Monday, November 28, 2011

FAX from Agnes Fox Press!

Yo. Agnes Fox Press is happy to announce a new book:  FAX. It is a collaboration between Seth Parker and Ali Osborn (a poet and a visual artist). It is a handsome little volume, produced with love, and it can be yours for $8 right here. Eight buckaroos. Not too bad! Here's a taste:

A lusty tiger 
now you
just knocked
on the devil's
a bitter
3-2-1 I'm
& the Ruth's Chris
under me

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Pretend You'll Do It Again by Josh Russell

Pretend You’ll Do It Again by Josh Russell

Josh Russell’s Pretend… proves that one can write a thousand word novel. These thirteen stories, some quick, others controlled bits of sprawls, do what great prose is supposed to do: they pick you up by your shirt collar and plop you down in a barber shop mid shave, or on a dare, rural Georgia. His words will beckon you and their lasting images will haunt the furthest recesses of your head. Get this. Get this now.

7 x 9 chapbook. 122# heavy cover paper. Hand stamped and printed. Repurposed maps throughout. Printed and bound in an edition of 90.

$7.50 usa/canada
$9.50 world


Also in stock: books by Jordan Davis, Nate Pritts, Travis Brown, Paige Taggart, Sasha Fletcher, Garth Graeper, Kathleen Rooney, & Andrew Borgstrom

Monday, September 19, 2011


Hello friends,



is pleased to announce to the release of


new chapbook


"Yes, I will be in Michelle Taransky's words. I will call Michelle Taransky into question. She says we are all addicted to evidence. Yes, I will be in Michelle Taransky's woods. Michelle Taransky decided to make these choices. And she says the word feverfew. No, it isn't as simple as taking one o away and putting in its place an r. But I love how she gets me to do this. These point the way, the way a slash on a tree in the woods blazes a path. A hint, an inkling. I will go there to see what she says see. And I'm pretty sure I'll be better off everafter."

- Dara Wier, author of Reverse Rapture & Hat on a Pond

Michelle Taransky is the author of Barn Burned, Then, selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. Before moving to Philadelphia to work at Kelly Writers House, Taransky received a BA from The University of Chicago, worked as Programs Coordinator at The Poetry Center of Chicago, earned her MFA from The Iowa Writers' Workshop, taught poetry at the Iowa Young Writers Studio, and was a resident at Wave Books' Poetry Farm. She is a member of the Critical Writing Faculty at Penn and an adjunct poetry instructor at Temple University. Taransky is always happy to talk about poetry, glitter, Charles Barkley, or her book-in-progress: Never Quit: The Poetics of Charles Barkley.

Cover is letterpressed

w/ tan and black ink on cream paper.

Printed in a limited edition of 105.

21 pages.



with a limited edition coinside (i.e. tiny broadside)


$ 12.50



visiit -







BEING ONE by Lily Brown



by Joshua Marie Wilkinson

as well as a Limited edition drypoint etching by E. B. Goodale

printed exclusively for the Brave Men Press Coin Library


also sold separately -


Please help by spreading the word on Facebook and blogs near and far.

Select copies available for review upon request.

Contact -

Thank you for your support!


E.B. Goodale &

Brian Foley

Monday, September 12, 2011

New from Flying Guillotine Press!

The Blues of Javal Davis

stay open about drawing
an opinion ████
████████ from
the comforts of your living

room watching CNN
if you were actually on
the other side of CNN
fighting for your life pretty

much on our own we
worked seven days straight
slept seven to a cell
I was told to bang cans

throw cold ████slam doors
I blared heavy metal ████
loud all hours but the prisoners
████████air guitar

I blared Hip Hop Hurray
until they began to bob their heads
And then I played country
they said Allah Allah cut it off

country drove them crazy
CNN says we’re some dumb
poor kids from Garbagecan USA
it didn’t turn out to be that way

Abu Ghraib Arias is a chapbook of poems by Philip Metres. It is hand bound and printed in an edition of 200. The cover paper was made from old military uniforms by Chris Arendt through The Combat Paper Project.

Philip Metres is the author numerous books, including To See the Earth (Cleveland State University, 2008), Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008) and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront, Since 1941 (University of Iowa Press, 2007). His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, and has garnered an NEA, a Watson Fellowship, two Ohio Arts Council Grants, and the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2010. He teaches literature and creative writing at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit him here:

Chris Arendt is a papermaker, paper artist and veteran who served part of his term in the Army at Guantanamo Bay. He also spent 15 months, the length of a modern Army deployment, collecting stories as a homeless veteran.

