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New Release: Testify

Hajara Quinn—August 30, 2017

Testify is out now and available for purchase!  Here’s a round-up of some recent press it’s been getting: Read a review of Testify on the PBS Newshour and this write-up on the Boston Globe and check out this interview with Simone John on Bustle You can buy a copy directly from Octopus Books or Small Read More »


admin—March 14, 2017

Fonograf Editions is offering autographed copies of both Aloha / irish trees by Eileen Myles and Conflation by Rae Armantrout as a package deal for $26.95. There are only 25 signed copies of each LP. I predict these’ll be the gems of yr poetry record collection.  

Boris by the Sea Week: March 13-17.

admin—March 10, 2017

As part of an ongoing celebration of the 10+ year history of the making of Matvei Yankelevich’s Boris by the Sea, Matvei will again takeover our twitter account for the week starting this coming Monday (3/13). An encore takeover! Matvei has uncovered even more documents and ephemera to tweet on display. If you purchase Boris Read More »

Our Picks from our Open Reading Period: Things That Go + Huge Cloudy

admin—January 3, 2017

This year, forgive us, we took our sweet time picking out the best books of poems to publish for our readers. We landed on two manuscripts that we have loved for years– both have previously been finalists in our past open reading periods: Octopus Books is proud to announce the future publications of two poetry books: Things Read More »

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