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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.

More Great Press for Third Man Books!

Hot on the heels of a feature in Rolling Stone, the Chicago Tribune has published a rich, long story about Third Man Books, as well as the general cross-over between the world of music, the world of books, and the world of publishing.



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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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