Cultivating great books.

Welcome to The Press at California State University, Fresno.

Our Mission:

To publish great literature by both emerging and established voices, scholarly books that expand the horizons of human knowledge, and other works that promote the rich cultural heritage of California’s Central Valley.

Featured Titles

 First Light

By Philip Levine

And surely one hears, from his very first book, what continues to be Phil's singular voice: his insistence on memory, personal and historical, as a way of keeping a perspective on the rush of the immediate and the fashionable; his dedication to clear speech in opposition to the constant hum of political, social, and cultural cant... 

Tales of Taliesin

by Cornelia Brierly

These autobiographical reminiscences, spanning almost seventy years, give flesh and bones to Cornelia Brierly's long membership in the Taliesin Fellowship and its two famous homesites. Read more...


 David of Sassoun: Critical Studies on the Armenian Epic 


 editors Dickran Kouymjian and Barlow Der Mugrdechian

David of Sassoun: Critical Studies on the Armenian Epic, a collection of essays by the world’s foremost scholars on the great oral epic of Armenia is the newest addition to the Armenian Series established through The Press at California State University, Fresno. Read more...

The Normal School: A Literary Magazine

Founding Editors: Steven Church, Sophie Beck, Matt Roberts

The Normal School is a cultural magazine for the avid reader. Packed with memoir, New Yorker-style narrative journalism, short fiction, cultural criticism, and a dash of poetry, it jumps the divide between the compact, high-minded literary journals and the flashy stuff the rest of us poor slobs like to read.

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