Third Man Books

Third Man Books TMB publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, music history, children’s books and more. Nashville, TN.

“A group of Democratic members of Congress this week introduced new federal legislation aimed at combating the surge of ...
12/08/2023

“A group of Democratic members of Congress this week introduced new federal legislation aimed at combating the surge of book banning in schools. Introduced on December 5 by Florida’s Maxwell Alejandro Frost and Frederica Wilson, and Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, the Fight Book Bans Act would offer school districts funding to defend against the ongoing surge in challenges to books and educational materials that has led to thousands of titles being pulled from school library bookshelves.”


Find the full article in

12/07/2023
Congratulations to Third Man Books poet Sampson Starkweather whose poem ‘What if We Call This Tenderness’ was published ...
09/28/2023

Congratulations to Third Man Books poet Sampson Starkweather whose poem ‘What if We Call This Tenderness’ was published by The New York Times today! We’re very proud of his book PAIN: The Board Game. Find it at thirdmanbooks.com, Third Man storefronts, or a bookstore near you. Also, is that really Sam’s number? Give it a try and find out!

Repost from - feels wild and wide open and a little like electricity is running through my veins to have a poem in the New York Times today, especially one that has my phone number in it (which was part a call for love & tenderness & openness, and part a test to see if anyone actually reads poetry), and one selected by one of my heroes and favorite poets, writers, thinkers and people Anne Boyer (a beautiful heart-soul-mind) who is a gift to the world.


"Sampson Starkweather’s 'What if We Call This Tenderness' is a poem that overlays love onto a previously loveless surface of the world. The ardent and persistent calls of a collection agency are notoriously unlikely to be resolved by poetry, but through this poem’s comparisons, their meaning is transformed. The poem becomes a charmed terrain where the “tender” that is money bows to a greater concept, tenderness." -- Selected by Anne Boyer

What if We Call This Tenderness

some corporation or collection agency
calls me 3 or 4 times a day
maybe they are kind
of another mother
or ex-lover
genderless & savagely patient
either way they are after me
I’m convinced they want my poetry
I take it wizard-level
at dodging incoming calls
go invisible at the grocery store
pretend to live
in a world without money
my answering machine
is me crying
(in French, oui)
call me
914-573-9721
please leave me
something tender

On 27th September in The Blue Basement, we’ll be marking the anticipated release of ’ Tarantino-esque ‘Stray Dogs’ with ...
09/14/2023

On 27th September in The Blue Basement, we’ll be marking the anticipated release of ’ Tarantino-esque ‘Stray Dogs’ with a reading and signing by the author and 60ft Dolls rock group founder, Richard J Parfitt. Tickets are on sale now at thirdmanstore.co.uk 🏎💨

The novel is a “blood-soaked fever dream of Toronto teens at the turn of the 80s which reads like Taxi Driver turned upside down; the street kids remix” - John Williams (The Cardiff Trilogy)

“Third Man Books has extended our 50% off sale for select titles: HIDDEN WATER SPECIAL EDITION boxset by poet Frank Stan...
09/13/2023

“Third Man Books has extended our 50% off sale for select titles: HIDDEN WATER SPECIAL EDITION boxset by poet Frank Stanford, THE LANGUAGE LESSONS multi-media boxset by v/a, and books MY DINNER WITH RON JEREMY by Kendra DeColo and LUCY NEGRO REDUX by Caroline Randall Williams. Visit thirdmanbooks.com to purchase!

Congratulations to Richard J. Parfitt on the book launch for his debut novel Stray Dogs and all the well deserved press:...
09/08/2023

Congratulations to Richard J. Parfitt on the book launch for his debut novel Stray Dogs and all the well deserved press:

“Raw, powerful, and the most apt book title ever….Fasten your seat belt, Richard John Parfitt has a journey for you—Wow!” —Murder in Common

“Summer can be an ideal time to read a coming-of-age story and a tense crime drama; in Stray Dogs, you get a novel that brings together the best elements of both.” —Vol. 1 Brooklyn

“A tough growing-up novel, tautly written and full of reflective energy.” —The Critic

“A melodramatic plot, which may on any other kind of paper seem quite difficult to believe, is expertly tempered by something very real; Parfitt’s sublime gift for nailing the romantic yet unruly teenage voice” —Rachel Tresize, Nation.Cymru (UK)

“Richard John Parfitt has been writing taut, tense, economical rock songs since he lived in the same block of flats as my grandmother in Croesyceiliog South Wales. His band the 60ft Dolls ruled the roost in my hometown back then. Now he writes taut, tense, economical, prose and this novel is as fierce, catchy and full of hooks as any of his brilliant songs.” — Jon Langford, The Mekons


Photo by

   ・・・Music Is Sacred. Repost and pass on to someone you love if you feel the same way. Encourage others to post comment...
09/06/2023


・・・
Music Is Sacred. Repost and pass on to someone you love if you feel the same way. Encourage others to post comments about melodies, songs and moments that show this to be true. -jw3

Just a reminder that the last day of our 20% off sale ends Thursday! Visit thirdmanbooks.com to view our entire catalogu...
08/30/2023

Just a reminder that the last day of our 20% off sale ends Thursday! Visit thirdmanbooks.com to view our entire catalogue.
.

