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Trafficker Press
Trafficker Press published chapbooks between 2007 and 2014, focusing on the work of emerging writers with few previous publications. Each book was designed by Andrew Kenower and edited and hand-bound with letterpressed covers by Erin Morrill. Nearly all of Trafficker Press’s chapbooks include interviews with the author conducted by the writer of the previous chapbook, creating dialogue among readers and writers. Trafficker’s chapbooks are available for purchase through UDP’s online store by clicking here.

UDP fiscally sponsors the following organizations:

Young Artists Language & Devotion Alliance (YALDA)
YALDA is as a NYC-based summer literary intensive and publishing platform for young women authors ages 12-19. For one week each year, authors come to NYC to receive a letterpress apprenticeship with Ugly Duckling Presse, where they learn to design, print and bind their own chapbooks. Authors also participate in workshops and community-building events, culminating in a chapbook launch reading, all hosted by Poets House. YALDA is committed to keeping its summer program tuition-free; students are responsible for travel, room and board only, and one fellowship to cover these costs is offered to a student in need. YALDA is a one-woman labor of love, founded by poet Farnoosh Fathi, who works with students individually to develop their manuscripts for nine months each academic year. To donate to YALDA, click here.

Based in New York City and Oakland, Wonder is a small press that publishes innovative poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Its editors are Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, and Trisha Low. View Wonder’s catalog here.

Wendy’s Subway
Wendy’s Subway is a non-profit library and workspace located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. WS hosts a range of public programs, including interdisciplinary readings and screenings, talks and lectures, discussion and reading groups, writing workshops, and free courses. Its non-circulating library holds a collection of books and documents with a special focus on poetry, art, theory, and philosophy, as well as the Laurin Raiken Archive, an extensive resource for the study of art history and criticism. WS is operated by its membership of 30+ poets, curators, novelists, artists, and critics with an interest in hybrid forms and cross-disciplinary discourse. For more information about Wendy’s Subway, click here. 

UDP donates books to the following community libraries and nonprofit organizations:

The African Poetry Libraries Initiative
The Bay Area Public School
Mountain Fold Books
Parachute Literary Arts

The Poulin Project

If you have a suggestion for an organization—a school, community library, reading room, or prison reading program—that would be interested in receiving donations of UDP books, please write to Daniel Owen: