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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bloof at #AWP15

Poster by Erik Brandt,

Wednesday, April 8

7:00–10:00 p.m. 
The New Century Theatre
615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 145
FREE + cash bar 

Performers: Natalie Shapero, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Catherine Pierce, Jay Nebel, Timothy Liu, Sharon Mesmer, Elisabeth Workman, Maureen Thorson, Danielle Pafunda, Krystal Languell, Megan Kaminski, Tyler Gobble, Stella Corso, Alexis Orgera. 

Bloof + Coconut
Thursday, April 9

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Noon–1:15 p.m. • Danielle Pafunda at Panel R172: Money! Sex! Politics! Gender Bias in Academia
1:30–2:45 p.m. • Ben Fama at Panel R212: The Hybrid Book (Poetry/Art)
4:30–5:45 p.m. • Daniel Borzutzky at Panel R268: A Fable for Horror (Poetry of Historical Horror from Chile, South Korea & Uruguay)
6:00–8:00 p.m. • Jenn Marie Nunes & Natalie Eilbert reading at Weird Atlas / Gazing Switchback
6:00–10:00 p.m. • Sharon MesmerDaniel Borzuzky reading at TV Party! at MTN Studios
7:30 • Jennifer Tamayo & Ben Fama reading at the Original Selfie Stick

Friday, April 10

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m.–noon • Danielle Pafunda book signing 
1:30–2:45 p.m. • Shanna Compton at Panel F203: DIY Small Press Publishing

1:30–2:45 p.m. • Kirsten Kaschock at Panel F202: AWP Award Series Reading
3:00–4:00 p.m. • Jennifer L. Knox book signing 
8:00 p.m. • Jennifer Tamayo & Danielle Pafunda read at the Nicollet

Saturday, April 11

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
10:00–11:00 a.m. • Elisabeth Workman book signing
11:00 a.m.–noon • Ginger Ko book signing
noon–1:15 p.m. • Daniel Borzutzky at Panel S171: Action Books' First Decade 
1:00–2:00 p.m. • Natalie Eilbert book signing
4:30–5:45 p.m. • Ginger Ko at Panel S280: Microagressions in the Workshop

Coconut + Bloof: Wrap Party at Mason's
Mason's Restaurant Barre
2nd Floor: Tek Theater 
528 Hennepin Ave South 

7:00–10:00 p.m. 

Performers: Daniel Borzutzky, Jenny Boully, Jackie Clark, Shanna Compton, Bruce Covey, Caroline Crew, Natalie Eilbert, Ben Fama, K. Lorraine Graham, Arielle Greenberg, Kirsten Kaschock, Natasha Kessler, Jennifer L. Knox, Ginger Ko, Jenn Marie Nunes & Mel Coyle, Alexis Pope, Leah Sewell, Eszter Takacs, Emily Toder 

7:00 p.m. • Jennifer Tamayo reading at Embawdied Lit

8:00–10:00 p.m. • Natalie Eilbert reading at Get Over It
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Accessibility info for 4/8 event: Wheelchair accessible on the main level; for reserved front-row accommodations for hearing- or vision-impaired audience, please email us: info AT Because this is a one-time, unscripted performance Open Captions will not be available, but if you contact us by 4/1 we can prepare follow-along packets of the performers' material.

Accessibility info for 4/11 event: TBD. We will update this space as soon as we have details.

Accessibility info for bookfair & conference events: AWP website

Monday, March 30, 2015

April is coming. We're going to write 400 poems.

Daniel Borzutzky
Shanna Compton
Peter Davis
Natalie Eilbert
Becca Klaver
Jennifer L. Knox
Alyssa Lynee
Pattie McCarthy
Sharon Mesmer
Jenn Marie Nunes
Danielle Pafunda
Catie Rosemurgy
Sandra Simonds
Maureen Thorson
Nikki Wallschlaeger

Most of us will be posting here. Some of us will be posting elsewhere and we'll point. Some drafts may disappear. Some may persist. Watch this space. (Or follow us on Twitter: @BloofBooks.)

For more about NaPoWriMo, visit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BOUND: The First Array


BOUND: The First Array
8 x 8 | 196 pages
Perfect-bound paperback
Full-color & bw illustrations
$20 + $2.50 shipping
ISBN: 978-0-9826587-8-9

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Our first 6-in-1 chapbook compilation is here!

Bloof Books is thrilled to announce the publication of the first volume of our new paperback chapbook compilation: BOUND: The First Array. The anthology collects the six out-of-print chapbooks from our 2013 handmade series, including:
Poems Are the Only Real Bodies by Jennifer Tamayo
scenes from the lives of my parents by Pattie McCarthy
Windowboxing by Kirsten Kaschock
Packing by Hailey Higdon
This Is What It Is Like to Be Loved by Me by Jared White
Nonstop Pop by Becca Klaver
With BOUND, we're responding to readers' requests for the chapbooks in paperback format and extended availability, beyond their limited handmade runs. They're ideal for course adoptions and circulating libraries too.

We've been true to the handmade chapbooks' original designs inside, maintaining their unique formatting and presenting full-color photographs of their original covers. Future volumes are planned—one for each year of the Bloof Books Chapbooks Series.

Volume 2 is coming soon, and will include full chapbooks by Dawn Sueoka, Ben Fama, Natalie Eilbert, Daniel Borzutzky, Jackie Clark, & Amanda Montei.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bound: Volume One, indexing in progress

INDEX of Authors, Titles & First Lines

Individual pieces within this volume are listed alphabetically by title, or by first line if the piece does not bear a title. First lines or titles that appear more than once are followed by a second distinguishing line as a subentry: This is what it is like to be loved by me / again. Titles are alphabetized by first word, excluding articles: Stone That Produces Milk, The.

Any Day Bill
Apple Bottoms Etc. When You Are Ready the Conversation Is Waiting
A the Beaut
Boho Wrapper
B®and Loyalty
Dear Harriet,
Dear Harriet Tubman, 
How is it to be buried under the singular displeasure of the sentence?
I want to use your body for my own pleasures.
Dear Moses,
Dear Mrs. Tubman,
Definition of Destruction

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Design: Sympathetic Nervous System by Jackie Clark

front of slipcase
back of slip case

full slip case + texture/ink swatches

(production mock-up; colors are not accurate)

title page

sample poem (untrimmed sheet)

PREORDER: March 2015

Antique Gray linen-texture 100 lb cover slipcase
70 lb text smooth natural interior
Machine stitched in white thread
10 x 6 inches | 28 pages

Bloof Books Chapbook Series
Vol. 2: Issue 6
ISSN: 2373-163x

Excerpts at inter|rupture

Jackie Clark is a poet living in Jersey City. She is the series editor of Poets off Poetry and Song of the Week for Coldfront Magazine and is the recipient of a 2012 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry. She is the author of three chapbooks: Red Fortress (H_NGM_N), Office Work (Greying Ghost Press), and I Live Here Now (Lame House Press). Her first book of poems, Aphoria, is out now with Brooklyn Arts Press. For more, visit her site at

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