Ugly Duckling Presse

Ugly Duckling Presse UDP endeavors to create an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.
Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit art & publishing collective producing editions of new poetry, translations, lost works, and artist's books. The Presse favors emerging, international, and "forgotten" writers with well-defined formal or conceptual projects that are difficult to place at other presses. Its full-length books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, magazine and newspaper all contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking.

The Art Resources Transfer has donated over 400,000 books to public libraries, schools, prisons, and alternative educati...
06/06/2019

The Art Resources Transfer has donated over 400,000 books to public libraries, schools, prisons, and alternative education centers nationwide. Help them reach their fundraising goal to continue supporting equal access to the arts:
https://www.artresourcestransfer.org/#donate

Congratulations Diana Hamilton!
06/05/2019

Congratulations Diana Hamilton!

Group shot of performers for 7th Annual Bisexual Book Awards Multi-Arts Reading

June 16, mark your calendar! Ear Wave Event's new issue has a release party! UDP authors David Grubbs and Anna Vitale ar...
06/05/2019
Ear | Wave | Event | Issues | Issue Four

June 16, mark your calendar! Ear Wave Event's new issue has a release party! UDP authors David Grubbs and Anna Vitale are in the mix! Come through.

A print issue! Distribution technologies largely define our notions of the mediated experience of the sonic. The buying, selling, and exchange of stereo audio in digital and analog formats prescribes what constitutes the musical experience. In concert, artists often attempt a performative presentati...

Chronology won a Lammy! Congratulations Zahra Patterson on this recognition of your stunning work
06/05/2019

Chronology won a Lammy! Congratulations Zahra Patterson on this recognition of your stunning work

last week of Bruce Pearson's show at Ronald Feldman Gallery! Check out hybrid/collaborations of Pearson's with with poet...
06/03/2019

last week of Bruce Pearson's show at Ronald Feldman Gallery! Check out hybrid/collaborations of Pearson's with with poets Claudia Rankine, Anselm Berrigan, Mónica de la Torre and others.

Congratulations Anne Boyer! A Handbook of Disappointed Fate is a finalist for the Firecracker Awards!
06/03/2019
Firecracker Awards - Community of Literary Magazines and Presses

Congratulations Anne Boyer! A Handbook of Disappointed Fate is a finalist for the Firecracker Awards!

Celebrating the Best of Independently Published Literature   The CLMP Firecracker Awards for Independently and Self- Published Literature celebrates books and magazines that make a sparkling contribution to our literary culture and the publishers that strive to introduce important voices to readers...

I Remember Nightfall and Calamities are two of the books you'll look at in the Sentence workshop with Alexis Almeida. It...
06/03/2019

I Remember Nightfall and Calamities are two of the books you'll look at in the Sentence workshop with Alexis Almeida. It's on Saturday, June 15 at our studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Space is limited. Book the workshop now at http://tiny.cc/nb0c7y

Tomorrow welcome to join Zahra Patterson for an afternoon reading of queer nonfiction before the Lambda Awards, along wi...
06/01/2019

Tomorrow welcome to join Zahra Patterson for an afternoon reading of queer nonfiction before the Lambda Awards, along with Barrie Jean Borich and Sandra Gail Lambert . More event info: http://ow.ly/xVvk50ujI8u

Tonight at 7:30, please join Lisa Rogal at the Spring reading event, along with Denise Milstein, Rachel Pearl and Dan Po...
05/30/2019

Tonight at 7:30, please join Lisa Rogal at the Spring reading event, along with Denise Milstein, Rachel Pearl and Dan Poppick with Spotless Leopards at Unnameable Books.
http://ow.ly/ZcUU50us4g0

Chronology and I Have Never Been Able to Sing are two of the books you'll look at in the Sentence workshop with Alexis A...
05/30/2019

Chronology and I Have Never Been Able to Sing are two of the books you'll look at in the Sentence workshop with Alexis Almeida. It's on Saturday, June 15 at our studio in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Space is limited. Book the workshop now at http://tiny.cc/nb0c7y

Tomorrow at 7:30 pm, please join Lisa Rogal at the Spring reading event, along with Denise Milstein, Rachel Pearl and Da...
05/29/2019
Events

Tomorrow at 7:30 pm, please join Lisa Rogal at the Spring reading event, along with Denise Milstein, Rachel Pearl and Dan Poppick with Spotless Leopards at Unnameable Books.

Performances begin 8:30ish in the white rock stone garden or according to the whims of the weather, in the comfortable book-lined basement. All events are free.

