Books

Michelle Overby's books of casual modern haikus are such joys. Little books you want to gift, the kind of things you take a moment out of time with. Her latest, And Winter Reminds Me, packs it in. Three poems per page, each handwritten in Michelle's expressive style. As usual, it's a treat.

76 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press.

The Richard Brautigan of the Portland, Oregon poetry scene, Chris Maday writes poems that are funny, puzzling, and perfectly odd. 

82 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press.

Last copy! Zachary Schomburg's surrealist poems are some of our favorite things in this world. Hear Oars (a book of dream poems in correspondence with Mathias Svalina of Dream Delivery Service) is perfectly casual, fun, and occasionally hilarious. It's the kind of book you want to place on a coffee table, sneak onto a friend's bookshelf, watch someone discover in a free library.

56 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press.

Instrument combines color photography, personal biography and gripping, restless poetry into a unique melding of literature and art. 

The companion book to her Antiquated Future Records release Traveler's Ode

165 pages, large trade paperback.

Delphine Bedient's writing is accessible and odd, heartfelt and detached, sad and hilarious. In The Last Time My Sadness Was Convenient she positions her in-between-genre writing in the form of short poems, and it's perhaps her best chapbook yet. These are love and break-up poems from the quiet moments of missing and longing, poems of being alone together and lonely alone.

68 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press.

PS: The Wolves is a playful, smart, sexy bit of poetic historical fiction from one of our favorite Portland writers (and humans), Justin Hocking (The Great Floodgates of the Wonderworld). Playing with letters that Bram Stoker wrote to Walt Whitman, as well as the text of Dracula, Hocking creates tales of unfulfilled literary longing. Prose, poetry, erasures, imagined histories.

60 pages, tall pocket-size, letter-pressed covers. Published by Two Plum Press.