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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 »

Announcing Conflation by Rae Armantrout as the second LP on Fonograf Records

admin—November 14, 2016

Our second poetry LP, Rae Armantrout’s Conflation, will be officially released on December 6. If you buy Conflation directly from Fonograf during the week of December 5-9, you will get the following from Octopus Books: Conflation by Rae Armantrout One free title from Octopus Books (just name the book you want). A broadside of the Read More »


admin—October 16, 2016

  This week Octopus Books is going to get weirde. Welcome to Weirde Sister week! We’re celebrating the release of our latest title, James Gendron’s second book of poems, Weirde Sister. If you buy Weirde Sister directly from our website this week, it will be signed by the author himself, and all purchases will include Read More »

Weirde Sister Release Party! at Xhurch on 10/15

admin—September 25, 2016

  WEIRDE SISTER RELEASE PARTY! James Gendron’s sophomore collection with Octopus Books, WEIRDE SISTER, will be officially released this year on Halloween. But the best, most fun, most magical way to get the book is before then, at the official WEIRDE SISTER release party on Saturday, 10/15 at Xhurch. Join us to celebrate Jack’s second book with tarot Read More »

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