`                                        Bottom Dog Press Books  [1984-2016]
                                 A History of a Small Press’s Publishing in the Midwest
                                                31 years of publishing and 198 books.
                                          We are a not-for-profit, independent, literary publisher.
                         Many people make this work happen for others: editors, artists, layout designers,
          and about 1,000 writers. We received support from the Ohio Arts Council for many of these early projects.  
  

1980’s

1984    Across These States: Journal Poems by Larry Smith [* First in our Ohio Writers Series chapbook]

1985   
 Thirty-Six Spokes: The Bicycle Poems by Terry Hermsen [Ohio Writers Series chapbook]
1985   
 Better Things to Do by Milton Jordan & Lights and Shadows by Marci Janas [Ohio Writers Series, dual  chapbook]
******
1986   Ohio Woman by Philip F. O’Connor (Ohio Writers Series, Fiction)
1986   
Mike's Place, Every Monday by Michael E. Waldecki  & Raw Sienna by Ronald E. Kittell [Wild Dog Series, dual book]
1986  
 Family Stories: The Grennans by Jim Gorman & Peter Desey’s The Benoits  [Ohio Writers Series, Fiction dual book]
*****
1987   A Pencil to Write Your Name: Poems from the Nicaraguan Poetry Workshops,  translations by Diane Kendig & Photography
and Introduction by Steve Cagan
1987    
Bodies of Water by George Myers Jr. [Ohio Writers Series]
1987   
 Best Ohio Fiction, edited by Laura Smith and Larry Smith. Included Philip F. O’Connor, Robert Flanagan, Robert Fox,
Jack Matthews and younger writers Brian Feil, Anne Flanagan, Amy Schildhouse, and John O’Connor [Ohio Writers Series;
first perfect bound book]
*****
1988    Three by Three: Bloom Blood by Joe Napora, After Uelsmann by Michael Cole, The Edge of Heaven by Roy Bentley                 
[* First in our Midwest Writers Series]
1988    T
he Discovery of Fire by David Shevin [Ohio Writers Series; won Ohioana Best Book of Poetry Award]
1988    
From the Heartlands: Photos and Essays from the Midwest, ed. Larry Smith
1988    
Ohio Zen Poems: All the Difference by d. steven conkle  & Inside the Garden by Larry Smith [Ohio Writers Series dual
book]
*****
1989    Ohio Women: Earthbound by Imogene Bolls, No Winter but this Cold Rain by Gloria Regalbuto, Breastbone by Merry
Speece, Barflies Stories by Karen St. John-Vincent
[Ohio Writers Series]
1989   
Mad National Geogery by David Canalos (posthumous) done with Bloody Twin Press
*****
1990’s   

1990    
Loving Power: Stories by Robert Flanagan [Midwest Writers Series]
1991   
 A Red Shadow of Steel Mills: Photos and Poems including chapbooks: In   Medias Res by Timothy Russell, Shaped Like a
Heart by David  J. Adams, The Weight of Smoke by Kip Knott, and Mill and Smoke Marrow by Richard Hague [Midwest Writers
Series]
1991    
Awash with Roses: The Collected Love Poems of Kenneth Patchen edited by Larry Smith and Laura Smith (hard cover and
soft cover) with an introduction by Larry Smith (Re-issued 2011)
1991    
The Heartlands Today Vol. 1 Issue 1 edited by The Firelands Writing Center
*****
1992    Inquiries: Poems by Jeff Gundy [Midwest Writers Series]
1992    
Any One Man: Poems by Roy Bentley (hard and soft cover) [Ohio Writers Series]
1992    
The Heartlands Today: A Cultural Quilt edited by The Firelands Writing Center
*****
1993    Where We Came In: Poems by David Adams
1993    
Human Anatomy: Three Fictions by Philip F. O’Connor, Annabel Thomas, and Jack Matthews
1993    
Steam Dummy and Fragments from the Fire: Poems by Chris Llewellyn (soft cover and audio cassette)   [*First in our
Working Lives Series]
1993   
Needles and Needs: Poems by David Shevin (hard and soft cover)
