Saturday, February 22, 2014

Update: SOLD OUT. ODALISQUE by Ben Fama

 As of March 3, 2014 this book is sold out.
Orders are being filled in the order they were received.
(If you placed an order, you're good.)

Odalisque by Ben Fama
February 2014
Limited-edition handmade chapbook
7 x 8.5 inches
16 pages
Full-color inkjet cover on glossy stock
Translucent flyleaves in pastel yellow
Machine-stitched single-sheet binding

$8.00 via Square
$8.00 via PayPal
Here is the free ebook

"Forever is the saddest word
The poem’s not worth it
I’d like to read to you
What Andy Warhol said
About the traps of the rich
But my tastes are changing
This is a love note
To a Fire Island lifeguard
Tuscano shearling
And mauve champagne
I should never talk
Even after two sips
Though that’s when I can
I hate the George V hotel
But I would take you there
Then walk to the open market
Some thoughts are not that great 
The Internet is my home
Where it’s easy to be beautiful 
And seen and new
In the glow
In the spell"

—from "Fantasy"

Read this great review of Odalisque in The Small Press Book Review by Erik Noonan.

Ben Fama is the author of Fantasy (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), Mall Witch (Wonder, 2012), and the chapbook Cool Memories (Spork Books, 2013). He lives in New York City.

Odalisque is the first chapbook in the 2014 series from Bloof Books. Each chapbook in the series will be released in a limited edition of one hundred numbered copies, followed by a digital release. 

"Ocean Drive," the flamingo pattern on the cover, was created by London-based textile designer Francesca Lahiri-Langley. The glossy large format and multi-column layout were inspired by magazine design.

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