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The intention of this project is two-part: (1) to create a time capsule for our gut reactions to this political season, a collection we can return to when we feel complacency or forgetfulness settling; (2) to make use of the unique capacities and freedoms of the essay to explore the dichotomies of bipartisanship, and to integrate personal responses with societal facts.
Susanne Paola Antonetta, Diana Arterian, Dan Beachy-Quick, Steve Benson, Laynie Browne, Julie Carr, Nicole Cooley, Matthew Cooperman, Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Thom Donovan, Leora Fridman, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Joseph Harrington, H.L. Hix, Aby Kaupang, JH Phrydas, B.T. Shaw, Jessica Smith, Sasha Steensen, Sophia Terazawa, Tony Trigilio, and Nicole Walker


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Essay Press is pleased to announce the two winners of the 2016 Essay Press Open Book Contest judged by Carla Harryman: Litany for the Long Moment by Mary-Kim Arnold and Of Sphere by Karla Kelsey, which will be published in Fall 2017.