Fall Poetry PREVIEW: A Spectacular Influence by Chantal Neveu, translated by Nathanaël

Seasoned BookThug Chantal Neveu, author of Coït, translated by Angela Carr (BookThug, 2012), returns with A Spectacular Influence, translated by Nathanaël. Drawing from philosophy (including Pre-Socratic materialists, Nietzsche, and Spinoza), A Spectacular Influence is an exercise in extreme perception. With clear lines and minimalist language, the poems solicit movement in melancholy as a way of celebrating the intimate

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Fall Poetry PREVIEW: Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina by Shannon Maguire

Following her ambitious and otherworldly debut,  fur(l) parachute (BookThug, 2013), Shannon Maguire returns with Myrmurs: An Exploded Sestina (available now).  Part two in a planned medievalist trilogy, Myrmurs seizes upon the twelfth-century poetic form of the sestina as a starting point for an exploration of living systems: cities and languages as self-organizing entities; the agency of ant colonies;

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Fall Poetry PREVIEW: The Relativistic Empire by Samuel Andreyev

An obsessive perfectionist, Samuel Andreyev inhabits several worlds: he writes in English while living in France; he is an internationally known composer, performer, and teacher; and he is an experimental poet who documents words, phrases, and rhetorical devices while staying true to the fundamental tools of classical poetry. This Fall, BookThug is thrilled to present

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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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