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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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Time Down to Mind

In forthcoming, new titles on November 21, 2015 at 9:02 pm


Time Down to Mind by Graham Foust

Flood Editions ISBN 978-0-9903407-5-1 $15.95

Now available from the publisher or from Small Press Distribution

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Forthcoming in 2015

In forthcoming on December 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm

We have a full and exciting list for 2015!



January: Net Needle by Robert Adamson

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Robert Adamson on the Radio

In forthcoming, Uncategorized on October 25, 2014 at 7:11 pm


Flood Editions will be publishing the Australian poet Robert Adamson’s new book, Net Needle, in early 2015. As Michael Palmer observes, “Eye and ear, none better.” In the meanwhile, listen to a wonderful radio broadcast with Adamson reading poems and talking of music, nature, the Hawkesbury River, Robert Duncan, and much else, here (push “download audio”).


Life by Elizabeth Arnold

In forthcoming on February 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm


Elizabeth Arnold, Life

Flood Editions ISBN 978-0-9838893-8-0 $15.95

Forthcoming June 16, 2014

On Effacement: “Elemental and unsparing, quiet and startling, Arnold’s supple syntax is a source of gravity and vertigo. It is an acute expression of a mind’s awareness of the tragedy of effacement: in burning through it, we gain a keener sense of our predicament.” John Palattella, The Nation

On Civilization: “The power of this work flows not from subject matter alone, but from the formal friction of the lines themselves. Like the modernist poet George Oppen, Arnold works in a ductile free-verse measure. Her tone is free ranging. She employs the vocabulary of science at one moment and translates Greek lyrics at the next; she takes on the idiom of family shouting matches in some poems and of philosophical inquiry in others. But the poems never sag into diffuseness. Arnold’s phrases are condensed, stark. Each word seems to sear itself into the page, like molten platinum. In a book that renders personal and political instability with unrelenting fierceness, there’s genuine pleasure in such consummate artfulness.” Peter Campion, Tikkun

“Alfresco” by Merrill Gilfillan

In forthcoming, Uncategorized on December 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Read “Alfresco,” a wonderful essay by Merrill Gilfillan, in the December issue of Poetry magazine. His new book, Red Mavis, is forthcoming from Flood Editions in January.

Red Mavis by Merrill Gilfillan

In forthcoming on October 11, 2013 at 1:42 am


Red Mavis by Merrill Gilfillan

Forthcoming from Flood Editions in January 2014

ISBN 978-0-9838893-7-3 $14.95

The red mavis, better known as the brown thrasher, sings a tireless improvised song, “varied . . . usually pleasing,” lambent with “the gladness of the open air.” In this volume, Merrill Gilfillan draws on casual rhymes and lost commonplaces, composing his poems en plein air. He ranges from the Carolina woods to the California coastline, and from “salted haikus” to prose meditations. Everywhere, his writing is marked by deftness, exuberance, and appetite: “Always hungry—Toujours / la faim as it reads on / the family crest.”



Editing ARK

In forthcoming on September 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm


In Opon, Peter O’Leary writes on the editing of Ronald Johnson’s ARK, forthcoming from Flood Editions in November.