Friday, September 16, 2011

Tavern author Di Piero featured on Poetry Daily

Check out W. S. Di Piero's translation of Leonardo Sinisgalli on Poetry Daily!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hitchcock and Louis available for pre-order

Our next two titles, Adrian C. Louis's Archeology and George Hitchcock's Six-Minute Poems, are now available for pre-order. These titles should be back from the printer and stitched together by the end of the month. We are extremely proud to be publishing these major American poets. Throughout their careers, both Louis and Hitchcock have been defiant forces in the political / artistic landscape of American poetry and poetics. Louis opts for a hard-nosed, bitter realism that is damning, chilling, yet big-hearted. Hitchcock's vision is that of an absurd and surreal trickster. When asked to state his occupation in front of the House of Un-American Activities Committee, Hitchcock replied:

"My profession is a gardener. I do underground work on plants."

Cheers, and happy reading!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Adrian C. Louis in the works

Just a quick note to let you know that Adrian C. Louis's Archeology is in production. This chapbook of new work is as heartbreaking as it is beautiful. We hope to release this book along with Six-Minute Poems by George Hitchcock sometime in the next month. Stay tuned!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tavern author Jo McDougall's new memoir

Great news. Jo McDougall, author of Under an Arkansas Sky (Tavern Books, 2010), has just published her long-awaited memoir, Daddy's Money, with the University of Arkansas Press. McDougall brings the same lyrical concision and truth-telling to her prose that she does to her poetry. We can't recommend Daddy's Money highly enough. Congratulations, Jo!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Blue Rust by Tavern author Joseph Millar

Tavern Books author Joseph Millar has just published his third full-length collection, Blue Rust, with Carnegie Mellon University Press. Join us in celebrating!

For those looking to buy a copy of Blue Rust, you can do so by ordering directly from Carnegie Mellon University Press.

Cheers, and congratulations to Joseph!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Ashulia hot off the press!

We just received Zubair Ahmed's book from the printer, and we're excited to announce that it's now available for purchase on our website. Ashulia is Mr. Ahmed's first book publication, and we're thrilled to bring his work to its deserving audience.

"Zubair Ahmed is the kind of poet that reminds me to keep my heart open and the door to my soul unlocked. In one poem Mr. Ahmed writes, 'I walk these hallways with an arrow in my tongue.' I would follow this poet down any hallway in the world."

-Matthew Dickman

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Visit us at Wordstock, Oct 6-9

If you find yourself in Portland this October, please stop by the Tavern Books table at Wordstock, Portland's annual celebration of books, writers, readers, publishers, and literary activists. We'll be at the Tavern Books table October 6-9. We're sharing a space with Airlie Press, an Oregon cooperative publishing house that specializes in poetry. Our founding editor, Carl Adamshick, will be on hand, so stop by and pick his brain about the press, future titles, and whatever else strikes your fancy.

Cheers, and happy reading!