Copperfield's Books Presents:

A reading with Meryl Natchez, Terry Lucas, Troy Jollimore and Heather Altfeld. An ONLINE event Wednesday June 3 at 7:00pm Pacific Time.

Longship Press, in coordination with Copperfield's Books, proudly offers six collections by the poets. Secure your copies before the event! Please select the "Bookstore" tab in the menu above.

Poems for a Dark Time

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Four great poets from Northern California will gather to read their works and hold a conversation about the theme "Poems for a Dark Time." To hear the interaction, register for the reading via Copperfield's Books. Longship Press is offering the poets' books for sale at this website, so check out the titles here.

SUBMISSION PERIOD EXTENDED!  CALL FOR Submissions to Nostos: The literary journal Nostos, Volume IV, Number 1, is our "poetry of science" issue. We are looking for the awe, inspiration, fear, purity, danger, and aesthetics evoked by or discovered in the sciences, expressed in poetry, short fiction. and art. Deadline is now JUNE 1, 2020. Please carefully read the "Guidelines for Submissions" that you may access through this link—

Pre-Launch Order:  Catwalk … an enticing, beautiful collection of poetry by Meryl Natchez. Jericho Brown comments, "What I love about [the poems] is how much of the world — how much of a life — Natchez conjures in the space of a few lines. … This is a brilliant book." David St. John says, "There is an enviable muscle to these lyrical meditations...." Lynn Emanuel writes, "The things of and in these poems carry all we know of joy and sorrow." Kirkus Reviews says, "A collection of verse explores the strange contours of modern existence....[with] masterful control of content and form. Outstanding poetic musings that strike at the very core of human connections and contradictions."— A Starred Review.  Be sure to order your copy now. Please use the 'Bookstore' menu tab at the top of the page.

Now Available: the literary journal Nostos, (Volume III, Number 2), our "Loss" issue. This issue explores the nature of loss  … its experience, its anticipation, its sting, its devastation, its aftermath. Poets Troy Jollimore, Terry Lucas, Rebecca Foust, Gail Entrekin, David Watts, Margaret Stawowy, Kirsten Jones Neff, Sian Killingsworth, and Nathaniel Tarn contribute extraordinary poetry. Nathaniel Tarn has offered seven remarkable poems honoring Forrest Gander's Pulitzer Prize winning collection Be With. Essayists John Marmysz and Sheila Bannon wrangle with the very nature of loss. Heather Altfeld provides a short story that has been called "a story for the New Yorker." And moving and evocative art is presented by June Yokell. Find it online here, at Copperfield's Books in San Rafael and Larkspur, CA, or at Rebound Books in San Rafael.

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Also Available: PENUMBRA...  Lisa Rappoport has created an extraordinary collection of poems. Fenton Johnson says, "Penumbra is an entirely seductive collection — enchanting, tender, troubling, poignant …." Stephen Kessler describes her poems as "mournful, reflective, confessional, fabulist, wryly philosophical…." And Troy Jollimore observes that "Lisa Rappoport's poems invite readers to enter a realm of grace and intimacy …."  Penumbra is available for purchase. Please use the "Bookstore" menu tab at the top of this page.

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Nostos is Available!

Vol. III, No. 2: Loss

Terry Lucas, Rebecca Foust, Troy Jollimoe, Heather Altfeld, Nathaniel Tarn and others on the theme of loss. Art by June Yokell.

Vol. II, No. 2: Familial

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Louise Glück, Heather Altfeld, Meryl Natchez, and others, on the theme of family. Art by Lorna Stevens.

Vol. III, No. 1: Eastern Wind

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Robert Hass, Joseph Zacardi, Amanda Moore, and others on the theme of Eastern Wind. Art by Debra DiBlasi and CiCi Chao.

Vol. I, No. 1: Homecoming

B. H. Fairchild, Rebecca Foust, Jane Shlensky and others on the theme of Homecoming. Art by Lorna Stevens.

Vol. II, No. 1: Elegy

Meryl Natchez, Lisa Rappoport, Roy Mash, and others on the theme of Elegy. Art by Owen Brown and Emily Wolahan.

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