Tough Poets Press

Books

Fables

FABLES
Alexander Theroux
December 1, 2021

The Secret Service

THE SECRET SERVICE
Wendy Walker
Interview by George Salis
November 8, 2021

The Game

THE GAME
Izzy Abrahami
September 14, 2021

Early Stories

EARLY STORIES
Alexander Theroux
August 10, 2021

The Land that Touches Mine

THE LAND THAT TOUCHES MINE
John Sanford
Introduction by Jack Mearns
August 10, 2021

Questions to Ask Before Proceeding

QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE PROCEEDING
Marvin Cohen
July 6, 2021

Segelfoss Town

SEGELFOSS TOWN
Knut Hamsun
May 24, 2021

Mangled Hands

MANGLED HANDS
Johnny Stanton
Introduction and interview by George Salis
April 11, 2021

Slow Vision

SLOW VISION
Maxwell Bodenheim
Introduction by Paul Maher Jr.
February 16, 2021

Speaking in an Empty Room

SPEAKING IN AN EMPTY ROOM: THE SELECTED LETTERS OF JOHN SANFORD
Introduction and edited by Dan Giancola
Afterword by Jack Mearns
January 4, 2021

Happiness Bastard

COLLECTED PLAYS
Gregory Corso
Introduction by Rick Schober
January 4, 2021

Conversations and Versifications

CONVERSATIONS AND VERSIFICATIONS
Marvin Cohen
Edited by Colin Myers and Maggie Beale
January 4, 2021

The Flutter of an Eyelid

THE FLUTTER OF AN EYELID
Myron Brinig
Illustrations by Lynd Ward
November 9, 2020

Happiness Bastard

HAPPINESS BASTARD
Kirby Doyle
October 12, 2020

Romance & Revolution

ROMANCE & REVOLUTION
Vanessa Matic
August 4, 2020

Plays on Words

PLAYS ON WORDS
Marvin Cohen
June 23, 2020

Yesterday's Burdens

YESTERDAY'S BURDENS
Robert M. Coates
Introduction by Mathilde Roza
Afterword by Malcolm Cowley
June 1, 2020

Ceremonies in Bachelor Space

CEREMONIES IN BACHELOR SPACE
Russell Edson
May 1, 2020

Milkbottle H

MILKBOTTLE H
Gil Orlovitz
May 1, 2020

Children of the Age

CHILDREN OF THE AGE
Knut Hamsun
March 16, 2020

The Water Wheel

THE WATER WHEEL
Julian L. Shapiro (a.k.a. John Sanford)
Introduction by Jack Mearns
March 16, 2020

The Hungry Girls and Other Stories

THE HUNGRY GIRLS AND OTHER STORIES
Patricia Eakins
Interview by Françoise Palleau-Papin
December 16, 2019

Gulping's Recital

GULPING'S RECITAL
Russell Edson
Afterword by Mark Tursi
September 30, 2019

The Wolf Who Swallowed the Sun

THE WOLF WHO SWALLOWED THE SUN: A Jungian Fable of Family and Finance Across the Twentieth Century
Donald Newlove
July 15, 2019

Lonely Boy Blues

LONELY BOY BLUES
75th-anniversary edition

Alan Kapelner
Interview by Seymour Krim
June 1, 2019

Ice Never F

ICE NEVER F
Gil Orlovitz
April 24, 2019

Sweet Adversity

SWEET ADVERSITY
Donald Newlove
January 28, 2019

Demolition Night

DEMOLITION NIGHT
Ross Barkan
October 15, 2018

Confessions of a Nowaday Child

CONFESSIONS OF A NOWADAY CHILD
Erje Ayden
September 15, 2018

What Are They All Waiting For?

WHAT ARE THEY ALL WAITING FOR?
Gil Orlovitz
Compiled by Rick Schober
June 7, 2018

Four Fictions

FIVE FICTIONS
Marvin Cohen
May 1, 2018

Baseball as Metaphysics

BASEBALL AS METAPHYSICS
Marvin Cohen
Introduction by Jim Bouton
November 15, 2017

The Self-Devoted Friend

THE SELF-DEVOTED FRIEND
50th-anniversary edition

Marvin Cohen
June 1, 2017

Others, Including Morstive Sternbump

OTHERS, INCLUDING MORSTIVE STERNBUMP
40th-anniversary edition

Marvin Cohen
Interview by Walter James Miller November 1, 2016

Sarpedon: A Play by Gregory Corso

SARPEDON
Gregory Corso
Introduction by Rick Schober
July 1, 2016

The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso

THE WHOLE SHOT: COLLECTED INTERVIEWS WITH GREGORY CORSO
Edited by Rick Schober
Foreword by Dick Brukenfeld
May 1, 2015

