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2014 Reading Period Selections

Alisa Heinzman—September 5, 2014

Octopus Books has finished reading all of our manuscript submissions from April, and after duking it all out, we’ve decided to publish Dan Hoy’s The Deathbed Editions in the summer of 2015. We chose Dan Hoy’s work from these finalists, every one of which we’d be more than proud to be the publisher of: 2014 April Reading Period Finalists:  Read More »

Cecily Iddings’ Everyone Here is here, everyone!

Alisa Heinzman—August 23, 2014

Cecily Iddings’ Everyone Here is now available for purchase. Last week, Cecily was the Brooklyn Poets Poet of the Week. Read an interview with her there. Read some poems from Everyone Here here and here and here.

Wong May’s Picasso’s Tears is Available for Purchase

Alisa Heinzman—July 8, 2014

We are thrilled to announce Wong May’s Picasso’s Tears is now available for purchase. Written over the past 35 years, Picasso’s Tears is an epic account of Wong May’s incisive, empathic, and visionary engagement with our strange and violent world. Politically inflamed and intensely personal, this fourth book of poems by Wong May marks the Read More »

NY Times Profiles Octopus Books

Hajara Quinn—June 16, 2014

Today we join the ranks of some of our very favorite small presses in an interview series edited by Dana Jennings on the New York Times Blog. The short answer to questions “Why Poetry?” and “What Are You Looking For in a Poetry Manuscript?” are: “we like to be disarmed” and “we’re looking for a Read More »

Open reading period, poetry translations

Alisa Heinzman—May 6, 2014

Hey there, happy May. During the month of April, we hold an open reading period for full-length poetry manuscripts. This year, for the first time, we’re having a May reading period for translated manuscripts. Send us your translations. Start translating a book for next year. Work with a friend. It’s a beautiful and terribly difficult Read More »

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