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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…

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Good Morning, SPD!

Oh, hello there! And a goodly Tuesday morning to you!

We have been a skeleton crew, if not a ghost ship, for some weeks, and it was simpler and less woeful not to chronicle such profound absence. But we are at full sail again, with only sporadic truancy, such as:
Janice is out today, taking a comp day for her contributions to our excellent Beast Crawl event.
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The Perseids meteor shower is at its peak tonight around 2am. The naked eye is sufficient.

Happy Tuesday!

Buy a book from SPD, enjoy a great read, and support the literary community!

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Precious? Precocious? Clearly not pre-verbal. This baby has a taste for poetry! 
See more great “Shelfies” on our website, and submit your own to get 40% off your next book purchase!
Shelfie Sale!

Precious? Precocious? Clearly not pre-verbal. This baby has a taste for poetry!

See more great “Shelfies” on our website, and submit your own to get 40% off your next book purchase!

Shelfie Sale!

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Jennifer Tamayo's amazing performance at the East Bay Poetry Summit.

We’re thrilled for her new book YOU DA ONE, coming soon from Coconut Books!

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The Conquering Cat Shelfie: Heteronomy (Chris Nealon, Edge Books, 2014)
Thanks, Eric Sneathen!
SPD Shelfie Sale!!!

The Conquering Cat Shelfie: Heteronomy (Chris Nealon, Edge Books, 2014)

Thanks, Eric Sneathen!

SPD Shelfie Sale!!!

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Glyphs! What are glyphs? Here is a beautiful book of color facsimiles that will explain everything. A Book of Glyphs by Edward Sanders, published by Granary Books.

Glyphs! What are glyphs? Here is a beautiful book of color facsimiles that will explain everything. A Book of Glyphs by Edward Sanders, published by Granary Books.

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New, from subpress, is kingsize by Mette Moestrup. Translated from the Danish by Mark Kline.

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An excellent contribution to our “Shelfie” wall from Andrew Peterson!
Thanks Andrew!
Find out more about the Shelfie Sale, and get your 40% discount, here!

An excellent contribution to our “Shelfie” wall from Andrew Peterson!

Thanks Andrew!

Find out more about the Shelfie Sale, and get your 40% discount, here!

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