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Acker by Douglas A Martin
Join us for the NYC book launch of ACKER by Douglas A. Martin on Monday, November 20th at Calicoon Fine Arts, with accompanying readings at 8pm by:Wayne KoestenbaumDorothea Lasky Douglas A. MartinDarcey Steinke
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Duriel E. Harris author of No Dictionary of a Living Tongue
Here are some fabulous photos from last week's NYC book launch of No Dictionary of a Living Tongue by Duriel E Harris featuring:Duriel E HarrisTyehimba JessT'ai Freedom FordWo Chan 
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Silk Poems by Jen Bervin
Jen Bervin's fall title, Silk Poems, has just recieved a stunning new review from Constant Critic and two indepth interviews on Asymptote & Make/Time
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MacArthur Park by Andrew Durbin
Andrew Durbin's debut novel MacArthur Park has received some exciting new press, we've aggregated it here for your convenience. 
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Writers Who Love Too Much: New Narrative 1977-1997
An Interview with Kevin Killian
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Etel Adnan
DIALOGUE DIARY, INTERVIEWS, PR
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Field Theories by Samiya Bashir
Samiya Bashir Will Smash Your Definition of Poetry at TBA: 
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Field Theories by Samiya Bashir
The Physics of Race, History, and Everyday Life by Marcella Durand
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Proxies by Brian Blanchfield
In August 2017, Picador Press reprinted Proxies: A Memoir in Twenty-Four Attempts by Brian Blanchfield! The Times Literary Supplement just reviewed the reprinted version:
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MacArthur Park by Andrew Durbin
Please join us for the NYC launch of MacArthur Park, Andrew Durbin's debut novel on September 19th, 7PM at Petzel Gallery (456 W. 18th Street) in New York. Lineup:Andrew Durbin
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Silk Poems by Jen Bervin
Congrats to Jen Bervin, author of Silk Poems, forthcoming in October for the starred review from Publisher's Weekly!
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Alli Warren Author of I Love It Though
What (Else) Our Writers Are Reading This Summer
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Ariel Goldberg, author of The Estrangement Principle
The staff at Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon selected The Estrangement Principle by Ariel Goldberg as a staff favorite! Here's what they had to say about it:
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The Estrangement Principle by Ariel Goldberg
Heather Love, the Sexuality Section Editor for Public Books selected The Estrangement Princip
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LAUREN HUNTER IN CONVERSATION WITH VI KHI NAO
LAUREN HUNTER IN CONVERSATION WITH VI KHI NAO VI KH
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Alli Warren Author of I Love It Though
Caleb Beckwith: I’m eager to dive into individual poems from your new collection, I Love It Though (Nightboat 2017), but I thought it might be helpful to open our conversation with some reflections on the genre and conventions of book-length poetry publications.
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Samiya Bashir
THE PEN TEN WITH SAMIYA BASHIRBy: Hafizah Geter/ July 19, 2017 
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Duriel E. Harris author of No Dictionary of a Living Tongue
Yale Chicago, The Silver Room and Seminary Co-op Bookstores invite you to join the party on Sunday, July 23, 2017, 2:30-4:30 at The Silver Room when we celebrate the release of No Dictionary of a Living Tongue by Chicago author Duriel E. Harris. Free admission.
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WHAT I'M READING NOW...BY KENYATTA JEAN-PAUL GARCIA on Tarpaulin Sky featuring The Estrangement Principle by Ariel Goldberg
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Lauren Shufran Reviews I Love It Though on EntropyAlli Warren's I Love It Though: Quite Resistances by Lauren Shufran
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 Congrats to Aditi Machado author of Some Behadings & Jen Bervin author of Silk Poems on your Publisher's Weekly announcement for Fall poetry titles! We are excited to put these books out into the world:
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Vincent Katz was recently interviewd by Thomas Fink for Dichtung Yammer about his book
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The Devastation by Melissa Buzzeo reviewed in The Los Angeles Revi
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Jamie Townsend reviews I Love it Though by Alli Warren for The Bosto
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Threnody by Juliet Patterson reviewed in New Pages by Ryo Yamaguchi
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Jared Stanley, author of Ears, interviewed by Rob McLennan's Blog for 12 or 20 Questions:
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Los Angeles Review of Books recently published, "On Longing, Listening and Levity: Lauren Levin Interviews Al
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On Walking On by Cole Swensen recieved a glowing review in Booklist:
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CLMP announced the finalists for the 2017 Firecracker Awards including 4 count 'em 4 Nightboat Titles!
