Congratulations Jackie Wang!
We are thrilled to announce that Jackie Wang's The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us from the Void has been Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Awards in Poetry!
See the full Longlist here!
Announcing the Virtual Book Tour for Villainy by Andrea Abi-Karam!
Friday, 9/17 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET hosted by Books Are Magic with NM Esc, Sahar Khraibani, Andrea Lawlor, Eileen Myles & Kamelya Omayma Youssef. RSVP here.
Thursday, 9/23 at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET hosted by Skylight Books with Randa Jarrar. RSVP here.
Tuesday, 9/28 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET hosted by City Lights with Leila Weefur. RSVP here.
Sunday, 10/10 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET hosted by Poetic Research Bureau with Jackie Ess & Fargo Nissim Tbakhi.
Thursday, 10/14 at 7:30pm Central / 8:30pm ET hosted by Poetry & BYOBiscuits.
Saturday, 10/23 hosted by Mizna, time TBA!
Monday, 11/15 at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET hosted by Four Queens with Angel Dominguez.
Happy publication day to Villainy by Andrea Abi-Karam! In an interview for the Nightboat Blog, Andrea speaks to Villainy designer and Nightboat editor-at-large Evan Kleekamp (who edited the book alongside editor-at-large Kim Calder), about the political brattiness of…
"Every book has a backstory: to hold one of Nightboat Books’ publications is to have the sense of a longer, more complex, and ultimately more rewarding backstory than most."—Corinne Segal
Let Nightboat staff give you a peek into what goes on behind the scenes here at Nightboat Books! Thanks to Literary Hub and Corinne Segal for featuring us in this fantastic series on indie publishers.
Click here to read the full interview!
In an interview for the Nightboat blog, poet and writer Snigdha Koirala, author of Xenoglossia, speaks with poet Divya Victor, author of Curb, about documentary poetics, the "debts and gifts" of citation, the practice…
Today on the Nightboat blog, the poet Carrie Hunter discusses the writing and process behind her book Vibratory Milieu, taking us along with her as she details her experience writing poems in the back of a credit union, her belief in the "sense" of disjunction, and the politics of her collage poetics. Read on below!
Vibratory Milieu was written over a span of eight years (around 2010-2017 or so) using bits and pieces from a multitude of sources: current events, social media (from the era when we used Facebook to write contextless poetic lines), lines from or inspired by films, and, of…
What goes into the making of a book cover? Take a behind-the-scenes look with Rosie Stockton, author of Permanent Volta, and Nightboat designer Rissa Hochberger on the visual inspirations which led to the final…
Today on the Nightboat blog, we're taking a spotlight to Cole Swensen's Art in Time, published in May by Nightboat. Read through for Cole's take on the artists who inspired the writing of this collection--as well as excerpts from the poems in Art in Time which resulted from her engagement with their work.
(We have attempted to keep the formatting of the poems as true to the book as possible, but our website has formatting limitations--please keep this in mind!)
Agnes Varda (1928-2019) was a marvelously pioneering woman in the world of film and is considered by many to be the founder…
Happy publication day to Gillian Osborne's Green Green Green, a collection of hybrid essays on histories of nature writing and the natural world. Here, Gillian Osborne writes on the work of artist Orra White, the…
Today on the Nightboat blog, we're highlighting the soon-to-be-published Honey Mine by Camille Roy (ed. Eric Sneathen and Lauren Levin, pub date 6/29), a book of collected stories written roughly between 1985 and 2018. A crucial figure in the intellectually heady and sexually charged New Narrative literary movement, Camille Roy continues to be an inspiration to many lesbian and queer experimental writers. For the Nightboat blog, Roy and editors Eric Sneathen and Lauren Levin discuss the making of Honey Mine, its formal qualities, and the histories and experience that inspired its writing.
Eric Sneathen: What is Honey Mine? Truly, I'm not…
As Pride month approaches, we're revisiting Neotenica by Joon Oluchi Lee, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Fiction and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction from the Publishing Triangle Lambda Literary Award! Editor (and fellow Nightboat author) Andrea-Abi…
On the publication day of Eruptions of Inanna, learn more about the thinking and process behind author Judy Grahn's queer reclamation of these ancient myths, as well as Grahn's long and storied history of gay and lesbian activism.
What prompted you to write Eruptions of Inanna?
From my mid-twenties onward I have dedicated my work to providing inclusive origin stories to replace those that omitted me and the people I love, to give us a place to live in the world. I took on challenging the psychiatric establishment, the public presence of lesbians in the women’s movement, the necessity for anti-racism,…