The Combat Paper Project teaches returning soldiers the art of papermaking.

$11.25 includes shipping. Buy it over at Flying G!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New from Lame House Press: Your Sorcerer's Way by Ben Somers

Your Sorcerer's Way by Ben Somers is now available from Lame House Press. Hand-sewn and printed in a limited edition of 100. $5 + $1 shipping. To read a sample poem and order, visit

Tuesday, August 2, 2011



We are ecstatic to announce our fifteenth Blue Hour Press chapbook, Fritz Ward's Doppelgänged:

Fritz Ward’s Doppelgänged is an electrified daguerreotype of authorial impulse, a swerving tour around the haunted amusement park we call narrative. Ward’s proxies write their own misadventures, setting up their shadowy sideshows near agricultural accidents, morgues, and drive-ins. The poems in this dazzling, maximalist collection swing gracefully through the reader’s reflection, and each risky inversion of verbal acrobatics allows both the speaker and the audience to share in the pleasurable vertigo that comes from working without a net. Doppelgänged’s fun house of mirrored forgeries reveals a portrait, in multiple exposures, of the poet himself and much more.

You can read the book on Issuu, and purchase it on Lulu for $10.

Of course, the other big news is that our submissions are now open for the month of August. Guidelines can be downloaded as a Google document or found on our website.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

new titles from dancing girl press

In the Madame's Hat Box / Stephanie Berger
American Lit / Rebecca Farivar
If Made Into A Law / Jennifer H Fortin
The Bulk of the Mailable Universe / Jules Gibbs
309.81 / Rachel Mallino
Houses / Nora Almeida
The Art of Exporting / Cristina Querrer
Light Sweet Crude / Cynthia Barounis & Claire Leeds

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I Ain’t Asked Any Pardon For Anything I Done // Sasha Fletcher

“Sasha Fletcher’s heartbroken lines scorch the earth like train tracks sluiced from the sun. His writing is big, ambitious. The characters are equal parts hellish and endearing. And I’m not quite sure where or how he comes up with this stuff. Maybe mild narcotics but more than likely a concoction of his blood, sweat, and someone else’s tears. This book will burn forever. ”

7x9 chapbook with repurposed LP cover envelopes. Guts printed on high quality 24# ivory legal paper. Vintage map end paper. Printed in an edition of 150.

$7.50 usa/canada
$9.50 world


Help promote I Ain’t Asked Any Pardon… by downloading our pdf flyer! Simply print out & hang up in your neighborhood bookstore, bus stop, hang out joint, or any other place creative.

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Brooklyn Copeland's LAKED, FIELDED, BLANKED (out from alice blue books)

L A K E D, F I E L D E D, B L A N K E D by Brooklyn Copeland

You can get a copy of your very own right here: alice blue books

While you are there, pick up a copy of C. McAllister Williams' WILLIAM SHATNER. You won't be disappointed.

much love,
alice blue

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Chaps from Poor Claudia

We Poor Claudians are proud to present 2 (and 1/2) new chapbooks!

Heroisms by Dan Beachy-Quick / 8 USD + Shipping

A hand-sewn chapbook printed on linen and laid stock, published in an edition of 150.

Timothy Donnelly has this to say about the DB-Q's long poem: "Beachy-Quick lets his figure of the hero, driven by the desire to possess and to master, commit one blunder after another. The poem implies that the path the hero is on may very well be one of maturing from a person who “never stops / Asking for an answer” into one who knows “There is a way to think that asks no questions / But divides every question in two,” but we never quite witness that evolution take place. We do, however, witness the hero tire and even grow frightened of gazing upon the world and finding only himself again. The poem doesn’t tell us what happens next—in part, presumably, for dramatic effect, but also because its author knows better than to imply that the changes yet to take place in the hero’s mind are all that easy to make. Moreover, we end without knowing what happens next because being at home with unknowing is, one hopes, our hero’s destination.

Buy Heroisms on the website or simply click the button below:

But wait there's more: A do-si-do double chapbook!

On Happier Lawns & Digital Macrame by Justin Marks & Paige Taggart

Digital Macrame & On Happier Lawns / 12 USD + Shipping

Double yer pleasure with our first split chap! Hand-sewn Do-Si-Do printed on linen stock with hand-cut covers. Published in a numbered edition of 175.

