Monday, December 29, 2008


In honor of the New Year, Shadowbox Press is offering a deal that will make your older sister wish she hadn't wronged you all those years ago.

Choose any two of the following chapbooks &, for just $9, shipping included, they'll be in your mailbox quicker than candy, ready to spend some quality time with you or someone you love.

:: An Introduction to the Archetypes by Susan Slaviero (new!)
:: constellations gathered along the ecliptic by Craig Santos Perez
:: Flood by Woody Loverude
:: Fuel in Vacant Lots: Essays on Queer Existence by E.M. Bertram, Ed.

To get yours, visit us here & follow the directions on the left hand side (they're not too tricky, promise). Until then, here's to longer days, small books, & relatively healthy sibling relationships.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Happy December from Horse Less Press!

Here's a couple deals for you.

1. Pick up any two of the following chaps for only $7 (plus $1 shipping)! (Don't forget to let us know which two books you want!)
Anemic Cinema by Thomas Cook
To Be Human Is To Be A Conversation by Andrea Rexilius
Shadows are Weather by Allison Carter
Toward Eadward Forward by Emily Abendroth
A Mule-Shaped Cloud by Sarah Bartlett and Chris Tonelli
Vale Tudo by Sommer Browning
The Photograph by Sampson Starkweather
At Last Unfolding Congo by Alex Lemon

2. Or! Get any one chapbook from the above list plus a copy of Jen Tynes's new book, Heron/Girlfriend, for $10 (plus $1 shipping). More info about Heron/Girlfriend, published by Coconut Books, here:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

hand held editions - series 1

hand held editions
series 1

Timothy Donnelly - The Cloud Corporation
Ethan Paquin - Nineains
Stefania Heim - Three Poems

Three 5x7 chapbooks
printed on quality linen paper.

Get all three for $11

Visit hand held editions for details.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Ryan Daley - A Border Looks Like Making Love
A new chapbook from the Greying Ghost

To read Ryan Daley's A Border... is to hark back to the time you drove out into the rural flatlands in the middle of the night and turned your front lights off, kept on driving. Or that bus ride you took with other traveling phantoms from your city to their's. This is the poetry of motion, of curiosity, of raising hell as you skid across the icy terrain of someone else's life. For sex out of this range / Try the Golden Panda manipulation.

5x7 chapbook printed on quality linen paper with covers made from recycled grocery bags and old German maps. Printed in an edition of 50.

$6.00 postage paid in USA/Canada.
everyone else, email for a shipping quote.


Sunday, November 30, 2008


'I am seedsown.'
© 2008, 24 pp.
5.5x8.5, staple-bound
cover art by Melissa Culbertson
cover design by C. Tibbetts
$6 (S&H incl.)

Get it hot off the Shadowbox Press.

from 'Deconstructing the Papesse':

Hypothesis. One can (just as easily)
expire in a convent as in a parade.
There was a horse involved.
There was no horse.

Friday, November 28, 2008

New Chapbook Out From Rope-A-Dope Press

City of Moths, by Sampson Starkweather, Golden Gloves Chapbook Series, 2008/2009. Stab bound, with letterpress printed cover. $10 includes shipping.

Sampson Starkweather was born in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He is the author of The Photograph from horse less press. His work can be found in Typo, Octopus, jubilat, Absent, Tarpaulin Sky, RealPoetik, Absent and Sink Review. He lives in the woods alone.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Ocean Celebrates Black Friday

***Buy One Get One Free***

On November 28th, from 12:01am to 11:59pm, buy any Black Ocean book priced $11.95 or more and get a second title of your choice FREE (offer does not apply to issues of Handsome). Just write in a note on the PayPal order page regarding which title you’d like to receive. And, as always: Free Shipping!

Go to to place your orders.

Support independent publishing and have a very handsome holiday.

Love Janaka

Monday, November 24, 2008

Another new chapbook from horse less press!

Thomas Cook

Read more about it here:

And then order it here:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A new horse less chapbook!

