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October 2018

&NOW Festival 2018 (Notre Dame, IN)

October 4, 2018October 7, 2018
University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN United States + Google Map

Saturday, October 10 at 9:00 p.m. Location: 102 DeBartolo Hall Counter-Desecration: Critical Making for Catastrophic Times In catastrophic times, new collectivies emerge & respond. The issue of intervention into the dominant and destructive narratives of progress that rule our age is taken up in Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World, where she envisions collaboration as a means of reimagining and remaking the future. Her emphasis on biological resurgence compels us to consider how we might reorganize…

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Reading at KGB Monday Night Poetry (New York, NY)

October 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm EDT
KGB Bar, 85 E 4th Street
New York, NY United States
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Free

Shanna Compton with Ron Villanueva For twenty years and counting, the Monday night poetry series at KGB Bar has welcomed poets and drawn standing-room only audiences into the dimly lit, red-painted lounge that formerly served as the headquarters of the Ukrainian Labor Home. "In the years since it opened in 1993, KGB has become something of a New York literary institution. Writers hooked up in the publishing world read here with pleasure and without pay to an adoring public over drinks almost…

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March 2019

Reading and Q&A at Feminist Currents Symposium (Newtown, PA)

March 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm EST
Bucks County Community College, Building TK
Newtown, PA United States
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Three poets publishing with the NJ-based independent press Bloof Books read from their work, followed by a book signing and Q&A on the intersections of feminism, literary arts, and small-press publishing. Featuring Jennifer L. Knox (Days of Shame & Failure), Nikki Wallschaleger (Crawlspace), and Shanna Compton (Brink).  

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April 2019

Small Press Book Fair, New Orleans Poetry Festival (New Orleans, LA)

April 20, 2019 @ 5:00 amApril 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm EDT
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude
New Orleans, LA United States
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  Bloof Books will be showcasing our full catalog of poetry paperbacks, three new handmade chapbooks, and other printed ephemera—including new releases by Nikki Wallschlaeger, Douglas Piccinnini, Dakotah Jennifer, and JJ Rowan. Several of our poets will also be on hand for events throughout the festival, including Elisabeth Workman, Daniel Borzutzky, K. Lorraine Graham, Maureen Thorson, and Shanna Compton. We'll probably be sewing chapbooks while you browse, and we're happy to give you a demo or read you a poem.

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Radio Love of a Nocturnal Crowd: A Reading Courting Joyce Mansour (New Orleans, LA)

April 21, 2019 @ 7:15 am8:15 am EDT
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude
New Orleans, LA United States
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Joyce Mansour at her home in Paris 1977 / Joyce Mansour chez elle à Paris en 1977. Photo by Marion Kalter (marionkalter.com) Shanna Compton, Elisabeth Workman, Paula Cisewski, Kenning JP Garcia, MC Hyland, Maureen Thorson, K. Lorraine Graham & Daniel Borzutzky CAFE ISTANBUL, inside the New Orleans Healing Center Join poets from Bloof Books and friends at the New Orleans Poetry Festival as we tune our antennae to the dark-erotic frequencies of the Jewish French-Egyptian poet, Joyce Mansour, Queen of…

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Sunday Lunch Feature Reading, New Orleans Poetry Festival (New Orleans, LA)

April 22, 2019 @ 8:15 am9:45 am EDT
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude
New Orleans, LA United States
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Sunday lunch-hour featured poets: Shanna Compton, Allison Cobb, Erin Elizabeth Smith & MC Hyland Cafe Istanbul, inside the New Orleans Healing Center

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March 2020

POSTPONED: Whale Prom Alternative Bookfair during AWP 2020: San Antonio

March 7 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm EST
Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star
San Antonio, United States
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This appearance has been canceled due to the Public Health Emergency declared in the city of San Antonio. Whale Prom hopes to reschedule for a future date.

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April 2020

LitLife Poetry Festival: Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

April 4 @ 2:30 pm4:00 pm EDT
Hirsch Community Center, Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Ave
Rosemont, PA 19010
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Manuscript Development: In this panel, poets and editors talk about the work that goes into creating a book or a chapbook. How closely do presses work with poets? What should a poet know about submitting work during open reading times or contests? What are some of the expected and unexpected challenges of assembling a manuscript for publication? Panelists: Shanna Compton & Pattie McCarthy of Bloof Books; Gabriel Cleveland & Fred Shaw of Cavankerry

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New Orleans Poetry Festival: Bookfair April 18–19

April 16April 19
New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude
New Orleans, LA United States
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I'll be at the New Orleans Poetry Festival in April! Look for me at the Bloof Books table in the bookfair Saturday and Sunday.

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Inkwood Books: Haddonfield, NJ

April 25 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm EDT
Inkwood Books, 31 Kings Hwy East
Haddonfield, NJ 08033 United States
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Details to come! A small-press reception and reading featuring Shanna Compton, Tom McAllister, and others TBD at Inkwood Books.

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