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Wet Cement Press

Small hand held books of fiction, poetry and hybrid genius

Spring 2020

Three visually inspired books available May 1st in a beautiful 6.5" square format.

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Andrea Clark Libin

Orphan of the Moon

Notebook of a Girl in a Moscow Station

86 pages

Michael Sohn

Still Forms

Visible Poetry

116 pages

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Ninso John High

Without Dragons Even

the Emperor Would be Lonely

Ensos, Parables & Koans

148 pages

Fall 2019

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Brit Washburn's Notwithstanding introduces a true talent, every well-crafted poem is as wise as it is earned. It is a book of love and loss and the sensuality of food and nature, qualities often blended in poem after poem. It's a book that stays home, “one season slipping into the next...” about which she says, “I’ve been through this before: I know how to eat and swim and sleep alone, how to savor a sensation without sharing it, how to carry on.” An exquisite sensibility at work here.

—Stephen Dunn, author of Whereas: Poems

     (W. W. Norton & Company)


Bookstores and libraries may order our titles through Ingram. Individuals please order from our online bookshop. WCP titles are also available from IndieBound and other online booksellers.  View existing orders.


Wet Cement Press publishes small hand held books of fiction, poetry and hybrid genius. It is the project of a group of writers who once lived and worked together in San Francisco, but we don't live there anymore. Our tastes in literature run toward the lyrical and spontaneous, the raw and unsmooth. We believe that the cement is always wet. The world waits to be marked. We invite you to join us in paving new ways to bring readers and writers together.