Spotlight on our NYC allies spreading feminist lit for social justice


Dear friend,

The Feminist Press donates hundreds of books each year to fellow organizations fighting for gender, racial, and economic justice. Two of our longtime partners, Housing Works and Art Resources Transfer, are based right here in NYC, hard at work making change across our city and state. We’re honored to supply them with the books they need to carry out their vital projects—and we’d love your help!

Housing Works fights for funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to lifesaving services like quality housing, health care, and job training. Since 1990 they’ve served 30,000+ homeless and low-income New Yorkers. Their Bookstore Cafe both funds the HW mission and offers employment opportunities to the community they serve. We’ve donated over 300 books to the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe since 2016.

Art Resources Transfer is committed to documenting and disseminating artists' voices and work to the broadest possible public. Through the Poulin Project, A.R.T. partners with indie presses to distribute literature to public schools, libraries, prisons, and alternative education centers throughout New York State. Since their founding in 2007, they’ve served 548 institutions with 23,500 free books. We’ve donated over 400 books to 150 schools, libraries, and correctional facilities via A.R.T.’s Poulin Project since 2016.

The Meena Alexander Book Donation Fund equips us to give our books generously to the partners who need them most. Every $15 funds one donated book. Will you support our book donation program with a gift of $15, $30, $45, $60, or $120?

About the Fund: Meena Alexander (1951–2018) was an acclaimed poet, scholar, teacher, and advocate for global gender justice. The author of the lyrical memoir Fault Lines, and a longtime member of the WSQ Editorial Board, Meena leaves an enduring legacy at the Feminist Press. With this fund in her name, we honor her remarkable life, poetic craft, and lifelong dedication to the power of feminist storytelling.

Books for all and all for books,

The FP team—Jamia, Dorsa, Jisu, Lucia, Sophia, Lauren, Nick, Crystal, and Drew

PS If you or your organization want to request books via the Fund, drop us a line here!

Sophia Magnone