Coming in early 2019 / ∼600 pages / Price TBD
First ever reissue of Donald Newlove's 1978 novel about jazz-playing, alcoholic Siamese twins. Originally published as two separate novels: Leo & Theodore (1972) and The Drunks (1974).
"Easily one of the most ambitious American novels of the last fifty years."
The Neglected Books Page
"One of the most desperately funny books we've been given in a long time."
The New York Times
"A dazzling highwire act ... the sheer inventiveness and strength of his writing turn risk into triumph, drunken monologues into subtle satire, A.A. meetings into riveting dramas, and what in another writer might be bathos into brilliant comedy ... probably the most clear-eyed and movingand certainly one of the most honestbooks ever written about alcoholics."
The New Yorker
"That he's one of the best American writers is now unmistakable."
October 10, 2018 / Medium
The Long Winding Road to Publishing a Novel - Ross Barkan
December 7, 2017 / Varsity
Book Review: Baseball as Metaphysics by Marvin Cohen
October 17, 2017 / Entropy
Small Press: Interview with Rick Schober of Tough Poets Press
June 12, 2017 / Fiction Writers Review
The Drumbeat of Society: An Interview with Marvin Cohen
November 23, 201 / The Village Voice
Surreal Genius: Why Onetime Literary Hotshot Marvin Cohen Deserves Another Look
May 11, 2016 / Jared A. Carnie Blog
5 Questions With Rick Schober
August 1, 2015 / The Allen Ginsberg Project
Gregory Corso Interviews: Another of the summer’s essential books
March 12, 2015 / Best American Poetry
An Interview with Richard Schober, Editor of The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso
Tough Poets Press is a one-person independent publisher of rediscovered literary fiction and non-fiction. It was founded in 2014 specifically to publish The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso, a book that had been in the works since 2010.
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