Monday, March 29, 2010

Matt Rohrer's band's new Ep is available for download at!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

SDP at the 2010 AWP Conference in Denver

Small Desk Press will have a table at the Association of Writers & Writing Program's (AWP) annual conference, which takes place in Denver this year, April 7 - 10.

Come stop by our table, say hi to Matt Rohrer and Marisa Crawford, and check out our books!

Review of Marisa Crawford's Haunted House in SF Examiner

LJ Moore Writes, "Crawford’s book is a softly shocking, sensory-waking collection of elegiac poems about childhood and young-adult friendships and how that not-adult, not-child changeling time is when we view ourselves and each other with the deepest acuity. Her free-verse poems are driven by a disarming combination of humor, true affection for her subjects, and a slightly off-kilter sense of the eerie quality of the everyday. There are tastes, scents, touches, thoughts, gut-feelings, knowings, voices: images so rich they cast a shadow over the now."

Read post below for details on next week's book release party (April 2nd at the Space Gallery in S.F)

Book Release Party for Marisa Crawford's The Haunted House

SDP Associate Editor Marisa Crawford's debut collection of poetry, The Haunted House, hits bookshelves next week. Friends, family, and fans are gathering at the Space Gallery next Friday, April 2 to celebrate. Please come and join us! There will be drinks, snacks, cupcakes, and OUIJA BOARDS! Also, dancing.

And Readings by:

Marisa Crawford
Chrissy Anderson-Zavala
LJ Moore
Lizzy Acker
Matt L. Rohrer
Seth Landman

When: Friday, April 2nd at 7:30pm
Where: Space Gallery, 1141 Polk Street, San Francisco
$10 suggested donation gets you a copy of the book. (What a steal!)

About the book:

The Haunted House was selected by Denise Duhamel as the winner of the 2008 Gatewood Prize, and will be released by Switchback Books on April 1st. For more information, go to

"This poetry is the unholy and inevitable spawn of Emily Dickinson and Judy Blume. And it's a sugar high. Enter and enjoy the rush."
– Arielle Greenberg

"What's a new book of poetry without a prom parade of ghosts and girlfriends, joyrides with monsters, poems that offer up humor with your thrills, language so sharp it chills, and lines that will make you stop dead in your tracks? 'If heaven was a house, what bone structure.' It's scary how good this is."
-- Toni Mirosevich

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For more on OUIJA BOARDS, watch this: