March 10, 2012

Switchback Books is pleased to present FOUR by Mónica de la Torre.

Switchback's latest title debuted on March 1 at the AWP Conference and now it can be yours. FOUR’s cover price is $25, but we’re offering those who weren’t able to nab this gem at AWP a chance to get a copy for $20. To take advantage of this debut sale, order using the link below by midnight on Sunday, March 18.

Click here to purchase FOUR for the debut sale price of $20.

Characterized by its rejection of experiential and narrative linearity, Mónica de la Torre's FOUR exposes and deconstructs the scaffolding of time. De la Torre posits "all writing is prediction," and the reader is privy to the evolution of the speaker's discourse as her predictions are both fulfilled and disappointed, necessitating amendment and revision. FOUR reads like a daydream transcribed, full of meditations on the weather, photographs, strangers on the subway, and the power of language to document, anticipate, and break down the barrier...

March 8, 2012


Bowery Poetry Club || 308 Bowery, NYC 10012  ||  212.614.0505

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Saturday March 10, 4:00-5:30 PM

Jennifer Tamayo is a writer and performer. Her book Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes was selected by Cathy Park Hong as the 2010 winner of Switchback Book's Gatewood Prize. She serves as the Managing Editor at Futurepoem and lives and works in Harlem. 

Tracey McTague has officially gone AWOL, and may never return. In her former life, she organized the Zinc Reading Series, and served as the editor and consigliore for Lungfull! Magazine. She is currently investigating the history of NYC through oyster middens.

Saturday, May 19, 4:00-5:30 PM

Mónica de la Torre’s books include two poetry collections published in the US, Talk Shows (Switchback) and Public Domain (Roof), and two others published in Mexico City, Acúfenos (Taller Dit...

March 1, 2012

Please join Switchback in our hometown of Chicago as we debut Mónica de la Torre's FOUR, a collection of four risograph-printed chapbooks in four colors!  We're at Table L19.

Also check out our offsite reading on Saturday night at the Subterranean, one of Chicago's best venues, with Coconut Books and Horse Less Press, a couple of the world's best indie presses!

Saturday, March 3, 2012
7:00-9:00 p.m. 

2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

Please join us for readings by...

Daniela Olszewska
Kate Schapira
Shelly Taylor
Cori A. Winrock
Karen Lepri
Hanna Andrews
Jenny Boully
Lea Graham
Kim Gek Lin Short
Christie Ann Reynolds
Angela Veronica Wong
Colleen O'Connor
Jennifer Tamayo
Dolly Lemke

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