TIN HOUSE + OCTOPUS BOOKS = PORTUGUESE
Tin House Books and Octopus Books are thrilled to announce a new collaborative series of poetry books. Matthew Dickman, poetry editor at Tin House magazine, and myself, editor at Octopus Books, are acquiring, and the first book we’ve chosen together is Brandon Shimoda’s Portuguese.
Portuguese will be published by Tin House Books and Octopus Books on March 12, 2013, but it is available for pre-order on the Octopus Books site now.
Shimoda is the author of three previous books of poetry—O Bon (Litmus Press, 2011), The Girl Without Arms (Black Ocean, 2011), and The Alps (Flim Forum, 2008)—among other solo and collaborative works in print, on cassette, online, and on vinyl. He is currently co-editing, with poet Thom Donovan, a retrospective collection of writings by Lebanese-American poet Etel Adnan (Nightboat Books, forthcoming). He was born in California, and has lived most recently in Maine, Taiwan, and Arizona.
In 2014, Tin House and Octopus Books will again collaborate to publish Bianca Stone’s new collection, Someone Else’s Wedding Vows.