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Kathleen Fraser (1935-2019)

Kathleen Fraser, beloved poet, essayist, and professor of writing at San Francisco State University, died on February 5, 2019, in Emeryville, California, of natural causes.

Known for her remarkable body of work—encompassing more than a dozen collections of poetry, seven collaborative artist’s books, a volume of essays, and her lan…

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Aditi Machado's debut collection Some Beheadings just won the 6th annual Believer Poetry Award! Here's what the judges had to sayabout the book: "Some Beheadings is an apt title for Aditi Machado’s daring debut collection. Her work tends toward a poetics that recalls Dickinson’s: “If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” Machado is our winner because of her talent at so eloquently stating what these poems leave unsaid. Her work here is to allow the reader to work, to trust the minds of those who encounter her poems. We read as participants…

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Congratulations to Nathanäel, winner of the first ever Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature. For the first time, The Publishing Triangle presented the Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender-Variant Literature. Carol Rosenfeld, the chair of the group, said, "We are excited about this opportunity to honor important works by trans or gender-variant writers. We hope that our new award will help increase readership for and appreciation of this fast growing field." Works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are eligible for this new prize, which carries a prize of $1000. Christopher Soto, a queer latinx poet, presented the award. Winner: The Middle Notebookes, by…

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It's that time again... AWP, the behemoth of poetry conferences, is nearly upon us. This year poets descend on Los Angeles. Prepare yourselves... and mark your calendars for two exciting Nightboat Books off-site events. You may…

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Join us for an evening with Nightboat Books featuring readings by West Coast and near-West authors: Orlando White, Gabriella Klein, John Sakkis and Cole Swensen at The Green Arcade Bookstore in San Francisco. When: Tuesday, November 24th at 7pm Where: The Green Arcade: 1680 Market Street @Gough, San Francisco CA 94102 / (415) 431-6800. Who: Nightboat Books and... ORLANDO WHITE is the author of LETTERRS (2015) and Bone Light (2009). He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and an MFA from Brown University. He is a recipient of a Truman Capote Creative Writing Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Residency, and a Bread Loaf John Ciardi Fellowship. He has…

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Collection Processed by Poets: Five Writers Respond to the Wagner Labor Archive with Robert Fitterman, Paolo Javier, Maryam Parhizkar, Eléna Rivera & Johannah Rodgers Tamiment Library in Bobst Library, 10th Floor, 70 Washington Square South, New York March 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m Free and Open to All Robert Fitterman, Paolo Javier, Maryam Parhizkar, Eléna Rivera & Johannah Rodgers were tasked with visiting the Wagner Labor Archive over three months. As word workers attuned to lyric and subtext, they "un-process" and "process" its holdings. On March 25 they gather to read their works: texts that engage the archive's history and extend the archive's future. Curated by Jill Magi, whose book LABOR (Nightboat, 2014) responds…

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Visit our table in the Bookfair and join us at two offsite events: On Thursday, February 27, from 6:30-8:00pm, we'll launch our Spring 2014 poetry titles. Join us at Arundel Books, 214 1st Avenue South, in Seattle, for readings by Brian Blanchfield, Gracie Leavitt, Laura Moriarty, and Brandon Som. Nightboat editors Kazim Ali and Stephen Motika host. On Saturday, March 1, from 5:00-7:00pm, please join us to celebrate our queer authors at the Alice James Books/Bloom/Nightboat Reading at The Lobby Bar, 916 E Pike St, in Seattle. Readers include Kazim Ali, Mark Bibbins, Brian Blanchfield, Tamiko Beyer, R. Erica Doyle, HR Hegnauer, Rachel Levitsky, Dawn Lundy Martin, Kelly McQuain, Stephen Motika, Eileen Myles, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Suzanne Parker, Brian Teare, Ely Shipley, Richard…

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Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th, at 7pm at Callicoon Fine Arts, 124 Forsyth Street, Lower East Side (NYC) for a poetry reading to celebrate the publication of Adnan’s Sea and Fog. Beirut-based writer and critic Kaelen Wilson-Goldie and poet Stacy Szymaszek who will read from Adnan’s work. Also, an exhibition of Etel Adnan's paintings will be on view at Callicoon Fine Arts through October 28th.

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