Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke
Rilke, Rainer Maria

But what
Selected Poems
Judith Herzberg writes poems of extraordinary compassion under great pressure of diction and form that capture brief moments of beauty and terror.
Herzberg, Judith

By Common Salt

Clary, Killarney

Chance Divine

Skinner, Jeffrey

Chez Nous

Estes, Angie

Deep Snow Country

Poems of striking grace and subtlety map an intricate, shifting landscape
Mulvey, Bern

Dirty Bomb

Mark Neely’s riveting second collection
Neely, Mark

Egypt from Space

These poems, by privileging the lyric in their intention, open up a new direction in the American prose poem
Goldberg, Beckian Fritz


The highly anticipated new book from the Pulitzer finalist
Estes, Angie

The Extremities

Kelly, Timothy

A FIELD Guide to Contemporary Poetry and Poetics

Friebert, Stuart

Five T'ang Poets

Wei, Wang,; Po, Li; Fu, Tu; Ho, Li; Shang-yin,Li

From the Hidden Storehouse
Selected Poems
Péret, Benjamin

Georg Trakl
Trakl, Georg

Ghost Notes

Burns, Ralph

The Goodbye Town

O’Keefe, Timothy

Hands Behind My Back
Selected Poems
Sorescu, Marin

He and I
Selected Poems of Emmanuel Moses
Moses, Emmanuel

Here There Was Once a Country

Khoury-Ghata, Vénus

High Lonesome
On the Poetry of Charles Wright
Giannelli, Adam

Homage to the Lame Wolf
Selected Poems
Popa, Vasko

Ill Lit
Selected & New Poems
Wright, Franz

Intensive Care
Selected and New Poems
Holub, Miroslav

Kurosawa’s Dog

Hinrichsen, Dennis

Late Into the Night
The Last Poems of Yannis Ritsos
Ritsos, Yannis

Lie Awake Lake

Goldberg, Beckian Fritz

The Lightning Field

Moldaw, Carol

Magical Realist Fiction
An Anthology
Young, David

The Mansion of Happiness

Rueful, tender visions of the Apocalypse as seen from the Midwest
Loomis, Jon

Meaning a Cloud

Marshall , J. W.

Models of the Universe
An Anthology of the Prose Poem
Friebert, Stuart

My Life in Heaven

These poems attend to the intricacies of intimacy—with the self, the beloved, the natural world, the divine
Samyn, Mary Ann

My Life, I Lapped It Up

The first comprehensive English translation of one of postwar Italy’s most important poets
Sanguineti, Edoardo

My Little Sister and Selected Poems 1965-1985

Kovner, Abba

Night Mail
Selected Poems
Tadic´, Novica

The Nothing Bird
Selected Poems
The first English collection of this irresistible French poet’s work
Peuchmaurd, Pierre

On Account Of
Selected Poems
Krolow, Karl

Orphic Songs

Campana, Dino


The latest dazzling collection by Pulitzer finalist and Kingsley Tufts winner Angie Estes
Estes, Angie

The Pleasure Principle

Loomis, Jon

The Plural of Happiness

de Coninck, Herman

Poem Without a Hero
And Selected Poems
Akhmatova, Anna

New and Selected
Boruch, Marianne

Poets Reading
The FIELD Symposia
Walker, David

Preludes and Fugues

Stunning new work by this inimitable French master
Moses, Emmanuel

Random Symmetries
The Collected Poems of Tom Andrews
Andrews, Tom

Red Studio

Cornish, Mary


Winner of the 2017 FIELD Poetry Prize
Haug, James

A Saturday Night at the Flying Dog

Southwick, Marcia

Selected Poems

Montale, Eugenio

The Selected Poems of Max Jacob

Jacob, Max

The Sleep Hotel

Schroeder, Amy Newlove

Some Slow Bees

This prize-winning poet’s most adventurous work yet
Potter, Carol


Gallagher, Jean

A Stick that Breaks and Breaks

Boruch, Marianne

The Storm & Other Poems

Montale, Eugenio


Kelly, Timothy


Gallagher, Jean

The Thirteenth Month

Pedersen, Inge


Estes, Angie

The Tunnel
Selected Poems
Edson, Russell

The Unknown Rilke
Selected Poems
Rilke, Rainer Maria

Valuable Nail
Selected Poems
Eich, Günter

Vanishing Lung Syndrome

Holub, Miroslav

Vanitas Motel

Loomis, Jon


Estes, Angie

Winter Night
Selected Poems of Attila Jozsef
József, Attila