Tuesday, March 31, 2009

John Gallaher's Guidebook, from Blue Hour Press

This is BHP's first post to PPP. Feels real nice. Now for the chap info:

Our fifth release came out today, and we're proud of it: Guidebook, by John Gallaher.

With Guidebook, John Gallaher invents an idiosyncratic mythology of small town America in which driveways yield to carnivals, interstates wind their ways to to the edges of cliffs, and circuses erect themselves in backyards. Gallaher lights homes with refrigerators, clouds forecasts, and signs divorce decrees, puppeteering the lives of a gargantuan everyperson cast as he explores equal amounts of wishes and disappointments. Reading like a novelization of a Fellini film by Sherwood Anderson, Guidebook mixes genres, dizzies itself in language, politely makes meta, and affirms Gallaher as one of the most perceptive, poignant, and surreal minds participating in America's contemporary literature.

Read it, and if you like it, pass it on to friend and foe alike. We appreciate your support.

More to come,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Two New Greying Ghost Chapbooks!

2, two, to, too, dos new books from the Greying Ghost!

Zachary Schomburg - The Pond

"We've all lived near a pond at some point. We've all stuck a finger in its surface and wondered what the hell was under there. Perhaps after an accident the pond gets drained and gaggles of neighborhood kids then find their bikes and balls and other bits of tossed ephemera. The Pond is like a catalog of all that: of yesterdays both dreamt and recollected with clarity.

The Pond will also be published as the final section to his forthcoming full-length book, Scare, No Scary published by Black Ocean

5x7 chapbook printed on high quality paper with color end-papers.
Printed in an edition of 150.

Click here for image of the cover.
Click here for a sample.

$8.50 postage paid in USA/Canada.
everyone else, email for a shipping quote.


Thomas Hummel - Stands As Mediation

"A cyclical translation of Gertrude Stein's Stanzas In Meditation, Thomas Hummel, through his mad experiments, had produced ten poems that refuse to pay rent. They squat in the abandoned factories and the houses of its workers and stand in front of the windows with the lights on. And though you're not quite sure if they're laughing at or with you, the fact they are laughing is reason enough to befriend them. Roll over Gertrude and wake her up."

5x7 chapbook printed on high quality paper with color end-papers.
Printed in an edition of 99.

Click here for image of the cover.
Click here for a sample.

$7.00 postage paid in USA/Canada.
everyone else, email for a shipping quote.


dgp spring subscription steal

Now through April, get all dancing girl press 2009 titles delivered to your doorstep quarterly for a mere $100 dollars, including work by Susan Slaviero, Kristen Orser, Dawn Lonsinger, Stephanie Anderson, Talia Reed, Kate Durbin, Jen Blair, Sarah Den Boer, Rachel Webster, Julie Strand, Sarah Gardner, Brooklyn Copeland, Erika Wright, Jaqueline Lyons, Dierdre Dore, Erin Elizabeth Smith, Elizabeth Barbato, Shelly Taylor, Sara Tracey, Nava Fader, Leah Browning, Katie Capello, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Stephanie Goehring, Melinda Wilson, Cindy St. John, Renee Angle, Eva Schlesinger, and Jessica Bozek.

Plus, a couple of surprises TBA..

go here for details

Sunday, March 8, 2009

2 new from Octopus Books

Tuned Droves
Eric Baus
Perfect-bound Paperback
96 pages
$12 (includes shipping)

One Neither One
Shane McCrae
Edition of 88
$10 (includes shipping)

Buy them here

Saturday, March 7, 2009



(seven chapbooks)

Four Cities by Kazim Ali
Luminal Equation by Maureen Alsop
House by Sommer Browning
Into the Eyes of Lost Storms by Karla Kelsey
Sycorax's Retinue by Laura Goode
You do damage by Kate Schapira
Yellowcake by Jared White

180 pages, hand-sewn in signatures, limited edition of 100


flesheatingpoems AT gmail DOT com



Matthew Whitley
Arlo Quint
Tim Van Dyke
Zachary Schomburg
Sarah Green
Jim Behrle
John Coletti
Scott Pierce
Joseph Bradshaw
Tim Earley
Brandon Shimoda
Tom Andes
Jane Gregory
Matthew Henriksen
Ben Mazer
Franklin Winslow
Kyle Schlesinger
Rita Dahl

100 copies, side-stapled w/ two-layer transparency/vellum cover
Edited by Mitch Taylor mitchmailer AT yahoo DOT com
Designed by Cannibal Books flesheatingpoems AT gmail.com