Wednesday, June 27, 2012

VOUCHED Contest Winner Announced!

The Every Laundromat in the World release contest put on by VOUCHED & Safety Third Enterprises has come to a close and a winner has been crowned: BRANDON BARR.


To get a better look at Brandon's winning entry (and to see the dope shit he won), click on through to the other side HERE or on the image.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks again and again and again to the amazing team at VOUCHED (Christopher, Laura, Tyler) for their unflagging support and enthusiasm, and, of course, thanks to everyone involved with Safety Third Enterprises (Matt, Jennifer, Brian) without whom this little beauty of a book would not have been possible in the least.

You are all outstanding and kind and I bet you all smell really good right now. Thank you (for showering).

For all the entrants who did not win, I have good news for you right HERE.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Tanzer. Tour. New York Stories. CCLaP. Indeed.

From CCLaP:
 "The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography is proud to present its first-ever premier publishing event, exquisitely done high-priced handmade books created specifically for professional collectors and hardcore fans. In this case, it's a compendium of two smaller ebook story collections by Ben Tanzer, Repetition Patterns from 2008 and So Different Now from 2011, entitled The New York Stories since all the pieces are set in the same small upstate New York town, similar to the one where Tanzer actually grew up. The book features a full Colophon, signature/provenance page, and 30 illustrations by Chicago artist Laura Szumowski (six in full color and inserted via special vellum sheets), the whole thing held together with faux-suede covers and external Coptic stitching. All orders ship the next weekday via USPS Priority Mail; delivery is typically three to four days for US customers, seven to ten international, and Americans also receive an online tracking number. A must-have for serious book collectors and diehard Tanzer and Szumowski fans, The New York Stories is very likely to go up in value as the years progress, so make sure to order your own copy right away."

New York Stories can be ordered HERE. Also, as part of the tour, the price has been slashed from $75 to $50. Lastly, you are an attractive and wonderful human being. 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012


"It is a soft, beautiful book. Even the texture of the cover hints at the clouds you’ll find inside. The book itself read more to me like a memoir perhaps, than a novel. There was no overarching narrative arc to the book beyond the arcs present in the individual chapters. What there is throughout is a constant, maintained feeling of earnestness, of searching. The story moves like memories move: blurring, doubling back, building upon one another. And Bosworth masterfully plays this up with quite possibly one my favorite formal plays I’ve seen in a book."
Such a great surprise to come home to. Thanks to Christopher Newgent & the Vouched team. Read Christopher's review HERE.

Monday, June 11, 2012

the days grow longer

Easthampton Bearfest is amazing.
I take a look at a great book of poetry by Jordan Stempleman.
Pre-order this.
Don't forget about the contest, too.

Friday, June 8, 2012