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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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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: Thursday 3/28 10-11am: Fred Schmalz, Action in the…

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3/28: Thursday | 5-7pm | Nightboat Books Offsite Group Reading featuring: Allison Cobb, Eleni Sikelianos, Aldrin Valdez, jayy dodd, Laura Moriarty, Fred Schmalz, Gracie Leavitt, Dawn Lundy Martin, Marwa Helal, Stephanie Young, Hazel White, Chad Sweeney, Brynne Rebele-Henry, Duriel Harris, Cole Swensen, Paolo Javier, TC Tolbert, Trace Peterson @ Independent Publishing Resource Center (318 SE Main St #155, Portland, OR 97214) 3/29: Friday | 6-10PM | Small Press Distribution Karaoke featuring Laura Moriarty & Kazim Ali @ Kennedy School Gymnasium (5736 N.E. 33rd Ave, Portland, OR, 97211) 3/29: Friday | 8-9:30PM | Offsite Reading w/ Black Sun Lit featuring: Gracie Leavitt, Vi Khi Nao,…

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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 affects. Work can be found or is forthcoming from Mary: A Journal of New Writing, Taggverk, Requited, FIVE:2:ONE, elderly, and Paradise Now. Noah Ross lives in Berkeley, CA.

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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…

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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 landmark editorial work championing women writers—Kathleen Fraser made a unique, unparalleled contribution to American literature. She saw her work as “making textures and structures of poetry in the tentative region of the untried.” Or as The New York Times said: “Fraser inhabits a room unquestionably her own, outside any school of poetry.” Born in Tulsa,…

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Stacy Szymaszek (author of A Year From Today), received the 2019 Foundation of Contemporary Arts Grant in Poetry. The New York–based Foundation for Contemporary Arts has named a total of 18 artists who will receive unrestricted grants…

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Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color just received a starred Publishers Weeky Review:   "Soto (Sad Girl Poems), a cofounder of the Undocupoets campaign and founder of the eponymous online journal at Lambda Literary, reaches back as far as the Harlem Renaissance to offer a taste of the past century’s “queer of color literary history.” In the introduction, Soto cites Gloria E. Anzaldúa as the source of the journal’s name, which, she writes, is “a Nahuatl word meaning tierra entre medio.” The intention is to convey “the feeling of shifting between various communities and identities,” Soto notes, and the work he reproduces…

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Apply to be a Fall Intern!

Nightboat Books Internship Program Fall 2018 The Nightboat Books team is pleased to announce our open call for the Fall independent publishing internship program! The internship will have three sessions annually to begin in Summer, Fall and Spring. The program is designed to engage interns in all aspects of literary publishing: editorial, marketing, publicity, online and community engagement, fundraising and development, and other aspects of the publishing industry. This program is designed to be a dynamic experience, offering each intern a valuable overview of publishing, while also getting opportunities to focus on assignments that interest them. Positions are unpaid, but…

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Bhanu Kapil @ SALTS

Bhanu Kapil, author of Ban en Banlieue is a featured artist alongside Khairani Barokka at the Printed Room at SALTS, Basel as curated by Harry Burke. The Printed Room stages two simultaneous solo presentations, "Formiddable Sparkles" by Bhanu Kapil & "Selected Annahs" by Khairani Barokka. Conceptualized separately, the projects share a space, & present parallel interpretations of the same theme: the interwoven, the intimately political, relationship between poetry & performance. Opening Reception: June 14, 6PM Show runtime: June 14—Aug 24 // 2018. More info on the show here.

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