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Impassio Press is an independent literary press devoted to publishing a variety
of fragmentary writings, with a focus on journals, diaries, and notebooks.


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In Pieces
An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing

edited by Olivia Dresher

ISBN: 0-9711583-5-5
$17.00 (paper; sewn binding) / 416 pages / 5½ x 8¼
Release date: May 2006

A finalist in ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards contest for 2006, In Pieces celebrates the diversity of contemporary fragmentary writing by offering a sampling of fragments written by 37 different writers—those who are known as well as new voices. More...

In Pieces: An Anthology of Fragmentary Writing

Wherever I Wander

Wherever I Wander
by Judith Azrael

ISBN: 0-9711583-4-7
$17.00 (paper) / 302 pages / 5½ x 8¼
Release date: June 2004

A prose collection by poet Judith Azrael that takes the reader on a voyage of discovery from the West Coast of the U.S. to Southeast Asia to the Greek Islands. More...

Traveling Light
A Photographer's Journey

by Deborah DeWit Marchant

This title, no longer available from Impassio,
has been reprinted by William, James & Co. as
Traveling Light: Chasing an Illuminated Life.

In rich prose and forty-seven color photographs the author tells the personal story of her search to capture the mystery of a place with her camera. More...

Traveling Light

Water and Earth

Water & Earth
A Journal

by Guy Gauthier

ISBN: 0-9711583-2-0
$16.00 (paper) / 224 pages / 6 x 9
Release date: October 2002

The daring thoughts and experiences of a young playwright in the sexually-charged New York scene of the 1970s. Gauthier writes about what's happening while it's still happening, capturing the moment before it's gone. More...

This Is How I Speak
The Diary of a Young Woman

by Sandi Sonnenfeld

ISBN: 0-9711583-1-2
$15.00 (paper) / 180 pages / 5½ x 8½
Release date: June 2002

An intimate portrait of a young woman's first year in the MFA program in Creative Writing at the University of Washington during the late 1980s. More...

This Is How I Speak

One Journal's Life

One Journal's Life
A Meditation on Journal-Keeping

by Audrey Borenstein

ISBN: 0-9711583-0-4
$10.00 (paper) / 56 pages / 5 x 7
Release date: March 2002

A 56-page book that is essentially the author's love letter to her journal, exploring her many selves and the possibility that her essence as a writer is most fully expressed in her journal. More...

Darkness and Light: Private Writing as Art
An Anthology of Contemporary
Journals, Diaries, and Notebooks

edited by Olivia Dresher and Victor Muñoz

ISBN: 1-58348-560-0
$17.95 (paper) / 368 pages / 6 x 9
Release date: February 2000

This collection of excerpts from the journals and diaries of 14 reflective women and men, including two essays, represents a groundbreaking effort to bring respect to this form of writing. Co-edited by Impassio's founder Olivia Dresher (but not an Impassio Press title), Darkness and Light is also available through Impassio. Several contributors have gone on to have their own titles published by Impassio. More...

Darkness and Light


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