Best of the Press: September


SPD News & Reviews


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East Bay Express Poetry Feature!

Long-time volunteer and supporter Zoe Brezsny has just published a long, lovely, loving assessment of the East Bay poetry scene in the East Bay Express.  It features some of the amazing new bookshops that have opened, some of our most exciting reading series, and quite a bit about SPD as well.  Enjoy!


Books Are Dead.  Long Live Books.

East Bay Express Article.

2 SPD Titles on Longlist for National Book Award!

SPD is delighted to hear that Fred Moten's The Feel Trio, published by Letter Machine Editions, has been put on the Longlist for this year's National Book Award in Poetry, and so has Brian Blanchfield's A Several World, published by Nightboat Books.  Congrats to Fred & Brian, and to the their publishers! Also note that SPD volunteer Eric Sneathen made A Several World a staff pick before it was cool: read that here!


The Feel Trio
A Several World 






San Diego Book Awards

San Diego Book Awards Prize For Best Poetry Collection

We're happy to announce that Shadab Zeest Hashmi's Kohl & Chalk (Poetic Matrix Press, 2013) was just awarded the prize for Best Poetry collection at the 2014 San Diego Book Awards! You can see more information about Hashmi's work at her website,


Kohl & Chalk


Baker of Tarifa




LAMBDA Literary Awards 2014

LAMBDA Literary Award Finalists & Winners!

SPD is very excited to announce that these 12 books have been named as finalists for this years LAMBDA Literary Awards! Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on June 2nd! In the meantime, take 25% off of any title in the list by using the discount code: LAMBDA

Wanting in Arabic WINNER!
Rise in the Fall WINNER!
The End of San Francisco WINNER!
How to Shake the Other Man
Obscenely Yours
The Talking Day
We Come Elemental
This Assignment Is So Gay-LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching
Troubling the Line-Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics








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New Arrivals

Lise Haller Baggesen

All Talk
Rich Smith

Available Light
Phillip Gardner

That Our Eyes Be Rigged
Kristi Maxwell

Time Pieces
John Anson

Sin Is a Puppy That Follows You Home
Balaraba Ramat Yakubu