*****
1994   In Buckeye Country: Photos and Essays of Ohio Life, eds. John Moore & Larry Smith [Ohio Writers Series]
1994    
Beginning with And: New and Selected Poems by Albert T. Turner (Midwest Writers Series)
1994    
Sidewinders and Accolades: Poems by Michael Waldecki
1994    
Men and Women - Women and Men: A Poetry Chapbook Collection includes chapbooks: Child Aloft in Ohio Theatre by
Terry Hermsen,
The House of a Woman by Joanne Lowery, In a Neighborhood of Dying Light by Brooke Horvath, Mothers,
Daughters, & Dreams
by Connie Willet Everett, News of Loss by Robert DeMott, Modern Love by Anne Townsend [Midwest
Writes Series]
*****
1995    The Mama Stories by Lolette Kuby
1995    
Murder in the Family: Poems by Richard Messer
1995    
Tales along the Appalachian Plateau by Danny Fulks [*First in our Appalachian Writing Series]
1995   
 Beyond Rust: Stories by Larry Smith [Working Lives Series]
*****
1996    Coffeehouse Poetry Anthology: Poems-Photos-Statements, eds. Larry Smith, June King
1996   
 Getting By: Stories of Working Lives eds. David Shevin & Larry Smith [Working Lives Series]
*****
1997    Human Landscapes: 3 Books of Poems by Daniel Smith, Edwina Pendarvis, Philip St. Clair [Working Lives Series
chapbooks]
1997    
Milltown Natural: Essays and Stories from a Life by Richard Hague [Working Lives Series, nominated for National Book
Award]
1997   
 Burley One Dark Sucker Fired: Poems  by Maj Ragain
1997    
Nature (pocket book) ed. Laura Smith
1997   
 Even the Broken Letters of the Heart Spell Earth by Daniel Thompson (book & CD of Thompson reading to jazz)
*****
1998    Food Poems (pocket book) eds. Terry Hermsen and David Garrison
1998    
Chinese Zen Poems: What Hold Has This Mountain, translated by Mei Hui Liu Huang & Larry Smith [* First in our Laughing
Buddha Series]
1998    
Brooding the Heartlands: Poets of the Midwest, ed. M.L.Liebler includes   chapbooks by Jim Daniels, W. D. Ehrhart, Sean
Thomas   Daugherty, Aurora Harris, Faye Kicknosway, M. L. Liebler, Ed Sanders, Larry Smith, Tyrone Williams [Midwest Writers
Series]
1998   
 The Road That Carried Me Here: Poems by Ray McNiece
1998    
Writing Work: Writers on Working-Class Writing edited by David Shevin, Larry Smith, and Janet Zandy  [Working Lives
Series Anthology]
1998    
Dunbar: Suns and Dominions; includes chapbooks Galileo’s Suns by Herbert Woodward Martin and Epicurus’ Dominion by
Deborah  Ellen Stokes
[*First in our Paul Laurence Dunbar Series, dual poetry chapbooks]
*****
1999    No Pets: Stories by Jim Roy Daniels [Working Lives Series]
1999    
Advice for the Climb: Poems by Imogene Bolls [Midwest Writers Series]
1999    
Blind Horse: Poems by Jeanne Bryner [Working Lives Series; and Appalachian Series]
******
2000's

2000    Haiku Poems (pocket book) eds. Yvonne Hardenbrook & Larry Smith
2000    
Kenneth Patchen: Rebel Poet in America by Larry Smith (hard and soft cover) [Published through A Consortium of Small
Press Publishers; revised in 2012]
2000    
Moving to Find Work: Poems by Naton Leslie [Working Lives Series]
2000    
The Neighborhood Years: Poems by David Kherdian [Working Lives Series]
2000    
Our Working Lives: Short Stories of People and Work edited by Bonnie Jo Campbell and Larry Smith  [Working Lives
Anthology Series]
2000    
Rhapsody with Dark Matter: Poems by Jeff Gundy
*****
2001    Two Midwest Voices: Mirror Lake by Jerry Roscoe  and The Weather in Athens by Robert DeMott [Midwest Writers Series;
Won the Ohioan Best Book of Poetry Award]
2001    
The Ohio Trio: Fictions by Allen Frost
2001    
The Marcy Stories: Fiction by Fran Zell
2001    
Twist the Axe: A Horseplayer's Story (Poems & Journals) by Maj Ragain (hard  and   soft cover) [Working Lives Series]
2001    
Neon: Poems and Stories by Michael Salinger
