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Post: Judy Grahn, author of Eruptions of Inanna, talks about queer and trans figures in ancient mythology

Happy Birthday Judy Grahn! To celebrate, Eruptions of Inanna author Judy Grahn discusses the relationships between ancient tablets and small presses, queer and trans figures in Sumerian mythology, mythic realism and how the lamentation form fits into today’s society with Nightboat intern Ryan Cook. ____________________________________________________ Ryan: I wanted to start off by saying Happy Birthday! […]

Post: Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Author of La Movida Talks to Nightboat Fellow Snigdha Koirala!

Happy publication day to Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta’s La Movida! Tati and Nightboat fellow Snigdha Koirala celebrate by discussing the collection as mixtape, falling in love as body horror, and more. You can put this playlist on shuffle (curated by Tati) as you read on below! ____________________________________________________ Snigdha: La Movida spans across and pulls together the queer […]

Post: An interview with Kamden Ishmael Hilliard around their debut MissSettl!

Happy publication day to Kamden Ishmael Hilliard’s debut collection MissSettl! To celebrate, Nightboat Fellow Snigdha Koirala interviewed Kam about typographical intervention, performance and the American imperialist project, and more. Take a look below! _____________________________________________________ Snigdha: The collection is at once playful as it is filled with rage, as you trouble the assumptions around language, race, […]

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Post: TC Tolbert, Author of Gephyromania, Speaks to Nightboat Fellow Snigdha Koirala!

Happy publication the reprint of TC Tolbert’s Gephyromania! TC and Nightboat fellow Snigdha Koirala celebrate by discussing silence, in-betweeness, and more. Take a look below! ___________________________________ Snigdha: Gephyromania is concerned with a kind of in-betweeness—and the title nods to this. But I was also struck by the ways in which the collection ponders or wrestles with […]

Tiff Dressen

Post: Tiff Dressen, Author of Of Mineral Talks to Nightboat Fellow Snigdha Koirala!

Happy publication day to Tiff Dressen’s Of Mineral! To celebrate, Nightboat fellow Snigdha Koirala speaks to Tiff about queer genealogies of San Francisco, the collapse of boundaries between the “urban” and the “wild,” King Lear, and more! Take a look below. _________________________________ Snigdha: Of Mineral is concerned with collapsing the boundaries between the “urban” and […]

Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Post: A Conversation With Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Author Of Aerial Concave Without Cloud and Nightboat Fellow Snigdha Koirala!

Happy publication day to Sueyeun Juliette Lee’s Aerial Concave Without Cloud! To celebrate, Nightboat Fellow Snigdha Koirala speaks to Juliette about the salp’uri dance form, color, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and more! This interview features photography from the author. __________________________________________________ Snigdha: Your practice of poetics draws and expands upon the process of the salp’uri dance […]

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Post: A Conversation with Wayne Koestenbaum, author of Ultramarine, and Nightboat Fellow Snigdha Koirala

Happy publication day to Wayne Koestenbaum’s Ultramarine, the closing title in the acclaimed trance poem trilogy (the previous two collections include The Pink Trance Notebooks and Camp Marmalade). To celebrate this milestone Nightboat Fellow Snigdha Koirala speaks to Wayne about desire, void, dreams, and cultivating a steady kind of pleasure in his new book. Take […]

Post: Angel Dominguez on the Process of Writing Letters to Their Worst Enemy in Desgraciado

Today on the Nightboat blog, we’re celebrating the publication of Angel Dominguez’s Desgraciado (the collected letters)! Desgraciado, a project born as a response to the prompt “write a love letter to your worst enemy,” is a collection of letters written to Diego de Landa,  a Spanish friar who attempted to destroy the written Maya language in […]

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Post: Remembering Red Jordan Arobateau (1943–2021)

Red Jordan Arobateau died on Thursday, November 25, in San Francisco. The painter and literary sensation was seventy-eight years old. He left behind an enormous, unparalleled body of work in fiction, erotica, life writing, poetry, and visual arts. After leaving his home in Chicago as a teenager, Red Jordan Arobateau relocated briefly to New York […]

Post: Paolo Javier on the Comics Titles that Inspired O.B.B.

Today we’re celebrating the publication of O.B.B. by Paolo Javier, featuring artwork by Ernest Concepcion and Alexander Tarampi! O.B.B. aka The Original Brown Boy is comprised of a series of comic book collaborations with text and image, as well as poems and essays that expand upon the nature of comics themselves. O.B.B. has many layered […]