Octopus Books will publish Wong May’s first book of poems since her last was published in 1978. It will be edited by Zachary Schomburg and Brandon Shimoda, and it is called Picasso’s Tears.I am def gonna grab Picasso’s Tears!!check out some of her awesome poetry in the new Octopus Mag over here: http://www.octopusmagazine.com/Issue16/may.php


Mathias Svalina is the author of three books, most recently The Explosions from Subito Press. With Alisa Heinzman, Hajara Quinn & Zachary Schomburg he co-edits Octopus Books. Big Lucks will release his book Wastoid in 2014.check out the new Tenderloin. Poems, interview, sound of the very fabulous Mathias Svalina:http://www.tender-loin.com/svalina.html

Brandon Shimoda The Grave on the Wall

http://www.poorclaudia.org/crush_shimoda.php The latest Crush from Poor Claudia: “TWOyears ago Brandon Shimoda spent a winter sequestered in a backwoods, Maine cabin with the poet Dot Devota, reading first-hand accounts by survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Composed on notebook paper taken from an elementary school,The Grave on the Wall transfuses the language of witness account into the poetic process, running genocideContinue reading “Brandon Shimoda The Grave on the Wall”

Poor Claudia and Emily Pettit

Poor Claudia (doesn’t get any better) from Nick van Eck: Something beautiful about swinging! Feel like getting away from the holiday hustle and leaping mid-air into a white hot void of weightless language? Look at that. We’ve got four new poems from EMILY PETTIT.Emily Pettit’s the author of Goat in the Snow (Birds LLC). She’s alsoContinue reading “Poor Claudia and Emily Pettit”