The Lovely Arc

Apr 22

The mammoth catches fire. 

The mammoth catches fire. 

Octopus Books’ is officially releasing its newest title, Sorrow Arrow by Emily Kendal Frey, with a reading at the IPRC this Friday night, April 25. Rodney Koeneke will also be officially launching his own new title, Etruria, which was recently published by Wave Books. You should buy your copies at the party. See you soon. 

Octopus Books’ is officially releasing its newest title, Sorrow Arrow by Emily Kendal Frey, with a reading at the IPRC this Friday night, April 25. Rodney Koeneke will also be officially launching his own new title, Etruria, which was recently published by Wave Books. You should buy your copies at the party. See you soon. 

Apr 18

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Apr 17

Two Octopus Books titles, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black by Patricia Lockwood and The Trees The Trees by Heather Christle were recommended to read by Cosmopolitan, you know, if you’re a woman of course, and need three pair of glasses in order to read. Thank you, Cosmo! They missed mentioning that these books were published by Octopus Books, and they were linked to Amazon for some reason, so I should tell you: they were published by Octopus Books and you can totally buy them from us or SPD—it’s better for your skin. 

Two Octopus Books titles, Balloon Pop Outlaw Black by Patricia Lockwood and The Trees The Trees by Heather Christle were recommended to read by Cosmopolitan, you know, if you’re a woman of course, and need three pair of glasses in order to read. Thank you, Cosmo! They missed mentioning that these books were published by Octopus Books, and they were linked to Amazon for some reason, so I should tell you: they were published by Octopus Books and you can totally buy them from us or SPD—it’s better for your skin. 

Apr 14

Drew Swenhaugen designed this for you. Come to ADX tomorrow night at 7:30 and get yours. 

Drew Swenhaugen designed this for you. Come to ADX tomorrow night at 7:30 and get yours. 

Apr 13

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Apr 07

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Nothing’s defense. Nothing’s gorgeousness. With yesterday’s birthday cash, and Powell’s 15% off this month, I checked off the top two books from my list. In Defense of Nothing by Peter Gizzi and The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson. 

Nothing’s defense. Nothing’s gorgeousness. With yesterday’s birthday cash, and Powell’s 15% off this month, I checked off the top two books from my list. In Defense of Nothing by Peter Gizzi and The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson. 

Apr 04

Tuesday, April 15. 7:30 pm. ADX, PDX. 
Brian Blanchfield is on a book tour for his new book, A Several World (Nightboat Books, 2014), and Bad Blood got him for his Portland stop. And local poets KMA Sullivan, author of the forthcoming Necessary Fire (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), and Standard Schaefer, author of Water & Power (Agincourt Press, 2005), will read for you too.
We’ll be at ADX, and we’ll be drinking and brand new brew from Gigantic. 
And that’s Drew Swenhaugen, as always, on the poster design. 

Tuesday, April 15. 7:30 pm. ADX, PDX. 

Brian Blanchfield is on a book tour for his new book, A Several World (Nightboat Books, 2014), and Bad Blood got him for his Portland stop. And local poets KMA Sullivan, author of the forthcoming Necessary Fire (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), and Standard Schaefer, author of Water & Power (Agincourt Press, 2005), will read for you too.

We’ll be at ADX, and we’ll be drinking and brand new brew from Gigantic

And that’s Drew Swenhaugen, as always, on the poster design. 

Apr 01

You want to show it, and we want to see it. Submit. 

You want to show it, and we want to see it. Submit

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Mar 27

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Mar 26

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Mar 21

The first thing ever published of mine, that was just mine, with just my name on the cover, before The Man Suit, and before a chapbook called Abraham Lincoln’s Death Scene published by Horse Less Press, was a little tiny side poem put out by Maureen Thorson of Big Game Books. That little thing made me so proud. Its poem, The Truth About Canada, made its way into my first book soon after. Maureen has since started digitizing these tiny side books, of which mine was the 11th, and they’re now available on Big Game Books’ website. 

The first thing ever published of mine, that was just mine, with just my name on the cover, before The Man Suit, and before a chapbook called Abraham Lincoln’s Death Scene published by Horse Less Press, was a little tiny side poem put out by Maureen Thorson of Big Game Books. That little thing made me so proud. Its poem, The Truth About Canada, made its way into my first book soon after. Maureen has since started digitizing these tiny side books, of which mine was the 11th, and they’re now available on Big Game Books’ website.