Welcome to Cornerstone Press

Cornerstone Press is a small, independent publishing house located in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Established in 1984, Cornerstone Press has published 36 titles to date in nearly every imaginable genre. It operates with the support of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of English. For more information and questions please contact Publisher-in-Chief Ross K. Tangedal at ross.tangedal@uwsp.edu.

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Cornerstone Press is proud to present our Fall 2016 offering, Meditations of a Beast, by Kristine Ong Muslim. A prolific poet and short story writer, Ms. Muslim breathes new life into the poetry cycle with her striking counter-balance of styles, perspectives, and expressions. Her voice, strong and grounded in humanity, gives each poem energy and wit, insight and pathos, terror and forgiveness. To read her work is to read the mind at work, as Ms. Muslim challenges staid stereotypes, forces out old ghosts, and resurrects new possibilities. 

Jim Pollock of the Council for Wisconsin Writers calls Ms. Muslim "a wonderful poet, and a tribute to Cornerstone Press." Her work speaks to past press publications, since Cornerstone has always considered itself first, and foremost, an incubator for up-and-coming writers. "Cornerstone performs a wonderful service for aspiring writers," Pollock notes, "and many others, like George Rogers [author of Among the Leaves; Cornerstone 2012], who never would have gathered his essays into a book if not served by Cornerstone." We at Cornerstone Press are committed to continuing in this important tradition, and we believe that Ms. Muslim's collection aligns with our proud publishing history.

Meditations of a Beast is scheduled for a 9 December 2016 release. 

All are invited to the Book Launch at the Dreyfuss University Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres begin at 6:00pm, and the book will be available for sale throughout the event. For questions regarding online sales and future events, please contact the press at: 


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​Notice how we don't bruise easily, how we can always heal and be healed.

"The Systems of Enchantment"

You wonder why the shadows of curved things remain straight.

"The Eater of Saturday Nights"

At the end of the day, these kids are called artists.

"Nobody Likes Black Paws"


Kristine Ong Muslim is the author of Age of Blight, Butterfly Dream, Lifeboat, A Roomful of Machines, Grim Series, We Bury the Landscape, and Black Arcadia.  She serves as the poetry editor of LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction, a literary journal published in Singapore, and she has been widely published in magazines and anthologies across the globe. She grew up and continues to live in the rural southern Philippines. 
Visit Kristine Ong Muslim at kristinemuslim.weebly.com


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