Read blurbs and buy the book on or buy the book by clicking the button below:

Friday, March 11, 2011

The Cupboard's New Volume and First-Ever Contest

Bully/Bullied by James Scott and Ryan Call is now available from The Cupboard. Two stories, one story.

One tough kid and another tough kid and two stories, told side-by-side, about what it is we might want from one another, how it feels to just be left alone. Nick Gradowski is a bully. Jeremy Haskins is bullied. Tanya Wheatley is tough as shit. The Winter Carnival is a bright beacon, a place for handjobs and blue polar bears. If there are two sides to every story, Bully / Bullied wants to find a third, a fourth, a way out from our actions and their consequences.

Read excerpts here.

Reading Feb 1 - March 31
Prize: $500 & publication
Judge: Michael Martone

The Cupboard is holding its first-ever contest. The winning author will receive $500 and the manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume. We're looking for prose submissions between 4k and 10k words. In the past, we've published short stories, essays, collections of flash fiction and prose poems, and combinations thereof. Send us your best work. Submissions are received and read anonymously, and all submissions are eligible for regular publication.

To submit, go to:

Also, contest submitters are eligible for a discounted subscription to The Cupboard.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The new release from Further Adventures Chapbooks & Pamphlets features two short books (back to back) from the wonderful and talented Erika Jo Brown and the equally wonderful and talented Joshua Ware.

$8 for two books wrapped in one delightful little package...

Get it here:

new from dancing girl press

Something Real by JoAnna Novak

JoAnna Novak is the recepient of a BA from Knox College and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems, stories, and reviews have appeared in many journals. Currently, she studies poetry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is co-founder and editor of the journal Tammy.

Easy Beat by Brittany Ober

Brittany Ober was born and raised in Lititz, PA. She has a BA in English and Art History from Muhlenberg College, and she is currently in the MATESOL program at The New School. Her work has previously been published in Wicked Alice, Canteen, No Is For Wimps, Toasted Cheese, and Word Riot. This is her first chapbook.

Dear Minimum Wage Employee, You Are Priceless by Emilie Lindemann

Emilie Lindemann grew up in Manitowoc, WI where she teaches at Silver Lake College. She is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee's Creative Writing program and has served as poetry editor for Cream City Review. Emilie's poems have been published in journals such as Columbia Poetry Review, PANK, Verse Wisconsin, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, and Prime Number. These poems are for all the brave and gutsy cashiers, baristas, and department store associates she has ever worked with.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Matchbook Volume Three

The new issue has finally hit the streets. Here's a copy in the arms of a finger puppet.

Here's the who & what: Poems by Anna Moschovakis, Jen Hofer, Tony Mancus, MC Hyland, Kate Lebo, Vince Gotera, Daniela Olszewska, Sophie Klahr, Brooklyn Copeland, Anne Marie Rooney, Ben Pelham, Trey Moody, Justin Runge, Marshall Walker Lee, Lisa Ciccarello, W. Vandoren Wheeler, Greg Weiss, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Chris Hosea, Fred Schmalz, & Stacy Blint with letter-pressed illustrations by Cherie Weaver through out.

You can buy one copy for six dollars, or for fourteen dollars you can get three copies to share or hoard.

Get them right here!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Andrew Zawacki's Glassscape

Projective Industries Announces:
Andrew Zawacki, Glassscape
52 pages; hand-stitched binding; printed in a numbered edition of 120 in Chicago and Houston in July 2010 / January 2011.
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; $6 (shipping included)
Purchase through our website

Monday, February 14, 2011

Typo 15 Broadsides

For TYPO 15, we collaborated with artist Jeffrey Winkelmann Evergreen, who created four limited edition broadsides.

These were originally released at the AWP conference and are available for a short time below for $12 each. Prices include shipping. All four are available for $32, shipping included. They are 12" x 18" and will fit into a standard frame.
Order them HERE.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hand Held Editions - Series 4.

Hand Held Editions - Series 4.

Mary Jo Bang
Let's Say Yes

Jesse Seldess
The Silent Aspect

Kathleen Brian
Sixty Years of the Suicide Clause in American Law

Three 5x7 chapbooks, hand-stitched and printed on quality linen paper.
Printed in numbered editions of 75.

$13 (includes post)
(If you'd prefer not to use Paypal, let us know.)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A History of the Human Family by Sasha Steensen is out now with Flying Guillotine!

You & You are my uterine kin
thy love lights twilight
but what does it bring?
Not eternal food
Not eternal wakefulness
Not evidence
Not presence
but something just as filling,
just as draining.

