10 March 2013


Compline is on the verge of publishing two HUGE long-players this spring, the ordinary by David Brazil and The Antidote by Jackqueline Frost, two of the most anticipated books to come out of the Bay Area in recent memory, and, incredibly, "first books" by both authors.

In order to produce these crucial interventions this season, however, I need folks to purchase them in advance. As opposed to chapbooks made from re-sourced and recycled materials, full-length books are incredibly expensive to make. Like, really expensive. Further, Compline receives ZERO institutional funding, which means I pay for these books completely out of pocket. In other words, every book I make takes food directly out of the mouth of my innocent, six-month old baby. Which is finally to say that, by preordering these books, you are directly helping to feed a defenseless baby and you're also receiving two of the most important poetry publications of the decade to boot. Seriously.

These books are going to be BIG, they are going to be BEAUTIFULLY PRODUCED, and they will be ready for the post in April/May. In the meantime, I hope you'll trust my decisions as a curator and a book designer, and invest in these books NOW so I can afford to get them in your hands. There are a few ways to do this: you can order Jackqueline or David's books on their own for $15 a piece, and I'll cover shipping and postage when they're ready. OR, you can order both books for only $25 (cheap!), I'll cover shipping and postage, and I'll throw in an additional Compline publication of your choice FOR FREE. That's how we do it!

Don't hesitate. Don't over think. Preorder these books now if you care about the future of contemporary poetry. Or if you care whether babies live or die.

*To order both David Brazil's the ordinary and Jackqueline Frost's The Antidote, along with a FREE Compline publication of your choice (simply outline which you'd like in the paypal comments), CLICK HERE.

*To order David Brazil's the ordinary, CLICK HERE.

*To order Jackqueline Frost's The Antidote, CLICK HERE.

As always, we are grateful for your continued support! And don't forget to visit the Compline webpage here!

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