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Congratulations to Bhanu Kapil, who is one of the recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prize! Taken from the Windham Campbell website, they say: "Through transgressive, lyrical language Bhanu Kapil undoes multiple genres to excavate crucial questions of trauma, healing, immigration, and embodiment at the outskirts of performance and process." Bhanu Kapil on being one of the recipients of the prize: "The impact of receiving the Windham-Campbell Prize during a global pandemic is life-changing and life-supporting for myself and my family. I hope that I can use whatever relief or good that comes from having won such an honor to be of…

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Congratulations to Brian Teare! Selected by Cyrus Cassells, Forrest Gander, and Maureen McLane, the poem 'Toxics Release Inventory (Essay on Man)' from Doomstead Days is the winner of the Four Quartets Prize! The prize is…

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Our interns make the Nightboat world go ’round! Each Fall, Spring, and Summer we host interns who are interested in learning about the independent publishing world in a hands-on, intellectually stimulating environment deeply enmeshed in the writing scene here in our beloved New York City. We love building community and cherish the opportunity to meet so many promising, talented, and passionate folks, who go on to become a part of the Nightboat family. We hate to see them go but we jump at any chance we get to celebrate them. Here, we’re celebrating our fabulous Fall 2019 interns, Jaye and…

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A Message from Us

Dear Friends, We hope you are all supported during this precarious and challenging time. The Nightboat staff and interns live and work in two of the states hit hardest by COVID-19, New York and Washington. In…

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For a book whose title invokes a function (grabeland means “land for digging”), eteam’s art novel reads like a travelogue, touring the inner exiles of its characters as they test the limitations of their existence. The novel lives somewhere at the intersection of the Internet and land art, in a country that no longer exists, and a culture rooted in constraint. Through accumulation of personal and collective experiences, histories, and anecdotes, Grabeland opens the door for a speculative understanding of our relationship with the world and ourselves—at a time where globalization and the worldwide web allow us so much…

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Nightboat Books is delighted because we have seven finalists for the 2020 Lambda Literary Awards, listed by category below:   Transgender Nonfiction We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan, edited by Ellis Martin…

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Come visit Nightboat in San Antonio for AWP! We'll be at Booth #1045 at the Book Fair, with our full lineup of author signings: THURSDAY: 1-2pm: Jared Stanley (author of EARS) 2-3pm: Gillian Conoley (author of A Little More Red Sun on the Human) 3-4pm: Paolo Javier (author of Court of the Dragon) FRIDAY: 11-12pm: Aaron Shurin (author of The Blue Absolute) 12-1pm: Fred Schmalz (author of Action in the Orchards) 2-3pm: Gillian Conoley (author of A Little More Red Sun on the Human) 3-4pm: Rosamond S. King (author of Rock | Salt | Stone) SATURDAY: 10-11am: Brittany Billmeyer-Finn (author of Slabs) 11-12pm: Aaron Shurin (author of The Blue Absolute) 12-1pm: Lindsay Turner…

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Congratulations to Muriel Leung, Nightboat's Poetry Prize Winner! Read Kazim Ali’s full editorial citation for Leung’s Imagine Us, The Swarm below: "Muriel Leung’s Imagine Us, The Swarm offers seven powerful texts that form a constellation of voices, forms, and approaches to confront loneliness, silence, and death. In a varied range of physical and poetic shapes and typography, Leung creates a lyric informed by theory, autobiography, and essay. One finds in the margins of this book deep dimensional portals of thought that resonate wildly. Wise and inventive, this book leads one deep into psychic regions oft unplumbed. Its rigors are complex and yet…

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