Places We Return To: A Celebration of Twenty Years Publishing Fine Literature by CavanKerry Press, 2000-2020 (Paperback)

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By Joan Cusack Handler (Editor), Gabriel Cleveland (Editor), Kevin Carey (Contributions by), January Gill O'Neil (Contributions by), Baron Wormser (Contributions by), Ross Gay (Contributions by), Joan Cusack Handler (Contributions by)
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Founded twenty years ago by poet, memoirist, and clinical psychologist Joan Cusack Handler, CavanKerry Press has published fine literary work by established and emerging writers focused on the pursuit of understanding what it means to be human through insightful, accessible writing. This unique collection looks back at CavanKerry's first two decades with excerpts from each of the one hundred books in its publishing catalog, featuring poems and memoirs that capture the heart of living—through life's joys, illnesses, and moments of both gratitude and challenge.

This collection features work by renowned writers of contemporary poetry and memoir such as David Cho, Robert Cording, Ross Gay, John Haines, Joan Cusack Handler, Marcus Jackson, Gray Jacobik, January Gill O’Neil, Jack Ridl, Mary Ruefle, Maureen Seaton, Jack Wiler, Baron Wormser, and many others. Places We Return To is the perfect introduction to CavanKerry’s catalog, representing the deeply resonant writing for which the Press is known. Several authors in the CavanKerry library have gone on to find acclaim as poets laureate, Pushcart recipients, and finalists in national prizes. Places We Return To is a collection of work of the highest caliber.

About the Author


Joan Cusack Handler is the founder of CavanKerry Press. She is a poet, memoirist, and a psychologist in clinical practice. She is the author of four books, most recently, Orphans.

Gabriel Cleveland is the managing editor for CavanKerry Press. He is a poet and fiction writer and mental health advocate, working to raise awareness, visibility, and money for psychological and psychosocial issues.

Kevin Carey is the coordinator of creative writing at Salem State University. He is a poet, filmmaker, fiction writer, and playwright. His previous books include The One Fifteen to Penn Station, The Beach People, and Jesus Was a Homeboy.

Joan Cusack Handler is the founder of CavanKerry Press. She is a poet, memoirist, and a psychologist in clinical practice. She is the author of four books, most recently, Orphans.

Praise For…


Grand Prize, Honorable Mention; The Da Vinci Eye, Finalist; Montaigne Medal, Finalist
— Eric Hoffer Book Awards

"Just the way CavanKerry Press joyfully merges two Irish counties for its name, so its philosophy jubilantly combines Passion with Craft. Places We Return To is a treasure chest retrospective featuring a single selection from each CavanKerry book published in the last two decades. Valuing emotion and all its secret sources, as well as those bursts of interior song that surprise us when we reach a wellspring, CavanKerry prizes the personal voice—knowing what a radical act that can be, and also knowing it’s the way to the universal. That’s all here in this celebratory anthology, produced with the stunning design that has distinguished the press from a zygote of an idea to its full, expansive, generous presence today. There’s another important fusing, too: each poet here became part of a CavanKerry family of authors, the splendid result of voice, line, and design that makes marvels of their books."


— Molly Peacock, author of 'Cornucopia: New and Selected Poems' and 'The Analyst: Poems,' and President of the CavanKerry Board, 2004-2009

"The poets of CavanKerry Press tap your shoulder and invite you into their living room. You can sit here, and warm your hands on the different variants of what happens to humans, poem by poem, page by page, book by book, year by year. The best poems know how to catch experience and sing it true, and this book is filled with nothing but best poems. These gathered voices-old, young, rich, not so rich, urban and rural, love verse and they love the world. The house CavanKerry builds in this anthology suits its mission to a T; there are rooms available for all of us to wander. Think of our world. Now, think of our world without poetry. Now, open this book."
— Cornelius Eady, cofounder of Cave Canem


Product Details
ISBN: 9780967885636
ISBN-10: 0967885639
Publisher: CavanKerry Press
Publication Date: January 18th, 2021
Pages: 192