Welcome to 2012! Birds of Lace has some exciting things planned, beginning with the release of Jason Helm’s Fetish at the end of this month- pre-orders will be up soon!
A few copies of the limited-edition (of 30) catalog BoL did for Matt Momchilov’s show They Really Want You are now available for purchase here. The catalog features full color photos of all the work in the show, plus writing inspired by that work by Leon Baham, Ben Fama, Kate Durbin, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Rohin Guha, Mike Kitchell, and Niina Pollari. Each catalog also comes with a one-of-a-kind polaroid of a sculpture from the show and a mix cd of music relating to the show. Read more about the show here and view more of Matt Momchilov’s work here.
Leon Baham’s Ponyboy, Sigh was named a best read of 2011 by both Johannes Goransson and Mike Kitchell.
Carrie Murphy has a poem up over at JMWW.
Rohin Guha has posted the title story from Relief Work just for you over here.
Finally, will you be AWP Chicago this year? Birds of Lace will be part of an event co-hosted by Action Books and Kate Durbin- stay tuned for more…
Miles Klee wrote a beautiful little review of Relief Work which you can read here
Are you going to AWP this year? Jackie Wang’s chapbook of short stories, C. Exigua, will make its debut there!
Adam Strauss has a chapbook of poems titled Perhaps a Girl Elsewhere coming out with BoL this spring. He also has new work published online at the Tusculum Review here; read it and feel your anticipation grow.
Kristina Marie Darling’s Footnotes to a History of the Victorian Novel will also be out this spring from Birds of Lace in a limited-edition accordian-folded poster.
Thank you to everyone who made it out to the Relief Work party at Rose Live Music on Saturday night! Not only was crowd lovely, the venue wallpapered in beautiful floral prints, and the cupcakes tasty, but the readers were OUT OF THIS WORLD. BC Edwards, Richard Lawson, Jason Helm, Matthew Gallaway and Rohin Guha all brought their smart, strange, funny and brilliant words to the stage- it was truly a dream (and dreamy!) line-up. Extra special thanks to Nicole Steinberg & Earshot for hosting the event with grace, humor and energy.
Here are a few links for you featuring the man of the hour, Relief Work author Rohin Guha, as well as a beautiful and personal review of Anna Joy Springer’s The Birdwisher:
An Open Letter to Jhumpa Lahiri from a Young Writer
Listen to East Village Radio’s interview with Rohin Guha here (It’s the Jan. 6th show)
A review of The Birdwisher at Betteranever
& coming soon: More information on Birds of Lace upcoming 2011 titles, including chapbooks from Jackie Wang, Adam Strauss and Kristina Marie Darling!
Pop-music loving, opinion-having, Relief Work-authoring Rohin Guha will be on East Village Radio this Thursday, 8pm eastern time, to discuss what Mr. Guha is apt to discuss. You can listen live online by clicking the link to EVR’s website.
Happy New Year from Birds of Lace! The year begins with a wonderful bang: the Relief Work release party/reading! Join us:
in 2011 BoL will have several magnificent new releases: chapbooks from Adam Strauss & Kristina Marie Darling as well as a new issue of Finery, in addition to some other secret exciting-ness which cannot be shared just yet.
Rohin Guha’s Relief Work is officially released today! Purchase here.
In the opening story of Rohin Guha’s ‘Relief Work’ we are treated to
vomit, Steve Madden shoes, diarrhea, and the euphemism “eat-hole.”
Later there are blow jobs, teenagers, mothers, grandmothers, ghost
dogs leaving ghost shits, and a keen yearning for connection and
continuity; if you’re smart–and you are–then you know that all these
things are little glowing marks on the axis of life that can only be
puzzled out long after the fact. In Rohin’s world, we go home, live,
drink coffee, unfurl, fuck and fall asleep with the puzzle pieces
stuck to our cheek. We wake up and laugh at the reddened indentations
on our faces, and even though our small tragedies make us ache
something terrible, we call our mamas and tell them we love them.
‘Relief Work’ is a smart, funny, nasty little darling wretch of a
mama, and you will love her. Promise.
*Stay tuned for information about the early January Brooklyn release reading/party for Relief Work!
You can now pre-order Rohin Guha’s Relief Work at the Birds of Lace etsy shop! Click here to order.
Additionally, we’ve added a holiday special: purchase all three Birds of Lace chapbooks (Relief Work by Rohin Guha, Fabulous Essential by Niina Pollari, and Blood and Jasmine When I Dreamed Her by Christine Vi-Van Nguyen) at a discount. Click here to order.