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Monday, September 14, 2015

September Newsletter




Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place

by Sharon Mesmer

Sharon Mesmer’s poetry is a stream of indomitable spunk . . . tough and lush . . . a fabulous tissue of language which floats out to inhabit other bodies, opens their mouths and makes them speak. —Alice Notley
Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place is Sharon Mesmer's fifth collection of "tough and lush" poetry. Unwaveringly energetic and relentlessly wry, Mesmer fashions poems from the flashiest trash of the American sensibility and the Internet's muckiest dumping grounds, with a swagger and intelligence all her own. Hers is a generous spirit: "I want to expose myself," confesses one piece, "for love of the people."

Visit the Bloof Blog for more information & excerpts from the book.

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PHILALALIA is this week! 


Bloof will be in Philadelphia this Thursday, Friday & Saturday, to take part in the second annual Philalalia Small Press // Handmade Books & Art Fair.

Please stop by the bookfair at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, to check out our table. We'll have Jennifer L. Knox's (early!) new book, Days of Shame & Failure, Philalalia-exclusive mini broadsides by Khadijah QueenAlyssa LyneeGinger Ko, and Nikki Wallshlaeger, as well as our full assortment of books and handmades.

On Friday night, we're reading with Black Radish Books & Propolis Press at Snockey's, featuring Natalie EilbertJackie ClarkBecca Klaver (whose Bloof book has just been announced), and K. Lorraine Graham (ditto, and see below).

Full festival schedule
Friday night reading

UPCOMING EVENTS

Other September & October events featuring Bloof poets include:

→ Wed 9/16 in New York, NY
Page Meets Stage: Natalie Eilbertwith Danez Smith

→ Thu 9/24 in Rock Island, IL
Spectra Series: Nikki Wallschlaeger with Lauren K. Alleyne & Marc Rahe

→ Thu 9/24 in New York, NY
Best American Poetry Series launch: Sandra Simonds…among many others, at the New School

→ Sat 10/3 in New York, NY
Segue Series: Sharon Mesmerwith Bruce Andrews & Drew Gardner's Poetics Orchestra

→ Tue 10/6 in Iowa City, IA
Prairie Lights Bookstore: Jennifer L. Knox launch reading for Days of Shame & Failure

Visit our Events page for details.

Four Wonders of the Future


Huzzah! Bloof will be republishing these 4 recent books in spiffy new editions and rolling them over into our own distribution, after their (quickly dwindling!) first editions sell out: Motherlover by Ginger Ko, The Dead Girls Speak in Unison by Danielle PafundaSwan Feast by Natalie Eilbert, and The Rest is Censored by K. Lorraine Graham.

Bloof Books​ is thrilled to add these new books to our catalog. And to welcome K. Lorraine Graham as a new member of the collective!

You'll find links to them on our site—pointing to in-stock copies at SPD, Powell's, and other indie bookstores.

Thanks, as always, for reading our books & supporting small press poetry.

See you next month,
Bloof

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