Wednesday, December 28, 2011
And, Brooklyn Copeland's Laked, Fielded, Blanked is now available in a limited edition art book, as well as the standard chapbook. Available for purchase at alice blue books.
Monday, November 28, 2011
A lusty tiger
on the devil's
& the Ruth's Chris
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Pretend You’ll Do It Again by Josh Russell
GREYING GHOST PRESS #48
Josh Russell’s Pretend… proves that one can write a thousand word novel. These thirteen stories, some quick, others controlled bits of sprawls, do what great prose is supposed to do: they pick you up by your shirt collar and plop you down in a barber shop mid shave, or on a dare, rural Georgia. His words will beckon you and their lasting images will haunt the furthest recesses of your head. Get this. Get this now.
7 x 9 chapbook. 122# heavy cover paper. Hand stamped and printed. Repurposed maps throughout. Printed and bound in an edition of 90.
Also in stock: books by Jordan Davis, Nate Pritts, Travis Brown, Paige Taggart, Sasha Fletcher, Garth Graeper, Kathleen Rooney, & Andrew Borgstrom
Friday, October 7, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
BRAVE MEN PRESS
is pleased to announce to the release of
NO, I WILL BE IN THE WOODS
"Yes, I will be in Michelle Taransky's words. I will call Michelle Taransky into question. She says we are all addicted to evidence. Yes, I will be in Michelle Taransky's woods. Michelle Taransky decided to make these choices. And she says the word feverfew. No, it isn't as simple as taking one o away and putting in its place an r. But I love how she gets me to do this. These point the way, the way a slash on a tree in the woods blazes a path. A hint, an inkling. I will go there to see what she says see. And I'm pretty sure I'll be better off everafter."
- Dara Wier, author of Reverse Rapture & Hat on a Pond
Michelle Taransky is the author of Barn Burned, Then, selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn Poetry Prize. Before moving to Philadelphia to work at Kelly Writers House, Taransky received a BA from The University of Chicago, worked as Programs Coordinator at The Poetry Center of Chicago, earned her MFA from The Iowa Writers' Workshop, taught poetry at the Iowa Young Writers Studio, and was a resident at Wave Books' Poetry Farm. She is a member of the Critical Writing Faculty at Penn and an adjunct poetry instructor at Temple University. Taransky is always happy to talk about poetry, glitter, Charles Barkley, or her book-in-progress: Never Quit: The Poetics of Charles Barkley.
Cover is letterpressed
w/ tan and black ink on cream paper.
Printed in a limited edition of 105.
Buy NO, I WILL BE IN THE WOODS
with a limited edition coinside (i.e. tiny broadside)
NO, I WILL BE IN THE WOODS
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HOW TO WRITE A MISTAKE-IST POEM by Chris Martin
BRAVE MEN PRESS COIN LIBRARY
BECAUSE WE MUST by Ben Kopel
BEING ONE by Lily Brown
IN THE TRADE OF ALIVE LETTERS MIS-SENT
by Joshua Marie Wilkinson
as well as a Limited edition drypoint etching by E. B. Goodale
printed exclusively for the Brave Men Press Coin Library
(Copies of BEING ONE & IN THE TRADE OF ALIVE LETTERS
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Select copies available for review upon request.
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Monday, September 12, 2011
The Blues of Javal Davis
stay open about drawing
an opinion ████
the comforts of your living
room watching CNN
if you were actually on
the other side of CNN
fighting for your life pretty
much on our own we
worked seven days straight
slept seven to a cell
I was told to bang cans
throw cold ████slam doors
I blared heavy metal ████
loud all hours but the prisoners
I blared Hip Hop Hurray
until they began to bob their heads
And then I played country
they said Allah Allah cut it off
country drove them crazy
CNN says we’re some dumb
poor kids from Garbagecan USA
it didn’t turn out to be that way
Abu Ghraib Arias is a chapbook of poems by Philip Metres. It is hand bound and printed in an edition of 200. The cover paper was made from old military uniforms by Chris Arendt through The Combat Paper Project.
Philip Metres is the author numerous books, including To See the Earth (Cleveland State University, 2008), Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press, 2008) and Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront, Since 1941 (University of Iowa Press, 2007). His work has appeared in Best American Poetry, and has garnered an NEA, a Watson Fellowship, two Ohio Arts Council Grants, and the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2010. He teaches literature and creative writing at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. Visit him here: http://www.philipmetres.com/
Chris Arendt is a papermaker, paper artist and veteran who served part of his term in the Army at Guantanamo Bay. He also spent 15 months, the length of a modern Army deployment, collecting stories as a homeless veteran.
