YesYes Books

1614 NE Alberta St

Portland, OR 97211

(503) 446-3851

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©2023 by YesYes Books

Designed by KMA Sullivan and

Cole Hildebrand

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Our Response to the World We Are Currently In
First and most importantly, we hope you and your family are well and safe!
In addition, we hope to survive as a small press in these times so we can continue to bring you amazing and necessary poetry and fiction while we strive to help our authors to the best of our ability and bring art and literature to you even as means to purchase is further and further from the grasp of many. Here are our initiatives that address as many of these concerns as we can:
  • All of our print titles are now on 20% discount with preorders at 25% discount. Flat shipping and handling fee of $3.50 no matter how many books you order. So order a lot!
  • We now offer digital versions of many of our books including some of our out-of print Vinyl 45s. $5 each.
  • We would love you to order from us, but we also encourage you to order directly from our authors so that they can receive direct $ in this difficult time. All of our authors are on some form of social media. DM them and go from there!
  • If you have received a digital version of one of our titles via our online store or one of our authors, you have our blessing to share the book with others who might not have the funds to purchase. 
  • We are in the process of setting up a gift card system which will encourage folks to support our publishing projects but also allow a pay-it-forward type donation so folks without funds can get print copies. We'll keep you posted on that!
  • We love the shit out of you and would love other suggestions for how we can stay alive during this tragic trashfire while also supporting our authors and YOU. Email us at with thoughts and ideas.
Now Available: Digital Versions of many of our titles
including some of our out-of-print Vinyl 45s!!!
$5 Each
Marty McConnell offers start-to-finish instructions along with a grounding in the Gathering Voices approach for both aspiring and seasoned facilitators who want to establish or invigorate a poetry learning environment for workshops in the community and the class room.
Gathering Voices includes:
  • Poetry from some of the most exciting poets writing today including Ada Limón, Patricia Smith, Jamaal May, Keetje Kuipers, Ocean Vuong, Rachel McKibbins, and so many more! 
  • Tailored discussion questions for each poem.
  • Innovative and interactive writing prompts for twenty-four complete three-hour workshops 
  • Guidelines for leading discussions of participants' work
  • Strategies for marketing your workshop, creating a schedule, maintaining boundaries and more
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Workbook available soon.
Book purchase includes online support materials
such as downloadable worksheets
download a sample with coupon!
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YesYes Books is a dynamic independent press that publishes poetry and prose collections from bold fresh voices.

Our titles have won the American Book Award, the Lambda Award for Gay Poetry, the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, the Devil's Kitchen Reading Award, the John C. Zacharis First Book Award, the Milt Kessler Award, and the Eric Hoffer Chapbook Award, and have been finalists for The Believer Book Award, the Norma Farber First Book Award, the Lambda Award for Transgender Poetry, the Balcones Poetry Prize, and the CLMP Firecracker Award for Fiction, among others.


Some of the authors, editors, friends, events and joy of YesYes Books. Come join us!

Vinyl Poetry Literary Magazine

An online literary magazine and sister organization to YesYes Books, Vinyl offers a glorious array of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essay, reviews, and visual art to more than 70,000 readers in 170 countries. 

With fresh weekly content from emerging voices to internationally recognized writers, Vinyl brings you literature and art that will enrich, engage, and enlighten. Come see what we've got going on!

Blue Buck by Allie Kelley

Each year YesYes Books donates hundreds of books to organizations that serve at-risk youth, women, LGBTQ populations, veterans, libraries, literary initiatives, and more. Through PSYCCity (Poetry Serving Youth City by City) YYB also works to raise awareness of youth homelessness and holds fundraisers across the country for youth organizations.

Some of the organizations YesYes Books has raised funds for and donated books to include:

  • Bridge Over Troubled Water

  • Center for Women Writers, Salem College

  • College of San Mateo

  • The Covenant House, Oakland

  • Henrico Cultural Arts Center

  • Housing Works Bookstore

  • Indianapolis Public Library

  • Just Buffalo Writing Center

  • LA Youth Network

  • Literature for All of Us

  • Girls Write Now

  • P:ear Portland

  • Poetry Project

  • Trans Lifeline

  • Truro Public Library

  • Youth Cares Seattle

  • Young Chicago Authors

Teen Angel by GB Kim

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