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The New York-Montreal Express April 8, 2014: “I can’t keep going back to Montreal”—Lenny Bruce The Montreal poetry scene was absolutely hopping in 2002. That sounds a little ridiculous now, a little Brucian, and I wish there was a New York-Montreal Express to bring me back tonight. It’s 3:16 a.m. in California, 2002 was a lifetime ago, and Kaie Kellough was a touch younger. [...] by

Johannes Göransson on the Ambient Maternal Narratives of Gro Dahle & Dolores Dorantes March 24, 2014: Johannes Göransson writes about Gro Dahle and Dolores Dorantes for Montevidayo. (We recently pointed to a review by Seth Abramson at HuffPo of Dahle's book, A Hundred Thousand Hours [UDP 2013], translated from the Norwegian by Rebecca Wadlinger.) Whereas Ambramson takes the form perhaps more as a given, writing that "Norwegian poet Dahle [...] by

Let There Be LIGHGHT! March 13, 2014: Ugly Duckling Presse announces a new event series, starting first at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop. It's called Lighght! (After the Aram Saroyan poem, of course.) We love the title and the first event sounds great: Ainsley Morse and Bela Shayevich, Brian Droitcour, and David B. Goldstein! Increased details, below: Ugly Duckling Presse is [...] by

Hello, Detroit! The New Adventures of Ugly Duckling Presse January 28, 2014: Ugly Duckling Presse has two new ventures we must put our eyes to! In Brooklyn, they've opened up UDP's Pop-Up Bookstore: Third Factory, a temporary storefront at their HQ in the Old American Can Factory. Third Factory will be stocked with books, chapbooks, letterpress prints, and ephemera from UDP, Archipelago, Belladonna*, [...] by

A Nautical Text of the Avant-Garde: Heimrad Bäcker’s Seascape November 12, 2013: Oh how we are fawning over Seascape by Heimrad Bäcker (Ugly Duckling Presse 2013), which "uses documentary material to recount a minor historical episode from World War II: the crew of a German submarine comes upon three men on a Norwegian lifeboat and refuses to take them on board. Bäcker’s account of Nazi inhumanity uncannily echoes Un [...] by

Ed Steck Brings The Garden (and American Books) to NYC—Saturday! October 30, 2013: Yes, oh yes! Up-and-coming writers Ed Steck and Jeremy Hoevenaar celebrate new books this Saturday at Brooklyn's Pierogi Gallery. That's right, this Saturday, November 2nd, American Books and UDP co-present the release party for Ed Steck's The Garden: Synthetic Environment for Analysis and Simulation (UDP) as well as the first full-length [...] by

Village Voice Votes Ugly Duckling Presse Best Small Press of 2013! October 18, 2013: The Village Voice's Best of New York 2013 just hit newstands throughout the boroughs and on the interwebs. This year's Arts and Entertainment section included categories honoring the Best Lit Blog (Paris Review Daily), Best Reading Series (Franklin Park), Best Theater Company (Nature Theater of Oklahoma), and Best Reopened DIY Space (Silent [...] by

Free Verse Was Doubly Forbidden: Kirill Medvedev Provokes on Behalf of ‘Pussy Riot’ October 1, 2013: Robert Baird of the New Yorker documents Kirill Medvedev's conflict with police at Pussy Riot's pre-trial hearing: One bright April day last year, the Russian poet Kirill Medvedev visited the Tagansky District Court, in Moscow. Inside the building, in a courtroom crowded with press, a pretrial hearing for the radical art-rock band Pussy [...] by

Help Ugly Duckling Presse Continue to Print Big! September 20, 2013: REMINDER: Ugly Duckling Presse's Indiegogo campaign to help em keep crankin out awesome literature ends in TWELVE DAYS. If you've been thinking about donating now is the time to do so! Ugly Duckling Presse needs your help! Here's a refresher course in all the details: To meet the rising demands of the literary marketplace, we need your [...] by

Steve Dalachinsky, Charlemagne Palestine, and Joe McPhee Rock the House at Issue Project Room September 6, 2013: According to Steve Smith of the New York Times, Ugly Duckling Presse poet and rock star Steve Dalachinsky killed at Issue Project Room on Tuesday night. The poet Steve Dalachinsky is as consistent an indicator of a high-quality concert experience as any I have found during 20 years of concertgoing in New York. Surely, you reckon, he’s [...] by