Friday, February 26, 2010

Eric Baus' "Bee-Stung Aviary"

Eric Baus' latest chapbook from Further Adventures Chapbooks and Pamphlets is available and ready to ship. Hand-sewn, screen-printed and kick-ass...all for $7.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Elegy for the Builder's Wife, from BHP

After a reprieve, Blue Hour Press is pleased to bring you its next book.

If maps are documents of distance, then Nick Courtright’s Elegy for the Builder’s Wife is an atlas. Each poem in the collection can complete a chronicle the surveyor’s work cannot — the territories of fog, how trees can become landmarks, the continents chipped from paint. Courtright, navigating the same terrain as Lorca, finds icons of longing, passion, and sacrifice in the liminal spaces, and in the process, he charts what, for the mapmaker, is impossible — the incomplete, the rended, and the influence of time on everything, still or in motion.

Nick's book can be found at

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Gutter Catholic Love Song by Joseph Wood now available from Mitzvah Chaps

Gutter Catholic Love Song
by Joseph Wood
cover design by Jamie Lacore
handmade in Lawrence, KS
w/ recycled paper

$10.00 (shipping included to USA & Canada)

Friday, February 19, 2010

new from alice blue: THE BLUE-COLLAR SUN by Lucas Farrell

Announcing the inaugural chapbook release from the brand spanking new alice blue books. The Blue-Collar Sun by Lucas Farrell has been built with love. The cover is of handmade paper, letterpressed & hand sewn. There is a vellum inlay and the chapbook itself is printed on fine 25% cotton paper. The whole book is of archival quality.

Book purchasing and information can be found on or visit the journal at

alice blue books' second chapbook is forthcoming this spring: William Shatner by C. McCallister Williams.

Now Available: Nathan Hauke's In the Living Room

In the Living Room investigates the fact that the intimacy of domestic spaces is perforated by wilderness. Full of ragged joy and shot through with terror, Hauke’s poems mark faith and companionship at edges as they attempt to find themselves at home in change. Reaching toward the transformative potential of their circumstances, they face the realization that “love’s echoes everywhere” unmake us.

"Nathan Hauke is a poet to be taken at his word. In the Living Room means exactly what it says: the room is alive; a place has already been prepared for us; and there is no room for death. Hauke's is a visionary architectonic, and he refreshes me." --Donald Revell

"As it is in Flannery O'Connor's short fiction, grace in the world of Nathan Hauke's poetry is hard-edged and hard-won. To experience it is to risk annihilation as well as redemption. Both 'mirror and field guide' to the thorniness, difficulty, and utter radiance of the material world, the poems in this collection bear witness to and transform the way we experience language/dailiness/consciousness/divinity. They challenge us to be wiser, more nuanced readers and writers, and human creatures. This is gorgeous, important work from one of our smartest, most generous, and very best emerging poets. Read it. Read it again." --Donna de la Perriere

“‘The living room is all windows’ and Hauke’s In The Living Room is too. Stained-glass, transparent, bombed-out, or covered in Spring’s pollen, these windows layer into an improvised architecture which includes our hellish and beautiful world the way water does its waves.” --Mike Sikkema


$7.00 (plus shipping)

For information on how to order, click here.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Little Blind Thing by Zachary Schomburg
Twelve Film-Poems on DVD w/ insert
Ten USD + Shipping

Poor Claudia is proud to present the debut collection of twelve film-poems by Zachary Schomburg, author of
The Man Suit and Scary, No Scary. The work is presented on DVD and available for a mere $10.00 on Poor Claudia's very nice website.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

President's Choice Issue 2

Very happy to announce the publication of President's Choice Issue 2. It's been much-delayed, but worth every impatient and nervous second. This issue features new and outstanding work by:

Brad Flis
Divya Victor
Kareem Estefan
Rob Halpern
Kim Rosenfield
Brian Kim Stefans 
and Kenneth Goldsmith. 

Priced at a completely reasonable $10 (including shipping). But printed in a completely unreasonable edition of 100 - so act fast, as they say.

Monday, February 8, 2010

THE WONDERFULL YEARE by Nate Pritts is now available!

Cooper Dillon Books happily brings you the latest by Nate Pritts:

The Wonderfull Yeare by Nate Pritts
ISBN: 9780984192823
Paperback, 74 pages
$14.00 + s/h

Read an interview with the author, now up at Bookslut.
Add it to your list on Good Reads!

"If the twenty-first century falls victim to a sudden plague, then The Wonderfull Yeare will be it's sole antidote. In his collection of pastorals and anti-pastorals, sonnets and anti-sonnets, Pritts proves that the annus mirabilis need not contain monumental breakthroughs like those of Newton or Einstein to justify its wonders. This isn't to say that these poems lack gravity or electricity, because the opposite is true. With revelations both calamitous and quotidian, Pritts makes us reconsider the entire notion of the calendar, as "Leaves unfold & collect sunlight.//It is the second before everything."
--Mary Biddinger, author of Prairie Fever and Saint Monica

Nate Pritts' The Wonderfull Yeare invents new forms for feeling, bringing to life a speaker who sees, in nature, suggestive (but possibly untranslatable, inimitable) directions for moving forward from sorrow. To read these touching collage poems is to make the slow and transformative passage from a "constant red ache" to "blue night...//& then afterward."
--Laura Mullen, author of When I was Dead and Subject