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 Lessons contributors Paige Taggart and Josh Gillis. There will be two readings and 2X the party. On Thursday, July 16 check out the BK4T P4K pre-party at The Whistler, 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave, 6:30pm and Friday, July 17 at the Book Fort at Pitchfork!

Sampson Starkweather is the author of PAIN: The Board Game forthcoming from Third Man Books in 2015, and The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather. He is a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. His most recent chapbooks are Flowers of Rad by Factory Hollow Press, Flux Capacitor, a collaborative audio poetry album from Black Cake Records, and Until the Joy of Death Hits, pop/love GIF poems forthcoming from Spork Press. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Paige Taggart is a Northern Californian and currently resides in Brooklyn. Want For Lion is her first full-length collection. Her second book Or Replica will be published by Brooklyn Arts Press. She is the author of 5 chapbooks: Last Difficult Gardens (Horse Less Press), DIGITAL MACRAMÉ (Poor Claudia) Polaroid Parade (Greying Ghost) and The Ice Poems (DoubleCross Press), and forthcoming I am Writing To You From Another CountryTranslations of Henri Michaux (Greying Ghost Press). She earned her MFA from the New School and was a 2009 NYFA fellow. She works as a full-time jewelry production manager & additionally makes her own jewelry.

Julia Cohen's most recent book is a collection of non-fiction, I Was Not Born (Noemi Press, 2014). Her other poetry books are Collateral Light (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014) and Triggermoon Triggermoon (Black Lawrence Press, 2011). Her work appears in journals like DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, Entropy, The Destroyer, and Kenyon Review Online. She lives in Chicago and is always looking for snowpants.

Joshua Gillis was born and raised in Wayne County, MI. He currently lives in Davidson County, TN. He's been published in Columbia Poetry Review, Near Rhyme, Julep Journal, Reed Magazine, and Language Lessons, Vol.1 (Third Man Books).

You may know Ben Swank as a co-founder of Third Man Records. Or, as the founder of Hate Life. Or, as the drummer for Ultras S/C, Henry and June, and Soledad Brothers. Or, for his advice column “Swank’s Guide to the Hate Life” in The Nashville Scene. Or, his work in Vice, Rolling Stone, and others. Or, as co-editor of Third Man Books. Swank has a decade-plus of experience as a hard-livin’ rock ‘n’ roll dude.