Marisa Crawford FOREVER.

Please check out Switchback poet Marisa Crawford's lovely new website, MarisaCrawfordForever.com! It will make you happy, swears. Gorgey!

Two poems by Sarah Carson

Switchback's Communications Specialist Sarah Carson has two poems up in the new Arsenic Lobster. Sarah, I just don't know how to thank you enough for your work. I absolutely love it. xo, B

Happy Holidays from Switchback Books!

Dear Friends of Switchback, As the year winds down and the holidays are here, we're reminded of how important the support of people like you means to an organization like ours. We have had a big year, including the production of The Haunted House by the fabulous Marisa Crawford and the selection of the 2010 Gatewood Prize winner—Jennifer Tamayo's [Red Missed Aches]—by judge Cathy Park Hong. We have also had several fundraisers that allow us to keep publishing poetry by women thanks to the generosity of friends like you! We could not keep going without your support, and we are eternally grateful. We hope you come see us at AWP in D.C. February 2-5 and help us celebrate our 5-year annive

LA Liminal best of 2010!

As selected by Daniela Olszewska over at No Tells! I'm thoroughly enjoying the No Tells best of lists, btw... Reminds me I need to get out and get Post-Moxie by Julia Story, Come On All You Ghosts by Matthew Zapruder, and The Morning News Is Exciting by Don Mee Choi... So many books, so little time...

Vote for Simone Muench's Orange Crush!

The nominees are in, and Switchback Books Advisory Board member Simone Muench's Orange Crush is up for best poetry book of 2010! Vote for it here or by using the widget below: 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards Official Nominee: Best Poetry Vote for this book!

Pop-Up Bookshop This Sunday!

Chicago hosts a one-day-only pop-up bookshop featuring the best of the Midwest’s independent presses, bookstores, and magazines. They’ll be plenty of book shopping (just in time for the holidays) as well as sporadic performances, all at the Green Lantern Gallery, originally meant to be the home for the new bookstore The Paper Cave. Instead, we’ve condensed the bookstore into a one-day booktravaganza. This will be your first and last chance to shop Chicago’s curatorial pop-up bookshop. In honor of the venture there will be a ribbon un-cutting, and Artifice Magazine’s papier-mâché cave, which the curious can crawl inside to hear some of the best in Chicago readings. Switchback Books joins pre

The Femme Outre & Other Real Fakers:

Going Gaga for Artifice and Femininity in the 21st Century by Becca Klaver is up today over at Gaga Stimata! "So you see, I recognize you, Gaga. People like us – artists, poets, singers, dancers, fashionistas – need, or once needed, to perform, bedeck, exhibit our identities as others, little monsters, queers, aliens, artists. It happens in every town. And in every town, now, people know who you are. And so they know who we are: you made us all famous."

Delirious Hem Advent Calendar!

Poetry pleasures for the month of December curated by Switchback Ex-Pat Daniela Olszewska over at Delirious Hem... Loves it.

Bestest

Brandi Homan's Bobcat Country hits the best of 2010 lists over at No Tells!

Mónica de la Torre at CalArts Thursday and Friday!

MFA Writing Visiting Artist Series: Readings by Mónica de la Torre and Danielle Dutton Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 7:00pm CalArts, Butler Building #4 CRITICAL STUDIES: Mónica de la Torre’s Public Domainarrives from Mexico with the ambition to be a personal anthology. Its constantly shifting formats that remind one that experimentation is driven by glee at noticing how malleable the world can be. In one piece she writes a series of letters addressed by an orphan to her biological mother, Mónica de la Torre, who might be a transsexual model, a scientist who studies “the properties of fried and baked tortilla chips,” or the member of a high school varsity team. Get the picture! MFA Writing

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