Andrea Rexilius

28 pages, staple-bound.
$5 + $1 shipping

More info here:

Buy it here:

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Model Homes, issue 3

Lil' Norton is proud to present, Model Homes issue 3, now yours to discover. Join us in experiencing the prorated prospects of

Hung Q. Tu
Donato Mancini
Steven Zultanski
Kim Rosenfield
Kristen Gallagher
Douglas Kearney
Tommy Buck
Anna Vitale
Tyrone Williams
Jean Day

In time for the holidays, Issue and Subscription orders are now available through PayPal (no membership required, takes all credit cards, please visit out website). All correspondence, support, and inquiries welcome.

8.5 x 7, 64p, saddle stitched, made with love.
issn# 1938-8136
a Lil' Norton production

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trouble With Mapping by Brett Price with Flying Guillotine

--from "Vivid Flower"

Turn around to walk
Far enough and find

A back like the one
You turn

A wolf like the one
At your head

Trouble With Mapping is a 32 page, hand-stitched chapbook by Brett Price. Each copy has a unique cover and smells like rubber cement.

If you'd like a copy, please visit us at Flying Guillotine Press.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Two New Books from Horse Less Press

Look what we've been doing! Two new chapbooks from horse less press:

Shadows are Weather by Allison Carter

Allison is the author of A Fixed, Formal Arrangement (Les Figues, 2008). Work of hers has also been included in journals such as Fence, 5_Trope, P-Queue, 3rd Bed, and others. Allison currently lives on the east side of Los Angeles, where she co-edits PS Books with Joe Potts and teaches a workshop in hybrid forms at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts).


Toward Eadward Forward by Emily Abendroth

Emily Abendroth is a writer and artist, alternately residing in the San Franciso Bay Area and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (where she co-curates the Moles Not Molar Reading Series with poet Justin Audia). Recent work of hers can be found in Encyclopedia, Pocket Myths: The Odyssey Edition, horse less review, and Cut & Paste. A chunky excerpt from her book-length work-in-progress “Muzzle Blast Dander” can be found in Refuge/Refugee (Volume 3 of the Chain Links book series).

Order them both here.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Preorder special on Warsaw Bikini!

Sandra Simonds' new book Warsaw Bikini has been finalized and is currently printing. We're pleased to offer a special preorder price of $12 with free shipping to celebrate its release.

Orders should begin shipping on or about November 16, at which time the special offer will expire. (Regular price $15 + shipping).

Get yours at the Bloof store now.

UPDATE: This sale is now over. Thanks to everyone who ordered!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Frank Stanford Broadside

"Search Party"
by Frank Stanford

in an edition of 100 copies, letter pressed by Effing Press, in collaboration with Lost Roads Publishers & Cannibal Books, for the Frank Stanford Literary Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas, October 17-19, 2008


Monday, October 20, 2008

Mike Hauser's Psychic Headset

Sexual Poem

you of
the opposite

from my

don’t know
good for you

hold my
cock a minute

ok I’m back

I have
no arms no legs
no nothing

Click here to get to Mitzvah Chaps to order. $6 includes shipping.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

New Releases (& a couple older ones) From Small Fires Press

Five New Releases/Five New Reasons to LUV Letterpress Fancy-Ness.

Small Fires Press

The Wheat Wars by Erasmus Gould, edited by Alex Chambers:

The Wheat Wars is written by Erasmus Gould, municipal spy and national man of mystery, and edited by Alex Chambers. Illustration by Cherie Weaver. Essay explaining how corn came to dominate wheat in the contemporary zeitgeist. Letterpressed, with handmade cotton covers. Edition of 55. $15.00

Biographies: Sources indicate that Erasmus Gould retired not so long ago from a career as an agricultural snoop, municipal spy and national man of mystery. Throughout his career as a defender of whole wheat, it seems he maintained a side interest in history and beauty, focusing in particular on the economic origins of wonder and the breakdown of the bicameral mind.
Alex Chambers lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

From Khunk to Chunk by Erasmus Gould, edited by Alex Chambers:

From Khunk to Chunkis written by Erasmus Gould, municipal spy and national man of mystery, and edited by Alex Chambers. Illustration by Cherie Weaver.
Essay on the history and ethical failings of corn syrup. Letterpressed, with handmade cotton covers. Edition of 55. $15.00

When We Broke the Microscope by Julia Cohen and Mathias Svalina:

When We Broke the Microscope features illustrations by Cherie Weaver - a 36 page double-pamphlet letterpressed poetry collaboration in an edition of 125.

