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September 2015 in Missoula, Montana: A Celebration of the Written Word
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Saturday, September 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
YesYes Books: Small Press Poetry

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Just beginning its fifth year, YesYes Books has released titles that have won the American Book Award (Boyishly by Tanya Olson), the Lambda Award for Gay Poetry ([insert] boy by Danez Smith), and been ranked as top collections of the year (American Barricade by Danniel Schoonebeek and If I Should Say I Have Hope by Lynn Melnick, among others). YesYes Books is fast becoming known for its experimental projects, its electrifying tours, and the diversity of voice it brings forward. 

Enjoy a brief reading from three of the newest poets at YesYes Books and then stay for a discussion with these poets and the publisher of this young, dynamic, award winning literary press as we walk through the journey from submission to production to promotion of small press poetry in today’s climate. 


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KMA Sullivan

Publisher, YesYes Books
KMA Sullivan is the author of Necessary Fire, winner of the St Lawrence Book Award (Black Lawrence Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Southern Humanities Review, Forklift, Ohio, The Nervous Breakdown, Gertrude, diode, and elsewhere. Essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, and Nailed. She has been awarded residencies in creative nonfiction and poetry at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio... Read More →

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avatar for Caylin Capra-Thomas

Caylin Capra-Thomas

Caylin Capra-Thomas's second chapbook, Inside My Electric City, is due out from YesYes Books in 2016.  Another chapbook, The Marilyn Letters, is available through dancing girl press.  Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in journals such asCrazyhorse, Fugue, Bat City Review, Willow Springs, Vinyl, and Phantom Limb.  She lives here in Missoula, where she peddles some (but not all) of your vices.
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jamie j. mortara

Founder, voicemail poems
jamie j. mortara is a poet from New Jersey built out of bikes and bagels and anxiety and punk rock and too many episodes of Carl Sagan's Cosmos. They hold an MFA from UNCW and are the author of small creatures / wide field, an interactive fiction collection from tNY Press. jamie currently operates voicemailpoems.org from Portland, OR and wherever there's free WiFi. 'some planet' (YesYes Books, 2015) is their first full-length collection... Read More →
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Meghan Privitello

Meghan Privitello is the author of A New Language for Falling Out of Love (YesYes Books, 2015) and the forthcoming chapbook Notes on the End of the World (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). Poems have appeared in Boston Review, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast. A Public Space,  Best New Poets, Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation, & elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2014 NJ State Council of the Arts Fellowship in... Read More →


Saturday September 12, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Holiday Inn - Madison 200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT 59802

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