Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boog City presents No Tell Books and Binary Marketing Show

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

No Tell Books
(Washington, D.C.)

Tues., Nov. 30, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.

Event will be hosted by
No Tell Books, pub. and ed.
Reb Livingston

Featuring readings from

Bruce Covey
Lea Graham
Reb Livingston
Karl Parker

and music from

Binary Marketing Show

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


**No Tell Books

No Tell Books, LLC is an independent press specializing in poetry. It was founded in 2006 by Reb Livingston, publisher and editor.

**Binary Marketing Show

Abram Morphew set out for the wilderness of the Birkhead Mountains in search of seclusion, and a place to let his thoughts wonder in peace. He was delighted to discover tunnels, previously only known to the elders of Birkhead, leading to a magical city where he would happen upon a fellow survivor of the elements...

Bethany Carder, awaking from a hypnotic state induced by a small band of mystics, discovered Abram Morphew wondering the ancient underground tunnels beneath the mystical city. Carder was fascinated by Morphew's ideas of healing through experimentation with light, sound, energy, and the power of intent. Emotional turmoil, once so powerful, released through instruments and moving images. They continued forward, energetic pullies attached to cages covered in flesh, time travelers in moments of here connection, near connections, missing the point only to find it resides within and without you. This is the story of the binary marketing show

Their new EP "Clues from the Past" was released last month, and their tour kicked off in Philadelphia, taking them as far west as East Glacier, Mont.

**Bruce Covey

The only son of two chemists, Bruce Covey lived in Connecticut and New York before moving to Atlanta, where he now teaches at Emory University and edits the web-based poetry magazine Coconut. He's the author of Glass Is Really a Liquid and Elapsing Speedway Organism, both from No Tell Books and also The Greek Gods as Telephone Wires and Ten Pins, Ten Frames published by Front Room.

**Lea Graham

Lea Graham’s first book of poems, Crushes, is forthcoming through No Tell Books. Her poems, collaborations, reviews, and articles have been published in, or are forthcoming in, journals such as Notre Dame Review, American Letters & Commentary, Sentence, and The Capilano Review. Her work was most recently included in the anthology Gatherings: Fifteen Poems/Poets (Haybarn Press). She is currently assistant professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She is a native of Northwest Arkansas.

**Reb Livingston

Reb Livingston is the author of God Damsel (No Tell Books), Your Ten Favorite Words (Coconut Books) and co-editor of The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel anthology series. Her poems have appeared in the Best American Poetry 2006, The American Poetry Review, The Rumpus, and Absent. She's also the editor of No Tell Motel and publisher of No Tell Books.

**Karl Parker

Karl Parker won the 2004 Poetry Award and the Dorothy & Sidney Willner Literary Scholarship Award from the National Arts Club Literary Committee. Having taught at Hunter College, Cornell, and Auburn Correctional Facility, Parker currently teaches literature and creative writing at Hobart and William Smith colleges, in fair Geneva, N.Y. He has a chapbook, Harmstorm (Lame House Press) and a book of poems, PERSONATIONSKIN (No Tell Books).


C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Next event:

Tues. Dec. 14
NYC Small Presses Night
curated by Cristiana Baik and Svetlana Kitto


Fractious Press

Kaya Press

Loud Mouth Press

N.Y. Quarterly

Nightboat Books

No Tell Motel's Nominations for Dzanc Books' Best of the Web

"Coyotes, Motor Oil, Chiffon" by Carol Guess

"[from The Church (1)]" by Rauan Klassnik

"Lament for Dr. Jekyll" by Jamison Crabtree

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions

The Dzanc Creative Writing Sessions is an online program designed to allow writers to work one-on-one with published authors and editors to shape their short story, novel, poem, or essay.

Monday, October 25, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

Micki Myers has the rough charms of a rustic meatloaf this week at No Tell Motel.

Monday, October 18, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

Megan Kaminski spends hours mapping the making this week at No Tell Motel.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Better Homes Through Poems Wins Galatea Resurrects Publisher Prize

This Prize is awarded to honor poetry presses that GR wishes to support by raising attention to their books. To wit:

After each issue is released, GR usually offers reviewers "compensation" by offering a gift of 1-2 books. Recipients of the Publisher Prize have their catalogues available to reviewers (who've reviewed more than once for GR) so that reviewers, if they wish, can choose one of their books. Chosen books are purchased through a grant from that secret but benevolent society, Oenophiles For Poetry.

