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Best Deliveries by Two Mothers: Dos Madres Press

Best Deliveries by Two Mothers

Dos Madres Press has quietly amassed an astonishing catalog of quality books, many of them by Cincinnati literary luminaries such as Ralph LaCharity, Pauletta Hansel, Tyrone Williams and Norman Finkelstein. Founded in 2004 by Robert J. Murphy, with contributions by Vera Murphy and Libbie Hughes (its “two mothers”), the Loveland-based press specializes in books where “the art of the written word is in balance with the visual arts,” a responsibility expertly executed by artist Elizabeth Murphy. December 2016 saw the publication of Realms of the Mother: The First Decade of Dos Madres Press, an anthology edited by poet Richard Hague that features work by 68 poets throughout the United States and beyond. Dos Madres Press, dosmadres.com