October 31, 2013

Switchback Books is thrilled announce the winner of our 2013 Gatewood Prize, chosen by our judge Eileen Myles:

Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night by Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker received her BA from Columbia University and her MFA in poetry from NYU. Her work has been featured in Painted Bride Quarterly, PANK, ILK Journal, Phantom Limb, and the anthology Why I Am Not A Painter, published by Argos Books. Additional poems from her first manuscript, Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, are forthcoming from Coconut Poetry, Handsome Journal, Vinyl Poetry, and NOO Journal. She has appeared at KGB Bar’s Emerging Writers Reading Series, the Metro Rhythm Reading Series, EARSHOT, the Brooklyn Ladies Text-based Salon, and elsewhere. A Cave Canem fellow, she lives in Brooklyn with her dog Braeburn.

Learn more about Morgan at http://www.morgan-parker.com/

Congratulations, Morgan! Welcome to the Switchback Family!

Thanks to everyone who submitted manuscripts to ou...

October 3, 2013

We know it's on everyone's mind. So, I've purchased a ticket, or, I am about to purchase a ticket, but wait . . . what beer comes with the purchase of a ticket? What will be poured into my souvenir glass? What will I drink while I listen to poetry? For those of you who are just a tad bit curious as to what beer your ticket purchases, here's one of the beers we've taken care to expertly pair with a Switchback author's poem---Saugatuck Brewing Company's ESB Amber. Saugatuck's ESB Amber won the 2012 World Expo of Beer Best in Show Award. It's a British style Extra Special Bitter with an even balance of malt and hops, medium bodied with bready and caramel malt notes and UK hops.

What poem pairs well with British Style, with an even balance of malt and hops? What poem feels medium bodied? What poem is bready and caramel malt notes?

We are delighted to share our pairings with you this Friday night, and we want to know, if you're familiar with Switchback's books, what poem might you pair wi...

October 2, 2013

Taste of Switchback: A Poetry and Beer Pairing Event is 3 days away. The first 50 tickets sold will receive this limited edition, hand-etched glass. Buy your tickets online today, and you'll be indulging in craft beer out of this beauty on Friday night. Then, you can take it home and continue to drink your favorite beers while reading your favorite poems for years to come!

Purchase your advance ticket, and receive your glass when you walk through the door on Friday night. Hurry, hurry---only the first 50 will receive this special souvenir!

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