Happy Anniversary to us! Thank you so much to poets Sommer Browning, Kendra DeColo, and Caroline Randall Williams for ma...
08/28/2023

Happy Anniversary to us! Thank you so much to poets Sommer Browning, Kendra DeColo, and Caroline Randall Williams for making Sunday not only special for Third Man Books but also for everyone who attended. So much good energy. But the biggest thanks is due to everyone who has read a TMB book, come to a TMB event, and supported the poets & writers that we’ve had the honor to publish. Book people are good people!


Hidden Water Special Edition: The Definitive Frank Stanford Boxset: This boxset is the definitive collection of poet Fra...
08/28/2023

Hidden Water Special Edition: The Definitive Frank Stanford Boxset: This boxset is the definitive collection of poet Frank Stanford and includes two books (totalling over 900 pages) of poems, letters, photos, rough drafts, two broadsides featuring Stanford’s original artwork, and even a custom notepad based on the pad Stanford used to write his poems while at his land surveying job. Order now using the link via bio, half price!

Part savvy lit crit, part blues chart, part hip revenge-femme-lyric, part imagined In*******al romance saga disguised as...
08/26/2023

Part savvy lit crit, part blues chart, part hip revenge-femme-lyric, part imagined In*******al romance saga disguised as poems, in Lucy Negro, Redux: the Bard, a Book, and a Ballet, poet Caroline Randall Williams plays the literary race card and cuts the whole deck, revealing the person and identity of Shakespeare’s legendary lover, the “Dark Lady.” “An unflinching investigation of otherness and a dead-sexy exploration of the intersection of identity and desire.”—The New York Times. Order your copy, on sale now, using the link in bio.

As a reminder, the Third Man Books Anniversary Party is tomorrow at The Blue Room at Third Man Records. Doors are at 12 pm, with the show starting at 1 pm. Stop by to experience the one-woman play, Good Actors, written and performer by Sommer Browning, with guest appearances from Kendra DeColo, Adia Victoria, and Caroline Randall Williams.

Third Man Books is celebrating our birthday in August. Come to the Blue Room to see poetry, comedy, and a play. Sommer B...
08/22/2023

Third Man Books is celebrating our birthday in August. Come to the Blue Room to see poetry, comedy, and a play. Sommer Browning, Kendra DeColo, Adia Victoria, and Caroline Randall Williams are guaranteed to make your afternoon a good one. Suggested donation $5-$10. No person will be turned away! For more info, visit the link in bio.

Poet  Caroline Randall Williams will be performing live at TMB’s Anniversary Party. The New York Times described her boo...
08/21/2023

Poet Caroline Randall Williams will be performing live at TMB’s Anniversary Party. The New York Times described her book Lucy Negro Redux “… An unflinching investigation of otherness and a dead-sexy exploration of the intersection of identity and desire." Join us this Sunday! Doors noon. Show starts 1pm. Thank you for nine great years!

A double LP, hardcover book, and 5 posters for $20?! Third Man Books inaugural publication, The Language Lessons boxset,...
08/20/2023

A double LP, hardcover book, and 5 posters for $20?! Third Man Books inaugural publication, The Language Lessons boxset, includes two LPs and a 300+ page hardcover book with over 20 award winning musicians, poets and authors. The boxset features music and writing by contributors such as Richard Hell, Destruction Unit, Ken Vandermark, Paul Wine Jones, Carlton Melton, C.D. Wright, Adrian Matejka, Frank Stanford, Steve Stern, Sampson Starkweather, besmilr brigham, TJ Jarrett, Sommer Browning, Chet Weise, and more!

Third Man Books is excited to announce that the 2023 Heartland Fall Forum opening event will be hosted at the Third Man ...
08/18/2023

Third Man Books is excited to announce that the 2023 Heartland Fall Forum opening event will be hosted at the Third Man Records Cass Corridor Detroit storefront. Keynote Speaker, Jack White, will be featured in discussion with writer Hanif Abdurraqib and Third Man Records co-founder, Ben Blackwell, about White's forthcoming book, “The White Stripes COMPLETE LYRICS”. Adrian Matejka and Caroline Randall Williams, poets published by Third Man Books, will also be performing.

"The Heartland Fall Forum is the premiere gathering place for those interested in doing business with independent bookstores throughout the Midwest. Hosted jointly by the Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association and the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association."

