fhff mammoth bizzHelp Mammoth stay afloat! Half price Mammoth books from Oct. 21-31. Cash flow problems for this indie press are dire, and we need help to keep going. Donate! Buy any book half price!  (plus shipping)! We have great plans for next year, and we want to be able to fund them. Our fine nationally known and local authors include 3 Kansas poets laureate, Native American and African American writers, international prize winners, Mid-Plains writers, and more. This year we have published Xanath Caraza, Stephen Meats, Caleb Puckett, Greg Field, and Robert Day. Please buy through our website or We accept PenPal at our email address. Please buy directly through Mammoth–many online retailers take a 55% cut of retail and pay no shipping, printing, or other costs. We’ve been going over 10 years, and we want to keep publishing! THANKS!


10610769_10152601446098419_9200550754810911362_nMammoth announces the publication of Syllables of Wind / Silabas de viento, by Xanath Caraza. For ground or special  orders, email mammothpubs [at] The retail is $18.00, but enjoy on-line order discounts plus free domestic shipping. for any number of copies.This is cheaper than Big Box Bookstores. 

ISBN 9781989801789 170 pages, bilingual with 3 Nahuatl translations. Sandra Kingery did the English translation.  We value your support of Mammoth’s authors and this independent press. Like MAMMOTH PUBLICATIONS on Facebook! See an interview on La Bloga: 

Greg Field on We Wanted To Be Writers Website

See excerpts from Greg Field’s book Black Heart: Poems on the We Wanted To Be Writers Greg Fieldwebsite. Three poems are “What I Wanted to Tell You,” “Percentages” and “Passing”: Greg Field, 3 poems Thanks to Cheryl Olsen and the good folks at this multi-layered website! Mammoth is proud of the responses to this latest book, $15 and order through email (free shipping if you mention this Mammoth posting) or through large online bookstores.


GREG FIELD’S BLACK HEART: POEMS advance copies are available.

Publication date Aug. 1, 2014. Greg Field will read from his new book July 24, Raven Bookstore, Lawrence, KS, 7 pm. Advance copies of Greg Field’s new book of poetry Black Heart are available by June 20 from Mammoth. Order here. Reviewers, please contact us by email $15.00 plus $2.50 shipping: Mammoth Publications 1916 Stratford Rd. Lawrence, KS 66044. 10% discount online–mention this deal. (Vendors contact Mammoth for terms.) BlackHeartCoverFront (2)

Native American   Poetry     88 pages. $15.00. ISBN 978-1-939301-85-7 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER: 2014938953 Perfect bound paper, 6” X 9”   Introduction by Denise Low


Congratulations to Caleb Puckett on the great review of his Mammoth book Fate Lines / Desire Lines by Eileen Tabios for Galatea Resurrects. Her review begins: Caleb Puckett“Swerve! Cheerful swerve! Wow: I was not expecting so much pleasure in Caleb Puckett’s FATE LINES / DESIRE LINES which I picked up desultorily one afternoon (I’d already pushed away another award-winning poetry book for trying to force me into a premature siesta). Well, Puckett’s poems blew away the lethargy from the house and woke me up! And the poems did so with much fresh lines. The innovative diction makes it difficult for the eye to pass by. Instead, the reading slows so that one can see one of the collection’s strengths: imagery.” Read the entire Tabios review at  Order from or see the Caleb Puckett web page, under Authors M to Z.

MAMMOTH READING TUES., APRIL 29, KS. U. UNION, 5:30 pm, Features XánathCaraza, Julie Unruh, Oliver Hall

Denise Low and Tom Weso, co-publishers, will also read. J4.29.14MammothNetoin Mammoth Authors and Publishers for a celebration of 10 years in business with a reading featuring XánathCaraza and Global Green partners Julie Unruh and Oliver Hall. Stephen Meats and local Mammoth authors will be introduced and read briefly. Denise Low and Tom Weso, co-publishers of Mammoth and KU graduates, will also read from Mammoth books. Refreshments will complete this end-of-the-work-day event.

Mammoth Publishes ROBERT DAY Essays, “Talk To Strangers and Stop on By”

Robert Day, Talk to Strangers and Stop on By: Essays on William Stafford and Other Folk of the American High PlDayTalkToStrangers.netains. Introduction by Scott Bontz. Design by James Dissette. 44 pages. $8.00.    ISBN 978-1-939301-87-1 Supported by a grant from The Land Institute, Wes Jackson, president

Robert Day describes the genesis of these eight pieces: “All of the essays in this section I wrote for—or because of—my association with the Prairie Writers Circle, a group of authors brought together by Wes Jackson of The Land Institute. They were republished by newspapers all over the country,” and many of them appeared on national and international websites.  Day presents opinion-editorial pieces that read like well wrought fiction. The title essay is about one of the most famous writers of the grasslands, William Stafford (1914-1993). This National Book Award-winning poet advocated for environmental and social awareness throughout his career. The William Stafford Centennial Conference at Washburn University (31 March 2014) was the occasion for the launch of this book. All of Day’s essays are models of craftsmanship, as they effortlessly present issues of water and fuel shortages, depopulation, and the human dimension of farming the Great Plains. Scott Bontz describes the mission of the Land Institute in the book’s introduction as “at once coRobert Day.crop.netsmopolitan and rural.” This describes Day’s superb writing.

Robert Day is a premiere writer of our day. His The Last Cattle Drive was a Book-of-the Month Club selection. His short fiction has won many awards, including Seaton Prizes, a Pen Faulkner / NEA Prize, and Best American Short Story and Pushcart citations. BkMk Press recently published his short fiction collection Where We Are Now (2012). His nonfiction colleBobDayHunterNet12.16.11ction is The Committee to Save the World, with individual pieces previously published in Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian, Forbes, American Scholar, and World Literature Today. The Canadian online journal Numéro Cinq is serializing his novel Let Us Imagine Last Love, which they will publish as an e-book (2014); Mammoth Publications will publish the print edition (2015). Day resides part of each year in the far western corner of the state and in Maryland. He taught at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, in addition to residencies at Montaigne College of the University of Bordeaux, The Iowa Writers Workshop, and The University of Kansas.