Monday, February 25, 2008

A buncha Bloof news this week

1) Tonight at KGB Bar in NYC, Jennifer L. Knox and Shanna Compton will be kicking off the Monday Night Poetry Series, reading from their new books DRUNK BY NOON and FOR GIRLS (& OTHERS). It's free, and Mobile Libre will be there selling books.
85 E. 4th Street
Between 2nd and 3rd Aves.
F to 2nd Ave or 6 to Astor Place

2) Publishers Weekly is running a review of DRUNK BY NOON this week too:
"This second book from Knox, a young New York poet, continues the playful romp through the warped Americana she began in her debut, A Gringo Like Me. Here, Knox gives voice to wayward teens, drug-addled sages and fat dogs fantasizing about killing babies—among other unsavory characters—through dramatic monologues and quick narrative sketches. ...[F]ascination with the down-and-out lurks behind Knox's layers of irony and comic distance. She's at her best and most entertaining in bursts of everyday surrealism—like the poem 'Pastoral with Internet Porn,' which bristles with energy and imagination."

3) DRUNK BY NOON is also ON FIRE at, thanks to you folks--showing up on the Poetry Bestseller list at #45 as of this morning! Also, Coldfront Magazine has awarded it "Best Second Book of 2007" props. Go Knox!

4) Finally, Bloof is tremendously excited to announce that we'll be publishing WARSAW BIKINI by Sandra Simonds in October, which along with Danielle Pafunda's MY ZORBA in April completes our 2008 catalog. You've probably seen Sandra's work in Action Yes!, Barrow Street, Cannibal, Coconut, Fence and dozens of other places, or maybe you're a fan of her chapbooks Tar Pit Diatoms, The Humble Travelogues of Mr. Ian Worthington, and Steam. WARSAW BIKINI is Sandra's first longer book and it blew us away--we can't wait to make it available for the wider audience Sandra's work deserves. For more information, stop by her blog.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

February readings & a new Knox interview

These are on the (newly updated) events page as well, but...

Sunday, February 24th at 4:00 PM in Philadelphia
Shanna Compton, Teresa Leon & Elizabeth Scanlon
Hosted by CAConrad

Robin's Bookstore
108 S. 13th Street

Monday, February 25 at 7:00 PM in NYC

Bloof Books kicks off Spring's Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB
Shanna Compton & Jennifer L. Knox
Hosted by Laura Cronk & Michael Quattrone

85 E. 4th Street
Between 2nd and 3rd Aves.
F to 2nd Ave or 6 to Astor Place

And hey...check out this new interview with Jennifer L. Knox in the Southeast Review.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Jennifer L. Knox is featured at Verse Daily today!

What a lovely surprise.


Results of the Micropress Poetry Pageant

Friday night's pageant was so much fun. Thanks to everybody who came out in that awful rain. What a crowd!

Extra special big thanks to Maureen Thorson & Jeff Eaton, who ran the book table, and our bartender Drew, without whom we'd not have been able to pull it off. (Sorry we emptied the beer cooler! Sort of!)

Reb Livingston's got some photos at her blog, which render mine mostly redundant:

The Talent Competition

The Snowsuit Competition

The Poetrywear Competition

The Judges

The winners

But here's a video of the finale: