The next release in our 2014/2015 season is Ashley D’Arcy’s early poems. This limited-edition chapbook offers up wry humor and witty observations as a kind of philosophical stoner minimalism.
We were initially attracted to this collection for how it didn’t overreach and wasn’t packed with “big/loud” poems. The work is distilled, more contained. And on further readings, there’s a sneaky depth to the poems.
From “like ghosts”:
it felt as if our bodies could splitcont.
and the sick bodies might stay in bed
and the rest of us could float above them
we might become the bright light from the window
and shine all over our own faces
and throw bright lines across our legs
Our next chapbook is Ashley D’Arcy’s early poems. It will be making its debut at the Popsickle Fest in Brooklyn on June 21 and will be available for sale on the website the following day. Later this Summer, we’ll have a chapbook from Mike Sikkema. Following that, announcements of our Fall schedule, open reading period, and projects into 2016.
UPDATE (6/25/15): Ashley’s chapbook is available for purchase in “store,” we just need to get the announcement up . . . having trouble with technology and access to it. Will be up this weekend!cont.
We here at GBP love collaborations, especially when they’re as great as the second installment of our 2014/2015 “season,” Rungs. This chapbook is a series of 24 poems, alternating between pieces written by Margaret Bashaar and pieces written by Lauren Eggert-Crowe, inspired by a 7th Century monastic text.
This is no easy climb. But as an meditation on life, love, and the spaces between us, it’s a climb worth making.
From “Rungs 21”:
“You are an uninsulated
crackle dry & buzz
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Scott is getting on a plane from Florida (where it’s already Summer) to Minneapolis in the morning. Just him, not the “press,” because he’s not bringing the long-arm stapler. (Although, he will have a t-shirt with said stapler on it, so . . . represent.)
We’re sure you don’t care where Scott’s going to be*, but a few copies of the nearly completed Rungs will be with him. The chapbook is a collaboration between Lauren Eggert-Crowe (stuck at home) and Margaret Bashaar (at the conference with her press, Hyacinth Girl. Margaret will be at Table 523, where there will be some special broadsides to promote Rungs. Saturday only!
* Scott will be at the Menacing Hedge reading Friday night (at Mason’s Restaurant/Barre), cruising the book fair on Saturday, and then the Bloof Books/Coconut performance Saturday evening (also at Mason’s).cont.