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Congratulations to Etel Adnan & Sarah Riggs! Time is shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. From the announcement: "Judges Paula Meehan (Ireland), Kei Miller (Jamaica/UK), and Hoa Nguyen (Canada) each read 572 books of poetry, from 14 countries, including 37 translations. The two winners, on Tuesday, May 19, will each be awarded $65,000. The other finalists – 3 International, and 2 Canadian, will be awarded $10,000." From the Judges' Citation: “‘I say that I’m not afraid/of dying because I haven’t/ yet had the experience/ of death’ writes Etel Adnan in the opening poem to Time. What is astonishing here is how…

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An Update from Us

Dear Friends, We hope this finds you with warmth and care. We have a few updates we’d like to share. On Monday, March 30th, we collaborated with The Anchoress Syndicate on a live reading of The…

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We’re excited to announce Nightboat Illuminations: a new series of intimate readings, performances, portraits, correspondences and more from our authors! Here's the schedule for Week 1:                 Here's week 2: Here's week 3: Here's week 4: Here's week 5: Here's week 6: Here's week 7: Here's week 8: Don’t miss out! Make sure you’re following our Instagram here. We’ll be posting new content weekly!

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Amy Berkowitz’s Tender Points reads as a lyrical essay, with fragments of personal anecdotes, philosophical thought, excerpts from online forums, and as a slow unfolding and investigation into two interconnected traumas. Berkowitz’s prose and its…

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Congratulations to Bhanu Kapil, who is one of the recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prize! Taken from the Windham Campbell website, they say: "Through transgressive, lyrical language Bhanu Kapil undoes multiple genres to excavate crucial questions of trauma, healing, immigration, and embodiment at the outskirts of performance and process." Bhanu Kapil on being one of the recipients of the prize: "The impact of receiving the Windham-Campbell Prize during a global pandemic is life-changing and life-supporting for myself and my family. I hope that I can use whatever relief or good that comes from having won such an honor to be of…

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Congratulations to Brian Teare! Selected by Cyrus Cassells, Forrest Gander, and Maureen McLane, the poem 'Toxics Release Inventory (Essay on Man)' from Doomstead Days is the winner of the Four Quartets Prize! The prize is…

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Our interns make the Nightboat world go ’round! Each Fall, Spring, and Summer we host interns who are interested in learning about the independent publishing world in a hands-on, intellectually stimulating environment deeply enmeshed in the writing scene here in our beloved New York City. We love building community and cherish the opportunity to meet so many promising, talented, and passionate folks, who go on to become a part of the Nightboat family. We hate to see them go but we jump at any chance we get to celebrate them. Here, we’re celebrating our fabulous Fall 2019 interns, Jaye and…

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A Message from Us

Dear Friends, We hope you are all supported during this precarious and challenging time. The Nightboat staff and interns live and work in two of the states hit hardest by COVID-19, New York and Washington. In…

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For a book whose title invokes a function (grabeland means “land for digging”), eteam’s art novel reads like a travelogue, touring the inner exiles of its characters as they test the limitations of their existence. The novel lives somewhere at the intersection of the Internet and land art, in a country that no longer exists, and a culture rooted in constraint. Through accumulation of personal and collective experiences, histories, and anecdotes, Grabeland opens the door for a speculative understanding of our relationship with the world and ourselves—at a time where globalization and the worldwide web allow us so much…

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