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May 8, 2013

Switchback's own Mónica de la Torre, author of Four, has a nice long conversation with Andy Fitch at The Conversant.

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.


Synopsis
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...

January 15, 2010

SEGUE READING SERIES @ THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB 
is like candy for grown ups with: 

FRED MOTEN et
MÓNICA DE LA TORRE! 

FRED MOTEN ’s most recent books are Hughson’s Tavern and the forthcoming B Jenkins. He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

MÓNICA DE LA TORRE is the author of the poetry books Talk Shows, Acúfenos, and Public Do-main. She is co-author of the artist book Appendices, Illustrations & Notes. She is a translator and senior editor at BOMB Magazine and a 2009 NYFA fellow in poetry.

Saturday, January 16th
4-6 PM
at The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, just north of Houston 
New York, NY
$6 admission goes to readers

January 28, 2008

Switchback Off-Site Reading

The What: Switchback is joining forces with Sarabande Books, Red Morning Press, and Red Hen Press to bring you a supernova-strength reading.

The Who: Ivy Alvarez, Thomas Heise, Peggy Munson (via DVD!), Liz Bradfield, Brandi Homan, Sean Norton, Jason Bredle, Charles Hood, Eva Saulitis, Nickole Brown, Cate Marvin, Jen Tynes, Mónica de la Torre, Simone Muench, and Caroline Noble Whitbeck

The When: Friday, February 1st @ 7:00pm

The Where: 11th St Bar, 510 E. 11st St. (between Avenues A & B), New York, NY 10009, Phone: 212-982-3929

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Switchback at the Bookfair

In addition to the stellar off-site reading we have planned, we also are sharing bookfair Table 290 with Featherproof Books. The booth is in Americas Hall I, and here's a link to a map. Please stop by and say hi and get your books signed by Caroline Noble Whitbeck and Mónica de la Torr...

December 29, 2007

The What: Switchback is joining forces with Sarabande BooksRed Morning Press, and Red Hen Press to bring you a supernova-strength reading.

The Who: Ivy Alvarez, Thomas Heise, Peggy Munson (via DVD!), Liz Bradfield, Brandi Homan, Sean Norton, Jason Bredle, Charles Hood, Eva Saulitis, Nickole Brown, Cate Marvin, Jen Tynes, Mónica de la Torre, Simone Muench, and Caroline Noble Whitbeck

The When: Friday, February 1st @ 7:00pm

The Where: 11th St Bar, 510 E. 11st St. (between Avenues A & B), New York, NY 10009, Phone: 212-982-3929

December 23, 2007

Here's hoping everyone is having a terrific holiday season, celebrating with loved ones!

Because it is the year's end, there are many, many people that we at Switchback would like to thank for all their hard work, support, and enthusiasm about our project. We hope you understand how much you mean to us!

Here are a few folks that I, personally, would like to thank. For everything:

Hanna Andrews, Becca Klaver, Kristin Aardsma, Cathy Nieciecki, Angie Homan, Daniela Olszweska, Mónica de la Torre, Caroline Noble Whitbeck, Peggy Munson, Beth Sampson, Jen Watman, Rachel Finkelstein, Melissa Severin, Addie Palin, Kristy Bowen, Jose Gonzalez, Joan Larkin, Arielle Greenberg, Simone Muench, David Trinidad, Zach Dodson, Jonathan Messinger, Kathleen Rooney, Denise Duhamel, Patty Seyburn, Steve Schroeder, Carol Muske-Dukes, Jen Steele, Erica Adams, Jess Rose, and Meredith Clark. You are much appreciated!

Happy Holidays, and xoxo,
Brandi

December 20, 2007

For real: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrM7-vFBNus&feature=user.

Hear the lovely and brilliant Mónica de la Torre read work from Talk Shows as well as work from her new manuscript, Public Domain, during the Lunch Poems series at UC Berkeley.

Her introduction begins around 2:45 minutes, and she begins reading around 5:00.

We're so proud of her!

December 10, 2007

Check out the newest issue of Art on Paper for Mónica de la Torre's review of Alfredo Jaar: The Politics of Images.

Preview a sample here.

December 6, 2007

Mónica de la Torre reads tonight.

Pegasus Books Downtown 
2349 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA

She will be accompanied by Garrett Caples.

August 31, 2007

Join Switchback Books and Featherproof Books at the Renegade Craft Fair 15-16 September!

We will have copies of Talk Shows & our newest, hottest, contest-winning book Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device for sale. Also we'll have buttons & fliers & postcards for our forthcoming book Pathogenesis by Peggy Munson!

(Don't forget to purchase Hiding Out by Jonathan Messinger, while you're there!)

From their website:
The Renegade Craft Fair is a unique, D.I.Y. event showcasing showcasing over 200 of the hippest crafters around. The event, organized by Sue Blatt and Kathleen Habbley, is now in it's fifth year and better than ever! Click here to read more about the history of Renegade!

This year's Chicago fair is taking place the weekend of September 15 + 16 from noon-10PM each day on Division St. between Damen Ave. & Wood St. We've changed locations and this year we're teaming up with the Do-Division Street Fest which will have music, food and more! Click here for directions.

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