Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Books by Brave Men Press

Now Available for purchase from Brave Men Press



Brian Foley

Brian Foley has had poems appear or are forthcoming in Typo, Fou, Glitterpony, No Tell Motel, Sixth Finch, and others. He edits SIR! Magazine and was recently selected by Pam Rehm for the Academy of American Poets prize. He lives in Massachusetts where he attends the MFA for Poets and Writers at Umass Amherst.

Cover is letterpressed with black ink on red paper.
Printed in a limited edition of 150.
22 pages.

read sample poems


Mathias Svalina

Author's Artist Statement:

"This poem comes from a manuscript of serial poems exploring what it means to be influenced by an artist. They are ekphrastic in the basic sense that they respond to artists or works of art. Beyond that they attempt to understand, via the lyric, how the art that matters to us continues to be present long after we’ve stopped thinking about the color, form & content of an individual work. This poem is a response to Caravaggio’s The Calling of St. Matthew, a painting that I have never been able to get out of my head."

Author's artist statement originally written for The Tusculum Review.

read excerpt

Cover is letterpressed with copper and black ink on blue paper.
Printed in a limited edition of 150.
27 pages.


Brave Men Press

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Cannibal: Issue 5

Cannibal: Issue 5
112 pages, hand-sewn, silk-screen printed cover
w/ poems Carrie Olivia Adams, Samuel Amadon, Claire Becker, Susan Briante, Lily Brown, Adam Clay, CAConrad, Kate Dougherty, Farrah Field, Laura Goode, Kate Greenstreet, Jane Gregory, Whit Griffin, Melanie Hubbard, Andrew Hughes, MC Hyland, Grant Jenkins, Jeff T. Johnson, Jon Leon, Sam Lohmann, Sara Mumolo, Hoa Nguyen, Danielle Pafunda, Alison Palmer, Kyle Schlesinger, Cedar Sigo, Nate Slawson, Tony Tost, Steven Toussaint, Amish Trivedi, G.C. Waldrep, & Joseph Wood.

[Out of Print]

Friday, April 16, 2010

dancing girl press spring chapbook sale

In honor of spring and National Poetry Month, we think it might be time for our one of our 5 books / $20 deals. Stock up, buy some for your friends, catch up on all our newest titles, including new books from Mary Ann Samyn, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Melinda Wilson, and many, many more..

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Poor Claudia Double Trouble!

Poor Claudia is proud to announce the birth of:

Frances by Emily Kendal Frey
38 pages, staple-bound with 'french'-style
removable cover in two colors
$10.00 + s/h

from Frances

Perhaps the walking
ends at a well

or a dead tree
a place you can get to

Swing out over
water and it opens

You come back
along the lake

but you're not
the same

Where's Frances

There's a sound
you can hear but

arrival is a means
of keeping

meaning out

Buy Frances on our nifty website:!

But wait, there's more!

Poor Claudia No. 3, Spring/Summer 2010
68 pages, staple-bound glossy magazine
$14.00 + s/h

OMFG it's No. 3! Issue No. 3 of the Poor Claudia review is officially available on the website. This issue is a woozy-doozy, with work by Matt Bell, Brandon Downing, Kate Greenstreet, Anne Marie Rooney, Arda Collins, CD Wright, and many more!

Pick up PC No. 3, along with Frances, at!