tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-50834344121972717782010-10-24T08:23:01.367-07:00Blue Hour PressBeautiful chapbooks, digitized, for all.BHPnoreply@blogger.comBlogger22125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-9200784690185093942010-09-30T20:17:00.000-07:002010-09-30T20:20:41.832-07:00Fata MorganaJust under the wire (by hours!), September's chapbook, and the first of the season:Remembrance is not an unfamiliar landscape, yet, in Fata Morgana, Jeremy Pataky manages to erect monuments there that feel ephemeral and necessary. His circling, like that of a lost traveler who knows he is returning against his desire to, is skillfully replicated with an attention to language, image, and the Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-47321351093882408692010-08-01T08:53:00.000-07:002010-08-01T08:59:46.221-07:00Submission closed; chaps begin in SeptemberHere's a big thank you to making the summer reading period for Blue Hour Press a massive success. This year, we received nearly three times the submissions as we did last year—this truly lets us know that both readers and writers are responding to the press, its books, and its mission to provide the best poetry, gorgeously digitized, to everyone who wants it.Our first book will be available next Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-29845922432612181142010-06-21T10:07:00.000-07:002010-06-21T10:12:18.040-07:00BHP in Poets & Writers, and other newsCheck us out in next month's issue of Poets & Writers. The nicely succinct article is already up on their website—you can find the article here.Elsewhere, we're slightly past the halfway point of our summer reading period. If you have a chapbook you'd like to submit, send it our way.Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-89974440032935438672010-04-30T22:12:00.001-07:002010-04-30T22:12:48.205-07:00SubmissionsOur reading period is now open. Here are the guidelines:Chapbooks should be sent to submit@bluehourpress.com as either a .doc or .pdf attachment (the latter preferred). In the subject of the email, please put, in all caps, your last name, your first name, and the title of the project (i.e. ASHBERY JOHN SOME TREES). If you choose to do so, include a short cover letter as the body of your email; Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-16198225953887993912010-03-25T21:36:00.001-07:002010-03-29T20:22:03.370-07:00Blue Hour / Black Warrior Review AWP readingFor those who don't know yet, Blue Hour will be throwing a stunner of a reading on Friday, April 9th during the 2010 AWP Conference in Denver. Past BHP authors will be reading work that's appeared in our pixels from 5 to 7 pm at Mario's Double Daughter's Salotto, located at 1632 Market Street. We can't wait to share our work and meet face to face, so please do come out.Here's the Facebook event Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-37927095882115726062010-02-23T12:10:00.001-08:002010-06-24T09:36:56.859-07:00Elegy for the Builder's WifeAfter a reprieve, Blue Hour Press is pleased to bring you its next book.If maps are documents of distance, then Nick Courtright’s Elegy for the Builder’s Wife is an atlas. Each poem in the collection can complete a chronicle the surveyor’s work cannot — the territories of fog, how trees can become landmarks, the continents chipped from paint. Courtright, navigating the same terrain as Lorca, Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-33295673888255759772009-12-02T09:25:00.000-08:002010-06-24T09:37:43.620-07:00LumièrethèqueHere at BHP, our one-year anniversary came and went in a flash. For those who've been following the press faithfully, or for anyone who has just found us, a quick glance will show you just how busy we've been in the past twelve month. Nine top-notch chapbooks, our first successful open reading, and some splendid buzz. Thanks to everyone who's enjoyed, contributed, spread word—you were crucial to Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-81236792691652639162009-10-23T10:56:00.000-07:002010-06-24T09:38:01.538-07:00My Heart Draws a Rough MapNary a week before the end of the month, here is October's chapbook, My Heart Draws a Rough Map by Howie Good. Howie Good’s My Heart Draws a Rough Map proceeds like a softly-spoken B-movie. Not content to just beat, the heart grieves, gives in to melancholy, takes long walks, plays baseball, makes demands like Edward G. Robinson. Drawn outside of the self, the heart doesn’t just get saddled with Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-66283962088627098402009-09-14T06:21:00.000-07:002010-05-25T13:10:41.038-07:00ReunionsBlue Hour is proud to announce its first release of the fall, Reunions by Brooklyn Copeland.The spring of Brooklyn Copeland’s Reunions is of birds and bees, but far from the picture book couplets that conjures; these birds, blind from direct sunlight, loop in disorientation, and the bees, stingers firmly attached, travel in packs. Copeland, in swaying, tangling lineation, pinpoints spring’s Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-71007325216886342212009-08-13T12:33:00.000-07:002009-08-13T12:42:34.282-07:00Submissions closed, and fall plansThanks to everyone who shared their work with us over the summer. We're enthusiastic to share more great work with you this coming fall, so keep your eyes open for chaps to premier every month for the rest of the year, starting in September. If you haven't yet, subscribe to this blog, or sign up for the email list. We'll make sure you get the news as it breaks.Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-82510300317581828982009-07-26T11:07:00.000-07:002009-07-26T11:08:58.275-07:00Submission period ending soon!Make sure to send in your summer projects by August 1st to be considered for fall publication. We're excited to get back in the swing of awesome chaps (and brisker weather). Check the submissions page for guidelines. Maybe we'll hear from you in the next few days.Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-75864566643009779632009-06-02T07:49:00.000-07:002009-06-02T07:52:35.831-07:00BHP on DuotropeBlue Hour Press is now listed on Duotrope, an index of publishers that has a handy submission tracking system. Pretty cool. Please check us out.Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-16390417714445757982009-05-04T07:08:00.001-07:002010-05-25T13:10:55.875-07:00Dear Friends, The Birds Were Wonderful!Consider this an early Cinco de Mayo gift:Alexis Orgera’s Dear Friends, The Birds Were Wonderful! proves that whimsy is nothing if not coupled with melancholy. Orgera, riding shotgun on a road trip through salt flats and suburbs, undercuts her jeremiads with jokes, never snaps a picture of a landmark without someone sad and strange in the frame, twiddles the radio knobs until she finds something Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-64082302285887073852009-05-01T17:19:00.000-07:002010-04-30T22:12:25.196-07:00SubmissionsOur reading period is now open. Here are the guidelines:Chapbooks should be sent to submit@bluehourpress.com as either a .doc or .pdf attachment (the latter preferred). In the subject of the email, please put, in all caps, your last name, your first name, and the title of the project (i.e. ASHBERY JOHN SOME TREES). If you choose to do so, include a short cover letter as the body of your email; Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-20743498102102405202009-04-21T19:27:00.000-07:002009-04-21T20:21:29.775-07:00Our first five months, and a bit about the futureBlue Hour Press, in five short months, has done some pretty impressive stuff. Our six books, published digitally and available for free, have spanned the possibilities of poetry, and begun to explore the edges of not just ebooks, but chapbooks themselves. In the process, we've had over 3,500 unique reads. That's 700 books being flipped open every month! Wonderful.Along the way, we've received Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-63566439403028892212009-04-15T12:36:00.000-07:002010-05-25T13:11:10.163-07:00They Kissed Their HomesIt's tax time, and you know what that means—a new chapbook.Christopher Cheney's They Kissed Their Homes is an album of everyday landscapes foregrounded with disquiet. Like warm Polaroids, the poems develop clause by clause; their subjects—the mundane, extraordinary, savage—colorize and sharpen; a nameless, faceless population pulls into focus. Together with the work of photographer Estelle Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-12339485701344175002009-03-31T06:25:00.000-07:002010-05-25T13:11:22.578-07:00GuidebookI am proud to announce our newest and most ambitious chapbook yet, John Gallaher's Guidebook.With Guidebook, John Gallaher invents an idiosyncratic mythology of small town America in which driveways yield to carnivals, interstates wind their ways to to the edges of cliffs, and circuses erect themselves in backyards. Gallaher lights homes with refrigerators, clouds forecasts, and signs divorce Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-19482083240255407372009-03-09T17:42:00.000-07:002010-05-25T13:11:35.287-07:00AirportJust in time for Spring, a fresh chapbook.In BHP’s fourth release, Airport, Emily Kendal Frey turns on the tropes of terminals and ticket desks, baggage claims and chain restaurants, letting them “shift and breathe.” Frey, with both a sense of loss and humor, crafts a lucid lyric cycle from the raw material of commuters, vacationers, and separated lovers. Airport is a work of brushing bodies thatJustinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-74145187263719161172009-02-22T22:05:00.000-08:002010-05-25T13:21:06.626-07:00Residential As InChapbook #3 comes courtesy of poet MC Hyland. Residential As In, like all great poetry, explores space. As the title eludes, residency defines and redefines itself inside each of the book's stanzas (truly "rooms"), which fill with the belongings and dust the living leave. It's a dynamite of a read, and we do hope you'll enjoy.Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-57258424594129603952009-02-09T17:49:00.000-08:002009-02-09T17:53:02.226-08:00Website UpdatesThings look a little spiffier around here. Although mostly cosmetic, there are a few functional modifications, too: if you were formerly having problems reading the books, the links should no longer give you any trouble. Also, we've officially made the move to dotcomosity, and are now found at www.bluehourpress.com. Hurrah!Some things are in the works for the (somewhat) new year, namely new Justinhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11472797790682061510noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-27659425494179161762009-01-04T10:37:00.000-08:002010-05-25T13:21:16.926-07:00The Victory of the Strange Heart BeatingJust in time for the new year, our next chapbook has been released—The Victory of the Strange Heart Beating by Cristiana Baik. Powerfully disjunctive lyrics intersperse with "sound procedures" to ask questions about the fluidity of language and the nature of experience (and how the two are impossible to divide). We're proud to present it, and excited for you to read it.BHPnoreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5083434412197271778.post-46241949576123036342008-11-28T21:15:00.000-08:002010-05-25T13:21:25.853-07:00StardustHello, all. We're Blue Hour Press, a web-based publisher interested in exploring the possibilities of poetry and prose on the internet. Our books will always be free of charge, and available to read online and in PDF format, for printing off, stapling, and coveting.Along with our debut, BHP has just published its first chapbook, Stardust by Kate Lorenz. It's a beautiful, icy examination of BHPnoreply@blogger.com0