We're happy to tell you that THE COLLECTED POEMS OF TIM RIGGINS by Nico Alvarado is going to press after some delays. Thanks a lot for sticking with us. If you've pre-ordered a copy or copies we'll throw in a little something extra for being so cool and patient.
We're very happy to announce that the latest release from Hell Yes, 21 Love Poems, is now for sale. Purchase of the 21 Love Poems cassette also includes a downloadable PDF chapbook of the anthology so you can read along as you listen to our contributors' voices. Contributors include:
Monica Wendel Steven Karl Dina Hardy Scott Abels Dustin Luke Nelson Tyler Gobble MC Hyland Patrick Kiley Elizabeth Spackman David Bartone Gregory Lawless Ada Limón Dan Rosenberg Nick Sturm Alexis Orgera Matt Hart Jess Grover Ryan Collins Adam Fell Isaac Sullivan Masin Persina Cost is only $7.00 (including shipping). You can purchase 21 Love Poems via the PayPal button on the right.
2. Come to our Minneapolis launch party in April. Details are forthcoming, but rest assured said details are rad.
If you can't make it to the Minneapolis launch...
3. Cassettes will then be for sale after the launch via our website, also in April, if we have not sold out already. The run is limited to 65 cassettes.
Purchase in any capacity includes a downloadable PDF chapbook of the anthology so you can read along as you listen to our contributors' voices. Contributors include:
Dustin Luke Nelson
With artwork by the amazing Joseph Rizzo. Thank you to all of the people who made this possible.
Greetings from Hell Yes. We're reading submissions for our next project: an anthology of love poems on cassette.
Why love poems? Because they never go out of style. Your poems can be pro-, anti-, or ambivalent.
Why a cassette? Because we like art that makes you work a little bit. We like the idea of you scrounging up an old Walkman, sitting in your car, or going to the local library to listen to poets read their poems. In a time when we're all distracted, hopefully this slows us down.
The details: Email us a recording of you reading your poem(s) (via whatever options you have on your computer--e.g., GarageBand) and a copy of the text. We'll do the rest.
Soft deadline: January 16th. Then however long it takes to physically make them.
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Apparently there will also be free beer (!), courtesy of New Belgium Brewing, so come get a drink and see us with these other great presses. More info here.
Huge thanks to Joseph M. Tiefenthaler, Mission Creek's Literary Programming Coordinator.
Hell Yes Press has some roots in Iowa City, so we're happy to be returning there as part of the Mission Creek Festival. Brad Liening will be reading as part of a literary pub crawl (details forthcoming), and Hell Yes Press will participate in this:
New Belgium Brewery & Mission Creek Present: 2nd Annual Small Press and Literary Journal Book Fair. New Belgium's Iowa Ranger will be there to serve you fabulous beers from the New Belgium tap.
Come visit HYP at the Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival!
We will have signed copies of books, 5 brand new, not yet published poems from Dobby Gibson to give away with purchase of his fine collaborative chapbook (w/ Matt Hart), Late Makeup Years and Decline (1979-1983), special book festival sale prices, and other surprises.
Late Makeup Years and Decline (1979-1983) Dobby Gibson and Matt Hart 72 pages $15 donation PPD
This book is hand silkscreened (three colors) and assembled by hand for your order! The book is 7x7, printed on 70# paper, and bound by metal rings. It looks like this: Ordering information can be found on the right side of the page. This is a limited edition of 150 copies.
Dobby Gibson is the author of Polar (Alice James Books, 2005), which won the Beatrice Hawley Award, and Skirmish (Graywolf Press, 2009). He lives in Minneapolis.
Matt Hart is the author of Who’s Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and YOU ARE MIST (Moor Books, forthcoming). He lives in Cincinnati.
Are You There, God? It's Me, Whitney Houston. is a chapbook of poems and drawings. It's 32 pages, black-and-white, side-stapled twice in the very best zine tradition by a small band of dedicated peeps in it for the love of the game.
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Are You There, God? It's Me, Whitney Houston. includes poems about, by, and for Whitney Houston, with special appearances by Bobby Brown and a few other people. It's sort of like an inquiry in the weird interstices that exist between celebrity and artistry, the public and the private, and us versus them, but in a way that's more awesome and fun than fussy.