Roxanne Hoffman is the founder of Poets Wear Prada, also known as PWP Books, a small press based in Hoboken, New Jersey devoted to introducing new authors through limited edition, high-quality chaplets. She is a former Wall Street Investment Banker and runs the press with her husband Herbert Fuerst, a retired Hollywood Agent. Their first offering, released in October of 2006, was a 12-page poetry chapbook titled Your Infidel Eyes by Brant Lyon, host of NYC's Hydrogen Jukebox Jazzoetry Series. Since then, they have released twelve additional titles with plans to release ten new chapbooks annually. Authors include well established New York Poets, Peter Chelnik and Susan Maurer as well as promising newcomers like Jee Leong Koh, Laura Vookles and Austin Alexis.
To view an excerpted interview with Ms. Hoffman by Host Anne Cammon from a two-part program about the press, featuring the publisher and several of the authors, titled "Poets Wear Prada on the Air," which was aired on Ms. Cammon's Friday evening show Art Waves on August 24th and September 7th in 2007 on WKCR FM NY on 89.9 FM NY and on www.wkcr.org, click the play button on the video player below:
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The Star-Ledger, Thursday June 26, 2008, Today, p. 55 (continued on p. 61), "Small is beautiful: Independent presses make the books the old-fashioned way" by Sarah Golin, Star-Ledger Staff.