Also, you want to buy these Bad Blood broadsides from us at the Octopus Books table in Boston next week. They’re designed and letter-pressed by Stacey Tran. They have Patricia Lockwood and Ben Mirov poems on them. But for now, you need to go to bed. It is your bedtime. Then you need to wake up and try to do better this time.
One of the most anticipated Bad Blood readings yet, BBXV, is less than a week away. Eileen Myles, Ben Mirov, Patricia Lockwood, and Donald Dunbar, the latter three of whom will be officially launching brand new books of poems from Octopus Books, Octopus Books, and Fence Books, respectively. In preparation, I have been doing my chin-ups and lunges, and for his own preparation, Jacob Schraer of the Portland Mercury has highlighted the series and the event with an article in the newest issue.
Hey all you Octo-fans, I have two things to tell you. The new editor of Octopus Magazine, Joseph Mains, who is sweating over the newest issue right right now, took some time out to answer a few questions about what’s up for Lit Bridge.
And if you’re an Octo-fan in the Bay area, 3 of our authors are reading Saturday night for the San Francisco Lit Crawl. Ben Mirov, the author of Hider Roser, which will be available for sale for the first time at this reading, will be joined by Claire Becker, author of Where We Think It Should Go, and Rebecca Farivar, author of Correct Animal.