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The Cultural Center launched Bass River Press in 2015 to support local poets. It typically publishes one full-length collection by a Cape or Islands poet each year.  

Bass River Press serves the dual function of promoting the works of local poets and engaging the community in the literary arts.  

The 2022 Call for Entry will be published on June 1, 2022. 

Current titles are available for purchase by clicking on the images below, by calling 508-394-7100, or by visiting our Artisan Gallery Gift Shop.


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From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod & the Islands Through Poetry

Alice Kociemba, Robin Smith-Johnson & Rich Youmans, Editors


Bass River Press, an Imprint of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod

ISBN 978-0-578-79521-8


This anthology's 118 contemporary poems meld the outer and interior landscapes of the Cape & Islands so that the reader discovers, as if for the first time, the spirit of a place that calls us home. Not only do these poems converse with one another, they are poems that could not have been written about anywhere else.

The Poets

Keith Althaus

Carol A. Amato

Judith Askew

Steven Bauer

Susan Nisenbaum Becker

Mary Bergman

Susan Berlin

Lorna Knowles Blake

Winston F. Bolton

Elizabeth Bradfield

Mary-Lou Brockett-Devine

J. Lorraine Brown

Lucile Burt

Kathy Butterworth

Deirdre Callanan

Samm Carlton

Kathleen Casey

Mary Clare Casey

Linda Haviland Conte

Barbara Crooker

Catherine R. Cryan

Jarita Davis

Cathie Desjardins

Susan Donnelly

Mark Doty

Paula Erickson

Howard Faerstein

Alan Feldman

Frank Finale

Mary Fister

Richard Foerster

Robert Frazier

Brendan Galvin

Diane Hanna

Jeffrey Harrison

Barry Hellman

Phyllis Henry-Jordan

Judith Herman

Susan Horton

Alexis Ivy

Terry S. Johnson

Sean Keck

James W. Kershner

Tricia Knoll

Lindsay Knowlton

Alice Kociemba

Laurel Kornhiser

Adeline Carrie Koscher

Stanley Kunitz

Valerie Lawson

Sara Letourneau

Martin I. Levine

Diane Lockward

Carol Malaquias

Fred Marchant

Jennifer Markell

Gail Mazur

Egan Millard

Donald Nitchie

Mary Oliver

Rosalind Pace

Judith Partelow

Linda Pastan

Marge Piercy

Meaghan Quinn

Donna Razeto

Brooks Robards

Jennifer Rose

Susan Jo Russell

Cliff Saunders

Alix Anne Shaw

Michael Shapiro

Thom Slayter

Rick Smith

Robin Smith-Johnson

Joseph Stanton

David R. Surette

Maxine Susman

Mary G. Swope

Matthew Thorburn

Daniel Tobin

Sharon Tracey

Paula Trepas

Sarah Brown Weitzman

Rich Youmans


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