*****
2002        Three Miles from Luckey: Poems by David Shevin (hard and soft cover) [Working Lives Series]
2002        
Ripe: Poems by Todd Davis [Harmony Series]
2002        
Working Hard for the Money: America's Working Poor in Stories, Poems, and   Photos, eds. Mary E. Weems and Larry
Smith [Working Lives Anthology Series]
*****
2003        Eclipse: Stories by Jeanne Bryner [Working Lives Series and Appalachian Series]
2003        
Throat: Poems by Mary Ann Wehler [Midwest Writers Series]
2003        
Songs of the Woodcutter: Zen Poems of Wang Wei and Taigu Ryokan, translated by Mei Hui Liu Huang and Larry Smith,
with flute by Monte Page (CD and booklet) [Laughing Buddha Series]
2003        
When: Poems by Don Moyer [Harmony Series]
2003        
O Taste and See: Food Poems eds. Terry Hermsen & David Garrison (Harmony Anthology Series)
2003        
Alive in Hard Country: Poems by Richard Hague [Working Lives Series;  Won the Appalachian  Poetry Book of the Year
Award]
2003        
Heartlands: Our Natural World, Charter Issue, edited by The Firelands Writing Center
2003        
Songs That Fathoms Home: Poems by Ray McNiece  [Working Lives Series]
*****
2004        Death by Renaissance: Poems by Paola Corso with, Photographs by George Thomas Mendel  [Working  Lives Series]   
2004        
Emergency Stopping and Other Stories by Jeff Vande Zande [Working Lives Fiction Series]
2004        
Bowl of Water: Poems by Allen Frost [Harmony Series]
2004        
Hymns and Songs of Purandaradasa, translated by Denish Hassan [Harmony Series]
2004        
In Neck Deep: Stories from a Fisherman by Jay Zimmerman [Harmony Series]
2004        
America Zen: A Gathering of Poets, edited by Ray McNiece and Larry Smith [Harmony
Anthology Series and Laughing Buddha Series]
*****
2005        Escape to the Promised Land: Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin [Paul Laurence Dunbar Series]
2005        
Street: Poems by Jim Daniels, Photographs by Charlee Brodsky (hard and soft cover) [Working
Lives Series; Won the Tillie Olsen Creative Writing Award]
2005        
Family Matters: Poems of Our Families edited by Ann Smith and Larry Smith [Harmony
Anthology Series]
*****
2006        The Search for the Reason Why: New and Selected Poems by Tom Kryss [Harmony Series]
2006        
The Art of Country Grain Elevators Poems by Jon Volkmer, Photographs by Bruce Selyem
[Working Lives Series]
2006        
d.a. levy and the Cleveland Mimeograph Revolution: A Double DVD
2006        120 Charles Street, the Village: Journals and Writings, 1949-1950 by Holly Beye
[*First in our Bird Dog Publishing Books/ Memoir Series]
*Bird Dog Publishing is created as an imprint of Bottom Dog Press
2006        Best of Heartlands: A Magazine of Midwest Art and Life edited by The Firelands Writing Center
2006        
Evensong: Contemporary American Poets on Spirituality edited by Gerry Lafemina and
Chad Prevost [Harmony Anthology Series]
2006        
Depression Days on Appalachian Farm: Poems by Robert Tener [Bird Dog Publishing book #2]
2006        
Faces and Voices: Tales by Larry Smith [Bird Dog Publishing book #3]
2006        
Lake Effect: Poems by Laura Bentley [Bird Dog Publishing book #4]
*****
2007        The Lecture on Dust: Poems by Brooke Horvath [Harmony Series]
2007        
d.a.levy and the Mimeograph Revolution edited by Ingrid Swanberg and Larry Smith (Iincludes dvd “if i scratch, if i
write") [Harmony Anthology Series]
2007        
Winter Apples: Poems by Paul Piper [Bird Dog Publishing book #5]
2007        
Bar Stories, ed Nan Byrne [Working Lives Anthology]
2007        
Another Life: Poems by Allen Frost [Bird Dog Publishing book #6]
2007        
Hunger Artist: A Midwest Childhood by Joanne Jacobson [Harmony Series/ Memoir Series]
2007        
Second Story Woman: A Memoir of Second Chances by Carole Calladine [Bird Dog Publishing/ Memoir Series]
