PAUL DRY BOOKS (dist. by IPG)
The Telescope in the Parlor (Nov., $14.95) by James McConkey. Essays highlight the authors and experiences that have meant the most to novelist McConkey.
Disappearing Ink: Poetry at the End of Print Culture (Oct., $16) by Dana Gioia. The poet and author offers essays about literature's changing place in contemporary culture. Advertising.
Simon Winchester's Calcutta (Oct., $14.99) by Simon Winchester and Rupert Winchester. The bestselling author and his son pen the first title in the Writer and Place travel literature series.
Testimony: The Word Made Fresh (Sept., $20) by Daniel Berrigan. Writings from courtroom testimony, homilies, poems and profiles of friends including Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton reflect the spirit of a modern prophet.
Writing Across Worlds: Contemporary Writers Talk (Oct.; $19.95, cloth $80), edited by Susheila Nasta, brings together a selection of interviews with international writers that have appeared in the British literary magazine Wasafiri. Advertising.
UNIV. OF MICHIGAN PRESS
Poetry and What Is Real (Oct.; $17.95, cloth $49.50) by Richard Tillinghast. A celebrated poet explores major figures in 20th-century American, English and Irish poetry.
The Dharma of Dragons and Daemons: Buddhist Themes in Modern Fantasy (Nov., $14.95) by David R. Loy and Linda Goodhew looks at fantasy favorites, including Lord of the Rings and Princess Mononoke.
WOLFHOUND/MERLIN PUBLISHING (dist. by Interlink)
The Modern Irish Novel (Sept., $19.95) by Rudiger Imhof focuses on contemporary Irish writers and their role in shaping Irish culture from Beckett to Roddy Doyle.