Forthcoming

Journey Not to End

JOURNEY NOT TO END
Paul Herr
December 8, 2021

Movieland

MOVIELAND
Ramón Gómez de la Serna
January 17, 2022


News & Reviews

2021

November 19, 2021 / Los Angeles Review of Books
The Long Half-Life of Proletarian Prose: On Michael Gold and Maxwell Bodenheim

November 5, 2021 / Genealogies of Modernity
Stories on the Side of Grace: Review of Alexander Theroux's Early Stories

September 22, 2021 / Los Angeles Review of Books
The Burden of History in John Sanford's Make My Bed in Hell and The Land that Touches Mine

September 2, 2021 / ArtsJournal
In Praise of Donald Newlove

August 27, 2021 / The New York Times
Donald Newlove, 93, Dies; Novelist Explored the Depths of Drink

August 20, 2021 / Publishers Weekly
Author Donald Newlove Dies at 93

June 4, 2021 / Los Angeles Review of Books
Prisoners of the Page: On Myron Brinig's The Flutter of an Eyelid

June 1, 2021 / The Collidescope
Fame and Famine: A Conversation with Marvin Cohen

May 21, 2021 / Boog City
Discovered Treasure: Gregory Corso’s Collected Plays are the Thing

April 22, 2021 / The East Hampton Star
Splenetically Yours: Review of Speaking in an Empty Room: The Selected Letters of John Sanford

April 18, 2021 / The Collidescope
What Heartbreak the Wind Will Bring: An Interview with Donald Newlove

April 11, 2021 / The Neglected Books Page
Book Review: The Flutter of an Eyelid by Myron Brinig

April 5, 2021 / Glenn Cole Russell
Book Review: Gulping's Recital by Russell Edson

January 18, 2021 / European Literature Network
#RivetingReviews: Johanne Elster Hanson reviews Children of the Age by Knut Hamsun

January 7, 2021 / Boston Globe
New England Literary News: A new book of plays by the Beat poet Gregory Corso

January 7, 2021 / Eclectica Magazine
Corso But Even More So (Review of Collected Plays)

January 6, 2021 / Please Kill Me
Gregory Corso: Street Punk & Beat Turned Poet & Playwright

January 4, 2021 / Alta Journal
The Pleasure-Seekers: Myron Brinig's The Flutter of an Eyelid is the great lost classic of Los Angeles literature.

2020

November 21, 2020 / inchoatia
Book Review: The Flutter of an Eyelid by Myron Brinig

July 6, 2020 / Midwest Book Review
Book Review: Romance & Revolution by Vanessa Matic

June 17, 2020 / The Book Beat
Book Review: Ceremonies in Bachelor Space by Russell Edson

May 10, 2020 / inchoatia
Book Review: The Hungry Girls and Other Stories by Patricia Eakins

March 5, 2020 / yourArlington.com
Arlington press to publish Nobel Prize winner's novel

2019

December 11, 2019 / Making Book
This is what I'm talking about

December 2, 2019 / The Collidescope
Book Review: Gulping's Recital by Russell Edson

November 22, 2019 / Publishers Weekly
The One-Man Press Resuscitating Forgotten Classics

October 18, 2019 / The Collidescope
Imaginary Beings: An Interview with Patricia Eakins

July 28, 2019 / The Collidescope
Thrill of the Hunt: An Interview with the Founder of Tough Poets Press

February 26, 2019 / Please Kill Me
Overcoming Adversity: A Drunk's Redemption

January 26, 2019 / inchoatia
Book Review: Sweet Adversity by Donald Newlove

January 21, 2019 / Fiction Writers Review
Dystopias Future and Past: Demolition Night by Ross Barkan

2018

November 2, 2018 / inchoatia
Book Review: Confessions of a Nowaday Child by Erje Ayden

October 10, 2018 / Medium
The Long Winding Road to Publishing a Novel - Ross Barkan

2017

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

2016

November 23, 2016 / 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

2015

August 1, 2015 / The Allen Ginsberg Project
Gregory Corso Interviews: Another of the summer's essential books

July 30, 2015 / i-Italy
Meeting a Beat in Paris: Fred Misurella recalls his 1976 interview with Gregory Corso, newly republished in The Whole Shot

March 12, 2015 / Best American Poetry
An Interview with Richard Schober, Editor of The Whole Shot: Collected Interviews with Gregory Corso

About Tough Poets Press

Tough Poets Press, founded in 2015, is a small independent publisher of new and rediscovered unconventional and neglected literary fiction, poetry, and non-fiction.


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