Dispatch 1 Tokyo:

Future and the Arts

by Barbara Roether

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Mori Art Tower at Roppongi:

Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life:

How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow:

What is true affluence? What is it to be human? What is life? 

Spring 2020

Three visually inspired and inspiring books available this May 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

88 pages

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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)


Wet Cement Press 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 have worked in publishing in New York and San Francisco and Moscow, but are not being investigated for our Russian connections, as far as we know. Several of us were involved in the Five Fingers Review & Press. One of us used to live in a tipi, another lives above a casino. Two of us were librarians, but no longer work there. We believe that the cement is always wet and that the world waits to be marked.


Use the Wet Cement Press online bookshop. Bookstores and libraries may order our titles through Ingram. But to obtain a higher discount for bulk orders, you should contact Wet Cement Press directly at wetcementpress@gmail.com. Our books are also available online from IndieBound and other online booksellers.