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Field Theories by Samiya Bashir just reviewed by Barbar Hoffert for Library Journal's in an article titled,
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On Walking On by Cole Swensen
Don't miss the SF Book Launch for Cole Swensen's latest book, On Walking On with: Cole Swensen // Susan Gevirtz // Shiloh Jines
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Simone White & Ariel Goldberg
NYC Poetry Project conspirators Simone White & Ariel Goldberg read at the SFSU Poetry Center on April 13th, 2017 billed as "Giant Night: The Poetry Project at 50, a Reading and Conversation"
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Orlando White & Patrick James Dunagan
Orlando White receives the Poetry Center Book Award for LETTERRS (Nightboat Books) and reads with award judge Patrick James Dunagan at the SFSU Poetry Center !
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EARS by Jared Stanley
EARS by Jared Stanley just reviewed in Heavy Feather Review by former student Chris Muravez! Here's an excerpt:
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Alli Warren Wonder Compressed
Alli Warren, author of I Love It Though is reading on June 3rd for the Oakland Public Library: 
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Kimberly Grey reviews Night by Etel Adnan for On the Sea Wall
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The Estrangement Principle by Ariel Goldberg
The Estrangement Principle by Ariel Goldberg was just reviewed in The Brookly Rail! Here's an excerpt that highlights Goldberg's memory of their own queer art sociality experiences:
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Brooklyn College featured Rosamond S. King, author of Rock | Salt | Stone, on their Poetic License piece on inspiring writers whose work transforms the world!
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Alli Warren, author of I Love It Though is about to set off on an east coast tour!  4/30 | NYC:
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Jared Stanley author of EARS
Nightboat 2017 author Jared Stanley's recent release Ears, a book full of intimate somatics and desert sensorium, just received a featured review
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Ariel Goldberg, B&W Film Photo
Ariel Goldberg, author of the Estrangement Principle is back in the bay area this week for a reading at SFSU and hitting Bloomington, IN later this month!
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Rosamond S. King
Rosamond S King, author of Rock | Salt | Stone is very busy travelling & performing this spring!
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"I Love it Though, Alli Warren’s follow-up to her collection Here Come the Warm Jets
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"I often forget that I am animal. Most summer evenings I usually encounter one or two rabbits outside of my apartment in Minneapolis.
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"In EARS, Jared Stanley uses language to try, as much as one can try, to posit the self onto an invisible line.
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We're looking forward to this event on April 3 at Berl's Brooklyn Poe
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LETTERRS by Orlando White
Congrats to Orlando White for winning the Poetry Center Book Award for LETTERRS (Nightboat 2015)
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Lambda Literary Nominations
We are so proud to announce that four of our 2016 titles have been nominated for the Lambda Literary Award. Here's what Lambda has to say about the award:
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"Because bodies are not rocks but get weighed down by them when tossed into the ocean to drown. Because bodies are not consumed by mouths but are covered in salty sweat and can be beaten like meat.
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In this electrifying collection, Bashir co-opts the vernacular of thermodynamics to generate clever,ambitious poems: “We call it dark matter because i
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"Throughout Etel’s literary and artistic career, which has lasted over six decades, she has constantly endeavored to deconstruct questions of language.
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New reviews in Publishers Weekly of Field Theories by Samiya Bashir, Rock | Salt | Stone by Rosamond S. King and I Love it Though by Alli Warren
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This new publication restores to print a vital text from Mayer (Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words), a powerful treatise about balancing identities and conceiving both children and works of art.
