Tag Archives: Nightboat Books

Wayne Koestenbaum reads from The Cheerful Scapegoat, Camp Marmalade, and Ultra Marine

In October Wayne Koestenbaum read at the Segue Reading Series at Artists Space in Cortlandt Alley, right off Canal. Lonely Christopher, the curator and host, introduced him, and is letting me include his introduction here. His introductions are so well-read and insightful, all I need […]

Celebrating Paolo Javier’s O.B.B.

  On Saturday October 17 there was a reading at the Moore Homestead Playground in Elmhurst, Queens in celebration of Paolo Javier’s new book, O.B.B. (The Original Brown Boy), hot off the presses, published by Nightboat Books. A lively group of poets, artists, film-makers, colleagues […]

Stacy Szymaszek reads from A Year from Today

… I heard Stacy Szymaszek read from her new book, A Year From Today, in August at Spoonbill Books, one of the great bookstores in Brooklyn, shortly before she left to teach in Montana, a journal/journey that takes place during a year of her tenure […]

Cole Swensen reads from Landscapes on a Train

… Landscapes on a Train is a beautiful book to hold and look at. Nightboat Books, I think, did a wonderful job publishing it. And the book is full of remarkable poems that make opening it worthwhile. I typed out at random the four poems […]

Cole Swensen reads from On Walking On

… I like to walk, and I like to think as I walk, and I have read and even written as I’ve walked, though I usually stop when I start to write. Walking, even without the writing, has its stops, and its turns, its being […]

Paolo Javier reads Starfish Aorta Colossus from Court of the Dragon and a poem by Frank Lima

… Last week on a sunny afternoon Paolo Javier came over to my place after work—he teaches English at a public high school—because I’d asked to record him reading from his new book, Court of the Dragon, published in 2016 by Nightboat Books, a publisher […]

Maged Zaher reads from The Consequences of my Body

… … A year or so ago, I saw Maged Zaher read at the Poetry Project on a Wednesday night. Because I taught classes Monday and Wednesday evenings, I missed most of the readings, though sometimes things worked out. He read from a little chapbook […]