The Mysterious Location of Kyrgyzstan
— David Allan Cates

Our debut book-length publication. The award-winning writer of five novels, Cates plumbs the quiet and bizarre complexities of decades-old love in this, his first collection of poetry.

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David Allan Cates is the author of five novels, most recently, TOM CONNOR'S GIFT, winner of a gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. His short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals, and his non-fiction in OUTSIDE MAGAZINE and THE NEW YORK TIMES SOPHISTICATED TRAVELER. He's the executive director of Missoula Medical Aid, a non-profit that provides public health and surgery services in Honduras, and he teaches in the Rainier Writing Workshop, a low-residency MFA program. THE MYSTERIOUS LOCATION OF KYRGYZSTAN is his first collection of poetry.

Read selected poems at David's website:

Cover image by Lora Robertson


SATELLITE PRESS develops book-length works of prose and poetry. With a polished manuscript, we recruit artists from our crew of painters, filmmakers, sculptors, musicians, and photographers to interpret the text, thus producing unique projects and engaging a broad audience.

Current Titles

THE MYSTERIOUS LOCATION OF KYRGYZSTAN by David Allan Cates, a meditative, playful, and erotic collection of nineteen poems.

Forthcoming Titles

DREAMLAND, a novel set in dystopia by Pedro Ponce

THE MENTEURS, a linked-story collection by Kevin Draper

RETROSPECTIVE, the photographs of Lora Robertson