Thursday, March 22, 2018

April at the Bloof Blog, aka NaPoWriMo 2018

We're going to write poems every day in April, participating in NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo, a public poetry celebration initiated by Maureen Thorson. Read about the history of this unofficial, unaffiliated, noncommerical event here. NaPoWriMo coincides but is unaffiliated with that other April poetry thing—National Poetry Month sponsored by our friends at the Academy of American Poets/

The poets who will be posting at this blog, so far are: 

Maureen Thorson (at her own blog here)

You can use those links to follow individual poets, or just see what floats by here. 

Some of us will be posting full drafts, some of us snippets or revisions of work already in progress. Some of us will disappear the drafts after a day or so—so stop by daily to catch them all—and some of us might now. There are really no rules. Except to write. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

BAND NAMES & OTHER POEMS update (& other updates)

Dear readers of Bloof,


Remember blogs? We're delighted to discover we still have one. We're gonna be redesigning the site soon to streamline and update lots of its features, including this old thang. The URL might change a bit, but we'll let you know. Because we have stuff to tell you that we want you to actually see.*

First, if you preordered a copy of Peter Davis's BAND NAMES & OTHER POEMS it is now in the mail. You will have it in a few days (if you don't have it already). It'll start showing up in stores/online stores sometime next month.

If you need a review copy, please get in touch. We're preparing the publicity mailing now. (info at bloof books dot com)

We're still working on the proofs for THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED by CAConrad & Frank Sherlock. As we get closer to finalizing that we will keep you posted. That preorder special is still available in the store. [This book was dropped by the press in a joint decision by CAConrad & the publisher. It is no longer available as of 4/12/19.]

This post is also to warm up the blog for April daily poems. That's right—we're going to participate in NaPoWriMo again this year. Learn about the event (or sign up your own site) here.

We're going to be shifting most of our announcements to this venue (and our monthly or less than) email newsletter, because *Facebook is sucking for Pages these days. And because we're unhappy bee-ing there in general. For now these blog posts will still show up on our FB page as links, but we're hoping you'll follow us here too, and/or Twitter and Intagram (both @bloofbooks) where we plan to stay for now.

(Yes, we know Instagram is FB, but it's sufficiently different that we still find it useful…and enjoyable.)

May the bees be with you,