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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 be revamping our subscription program, and introducing a few new other ways to stay up-to-date with the Nightboat catalog!  Meanwhile, if you’re still looking for a last-minute holiday gift, or if you’re not sure where to start exploring the Nightboat catalog, keep reading for our staff-curated reading lists, organized by interest. Nightboat subscriptions are a perfect gift for the lover of provocative and risk-taking literature in your…

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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,…

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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 interested in the work of younger and emerging poets, and looking to make connections with artists and writers around the world. Born and raised in Beirut, she lived for many years in Sausalito, California, at the foot of Mount Tamalpais, which inspired many of her paintings, and then in her final years, in Paris's Left Bank and the Brittany coast, near her beloved sea. Etel…

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Today we're celebrating the publication of O.B.B. by Paolo Javier, featuring artwork by Ernest Concepcion and Alexander Tarampi! O.B.B. aka The Original Brown Boy is comprised of a series of comic book collaborations with text and image, as well as poems and essays that expand upon the nature of comics themselves. O.B.B. has many layered and intersecting identities: postcolonial, manifesto, conceptual, collaborative, avant garde, political cartoon, and more. In celebration of the book's release, we're excited to share a list of comics titles that inspired the creation of O.B.B., written by author Paolo Javier. Read on below! (We have attempted…

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This year we received hundreds of submissions to our Prose Reading Period. We are excited to announce that we are accepting four manuscripts for publication! Read more about each of the manuscripts below:   Greasepaint by Hannah Levene [gallery columns="1" size="large" ids="13366"] Against a backdrop of 1950s America, Greasepaint follows an ensemble cast of all singing, all dancing butch dykes and Yiddish anarchists through eternal Friday nights round the table, and at the bar. Hannah Levene is a writer and poet based in Norwich, UK. Her work has appeared in Hotel, Datableed, -algia, and Spam. Her poetry collection "Boneless Ribs" was published in 2018.…

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This week on the Nightboat blog, we're celebrating the recent publication of Joey Yearous-Algozin’s A Feeling Called Heaven with an ambient and New Age mixtape inspired by the book--which takes the form of a guided meditation on human extinction--and compiled by the author himself. Take a listen and let yourself be guided into the present and into oblivion.   I’m sitting on a pew in a church in Brooklyn with my friend Marie. It’s night and we’re there to see Laraaji, the renowned New Age musician and laughter meditation teacher, perform a live set. Before him, the opener, Brooklyn-based musician Rachika…

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Announcing the Virtual Book Tour for Villainy by Andrea Abi-Karam!   Friday, 9/17 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET hosted by Books Are Magic with NM Esc, Sahar Khraibani, Andrea Lawlor, Eileen Myles & Kamelya Omayma Youssef. RSVP here.   Thursday, 9/23 at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET hosted by Skylight Books with Randa Jarrar. RSVP here.   Tuesday, 9/28 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET hosted by City Lights with Leila Weefur. RSVP here.   Sunday, 10/10 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET hosted by Poetic Research Bureau with Jackie Ess & Fargo Nissim Tbakhi.   Thursday, 10/14 at 7:30pm Central / 8:30pm ET hosted by Poetry & BYOBiscuits.   Saturday, 10/23 hosted by Mizna, time TBA!    Monday, 11/15 at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET hosted by Four Queens with Angel Dominguez.

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