More than a retelling of the origin story of a democracy born from an intimate connection with the land, this book wagers that socially responsible agrarian mythmaking should be a vital part of a food ethic of resistance.

“Gonzales … proves himself a chronicler par excellence of nature—including of the human variety—in this excellent essay collection.”
Publishers Weekly

“This book sparkles with insights about the Emerald City. A fun and lively must-read.”
—Ryan Swanson

Celebrating forty years of publishing great books.
Sanderia Faye in the Dallas Morning News

Sanderia Faye in the Dallas Morning News

Amistad Press launched the movement and hashtags #BlackPublishingPower and #BlackOutBestSellerList to support black authors and get their names on bestseller lists throughout the country. Tracy Sherrod, editorial director of Amistad, brought this idea to life. She...

Announcing the Forthcoming Publication of Shared Secrets

Announcing the Forthcoming Publication of Shared Secrets

Portrait of Charles J. Finger by Robert Hobart Davis, c. 1922 (Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library).The University of Arkansas Press announces the forthcoming publication of Shared Secrets: The Queer World of Newbery Medalist Charles J. Finger,...

Michael McGriff Named 2021 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

Michael McGriff Named 2021 Miller Williams Poetry Prize Winner

Michael McGriff Craig Blais Madeleine Wattenberg Author, editor and translator Michael McGriff has won the 2021 Miller Williams Poetry Prize for his collection Eternal Sentences. Two finalists were also named: Craig Blais for his collection Moon News and Madeleine...

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