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Samiya Bashir, author of Field Theories Awarded prestigious 2019–20 Rome Prize! The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 2019–20 Rome Prize and Italian Fellowships. These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research…

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      Brian Teare's new collection Doomstead Days figures itself an oblong baritone shape, a cargo ship of poems and various other fuels barrelling towards us. Opening with the clamor of a container ship's collision into the San Francisco Bay Bridge and the subsequent fallout, the book is as much witness and chronicle as it is elegy. In anticipation of his poignant new collection, Brian and I cyber-chatted about the Anthropocene, ecofeminism, elastic syntax, astrology, and more. —June Shanahan     June Shanahan: In considering the cover art for Doomstead Days, I found myself thinking about the frog-- how the slimy, webbed,…

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  We're tabling at Printed Matter's LA Art Book Fair April 11th-14th! Come visit us at table H03! https://laabf2019.printedmatterartbookfairs.org Our reading is the closing Sunday event: Nightboat Books reading, with Tisa Bryant, Jos Charles, Carlos Lara, Eleni Sikelianos,…

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We are so thrilled to share that Marwa Helal's fantastic debut, Invasive species was just reviewed by Stephanie Burt in The New York Times Book Review. Pick up a copy of the Sunday times this weekend to see it in print! "Marwa Helal has lived, not always by her own choice, both in Egypt and in America, belonging to both countries and to neither: “I have been missing home my entire life,” she writes. In the same way, Helal’s first and often stellar book belongs to many categories, and to none. It contains prose and verse; polemic and introspection; remixed pop lyrics…

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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 Orchards 11-12pm: Marwa Helal, Invasive species 12-1pm: Stephanie Young, Pet Sounds 3-5pm: Gracie Leavitt, Livingry Friday 3/29 12-1pm: jayy dodd, The Black Condition ft. Narcissus 1:30-2: Hazel White, Vigilance Is No Orchard 2-3pm: Marwa Helal, Invasive species + Fred Schmalz, Action in the Orchards 3-4pm: Brian Teare, Doomstead Days + Stephanie Young, Pet Sounds 4-5pm: Stacy Szymaszek, A Year From Today Saturday 3/30 9-11am: Allison Cobb, Green-Wood 11-12pm: Brian Teare, Doomstead Days 12-1pm: Chad Sweeney, Little Million Doors 1-2pm: Brian Blanchfield, Proxies 2-3pm: Stacy Szymaszek, A…

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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…

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Congrats to Carrie Hunter! Vibratory Milieu for publication in Fall 2020 Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books, and edited the chapbook press, ypolita press, for 11 years. She has two books out with Black Radish Books, The Incompossible and Orphan Machines, and has published around 15 chapbooks, the most recent, Series of out Sequence, from above/ground press. She lives in San Francisco and teaches ESL.

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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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