Monday, August 31, 2015

Four new wonders of the future

Cover of Motherlover by Ginger Ko

Cover of The Rest Is Censored by K. Lorraine Graham

Cover of Swan Feast by Natalie Eilbert

Cover of The Dead Girls Speak in Unison by Danielle Pafunda

Huzzah! We'll be publishing these 4 recent books in spiffy new editions and rolling them over into our own distribution, after their (quickly dwindling!) first editions sell out.

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.

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

at SPD • at Powell's

THE REST IS CENSORED by K. Lorraine Graham
at SPD • at Powell's

SWAN FEAST by Natalie Eilbert
at SPD • at Word • at Greenlight Books• at Powell's

at SPD • at Powell's

Also: see Danielle's own special offer. Get a copy of Dead Girls directly from her, to benefit our friends at Noemi Press!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Forthcoming in 2016: Empire Wasted by Becca Klaver

We couldn't be more excited to announce that Becca Klaver's second poetry collection, Empire Wasted, is forthcoming from Bloof Books! Look for it in fall 2016.

In the meantime, you can read a few of the poems from the book in BOUND: The First Array, our chapbook annual, or in the e-version of Becca's sold-out chapbook, Nonstop Pop!

Empire Wasted joins already-scheduled new books and chapbooks by Jennifer L. Knox, Sharon Mesmer, Khadijah Queen, Ginger Ko, Alyssa Lynee, Nikki Wallschlaeger, and Catie Rosemurgy in our positively thrilling (and still in-progress) 2015–2016 season catalog. We're bouncing like SuperBalls just imagining that future.

BeccaKlaver _BlackSwanBecca Klaver is a PhD candidate in English at Rutgers University and the author of the poetry collection LA Liminal (Kore Press, 2010) and several chapbooks. Becca was a founding editor of the feminist poetry press Switchback Books and is currently coediting the second edition of Gurlesque: the new grrly, grotesque, burlesque poetics. She is a Cancer, a co-host of The Real Housewives of Bohemia podcast, and a regular contributor to Weird Sister. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, she currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

New! Broadsides & Ephemera

We're clearing space in Bloof headquarters to make space for new books & bookish objects coming up soon. So we're going to be adding an assortment of printed things that usually only make appearances at the bookfairs we attend. There's all kinds of stuff in these boxes.

The first two things we've put up are broadsides. These look amazing on any wall, and make incredibly posh selfie backdrops.

Sandra Simonds, Red Wand

Red Wand via Square

Shanna Compton, The Woman from the Public

Woman from the Public via Square

Monday, August 3, 2015

Not open for submissions. Sign up for updates.

Dear Poets,

We are not currently open for submissions. Duotrope briefly listed us as being open in August, while we were out of town last week. That listing has been corrected and we are replying to several messages now. 

We were open in August last year, but the open reading period is not always the same month, as we have not yet scheduled it for the next chapbook series.

Thanks for your interest though! If you'd like to be notified of when we are open for chapbooks (and other news), you can sign up for our email list here. Subscribers to that newsletter get advance notice of submission periods, but we will also announce via our public Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Bloof Books