Horse Less Press

New releases by Nichole Goff, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Serena Chopra, & Stephanie Anderson!

We had a busy December! Now available from our catalog are two brand new chapbooks: Aluminum Necropolis by Nichole Goff and Blank Blank Blues by Anna Gurton-Wachter. You can read more about both books and place your order via our catalog.

 

We’ve also sent our final two full-length books of 2016-17 to the printers! Serena Chopra’s IC and Stephanie Anderson’s Lands of Yield will begin shipping at the end of January! You can pre-order Chopra’s IC and Anderson’s Lands of Yield now.

Pre-Order Serena Chopra’s IC

chopra-cover-front-1We are so excited that Serena Chopra’s full-length book IC is almost here! Sueyeun Juliette Lee says of IC:

Serena Chopra’s Ic mourns our difficult inheritances and longs after a soaring union with our greatest desires. In her text, “Ic” is a discarded Icarus, adrift among the waves and re-identified as flotsam or jetsam for divers to collect. She recounts Icarus’ tale as a denunciation of a world that gives us wings while demanding that we limit our skies. Chopra acknowledges that this ”Ic” is recognizable to so many of us, whose talents, dreams, and gifts have been pulled down by limiting social histories. In this world, gravity is a “vertical conspiracy.” Yet “Ic” is also a body of possibility: “Ic” is a suffix adrift, free from the words it once modified. Ic bobs and melts into a sonic celebration, demonstrating how illegibility can transform into fluid alterities. Ic cries out to us all–with a full throat that syncopatedly gasps and gives lyric flight.

You can pre-order your copy now!  Thanks to Joshua Ware for the beautiful cover art!

Pre-Order Stephanie Anderson’s LANDS OF YIELD

Stephanie Anderson’s LANDS OF YIELD is almost here, and we’re so excited!

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We split the adult KitKat. Horror movie dream. Men’s non-no hairstyle book. We sit in consultation. How to say cowlick?

Again earcaps. The bleach makes my heart race, and it’s almost erotic, how they dry your ears. Your neck smells like a haircut, he says.

The car is landing. I don’t think I can outwit the draft. What a wreck. Well here’s to the life after tomorrow, orange flower.

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Available in early 2017 — pre-order your copy now! 

Anna Gurton-Wachter’s BLANK BLANK BLUES

Anna Gurton-Wachter’s chapbook BLANK BLANK BLUES is here!

img_4860Anna Gurton-Wachter is a writer, editor, and archivist. Her poems have appeared in Elderly, 6×6, No, Dear, The Boog City Reader, The Organism for Poetic Research’s PELT, Publication Studio, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, CYRUS (2014), was published by Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. Anna is an editor for DoubleCross Press. She lives with Ian in Park Slope, Brooklyn, where she was born and raised.

Thanks to Sam Bornstein for his beautiful cover art!

If you pre-ordered a copy, your book will go out this week. If you haven’t ordered yet, do it now! 

 

 

Nichole Goff’s ALUMINUM NECROPOLIS

We are excited to announce that Nichole Goff’s chapbook ALUMINUM NECROPOLIS is here! Big thanks to Andrew Shuta for the design work. If you pre-ordered, your book will be in the mail this week. If you haven’t ordered yet, do it now! 

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Nichole Goff graduated with her MFA in Creative Writing from The University of Notre Dame in 2016, where she studied poetry. She is a former assistant editor at Action Books and a current poetry editor at Spork Press. She resides in Tucson where she teaches writing classes, binds books, practices martial arts and dance, and continues to write poetry. You can find her work in Smoking Glue Gun, O-Dark Thirty Magazine, The Fem Online Magazine, Witch Craft Magazine, entropy.com, The White Stag, and Quaint Magazine. 

LINTHEAD STOMP is here

Tim Earley’s LINTHEAD STOMP is here! Pre-orders going into the mail today and tomorrow. Order your copy now!

linthead-cover“A viscous larynx, dipped in honey and snake shed, singing, images elucidated by the poverty-objects they juxtapose, a smutty sainthood magic revival tent Psalm: Linthead Stomp sends out lines (but I wanted to write vines) that can hardly contain their surging, vibratory syntactical collisions; here is a language that offers all the innards and the heaving, too. Linthead Stomp is a mercy, and not for the faint of heart. Tim Earley is a poet of the American South that I have been waiting to read my entire life.”–Selah Saterstrom. author of Slab and The Meat and Spirit Plan

“Tim Earley is a rascal. And a Roscoe. He levitates beside the great American luminaries. His poetry is fire. And built of the water-giving stone. If folks are not reading Earley centuries from now then they will be a people without eyes. And hearts. For those of you who have been with Earley all along, you will recognize in this collection a culmination. Prophet Earley has always been about bringing rarefied intellect into the gristly grrr of the body. This book takes that intent to epic peaks. New to the Earley dawn and midnight song? I offer your tomorrows to you: you will tousle and dogear this; you will damage it via your love for it; you will clutch it to your ribs and nose; you will stand far too close to a friend; you will lend this Earley; and in lending this; press hard; leave marks. The greats do what? Sear and save. It’s time for Tim Earley to appear in the OED: you are wounded where you heal and healed where you are wounded Amen amen AMEN.”–Abraham Smith, author of Hank and Ashagalomancy

New chapbooks by Cynthia Spencer and Stephen Danos!

