This & That

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They Leave Us

It's inevitable. But the day it happens is a startling one. And it seems we've had so many such days over the last few months. Still, the voice on the page remains. Philip Levine January 10, 1928 – February 14, 2015 Tomaž Šalamun July 4,… Read More

January 1st and Counting

Since 1988 (beginning with the original incarnation of Open Books), the first week of the new year has meant inventory for us. This year was no different -- nor were the tools we used to count every book on our shelves. It's a two-person operation,… Read More

Some of the Goods

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To Keep Time by Joseph Massey

($17.95 Omnidawn)

With his third collection, Massey invokes the likes of Lorine Niedecker, Larry Eigner, and Joseph Ceravolo with short, sharp stanzas in which man-made objects coalesce with nature and vectors of light kiss spheres of color. He even calls up, in certain segments, the non-domestic elements …

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The Three Einsteins by Sarah Galvin

($15 Poor Claudia)

Those of you who have heard Ms. Galvin read her work and longed to see those deliciously odd pieces in print will now be able to savor them in the privacy of your own home. And if you’re new to her plain-spoken though anything-but-plain writing, …

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