WHAT: Nightboat Books is excited to invite submissions for an anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, co-edited by Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel.
By “radical” we mean to suggest two overlapping aims, both political and aesthetic. Politically, we’re interested in assembling poetry and poetics united against capitalism, racism and empire, in a horizon of gender and sexual liberation. We’re excited by poetry that emerges from, travels alongside, encompasses or corresponds with collective struggle and movement. We believe that poems can think ambitiously about the heinous bullshit we fight and how we fight it, so we’re curious about writing that’s as ferocious, unrestrained,…
Samiya Bashir, author of Field Theories
Awarded prestigious 2019–20 Rome Prize!
The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 2019–20 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research…
Brian Teare's new collection Doomstead Days figures itself an oblong baritone shape, a cargo ship of poems and various other fuels barrelling towards us. Opening with the clamor of a container ship's collision into the San Francisco Bay Bridge and the subsequent fallout, the book is as much witness and chronicle as it is elegy. In anticipation of his poignant new collection, Brian and I cyber-chatted about the Anthropocene, ecofeminism, elastic syntax, astrology, and more.
June Shanahan: In considering the cover art for Doomstead Days, I found myself thinking about the frog-- how the slimy, webbed,…
We're tabling at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair April 11th-14th!
Come visit us at table H03!
Our reading is the closing Sunday event: Nightboat Books reading, with Tisa Bryant, Jos Charles, Carlos Lara, Eleni Sikelianos,…
We are so thrilled to share that Marwa Helal's fantastic debut, Invasive species was just reviewed by Stephanie Burt in The New York Times Book Review. Pick up a copy of the Sunday times this weekend to see it in print!
"Marwa Helal has lived, not always by her own choice, both in Egypt and in America, belonging to both countries and to neither: “I have been missing home my entire life,” she writes. In the same way, Helal’s first and often stellar book belongs to many categories, and to none. It contains prose and verse; polemic and introspection; remixed pop lyrics…
Applications now open for our summer 2019 Internship Program!
The Nightboat Books team is pleased to announce that our applications are open for the Summer 2019 independent publishing internship program! The program is designed to…
Visit booth #8026 at AWP in Portland, pick up our frontlist / backlist / not quite out yet titles & have our fabulous authors sign them!
Author signing schedule:
10-11am: Fred Schmalz, Action in the Orchards
11-12pm: Marwa Helal, Invasive species
12-1pm: Stephanie Young, Pet Sounds
3-5pm: Gracie Leavitt, Livingry
12-1pm: jayy dodd, The Black Condition ft. Narcissus
1:30-2: Hazel White, Vigilance Is No Orchard
2-3pm: Marwa Helal, Invasive species + Fred Schmalz, Action in the Orchards
3-4pm: Brian Teare, Doomstead Days + Stephanie Young, Pet Sounds
4-5pm: Stacy Szymaszek, A Year From Today
9-11am: Allison Cobb, Green-Wood
11-12pm: Brian Teare, Doomstead Days
12-1pm: Chad Sweeney, Little Million Doors
1-2pm: Brian Blanchfield, Proxies
2-3pm: Stacy Szymaszek, A…
Congrats to Carrie Hunter!
for publication in Fall 2020
Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books, and edited the chapbook press, ypolita press, for 11 years. She has two books out with Black Radish Books, The Incompossible and Orphan Machines, and has published around 15 chapbooks, the most recent, Series of out Sequence, from above/ground press. She lives in San Francisco and teaches ESL.
Congrats to Noah Ross!
active receptions / sodometers
for publication in Winter 2021
Noah Ross is an East Bay bookseller, the author of Swell (Otis Books / Seismicity Editions, 2019) and a co-editor as baest: a journal of queer forms and…
Congratulations to Carlos Lara, 2018 Nightboat Poetry Prize Winner! Here is Kazim Ali's full editorial citation for Lara's Like Bismuth When I Enter:
Carlos Lara’s Like Bismuth When I Enter enters the space of ritual, incantation and
trance with a stunning assemblage of images and structures. No line forgets itself
because each announces itself past traditional language structures and usages so
urgently that one is compelled to pay the most focused attention. One often cites a
book’s excellence by saying it bears or invites or rewards rereading and in this case
each of these different verbal approaches is true—and the text reads you right back.