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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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Start the Presses! We hope you will join us for the 21st Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party at James Cohan Gallery on Thursday, May 5th from 6-8pm. Drinks will be served. This event is free and open to all! Featuring: Belladonna* Birds, LLC Black Square Editions Black Sun Lit DoubleCross Press Everybody Press Fence Litmus Press Futurepoem Books Hanging Loose Press Nightboat Books The Operating System Purgatory Pie Roof Books Tender Buttons Ugly Duckling Presse World Poetry Books Wave Books Location: 48 Walker Street, New York, New York 10013

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We’re thrilled to share that Joyelle McSweeney is a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, as well as the recipient of a 2022 Arts and Letters Awards in Literature from The American Academy of Arts and Letters! These incredible opportunities follow the recent publication of her 2020 collection Toxicon and Arachne, a virtuosic book of poems written in direct engagement with lyric, grief, and catastrophe. The Arts and Letters Awards in Literature are given to eight writers, bestowing $10,000 each and "honoring exceptional accomplishment in any genre."—The American Academy of Arts and Letters The Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has selected "180 scientists, writers,…

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Nightboat Books is delighted to announce our new Editorial Fellowship, a program designed to support an aspiring BIPOC editor in developing a book project of their choosing for publication at Nightboat! Over the course of the two years, the selected Fellow will become familiar with the full life cycle of a book, including developmental and conceptual editing, line editing, copy editing, permissions, design, cataloging, production, publicity, and marketing. The Fellow will receive $10,000 ($5,000 per year of the fellowship or according to the fellow's individual needs) for their work and participation in the program, as well as individualized mentorship and…

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This year we received over nine hundred submissions to the annual Nightboat Poetry Prize. We are excited to announce that the Nightboat Editors have chosen four manuscripts for publication in 2023-2024!   Read more about each of the prize-winning manuscripts below.   Teeter by Kimberly Alidio Listening and sounding a way through Tagalog and Pangasinan, literary cultures, and ambient music, Kimberly Alidio performs a kind of echolocation, indexing the position of one body in relation to others. The record of this practice is Teeter: an evocative, sprawling score singing Filipinx histories and quotidian life. Though not all in diaspora will recognize its lyrics, they will…

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Announcing the Virtual Book Tour for Ultramarine by Wayne Koestenbaum!   Thursday, 2/24 at 3pm PT /  6pm ET hosted by The New School with Angelo Nikolopoulos and Mark Bibbins. RSVP here.   Thursday, 3/3 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET hosted by City Lights with Ronaldo V. Wilson. RSVP here.   Tuesday, 3/15 hosted by 192 Books with Mónica de la Torre. Details TK.   Tuesday,  4/19 to Sunday, 4/24 hosted by Hammer Museum. More details here.

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