A BookThug’s Guide to the Fall Literary Festival Season

The fall book season has arrived, and cities far and wide will soon be abuzz with literary festival fun. Starting this month, BookThugs will be popping up at book festivals and fairs across the country. Following, we’ve compiled this helpful guide to find your local literary event and the BookThugs who’ll be attending. A BOOKTHUG’S GUIDE TO THE FALL 2015 LITERARY

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Fall Poetry PREVIEW: No Work Finished Here: Rewriting Andy Warhol by Liz Worth

When Andy Warhol’s a, A Novel was first published in 1968, The New York Times Book Review declared it “pornographic.” Yet more than four decades later, the book continues to be an essential documentation of Warhol’s seminal Factory scene. And though it offers a Pop Art snapshot of 1960s Manhattan that only Warhol could capture, it remains a

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Fall Poetry PREVIEW: Emanations: fluttertongue 6 by Steven Ross Smith

Steven Ross Smith is one of Canada’s preeminent sound poets. He is also one of the few poets in Canada currently engaged in writing a life-poem. Emanations is the sixth chapter of this project. Smith bends, confuses, and disintegrates the fundamental premises of poetic and fictive creation-working language, narrative, and meaning like sculptural material. Emanations

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In Conversation: Jay Gamble discusses Book of Knots

From Canadian poet and academic Jay Gamble comes this special release from BookThug’s Boondoggle imprint: Book of Knots, a highly playful and deceptively musical book-length meditation on the poetics of nothingness. Taking W.H. Auden’s famous remark that “poetry does nothing” to its radical-but-logical conclusion, Book of Knots resorts to what Gamble calls “extreme forms of not-writing.” By confronting  supposedly negative

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BookThugs Recommend: Summer Reading, The Editors’ Edition

BookThug’s crack team of publishing professionals share their summer reading recommendations. ❧ Jay MillAr Publisher & HeadThug My Body Is Yours by Michael V. Smith (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2015) From Arsenal Pulp Press: Michael V. Smith is a multihyphenate force of nature: a novelist, poet, improv comic, filmmaker, drag queen, performance artist, and occasional clown. In

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