Musician and poet Adia Victoria will be sharing her poems Sunday, August 27, noon The Blue Room at Third Man Records to ...
08/16/2023

Musician and poet Adia Victoria will be sharing her poems Sunday, August 27, noon The Blue Room at Third Man Records to celebrate Third Man Books anniversary. Come on out! Also performing will be Sommer Browning, Caroline Randall Williams, and Kendra DeColo.

Watch the video for Victoria's song "Magnolia Blues" in the below comments!

08/15/2023

Third Man Books would like to congratulate the incredible contributors and editors of “Trouble the Waters”. The anthology is a finalist for BOTH the 2023 World Fantasy Award and Locus Award. What an absolute honor for TMB to have published such a groundbreaking collection!

To celebrate Third Man Book's anniversary month, "My Dinner with Ron Jeremy" by poet Kendra DeColo will be on sale at ha...
08/10/2023

To celebrate Third Man Book's anniversary month, "My Dinner with Ron Jeremy" by poet Kendra DeColo will be on sale at half price ($10!) for all of August! DeColo will also be performing in the Blue Room for TMB's anniversary party on August 27th. “Sex-positive feminist verse… DeColo manages to coax beauty and meaning from the absurd aching morass of human existence. It’s not every writer who can emerge from these corners with anything approaching grace, much less deft and bracing poems such as these."—The Nashville Scene. Head over to the US TMR storefronts or online now to purchase your copy of "My Dinner with Ron Jeremy" or some of the other incredible books for half price this month!

Purchase Here: https://thirdmanrecords.com/products/kendra-decolo-my-dinner-with-ron-jeremy

Select titles are 50% off during August to celebrate Third Man Books anniversary! Check out thirdmanbooks.com to find ou...
08/09/2023

Select titles are 50% off during August to celebrate Third Man Books anniversary! Check out thirdmanbooks.com to find out more about:

•The Hidden Water Special Edition Frank Stanford Boxset

•Lucy Negro Redux by Caroline Randall Williams

•My Dinner with Ron Jeremy by Kendra DeColo

•Language Lessons, an anthology of contemporary music and writing featuring Sommer Browning and more.

All other titles are 20% off! Stock up on some good books at a great price at Third Man digital and physical storefronts!

P.S. Come see Browning, DeColo, Randall Williams, and Adia Victoria perform live August 27 The Blue Room at Third Man Records


Sommer Browning Kendra DeColo Caroline Randall Williams

To celebrate Third Man Book's anniversary month, "My Dinner with Ron Jeremy" by poet Kendra DeColo will be on sale at ha...
08/08/2023

To celebrate Third Man Book's anniversary month, "My Dinner with Ron Jeremy" by poet Kendra DeColo will be on sale at half price ($10!) for all of August! DeColo will also be performing in the Blue Room for TMB's anniversary party on August 27th. “Sex-positive feminist verse… DeColo manages to coax beauty and meaning from the absurd aching morass of human existence. It’s not every writer who can emerge from these corners with anything approaching grace, much less deft and bracing poems such as these."—The Nashville Scene. Head over to the US TMR storefronts or online now to purchase your copy of "My Dinner with Ron Jeremy" or some of the other incredible books for half price this month! Find the book here: https://www.thirdmanbooks.com/catalog/my-dinner-with-ron-jeremy

Watch DeColo's attached poem video!
https://youtu.be/NBv1XLCPmT0
🎬 Poni Silver
🎥 Lehmann

Kendra DeColo's "My Dinner With Ron Jeremy" is available here: https://thirdmanstore.com/kendra-decolo-my-dinner-with-ron-jeremyPublished on Feb 9, 2017From ...

The Third Man Books Anniversary Sale is here!  Enjoy 20% off all currently available titles at Third Man’s US digital an...
08/02/2023

The Third Man Books Anniversary Sale is here! Enjoy 20% off all currently available titles at Third Man’s US digital and physical storefronts. Stay tuned for a few other special surprises going on sale soon! Thank you, book lovers, for nine great years of Third Man Books! PS: Join Third Man Books, August 27th, for a party at The Blue Room, featuring Sommer Browning and more! (Sale exclusions apply.)

Third Man Books first exclusive novel by a UK author, Stray Dogs by Richard John Parfitt is available now from Third Man...
07/28/2023

Third Man Books first exclusive novel by a UK author, Stray Dogs by Richard John Parfitt is available now from Third Man digital and physical storefronts plus USA bookstores. Stray Dogs is a coming-of-age thrill ride of a story that could make any Quentin Tarantino screenplay envious! Find out more about Stray Dogs via thirdmanbooks.com!

The anthology Trouble the Waters is 2023 World Fantasy Award FINALIST. Congrats to editors , , and , and all the contrib...
07/26/2023

The anthology Trouble the Waters is 2023 World Fantasy Award FINALIST. Congrats to editors , , and , and all the contributors. Third Man Books is very proud and thankful to be the book’s publisher! Find the book via thirdmanbooks.com.


