We’re thrilled to share our catalog for our upcoming Spring & Winter 2023 season! Read more about each forthcoming title below. For advance review copy requests, please email: [email protected]
In March, I arrived too late to hear Dior J. Stephens read from CRUEL/CRUEL at a packed Nightboat event at the Rendezvous in Seattle. So, when the opportunity arrived to have this conversation with Dior about their recent collection, I leapt at the chance. As a new fan of Stephen’s poetry and the way CRUEL/CRUEL simultaneously feels like an art object and performance, I wanted to hear more about the poet, their process, stories leading up the book’s release, and what’s on the horizon for them!
—Thomas Dunn, Poet
Thomas Dunn: “Once Again” begins your debut collection in an impactful way.…
To celebrate the publication of Hydra Medusa, Nightboat spring intern Emily Lu Gao (Em) spoke with Brandon Shimoda about dreamscapes, hybridity, and ghosts. Read more below!
Em Gao: Japanese incarceration is a difficult and important topic:…
Pink Noise is a deciduous forest of miracles 15 years in the making. Even now, holding the book in my hands to write this introduction, I find it still changing, mutating, shimmering, queering, and propagating. I had the honor of interviewing Kevin Holden about the process behind this journey, where we delve into realms magical, vegetal, mineral, and angelic. During the interview, Kevin writes:
“it isn’t only a process of writing a book start to finish, but also a matter of drawing from different regions of work and feeling out how these variegated pieces can come together into a unified,…
We're thrilled to announce that Nightboat Books is considering prose manuscripts from May 15th-July 9th, 2023. Please familiarize yourself with our editorial affinities by checking out our catalogue. Buy our books! Borrow them from the library! Read them!
We're looking for innovative prose writing, including inter-genre/hybrid writing, book-length essays, collaborations, and manuscripts of formally experimental fiction and/or nonfiction. Prose translations, international anglophone writing, and multi-lingual texts welcome. No strict forms. No limits. Your manuscript might include poetry and poetic sections, but we're not considering full length poetry collections at this time. You're welcome to include images in your manuscript, but…
The program is designed to engage the fellow in all aspects of the publicity and marketing process, including writing pitches, creating press releases, researching reviewers and magazines, online and community engagement and social media,…
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down virtually with Chia-Lun Chang to revisit some of our editorial conversations about the unnerving funhouse of American culture, Taiwanese history, and racialized identity that is Chia-Lun’s debut poetry collection Prescribee (released last fall with Nightboat). I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to chat with Chia-Lun about genre, exophonic writing, and identity over the course of several months, and I’m really excited to be able to share these conversations with the Nightboat blog. Take a look at our interview below, and don’t forget to pick up your copy of Prescribee here!
To commemorate the publication of Notes From The Passenger, Nightboat intern Em/Emily Lu Gao spoke with Gillian Conoley on catastrophe, violence, the ineffable, the piano, "finding bookness,” and bardic journey. Read more below!
Em: The motif…
To celebrate the publication of 回 / Return, Nightboat intern Em/Emily Lu Gao spoke with Emily Lee Luan on crafting, processing, and finishing her collection. Read more below!
Emily Lu Gao: There is a lot of discourse in your book about history, familial and mythical. A title can do so much work for a book. Migration and immigration are such prominent theme in your collection too. Given the title, what do you feel you are returning from?
Emily Lee Luan: I’m so interested in the distinction inherent in your question, between returning from and returning to. I think of the title…
Join us for the 22nd Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party at
James Cohan Gallery
48 Walker Street, NYC 10013
on Thursday, May 4th from 6-8pm
*Drinks will be served*
Free and open to all!
This year we received over nine hundred submissions to our annual poetry prize. We are excited to announce that the Nightboat Editors have chosen two manuscripts for publication in 2024!
The winners of the 2022 Nightboat Poetry Prize are:
components of a child’s destiny & there’s a party in the canopy & i make an oil painting of a bribe by Funto Omojola
apparitions (nines) by Nat Raha
Congratulations to our winners! Read more about each of the prize-winning manuscripts, and find a list of our finalists below.
components of a child’s destiny & there’s a party in the canopy & i make an oil…