2007        
Our Way of Life: Poems by Ray McNiece [Working Lives Series]
2007        
A Life in Poems by William Wright, with and introduction and biography by Larry Smith [Bird Dog Publishing book #8]
*****
2008        257 Zones of Gray: Poems by Rob Smith[Bird Dog Publishing book]
2008        
Cleveland Poetry Scenes: A Panorama and Anthology, edited by Nina Freedlander Gibans, Mary E. Weems, and Larry
Smith [Harmony Anthology Series]
2008        
Unmistakable Shade of Red and the Obama Chronicles by Mary E. Weems [Harmony Series]
2008        
Ascent from Cleveland Wild Heart/ Steel Phoenix by Russell Salamon [A Fredonia Press Project]
2008        
River's Daughter: Poems by Terry Hermsen [Harmony Series, won Ohio Poetry Award]
2008        
Awake at the End—edited by John Panza and Mary E. Weems and includes poet laureates from Cleveland Heights,
Ohio: Loren Weiss, Meredith Holmes, and Mary E. Weems [publishing with the Cleveland Heights Arts Organization]
2008        
Come Together: Imagine Peace edited by Philip Metres, Ann Smith, and Larry Smith [Harmony Anthology Series]
*****
2009        Landscape with Fragmented Figures: A Novel by Jeff Vande Zande [Working Lives Fiction Series]
2009        
Home Recordings by Allen Frost [Bird Dog Publishing book # 10]
2009        
Kanshi Poems of Taigu Ryokan, trans. by Mei Hui Liu Huang & Larry Smith [Laughing Buddha Series]
2009        
Daily Bread:  A Portrait of Homeless Men and Women by Jennifer Burd, Photographs by Lad
Strayer [Working Lives Series]
2009        
Heart Murmurs: Poems by John Vanek [Bird Dog Publishing book #11]
2009        
Reply to an Eviction Notice: New and Selected Poems by Robert Flanagan [Working Lives Series]
2009        
The Long River Home: A Novel by Larry Smith (hard and soft cover ) [Working Lives Fiction
Series and Appalachian Series]
2009        
Beautiful Rust: Poems by Ken Meisel [Working Lives Series]
2009        
Rushlight: Poems by Chris Green [Appalachian Writing Series]
*****
2010's   

2010        Bottom Dog Press Anthology, 25th Year edited by Laura Smith, Allen Frost, and Larry Smith
2010        
Riders on the Storm: A Novel by Susan Streeter Carpenter [Working Lives Series]
2010        
Strangers in America: A Novel by [Working Lives Series]
2010        
Church of the Backyard Fire by Vladimir Swyrinsky [Bird Dog Publishing: Working Lives Series]
2010        
On the Clock: Contemporary Short Stories of Work, eds. Jeff Vande Zande and Josh Maday  [Working Lives Series]
2010        
Degrees of Elevation: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia, eds. Charles Dodd White and Page Seay [Working
Lives Series; Appalachian Series]
2010        T
he Mermaid Translations: Fiction by Allen Frost [Bird Dog Publishing]
*****
2011        The Big Book of Daniel: Collected Poems of Daniel Thompson, edited with foreword by Maj Ragain
2011        DVD
James Wright's Ohio (28 mins)/  Kenneth Patchen: An Art of Engagement (40 mins)
2011        
Dogs & Other Poems by Paul Piper [Bird Dog Publishing]
2011        
Poetic Journey by Robert Reynolds [Bird Dog Publishing]
*****
2012        Learning How: Stories by Richard Hague {Appalachian Writing Series]
2012       
 Sinners of Sanction County: Stories by Charles Dodd White [Appalachian Writing Series]
2012        
The Way-Back Room by Mary Minock [Memoir Series]
2012        
The Free Farm: A Novel by Larry Smith [Appalachian Writing Series]
2012        
The Pattern Maker's Daughter: Poems by Sandra Gertz Umbach [Working Lives Series]
2012       
 American Poet: A Novel by Jeff Vande Zande [Working Lives Series];  *Winner Notable Michigan Book Award]
2012        
Selected Correspondence of Kenneth Patchen, ed. Allen Frost
2012        
