Releases. All of our books are printed and perfect bound in the USA with high-quality uncoated stock. In addition to new works of poetry, Golias Books also publishes "reissues" of out-of-print or otherwise unduly neglected work. For wholesale orders, please see our page at Small Press Distribution [here]. For individual orders please use the options here.
The Pasolini Book
New Release, 2022.
I rode the subway and wrote what I saw
including my own modest wrong-headed theories
in the desert I just sit and think and in thinking
and using the sky to know time I am mortal
or the walk into present life
or at night (repetitions)
waking up at night
and walking in
Published Summer 2021
It's us, but it's us massively
distributed as monthly
visitations of aesopic tint
breathing on spec
to float the rent
Published Spring 2020
In the torn brightened
earnings of the new time
nothing changes . . .
making self of self
Or the bank took my self away
there’s nothing left to earn
Published Spring 2019
The charred edge of republic matter blinks out
into space in whose eyes heavy with salt
loam like placid gore during the sabotage
all I do I do drunk and rest my forehead
against the screen like a demotic internship
minor subject recovery unit.
The Awful Truth
Published Fall 2017
It seems generous of the dream to have selected me for the prize, but the dream is actually too busy being proud of its own ability to give prizes to worry about me or my book about crying . . .
Can of Human Heat
Mark Francis Johnson
Published Fall 2017
What a dismal sight greeted me! Two small squares of spiritless loaner nougat lobbied my head in a whisper; a gaunt dijonnaise packet, darkly crusted at one end, didn’t even try. And the room’s bit of color? A brittle brown fern such as one might encounter on a long-abandoned porn set. I started a tab.
Archival Reissues. Important works that are out of print or unduly neglected. Selected, redesigned, and republished in accessible reading copies with new prefatory and critical materials.
Precious against a Precious Thing
The Selected Poems of Michael Field
Archival Reissue, 2019
With a new biographical essay by the editors
And a foreword by Stacy Szymaszek
What of this love? Where doth it dwell?
Concentrate and yet harbouring,
Precious against a precious thing—
A Pearl within her shell.