Here at The Press our mission is 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.
The titles below are featured authors and editors that have published their work through Fresno State.
The Normal School
Founding Editors Steven Church, Sophie Beck, &
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.
Edited by Joell Hallowell & Meg Withers
Whether found between the crumbling pages of a forgotten family album or
shoved into a dusty cardboard box at a garage sale, we’ve all come
under the mystical influence of unlabeled and anonymous photographs. In
the presence of these fossil-like representations of unnamed ancestors,
we ponder the nature of family and anonymity, love and loss. Read more...
My Name is Armen
A life in column inches
By Armen Bacon
As I write these words it is the summer of 2014, exactly one decade
after I began scribbling thoughts, making journal entries, sifting
through memories and tracing my life’s story. Each story became a
roadmap and revelation in itself. Read more...
David of Sassoun
Editors Dickran Kouymjian & 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...
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