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Brooklyn Arts Press Brooklyn Arts Press, BAP, is an independent literary press devoted to publishing poetry, fiction, art monographs, essays, photography, and music by emerging artists.

Independent publishing house based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

159: from here i saw what happened and i cried | The Slowdown
07/11/2019
159: from here i saw what happened and i cried | The Slowdown

159: from here i saw what happened and i cried | The Slowdown

July 4, 2019159: from here i saw what happened and i criedPlay Episodefrom here i saw what happened and i criedby t'ai freedom ford after Carrie Mae Weemsthe blood is red the blues is red the bluesis blood the red is dirt the dirt is brownthe brown is red the dirt is blood the bloodis blues the blue...

Starting today, get 20% off t'ai freedom ford's #1 Best Selling book for all of July! Use the code HANDPICKED at checkou...
07/02/2019
more black

Starting today, get 20% off t'ai freedom ford's #1 Best Selling book for all of July! Use the code HANDPICKED at checkout.

https://www.spdbooks.org/Products/9780999501214/-more-black.aspx?bCategory=HDPK

"I’m so excited for t’ai freedom ford’s silky, tough, clear-eyed, and irreverent new collection. These poems suffer none of the ongoing American foolishness. They snap so hard you might—as I did—jump up and run out of the room laughing at their brilliant, slicing wit. They are composed with soul and funk and lightning-fast intelligence. This poet will reward your reading over and over with her impressive power and relentlessly exuberant music. Read them aloud. & more black is truth moving at the speed of sound." —Patrick Rosal

"This is a book holding spectacular spells, songs, and instructions for freedom." —Terrance Hayes

& more black Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. t'ai freedom ford's second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language ...

Check out this #1 poetry Best Seller!t'ai freedom ford's new collection, & MORE BLACK, tops the list of small press book...
07/02/2019
more black

Check out this #1 poetry Best Seller!

t'ai freedom ford's new collection, & MORE BLACK, tops the list of small press books this month: https://bit.ly/325eLGT

& MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, the kinetic energy of ford's words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion—poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses.

& more black Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. t'ai freedom ford's second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language ...

Augury Books
07/01/2019
Augury Books

Augury Books

Happy publication day T'ai Freedom Ford!!!

t'ai freedom ford's & MORE BLACK (Augury Books, 2019) is available now!
06/20/2019
& more black

t'ai freedom ford's & MORE BLACK (Augury Books, 2019) is available now!

Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. t'ai freedom ford's second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poem...

Hear t'ai freedom ford read as part of Poets & Writers Magazine's "New & Noteworthy Books" for the summer. Her new book,...
06/17/2019
Page One: Where New and Noteworthy Books Begin

Hear t'ai freedom ford read as part of Poets & Writers Magazine's "New & Noteworthy Books" for the summer.

Her new book, & MORE BLACK, is available now: https://amzn.to/2KkgwdP

The first lines of a dozen noteworthy books, including The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead and Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn.

GRAND ARMY PLAZA, TODAY! BOOK FAIR!
05/11/2019

GRAND ARMY PLAZA, TODAY! BOOK FAIR!

Come on out to the CLMP Book Fair at Grand Army Plaza today!

Thanks to everyone who came out for t'ai freedom ford's book party!
05/04/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out for t'ai freedom ford's book party!

Thanks to everyone who showed up for t'ai freedom ford's book party on Thursday, it was incredible & we thank you!

& a big thank you to readers jayy dodd, Donika Kelly, francine j. harris, & host Greenlight Books.

Augury Books
05/02/2019

Augury Books

Tonight is t'ai freedom ford's book launch. No better place to be.

Sunday Brunch is best
04/28/2019

Sunday Brunch is best

Titus Kaphar with Reginald Dwayne Betts, MoMA PS1
04/27/2019

Titus Kaphar with Reginald Dwayne Betts, MoMA PS1

Reminder that Small Press Distribution is offering 25% off 5 award winning poetry titles from BAP, Ugly Duckling Presse,...
04/26/2019

Reminder that Small Press Distribution is offering 25% off 5 award winning poetry titles from BAP, Ugly Duckling Presse, Canarium Books, Nightboat, and Birds LLC for their Poetry Month Sale. Pick up a copy of Daniel Borzutzky's The Performance of Becoming Human!