Broken Collar: A Novel by Ron Mitchell [Working Lives Series]
2012       
 Maggot: A Novel by Robert Flanagan [Revised edition, Working Lives Series]
2012        
Homegoing: A Novel by Michael Olin-Hitt [Appalachian Writing Series]
2012        
Smoke: Poems by Jeanne Bryner [Working Lives Series; Winner American Journal of Nursing Award]
2012        
Each Moment: Poems by Larry Smith [Laughing Buddha Series]
2012        
Breathing West: Poems by Liane Ellison Norman [Harmony Series]
2012        
She Who Is Like a Mare: Poems of the Frontier Nursing Service by Karen Kotrba [Appalachian Writing Series]
2012        
Kenneth Patchen: Rebel Poet in America by Larry Smith [revised and expanded edition]
*****
2013        The Curve of the World: A Journey into the Spiritual of Yoga by Andy Douglas [Memoir Series]
2013        
Ariadne & Other Poems by Ingrid Swanberg (Harmony Series)
2013        
The Wonderful Stupid Man by Allen Frost [Bird Dog Publishing, fiction]
2013        
Painting Bridges: A Novel by Patricia Averbach [Harmony Series]
2013        
Sky Under the Roof: Poems by Hilda Downer [Appalachian Writing Series]
2013        
Words Walk: Poems by Ronald M. Ruble [Bird Dog Publishing]
2013       
 Harmonist at Nightfall: Poems by Shari Wagner (Harmony Series)
2013       
 The Canary: A Novel by Michael Loyd Gray (Harmony Series)
2013        
On the Flyleaf: Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin (Harmony & Dunbar Series)
2013        
Stolen Child: A Novel by Suzanne Kelly (Harmony Series)
*****
2014        
Story Hour and Other Stories by Robert Flanagan (Working Lives Series)
2014        
An Act of Courage: Selected Poems of Mort Krahling, eds. Brooke Horvath and Judy Platz (Harmony Series)
2014        
Waiting at the Dead End Diner: Poems by Rebecca Scumejda (Working Lives Series)
2014        
Echo: Poems by Christina Lovin (Harmony Series)
2014        
Lake Winds: Poems by Larry Smith (Harmony Series)
2014        
Gifted and Talented: A Novel by Julia Watts (Harmony Fiction Series)
2014        
And You Bird Can Sing: Fiction by Robert Miltner (Harmony Fiction Series)
2014       
 Daughters of the Grasslands: A Memoir by Mary Woster Haug (Memoir Series)
2014        J
ack's Memoirs: A Novel by Kurt Landefeld (Harmony Fiction Series)
2014        
Wanted: Good Family, A Novel by Joseph G. Anthony (Appalachian Writing Series)
*****
2015        
Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise by Paul L. Gentile (Harmony Memoir Series)
2015        
Far Country: Stories from Abroad and Other Places by Timothy Kenny (Harmony Memoir Series)
2015        
Appalachia Now: Short Stories of Contemporary Appalachia, eds. Charles Dodd White and Larry Smith
            (Appalachian Fiction Series)
2015       
 Voices from the Appalachian Coalfields: Found Poems by Mike and Ruth Yarrow, photographs by Douglas Yarrow.
           (Appalachian Writing Series; winner of Tillie Olson Creative Writing Award)
2015        
Drone String: Poems by Sherry Cook Stanforth (Appalachian Writing Series)
2015       
 Abandoned Homeland: Poems by Jeff Gundy (Ohio Poet of the Year 2015; Harmony Series)
2015       
 Brown Bottle: A Novel by Sheldon Compton (Appalachian Writing Series)
*****
2016        
Both Shoes Off: Poems  by Jeanne Bryner (Harmony Series)
2016        
And Waking…Poems by Kevin Casey (Harmony Series)
2016        
Waiting to Begin: Memoir by Pat O'Donnell (Harmony Memoir Series)
2016        
Flesh and Stones: Field Notes from a Finite World by Jan Shoemaker (Harmony Memoir Series)
*****
2017        
Cold Air Return: A Novel by Patrick Lawrence O'Keeffe (Harmony Series)
2017       
 The Thick of Thin: Memoirs of a Working-Class Writer by Larry Smith (Harmony Memoir Series)


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