Recent Books

Read below about our most recent publications.

So Much of Everything by Jenn Koiter

October 2021

Jenn Koiter’s debut collection follows the author on international travels, through literary friendships, and within the course of personal tragedy. The winner of the 2021 DC Poet Project, Koiter’s poems and essays have been published widely in magazines and anthologies, including Smartish Pace, Barrelhouse, Bateau, Rock & Sling, and Copper Nickel. David Keplinger wrote, “In this utterly gorgeous debut collection, Jennifer Koiter has arrived as a poet whose voice is only matched by her remarkable intelligence.” Cover art for the book is by Alexandra N Sherman. Click to purchase the book.

The Forgotten River: an Anacostia Swim Club member anthology

June 2021

The Forgotten River gathers twenty poems by sixteen poets along with eight artworks by four visual artists to celebrate the ongoing cleanup of the Anacostia river. The book was curated by Kim B. Miller, Hope Greenleaf, and Thea Joselow for The Anacostia Swim Club, a member social club created to galvanize efforts to clean up the Anacostia river and reconnect to the natural world. Swim Club member contributors include Naomi Ayala, Anne Becker, Robert Bettmann, Grace Cavalieri, Marlena Chertock, Kaleb Friend, Luther Jett, W. F. Lantry, Gregory Luce, Pacyinz Lyfoung, Susan Bucci Mockler, Susan Notar, Kathryn Sadakierski, Raymond Smith, Ori Z. Soltes, Marianne Szlyk, Ruth Trevarrow, and Sally Sazariya. Catherine Plume, Sierra Club DC Chapter Chair wrote,“A lovely compendium of work that captures the enduring nature of the Anacostia river.” Cover art for the book is by Kaleb FriendClick to purchase the book.

Exhibition Catalogue: Jewish Authenticity and Identity

April 2021

The Jewish Authenticity and Identity exhibition catalogue includes an essay by curator Ori Z. Soltes, 70 full color images of artworks featured in the exhibition, and more. Ori Z. Soltes, a professor at Georgetown University’s Center for the Study of Jewish Civilization, has for four decades engaged critically with Jewish artwork, politics, and culture. Under his direction and alongside exhibition director Robert Bettmann the exhibition looks at how artists respond to and reflect Jewish identity, including political exclusion, women’s issues, assimilation, cultural appropriation, and cultural identity. The exhibition was on view April 5 through May 14, 2021 at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. An online exhibition is available at The exhibition features more than 70 works of painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking, including examples of Jewish ritual objects, as well as abstract works, portraits, public artwork maquette, and more, created by contemporary Israeli artists, European artists, and artists from around the United States, including many from the Washington, D.C. region. The cover image is a section of “Eve and Adam” by Shelley Lowenstein. Click to purchase the book.