#1 Best Seller!

Congratulations to t’ai freedom ford! Her new book & more black has become the #1 Best Seller for June on Small Press Distribution! Way to go t’ai!

For the month of July, you can grab a copy of & more black from SPD for 20% off! Just be sure to use the code HANDPICKED with your checkout!

t’ai freedom ford readings: updated

Below readers can discover the BOOK LAUNCH date & spring/summer readings in New York by t’ai freedom ford in promotion of her new book, & more black. Check back for updates!

WWBPS Anniversary/Brooklyn CommonsApril 26388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn
Artbook/MOMA PS 1April 27
3 pm
22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC, Queens
& more black Launch/Greenlight booksMay 2
7:30 pm
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Jayy Dodd bookk Launch/Callicoon Fine ArtsMay 3
6:30-8 pm
49 Delancey Street, NYC
& more black celebration/Ode to BabelMay 5
4-7 pm
772 Dean Street, Brooklyn
Stonewall Legacy Poetry ReadingJune 25
9 pm
Bryant Park Reading Room, NYC
Shameless- A pride reading June 26
9 pm
Housingworks Bookstore, NYC

AWP 2019

This year we held a wonderful reading in Portland, Oregon as part of the AWP festival, which included readers from Augury, Belladonna*, & Noemi Press! Below are some pics we took of the event.

New book by t’ai freedom ford, & more black

Augury Books is pleased to announce that t’ai freedom ford‘s second collection, & more black, is now open to pre-sale orders. Check out the blurbs by Terrance Hayes and Patrick Rosal, then read or download an excerpt of the collection by clicking on the link.

Why two covers? Because the book is actually double-sided.

From the Press Release: t’ai freedom ford’s second collection of poems, & more black, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK. By turns tough and sexy, wrapped up in the evolving language and sonics of life, these poems take their cue from Wanda Coleman’s American Sonnets as they rhapsodize and dialogue with artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Glenn Ligon, and Wangechi Mutu, along with many other musicians, artists, and writers. The kinetic energy of ford’s words leap off the page in rebellious, stunning, and revelatory fashion—poems that mesmerize with sheer velocity and telling pauses.

FRUIT GEODE by Alicia Jo Rabins Announced as Finalist for National Jewish Book Awards

National Jewish Book Awards, 2019

Today we are very pleased to announce that Alicia Jo Rabins’ second collection of poems, Fruit Geode, has garnered a Finalist spot in Poetry at the National Jewish Book Awards.

If you haven’t checked out the book yet, dive in here: https://augurybooks.com/fruit-geode-by-alicia-jo-rabins/

A big shout-out to Kate Angus, her editor, & Moshe Schulman, her publicist, for all the good work they’ve done with the collection.

Alicia Jo Rabins tour dates for Fruit Geode

Upcoming Performances

Saturday October 6 – Portland, OR
Fruit Geode book launch/performance!
@ Mother Foucault’s Bookshop with fiction writer Mat Johnson
523 SE Morrison St.
7 pm, free

October 20-21 – Seaview, WA
Airstream Poetry Festival @ Sou’wester!
Alicia reads, performs & teaches @ this festival at the inimitable Sou’wester Lodge
more details here
$15, call (360) 642-2542 for lodging or more info!

Thursday, October 25 – Northampton, MA
Fruit Geode launch reading/performance
@ Iconica Social Club, 7 pm door, 7:30 show
BYOB, snacks & drinks available for purchase

Sunday, October 28 – Fruit Geode NYC launch reading/performance!!!
14th St Y Theatre, 344 E 14th St
An evening of Jewish Women Writers from the West
with novelist Rebecca Clarren & poet Lynn Melnick
Q&A to follow
free and open to public, details coming shortly

Saturday, November 10 – Portland, OR
Alicia reads @ the Portland Book Festival!

Thursday, November 15 – San Francisco
Fruit Geode launch reading/performance
at Adobe Books & Arts Cooperative
3130 24th St, SF (in the Mission)
a double book-launch with the wonderful Jake Marmer!!!
free!

Sunday, November 25 – Baltimore
Fruit Geode book launch reading and performance!!!!
at The Ivy Bookshop
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21209
5 pm, free and open to the public ** note this is an afternoon reading**

Monday, November 26 – NYC
Alicia reads & performs at The Poetry Project
131 E 10th Street @ 2nd Ave
w/Vi Khi Nao
8 pm, $8/$5 members, tickets here

Wednesday, November 28 – Hadley, MA
class visit, Mt Holyoke college

Thursday, November 29 – Exeter, NH
@ the Word Barn
66 Newfields Rd, Exeter, NH 03833
details tba, open to the public!

December 23-27, Birmingham UK
Alicia reads & performs at Limmud UK!
Open to conference attendees only

Free Books for Do-Gooders

Welcome, do-gooders! You’ve landed here because you’ve donated your time or money to a progressive cause and are looking for some summer reading!

Augury Books and Brooklyn Arts Press want to thank you for your good work. We are attempting to find ways we can make a difference, which means supporting individuals and organizations that resist, stand strong, speak out, demonstrate, and support each other. Not just in a single way, but in whatever myriad ways we can, because a lot of what we care about is under attack and it won’t end by utilizing one solution.

So in the spirit of supporting those who are helping others, we invite you to:
*visit the Augury Books and BAP websites and make your selection from the authors listed below
*let us know if you prefer an ebook or a pdf of your selected book
*email us (augurybooks@gmail.com) a screenshot of your donation receipt to any of the following social organizations (or any other like-minded progressive groups); or email us a paragraph detailing any current activist roles you hold in your communities.
*get a free book!

Please allow up to 2 weeks for books to arrive.

Some of our favorite orgs: Ali Forney Center, Coalition for the Homeless, Doctors Without Borders, Equal Justice Initiative, The Innocence Project, Lamda Legal, Planned Parenthood, National Center for Trans Equality, RAINN.org, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), Sierra Club, Social Justice Fund, Southern Poverty Law Center, World Central Kitchen.

Thank you!

Kate Angus & Joe Pan

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Augury Books
www.augurybooks.com
augurybooks@gmail.com

Authors

Arisa White
Carey McHugh
Halina Duraj
Joe Pan
Justine Post
Randall Horton
Sara Schaff

Brooklyn Arts Press
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info@brooklynartspress.com

Authors

Alex Green
Alexander Boldizar
Anaïs Duplan
Carol Guess
Daniel Borzutzky
Dominique Townsend
Erika Jo Brown
Heather Morgan
Jay Besemer
Joe Fletcher
John F Buckley
Martin Ott
Martin Rock
Matt Runkle
Matt Shears
Michael Ernest Sweet
Michelle Gil-Montero
Noah Eli Gordon
Paige Taggart
Seth Landman