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Thank you to everyone who came to our “Seas & Islands” reading at the 2014 Lit Crawl! And thank you to Litquake volunteer Zoe Young and everyone else who exchanged a poem for a book at our Poetry Trading Post. We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we enjoyed seeing you there!

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Thank you to the fabulous readers—Meg Day, Alana Siegel, MG Roberts, Zoe Tuck, and Monica Mody—who enthralled our “Seas & Islands” audience at the 2014 Lit Crawl in San Francisco. Thanks also to Adobe Books for providing such a wonderful space! Please visit our website to purchase our readers’ books.

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This extremely beautiful object is also a genreless epistolary text on contemporary art, feminism, music, science…

Mothernism, by Lise Haller Baggesen, published by Green Lantern Press!

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He paves the road with iron bars,
singing bones—
compositions of the dead playing flutes.
Swim your way back
singing back the darkness—
last psalm at sea level.

He paves the road with iron bars,

singing bones—

compositions of the dead playing flutes.

Swim your way back

singing back the darkness—

last psalm at sea level.

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SPD Poetry Bestsellers in September!! Woot!
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Dragon logic—
to go without blinking,
cloud fire,
light in all directions,
light moving,
death dance of a butterfly—
half of what they carried flew away

Dragon logic—

to go without blinking,

cloud fire,

light in all directions,

light moving,

death dance of a butterfly—

half of what they carried flew away

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Cathy Park Hong’s contribution to Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics. New! From Black Ocean.

Cathy Park Hong’s contribution to Privacy Policy: The Anthology of Surveillance Poetics. New! From Black Ocean.

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American Masculinity


Because I am silent

You want to hear

From me. Because

I have color, you will

Taste me. Bergamot

And grapefruit, pimento

And Jamaica pepper,

Elemi and saffron,

Leather and tobacco.

Say cocktail of virility.

Say implosion before

I explode. My spice

Prominent when you

Pull the pin where spiky

Pepper and cinnamon

Intertwine before I take

A short detour down

The amber way. Say

Vanilla and I slap you,

Strike you like a good-
Looking grenade.

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— A poem by Jericho Brown, from the new olfactory poetry anthology The Book of Scented Things (Literary House Press, J. Dubrow and L. Lusby, Eds.). What you get when you give 100 poets perfume.

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Elsa Glines, Michelle Buda, Doris Allen, Nancy Sakellar and John C. Sakellar, librarians from Marin County, visited SPD today to our delight!!

Elsa Glines, Michelle Buda, Doris Allen, Nancy Sakellar and John C. Sakellar, librarians from Marin County, visited SPD today to our delight!!

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Safe reading? No such thing.

Safe reading? No such thing.

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Did you know that Small Press Distribution reuses packing material?

We do not use styrofoam!

If we run out packing material from shipments we receive, we use biodegradable cellulose peanuts. The only Styrofoam we ship is Evelyn Reilly’s dystopic reworking of nature poetry!

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Hey man, nice Shelfie!
And congratulations to Kevin & Diana!

Hey man, nice Shelfie!

And congratulations to Kevin & Diana!

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Excited for these new arrivals to the warehouse from Wave Books:

ECODEVIANCE

Red Juice

Thing Music

Retrievals

Trances of the Blast

and

Wallless Space

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Ok, so maybe computers actually can be sassy…

Ok, so maybe computers actually can be sassy…