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We are pleased to announce we have chosen the manuscript Suelo Tide Cement by Christina Vega-Westhoff of Buffalo, NY, as the winner of this year’s Nightboat Poetry Prize.
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Nightboat Books will be participating in 3 offsite events at this year's AWP conference in Washington DC.
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"Burn Book by Felix Bernstein is performative; the works in the
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"A fragmentary, aphoristic examination of night in all its illuminating darkness from a Lebanese-American poet who is also an admired visual artist." - David Orr for
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"The Lebanese poet and philosopher meditates on origins and the divine in language as deep and strange as a forest at night." --The
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Best Book of the Year by Garth Greenwell for 
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Bhanu Kapil’s latest book begins with an annotated list of its contents, although some of those contents are only present in the list itself.
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Congratulations to Nightboat authors: Vi Khi Nao, The Old Philosopher, Etel Adnan, Night, 
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Cynthia Atkins: In your new collection, The Old Philosopher, you seem to be interested in embarking on territories that are at once both spiritual and mat
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Bruised binaries: a review of Fleshgraphs by Brynne Rebele-Henry 
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Twenty-Eight Things I Wrote in the Margins of Brian Blanchfield’s PROXIES
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"Seattle-based poet Maged Zaher likes to send his poems swimming in this very fathomless arroyo, like the small, yet ancient pupfish of Death Valley, which I had the privilege and delight of saying hi to earlier this year.
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"Edmund White lauded Britton for inventing 'the tourism of the mind': Britton characterized his poems as a way 'to project oneself toward that point where one’s words cease to comment on any experience, but become an
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"Adnan shows that “the divine” is both transcendent and material.
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"A meditative heir to Nie­tzsche’s aphorisms, Rilke’s 'Book of Hours' and the ­verses of Sufi mysticism, 'Night
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"A million events happen around us every day—some imperceptible (the movement of atoms), some incomprehensibly large (a witnessed car accident, a family choosing produce in the grocery store)—yet, in familiarity, they become dulled.
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Writer and translator Nathanaël’s (The Middle Notebooks) latest is a slim, obscure “scenario” in which philosophical musings on architecture, the photographic image, and epistemology are layered atop a bare-bones narrative foundation.
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Nightboat Books invites submissions to the 2016 Nightboat Poetry Prize.
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Joined by the specters of Helen of Troy, Sappho, and Cassandra, Grinnell (Portrait of a Lesser Subject) roams "the terroir, of amnesia," in her accomplished collection.
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Responses, New writings, Flesh
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"After publishing my Sixty Morning Talks interview collection, I have begun work on a more focused, single-press interview series, offering a comprehensive oral history (a cinéma vérité, in prose) of Nightboat Books’ diverse and ambitiou
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"Iijima (Early Linoleum) weaves biology, taxonomy, and eugenics with news reports, philosophy, and satire in a powerfully dissonant text that is concerned with inter- and intra-species barbarity.
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Vi Khi Nao author of The Old Philospher will give three readings in New York over the next two weeks.
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Davy Knittle reviews Gracie Leavitt's Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star for The Iow
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 PROXIES: Essays Near Knowing in Bookforum 
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PROXIES: Essays Near Knowing made The Guardian's Best-of-Summer List! Ga
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WHAT MAKES US HUMAN AND NOT GOD: A REVIEW OF VI KHI NAO’S THE OLD PHILOSOPHER
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A thoughtful new review of PROXIES: Essays Near Knowing {A Reckoning} by Brian Blanchfield:
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Michael Heller's preoccupation with spiritual contemplation through poetry is fiercely intellectual, as it is cautious: "No one can safely say where the sacred leaves off, where the profane begins," he writes in "Mappah," the collection'
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Congratulations! to Dawn Lundy Martin on winning the LAMBDA Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry for her book LIFE IN A BOX IS A PRETTY LIFE.
