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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

COMING SOON! The Rest Is Censored by K. Lorraine Graham


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The Rest Is Censored
K. Lorraine Graham
ISBN: 978-0-9965868-3-2
5.5 x 8.5
Trade Paper Original
106 pages

Preorder Special through January: $13
$3 off (reg. $16 + shipping)
Ships in February

A second edition of The Rest Is Censored by K. Lorraine Graham is forthcoming from Bloof Books. This book was very briefly released by another press last year, but our new edition has been totally redesigned and corrected, and we are treating it as a new release to ensure it receives the readership it deserves.

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"Lay the pieces of languaged life of your, next to one another, they were moved from, they moved, me. If I don't misunderstand you, KLG, you are coding these pieces of languaged, life, as poetry. It is very good poetry. I think, of poets who bring a day, into the poem—Leslie Scalapino, Larry Eigner, Joanne Kyger—Lorraine Graham on a bus in California—and I am given pause, is changing, misunderstanding can, get to, life through, this." —CATHERINE WAGNER

Review at HARRIET/POETRY FOUNDATION by Gina Myers:

"K. Lorraine Graham’s The Rest Is Censored also takes a look at the day and what one does to get through it. And it captures concern of not wanting what is expected: 'Wake up in a panic / about real estate / about not wanting it.' It also captures a life lived variously, which includes panic as well as connection to others and beauty.' 
"The wide-ranging exploration of a life reminded me that there are so many others (perhaps all poets?) who are trying to figure out how to live, and while they may not arrive at any answers, the journey is well worth it. 
"The Rest Is Censored reminds me of Fanny Howe’s essay 'Bewilderment,' where she offers one possible definition of the lyric: '[I]t is a method of searching for something that can't be found. It is an air that blows and buoys and settles. It says, "Not this, not this," instead of, "I have it."' Howe describes serial poems as spirals, and writes of the spiral-walker, '[T]here is no plain path, no up and down, no inside or outside. But there are strange returns and recognitions and never a conclusion.' Poetry makes sense to me for this reason: it is willing to raise questions and be happy to not arrive at answers."


Author City: WASHINGTON, DC


K. Lorraine Graham is the author of Terminal Humming (Edge Books, 2009), My Little Neoliberal Pony (Insert Blanc, 2013), and The Rest Is Censored (Bloof Books, 2017). She lives in Washington, DC.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sympathetic Nervous System by Jackie Clark (free ebook PDF)



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Printed copies of this chapbook are sold out, but the full text is also included in our six-in-one paperback chapbook compilation volume, BOUND: The First Array.

We have several more free PDF chapbooks to release, very soon! There are several already available on our site.



Monday, November 14, 2016

Collage poems by Sandra Simonds (free PDF ebook)



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Sandra Simonds is the author of six books of poetry: Orlando (forthcoming, Wave), Further Problems with Pleasure (forthcoming, Akron), Steal It Back (Saturnalia), The Sonnets (Bloof), Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland), and Warsaw Bikini (Bloof). Her poems have been included in the Best American Poetry 2015 and 2014 and have appeared in many literary journals, including Poetry, the American Poetry Review, the Chicago Review, Granta, Boston ReviewPloughshares, Fence, Court Green, and Lana Turner. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida and is an assistant professor of English and Humanities at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia. 

This untitled chapbook of collage poems is an bonus addition to the 2016 series from Bloof Books. Handmade copies were created and distributed by the poet in September 2016, followed by this digital release by Bloof in November 2016.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: A text-only version of this chapbook with image descriptions is available on request. Please email info at bloof books dot com to request it. 

Bloof Books Chapbook Series

ISSN 2373- 1648 Online
This is the electronic edition
November 2016

We have several more free PDF chapbooks to release, very soon! There are several already available on our site.




Sunday, November 13, 2016

scenes from the lives of my parents by Pattie McCarthy (free ebook PDF)



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Printed copies of this chapbook are sold out, but the full text is also included in our six-in-one paperback chapbook compilation volume, BOUND: The First Array.

We have several more free PDF chapbooks to release, very soon! There are several already available on our site.



Thursday, November 10, 2016

I Hate Telling You How I Really Feel by Nikki Wallschaleger (free ebook PDF)



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Color cover & interior




Since these poems are designed to be memes, we have also released them individually as .jpg files. Please feel free to share them, with credit to Nikki (and a link where possible).

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And remember: Nikki's book of sonnets, Crawlspace, is forthcoming from Bloof in Spring 2017! More about that here.

Printed copies of this chapbook are sold out, limited to a run of 150 copies released earlier this year. We may have limited swag from this book (posters, postcards, etc.) as we approach the release of Nikki's new book.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: A text-only version of this chapbook with image descriptions is available on request. Please email info at bloof books dot com to request it. 

We have several more free PDF chapbooks to release, very soon! There are several already available on our site.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

EMPIRE WASTED by Becca Klaver


Empire Wasted
now available for preorder!

Ships in October. 


We are thrilled to bring you this perfect-for-an-election-year-at-the-end-of-the-world new book from one of our favorite poets, Becca Klaver.

"Empire Wasted is an astonishing book, anthemic in its catchiness and the power of its arguments. From the suite of 'Decade Zero,' the years so vacant they don’t even have a name, and the concomitant attraction of the very dreariest productions of the 90s, through to the neo-di Prima fervor of the revolutionary letters, it hits all the right notes." —Kevin Killian

Preorder for $12 + free shipping. That's $7 off. (Reg. $16 + $3 shipping.) 
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Plus, the first 50 orders come with a limited-edition postcard set featuring poems and excerpts from the book.
Becca Klaver is the author of the poetry collections LA Liminal (Kore Press, 2010) and Empire Wasted (Bloof Books, forthcoming 2016), and several chapbooks. She's the cohost of the Real Wives of Bohemia podcast with comedian Lauren Besser, and the curator of a new series of Tiny Talks currently underway at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop. (More.)
 

One of the limited-edition postcards

More about EMPIRE WASTED


Think of the empire waist as a dress with a lot of breathing room, in which the body can move within ample space while still remaining hidden. A comparably generous poetics suffuses Becca Klaver’s Empire Wasted, a collection that aims to fashion for the world new space to move inside. Using technology as an instrument to stitch together materials as disparate as tweets and autobiography, this book pays homage to schools it has inherited while thrusting dizzyingly into its own brainy vortex.

Empire Wasted metabolizes the twentieth century into the fashionable neons of a numbing regime. In a fit of collage, the Internet speaks from its most comfortable of media troll outfits, Manhattan gleams in apocalyptic shine and false prophecy, and the 90s deploy a feminist artillery of bell-bottoms, Discmans, and snapping barrettes. As readers, we witness a poetry that shimmies away from its capitalist, patriarchal heirs in favor of a feminist documentary lyric, a poetry that opts to stay in its room all night with Frank O’Hara, Bernadette Mayer, and Reality Bites rather than reenter the party booming below.

Sample poems 


From "Decade Zero"at Sink Review

Announcement! We're doing another book with Peter Davis in 2017.


The future rocks so hard. BAND NAMES by Peter Davis is joining CRAWLSPACE by Nikki Wallschlaeger on our 2017 list, scheduled for fall. More about this to come!