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Anthology Vol.2 Launch 9th September

Come join us at the Brisbane Writers Festival 9th September 2016: Guests – Samuel Wagan Watson, Mandy Beaumont and Edward Willes https://uplit.com.au/festival/brisbane-writers-festival/program/bareknuckle-press-launch

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For All The Veronicas Launches Tonight

Join us at Riverbend Books tonight for the launch of the latest in our Bareknuckle Poets pocketbook series. Andrew Galan’s For All The Veronicas (The Dog Who Staid)

 

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Bareknuckle Poet 12 monthly stats

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In the interests of transparency, and because we are an open access journal, we share with our readers and patrons the yearly reader statistics of Bareknuckle Poet.

In the past 12 months we have had 1279985 hits, which breaks down as follows.

We served 358002 pages to a total of 132966 unique (individual) readers.

That’s about 400 readers a day (average).

In the scheme of things, we are micro-plankton swimming with groupers and whales, but really, not bad for an independent journal publishing for the love of literature.

 

 

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Bareknuckle Poet Anthology In The News

BKPAnthologyvol012015Dear Readers

Our first annual anthology 2015 received itself a mention in The Australian newspaper’s ‘best books of 2015’ annual wrap in the Weekend Review on December 19 2015:

Bareknuckle Poet, an anthology edited by Brentley Frazer and AG Pettet, is beautifully produced and packed with punchy reading, worth the price alone for two prose pieces, Currawongs by Martin Edmond and Dollarbirds by Melissa Ashley.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/books-of-the-year-gerald-murnane-drusilla-modjeska-elizabeth-harrower/news-story/952137accb5beac504aa1c7caaed7949

The following week the anthology received a third of a page review; an excerpt:

Another, not unrelated, theme running through much of this anthology is a sort of fin-de-siecle decadence, spilling over at times into contemporary grunge. There are 26 pages of Baudelaire translated by Jim Nisbet and ­recurrent images of the young Arthur Rimbaud, drawn (very effectively) by Julian ­Peters. There are also several stories and poems where the sexual dimension — and the ­alcohol — are very much up-front. Mandy Beaumont’s story And They Wanted Us to Love Them is a memorable example.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/poetry-anthology-bareknuckle-has-howl-at-its-heart/news-story/ae8d9d9450cad77a9449f1641e3a9535

Note that in the above review that the Cultural Gatekeeper who wrote it rapped our knuckles for a misspelling. We apologise for that and other errors that you may (hopefully not) notice in the first thirty copies that were sent out. We rushed out a print run to have copies available in time for our Howl anniversary reading at Avid Reader on October 06 2015. As luck would have it, the reviewer here ended up with one of those copies. All errors have since been corrected and editions that were discovered to contain errors have a ‘publishers note’ insert. If you have one of those super rare editions and you would like a corrected edition, return to it us and we will replace it for you.

Stay tuned for some fantastic Bareknuckle Books releases in 2016.

Thanks for reading

Brentley Frazer
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Bareknuckle Poet ~ Journal of Letters ISSN 2204-0420
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HOWL LIVE FROM 6PM AEST AT AVID READER

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The first annual Bareknuckle Poet print anthology launches tonight at Avid Reader in West End, Brisbane, Australia. We’ll be posting live to our instagram and our facebook page if you’d like to drop by and virtually join us. The feed will show up in the instagram gallery below. Here are the links to our profiles.

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ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY NOW AVAILABLE

BAREKNUCKLE POET ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY VOLUME 001 2015

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BKP ANNUAL 001 2015
Edited by Brentley Frazer & A. G. Pettet
Publisher: BAREKNUCKLE BOOKS
IMPRINT: Bareknuckle Poets
ISSN: 2205 – 7218
PUBLISHED: 03/10/2015
Copyright: Bareknuckle Books & Contributors
Language: English
Extent: 345 pages
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Dimensions: (inches) 6x 9
$25.00 + $8.00 P&H (global) AUD

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PURCHASE

The first annual Bareknuckle Poet print anthology. This issue contains a selection of writers published here at Bareknuckle Poet during the past twelve months. It is NOT a ‘best of’ . . . it is a selection, and it was tough making that selection. If we included every author that we publish in the online journal every year (as much as we would love to), the print anthology would weight about forty kilos. Included in this first issue is a section dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the first reading of Howl by Allen Ginsberg. A. G. Pettet & Bareknuckle Books have organised a global celebration (check the details here) and we are publishing a selection of the poets who are reading at this event, alongside the full text of HOWL (under license) and a poem given to us by Gary Snyder himself. For those unfamiliar with the history of Howl and the Six Gallery read

AUTHORS: L. Ward Abel, Robert Adamson, Venero Armanno, Melissa Ashley, Lisa Marie Basile, Mandy Beaumont, Sally Breen, MTC Cronin, B. R. Dionysius, Maria C. Dominguez, Martin Edmond, Michael Farrell, Toby Fitch, Brentley Frazer, Claire Gaskin, Allen Ginsberg, Matt Hetherington, Eleanore Jackson, Anthony Lawrence, Alexandra McCallum, Tim McGabhann, Laura Jean Mckay, Corey Mesler, Reg Mombassa, A. G. Pettet, Mark Pirie, Rufo Quintavalle, Kris Saknussemm, Gary Snyder, David Stavanger, Todd Swift, John Tranter, Joanna C. Valente, Samuel Wagan Watson, Fakie Wilde, Mark Young, Ali Znadi + More

 

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PRESS RELEASE – The Howl that still shakes the world

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Bareknuckle Poet launches its first annual anthology at Avid Reader on 9th October with global 60th anniversary celebrations of Ginsberg’s seminal work.

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Bareknuckle Books’ first annual poetry + fiction + nonfiction anthology launches at 6pm on the 9th October at Avid Reader Bookshop, West End with global 60th anniversary celebrations of Ginsberg’s seminal work.


Bareknuckle Books has gathered together some of the best authors working today in its first annual poetry, fiction and nonfiction anthology; including Robert Adamson, MTC Cronin, Anthony Lawrence, John Tranter and Reg Mombassa. The anthology also features an officially licensed reprint of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl in its entirety.

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The anthology launchs at the HOWL & the Six Gallery reading at Avid Reader, West End, which is part of an international series of poetry readings celebrating the anniversary of Ginsberg’s classic. A.G Pettet MC’s the Brisbane event, with readings of new original work by Anthony Lawrence, Bronwyn Lea, Brentley Frazer and Eleanor Jackson.

 

Bareknuckle Books is a daring and innovative new Brisbane based publisher that champions the editorial principle to ‘only publish what we fall in love with’. Launched in 2014 they are already garnering a name for hunting out new work from great writers, both emerging and established.

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List of contributing authors: L. Ward Abel, Robert Adamson, Venero Armanno, Melissa Ashley, Lisa Marie Basile, Mandy Beaumont, Sally Breen, MTC Cronin, B. R. Dionysius, Maria C. Dominguez, Martin Edmond, Michael Farrell, Toby Fitch, Brentley Frazer, Claire Gaskin, Allen Ginsberg, Matt Hetherington, Eleanore Jackson, Anthony Lawrence, Alexandra McCallum, Tim McGabhann, Laura Jean Mckay, Corey Mesler, Reg Mombassa, A. G. Pettet, Mark Pirie, Rufo Quintavalle, Kris Saknussemm, Gary Snyder, David Stavanger, Todd Swift, John Tranter, Joanna C. Valente, Samuel Wagan Watson, Fakie Wilde, Mark Young, Ali Znadi + More

ENDS

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