Monday, August 31, 2009

This Week at No Tell

Julie Babcock is as full as the moon underneath her black t-shirt this week at No Tell Motel.

Monday, August 24, 2009

This Week at No Tell

Anne Gorrick cooks on an anvil this week at No Tell Motel.

Monday, August 17, 2009

This Week at No Tell

Kim Roberts believes when rain falls on her, rain covers the world this week at No Tell Motel.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Push Ups for Poetry

from Janaka Stucky:

I apologize for the group email, but I'm trying to get the word out on this bizarre fundraising project I've started called Push Ups for Poetry:

I know it's hard to imagine pledging anything in this economic climate, but I hope that you'll see your way to even donating 10 cents per push up. Regardless, I would greatly appreciate it if you could spread the word far and wide. I only have 3 more weeks to get pledges. I hope you'll help!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

This Week at No Tell

J. P. Dancing Bear complains about how hard it is to memorize an entire poem this week at No Tell Motel.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

FREE Tarot Reading or Dream Interpretation Offer

No Tell Books is trapped in the same pot along with hundreds of other small presses. We’re all jumping up and down yelling, HELP US, BUY A BOOK, WE’RE MELTING!

Pleas have gone unanswered. Discounts and subscriptions have not been much of a draw. Neither has quality poetry. So NTB is sweetening the deal for this weekend ONLY.

Buy one No Tell Books title between now and Sunday, August 9, 2009 and receive a FREE tarot reading or dream interpretation! (One free reading or interpretation per customer)

If you buy a No Tell title this weekend, not only do you receive a stellar collection of poetry, you also receive FREE PSYCHIC ADVICE from me, poet and editor, Reb Livingston. This psychic advice will be dispensed via either a tarot reading or dream interpretation. BUT WAIT, THAT’S NOT ALL, if I receive any clairvoyant nuggets while I’m doing your reading or interpretation, I will share them with you AT NO EXTRA COST.

Psychic Qualification Statement: The first thing I ever shoplifted was a deck of tarot cards from Spencer Gifts. I was in 8th grade. The tarot cards called out and asked for me to take them. While I own several decks of tarot cards, I still use my original, thieved deck because it is the BEST. As a child I was harassed by a civil war era ghost (same ghost that harassed my grandmother, supposedly all he wanted was to “talk,” whatever, jerk) and I informed my mother about her friend’s miscarriage hours before she received the call with the news. Who wants to hang around a ghost-seeing, miscarriage-knowing little kid? NOBODY. So like any creepy kid who wants to be loved and accepted, I turned my back on these abilities and lost them. Now, like every middle-aged bozo, I’m searching for meaning, purpose and spirituality. A year ago I made the conscious decision to reconnect with that weird little girl. FULL DISCLOSURE: My 3rd and 7th charkas are kind of a mess at the moment and need a lot of work, but my main aura colors are blue and violet, which is pretty awesome.

For almost two years I have been tracking and interpreting dreams. Aside from my own dreams, I’ve interpreted the dreams of friends, family members and great poets such as Jill Alexander Essbaum, Rauan Klassnik, Bruce Covey as well as a slew of Facebookers! I’ve read a number of books by C.G. Jung, Marie Von Franz and other accomplished Jungian thinkers.

Also, I’ve been told I have a very rich psyche.


1. Buy a NTB title between now and Sunday, August 9, 2009. While it is preferred that you purchase directly from Lulu, any retail outlet or store will suffice. Books purchased through our subscription and discount offers qualify as does purchasing Reb’s Your Ten Favorite Words (Coconut Books).

2. Forward the receipt (proof of purchase) to reb(at)notellbooks(dot)org. If you purchase the book via a brick and mortar store, send a jpg of the receipt. Lulu & other retail outlets do not share customer information and my psychic abilities are not THAT powerful. Yet. The only way I will know that you purchased a book is if you forward your receipt to me.

I will contact you within 24 hours with directions on how to receive your FREE tarot reading or dream interpretation.

Time of delivery of reading or interpretation will depend on the number of book sales. If we sell 100 books (oh dear spirit guides, please let us sell 100 books), it may take a little while to receive your FREE reading or interpretation. If we sell 2 books, you’ll hear from me pretty quickly.

One reading or interpretation per customer.

All readings and interpretations will be communicated over email.

Sorry, books purchased at earlier dates do not qualify for this offer.

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Try README as a coupon code. It's good for 10% off your cart at Lulu.

Monday, August 3, 2009

SOFTBLOW has moved

to a new home.

HTMLGiant on Abramson Leslie Consulting v. Steve Fellner


New Titles by No Tell Poets

Samuel Amadon, Each H (Ugly Duckling Press)

Chris Tonelli, No Theater (Brave Men Press)

Francis Raven, Provisions (Interbirth Books)

This Week at No Tell

Cate Peebles writes long letters to her mistresses in Haarlem this week at No Tell Motel.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

WRONGLY JAILED IN NYC: Making A Joke Out Of Justice by Ravi Shankar

I hadn't been read my rights or granted a phone call. After an hour my arresting officer returned — but only to take me for a mug shot and digital fingerprinting. Eventually he showed me my arrest warrant. It was for a 5-foot-10, 140-pound white male. I happen to be a 6-foot-2, 200-pound, Indian man. I pointed out the discrepancy. "Tell it to the judge," he said.

Octopus Magazine Open for Submissions

from the editors of Octopus

We read submissions of poetry during the month of August. Please send a friendly number of poems in one MS Word attachment before August 31, 2009. Introduce yourself to us in the body of the email and feel free to include a list of previous publications, if any.

For issue 13 we are particularly interested in Recovery Projects, which are brief essays celebrating a single book that you feel people should be reading but are not reading. The recovery should be about 1000 words, about a book that is at least 20 years old & out of print, but all those are flexible. The only real requirement is that the recovery inspires a reader to want to track down that book and read it as soon as possible. Please write us to pitch a Recovery Project.

Send poems or recovery pitches to

Help Save Cracked Slab Books

Cracked Slab Books is trying to stay alive through the recession. In order to do that, they are offering the books below at 45%-60% off their usual price in order to raise some funds. Please help them by purchasing a book.