Common Ground#908

Publishing-in-Transit: Nightboat Books

Featuring Stephen Motika, Lindsey Boldt, Gia Gonzales, and Cole Swensen


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Nightboat Books Director and Publisher Stephen Motika, Editorial Director Lindsey Boldt, and Managing Editor Gia Gonzales join Rail contributor Cole Swensen for a conversation and reading.

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Stephen Motika

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Stephen Motika is the author of Western Practice and the chapbooks Arrival and at Mono, In the Madrones, and Private Archive. He is the editor of Tiresias: The Collected Poems of Leland Hickman and co-editor of Dear Kathleen: On the Occasion of Kathleen Fraser’s 80th Birthday. His articles and poems have appeared in Another Chicago Magazine, At Length, BOMB, the Brooklyn Review, the Constant Critic, Eleven Eleven, Maggy, the Poetry Project Newsletter, Poets & Writers, and Vanitas, among other publications. He is the director and publisher of Nightboat Books.

Lindsey Boldt

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Lindsey Boldt is the author of Weirding (Dogpark Collective), Overboard (Publication Studio), and several chapbooks including Titties for Lindsey and There Are No Cops in America and the Streets are Paved w/ Cheese. With Steve Orth she writes plays and teaches Poets Theater Workshops. She is the editorial director of Nightboat Books and lives in Oakland, California.

Gia Gonzales

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Gia Gonzales is a poet based in New York City, where she was born. Her work has most recently appeared in baest: a journal of queer forms and affects, Femmescapes, Bomb Cyclone: A Journal of Ecopoetics, and variously with the Poetry Project. Her first chapbook, RENDER SLEAZE was published by Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs. She is the managing editor at Nightboat Books.

Cole Swensen

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Poet Cole Swensen is the author of 17 volumes of poetry and a collection of critical essays, Noise That Stays Noise. A book of hybrid poem-essays, Art in Time, was published by Nightboat in 2021. A former Guggenheim Fellow, she has been a finalist for the National Book Award and has been awarded the Iowa Poetry Prize, the SF State Poetry Center Book Award, and the National Poetry Series. She has also translated over 20 volumes of poetry, prose, and art criticism from French and won the 2004 PEN USA Award in Literary Translation.

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