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Lonely Boy Blues

LONELY BOY BLUES
75th-anniversary edition of Alan Kapelner's proto-Beat novel, out of print for more than 50 years. This edition includes a 1967 interview with the author by Seymour Krim and features Art Sussman's cover art from the 1956 Lion Books paperback edition.

June 1, 2019 / 150 pages / $12.99

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Ice Never F

ICE NEVER F
First ever reissue of Gil Orlovitz's neglected 1970 experimental novel

April 24, 2019 / 320 pages / $15.99

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Sweet Adversity

SWEET ADVERSITY
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).

January 28, 2019 / 600 pages / $19.99

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Demolition Night

DEMOLITION NIGHT
In a break from our mission of rescuing forgotten offbeat classics from the dustbin of literary history, Tough Poets presents this first novel by Ross Barkan, contributor to The Village Voice, The Guardian, The New Yorker, etc.

October 15, 2018 / 234 pages / $14.99

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Confessions of a Nowaday Child

CONFESSIONS OF A NOWADAY CHILD
First reissue of the 1966 semi-autobiographical second novel by Erje Ayden (1936–2013), the "Turkish beatnik of Greenwich Village," best known for his 1965 cult bestseller The Crazy Green of Second Avenue.

September 15, 2018 / 118 pages / $12.00

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What Are They All Waiting For?

WHAT ARE THEY ALL WAITING FOR?
Collected short stories, poems, and essays by experimental writer Gil Orlovitz (1918–1973)

June 7, 2018 / 274 pages / $15.99

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Four Fictions

FIVE FICTIONS
Previously unpublished novellas and short stories by Marvin Cohen

May 1, 2018 / 220 pages / $13.99

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Baseball as Metaphysics

BASEBALL AS METAPHYSICS
New expanded edition of Marvin Cohen’s 1974 Baseball the Beautiful

Introduction by Jim Bouton
November 15, 2017 / 112 pages / $10.95

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The Self-Devoted Friend

THE SELF-DEVOTED FRIEND
50th-anniversary edition of Marvin Cohen’s debut fiction

June 1, 2017 / 166 pages / $12.95

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Others, Including Morstive Sternbump

OTHERS, INCLUDING MORSTIVE STERNBUMP
Expanded 40th-anniversary edition
November 1, 2016 / 248 pages / $14.95

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Sarpedon: A Play by Gregory Corso

SARPEDON
Beat poet Gregory Corso’s previously unpublished first play

Introduction by Rick Schober
July 1, 2016 / 36 pages / $5.99

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The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso

THE WHOLE SHOT
Thirteen interviews that span the most productive years of Corso’s career

Edited by Rick Schober / Foreword by Dick Brukenfeld
May 1, 2015 / 204 pages / $12.95

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Forthcoming

The Wolf Who Swallowed the Sun

THE WOLF WHO SWALLOWED THE SUN
A Jungian Fable of Family and Finance Across the Twentieth Century

Written in 1998 but never before published, Donald Newlove's novel is a sweeping saga of one family's greed, extortion, and double-crossing as they strive to acquire a controlling interest in the world's wealth. It is also the story of Billy Baxter, heir to this massive fortune who, with the help of a married couple of Chinese-Swiss Jungian psychologists (one of whom he has fallen in love with), seeks atonement for his family's sins. As an added twist that only a first-rate storyteller like Newlove could credibly pull off, Baxter also happens to be descendent from an ancient clan of humanoid wolves on the brink of extinction.

July 1, 2019 / 250 pages / $14.99

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Gulping's Recital

GULPING'S RECITAL
First ever reissue of the surreal, absurdist novel by Russell Edson, originally published in 1984 by Guignol Books. Edson, whose work was noted for its humor and often cartoonish surrealism, was widely recognized as "the godfather of the prose poem in America." He also published numerous collections of poetry, a collection of plays, and a second novel.

Fall 2019 / ~150 pages / Price TBD

About Tough Poets Press

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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