Use the discount code STAR to employ the discount: bit.ly/2VgtvPE

Reminder that Small Press Distribution is offering 25% off 5 award winning poetry titles from BAP, Ugly Duckling Presse,...
04/19/2019

Reminder that Small Press Distribution is offering 25% off 5 award winning poetry titles from BAP, Ugly Duckling Presse, Canarium Books, Nightboat, and Birds LLC for their Poetry Month Sale. Pick up a copy of Daniel Borzutzky's The Performance of Becoming Human!

Use the discount code STAR to employ the discount: bit.ly/2VgtvPE

"Joe Fletcher’s The Hatch finds this intersection in the well-known realm of the uncanny: where the familiar is strang...
04/16/2019
On The Hatch by Joe Fletcher - The Kenyon Review

"Joe Fletcher’s The Hatch finds this intersection in the well-known realm of the uncanny: where the familiar is strange and the strange becomes familiar, Fletcher marshals a wealth of styles, forms, tones, and images to create a collection that indeed gets under your skin, especially on the second and third reads."

Read the full review of Joe Fletcher's recent collection of horror poems in the Kenyon Review:
https://www.kenyonreview.org/reviews/the-hatch-by-joe-fletcher-738439/

Gregory Crosby reviews The Hatch by Joe Fletcher on KROnline. "The poetry of horror is often remarked upon—the poignancy of the werewolf..."

Reminder that Small Press Distribution is offering 25% off 5 award winning poetry titles from BAP, Ugly Duckling Presse,...
04/12/2019

Reminder that Small Press Distribution is offering 25% off 5 award winning poetry titles from BAP, Ugly Duckling Presse, Canarium Books, Nightboat, and Birds LLC for their Poetry Month Sale. Pick up a copy of Daniel Borzutzky's The Performance of Becoming Human!

Use the discount code STAR to employ the discount: bit.ly/2VgtvPE

Wow, incredible, congrats to Daniel Borzutzky for his newest book grabbing a FInalist spot for the Griffen Prize!
04/09/2019
Griffin Poetry Prize

Wow, incredible, congrats to Daniel Borzutzky for his newest book grabbing a FInalist spot for the Griffen Prize!

We are very pleased to announce the 7 very fine books shortlisted for the 2019 Griffin Poetry Prize.

We're excited for t’ai freedom ford, whose book & MORE BLACK hit the SPD Best Seller list as a pre-order!
04/08/2019

We're excited for t’ai freedom ford, whose book & MORE BLACK hit the SPD Best Seller list as a pre-order!

Grab a copy of Daniel Borzutzky's The Performance of Becoming Human for 25% off!Small Press Distribution is offering thi...
04/05/2019

Grab a copy of Daniel Borzutzky's The Performance of Becoming Human for 25% off!

Small Press Distribution is offering this discount on 5 award winning poetry titles from BAP, Ugly Duckling Presse, Canarium Books, Nightboat, and Birds LLC for their Poetry Month Sale.

Use the discount code STAR to employ the discount: bit.ly/2VgtvPE.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Augury Books, Belladonna*, Noemi Press reading at AWP! We had a blast!
04/03/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Augury Books, Belladonna*, Noemi Press reading at AWP! We had a blast!

Congrats to Joe Fletcher for this thoughtful review in the Kenyon Review!
03/29/2019
On The Hatch by Joe Fletcher - The Kenyon Review

Congrats to Joe Fletcher for this thoughtful review in the Kenyon Review!

Gregory Crosby reviews The Hatch by Joe Fletcher on KROnline. "The poetry of horror is often remarked upon—the poignancy of the werewolf..."

Mourning an incredible soul today
03/16/2019
Poet W.S. Merwin Dies at 91

Mourning an incredible soul today

W.S. Merwin, whose singular poetic voice invited readers to contemplate the beauty and impermanence of the natural world alongside him, has died at the age of 91. Born in New York City in 1927, Mer…

AWP - Portland reading with Belladonna*, Noemi, & Augury Books!
03/12/2019

AWP - Portland reading with Belladonna*, Noemi, & Augury Books!

t'ai freedom ford's new book has landed and is now available for pre-order!CLICK: bit.ly/andmoreblack“This is a book h...
02/21/2019
& more black, by t’ai freedom ford

t'ai freedom ford's new book has landed and is now available for pre-order!

