Below is a conversation between Dante Silva and Hannah Levene to discuss Hannah's dazzling debut novel Greasepaint. Greasepaint is the portrait of a community staged in a never ending Friday night around the bar,…
We’re delighted to announce that we will be returning to AWP this February! We hope you will join us at these offsite events or visit our booth #1516 to get your book signed during one of our signings!
Celebrate Nightboat at Nimble Brewing
Thursday, February 8th
At Nimble Brewing
1735 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Emily Lee Luan
Jon L Pitt
Poets Party with Nightboat at Missie B's
Friday, February 9th
At Missie B’s
805 W 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111
Dior J. Stephens
Ronaldo V. Wilson
Author Singings at Nightboat Books Booth #1516
11-12 Dior J.…
David Melnick (1938-2022) is remembered as one of the outstanding provocateurs of twentieth-century poetry, a poet “suffocated by meaning,” one who read in glittering platform heels with a glass of cabernet.
While Melnick was…
This year we received hundreds of submissions to our Prose Reading Period. We are excited to announce that we are accepting two manuscripts for publication! Read more about each of the manuscripts below:
Small Sargassum Mountains/Pequeñas montañas de sargazo by Antonio Ochoa
Small Sargassum Mountains/Pequeñas montañas de sargazo is a book of trajectories, of connections, of isomorphisms, of distances. This book is also a hybrid, where the borders between poetry and prose, reading and writing, Spanish and English, experience and memory are eroded like a shoreline.
Antonio Ochoa was born in Mexico City. He has published two books of poems (pulsos and El toro de Hiroshima).…
On Saturday, November 25th, we gather writers from around the world for a 24-hour reading in support of Palestinian writers, Palestinian voices in diaspora, and their allies. We gather in the spirit of fundamental…
"My most childish dream is to be translated," wrote Orides Fontela (b. 1940 in São João da Boa Vista, in the interior of São Paulo). "It's completely silly, of course. But it must be nice to be international."
Below is a conversation with Chris Daniels, who compiled and translated the poems in One Impossible Step — the first ever collection of Orides Fontela’s poetry to appear in English, out today from Nightboat. Of the collection, he states he “tried to show the way Orides Fontela cognized life, and to give the reader an idea of what she was like as…
Joining with many other poetry and arts organizations, Nightboat Books is signing on to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI). This means we will not collaborate with Israeli academic and…
Jasmine Gibson and I first met and collaborated on a performance project in 2019. Since then, we’ve read together, celebrated and dreamed together. From stages to zoom rooms, I’ve had the honor of experiencing Jasmine’s spacious facilitation of ideas and language in conversations with fellow artists.
I read a version of her resplendent second poetry collection A Beauty Has Come in 2022 (out today from Nightboat). Revisiting it now, I might draw this throughline to her debut collection Don’t Let Them See Me Like This (2018): Jasmine’s poems take state-sponsored violence not as spectacular interruption but as a regrettably ordinary and ongoing material condition. From…
Photo Credit: Bobby Abate
Happiest of birthdays to one of Nightboat's own, Douglas A. Martin! To celebrate their 50th, we had a conversation with the renowned poet, novelist, scholar, and educator (and surely all of those in combination). We discussed Douglas's work, from Outline of My Lover to Wolf; their artistic affinities, which span from Hart Crane to Catherine Clément, and back again; and how "a grain holds a lot," as they say here. Take a look at the full conversation below!
Dante Silva: Happy happy birthday! How are you celebrating?
Douglas A. Martin: Thank you, Dante. One only gets to…
Brian Teare’s Poem Bitten By A Man—published today—collages the work of Agnes Martin, Jasper Johns, and others whose work is part of a broader conversation (on art, affect, and all that comes with those).…
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:
Oct 7: Aurora…