Aforementioned at AWP!

AWP event poster_REV2Readers, we’re less than a week from AWP!

If you’re going to the conference, we hope you’ll swing by table 1920 during the book fair and say hello. We’ll be offering apt subscriptions at a discount and back issues for a song, and we’ll be raffling off an ARC of Susan McCarty’s debut collection, Anatomies, to anyone who buys any AP wares during the conference!

Plus, we’ll be tabling with our friends at Little Fiction | Big Truths, and throwing an offsite reading on Thursday night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge, featuring Angela Palm, Amanda Leduc, and our own Carissa Halston for Little Fiction, and have Gillian Devereux, Dolan Morgan, and Susan McCarty representing Aforementioned! It’s going to be such a great night, so we hope to see you there!

Neon reviews They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

“Devereux’s choice of imagery has a rich, arresting quality to it…They Used To Dance On Saturday Nights paints an intriguing portrait of faded grandeur and decayed excitement. It is brief, bright and thoroughly readable.” — Christopher Frost, Neon Magazine

Read Christopher Frost’s entire review here. Afterward, buy your copy of They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights at the AP store.

Girls with Insurance reviews They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights is…a punch in the gut. This small collection of poetry carries a spark of imagination in its throat, and reading the language is reminiscent of grit and fire igniting the page….the fantastical tone carries you to a Tom Waits style of readability that grabs your hair and makes you watch the story unfold. Nobody but him has made the carnival so sexy, raw, or appealing until now.” — Zach Fishel, Girls with Insurance

Read the full review here and be at Lorem Ipsum Books on August 25 for the release party!

Release party for They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

The following list includes factual evidence we gleaned about you as soon as you landed on our site:

You want to go to a party at the end of August.

A bookish party.

A party where people will read to you.

A party where these people will read to you: Gillian Devereux. Carissa Halston. Vincent Scarpa.

August 25. 7pm. Lorem Ipsum Books. We’ll present They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights five hours before the rest of the literate public gets to see it.

Since you’re here, consider yourself invited.

Oh. And Randolph Pfaff is hosting. We figured you’d be into that.

They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights Presale

You can now buy copies of Gillian Devereux’s forthcoming chapbook, They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights. Eight dollars (plus shipping) for all the carnival delights a sweltering summer demands.

Pre-orders will be mailed Friday, August 26.

Read an excerpt and buy the book here.

Official: They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights

We’ve been dropping hints about Gillian They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights by Gillian DevereuxDevereux’s forthcoming chapbook, They Used to Dance on Saturday Nights, for months. We now have a release date–on Friday, August 26, you can have your very own copy.

The pre-sale will begin tomorrow (get your wallets ready!) and, to accompany the fanfare, we will unveil AP’s first book trailer.

As a taste of things to come, here’s another shot of the sexy cover, as designed by Randolph Pfaff.