Saturda , October 17th 2009 y 2nd Annual

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Please use the small press fair as a central location & meeting place for the festival. Come here to get schedules & buy books from featured presses and authors. We will also have a schedule for author book signings.

Small Press Fair

Hosted by: Lowell, MA A non-profit publishing company that promotes the integration of multi-dimensional art forms and experiments into fine press publishing.

Featured Presses & Journals

10:30am-5pm 45 Middle Street
The 2009 Massachusetts Poetry Festival will highlight small press publishing to show its importance to the craft of poetry—without a small press culture, there is no sustainable American Poetic Tradition. The editors and publishers of 25 different presses and magazines will have their books and journals for sale and be available to “talk shop.” Many of the presses will be offering discounts and deals. This will be a central location for the festival & will also host book signings from featured poets.

Black Ocean, Boston, MA
From early silent films to early punk rock, Black Ocean brings together a spectrum of influences and combines them with a radical social perspective on the nature of art and humanity.

Books of Hope, Somerville, MA

Books of Hope, seeks to create opportunities for self-expression and advocacy through creative writing, so that young people can reach out to each other, to their neighbors, and to others around the world.

FENCE / Fence Books, Albany, NY
Founded in 1998, Fence is a biannual journal of poetry, fiction, art, and criticism that has a mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by publishing challenging writing distinguished by idiosyncrasy and intelligence rather than by allegiance with camps, schools, or cliques. Launched in 2001, Fence Books publishes poetry, fiction, and critical texts and anthologies, and prioritizes sustained support for its authors, many of whom come to us through our two book contests and then go on to publish second, third, fourth books.

Presses / Journals also appearing:
Adastra Press, Easthampton, MA Antrim House, Simsbury, CT Ballard Street Poetry Journal, Worcester, MA Boston Poetry Union / The Pen and Anvil Press, Boston, MA Cervena Barva Press, Somerville, MA Little Red Tree Publishing, New London, CT Naugatuck River Review, Westfield, MA Off the Coast, Robbinston, ME Perugia Press, Florence, MA Quale Press, Williamsburg, MA Salamander Magazine (Suffolk University), Boston, MA Slate Roof Press, Shelburne Falls, MA Tupelo Press, North Adams, MA upstreet, Richmond, MA Zephyr Press, Brookline, MA

Loom Press, Lowell, MA
Established in 1978, Loom Press publishes books by emerging writers and artists from the New England area. In addition to poetry, Loom Press titles range from documentary photography to cultural studies.

Outside Voices, Buffalo, NY
This innovative publishing venture is an umbrella for Outside Voices Books, Take-Home Project Chapbooks, and Foursquare Magazine.

Shakespeare’s Monkey, Lowell, MA Shakespeare’s Monkey Revue is an international literary journal dedicated to excellence.

Tuesday; An Art Project, Arlington, MA “I think that pages — poems — books — they are resting places for what we have to say. For what we see. It was a reaction to all of the (necessary and often fabulous) on-line work that is out there. It had to do with unrest. Work should be enjoyed tactilely. Poems should be kept, when loved. Passed on. Sent out. There is a postcard in every issue, I hope you’ll mail it. I wanted it to come with a stamp on it, but that would have been another thousand dollars.” Jennifer Flescher on Tuesday; An Art Project

Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit art & publishing collective producing small to midsize editions of new poetry, translations, lost works, and artist’s books. The Presse favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers with well-defined formal or conceptual projects that are difficult to place at other presses. Its full-length books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, magazine and newspaper all contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking.

Zoland, Cambridge, MA
An annual of contemporary writing from around the globe, Zoland Poetry brings together original English language poems, translations into English, and interviews with featured poets.

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