Dear readers, welcome to join a Sentence Workshop with Alexis Almeida on Saturday, June 15 at our studio in Brooklyn.In ...
05/28/2019

Dear readers, welcome to join a Sentence Workshop with Alexis Almeida on Saturday, June 15 at our studio in Brooklyn.
In this intimate workshop, you'll study and explore through the work of writers, filmmakers and visual artists.
Book the ticket now at http://tiny.cc/rrwc7y

Friends in Beacon, welcome to spend your Friday night with Anna Moschovakis and Jeffrey Yang, who will be reading poetry...
05/23/2019

Friends in Beacon, welcome to spend your Friday night with Anna Moschovakis and Jeffrey Yang, who will be reading poetry at Binnacle Books.
More event details at: http://ow.ly/W2AL50ulf0C

Jena Osman's Motion Studies is reviewed on Publishers Weekly: "Through rich and interesting archival materials, the book...
05/21/2019

Jena Osman's Motion Studies is reviewed on Publishers Weekly: "Through rich and interesting archival materials, the book highlights Osman’s lyrical skill and expert craftsmanship."
Purchase the book at http://tiny.cc/hq016y

"Can love exist without passion? Is this maybe the most fruitful kind of love? Laura Riding asks these questions in her ...
05/20/2019
An Unusual Love Affair

"Can love exist without passion? Is this maybe the most fruitful kind of love? Laura Riding asks these questions in her novel Convalescent Conversations"—reviewed by @juliaciri
Read the full review at: http://ow.ly/KiyT50ujKeh
Find the book at http://ow.ly/oBLO50ujKee

By Julia Cirignano Thank you to Ugly Duckling Presse for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Can love exist without passion? Is this maybe the most fruitful kind of lo…

Materia Prima sale is almost over! You can still snag this for half off using discount code WINGENIOUS at checkout! Asym...
05/15/2019
Ugly Duckling Presse | Materia Prima

Materia Prima sale is almost over! You can still snag this for half off using discount code WINGENIOUS at checkout!

Asymptote calls this collection "long overdue" and celebrates these poems for their "sheer constructedness... as flagrant as those exposed brick interiors with a grid of metal beams for a ceiling."
Get this striking, bold book for just $11 today!

Materia PrimaAmanda Berenguer edited by Kristin Dykstra, Kent JohnsonPoetry | $22 $18 Spring 2019 BuyPress Release (PDF)"urgent work, 'wingenious' and 'mythovulsive'"—Pierre JorisMateria Prima is the first English-language collection of Amanda Berenguer's poetry. A key contributor to Uruguay's fam...

Congrats to Jure Detela's Moss & Silver being mentioned on The Millions in the Best Translated Book Award 2019: Poetry L...
05/13/2019
Best Translated Book Awards Names 2019 Longlists - The Millions

Congrats to Jure Detela's Moss & Silver being mentioned on The Millions in the Best Translated Book Award 2019: Poetry Longlist!
You can order the book at http://ow.ly/72pX50u9PKk
See the full list at https://themillions.com/2019/04/best-translated-book-awards-names-2019-longlists.html

The titles vying for this year's best literature in translation hail from 24 different countries, from authors writing in 16 different languages.

Hi folks! Skull + Wind Press is running a $20k campaign by the new year. They are a small press trying to establish in N...
05/13/2019

Hi folks! Skull + Wind Press is running a $20k campaign by the new year. They are a small press trying to establish in New Mexico and foster local art communities. If you would be so kind, please help them achieve the goal!
http://ow.ly/J00k50u9Lot

Tomorrow at 4:30 PM, UDP author Diana Hamilton reads alongside Lauren Levin, as part of the Segue Reading Series at Zinc...
05/10/2019

Tomorrow at 4:30 PM, UDP author Diana Hamilton reads alongside Lauren Levin, as part of the Segue Reading Series at Zinc Bar.

Check out Diana Hamilton’s UDP works, which you can buy together for $20, here: http://ow.ly/mjta50u5uZV

Sale! Special package of 2 titles by Ben Fama for $25! Get into these sexy alienated/alienating beautiful books!
05/08/2019
DEATHWISH // FANTASY SPECIAL

Sale! Special package of 2 titles by Ben Fama for $25! Get into these sexy alienated/alienating beautiful books!

This set includes Ben Fama's 2019 release, Deathwish (Newest York) and Fantasy (UDP, 2015). More about each title: Deathwish Ben Fama's Deathwish drops us back into the beauty and the fantasies teased out in his first book Fantasy, re-braiding them through BDSM scenarios, metaphysical inquiries, and...

A really nice quote...
05/07/2019

A really nice quote...

“Why don’t words come automatically with threads that we can yank to pull them back inside ourselves?”

