Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Subscriptions to The Honest Pint now available!

Tavern Friends,
Back in October, we unveiled plans for The Honest Pint, our subscription series edited by Matthew Dickman. It's now in full swing, with subscriptions available through the updated page on our website!

The Honest Pint is an ongoing series of brief prose pieces written by contemporary poets about the work of other poets. Each month starting in January 2013, subscribers will receive an envelope containing some form of original printed matter—an expository essay, a cartoon strip, a review, or an interview, for example—in which a poet responds to a poem of his or her choice.

These epistolary experiments will come to your mailbox from the likes of Albert Goldbarth, Matthew Zapruder, and Diane Wakoski, among others. But don't expect this kind of disclosure from us for long—the identity of each month's sender will remain a mystery until you break the envelope's seal.
We hope you're as excited as we are. Cheers!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

From the Planet Goldbarthiana

Thanks to Division Leap for hosting our Albert Goldbarth / The End of Space event last night. The standing-room-only reading was a smash, and it was a great way to kick off the release of our latest Tavern title. In the next few weeks we'll get the book added to our online catalog, where it will be available for purchase.

Cheers, and happy reading.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tavern recommends: City of Rivers by Zubair Ahmed

City of Rivers is hot off the press from McSweeney's (as a title in their McSweeney's Poetry Series), and we can't recommend it enough. Zubair Ahmed (Tavern author of Ashulia) has been receiving rave reviews for City of Rivers, with comparisons being drawn between his inventive and beautiful lyric poems and those penned by James Wright in The Branch Will Not Break. Not shabby.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Albert Goldbarth reads this Saturday! Don't forget!

Howdy, folks. Just a friendly reminder that Tavern Books author Albert Goldbarth will be reading from his new Tavern collection THE END OF SPACE.

Please join us for this Pylon Reading Society event (FREE and open to the public. Books for sale)

Who: Albert Goldbarth
What: Reading / Book Release Party for The End of Space
When: 7:30, Saturday, December 15th
Where: Division Leap / 211 SW 9th Ave / Portland

If you haven't been to Division Leap, then you're in for a treat. This is one of the Northwest's finest poetry bookstores and indie galleries. They have an amazing selection of literary ephemera and arts-movement-related poetry goodies. And they go far out of their way to support local publishers--they stock multiple copies of every Tavern Books title and broadside, including signed and hardcover editions.

Cheers! Hope to see you there!