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...[ 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 new issue of our favorite literary journal, Big Big Wednesday. Poetry, fiction, essays, illustrations, and photography under the theme of "partial." 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...[ continued ]
Portland's premier literary journal, Big Big Wednesday, is back for their annual issue. This time around, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, visual art, and photography venture through the many forms of "want." Work from Justin Hocking, Ann Lauterbach, Megan McShea, Nathaniel Mackey, and many more.
166 pages, oversized trade paperback. Color photographs. Hand-numbered edition of 250...[ continued ]
Last copy! 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...[ continued ]
Nominated for the 2017 Oregon Book Award! (Judged by Maggie Nelson, no less!)
Martha Grover's observations about life on earth are one-of-a-kind. In The End of My Career, the latest memoir from the long-running Somnambulist zine author, her eye has never been more honed. It's a memoir about moving back in with her parents, finding work with a chronic illness, and living as a woman in a changing city...[ 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."
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Last copy! 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...[ continued ]
From Portland writer and musician Nick Jaina, Get It While You Can is a memoir told in vignettes full of humor and soul-searching desperation. 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...[ continued ]