The Combat Paper Project teaches returning soldiers the art of papermaking.
$11.25 includes shipping. Buy it over at Flying G!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
The Market is A Parasite that Looks Like a Nest by Susan Briante | Poems for Business Travelers by AE Loveridge | Signs Point to Yes by Lindsay Bell | Edith & Aurelia: A Romantic Tragedy in Five Acts by Trisia Eddy | Orthorexia by Kristin Sanders | Excuse me while I wring this long swim out of my hair by Sarah J. Sloat
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We are ecstatic to announce our fifteenth Blue Hour Press chapbook, Fritz Ward's Doppelgänged:
Fritz Ward’s Doppelgänged is an electrified daguerreotype of authorial impulse, a swerving tour around the haunted amusement park we call narrative. Ward’s proxies write their own misadventures, setting up their shadowy sideshows near agricultural accidents, morgues, and drive-ins. The poems in this dazzling, maximalist collection swing gracefully through the reader’s reflection, and each risky inversion of verbal acrobatics allows both the speaker and the audience to share in the pleasurable vertigo that comes from working without a net. Doppelgänged’s fun house of mirrored forgeries reveals a portrait, in multiple exposures, of the poet himself and much more.
Of course, the other big news is that our submissions are now open for the month of August. Guidelines can be downloaded as a Google document or found on our website.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
In the Madame's Hat Box / Stephanie Berger
American Lit / Rebecca Farivar
If Made Into A Law / Jennifer H Fortin
The Bulk of the Mailable Universe / Jules Gibbs
309.81 / Rachel Mallino
Houses / Nora Almeida
The Art of Exporting / Cristina Querrer
Light Sweet Crude / Cynthia Barounis & Claire Leeds
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I Ain’t Asked Any Pardon For Anything I Done // Sasha Fletcher
“Sasha Fletcher’s heartbroken lines scorch the earth like train tracks sluiced from the sun. His writing is big, ambitious. The characters are equal parts hellish and endearing. And I’m not quite sure where or how he comes up with this stuff. Maybe mild narcotics but more than likely a concoction of his blood, sweat, and someone else’s tears. This book will burn forever. ”
7x9 chapbook with repurposed LP cover envelopes. Guts printed on high quality 24# ivory legal paper. Vintage map end paper. Printed in an edition of 150.
Help promote I Ain’t Asked Any Pardon… by downloading our pdf flyer! Simply print out & hang up in your neighborhood bookstore, bus stop, hang out joint, or any other place creative.
More Greying Ghost
Monday, June 6, 2011
You can get a copy of your very own right here: alice blue books
While you are there, pick up a copy of C. McAllister Williams' WILLIAM SHATNER. You won't be disappointed.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Bully/Bullied by James Scott and Ryan Call is now available from The Cupboard. Two stories, one story.
*ABOUT THE VOLUME*
One tough kid and another tough kid and two stories, told side-by-side, about what it is we might want from one another, how it feels to just be left alone. Nick Gradowski is a bully. Jeremy Haskins is bullied. Tanya Wheatley is tough as shit. The Winter Carnival is a bright beacon, a place for handjobs and blue polar bears. If there are two sides to every story, Bully / Bullied wants to find a third, a fourth, a way out from our actions and their consequences.
Read excerpts here.
Reading Feb 1 - March 31
Prize: $500 & publication
Judge: Michael Martone
The Cupboard is holding its first-ever contest. The winning author will receive $500 and the manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume. We're looking for prose submissions between 4k and 10k words. In the past, we've published short stories, essays, collections of flash fiction and prose poems, and combinations thereof. Send us your best work. Submissions are received and read anonymously, and all submissions are eligible for regular publication.
To submit, go to: http://www.thecupboardpamphlet.org/submit.html.
Also, contest submitters are eligible for a discounted subscription to The Cupboard.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Something Real by JoAnna Novak
JoAnna Novak is the recepient of a BA from Knox College and an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her poems, stories, and reviews have appeared in many journals. Currently, she studies poetry at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is co-founder and editor of the journal Tammy.
Easy Beat by Brittany Ober
Brittany Ober was born and raised in Lititz, PA. She has a BA in English and Art History from Muhlenberg College, and she is currently in the MATESOL program at The New School. Her work has previously been published in Wicked Alice, Canteen, No Is For Wimps, Toasted Cheese, and Word Riot. This is her first chapbook.
