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Duet (with Chorus) Book Launch

In readings on November 21, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Please join Flood Editions and the artist Brian Calvin for a launch of his book Duet (with Chorus) on December 1 at 3 PM in the gallery of Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago: 1120 N. Ashland Avenue, 3rd Floor (in the Dusty Groove building). Books will be available for signing! As a further incentive to join us, saxophonist, improviser, and composer Dave Rempis will play a set, and Robert Lostutter‘s art will be on display.

Jay Wright at Yale

In readings on September 20, 2018 at 11:35 pm

Those in range of New Haven will have the rare opportunity to hear Jay Wright read his poetry on October 1 at 5 PM, on the Yale University campus. See the Yale Creative Writing website for more details. And watch for Jay Wright’s new book, The Prime Anniversary, forthcoming from Flood Editions in the spring of 2019!

Tom Pickard in the U.S.A.

In readings on September 2, 2018 at 6:57 pm

This fall, British poet Tom Pickard will be giving readings in the U.S.

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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.




Skeleton Coast by Elizabeth Arnold

In new titles, readings on November 2, 2016 at 1:02 am


Skeleton Coast by Elizabeth Arnold

ISBN 978-0-9903407-9-9 $15.95

Now Available from Flood Editions and SPD Books

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Readings by Graham Foust

In readings on February 1, 2016 at 2:35 am


Graham Foust will be reading from his new book, Time Down to Mind, at the following events this spring:

February 13 at 7:30 PM: Letterpress & Publickhouse in Fort Collins, CO (with Matthew Cooperman)

February 19 at 7 PM: Innisfree Books in Boulder, CO (with Rebecca Morgan Frank)

March 9 at 6:30 PM: Holloway Reading Series at University of California at Berkeley (with Mary Wilson)

[Canceled in keeping with the speakers’ boycott at U.C. Berkeley for the spring semester]

March 24 at 7 PM: Dogfish Reading Series, 2448 N. Villere Street in New Orleans (with Megan Burns)

May 2: Observable Reading Series in Saint Louis, MO (details TK)

Jay Wright in New York City

In readings on March 25, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Don’t miss a rare reading by poet Jay Wright at the 92nd Street Y in New York City! The event takes place on Thursday, April 2 at 8:15. Tickets may be purchased, and more information found, here. His recent books Music’s Mask and Measure and Disorientations: Groundings are available from Flood Editions.


[photo by Lois Wright]

Robert Adamson in America

In readings on February 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Netting the Bay

[“Netting the Bay” by Juno Gemes]

Over the next month, Robert Adamson will be giving readings in the U.S. from Net Needle. He is one of Australia’s most celebrated poets, author of twenty books of poetry, and these are a rare opportunities to hear him on this continent.

March 5 at 4:30: San Francisco State University, San Francisco

March 6 at 7 pm: The Unitarian Center, San Francisco (with Joanne Kyger)

March 12 at 7 pm: The Poetry Foundation, Chicago

March 14 at 7 pm: Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee (with Brita Bergland)

March 17 at 4 pm: Saint Louis University, St. Louis

March 20 at 7 pm: Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis (with German poet Anja Utler, trans. Kurt Beals)

March 23 at 12:30 pm: Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Bonne Terre, Missouri

March 24 at 4 pm: craft talk at Saint Louis University, St. Louis

April 2 at 4:30 pm: New Writing Series, University of Maine, Orono

April 9 at 4:30 pm: Princeton University (with Devin Johnston)

His partner, the photographer Juno Gemes, will be giving the following presentations 

March 26 at 4 pm: Kristen Peterson Lecture, Pius Library, Saint Louis University, St. Louis

April 2 at 12:30 pm: a talk for Marxist and Socialist Studies, University of Maine, Orono

Net Needle by Robert Adamson

In new titles, readings on January 19, 2015 at 7:35 pm


Net Needle by Robert Adamson

ISBN 978-0-9903407-1-3 $15.95

In The Times Literary Supplement, David Wheatley calls Adamson “one of the finest Australian poets at work today.”

Net Needle brings together the presiding influences of his life, early and late. He casts an affectionate eye on the Hawkesbury fishermen who “stitched their lives into my days,” childhood escapades, lost literary comrades, the light and tides of the river, and the ambiance of his youth. Throughout, he is characteristically attuned to the natural world, sketching encounters both intimate and strange. These are poems of clear-eyed vision and mastery, borne of long experience, alert and at ease. As Michael Palmer observes, “Eye and ear, none better.” Read the rest of this entry »

Readings by Elizabeth Arnold

In readings on October 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm


Elizabeth Arnold will be giving three readings from her new book Life at the end of October, in the Midwest:

October 28 at 5 pm: Prairie Lights in Iowa City, Iowa. She will be reading with the Aboriginal Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann, whose book Ruby Moonlight is forthcoming from Flood Editions in 2015.

October 29 at 7 pm: Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. With Barbara Wuest.

October 30 at 7:30 pm: Sector 2337 in Chicago. With Eric Elstain. Note the location for this new space: 2337 N. Milwaukee Avenue, just off the California Blue Line. Store and bar are open beforehand, but reading begins at 7:30 pm. Sector 2337 is handicap accessible. (The website is still being updated.)

November 2 at 5 pm: Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop in Brooklyn, New York. With Evie Shockley, Brett Price, and Steven Carl.