At times serrated, at others textured like a bruise, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson's debut collection SLINGSHOT is resolute in its driving heat while still maintaining Johnson's sense of humor. The latter of which was so brightly…
Aditi Machado’s book Emporium (Nightboat Books, 2020) has won the JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD, which is given to recognize and support a second book of poetry forthcoming in the next calendar year. Offered since 1954 and endowed in 1995 by the Drue Heinz Trust, the annual award is named for the poet and publisher James Laughlin, founder of New Directions. The winning poet receives a cash prize of $5,000 and a one-week residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami; the Academy of American Poets also distributes copies of the book to thousands of its members. Past recipients include Donald Hall, Sharon Olds, and Vijay Seshadri. The judges were Gillian…
With mass ICE raids of major U.S. cities promised by an ever-intensifying racist administration, major protests at the nations detention centers after reports of astonishingly inhumane conditions and newly devised asylum restrictions, along with…
Last month, the poetry community lost a dear friend and comrade, an important voice and mentor, with the passing of Kevin Killian, novelist, poet, editor, and reviewer. Killian, along with his partner Dodie Bellamy, played an undeniably central and indispensable role in both the San Francisco and national literary scenes, giving boundlessly to others with special care to younger emergent writers. In 2017, the two edited the first anthology of New Narrative writers, tenderly entitled "Writers Who Love Too Much," which we had the pleasure of releasing here at Nightboat. Andrew Durbin, fellow Nightboat author, editor, and good friend…
This month here at Nightboat we have the pleasure of releasing a new English translation of the beloved and inimitable painter-poet-philosopher Etel Adnan's "TIME," orginally written in the French. Born of a series of…
PROSE READING PERIOD
We're thrilled to announce that Nightboat Books is considering prose manuscripts from July 1-Aug 15 2019. Please familiarize yourself with Nightboat Books’s editorial affinities by checking out our titles. Buy our books! Read them!
We're looking for innovative prose projects, including inter-genres/hybrid works, book-length essays, and/or manuscripts of experimental fiction or nonfiction. No strict forms. No limits.
Your manuscript might include poetry and poetic sections, but we're not considering full length poetry collections at this time.
There is a $15 fee to cover administrative costs.
Please include the following with your manuscript through Submittable:
(a) your name and contact information (b) a short…
Ernest Macias over at Interview Magazine chatted with Ned Asta, Morgan Bassichis, and Tourmaline in an article featuring The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions!
Here's an excerpt of their conversation:
ERNEST MACIAS: All three of you have…
Stephen Motika, our wonderful publisher, recently spoke with Andy Fitch for BLARB!
Here's an excerpt:
How might a sustainable small press balance promoting fugitive individual projects and cultivating a long-lasting catalogue? How might a publisher’s personal attraction to what “breaks” within genre-defying manuscripts fit amid a broader cultural moment in which “the most interesting books now are almost exclusively in poetry, experimental fiction, and experimental prose”? When I want to ask such questions, I pose them toStephen Motika, publisher of Nightboat Books. Over the past couple years, following Motika’s departure from his Artistic Director position at Poets House to take up…
Lyric Multiples: Aspiraton, Practice, Immanence, Migration by George Albon has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Non-Fiction!
More information about the NCBA can be found here.
As the spring season approaches the balmy threshold of summer, we're saying so long to our fabulous, wonderful, super-awesome spring interns, Caelan and Alma. Read a little about who they are, what they did…
Ahead of the release of the beautiful and devastating Personal Volcano, a collection of ecopoetics that boils form into living igneous before cooling and ultimately erupting again, poet Laura Moriarty shared journal excerpts and photos with us from her sojourns to volcanic territories. The excerpts reveal a poetic topophilia and orogenic sounds of the collection we now hold.
July 21, 2013
Entering the High Desert
Discover Scenic Byway
Blue Mountain Cattle
Dog Mountain Lane
Weaver Springs Lane
Lava Bed Road
Diamond Craters 2 miles
On the road
Isolating language in relation to love of a person, subject, or place or kind of…