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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 »

Wong May in The Believer

Alisa Heinzman—May 1, 2014

A new issue of The Believer is out and features an interview of Wong May by Zachary Schomburg. Her book, Picasso’s Tears, is now available for pre-order. The book itself, all 325 pages, will be published in June, but maybe you’d like to add her to your dance card now. It’s not too soon. To Read More »

New movies

Alisa Heinzman—April 25, 2014

Sure we like books, but movies are pretty good too. In honor of her new book, Bianca Stone made Someone Else’s Wedding Vows: The Movie. It’s a creation story with wine. And Ben Mirov has a new movie too, produced by Slow Clap. It’s called High-Fives, and is based on a poem with the same name from his book, Read More »

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