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Fiends Fell among the “Best of 2017”

In new titles on December 22, 2017 at 4:13 pm

Tom Pickard’s Fiends Fell is included among the “best poetry of 2017” in both the Times Literary Supplement and the New York Times. In the TLS, Jeremy Noel-Tod calls it “…a masterpiece of poet’s prose in the tradition of Bashō and Coleridge. Fiends Fell (Flood Editions) is as fresh, various, quick and restless as the daily weather it notates.” In the NYT, David Orr writes, “…this collection is a mix of poetry and plainspoken prose that meditates on loneliness, sex, geography, art and occasionally pies. The closing poem, ‘Lark & Merlin,’ is a showcase for Pickard’s extraordinary acoustical precision.”


Fiends Fell by Tom Pickard

In new titles on August 23, 2017 at 2:06 am

Fiends Fell by Tom Pickard

ISBN 978-0-998-1695-2-1 $16.95

Now available from Flood Editions and SPD Books

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Summer News

In forthcoming, new titles, readings on June 26, 2017 at 5:21 pm

To the River is now available, the final book of poetry by Michael O’Brien, who passed away last fall. As August Kleinzahler writes, “Delicacy of observation, oblique precision and subtlety of movement, word by word, syllable by syllable, are the hallmarks of these poems.” Several videos and audio recordings of Michael reading can be found on PennSound.

—Listen to poet John Tipton discussing the Rosetta Spacecraft, Egyptian myth, and his poem “67P/C-G” for the Poetry Foundation. His most recent book, Paramnesia, is available from Flood Editions.

—On July 13 at 7 PM, Elizabeth Arnold will be reading from her new collection Skeleton Coast at Poets House in Lower Manhattan (with Alan Felsenthal, Christine Shan Shan Hou, and Wendy Xu).

—Tom Pickard’s Fiends Fell is forthcoming in OctoberIn this volume, Pickard charts a single year out of a decade spent on a bare hilltop near the English–Scottish border, with the roaring wind as his only guide. In journal entries interspersed with lyrics and poems, as in Japanese haibun, he records his daily life on the fells: landmarks of border balladry, weather and wildlife, bankruptcy and lust, the struggle “between appetite and attainment” (in Basil Bunting’s words). The result is, among other things, a record of making, its trials and loneliness, its flashes of humor and sudden grace. It culminates in “Lark & Merlin,” one of Pickard’s finest sequences.




To the River by Michael O’Brien

In forthcoming on April 13, 2017 at 2:46 am

To the River

by Michael O’Brien

ISBN 978-0-9981695-1-4 $14.95

Now available from Flood Editions and SPD Books

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The Absolute Letter by Andrew Joron

In forthcoming, new titles on March 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm


The Absolute Letter

by Andrew Joron

ISBN 978-0-9981695-0-7 $14.95

Now Available from Flood Editions and SPD Books

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Ali Cobby Eckermann Receives a Windham Campbell Prize

In Uncategorized on March 1, 2017 at 1:37 pm


The Aboriginal Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann has been awarded a 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize, administered by Yale University. Her American publication is Ruby Moonlight (Flood Editions, 2015), a novel in verse. Read more about the work, and the prize, here. Congratulations to Ali!