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Black Ocean Celebrates Black Friday

***Buy One Get One Free***

On November 28th, from 12:01am to 11:59pm, buy any Black Ocean book priced $11.95 or more and get a second title of your choice FREE (offer does not apply to issues of Handsome). Just write in a note on the PayPal order page regarding which title you’d like to receive. And, as always: Free Shipping!

Go to to place your orders.

Support independent publishing and have a very handsome holiday.

Love Janaka

New Chapbook Out From Rope-A-Dope Press

City of Moths, by Sampson Starkweather, Golden Gloves Chapbook Series, 2008/2009. Stab bound, with letterpress printed cover. $10 includes shipping.

Sampson Starkweather was born in Pittsboro, North Carolina. He is the author of The Photograph from horse less press. His work can be found in Typo, Octopus, jubilat, Absent, Tarpaulin Sky, RealPoetik, Absent and Sink Review. He lives in the woods alone.



Justin Marks, Sam Starkweather and Chris Tonelli
The Four-Faced Liar, 6:30pm, Thursday November 20
165 West 4th Street
(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 366 0608

Justin Marks
' first full length collection, A Million in Prizes, is forthcoming from New Issues Press in spring 2009. His chapbooks include Voir Dire (Rope-a-Dope Press, forthcoming) and [Summer insular] (Horse Less Press, 2007). He is the founder and Editor of Kitchen Press Chapbooks and lives in New York City.

Sampson Starkweather
is the author of City of Moths, forthcoming from Rope-A-Dope Press, and The Photograph from horse less press. He lives in the woods.

Chris Tonelli
is the author of three chapbooks: For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press, forthcoming), A Mule-Shaped Cloud (w/ Sarah Bartlett, horse less press, 2008), and WIDE TREE: Short Poems (Kitchen Press, 2006). He teaches at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Founded in the spring of 2007 by painter Robert daVies and poet Mary Walker Graham, Rope-a-Dope Press fosters collaborations between artists, writers, and their communities through the publication of handmade, letterpress printed chapbooks, broadsides, and artists' books.



*Friday November 21st, 7pm*

Pete's Candy Store ( )

709 Lorimer St. (between Frost and Richardson)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Take the G to Metropolitan or the L to Lorimer.

For more information, go to

Hope to see you there!


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