Updated: Oct 15
I am happy to announce that you can now pre-order the press's two latest chapbooks: Corey Qureshi's What You Want and Jonathon Todd's Shift Drinks. Both poets are from Philadelphia and both collections address themes of work and struggle, and I'm very excited to have them join the press's growing catalogue.
Right now, you can pre-order both books right here on the site, and they will ship in early November. Between now and then, I will be posting excerpts, interviews with the writers, and photos of the finished books. We will also be holding a reading in November via Zoom, so be on the lookout for more updates soon!
Here are some screen caps from the website with more info on the books, featuring images the poets themselves selected (as is customary with DMP):
Also, with each sale, we are proud to be raising money for the Community Action Relief Project (CARP) in Philadelphia. According to their website, "CARP is a mutual aid and harm reduction project committed to sharing resources and redistributing wealth throughout the Kensington community of Philadelphia. . . . [They] provide essential supplies needed for survival, including hot meals, snacks, clothing, hygiene kits, on site wound care, and safer drug use kits." In addition, they offer community education and a library of radical literature. As before, writers will receive half of all income from sales, and the remaining half will be split equally between the press and CARP.
Lastly, I am aware that this release comes at a moment of acute suffering and horror in the world. As we speak, Palestinians are enduring a genocidal siege at the hands of the Israeli military, all with the direct support and encouragement of the United States government. In solidarity with the Palestinian people, who have lived for decades under brutal apartheid, I will be making an immediate $200 donation in the press’s name to the Middle East Children's Alliance (MECA), an organization providing emergency aid to the people of Gaza. Half of the Gazan population consists of people under the age of eighteen, and MECA is providing vital support to families there. In effect, this amount will match what we anticipate raising for CARP, but with the benefit of being given immediately. Receipts for this will be provided soon.
As always, thank you for reading, and thank you for your interest in Dead Mall Press.
RM Haines, editor