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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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Today on the Nightboat blog, we're celebrating the publication of Angel Dominguez's Desgraciado (the collected letters)! Desgraciado, a project born as a response to the prompt “write a love letter to your worst enemy," is a collection of letters written to Diego de Landa,  a Spanish friar who attempted to destroy the written Maya language in the Yucatán on July 12, 1562 by burning codices, eight centuries of Mayan literature. Intimate and personal, Angel's letters offer a space beyond the temporal to connect more deeply with their family, community, and kin. Take a look at some of the letters and…

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Happy New Year from Nightboat Books! In 2021, we debuted our subscription program–offering subscribers our complete annual catalog at a 25% discount–and were delighted by the response. For 2022, we’re excited to share that we’ll…

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Red Jordan Arobateau died on Thursday, November 25, in San Francisco. The painter and literary sensation was seventy-eight years old. He left behind an enormous, unparalleled body of work in fiction, erotica, life writing, poetry, and visual arts. After leaving his home in Chicago as a teenager, Red Jordan Arobateau relocated briefly to New York City before arriving in San Francisco, where he remained for nearly six decades. Arobateau first self-published dyke novels and poetry in the 1970s, and over the years used small presses, gay and lesbian publishers, lesbian bars, and varied forms of self-publishing to share his voluminous…

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Nightboat Books mourns the loss of the luminous poet and painter, Etel Adnan, who died on Sunday, November 14th in Paris at the age of ninety-six. Etel was a generous spirit and guide, always…

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