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Read “ways of dying naked in mexico city” by Giuseppe Infante for FREE!

19 Nov

Read ways of dying naked in mexico city by Giuseppe Infante, for free in this PDF 

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The October/November issue of The Otter is online!

13 Oct

The October/November issue of The Otter is online! Including an interview with Wang Ping, poetry by A.J Huffman, fiction by Julie Rea, flash fiction by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, and photography by Aykan Özener. Check wwww.ottermagazine.com for more.

INTERVIEW

To Sit on Sidewalks

Of course, awareness can be a difficult and tedious prospect when considering that a poet’s audience tends to be far less in number than the awaiting audience that receives the rhetoric pushed by politicians and aired by mainstream media.

POETRY

Homage to Haniel Long

other, actual people walk the streets, they are complete human analogue of every individual person acting

POETRY

With Balance

I breathe in the sun’s continuity, stretch my ambition to the sky. Hold extension, fold forward, blessing sand.

POETRY

CARPET BOMBING

Standing before me Dressed in ancient armor My wife declares a truce

POETRY

Road

The road flips over and over until he doesn’t know which side to ask for anymore.

POETRY

Hacksaw Blades

We formed the day, scratching “We want more”, into the bowl of the spoon.

POETRY

Elegy for Hart Crane

Alone in the audience, like Hart Crane, fallen far alee, soothed in the blood of the ocean, choked in the spokes of the hurtling globe.

FLASH FICTION

Phuong Prays

Phuong married a woman who climbed out of a painting that hung on his living room wall, given to him by his parents when he completed his psychiatric residency and began his poor practice in the Mekong Delta.

FICTION

Step One: The Blunder Years

Well, I have lots of problems. My spirit animal is an overflowing toilet, and I smell like semen and vodka. I eat high fructose microwavable cancer until my stomach commits ritual suicide and then I keep going to eat the pain away.

FICTION

Scribbling in the Margins

It wasn’t long before students were gasping as she read; her father had done more than a few bad deeds before he took a hammer to his son.

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Submission Guidelines

30 Jan

Submission Guidelines

We are happy to share the great news with our friends: Overpass Books is launching an online magazine very soon! Please share our submission guidelines with your friends who love literature and visual arts.

Coming 10/25, Tony Iantosca’s “Team Burnout”

8 Oct

teamburnoutJoin us in celebration of Team Burnout, Tony Iantosca’s book of poetry.

Uche Nduka will also be reading his new poems.

There will be refreshments.

Feel free to bring friends.

Free event/No cover charge

Pre-order a copy here

Unnameable Books

October 25th @ 7:00 p.m.

600 Vanderbilt Avenue

Brooklyn NY

Sure Shot is officially bangin’!

27 Jun

Sure Shot

Last night was the release party for Sure Shot by Anselm Berrigan.

The rain held up, and the evening was full of poetry and song.

Thank you to all who attended to make it a special night for Anselm Berrigan and Overpass Books.

Sure Shot is available for purchase on the Catalog page.

Pre-order “Sure Shot” by Anselm Berrigan

4 Jun

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Pre-order Sure Shot by Anselm Berrigan

The release is set for Wednesday June 26th@ Unnameable Books

(600 Vanderbilt Ave.  Brooklyn, NY)

 

 

Anselm Berrigan

Anselm Berrigan is the author of five books of poetry: Notes from Irrelevance (Wave Books, 2011), Free Cell (City Lights Books, 2009), Some Notes on My Programming (Edge, 2006), Zero Star Hotel (Edge, 2002), and Integrity and Dramatic Life (Edge, 1999). He is the current poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail, and co-editor with Alice Notley and Edmund Berrigan of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2005) and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2011). A member of the subpress publishing collective, he has published Selected Poems of Steve Carey (2009) and Your Ancient See Through by Hoa Nguyen (2002). From 2003-2007 he was Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, where he also hosted the Wednesday Night Reading Series for four years. He is Co-Chair, Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, and also currently teaches writing at Pratt Institute and Brooklyn College. He was a New York State Foundation for the Arts fellow in Poetry for 2007, and has received two grants from the Fund for Poetry. He lives in New York City.

New Releases Coming Soon

3 Jun

We have two new chapbooks coming:

Sure Shot by Anselm Berrigan (June 2013)

Team Burnout by Tony Iantosca (July 2013)

 

The release for Anselm Berrigan’s “Sure Shot” will be Wednesday June 26th

Unnameable Books 600 Vanderbilt Ave. Brooklyn, NY

 

$5 at the door gets you admission AND a copy of his newest work

(feel free to bring your own refreshments)

Three Poems by Michael Newton

21 Mar

Spring is in the cold air, lurking in the crypt of the winds…  out of the gust comes these three poems by Michael Newton

 

 

Michael Newton is a poet and a performance artist living in Brooklyn. He graduated from Bard College. In the past he has worked as a knife salesman, handyman, dishwasher, stage manager, journalist and tutor. He is currently an editorial apprentice at Ugly Duckling Presse and his work has appeared in the magazines Death and Life of American Cities and Poems by Sunday.  He has performed at REHEARSAL, the New Museum, and AUNTS. He is part of the collective Panoply Performance Laboratory.  He believes that the Russian Baths on 10th St. is the best place in New York.

Two Poems by Jacob Martin

13 Mar

Two poems — “Out There For A Whole Different Reason” & “Joshua Tree” —  from Jacob Martin

 

 

Jacob Martin’s work has previously appeared in Mad Poets’ ReviewLA MiscellanyThe Boiler, and is forthcoming in The Smoking Poet. These two poems are from a full-length collection, Probate.

“Gypsy Lady” by Lorraine Sweger-Perez

11 Mar

The piece “Gypsy Lady” by Lorraine Sweger takes you to the moment…

 

Lorraine Sweger-Perez lives in Queens New York. Her debut publication, “Gypsy Lady,” is a piece from her current series of short creative nonfiction stories. It is a result of her determination to get out of the apartment, and observe city life.  She was born in New York but grew up in Colorado and returned home twelve years ago. She is currently enrolled at LaGuardia Community College and will graduate with a Creative Writing degree in fall of 2013. After graduation, she plans to attend Brooklyn College where she will work on her BFA in creative writing.