Brooklyn Arts Press

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.

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05/04/2020

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Today I'm asking folks to buy books from independent publishers. A lot of small presses are struggling, and the resource...
05/04/2020

Today I'm asking folks to buy books from independent publishers. A lot of small presses are struggling, and the resources we rely on are either grinding to a halt or have become severely impaired/impacted by the coronavirus.

Brooklyn Arts Press & Augury Books sell PDFs & ebooks for $9 or less.

Google us, and #ReadIndie

Congratulations t'ai freedom ford, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award!
03/11/2020

Congratulations t'ai freedom ford, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award!

Congratulations T'ai Freedom Ford, finalist for the Lambda Literary Award!

Augury Books
03/01/2020

Augury Books

AWP – Booth 1418 – March 5-7 / Whale Prom – March 7

If you’re a writer, publisher, or book enthusiast coming out to AWP this year in San Antonio, please read on to learn what Brooklyn Arts Press / Augury Books has planned for you!

Nothing. We have nothing planned.

Between the coronavirus freaking everyone out, last minute cancelations, and my finger getting sliced open in an Uber en route to the airport (which led to a fun tetanus shot in Austin), it’s been decided that we are going to wing it. Everything. We are winging everything.

Which so far has been awesome. They have breakfast tacos here that put your breakfast tacos to shame. The weather is a comfy 68 degrees. I just watched The Invisible Man at the Alamo Drafthouse and might go swimming today, because people swim here. We’re living life to the fullest with a hybrid rental and friends to knock back drinks with. A grackle swooped down to attack me this morning, because Texas, and I’m happy to report that following some bargaining involving a tostada, we are now friends, and he will be staying with us in Brooklyn this summer. See if I’m kidding.

Here is what we can promise. Next week, starting Thursday March 5th, we will be selling some of the best small press books on the market at Booth 1418 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, where they keep inventing the Alamo. We will be sporting two enormous bottles of Purell and unmitigated pride in what we do. We will arm-bump you, we will discuss literature and movies and Netflix with you, we will be collecting your hotel toiletries to hand out to Haven For Hope, a nonprofit center for the homeless that sports a teaching campus and living facilities. Awesome blossom. Concurrently, on Saturday the 7th, we will have a table at Whale Prom, that iconoclastic anti-AWP popup where all the cool and anti-cool kids hang out. Our book discounts will be so amazing that people will ask if we’re kidding.

Come see if we’re kidding.

(photo: a diner in Austin because that's where we are now.)

01/31/2020
Augury Books

Augury Books

LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR
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01/29/2020
Augury Books

Augury Books

Final 2 days to send us your poetry...

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It Turns, Turns
01/17/2020
It Turns, Turns

It Turns, Turns

For a long time, I felt there was a veil that draped the world, a gauze or cellophane;

01/01/2020
Augury Books

Augury Books

JANUARY OPEN POETRY SUBMISSIONS

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At the end of July, t'ai freedom ford's & MORE BLACK at #3 on SPD! Congrats to T'ai Freedom Ford & Augury Books
08/05/2019

At the end of July, t'ai freedom ford's & MORE BLACK at #3 on SPD! Congrats to T'ai Freedom Ford & Augury Books

277 Duffield Street/Abolitionist Place in Downtown Brooklyn is the last known standing site where abolitionists lived in...
07/25/2019
Sign the Petition

277 Duffield Street/Abolitionist Place in Downtown Brooklyn is the last known standing site where abolitionists lived in NYC. It was also a well-documented stop on the Underground Railroad. It is set to be demolished. Joy Chatel, former inhabitant and owner, fought for its preservation until she died in 2014.

Here's what you can do: sign this petition to halt the demolition, show up to the rally tonight at the site at 6:30pm, and send a comment to the Chair of the Landmark Preservation Committee demanding its preservation:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/about/email-the-chair.page

Brooklyn's history of resistance must be preserved.

Preserve 227 Duffield Street/Abolitionist Place as a NYC Landmark

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 strange ...
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.

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You should never be closed for submissions. Look at the work of Fumihiro Matsuzaki, he goes by the name of matsubrooklyn on Instagram and he works as a picture framer at Pranayama art inc., in Brooklyn His work is stunning and accessible. If you actually look at his work on Instagram you'll know what I mean. It is perfect for a small handheld full color art book. They are to me the visual equivalent of Haiku. What comes to my mind as I look at the work is 'the sound of the brush'.
You should never be closed to submissions, look at the art of Fumihiro Matsuzaki who goes by the name matsubrooklyn on Instagram. He is a picture framer at Pranayama art Inc. He is as close to an untapped genius as I have ever seen. You publish him and you will never regret it.
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