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Here's Katie Ebbitt on The Devastation by Melissa Buzzeo
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The Consequences of My Body by Maged Zaher
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Congratulations to Nathanäel, winner of the first ever Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature.
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Nightboat Books LaunchSaturday, April 23rd, 2016 from 6:30-8pm
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Listen to a radio interview with Brian Blanchfield on his book
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Congratulations! to Dawn Lundy Martin, author of, 
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Congratulations to Gabriella Klein, author of Land Sparing, which
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Congratulations to Brian Blanchfield, winner of the 2016 Whiting Award for Non Fiction for his book
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AWP, the behemoth of poetry conferences, is nearly upon us. This year poets descend on Los Angeles. Prepare yourselves... and mark your calendars for two exciting Nightboat Books off-site events.
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CONGRATULATIONS to Dawn Lundy Martin, author of, LIFE IN A BOX IS A PRETTY LIFE and Melissa Buzzeo, author of
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"I am on the TGV Lyria from Paris to Mulhouse reading Cole Swensen’s newest poetry collection, Landscapes on a Train.
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Both Vincent Katz and Carter Ratcliff have recently published new books: Katz’s Swimming Home (Nightboat Books) in May, and Ratcliff’s Tequila Mockingbird in June.
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Congratulations to Brian Blanchfield for a stellar starred review in Publishers Weekly this week for his forthcoming book of essays, PROXIES: ESSAYS NEAR KNOWING.
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Burn Book by Felix Bernstein
Join Nightboat Books to celebrate the publication of
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DIESEL, A Bookstore will host Joanne Kyger as she reads selections from and signs her Nightboat Books re-issue of
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"...At times, The Pink Trance Notebooks sounds like that great litany of vintage queer and near-queer interludes, Joe Brainard’s slyly prosaic I Remember (1970), exc
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Please help us welcome BURN BOOK by Felix Bernstein into the world!
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Check out this book trailer for Burn Book by Felix Bernstein out next week!  
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Both Vincent Katz and Carter Ratcliff have recently published new books: Katz’s Swimming Home (Nightboat Books) in May, and Ratcliff’s Tequila Mockingbird (Bar
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"JM: I work with textiles, and there’s a huge body of thinking about textiles and touch.
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"DLM: I always want to say, whose experimentalism? Whose avant-garde? Who has the right to define these terms and for whom?
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Join us for an evening with Nightboat Books featuring readings by West Coast and near-West authors: Orlando White, Gabriella Klein, John Sakkis and Cole Swensen at The Green Arcade Bookstore
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Matt Longabucco interviews Stacy Szymaszek about her new book hart island for The Conversant:
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And so we enter Orlando White’s meditative, intelligent, and echoing second book, LETTERRS
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Cole Swensen's Landscapes on a Train receives a review in
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Dale Smith reviews Stacy Szymaszek's hart island
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"Slim and strangely musical, this collection of lyric essays by prolific writer Nathanaël (Sisyphus, Outdone) serves as a sustained investigation of translation, photography, death, divergence, and intimacy, among ot
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Wayne Koestenbaum in Conversation with Phillip Griffith for The Brooklyn Rail:
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Last week, Bhanu Kapil, author of Ban en Banlieue featured Melissa Buzzeo, author of The Devastation for her blog, Jackkerouacispunjabi in a pa
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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW for The Pink Trance Notebooks
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Brandon Som's The Tribute Horse Selected as a FINALIST for the 2015 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry.
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Nightboat Books is delighted to announce the winner of the 11th annual Nightboat Poetry Prize competition: Vi Khi Nao of Iowa City, Iowa, whose manuscript The Old Philosopher was selected by the editors.
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Alan Ramón Clinton reviews Paolo Javier's Court of the Dragon for The Volta. 
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Andy Fitch interviews John Sakkis, author of The Islands for The Conversant.
