New Wallschlaeger! New Eilbert! + some of our 2015 small press faves
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We skipped the November newsletter since our own inbox seemed so busy. But we gotta tell you about our 2 new books…& point to a few by our small press friends.

Nikki Wallschlaeger

This is our first graphic chap—25 full-color photo pages and a trifold cover with 4 text panels. The booklet portion is at the printer now and we extended the print-run to 150 for this one, since the first 100 sold out before we even finished laying out. A selfie-by-proxy sequence of sorts, each portrait of the Julia doll (Mattel, 1969–1970, after the television series starring Diahann Carrol) combines the ultra-condensed gravitational effect of Wallschlaeger's poetry, the hyper-consumability of the internet meme, and a Warholian pop-art palette of color, repetition, and cultural reference. 
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Natalie Eilbert

Bloof Books is pleased to announce our final paperback release of 2015, the second edition of SWAN FEAST by Natalie Eilbert, which has been redesigned and updated since its initial April release. “Trust us on this one: You want to remember Natalie Eilbert's name,” said Time Out New York. Complex, others called the voice in these poems, contradictory. Intoxicating. Fascinating. Dizzying. Mysterious.

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 News from our authors 

Khadijah Queen's new book from Argos, Fearful Beloved, has just been released. Her award-winning play, Non-Sequitur, opened last week in NYC and has a few more performances in its first run.

Jenn Marie Nunes & Mel Coyle run TENDE RLOIN magazine/press, and have successfully funded their first vinyl release, Psychic Privates EP. (Sorry, we didn't do a newsletter during the Kickstarter, but you can still order.) More info here.

Daniel Borzutzky's translation of Raúl Zurita's The Country of Planks has been longlisted for a PEN Translation Award

Becca Klaver is hosting a series of (affordable! amazing-sounding!) mini writing retreats in January (NYC). Check out Stardust Sessions to sign up.

 A few of our favorite books from 2015 

D Dragonetti's NO GREATER LOVE makes use of Christianity and western civilization's history of violence to consider how bodies are claimed and reduced, made to feel fucked: "Lucrece was the women you killed in me." Dragonetti's speaker is reduced to mere meat, destroyed by our world, looking for a way into the next.Ben Fama
This Is Belgian Chocolate: Manifestations of Poetry by Philip Meersman: "Might not striving to be free of limiting particulars via a universal communication — shaped by tongues describing a radical openness — be a worthy intention of poets once again? If this is Meersman’s goal, he has both quietly and loudly succeeded. (Read the rest of her review here.—Sharon Mesmer
I'm really loving Khadijah Queen's Fearful Beloved, Megan Kaminski's Deep City, and Patricia Spears Jones's new and selected, A Lucent Firewhich I'm reading simultaneously in the dizziness of December. Ada Limòn's Bright Dead Things has also been a highlight of 2015 for me.  —Shanna Compton

 Recently at the Quotidian Bee 

Explore excerpts from recent books out from Publishing Genius, Noemi Press, White Pine Press, Coven Press, Xexoxial Editions, Bat Cat Press, Dancing Girl Press & many other small presses we love in our weekdaily poetry zine, the Quotidian Bee.

 & our final words in 2015 are "THANK YOU" 

Huge thanks to all of you who have subscribed, ordered, read, loved, reviewed, and taught our books this year. We are so pleased to see several of our books on Best of 2015 lists (Entropy, LitHub, Vol1 Brooklyn, Buzzfeed), and to be included as a press too (Entropy). Obviously we couldn't do it without you.

See you in January.
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