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Casey Fuller has produced a book of poetry worthy of the highest praise. Depth and humor run side by side, pointing to truths great and small. Moments that drop jaws- subjects that span from Patrick Swayze to what happens when we die, Keats to the pre-historic origins of spray painting penises on warehouse doors.

Winner of the 2011 Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Contest, and rightly so. 40 pages, trade paperback size...[ continued ]

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 10 volumes are anthologized in this clean and artistically beautiful book from Mend My Dress Press...[ continued ]

With a deep well of humanity beneath it and a propelling force behind it, Bellies and Buffalos takes you on a ride and drops you off feeling healed from the journey. It is sweet and funny and in no way pretentious. With characters so visceral, you’ll set the book down and feel like you’ve touched each of their bellies.

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The stunning second outing from Portland literary journal Big Big Wednesday takes on the subject of "failing" though fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. With an exceptional contributor list that includes Mary Ruefle, Kevin Sampsell, Michael Heald, Aidan Koch, Elizabeth Ferguson, and many more.

146 pages, oversized trade paperback. Hand-numbered edition of 150.

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Sale! A 100+ page quarter sized book on the life and times of Britney Spears…through the eyes of cancer patient? There’s unexpected depth and wackiness here that make this something special.

“Working from an encyclopedic knowledge of all things Britney, Mason allows her own story and Spears’ story to become intertwined, detailing travails with men, motherhood, and paparazzi and her own travails with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma with the same grace and humor...[ continued ]

"Set in Tazewell, Virginia, a town whose wholesome storefronts and country charm hide an undercurrent of poverty and lawlessness, Everybody Else's Girl tells the story of growing up poor amid unspeakable violence. Broken-down trailer parks and gritty classrooms provide the background for this story of a girl searching for her voice." 

138 pages, trade paperback.

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Eighteen contemporary radical queer visionaries open up a rabbit hole of history and possibility. A wide variety of stories and styles make for an entertaining and wild ride.

With work by: Kubb E. Bear, Harmony Bianca, Sarah Sass Biscarra-Dilley, Pam Cameron-Snyder, Jackie Davis, Mat Defiler, Samantha Jane Dorsett, Edie Fake, Sailor Holladay, Elisha Lim, Annie Murphy, Leroi Newbold, Lee Relvas, Adee Roberson, Matt Runkle, Ellery Russian, Clio Reese Sady, and Silky Shoemaker...[ continued ]

The new memoir from Portland writer and musician Nick Jaina. Released on the ever-awesome Perfect Day Publishing.

"When his beloved guitar is stolen, Nick Jaina finds himself untethered from the dream he’s pursued since he was sixteen. No matter how many albums he’s released or tours he’s led, he still can’t shake the feeling that he has failed at life. So the critically acclaimed, endlessly heartbroken singer-songwriter checks himself into a ten-day silent retreat...[ continued ]

"Across eleven essays, Michael Heald compulsively measures himself against men like Eli Manning, Ryan Gosling, and Stephen Malkmus, and always comes up short. After a decade of failed relationships, estranged siblings, and abandoned hopes, he may or may not have learned his lesson. Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension is not nearly as depressing as any of this sounds."

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The first book from long-running zinester Taryn Hipp (Sub Rosa, Lady Teeth). A well-written rollercoaster with the best author photo in the world.

"This is a memoir novella about a woman with an addiction, a mental illness & a feminist identity. This is the story of one woman's journey from anxiety-ridden child to delinquent teenager to divorced alcoholic & how she turned all those years of experience into a beautiful existence...[ continued ]