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Greg Bem reviews Caroline Bervall's Drift for Rain Taxi.
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On September 21st, The Kitchen will help us celebrate the release of Wayne Koestenbaum
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Judith Goldman reviews Jill Magi's LABOR for Drunken Boat. 
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Gabriella Klein, winner of the 2015 Nightboat Poetry Prize for her first book of poetry, Land Sparing, interviewed
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Reading on August 2
Rock Valley One-Room Schoolhouse, in conjunction with Nightboat Books, presents a reading featuring
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Davy Knittle reviews Ban en Banlieu by Bhanu Kapil as part of his "Summer Poetry Reads".
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As you may know, the inimitable Kevin Killian has written over 1000 reviews for Amazon.com, for books, movies, even house hold items, and managing to warp the review as form each time.
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This week The New York Times asked the question, "
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This week The New Yorker featured Paolo Javier, author of "Court of the Dragon" in a piece by Ian Frazier. 
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Book Launch for Mellisa Buzzeo & Dawn Lundy Martin
Join Nightboat Books to celebrate the publication ofThe Devastation by Melissa Buzzeoand
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Minneapolis
Nightboat Books will be at tables 1026 and 1028 in the AWP Bookfair. Make sure to visit us during bookfair hours.We'll also be part of two offsite readings. Both events are free; hope to see you there!
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Fanny Howe
Fanny Howe is among ten authors being considered as finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize. The £60,000 Prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
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Collection Processed by Poets
Collection Processed by Poets: Five Writers Respond to the Wagner Labor Archive
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The Tribute Horse by Brandon Som
Congratulation to Brandon Som, whose The Tribute Horse had recieved the 2015 Kate Tufts Discovery Award!The Kate Tufts is awarded annually by Claremont Graduate University "for a first book by a poet of genuine promise."
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Nightboat Books
Nightboat Books invites submissions to the 2014 Nightboat Poetry Prize.
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Mature Themes by Andrew Durbin
Join this Friday, September 26th, at 7pm, to celebrate the publication of Mature Themes by Andrew Durbin at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York City.
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National Book Awards Longlist
A Several World by Brian Blanchfield has been named to the 2014 National Book Award Longlist for Poetry. See the full list here. Congratulations to Brian!
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A Several World by Brian Blanchfield
Congratulations to Brian Blanchfield, whose book A Several World, has been awarded the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets "to recognize a superior second book
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Jill Magi
Wednesday June 4, 7pm: Jill Magi read with Jen Hofer and Paolo Javier 
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Hervé Guibert
Please join us on Thursday, May 29, from 6-8pm, to celebrate the publication of Hervé Guibert's The Masoulem of Lovers, Journals 1976-1991, translated by 
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Start the Presses!Announcing the 12th Annual
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Drift by Caroline Bergvall
Please join us to celebrate the publication of DRIFT by Caroline Bergvall Special guests Charles Bernstein Stacy Szymaszek join Caroline Bergvall Sunday, April 27, 2-4pm Reading starts at 3pm...
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Who That Divines by Laura Moriarty
Join us on Friday, April 11, 7:30pm at
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Monkeys, Minor Planet, Average Star
Nightboat Books and Callicoon Fine Arts present an evening of performance & poetry
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Gabriella Klein
Nightboat Books is delighted to announce the winner of the 10th annual Nightboat Poetry Prize competition: Gabriella Klein of Santa Barbara, California, whose manuscript Land Sparing was selected by the editors.
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Arundel Books
Nightboat Books Reading on Thursday, February 27, 6:30-8:00pm, Arundel Books, 214 First Avenue South, Seattle
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Seattle
Visit our table in the Bookfair and join us at two offsite events:
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Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics
On Wednesday, December 11, at 8pm, at The Poetry Project in New York City, join
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Nightboat Books invites submissions to the 2013 Nightboat Poetry Prize.The winning poet receives $1,000, a standard royalty contract, and 25 free copies of the published book.