Some Bridges Migrate by Scott Pierce, 2nd Edition:

Some Bridges Migrate is written by Scott Pierce and features artwork by Cherie Weaver: a fully letterpressed twelve-page chapbook made with photopolymer type on Frankfurt paper with a handmade cotton/flax coverstock in an edition of 100. $20.00

Cob Webs by Laura Swan:Cobwebs is written and illustrated by Laura Swan & is fully letterpressed via photopolymer reproduction with a hand-colored title. On Frankfurt White paper. An 8-page one page book in an edition of 80. $6.00

Three Chapbooks from Projective Industries.

“You are walking toward gunshots on this road,” Thomas Hummel writes (or is it cites?) “while the steppe is asking for songs,” and the relations within and between these two clauses—tense, uncertain, quite possibly accidental—is like that between almost any two sentences in this striking, important new work. Is “toward” in this case spatial or temporal? Does “while” mean “at the same time” or “whereas”? Hummel notes that this is a “work of collage,” meaning most of its sentences originally appeared in contexts that limited their meaning. Here, unmoored, they realize their potential strangeness, and find themselves arranged by a random integer generator to take on the “arbitrary nature of the organic world.” Yet what surprises the reader most about this work isn’t the way it evades meaning in favor of mere being, or even the way it places gunshots where we expect songs. It is instead the fact that it captures throughout its pages the act of significance cutting through the bramble of its language, insisting itself into graspability, and against all odds. If the condition of the work is classic melancholia (“He was empty inside, and he could see no exciting project or absorbing task into which he could throw himself”), it is one of its most radical, affecting, and perfect manifestations in recent memory.

– Timothy Donnelly


His poems, his music, his game, his friendships are here, suggesting that Thibault Raoult takes seriously the conflict of his roles. As a writer, he insistently remains an amateur, going beyond what he knows. El P.E. reads as a kind of radical blessing, an expressive, unconsummated poetics in which we encounter cycles of cultural narrative rendered through an incontrovertibly particular language (of tribe, an ordo vagorum). Raoult's enthusiastic attentiveness to expression, pleasure, and polysemous meanings stokes a poetry that is, always in glimpses, perversely funny, turbulent, and whammo, alive.

— Forrest Gander


Noun and verb, agent and act. Constantly searching and endlessly reiterative, Samuel Amadon’s Spy Poem is the “little gray man” embodied. Visible when it chooses and vanishing at will, this work is just fast enough to stay ahead of us but never risks capture. His is a poetics of clandestinity. With its beautifully staggered and seamless syllabics, the poem is a dissection of artifice within an artifice: how we shape what we leave, how we choose what we show, how we say what we say once we’ve made the choice to say it. Samuel Amadon is watching. Get in the car.

—Thomas Hummel


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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

2 new books from greying ghost!

{ now available: }
Laura Carter - At The Pulse

"Like a conversation between two dinner guests - one in the bustling din of a dining room, the other across town in the burgundy dust of a soup kitchen open at the crack of dawn. These collection of poetic pulses interpret the grind and the ornate and the fierceness and the irreversible gait of life's intoxication through a sheer veneer of waggish curiosity. At The Pulse is astonishingly brilliant." -- $8.00 (ppd/us)

Adam Fieled - Help!

"Adam Fieled's Help! is writ with the din that blows eastward from Alleghany range to the eavesdropper's ear in Philadelphia. Inspired by the classic Beatles album, Help! could be the pouring of a soul into a very small cup, or the a bunch of little souls spilling from the cup onto the floor. His poems talk to You directly. They welcome you into their kitchen. They help you with your coat and build a fire. They feed you and then they leave you." -- $7.00 (ppd/us)

for ordering and information please visit Airforce Joyride

Sunday, October 5, 2008


From late-night train rides to DIY surgery, Chelsea to Greenpoint, Baudrillard to Kierkegaard—these nineteen poems buzz and spark and surprise. Justin Taylor has a clear, strong voice and plenty to say. More Perfect Depictions of Noise is a smart, funny, original collection. Even its quiet parts are loud.

5 x 8 1/2 inches, 48 pages, letterpressed covers, perfect bound edition of 1000.

Order here.


