Books

Temporary Sale! Aloft Alight, Gaia Thomas' latest chapbook, is both precise and casual, filled with moments that punch you in the gut and stick in your mind. A history of trauma and a path toward healing. Poison and medicine, the sound of wind from the cracked open window, trying to swim.

Printed at Olympia's South Bay Press. Sewn wraps, hand-bound by the author.

Gorgeous cover art by Travis Wagner. 24 pages, half-letter size.

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.

Last copy! The fourth issue of our favorite literary journal, Big Big Wednesday, works around the theme "Partial." Poetry, fiction, essays, illustrations, and photography from 24 contributors, including Ben Lerner, Jennifer Williams, Claudia Lars, Haley Rene Thompson, Emily Carr, and Francesca Capone. 

120 pages, oversized trade paperback. Pull-out mini-poster by Maren Jensen. Cover art by Sarah Daegling. 

 

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.

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.

The first issue of Portland's newest and hottest literary journal, Kithe! This first outing is a joyous bundle of personal essays, poems, short stories, novel excerpts, and visual art, at a price that makes it accessible to all. Within: life as an egg, what it means to be deficient, the view from inside Van Gogh's mind, navigating a gender transition with a 100-year-old grandmother, and so much more.

Prose from Janice Lee, Gabriel Stein-Bodenheimer, Catherine Johnson, Lu Chekowsky, and Gavin Boyter. Poetry from Ryan J. Petteway, Jonathan Andrew Pérez, Mary Buchinger, and Mair Allen. And visual art from Gary Gillespie, Parisa Karami, Jen Baker, Serge Lecomte, Tamerlie J. Philippe, Cynthia Yatchman, and Britnie Walston. 

52 pages, full magazine-size.

Millennial Dogeater, a chapbook from filmmaker and multimedia artist Marinna Benzon, looks at America in all its horrific allure. A series of poems that pushes into the uncomfortable places—what it can mean to be queer in this country, Brown, the child of immigrants.

48 pages, half-letter size, stapled wraps.

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.

In the new issue of Selfish: tension. Under the banner of "Hot & Bothered," a couple dozen artists from around the country chime in. From poems to film stills, conversations to collages, this issue is full of the unexpected.

Work from: Delilah Jones, Hannah M. Owens, Bonnilee Kaufman, A. Nicole Kelly, Kelsey Nolan, Chloe Isabella Parks, Regina Schilling (of the great Hey Lady zine!), and many more.

80 pages, full-color

Last copy! A gorgeous issue of Selfish that explores the concept of "good girl" through hybrid prose pieces, photo series, paintings, personal essays, and multimedia work.

Yumi Sakugawa, Darcie Wilder, Gabi Pérez, Ginger Buswell, Marisa Malone, and 27 other contributors weigh in on so-called goodness.

"In honor of every woman who has ever been asked just how she manages to 'do it all,' or has been criticized for not doing enough."

80 pages, full-color.