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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 and trance with a stunning assemblage of images and structures. No line forgets itself because each announces itself past traditional language structures and usages so urgently that one is compelled to pay the most focused attention. One often cites a book’s excellence by saying it bears or invites or rewards rereading and in this case each of these different verbal approaches is true—and the text reads you right back. While reading…

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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…

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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 of $40,000 in its 2019 grant cycle. Congrats Stacy!

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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…

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We are so thrilled to release Jasmine Gibson's debut collection "Don't Let Them See Me Like This" into the world this week! If you're on the east coast, definitely add these launch events to your calendar. Even if you have to take a bus. New York Launch: Join us for our Brooklyn release on July 18th @ Spoonbill Warehouse (99 Montrose) @ 7PM featuring: Jasmine Gibson Stephon Lawrence Tongo Eisen Martin Sean D Henry-Smith Philly Launch: July 21st, West Philly w/ Reek Bell, Raquel Salas Rivera and Oki Sogumi & Jasmine Gibson (DM @calibanthewitch for address)

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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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