Heroes Are Gang Leaders Performance at Berl’s

On Saturday, December 12th, from 7:00-8:00 pm, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop in DUMBO will host a night of “literary hip-jazz-blues.” The event will feature a performance by the experimental jazz band Heroes Are Gang Leaders, whose members include poets Thomas Sayers Ellis, Ailish Hopper, James Brandon Lewis, Luke Stewart, Margaret Morris, and Randall Horton, whose Hook: A Memoir we published last month. It will surely […]

PICS: Joe Pan and Carey McHugh’s Launch Party in Review

Last Wednesday, Augury Books hosted a launch party for Joe Pan’s Hiccups and Carey McHugh’s American Gramophone. The turnout at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop was great, and we are thankful to all who came. As you can see, there was barely any room left to stand! Our first reader of the evening was Debbie Kuan. […]

Heroes Are Gang Leaders Performs at Howard University

“Heroes Are Gang Leaders” held a tribute concert at Howard University on April 12th, during which they performed “The Amiri Baraka Sessions.” Put together by Thomas Sayers Ellis and James Brandon Lewis, the group is composed of poets and musicians dedicated to sharing the story of social activist and writer Amiri Baraka. Among the poets featured were Augury’s […]

Our Manuscript Selections for 2015

Augury Books is delighted to announce our selections from this summer’s open reading period. We are honored and humbled to have received so many wonderful manuscripts. It was difficult to come to a final decision. All of the work we received this year has helped to renew our faith in the high quality of independent literature. Our […]