GR #15:
Better Homes Through Poems Lulu Storefront, Curated by Reb Livingston to represent micropress and independent poetry publishers and based in the internet

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Better Homes Through Poems

Better Homes Through Poems features the latest poetry releases by independent presses using Lulu.

Over 100 titles from Bloof Books, Blue and Yellow Dog Press, Coconut Books, Dusie Press Books, Horse Less Press, Meritage Press, No Tell Books, Otoliths Books, Scrambler Books and more to come.

Use COUPON CODE: HARVEST (thru Oct. 31) to save 10%.

Monday, October 11, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

Rauan Klassnik is in a steel’s God’s eye this week at No Tell Motel.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

All No Tell Titles Now Discounted 15% on Lulu

EVERY No Tell Books title is now discounted 15% off retail at Lulu. These are the BEST prices offered by any online bookstore. Better than Amazon, B&N or anywhere else.

Save an additional 10% during October by using Coupon Code: HARVEST

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Enter to Win Bruce Covey's Glass Is Really a Liquid

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Glass Is Really a Liquid (Paperback) by Bruce Covey

Glass Is Really a Liquid
by Bruce Covey

Giveaway ends October 31, 2010.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Glass Is Really a Liquid by Bruce Covey
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ISBN: 978-0-9826000-1-6
142 pages

What People are Saying about Glass Is Really a Liquid:

Material (as in’ concrete’: glassine — O liquid!) but abstract, say Miro in dialogue with Picasso. That is they’re pretty painterly, the poems, with images that flow past one changing into words . . . pixels . . . serifs. Domestic, lyric, amorous — well why not? “Cracked, however, like the liberty bell.” One can actually read them and be there, just reading, seeing (like you’re really there, really really there. You get to stay yourself.) Steinlike (as in glasses), stained. Stunning. His best book yet.
—Alice Notley

Glass Is Really a Liquid implicates more than one common substance in its continuous, polymath-eyed onslaught of negotiations of weird space: he unmasks hidden kitchens, pistols in napkins, a lurking way of “progressive sleep.” Gestures and feelings in these indexed syntaxes turn to colors, shapes, ideas. “It’s the new year, so everyone drives in the wrong direction,” a poem intones just before its speaker gets shot at by a helicopter “ammo pulsing 3 or 4 or 5 or blue.” In the hypercolor wake of all its gunfire, left wide open, the book still carries on, magnetizing in the same breath as its syllabic destruction a new Bruce Covey skinsuit around the reader’s body, equal parts Holy Shit! and Ouch!
—Blake Butler

In Glass Is Really a Liquid, Bruce Covey presents puzzles in poetry so perfectly constructed so that we may come to find that things are not always as they seem. The ways in which he uncovers and recovers discovery and loss allow us to see as he sees and, like him, "hope the clouds have / Answers hope the clouds have." To read these poems is to embark on a "a beautiful visit, a beautiful injection" of playful artifice but also heartbreaking insight. These poems are so much about this world; they are so much about the next one, too, where "all the little / Animals might congregate after." It's sure to be a lovely affair because Bruce has taken us there.
—Jenny Boully

Bruce Covey’s Glass Is Really a Liquid begins in the aftermath of a catastrophic loss, in a vivid state of stunnedness not unlike that of shock. Poignantly and precisely, Covey catalogs the indefinable aftermath, of what remains for the thwarted left-behind: “a cardboard city full of weeds...” or “stale bread...” [with] “...Marshmallow Fluff on it.” These are poems are expansive, passionate, instinctual, intelligent and funny—crafted as tightly as ski mask.
—Jennifer L. Knox

"Three ice tea & the wave of the future" is a fair example of the things to be found in Bruce Covey's "Restaurant," and throughout his poetry. Or how about "buttonholes / & boxes, stomachs & teeth, awaiting / Fulfillment from a good marketing plan"? Everything in the universe is getting along with each other, or maybe not, but somehow moving forward. "Touch it & burn, but be saved."
—John Ashbery

Monday, October 4, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

Mark Cunningham stops being part of his eye and becomes part of the visible world this week at No Tell Motel.