Join us Tuesday, August 2nd from 7–9pm for the opening reception of Ava Koohbor: Chromatic Sediments. The show will run through the end of August, open daily from 11–7.
The long overdue SIXTH issue of AMERARCANA: A Bird & Beckett Review is now available, featuring art by Will Yackulic and writing by Garrett Caples, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Derek Fenner, Jackqueline Frost, Evan Kennedy, Frank Lima, Jason Morris, Rod Roland, Aaron Shurin, Cedar Sigo, Syd Staiti, Richard Tagett, Tara Thomas, and the editor, along with translations of Hafez by Patrick James Dunagan and Ava Koohbor. Order now. And/or show your face and flash some cash at Bird & Beckett Books in San Francisco, 7:00 pm on Wednesday, December 9th. Come join us for this oh-so-official celebration; enjoy readings by contributors along with libations and general near-year-end levity. Please help spread the word!
After an extended hiatus from official AMERARCANA activities, occasioned by the editor’s wedding, followed immediately by his first year of doctoral work, at long last we’re back on track, expecting the new issue to find its way into the world within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for an announcement of an official release reading and celebration very soon.
In the meantime, we’d like to extend apologies to anyone who has been expecting to hear from us over the last 18-24 months and hasn’t. We’ve notified the many folks whose submissions didn’t make it into the new issue, but two individuals have recently reached out to inquire about submissions we can find neither hide nor hair of, so there may be others. We’d been terribly disorganized and distracted for quite a while, so it is quite likely our fault if anything was misplaced. We aim to improve, but can only offer our apologies for recent failings.
The forthcoming issue will feature art by Will Yackulic and writing by Garrett Caples, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Derek Fenner, Jackqueline Frost, Evan Kennedy, Frank Lima, Jason Morris, Rod Roland, Aaron Shurin, Cedar Sigo, Erika Staiti, Richard Tagett, Tara Thomas, and the editor, along with translations of Hafez by Patrick James Dunagan and Ava Koohbor. 128 pages bound in letterpress-printed covers. Pre-order now.
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The latest pamphlet in Bird & Beckett’s occasional series, from Book of Kings by Patrick James Dunagan, is all sewn up and ready to sail; it’s for sale here, but do come hear the poet read from it Tuesday, July 28 at 6:30 pm (reading to begin promptly at 7) along w/ Jackson Meazle and Julien Poirier, who both have new books of their own just out: Long Live You & Me (Gas Meter) and Way Too West (Bootstrap), respectively. This one is not to be missed!