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Here at Nightboat we have the pleasure of sharing with you all A Little More Red Sun on the Human, a collection of new and selected poems from Gillian Conoley. This collection features the classic and southwesterly "The Invention of Texas," a poem originally from Some Gangster Pain with Carnegie Mellon University Press, alongside a selection of Conoley's other work that spans across many years and landscapes. A Little More Red Sun on the Human both continues and eclipses the vibrant, illustrative, and historical work that Conoley's poems have been invested in for so long. Following the curation of…

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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 New York City. We really cherish the opportunity on our end to meet so many promising, talented, and passionate folks and, frankly, it's hard to see them go! That said, please join us in celebrating our fabulous Summer interns, Sahar and Jimena, and read a bit about what they've done, what they do, and what's next for them in…

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Someone recently asked me about contemporary queer poets that I would recommend—a considerably hefty question to ask a person, since there are just so many great queer folks truly spearheading poetry scenes everywhere right…

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The product of years of research and collaboration, We Both Laughed In Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan is the first ever collection of journal entries from the late trans and gay writer-activist Lou Sullivan. With this collection, editors Zach Ozma and Ellis Martin have curated journal entries that span Sullivan's life, from his midwest youth through to his vibrant adulthood, and eventual passing from AIDS complications, in San Francisco. Still, those seeking a story of queer agony and suffering may be surprised to find that We Both Laughed In Pleasure bears a very different narrative—one of joy and…

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SPEECH: Jill Magi on Method

Abu Dhabi-based poet and artist Jill Magi furnishes SPEECH, her new book-length poem published earlier this month, with layered textures of language, subject, and object, calling at the delineations of border and sending her…

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At times serrated, at others textured like a bruise, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson's debut collection SLINGSHOT is resolute in its driving heat while still maintaining Johnson's sense of humor. The latter of which was so brightly embodied at Johnson's recent book launch event at the legendarily radical and queer Bluestockings Bookstore on the Lower East Side, adding dimension where dimension already abounded. (Which is to say: go see Cyrée read from his work whenever you can!) This collection constellates black queer trauma, sex work, radical social movements, revenge-heresy, and grief all within 80 pages—it emanates its own literary energetic field. In…

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