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October 3rd, 2013

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]

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.