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Monday, June 29, 2009

Webhosting outage


Apparently our hosting company is experiencing some kind of outage. (They're AWESOME, and this has never happened before.) So our site is down, and unless you're reading this blog through a feeder, well, you're probably not reading it.

Email to bloofbooks addresses also offline. We'll holler when it's back online. Thanks.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Recommended


Chicago Poetry Calendar Dot Org

A gaggle of local poets stay on top of things for ya in the Windy City. Rock on.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Despite all the rain, it's Warsaw Bikini season




Nate Logan gives a shout out as part of No Tell's Summer Reading series:
"I've wanted to dive into this book for a long time and am now finally getting the opportunity. Simonds imagination runs wild in this book and it's a delight to tag along with her in the wilderness."

And from a new review in Coldfront by Jason Schneiderman:
"At her best, Simonds plays with the making of meaning, slipping around in the language until you both see how language can’t not mean, even though those unavoidable meanings are deeply unstable. The first poem is called 'I Serengeti You,' setting up precisely the kind of play she intends to engage in. And who doesn’t want to be Serengeti-ed? It sounds exotic and dangerous and intimate. [...] Simonds’s work has a kind of ferocity that barrels each poem forward of its own accord, never quite allowing the reader to find clear footing. Perhaps a better description is that the poems are seeking a reader who’d rather have the footing shift. [...]Simonds is brilliant at capturing the shallow and casual patterns of contemporary American speech and thought, putting pressure on them and presenting them back to us."

Get yours here.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Belatedly, some totally awesome news: Bloof awarded Second Galatea Resurrects Poetry Publisher Prize!




Back in May, Bloof got a thrilling note from Eileen Tabios, publisher of Meritage Press and Galatea Resurrects:
I'm delighted to announce the recipients of the Second Galatea Resurrects Poetry Publisher Prize:

Bloof Books founded/edited by Shanna Compton

and Marsh Hawk Press, a collective of wise poets

This Prize is awarded to honor poetry presses that Galatea Resurrects wishes to support by raising attention to their books. Congratulations to the recipients. More information about the Prize is HERE.

Sweet, no? This recognition means a lot to us all, especially coming from a fellow poet/publisher/DIYer like Eileen!

& speaking of good news...expect a big Bloofy announcement about our 2009-2010 list very soon!