Sasha Steensen is the author of A Magic Book (Fence Books), The Method (Fence Books), correspondence (with Gordon Hadfield, Handwritten Press), and The Future of an Illusion (Dos Press). She serves as one of the poetry editors for Colorado Review, and edits Bonfire Press. She teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Colorado State University.

is a hand bound book of poems with a cover designed by Tony Mancus. It is printed in an edition of 200.

$8.00 includes shipping.

For ordering information visit us!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

winter sale @ dancing girl press!!

Since dgp is both snow logged and missing the AWP book fair this year anyway, we decided it was time for a Winter Snowbound Sale Extravaganza, 5 books for a mere $20! All your favorite dgp authors are a sure cure for a bit of cabin fever or whatever it is that ails you...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New from Agnes Fox Press!

Agnes Fox Press has a new chapbook out, and it is totally awesome.

It is Hailey Higdon's How to Grow Almost Everything.

You can buy it for $7 (including shipping)!

This is good news!


Monday, January 31, 2011

Splice and I Am a Natural Wonder from Blue Hour Press

Two new books out today: Splice by Letitia Trent and I Am a Natural Wonder by Anne Cecelia Holmes and Lily Ladewig. You can find them at our newly redesigned website, where you'll also find links to our new Facebook page, Twitter profile, and the rest of our catalog.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New From Greying Ghost Press!

And What Is Left, As Much AS The Hands Will Hold, & A View Of The Empty Porch
by Andrew Borgstrom
Greying Ghost Press #37
$5.00 | ORDER

Quite possibly one of the best spurts of prose we've ever released. Don't let this pocket-sized chap fool you - its got a bark and a bite that'll stick to you just behind your eyeballs. You'll still see the words long after you've finished reading much like those green spots you see after leering at the sun.

Proof: "The following question, following the previous question or possible response from the possible mother, may have been a statement also. The possible boy may have told the possible mother what he had asked the possible father. The question may have regarded a book. The boy may have asked the father to read a book to him, if books were things in houses with porches. The book in question, in this question, may have had something to do with the holiday in question, the holiday in the previous question." - fr. "And What Is Left..."

4" x 6" Chapbook with ephemera endpapers and either heavy hand-ripped arches paper or deep yellow metallic cover. Book guts printed on high quality 24lb antique laid paper in an edition of 81. Each book is handmade and unique from the next.


by Michael Bernstein
Greying Ghost Press #36
$5.00 | ORDER

Fourteen poems posing as maps to the evening sky. Keep them in your back pocket for those strolls, those journeys, those nights spent atop a picnic table deep in the woods of whatever rural town. Nanostars engulfs the pocket of your denim jeans like steel on flint - the ultimate showcase of wonderment and patience.

4" x 5" foldout book with ephemera endpapers. Packaged in light green booklet envelope. Book guts printed on high quality 24lb antique laid paper in an edition of 81. Each book is handmade and unique from the next.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Flying Object: Center for Independent Publishing, Art, & Design

Flying Object is a recently opened (soon-to-be non-profit) bookstore, gallery & letterpress in the Amherst/Northampton area of Western MA. Flying Object has intentions of being a sort-of physically located presspresspress in that we stock a great selection of chapbooks and small-press titles in the bookstore.

In fact, that's our focus. You.

Which is why we're here making a little announcement of our existence as well as a call to all the presses represented here and beyond that we'd like to stock your books. Consignment or donations as we get started would be incredibly helpful in allowing us to build a collection of all the best presspresspresses producing work today. If neither of those options is possible, don't hesitate to email us at to talk about what might be.

The space is event driven. And we try to keep our events fresh. Talk to anyone who's been to one - it's a pretty magical space - designed for and by people who love chapbooks and independent publishing. We've featured over 40 readers in our first three months. Letterpress workshops, music, a film series, micro-residencies and much more are planned for the upcoming months. Maybe your press can make a stop here?

We have a letterpress studio shared by Pilot Books, Factory Hollow Press, minutes BOOKS, and Pocket Myths, as well as a gallery that exhibits painters, printers, and publishers alike. In December we showcased the dozens of beautiful books published by Ugly Duckling Presse. In November rare mimeographs and works published by Bernadette Mayer, Clark Coolidge, Larry Fagin, and others. In October, beautiful paintings by the artist Susan Metrican.

If you're interested, let us know how you'd like to get involved. We'd love to have you.

Liking us on Facebook is totally a good start.