Books published by Counterpoint Press

The Practice of the Wild

Counterpoint Press | August 18, 2019 | 205 pages
The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the world. These essays, first published in 1990, stand as the mature centerpiece of Snyder s work and... More Info


Counterpoint Press | December 1, 2011 | 210 pages
A final work by the late author of Drinking: A Love Story considers the challenge of women to know and honor their wants in a culture that would control a woman's expression of desire, drawing on her experiences with anorexia to discuss the factors that shape a woman's relationship with food, love,... More Info

Kissed by a Fox

Counterpoint Press | August 18, 2019 | 373 pages
Recounts the author's experiences in nature, exploring the relationship between man and nature and challenging readers to open themselves to a different story of nature.  More Info

Discovering the Present

Counterpoint Press | October 1, 2015 | 408 pages
In the fateful month of March 2000, shortly after opening a hugely successful show in New York that unveiled the more nefarious financial connections of Presidential candidate George W. Bush, the hugely ambitious Conceptual artist Mark Lombardi was found hanged in his studio, an apparent suicide.... More Info

Goddess of Love Incarnate

Counterpoint Press | September 1, 2015 | 400 pages
Lili St. Cyr was, in the words of legendary reporter Mike Wallace, the highest paid stripteaser in America.” Wallace was so fascinated by Lili that out of all the presidents and celebrities he interviewed over a long career, towards the end of his life, she was the one he remained fixated on. Her... More Info

The Oyster War

Counterpoint Press | August 11, 2015 | 256 pages
It all began simply enough. In 1976 the Point Reyes Wilderness Act was passed, with broad support, and it was to include a rare marine sanctuary, the Drakes Estuary, as potential wilderness.” Located in the estuary was a small, struggling oyster farm. In existence for more than eighty years, it... More Info

Nathan Coulter

Counterpoint Press | August 18, 2019 | 117 pages
When Wendell Berry finished the first draft of Nathan Coulter at the end of the 1950s, he had no idea his interest in these characters would continue for more than 50 years. Yet it was only the beginning of a long celebration of the citizens of Port William, Kentucky. Focusing on young Nathan, who... More Info

How the World Works

Counterpoint Press | September 20, 2011 | 336 pages
According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is ?arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn't easy to read . . . or at least he wasn't until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky,... More Info

Jesus Land

Counterpoint Press | October 30, 2012 | 384 pages
Julia and her adopted brother, David, are sixteen-years-old. Julia is white. David is black. It is the mid-1980s and their family has just moved to rural Indiana, a landscape of cottonwood trees, trailer parks, and an all-encompassing racism. At home are a distant mother?more involved with her... More Info

Handmaking America

Counterpoint Press | August 28, 2012 | 192 pages
Identifies progressives as the group that holds the key to improving Americans' quality of life in the wake of recent economic disasters, suggesting strategies for countering both right-wing ideology and post-industrial capitalism.  More Info


Counterpoint Press | October 30, 2012 | 464 pages
In Anarchy! An Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth, Peter Glassgold brings to the page political activist and anarchist Emma Goldman's most radical contribution, Mother Earth, a monthly journal about social science and literature. Glassgold has compiled Mother Earth's most provocative... More Info

Two-Part Inventions

Counterpoint Press | November 6, 2012 | 288 pages
When his concert pianist wife dies suddenly, producer Philip fears the discovery of their fraudulent music recordings and descends into a psychological maelstrom of paranoia while reflecting on their lives together, his wife's remarkable career and his views about truth, marriage and perfection.  More Info

The Crises of Capitalism

Counterpoint Press | August 28, 2012 | 368 pages
Discusses whether or not capitalism continues to function as a viable economic system.  More Info

Bomb the Suburbs

Counterpoint Press | April 1, 2008 | 176 pages
A seminal evaluation of the world of hip-hop, rap, and street art also features an analysis of the culture and politics surrounding it, in an anniversary edition of an underground classic that addresses a broad range of topics including suburban sprawl, racial identity, and youth activism.... More Info

Bringing It to the Table

Counterpoint Press | August 18, 2009 | 234 pages
Introduction by Michael Pollan  More Info