An Evening with Poets of The Contributor

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Third Man Books is proud and humbled to announce that we will be partnering with longtime Nashville institution The Contributor, a weekly newspaper published and distributed by our city’s homeless...

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Third Man Books at Pitchfork!

Thanks to Book Fort, Third Man Books is going to Pitchfork, 2015! TMR co-founder and TMB co-editor Ben Swank will be joined by new TMB author Sampson Starkweather plus Language...

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Third Man Books in Seattle 6/11/15 to Celebrate Poet Frank Stanford and New Book Hidden Water

“The big event in poetry for 2015 will likely be the long-awaited resurrection of Frank Stanford, a legendary badass from Arkansas, much of whose poetry has been unavailable since his...

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Review of Janaka Stucky in Boston and a Video w/ Insect Fable

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Stage magic used to be a mix of illusion, hypnotism, and occult pretension. It drew from the most potent and ancient form of religious initiation: performance. We think of performance today as something that happens on stage. We no longer participate, except as passive witnesses. But the history of theater, magic, and religion once required a different intention on the part of the audience. We were there to be transformed, to transcend. It’s ironic that it would take a poet, once the first communicator of myth and tradition, to remind us of how we once engaged with the shaman, the magician, the priest. Janaka Stucky reading at Cambridge’s Brattle Theatre was such a moment. He began; as any good magician or shaman should, with a story. Stucky described the trance state that can result after long stretches of driving and, as the audience watched, Stucky went into a trance state himself--conjuring images of a mechanical insect built from the debris of his own body. Moving seamlessly from anecdote to image, the crowd went along with him. Something was happening here.

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London, ReIncarnation, Rough Trade, Roundhouse Sells Out for Poetry

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Third Man Books author Janaka Stucky and editor Chet Weise were fortunate enough to be invited to the UK for a weekend of language and music courtesy of Rough Trade...

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Music is Sacred

those of you who stand for the sanctity of musicso that its soul can breatheand be heardso that it blooms in graveyardsechoes in hotel hallwaysawakens neighbors in the nightand fills...

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Third Man Books in London for The Poetry ReIncarnation, May 30, and is named Publisher of the Month by Rough Trade, UK.

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Book Trailer: The Truth Is We Are Perfect by Janaka Stucky

See an unburning book turn pages premiered today at Vol.1 Brooklyn. Third Man Books' trailer for The Truth Is We Are Perfect by Janaka Stucky featuring music by Nashville band...

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Janaka Stucky Pre-Sale and Tour

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Janaka Stucky THE TRUTH IS WE ARE PERFECT Release Day!

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Janaka Stucky has been hard on tour in the Midwest. Today we are pleased to announce the official release of his book of poems The Truth Is We Are Perfect,...

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