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Fire Break by George Albon
Nightbout Books announces the publication of George Albon's new collection of poetry, Fire Break, a brilliant new poetic sequence from a leading innovative American poet. Fire Break is a suite of untitled lyric poems which move through a succession of present moments, bringing throug
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Rock Valley One-Room Schoolhouse
On Sunday, August 11, at 3pm, Rock Valley One-Room Schoolhouse and Nightboat Books Present A Poetry Reading With Three Poets 
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Rock Valley One-Room Schoolhouse
On Sunday, July 14, at 3pmRock Valley One-Room Schoolhouse and Nightboat Books Presents A Poetry Reading featuring Andrew Durbin, Paolo Javier & Jennifer W. Reeves
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manuscripts
An old-fashioned reading period. No reading fee on this one. Nightboat Books is considering prose manuscripts during June and July 2013. Please familiarize yourself with Nightboat Books’s editorial affinities by checking out our titles. Buy our books! Read them!
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An Ethic by Christina Davis
Please join Nightboat Books to celebrate the publication of An Ethic By Christina Davis 
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Sea and Fog by Etel Adnan
This week Etel Adnan's Sea and Fog, published by Nightboat Books in 2012, won both the California Book Award for Poetry and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry.
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AWP
Please visit the Nightboat Books table in the 2013 AWP Conference Bookfair. We're table U6.
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Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal
Nightboat Books is delighted to announce the publications of Sisyphus, Outdone. Theatres of the Catastrophal, the new book by Nathanaël.
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Brandon Som
Nightboat Books is delighted to announce the winner of the 9th annual Nightboat Poetry Prize competition: Brandon Som of Los Angeles, whose manuscript The Tribute Horse was selected by Kazim Ali.
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Stacy Doris
Join us Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at 8pm at the Poetry Project, New York City, to celebrate the life and work of Stacy Doris (1962-2012).
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Martha Ronk
Nightboat Books is delighted to announce the publication of Partially Kept by Martha Ronk.Order it here.
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Kazim Ali
Nightboat Books invites submissions to the 2012 Nightboat Poetry Prize.
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Etel Adnan
Please join us on Wedneday, September 19th, at 7pm at Callicoon Fine Arts, 124 Forsyth Street, Lower East Side (NYC) for a poetry reading to celebrate the publication of Adnan’s Sea and Fog. Beirut-based writer and critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and poet Stacy Szymaszek
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Hilda Hilst
Please join us to celebrate the publication ofThe Obsence Madame D by Hilda HilstTranslated by Nathanaël in collaboration with Rachel Gontijo AraújoIntroduction by John Keene
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Rob's Halpern's Music for Porn has been reviewed by Michael Andor Brodeur in The Boston Globe.
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Stacy Doris
For Stacy Dorisa day in celebration of the poet's life and work• Thursday APRIL 19: Double Change collective in honor of Stacy Dorisfeaturing members of the Paris-based poetry collective Double Change: Abigail Lang and Sarah Riggs,with Norma Cole and Cole Swensen
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Christina Davis
Nightboat Books is delighted to announce the winner of the 8th annual Nightboat Poetry Prize competition: Christina Davis of Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose manuscript An Ethic: a Collection of Poems was selected by Forrest Gander.
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Two Nightboat Titles Named LAMBDA Literary Awards Finalists
Two Nightboat Books Titles Are Named Finalists For the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards: A Fast Life: The Collected Poems of Tim Dlugos, edited by David Trinidad, and Discipline by Dawn Lundy Martin. The Lammy is the most prestigious and comprehensive literary award offered specifically
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Los Angeles Time Book Prizes Finalist
Dawn Lundy Martin's Discipline has been selected as a finalist for the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Poetry. The winner will be announded on Friday, April 20, 2012, in a public ceremony in the Bovard Auditorium on the campus of USC.
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Stacy Doris
The Poetry Center at San Francisco State University is holding three events in honor of Stacy Doris on Thursday, April 19:
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