David Milofsky of the Denver Post is doing a pretty cool thing this summer: he's focusing his monthly columns on books coming out of independent and university presses. His June column took a look around at some of the best new books for summer reading. Having discovered that "where alternative presses are concerned our communal cup is overflowing," he decided to continue what he started in June. His new July column focuses on the books coming out of Coffee House and Graywolf presses.

In a time where the big houses are closing their doors to some of the most talented literary writers, the small presses are increasingly where to look for the most exciting and innovative fiction and poetry. Thanks to Milofsky for giving them some attention!