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: