Streckfus and MacDonald

Streckfus and MacDonaldMalvern played host to a very moving and memorable event on Tuesday night: a reading from the immensely talented Peter Streckfus (left) and Rob MacDonald (right). Peter is author of The Cuckoo (selected by Louise Glück for the Yale Series of Younger Poets) and the hot-off-the-press Errings, while Rob is editor of the acclaimed online journal Sixth Finch and has books forthcoming from Rye House Press and Racing Form. Thanks to both of them for taking a turn upon our stage, and thanks to everyone who came out for a listen… we trust these two brilliant blokes did not disappoint!

As always, we had our video camera at the ready, and we hope you’ll enjoy checking out some footage from a fabulous night of poetry.

Stocking Up in Seattle

We’re busy getting our stage all spiffy for tonight’s reading with poets Peter Streckfus and Rob MacDonald. It’s going to be awesome—they’re two seriously talented blokes—and we’re looking forward to seeing y’all there!

Joe and Stephen

We’re also recovering from our assorted tote-bag-toting escapades at last week’s AWP shindig in Seattle. We stole several (highly caffeinated) pre-conference moments to play literary tourist, visiting a few of the city’s fantastic small bookstores and gawping admiringly at the beautiful (and beautifully functional) public library. And as for the conference itself? We had a blast! We caught up with a ton of bookish pals (pictured above is Dr. Joe, Malvern’s curmudgeon-in-chief, with Smartish Pace founder Stephen Reichert), made some new friends, and stocked up on some very exciting books. Coming soon to a Malvern shelf near you, we have titles from a bunch of wonderful small presses, including (pictured below, from top to bottom) Bloof Books, Coconut Books, The Overlook Press, Forklift, Ohio and Typecast Publishing, and University of Pittsburgh Press.

Bloof Books

Coconut Books

Overlook Press

Forklift Ohio

University of Pittsburgh Press