CLICK: bit.ly/andmoreblack

“This is a book holding spectacular spells, songs, and instructions for freedom.” —Terrance Hayes

t'ai freedom ford's second collection of poetry, & MORE BLACK, is now available for pre-order on the Augury Books websit...
01/29/2019
& more black, by t’ai freedom ford

t'ai freedom ford's second collection of poetry, & MORE BLACK, is now available for pre-order on the Augury Books website: bit.ly/andmoreblack

“This is a book holding spectacular spells, songs, and instructions for freedom.” —Terrance Hayes

“& more black is truth moving at the speed of sound.” —Patrick Rosal
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t’ai freedom ford’s second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poems take their cue from Wanda Coleman’s "American Sonnets" as they rhapsodize and dialogue with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Wangechi Mutu, along with many other musicians, artists, and writers. The kinetic energy of ford’s words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion—poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses.

Poem-a-Day
01/22/2019
Poem-a-Day

Poem-a-Day

Read today's poem in Poem-a-Day, the original and only daily digital poetry series featuring over 250 new, previously unpublished poems by today's talented poets each year, with classic poems on weekends.

Poems by Jay Besemer, one of your new favorite poets."The monster here abides in the everyday, contingent, ephemeral, om...
01/18/2019
The Ways of the Monster - Jay Besemer

Poems by Jay Besemer, one of your new favorite poets.

"The monster here abides in the everyday, contingent, ephemeral, omnipresent." -John Keene

Poet Jay Besemer has a new book out through The Operating System & we want to help promote this collection by one of our faves!

http://bit.ly/MonsterWays

"THE WAYS OF THE MONSTER takes us through the everyday performance of inhabiting bodies that complicate the social landscape. Unpacking the tightly condensed formal page of his previous books, Jay Besemer now moves with readers through and between the physical and imaginary aspects of the "everyday": an actual, experienced urban Chicago; a totally fantastical Los Angeles; absurd encounters too complex to be legible, or legibly verbalized. With the poet's customary sensory and linguistic saturation, THE WAYS OF THE MONSTER confronts violence with refusal and counters abjection with contagious self-mutation. This book is part of The Operating System's Kin(d) Books and Projects Imprint, which is devoted to transgender and nonbinary creative practitioners."

*December 2018* Blurbs for Jay Besemer’s The Ways of the Monster "This is a text about the problem of being and the problem of matter: what matters, but also how being is matter, and what that feels like, what it can mean. The body is here but in pieces, promises, refusals, apparitions. Sometimes ...

What the Government Shutdown Really Means for Federal Prisoners
01/13/2019
What the Government Shutdown Really Means for Federal Prisoners

What the Government Shutdown Really Means for Federal Prisoners

Last week, USA Today ran a hit piece on federal prisoners with the tabloid headline, “Government shutdown: Federal inmates feast on Cornish hens, steak as prison guards labor without pay.” Not to be outdone, The Washington Post followed this

Augury Books
01/09/2019

Augury Books

Congratulations Alicia Jo Rabins for being named a Finalist for the 2018 National Jewish Book Awards' Berru Award in Poetry! We're so proud of her & this wonderful collection of poems!

Buy Alicia's book FRUIT GEODE here: https://augurybooks.com/fruit-geode-by-alicia-jo-rabins/

Alicia Jo Rabins

Augury Books
12/12/2018
Augury Books

Augury Books

Alicia Jo Rabins speaking about her new book, FRUIT GEODE, on "Think Out Loud."

Joe Fletcher's THE HATCH is featured on this list alongside other favorites like Fred Moten, Nathaniel Mackey, and Sam R...
12/06/2018
The Bookstore Recommends: 10 Great Small Press Books You Should Read

Joe Fletcher's THE HATCH is featured on this list alongside other favorites like Fred Moten, Nathaniel Mackey, and Sam Roxas-Chua. Read the full list here.

As the nation’s only nonprofit distributor, Small Press Distribution is dedicated to getting small press literature to the people who want to read it. As such, we’re grateful to our main customers—…

Critical Resistance - New York City
11/25/2018

Critical Resistance - New York City

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