Upcoming Readings by ‘Hook’ Author Randall Horton

Augury is excited to announce some upcoming readings from Randall Horton, author of Hook, forthcoming from Augury Books in 2015.   June 12th, 6-8pm:  CUNY School of Professional Studies Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education, Urban and Labor Studies 25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY.   June 13th, 1pm: Worker Writers Summer School on Governor’s […]

VIDEO/TEXT: Randall Horton Featured in Guernica/PEN Flash Series

Randall Horton has recently been featured in the Guernica/PEN Flash Series. The piece, “Because Hook Doesn’t Exist,” will be published as a slightly different version in Hook: A Memoir through Letters, forthcoming from Augury in 2015. The Guernica/PEN Flash Series, a partnership between Guernica: A Magazine of Art & Politics and the PEN American Center, publishes new flash […]

Randall Horton Featured in 2015 PEN World Voices Anthology

We would like to congratulate Randall Horton on having an excerpt from Hook: A Memoir through Letters featured in the 2015 PEN World Voices Online Anthology. Hook is forthcoming from Augury Books in 2015. The PEN collection is comprised of prose, poetry, and dramatic writing from the participants of this year’s World Voices Festival. Among the other authors included […]

Randall Horton Featured on Poetry Society of America

Randall Horton‘s poem “When Winter is a Transitional State” was recently featured on the Poetry Society of America‘s website. The Poetry Society of America is the oldest poetry organization in the country, and its mission is to foster an interest in poetry and to support poets nationwide. Horton discussed his thoughts on the poem: I wanted to […]

Randall Horton Featured in OF NOTE magazine

Randall Horton has been featured in The Imprisoned Issue of OF NOTE magazine. OF NOTE magazine is an online journal that features individuals using the arts to promote social activism. Sally-Ann Hard, in reviewing Horton’s work, discusses the importance of spreading awareness about life in prison. Randall Horton’s poems are the work of a knowing, […]

An Excerpt From "Letters to Lxxxx" by Randall Horton, Augury Books’ 2015 Prose Selection

Dear Lxxxx, We script our lives on reaction rather than action, meaning our daily life is always in response to, or a reply to, a command or demand. The world uses us in that way—we are the backsided-brainwash of society’s failure—the aftersound of oppression, but we know this maxim, and yet become willing participants to […]

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 […]


Who’s Your Daddy Arisa White Poetry / Memoir A lyrical, genre-bending coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in the world, negotiates an estranged relationship with her father.   “This beautifully, honestly conceived genius of a book shook me to the core.” —Dara Wier & […]

Augury Editor Kate Angus' Debut Launch Party

Augury’s Founding Editor Kate Angus has been hard at work on her debut book of poems, forthcoming from Negative Capability Press on June 1. We would love to see you at her launch party on Friday, May 6th at Pen and Brush. Details are below, and more can be found on the Facebook event. Launch Party May 6th, 7-9 p.m. Pen […]

The Burqa Issue in Of Note Magazine

Of Note Magazine offers an intersectional approach to art and activism, covering issues such as race, class, education, the prison industrial complex and sexism. Their focus—through mediums such as photographs, sculpture, video, and prose—is on using art as a template for both expression and change. From its “Impact” section on their website, Of Note says: Through its curated […]