Thursday, March 25, 2010

Octopus Magazine #13

Octopus Magazine's 13th issue is alive! What are you doing for the next couple of days? Why don't you read the whole issue and then meet up with your friends later to discuss which poets were your favorites? 

There are 5 things we would like to announce: 

1. Octopus 13 is Now Online
2. April Reading Period for Full-Length Manuscripts
3. Heather Christle & Matvei Yankelevich will be reading at AWP
4. Octopus Books at the AWP Book Fair
5. New Octopus Books Site Coming Soon

1. Octopus 13 is now online

Featuring poetry by

Sawako Nakayasu
Daniel Lin
Julie Carr
José Díaz
Chanel Clarke
Cherise Bacalski
Tim Van Dyke
Ayane Kawata
translated by Sawako Nakayasu

Kristin Sanders
Jenny Zhang
Cathy Linh Che
Justin Marks
Jon Leon
Christopher DeWeese
Natalie Lyalin
Alejandra Pizarnik
translated by Jason Stumpf

Bin Ramke
Bhanu Kapil
Lesley Yalen
Jonah Winter
Geoffrey Nutter
Claire Donato
Caroline Knox
Takako Arai
translated by Jeffrey Angles

Recovery Projects

Patrick Dunagan on John Clarke’s From Feathers to Iron: A Concourse of World Poetic
Harry Thorne on Carl Rakosi’s Ex-Cranium, Night
Nate Pritts on Larry Eigner’s Air the Trees
Jesse Lichtenstein on William Dickey’s Rivers of the Pacific Northwest
Nicholas Benson on Aldo Palazzeschi’s Arsonist
Robert Miltner on Haniel Long’s Pittsburgh Memoranda
Carlos Soto Román on George Perec
Joel Bettridge on Robert Service


Seth Landman on Natalie Lyalin’s Pink and Hot Pink Habitat
Joshua Butts on Michael Rerick’s In Ways Impossible to Fold
Shane McCrae on Ish Klein’s Union!
Rebecca Farivar on Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip


Teal Gardner on Rene Char’s The Brittle Age & Returning Upland
Daniela Gesundheit on Lisa Robertson’s Magenta Soul Whip
Anderson Reinkordt on Bhanu Kapil’s Humanimal

2. April Reading Period

Octopus Books will be reading full length manuscripts during the month of April. We will select two from this reading period to publish in 2011. For more information & guidelines please go here: 

3. Heather Christle & Matvei Yankelevich will be reading at AWP

With Wave Books, Canarium Books & Ugly Duckling Presse, Octopus Books will be hosting a reading during the AWP festivities on Thursday April 8th, 8-10pm at Benders Tavern, 314 East 13th Ave.

Octopus Books authors Heather Christle & Matvei Yankelevich will be reading, along with Dorothea Lasky, Geoffrey Nutter, John Beer, Paul Killebrew, Alex Stein & Dan Machlin.

You should attend.

4. Octopus Books will be part of the Table X Publishing Commune in the AWP Book Fair

We will be joining the following presses in the Table X Publishing Commune: Belladonna, Canarium Books, The Cupboard, H_NGM_N, Futurepoem, Leon Works, Les Figues Press, Litmus Press / Aufgabe, Lumberyard, Forklift Ohio, Poor Claudia, Sidebrow, Ugly Duckling Presse. You should stop by & say hello.

5. New Octopus Books site coming soon

Soon. The original site is still up at

Thanks for listening to all of those announcements.

Mathias Svalina & Zachary Schomburg, co-editors
Denny Schmickle, design