Dear Minimum Wage Employee, You Are Priceless by Emilie Lindemann
Emilie Lindemann grew up in Manitowoc, WI where she teaches at Silver Lake College. She is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee's Creative Writing program and has served as poetry editor for Cream City Review. Emilie's poems have been published in journals such as Columbia Poetry Review, PANK, Verse Wisconsin, Arsenic Lobster Poetry Journal, and Prime Number. These poems are for all the brave and gutsy cashiers, baristas, and department store associates she has ever worked with.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The new issue has finally hit the streets. Here's a copy in the arms of a finger puppet.
Here's the who & what: Poems by Anna Moschovakis, Jen Hofer, Tony Mancus, MC Hyland, Kate Lebo, Vince Gotera, Daniela Olszewska, Sophie Klahr, Brooklyn Copeland, Anne Marie Rooney, Ben Pelham, Trey Moody, Justin Runge, Marshall Walker Lee, Lisa Ciccarello, W. Vandoren Wheeler, Greg Weiss, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, Chris Hosea, Fred Schmalz, & Stacy Blint with letter-pressed illustrations by Cherie Weaver through out.
You can buy one copy for six dollars, or for fourteen dollars you can get three copies to share or hoard.
Get them right here!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Projective Industries Announces:
Andrew Zawacki, Glassscape
52 pages; hand-stitched binding; printed in a numbered edition of 120 in Chicago and Houston in July 2010 / January 2011.
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; $6 (shipping included)
Purchase through our website
Monday, February 14, 2011
These were originally released at the AWP conference and are available for a short time below for $12 each. Prices include shipping. All four are available for $32, shipping included. They are 12" x 18" and will fit into a standard frame.
Order them HERE.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Mary Jo Bang
Let's Say Yes
The Silent Aspect
Sixty Years of the Suicide Clause in American Law
Three 5x7 chapbooks, hand-stitched and printed on quality linen paper.
Printed in numbered editions of 75.
$13 (includes post)
(If you'd prefer not to use Paypal, let us know.)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
You & You are my uterine kin
thy love lights twilight
but what does it bring?
Not eternal food
Not eternal wakefulness
but something just as filling,
just as draining.
Sasha Steensen is the author of A Magic Book (Fence Books), The Method (Fence Books), correspondence (with Gordon Hadfield, Handwritten Press), and The Future of an Illusion (Dos Press). She serves as one of the poetry editors for Colorado Review, and edits Bonfire Press. She teaches Literature and Creative Writing at Colorado State University.
A HISTORY OF THE HUMAN FAMILY is a hand bound book of poems with a cover designed by Tony Mancus. It is printed in an edition of 200.
$8.00 includes shipping.
For ordering information visit us!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Since dgp is both snow logged and missing the AWP book fair this year anyway, we decided it was time for a Winter Snowbound Sale Extravaganza, 5 books for a mere $20! All your favorite dgp authors are a sure cure for a bit of cabin fever or whatever it is that ails you...
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
And What Is Left, As Much AS The Hands Will Hold, & A View Of The Empty Porch
by Andrew Borgstrom
Greying Ghost Press #37
$5.00 | ORDER
Quite possibly one of the best spurts of prose we've ever released. Don't let this pocket-sized chap fool you - its got a bark and a bite that'll stick to you just behind your eyeballs. You'll still see the words long after you've finished reading much like those green spots you see after leering at the sun.
Proof: "The following question, following the previous question or possible response from the possible mother, may have been a statement also. The possible boy may have told the possible mother what he had asked the possible father. The question may have regarded a book. The boy may have asked the father to read a book to him, if books were things in houses with porches. The book in question, in this question, may have had something to do with the holiday in question, the holiday in the previous question." - fr. "And What Is Left..."
4" x 6" Chapbook with ephemera endpapers and either heavy hand-ripped arches paper or deep yellow metallic cover. Book guts printed on high quality 24lb antique laid paper in an edition of 81. Each book is handmade and unique from the next.
by Michael Bernstein
Greying Ghost Press #36
$5.00 | ORDER
Fourteen poems posing as maps to the evening sky. Keep them in your back pocket for those strolls, those journeys, those nights spent atop a picnic table deep in the woods of whatever rural town. Nanostars engulfs the pocket of your denim jeans like steel on flint - the ultimate showcase of wonderment and patience.
4" x 5" foldout book with ephemera endpapers. Packaged in light green booklet envelope. Book guts printed on high quality 24lb antique laid paper in an edition of 81. Each book is handmade and unique from the next.