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.

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.

Nothing is as inspirational as Ilse Content. Even when it doesn’t try to be, by its very nature it gives hope and power where there seems to be none. Never ceasing to be interesting and surprising, the first eight years of Ilse Content are collected here for the first time.

Bringing back to life many long out-of-print issues, the first ten volumes are anthologized in this clean and artistically beautiful book from Mend My Dress Press. A must have for any fan of Wolf’s work and a great introduction to those coming to her writing for the first time.

Wide trade paperback, 270 pages. ISBN# 9780985013141

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.

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