The Three Rooms Press story begins in 1993 in San Francisco. Founders Kat Georges and Peter Carlaftes were amazed at the amount of great poetry that was read at the terrific underground poetry readings in the Bay Area, at places like Cafe Babar, the Paradise Lounge, and the Albion. In an effort to preserve some of these poems, Kat and Peter started Three Rooms Press and published chapbooks done in a convenient, hip pocket size. After relocating to New York in 2003, they continued to discover cutting-edge poets at underground readings at Cornelia Street Cafe, the Bowery Poetry Club, and later, the Parkside Lounge. The poetry chapbooks continued, and developed into full-length poetry collections, perfect bound, with beautiful layout and design. Currently Three Rooms Press is focusing on expanding its fiction, nonfiction, biography and memoir titles. But poetry remains close to our heart.
Poets with books on Three Rooms Press include:
Hala Alyan, winner of the 2013 Arab-American Book Award for Poetry
John S. Paul
In addition, Three Rooms Press has published beautifully designed bilingual poetry collections, with notable translations of work by notable poets including:
Thomas Bernhard (translated from German by Peter Waugh, forthcoming Fall 2015)
Patrizia Gattaceca (translated from Corsican by Frédérique Mattei-Jordan)
César Vallejo (translated from Spanish by Gerard Malanga)
George Wallace (translated to Greek by Lina Sipitanou)
All books are available directly through this website and on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and by special order from your favorite independent bookstore. All Three Rooms Press books are distributed through PGW/Perseus.
Bookstore and Library Orders: USA, Canada, and Global
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