Stop by Third Man Records storefronts to pick up some great books!
07/19/2023

Stop by Third Man Records storefronts to pick up some great books!

Read poet Sommer Browning's poem "Great Things from the Department of Transportation" in its entirety via link.  Brownin...
07/18/2023

Read poet Sommer Browning's poem "Great Things from the Department of Transportation" in its entirety via link. Browning will be performing August 27th at The Blue Room for TMB's 9th Anniversary.

". . ..My mother says, There is no Denny's, only Zuul.



My mother on pen*ses and traffic cones: On occasion they're both orange, aren't they?



The young lungs of my mother fill with fine particulate matter on the streets of Clairton, PA.



My mother on the X-***ed hypnotist: He was only concerned with having the hypnotized persons act sexually stupid. . ."

Published in American Poetry Review - Volume 50  |  No. 02

Legendary guitarist Ron Asheton of The Stooges was born on this day. Here is an early photo of the band excerpted from T...
07/17/2023

Legendary guitarist Ron Asheton of The Stooges was born on this day. Here is an early photo of the band excerpted from Total Chaos: The Story of the Stooges /as told by Iggy Pop. Pictured L-R is Ron Asheton, Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, and Dave Alexander.
📷 Glen Craig

A few signed copies by Robert Scott (The Clean, The Bats) of Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records, 1981-1988 are stil...
07/14/2023

A few signed copies by Robert Scott (The Clean, The Bats) of Needles and Plastic: Flying Nun Records, 1981-1988 are still available! Flying Nun Records unleashed an extraordinary wave of music that had an impact around the world. Needles and Plastic written by Matt Goody is the first comprehensive history of the early years of the label and its bands covering the critical period from 1981–1988 when many of the most influential and critically acclaimed artists emerged on Flying Nun, bands such asThe Clean, The Chills, The Verlaines, The Bats, Look Blue Go Purple, Straitjacket Fits, and Bailter Space. The special edition is available only from thirdmanbooks.com and Third Man physical storefronts!

August 27th we're throwing ourselves a birthday party! Poetry, comedy, a play, drinks and everyone is invited!Also, and ...
07/13/2023

August 27th we're throwing ourselves a birthday party! Poetry, comedy, a play, drinks and everyone is invited!

Also, and you heard it here first, all TMB titles will be marked down 20% for the entire month of August. Stay tuned for more info!

07/10/2023

To see Third Man Books full catalog and also find our submission guidelines, please visit thirdmanbooks.com.

Welcome to the official Third Man Books page!
07/10/2023

Welcome to the official Third Man Books page!

Remembering poet Noah Eli Gordon, who died one year ago today. “The Problem” is excerpted from the anthology Language Le...
07/10/2023

Remembering poet Noah Eli Gordon, who died one year ago today. “The Problem” is excerpted from the anthology Language Lessons, which was Third Man Books first publication.


Illustration:

We’re very happy that  chose to include   THE WATERS in their   Getting Word Book List. Find out more at  and see the en...
07/03/2023

We’re very happy that chose to include THE WATERS in their
Getting Word Book List. Find out more at and see the entire list at via link in bio.

Congratulations to Third Man Books ’ author, Benjamin Myers, whose brilliant book and winner of the 2018 Walter Scott Pr...
06/15/2023

Congratulations to Third Man Books ’ author, Benjamin Myers, whose brilliant book and winner of the 2018 Walter Scott Prize (The world’s largest prize for historical fiction), The Gallows Pole, is now showing as a three-part series on BBC2! Purchase your copy of The Gallows Pole online now using the link in bio or in-person at TMR storefronts. See the trailer in the comments below!

Third Man Books debut fiction novel, The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers, is for fans of Cormac McCarthy, Ted Hughes, Daniel Woodrell, David Peace. Set in the moorland hills of 18th century Yorkshire, The Gallows Pole is the true story of an organized crime of forgers known as the Cragg Vale Coiners. Lead by the charismatic “King” David Hartley, a man prone to violence and mystical visions, the Coiners rise to glory until the bloody murder of a government official brings them to the attention of the authorities. An English western, The Gallows Pole is a poetic and visceral telling of a secret history and a wild landscape. King David Hartley could be described, too, as Yorkshire’s Robin Hood. However, this could only be Robin Hood if he was really violent, l***y, and greedy. A story based on true history, The Gallows Pole also explores contemporary themes including wealth, abuse of power, class, corruption, borders and boundaries and national identity. It is a novel set in the past that can tell us much about the present and future.

Address

623 7th Avenue S
Nashville, TN
37203

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Third Man Books posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Share

Category


Other Publishers in Nashville

Show All