Watershed Event in Berkeley

Poetic Matrix Press will have a table at the coming Watershed event in Berkeley this Saturday Sept 26th and we invite all of you who will be in the area to stop by and say hello.  All of the proceeds from all book sales will be donated to Sandy Stillwell and Dennis who lost their home in the Valley fire. Sandy and Dennis and hundreds of others lost their home to this most destructive fire. Our heart is with them and so we make this small donation to assist in a small way.  Thankfully they are safe and have good friends and family around them.  Stop by and by a book.  Also Francisco X. Alarcon will be reading from his recent book Borderless Butterflies/Mariposa sin frontera at the event and so check him out.  It should be a good day all around.  -John

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:

Go to:


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.