Francisco X. Alarcón





Poetic Matrix Press with Francisco X. Alarcón has started an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to publish his new book Borderless Butterflies:/Mariposas sin Fronteras:

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to learn more about our campaign and donate $5 and up. There is a video of Francisco X. Alarcón talking about his work and this campaign, with readings, as well as written selections plus wonderful thank-you gifts. Donating is easy, and can be done with either PayPal or a credit card.

The Book will be published in the fall/winter of 2014:

Check out the campaign, donate, and please send this off to your partners in our great poetry quest. This is a powerful book by one of the most important poets of our time.

Poets House Showcase

Joe Milosch

Poets House Showcase

“The only event of its kind, the annual Poets House Showcase is a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year (volumes by individual authors, anthologies, chapbooks, biographies, critical studies, essay collections, CDs, DVDs, etc.) from over 650 commercial, university and independent presses. The Poets House Showcase is a diverse and inclusive exhibition in which books from micro-presses receive the same care and attention as major publishers.”

“Opening on Thursday, June 26, 2014, this year’s Showcase will be on view through Saturday, August 16. More than 2,900 titles were in the 2013 exhibition.” (From Poets House website)

Our press has these titles in this years Showcase.

Poetic Matrix Press
○ Block, Raphael, Spangling Darkness, 2014.
○ *Choi, Yearn Hong, I am Homeland: Twelve Korean-American Poets, 2013. Anthology (Korean).
○ Gayton, Tomas, Sojourn on the Bohemian Highway, 2013.
○ Hashmi, Shadab Zeest, Kohl and Chalk, 2013.
○ Lifshin, Lyn, Malala, 2014.
○ *Milosch, Joseph, Landscape of a Woman and a Hummingbird, 2014.
○ Shuck, Kim, Rabbit Stories, 2013.

Poetic Matrix Press has a total of 35 titles in the permanent collection of Poets House Library of 60,000 volumes.

We have had books in every Showcase since 2005. If you are in New York between the Showcase dates stop by, view the Showcase, and say hello from Poetic Matrix Press.

Walt Whitman

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
― Walt Whitman