Sunday, February 26, 2017

SOLD OUT, coming soon in free e-book PDF formats

The following chapbooks have recently sold out: 

Exercises in Painting by Khadijah Queen

The Library of Congress Censored Interview by CAConrad

And there are only 3 or 4 copies this one:

Knotted. left, by Alyssa Lynee

We still have to put up the free e-books of these:

Maureen Thorson's The Woman, the Mirror, the Eye

HYMN: An Ovulution by Mel Coyle & Jenn Marie Nunes

We have two more chapbooks forthcoming still before we open again for Open Reading Period for new chapbook submissions, by Catie Rosemurgy & Ginger Ko. More about those soon.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bloof at AWP 2017

We're going to DC next week, you?

Bloof Books will be participating in the AWP Conference & Bookfair next week in Washington DC. We will be reading, paneling, writing & otherwise making our voices heard. Though we recognize the timing of this conference is not ideal, we feel it is important to carry on with our small-press and poetic activities (not to mention our jobs!) in spite of our intense opposition to this new administration. We wish all our readers & fellows resilience & strength of heart. We thank you all for your efforts—seen & unseen. We will never stop resisting.

Here's a schedule of Bloof-related events for the conference. (Updates may be posted here or to our social media accounts.)

Bookfair: February 9–11

Bloof Books & Black Radish Books will be at table 625 in the bookfair, all three days: Thursday 2/9, Friday 2/10, Saturday 2/11. The bookfair hours are 8:30–5:00. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl. NW

We will be debuting all three of our new books! Details below. And of course bringing our full catalog. As usual, we'll be offering exclusive bookfair discounts.

Three new books!

Our first releases of 2017 are ready for your preorders. We're so excited to bring you Nikki Wallschlaeger's second book, Crawlspace, a collection of fiercely experimental sonnets; K. Lorraine's beautifully present second book, The Rest Is Censored; and this horror-inflected sixth book by Danielle Pafunda, The Dead Girls Speak in Unison

Thursday, February 9

9:00–10:15 a.m. Panel

Shanna Compton is a panelist on a forum about the long poem: The Long & Winding Road, with R. Erica Doyle, Katrina Vandenberg, John Gallaher, and Matthew Thorburn. Marriott Marquis, Marquis Salon 9 & 10, Meeting Level Two.

BLOOF's side of the bookfair table may not be open during this panel, but we'll see you there immediately after, by 10:30 a.m.


7:00–9:00 p.m. Readings

Khadijah Queen, Mg Roberts, Danielle Pafunda, Anastacia Renee Tolbert, Becca Klaver, Natalie Eilbert, K. Lorraine Graham, Jackie Clark, Sandra Simonds & more! 

Offsite reading: Black Radish + Bloof Books at AWP 2017

DC Arts Center Theater (2nd Floor)
2438 Eighteenth Street NW
in Adams Morgan
Free admission

Maureen Thorson is reading at Resist/Replenish: Coven Press
Songbyrd Music House & Record Cafe 2477-2475 18th St NW


Friday, February 10


10:30–11:45 a.m. Panel

Sandra Simonds is a panelist on Writing in the Internet Age, with Esmé Weijun Wang, Mark Neely & Ashley Ford. Washington Convention Center, Room 101, Level One.

12:00–3:00 p.m. Book Signing & Tarot Readings

Danielle Pafunda will be signing copies of her new book, The Dead Girls Speak in Unison, and offering tarot readings. Washington Convention Center, AWP Bookfair, Table #625.

1:30-2:45 p.m. Panel

Becca Klaver is a panelist on The Poetics of Empire: Five Books, with Farid Matuk, Laura Jaramillo, Christopher Kempf & Sam Taylor. Marriot Marquis, Supreme Court, Meeting Level Four.

3:00 p.m. Book Signing

Becca Klaver & Jennifer L. Knox will be signing copies of their new books, Empire Wasted and Days of Shame & Failure. Washington Convention Center, AWP Bookfair, Table #625.

3:00–4:15 Panel

Khadijah Queen is a panelist on Legacies of the Badass: Black Feminist Writing in the Millennium, with Ruth Ellen Kocher, Dawn Lundy Martin, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram & Duriel E. Harris. Washington Convention Center, Room 209ABC, Level Two.

BLOOF's side of the bookfair table will be closing a little early Friday, by 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 11

10:30–11:45 a.m. Panels

Jennifer L. Knox is a panelist on Arsenic Icing: Sentiment as Threat in American Women’s Writing, with Vievee Francis, Brenda Shaughnessy, Cate Marvin & Erin Belieu. Washington Convention Center, Room 202A, Level Two.

Khadijah Queen is a panelist on Writing White Characters, with Sophfronia Scott, Traci L. Jones, Daniel José Older. Marriot Marquis, Archives, Level Four.

12:00–3:00 p.m. Book Signing & Tarot Readings

Danielle Pafunda will be signing copies of her new book, The Dead Girls Speak in Unison, and offering tarot readings. Washington Convention Center, AWP Bookfair, Table #625.