We’ve added two new chapbooks to the catalog this week!


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Girl Tramp

Cynthia Spencer

Cynthia Spencer is a recent graduate of The Evergreen State College with a focus in text and media arts. She has written a few chapbooks and two chapbook-size collaborations: There Exists… with Chelsea Tadeyeske (plumberries press 2013) and etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc.etc. with Zoe Addison. She was a co-founder of The Midwest Small Press Festival in Milwaukee, WI and currently co-runs the Convex Mirror Reading Series and co-edits the journal Squares in Olympia, WA.

Order Girl Tramp via Paypal.

 

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Stephen Danos

Stephen Danos is the author of the chapbooks Missing Slides (Horse Less Press 2016), DO NOT WANT (alice blue books 2015), and Playhouse State (H_NGM_N Books 2012). He is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Pinwheel, an online publisher of poetry, artwork, and photography. He lives in Seattle.

Order Missing Slides via Paypal. 

Pre-Order Tim Earley’s LINTHEAD STOMP

Tim Earley’s LINTHEAD STOMP will be off to the printers soon, with a cover design by Alban Fischer and cover art by Colin McLain. Order your copy now!

linthead-cover“A viscous larynx, dipped in honey and snake shed, singing, images elucidated by the poverty-objects they juxtapose, a smutty sainthood magic revival tent Psalm: Linthead Stomp sends out lines (but I wanted to write vines) that can hardly contain their surging, vibratory syntactical collisions; here is a language that offers all the innards and the heaving, too. Linthead Stomp is a mercy, and not for the faint of heart. Tim Earley is a poet of the American South that I have been waiting to read my entire life.”–Selah Saterstrom. author of Slab and The Meat and Spirit Plan

“Tim Earley is a rascal. And a Roscoe. He levitates beside the great American luminaries. His poetry is fire. And built of the water-giving stone. If folks are not reading Earley centuries from now then they will be a people without eyes. And hearts. For those of you who have been with Earley all along, you will recognize in this collection a culmination. Prophet Earley has always been about bringing rarefied intellect into the gristly grrr of the body. This book takes that intent to epic peaks. New to the Earley dawn and midnight song? I offer your tomorrows to you: you will tousle and dogear this; you will damage it via your love for it; you will clutch it to your ribs and nose; you will stand far too close to a friend; you will lend this Earley; and in lending this; press hard; leave marks. The greats do what? Sear and save. It’s time for Tim Earley to appear in the OED: you are wounded where you heal and healed where you are wounded Amen amen AMEN.”–Abraham Smith, author of Hank and Ashagalomancy

Pre-Order Lara Mimosa Montes’ The Somnambulist!

We’re so excited to see Lara Mimosa Montes’ The Somnambulist on its way to the printers!

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Lara Mimosa Montes is a writer based in New York and Minneapolis. Her work has appeared in Fence, BOMB, The Third Rail, and elsewhere. She holds a Ph.D. in English from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Currently, Lara teaches poetry at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and works as a contributing editor for Triple Canopy. She was born in the Bronx.

You can pre-order a copy of The Somnambulist here. Books will ship in October!

“The strange and compelling beauty of The Somnambulist lies in its ‘savvy circumlocution’ of multiple stories in language that the poet herself alternately embraces and fears, loves and reviles. ‘If I look for language to find you, if I let it, language finds me everywhere,’ she writes, and the line is as much of a promise as a threat. The Somnambulist tells, in fragmented parts, the story of the poet’s hustler uncle alongside her own story of becoming a poet. This is a new kind of writer’s memoir—or true crime story, or coming-of- age narrative, or family autobiography—one that navigates the tricky territory of multiple sub-genres with extraordinary skill, sly wit, and subversive splendor.” -Laura Sims

“The Somnambulist, a no-holds- barred monodrama, jolts the reader awake. Lara Mimosa Montes is a startling and powerful poet, who opts for vertigo, and whose greatest virtue may be her ability to perform flamboyantly while abstaining from histrionics—to recuse herself, with the exercise of a triumphant minimalism, from her own virtuoso spotlight. Braiding together numbness and desire, she brilliantly demonstrates, in the close-miked fashion of a cabaret Maurice Blanchot, the weirdness of being a witness, a quietly divulging voice.”  — Wayne Koestenbaum

Eloisa Amezcua’s ON NOT SCREAMING available now

IMG_4348We are happy to announce our August addition to the chapbook manuscript: ON NOT SCREAMING by Eloisa Amezcua. Amezcua is an Arizona native. Her poetry and translations are published or forthcoming from BOAAT, The Journal, Prelude, Poetry Magazine, and others. You can find her at www.eloisaamezcua.com, and you can order your copy of ON NOT SCREAMING here.