A satirical, faux-archive of a fictional senator's bizarre open correspondence to a variety of recipients: his constituents, other senators, media members, the president, & "weird guy"; topics of interest include breakfast, public hazards, Carl Weathers as Superman, blimps, and national security—all dashed off with self-aggrandizing jingoistic bombast.

9 x 11 1/2 inches, 23 pages, custom-designed stationery in letterpressed archive folder. edition of 500

Order here.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Cadaver Dogs by Rebecca Loudon

Cadaver Dogs, by Rebecca Loudon
No Tell Books, $15
Available at Lulu NOW
Available at Amazon and B&N SOON

The images in this book vibrate. “Mars hangs above you like a meat chime.” “An ovary red dress.” “Let me release the thin broth tadpole-/sticky lake from between my legs.” Cadaver Dogs gives us a fast and furious poetry of “linguistic impulse” (poet Denise Levertov’s term) fused with a poetry of visceral impulse, and rushes of hyped up innuendo. Multiple sensory cataracts pour forth on every page. Whether their mode is pensive, elegiac, sexual or all of the above, these poems embrace the undomesticated, taking as a given the fact that humans are perpetually channeling the various animals we contain. Want vividness and gusto, postmodern sensitivity, lingual rapture? Consume this book, or let it consume you.

— Amy Gerstler

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008


They All Seemed Asleep
Matthew Rohrer

Octopus Books 2008
43 pages
Hand-bound, letterpressed black on pink and brown covers.
Edition of 200

$10 (includes shipping)
Buy here

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Jared Stanley's The Outer Bay from Trafficker Press

Jared Stanley's The Outer Bay is 23 poems written in Merced, California in the SUMMER. The Outer Bay is a real estate term for Merced, realtors looking at forms of the Real. In these poems, the Real makes blisters and wrinkles. Its nature, trains that blare; its mind, a head of the town that gets kicked in. Political poems in a landscape of sensuous garage sales and actual trees. The dirty west of nostalgia, rope burns on the eyes: a mental music lush and troubling. Like water rationing, this is for the benefit of every California citizen. —Lauren Levin

Bhanu Kapil Interview with Jared Stanley

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Are they like rooms, these
tattoo machines and supplies for a mountain bike?
I never want to hear your name again, Joseph Cornell,
because what is your name.
An item of stately interest to a cockatoo
inquiring of sleep, why did I dream that?
Am I to stare down
and soar like document’s eye
glazed, a butterfly to leave behind?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hit Wave, Jon Leon

One of the greatest drugs ever manufactured is cocaine. I love the way it feels. End of story. When riding around in my Audi on the way to Vail Colorado I like to keep a vial of cocaine on the passenger seat next to my compact discs. One of the worst most mesmerizing bummers is when the coke is gone. That is when you're fucked and the world ends. At a time like that do not call anyone on the phone from a Super 8 Motel. Bring the joy into America. Love the market that is second only to diamonds.

Order now at the Kitchen Press Book Store.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

shane jones - will unfold you with my hairy hands

Shane Jones - I Will Unfold You With My Hairy Hands
Greying Ghost Chapbook Series

"Shane Jones's stories are strange and audacious. Do not expect irony or the hipster's felted birds and silk-screened whales. In these stories, animals die, live in chimneys, and float overhead, caught in the neon signs of the cityscape. Intimacy is a monster unfolding the palsied body of a handicapped woman and two people speaking into each other's feet. Yet in the bald telling of these bizarre stories there is the suggestion of tenderness that only honesty can articulate-this is the bird hovering above a burning field."
       - J'Lyn Chapman (Bear Stories)

5x8 chapbook printed on quality linen paper with horn-blowing angels.
Printed in an edition of 75.
Click here for an excerpt.

$8.00 postage paid in USA/Canada.

to order, visit AIRFORCE JOYRIDE

new from dancing girl press

Anne Heide
dancing girl press, 2008
get it here.

Edward Smallfield & Miriam Pirone
dancing girl press, 2008
get it here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Cupboard presents: Parables & Lies by Jesse Ball

The Cupboard's inaugural pamphlet is now available. Parables & Lies contains thirty-six short narratives about weary travelers and siblings of strange portent. Here is a world of kingdoms and distrust, of strangers to be encountered and age-old morals never, probably, to come.

$5, single issue
$15, one-year subscription (4 pamphlets)

Order with Paypal here.

Read excerpts here.