Read an excerpt from “Bitter Orange,” the latest novel from The Man Booker Prize shortlisters Jokha Alharthi and translator Marilyn Booth. Alharthi is the first Gulf writer to be nominated for the prize, for her novel “Celestial Bodies” (Sandstone Press). Check out her newest work: https://bit.ly/2GGfZ2Y

Tomorrow! May 8th! #penfest Dissenting Poetics at UDP, with Valzhyna Mort, Kirill Medvedev, Marianna Kiyanovska, Simone ...
05/07/2019
The Politics of Poetry: Dissenting Poetics

Tomorrow! May 8th! #penfest Dissenting Poetics at UDP, with Valzhyna Mort, Kirill Medvedev, Marianna Kiyanovska, Simone White. Come through!

When brilliant poets write about politics, the resulting works can break hearts, change minds, and redefine worlds. Renowned poets Kirill Medvedev (Russia), Valzhyna Mort (Belarus/U.S.), Marianna Kiyanovska (Ukraine), and Simone White (U.S.) channel historical trauma through their work; each writer....

TONIGHT at FiveMyles in Crown Heights, a night of poetry and conversation with Double Change,  a bilingual French-Englis...
05/04/2019

TONIGHT at FiveMyles in Crown Heights, a night of poetry and conversation with Double Change, a bilingual French-English poetry association.

UDP author Zahra Paterson will read in conversation with Omar Berrada (who will read Aimé Césaire) and Laynie Browne. Text drawings accompanying Laynie Browne's work, illustrated by UDP author Sarah Riggs (60 TEXTOS 2010) are on show.

More info here: http://ow.ly/Yxkr30ow0Iq

Paterson's CHRONOLOGY (UDP 2018) is available here: http://ow.ly/qvBz30ow0A7

05/01/2019
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Tomorrow night at McNally Jackson: book party with UDP author Lewis Warsh and novelist/neurologist Pedram Navab!

You can see Warsh's ALIEN ABDUCTION (2015) and the digital proof of his chapbook, FLIGHT TEST (2006), here: http://ow.ly/z3Zn30ovUG6

tomorrow! 8pm! Come see the authors of these beautiful blue books & maybe get beautiful and blue, too!Lost Horizon has a...
05/01/2019

tomorrow! 8pm! Come see the authors of these beautiful blue books & maybe get beautiful and blue, too!

Lost Horizon has a "great & wild simultaneity" (Danielle Dutton). Of I Have Never Been Able to Sing, Rene Gladman says, "I feel the bend, the contraction, the shudder in the crossing between what one has never done and what one is."

Come through for Nathaniel Farrell and Alexis Almieda! Also other great readers and music!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2215765838737339/

UDP is holding an open reading period for manuscripts in the month of May 2019, considering work for 2021 publication. P...
05/01/2019
Ugly Duckling Presse | Submissions

UDP is holding an open reading period for manuscripts in the month of May 2019, considering work for 2021 publication.

Please check the submissions guidelines on our website and submit via the link to submittable. We're looking forward to reading your work !

Mission  |  People  |  History   |  FAQ  |  Support  |  Contact  |  Submissions  |  Press  |  Opportunities New Periodical Submissions UDP is starting a new poetry periodical, and we’d love to consider your work. Please send* up to 5 pages of poetry with a brief (half-page) introd...

Thinking about how to learn, how to begin. Shouts out Cecilia Vicuna, too!
04/29/2019
I Am Thinking About Will Alexander by Sawako Nakayasu

Thinking about how to learn, how to begin. Shouts out Cecilia Vicuna, too!

I am thinking about Will Alexander. I wonder if it has anything to do with the fact that I am thinking about Cecilia Vicuña. I am thinking of poets and...

Book launch for MOTION STUDIES by Jena Osman, who will be in conversation with Cathy Park Hong, this Wednesday, May 1st....
04/28/2019
Jena Osman & Cathy Park Hong

Book launch for MOTION STUDIES by Jena Osman, who will be in conversation with Cathy Park Hong, this Wednesday, May 1st. 7:30 at Greenlight Bookstore Fort Greene. More info here: http://ow.ly/t5Ld30okvid

Fort Greene Store: Wednesday, May 1, 7:30 PM Jena Osman presents Motion Studies In conversation with Cathy Park Hong

04/27/2019
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Readers in Pittsburgh! Tomorrow at brillobox, come join us at this reading event as part of the multi-city, many-month celebration of UDP's first 25 years!
See the featured UDP authors at http://ow.ly/MQdF30ovOEB

Jena Osman's Motion Studies is in and is ready for shipping!"A tour de force of documentary, speculative fiction, film c...
04/26/2019

Jena Osman's Motion Studies is in and is ready for shipping!
"A tour de force of documentary, speculative fiction, film criticism, and lyric jump cuts…"—Douglas Kearney
Order the book at http://ow.ly/6gcp30ovRwu

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