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To celebrate the recent publication of The African Desperate, fellow Nightboat author Rosie Stockton (Permanent Volta) speaks to Martine Syms and Rocket Caleshu about their process collaborating, the differences between the screenplay and the film, the art world, and more. Take a look below! ____________________ Rosie Stockton: First of all, congratulations on writing and producing an incredible movie, in addition to the publication of the screenplay as a stunning book. Can you talk about the decision to publish the screenplay – particularly with a queer poetry press!–and speak to what it holds as a text object that might differ from the…

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Girl-thems rejoice! The publication day for imogen xtian smith’s stemmy things has arrived. To celebrate, poet & past Nightboat Intern Ryan Cook speaks with imogen about communal spaces, SOPHIE, being “hot for long ass poems”, and more. Take a look below! _________________________ Ryan: First off, I wanted to thank you so much for creating this book and answering some questions about it. As a trans person myself, I really found that the language and themes resonated with me. I particularly loved the colloquialisms, puns, and jargon that weave themselves within the poems in this collection. “Wild geese with transexuals & acid”…

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Happy publication day to Eduardo Kac’s Porneia! To celebrate, Nightboat's Director & Publisher Stephen Motika speaks to Eduardo about the Porn Art Movement, Brazilian history, his teenage years at Ipanema Beach, the history of…

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We are delighted to announce that Nightboat Books is collaborating with Segue Foundation and curating The Segue Reading Series at Artists Space this Fall! Every Saturday in October and November (excluding the weekend of Thanksgiving), we are thrilled to be hosting readings from a dynamic cohort of writers. Each event is in-person, located at Artists Space: 11 Cortlandt Alley, New York, NY 10013. Each reading will also be live-streamed on Zoom and archived. Doors open at 4:30pm, and the readings begins promptly at 5pm. The admission is $5, and all proceeds go directly to the readers.   Here is the calendar: October 1 Allison Cobb…

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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…

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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 absence. You write, “In absentia. We dress./ the story of cleavage unwritten./ Erased.” How did the relationship between the two inform your writing process? TC: I grew up in the south as a white Pentecostal girl. The institutions I was immersed in (and brain washed by – whiteness…

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Happy pub day to Janice Lobo Sapigao's like a solid to a shadow! Janice and Nightboat fellow Snigdha Koirala celebrate the reissue of her second collection by discussing translation, documentary poetics, and the various registers of language running through her book. Take a look below! ___________________________ Snigdha: like a solid to a shadow takes on the project of translating your father’s love letters to your mother in cassette form. And it involves you working with Ilokano—a language of which you have imperfect knowledge. What was this process of translating like? Did this limited knowledge of Ilokano trouble your relationship with language…

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