Readings, Events, News

Harr, Auster, and Corbett Read from Love or Nothing: Tennis Matches We Would Like to See
On Saturday, May 2, 2015 (National Independent Booksellers Day), Paul Auster, Felix Harr, and Pressed Wafer’s Bill Corbett will read from Love or Nothing at Brooklyn’s Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue, Brooklyn. The matches will begin at 7 p.m.


The Book of PENIS! + drawing!
Twenty copies remain of a limited edition of JoAnn Rothschild’s The Book of PENIS! For $73 you will receive a copy of the book signed by JoAnn and Harry Cooper, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery, who introduced the book to Pressed Wafer and an original numbered and signed penis drawing.

A Pressed Wafer Evening
November 9, 2013, at 7pm
At the Pierogi Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Featuring Linda Norton, Michael O’Brien, Ed Barrett, Tom Pickard, August Kleinzahler and Maureen McLane. Brief readings, wine, books for sale.
177 N. 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 [Google Map]

A New Book by Pressed Wafer’s Designer
Pressed Wafer’s designer, Michael Russem, has just published a new book about graphic design: Postage Stamps by AIGA Medalists is about exactly what its title suggest.

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The Newest Books


Band of Thebes calls Jonathan Strong’s Quit the Race a “[p]iercing study of a longterm gay couple by an American master.” See for yourself here.

The Times Literary Supplement has included The Atropastorals by Douglas Crase as a 2017 Book of the Year! Mark Ford writes “The Astropastorals is a slim pamphlet that collects the handful of lyrics the American poet Douglas Crase has deemed fit for publication in the three-and-a-half decades since his astonishing debut, The Revisionist of 1981. Although it runs to only eighteen pages, it packs a powerful punch. Crase is the master of complex, sinuous sentences that twist and loop and unfurl in the most unpredictable of ways—indeed navigating his poetic idiom can feel a bit like riding the rapids. The title poem in particular succeeds in conjugating the mysteries of our planetary existence with an eloquence and sweep I found at once dizzying and uplifting.”

A profile of Pressed Wafer’s George Scialabba, “One of America’s best all-round intellects” in Harvard Magazine.

Christopher Schaeffer on Mark Lamoureux’s 29 Cheeseburgers + 39 Years: Mark Lamoureux […] is up to something a little different. [T]he book embraces a messiness and excess that emphasizes how desperate an attempt to shore up a material phenomenology of memory rather than offering a sack full of childhood ephemera as a totalizing, all-encompassing museum of epiphanies. It’s funny and sad, but neither funny nor sad in the ways that the premise and the bold, two-tone creamsicle colored cover led me to expect. Read the whole review at the VOLTA blog.