Saturday, January 16, 2010

New from No Tell Books

God Damsel by Reb Livingston (No Tell Books)
ISBN 978-0-9826000-0-9
146 pages

Available now at Lulu
IF YOU PURCHASE FROM LULU by January 31, you can use coupon code: READMORE2010 for 10% off.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The New Chaps from Cooper Dillon Books

The first two chapbooks from Cooper Dillon Books are now available at

ISBN : 978-0-9841928-0-9
Paperback, 29 pages
$9.00 + s/h

The first title from CooperDillon containing poems which originally appeared in such wonderful journals as New England Review, Anti-, Copper Nickel, Bat City Review and others.

ISBN : 978-0-9841928-1-6
Paperback, 25 pages
$9.00 + s/h

A long-poem chapbook from the author of Harlot (No Tell Books). Listen to Jill Alexander Essbaum on the December '09 edition of the Poetry Magazine Podcast.

And Coming soon: The Wonderfull Yeare by Nate Pritts.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Letter Machine Editions

LME is offering a limited-time discount of twenty dollars (postage paid) for the pair:

Iowa by Travis Nichols

ISBN: 9780981522739
$14, TRADE PAPERBACK, 80 PAGES, 5.25” X 7.5”

In Iowa, Travis Nichols turns the bleak cultural void of Midwestern adolescence into a sequence of stunning prose vignettes. Here, a coming-of-age consciousness articulates the knotty uncertainties of personal, social and familial anxieties in sentences as equally complex as the feelings they house: “The memories true or not against him seem to be turning to steam, as I turned, all the while thinking of chewing out alone through the ghostly meats.” With youthful perplexity and zeal, a humorous and caustic violence of reflection drives this meditative, unclassifiable book. The scary truth is that the foreignness of private teenage cant was always asking the right questions. Now, we just have to listen: “Is this the right one thing you haunt? Looking at this one house year after year? Yes. It must be. Not to let you move on. That was the way out.”

Texture Notes by Sawako Nakayasu

ISBN: 9780981522722
$14, TRADE PAPERBACK, 136 PAGES, 5.25” X 7.5”

Is there a relationship between the population density of Tokyo and the pinkest part of a hamburger? Can one touch the inside of a noun to learn the difference between one bicycle and a field of bicycles? How close is yellow to need? How far are human fears from the fears of insects? Through a sequence of prose investigations, directions, theoretical performances, and character sketches, Sawako Nakayasu’s Texture Notes presses itself against everything. Here is a book of liminal cartography, where textures are percolated by thought and propelled by feeling, where intellectual frottage meets sunlight, moonlight, the pain of seeing something beautiful and an entire town enamored by a simple rock. Once again, Nakayasu’s writing explodes with genre-bending fury and fine-tuned improvisation, leaving in its wake a largess of feeling for the things of the world.