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Call for Submissions: Radical Trans Poetics Anthology

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 l…

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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,…

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Nightboat Books @ New York Art Bookfair 2018 The Nightboat Books team is pleased to announce that for the first time, we will be tabling at the New York Art Bookfair @ Moma PS1. We're tabling all four days from Sept 21-23 as well as hosting authors signings at our table & a reading: Nightboat Books reading with Jen Bervin, Rosamond S King, Aldrin Valdez, Asiya Wadud & Paolo Javier. Rosamond S King won the 2018 LAMBDA award for her collection Rock | Salt | Stone (2017). Jen Bervin, author of Silk Poems (2017), is an interdisciplinary artist and poet whose research-driven works weave together art, writing, science…

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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…

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Congrats to Rosamond S. King whose debut poetry collection Rock | Salt | Stone won the Lambda Award in Lesbian Poetry last night! Here's an excerpt from a conversation between Jen Bervin, author of Silk Poems (also a Lambda nominee) & Rosamond that went live the day of this year's awards: "I am a huge fan of Rosamond S. King’s debut Rock | Salt | Stone, (Nightboat Books, 2017), recently nominated (& won) for a 2018 Lambda Literary Poetry Award. A creative and critical writer, performer, and artist, King has performed her politically engaged work in a dozen countries, holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature with a minor in Performance…

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It's going to be an exciting, busy time at AWP in Tampa, FL for us this year. We're looking forward to the soft launch of NEPANTLA: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color ed. Christopher Soto, the release of Some Animal by Ely Shipley & Suelo Tide Cement by Christina Wega-Westhoff, as well as readings from some of our fabulous 2017 authors including Duriel E. Harris, Samiya Bashir, Cole Swensen & even rockstar Vi Khi Nao from 2016. Schedule of Events: Nepantla Soft Launch at the AWP Queer Mixer! Hosted by LGBTQ Writers Caucus & Lambda Literary Thursday, March 8th, 7:30-9PM Waterside Grill—Tampa Marriott Waterside 700 South Florida…

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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 feel compelled to split your body in twain to experience both of these events, because they are happening at virtually the same time, BUT we must advise against that. Choose wisely! Friday April 1st @ 7pm Nightboat, Wonder, Krupskaya  @ The Poetic Research Bureau A reading at the Poetic Research Bureau featuring three presses: Nightboat Books, Krupskaya and Wonder. With: Kate Durbin, Brenda Iijima, Syd Staiti, Orlando White, Mathew Timmons, Melissa…

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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…

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On September 21st, The Kitchen will help us celebrate the release of Wayne Koestenbaum’s new book, The Pink Trance Notebooks, arriving in October.  A sequence of 34 intimate epigrammatic assemblages, Pink Trance is the product of the year Koestenbaum stopped keeping the traditional journal he had maintained for three decades and embarked instead on a series of “trance notebooks” as a way to transform his diary into a higher pitch of reckless ceremony, an occasion for intensified, unmoored consciousness. To mark the book’s publication, and to manifest the spirit of linguistic improvisation, Koestenbaum will perform piano miniatures (Scriabin, Chopin, Fauré, Milhaud, Poulenc) while incanting spontaneous Sprechstimme-style soliloquies. To frame…

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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…

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Join this Friday, September 26th, at 7pm, to celebrate the publication of Mature Themes by Andrew Durbin at the New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York City. For the release of his new book, Mature Themes (Nightboat Books, 2014), writer Andrew Durbin has curated an evening of readings and performance with artists Harry Burke, Juliana Huxtable, and Jacolby Satterwhite. Artist Jesse Darling will also premiere a new short film. A hybrid text of poetry and art criticism, Durbin’s Mature Themes is a memoir focused on the subject of disingenuity. The book explores what constitutes personal experience, both online and IRL (“In Real Life”), when to “go deep” and…

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