Now available for preorder, a brand new, deluxe illustrated edition of Blake Wallin’s No Sign on the Island!

2018-06-04T22:35:10+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Bottlecap Books|

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No Sign on the Island isn’t sure why you’re here but is glad you’ve made the journey. The world is a brutal place. This book is here to help you feel better about it. Travels abroad, troubles at home, friendships breaking, mental health, and sexuality are all specks of sand on this large island. Pick up these specks, inspect them thoroughly until you swallow them. Let them become the part of you staring out into an open ocean with no hope of ever escaping.

This new deluxe full-length edition includes poems from Wallin’s previous chapbooks, No Sign on the Island and Soft Or, and features illustrations by Joseph Whitt.

In No Sign on the Island, Wallin is a frantic tinkerer of words and ideas. He’s an experimenter toiling over his neuroses like they can be pinned down and studied. This expanded edition brings together Wallin’s best work from several projects, squaring his black humor and anxieties with a host of modern specters: family, drugs, philosophy, inertia. There’s bravery in the way he lays bare his psychological scar tissue. But he offers hope, too. These poems remind us: “Fix something along its own lines,/ and you have solved its broken life/ and turned a null set into a blossom.” -August Smith, editor, Cool Skull Press

No Sign on the Island made me long for something that I can’t put a finger on, maybe touch. There is something about Blake Wallin’s writing that is always relatable. It’s as if he has studied human emotion and thought to the point that he can tell you exactly how you are feeling, even if you weren’t aware you were feeling it. I would honestly recommend reading this book again and again and again in order to digest it all. It’s brilliant. -Erin Taylor, author of OOOO

Preorder now! Shipment begins Friday, July 6th, 2017!

A Very Small Forest Fire, by Andrew Duncan Worthington is officially available now!

2018-06-02T01:06:36+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|Bottlecap Books|

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Happy release day to Andrew Duncan Worthington, whose brand new book, A Very Small Forest Fire is now officially available at https://products.bottlecap.press/products/fire!

The twelve pieces in A Very Small Forest Fire demonstrate the stylistic diversity of Worthington’s prose and depict the anxieties and conflicts of contemporary capitalism, the timeless depths of individual despair, the everyday disasters that we often forget, and the general societal obsession with artifice and entertainment.

Worthington takes the reader into worlds that are bizarre and realistic, and both at the same time; we enter the fearful future of mass revolts and repressions across America, the surreal and symbolic journeys of heroes and antiheroes, and the landscapes of postindustrial wastelands of Middle America.

We see the greatest amusement park ever, a new American civil war, an abnormal adult-size baby, a college hiring committee, a high school reunion, and the newest advancements in genetically simulated reincarnation. We see our current world, our past, our future, our dreams.

“Equal parts weird and profound and disturbing and funny, I really wish I had written A Very Small Forest Fire. These stories by Andrew Duncan Worthington show us families at their best and worst, when a son deals with his drug-addled history, or when another son disappears in a dystopic future, even through the strange straining of staying with your parents when you’re an adult, when you smoke and you know that they don’t like it. The stories in this book are wildly inventive, and they are always at heart about us, humans seeking out their lives in sadness and triumph.” -Jamie Iredell, author of The Book of Freaks

“What we like about his writing is that it feels honest. He doesn’t ham it up, or try to capitalize on his idiosyncrasies. He also has some weird affects that would have been beaten out of him in a creative writing class, or by a New York City book editor, if he’d been in contact with one. He uses big words and is occasionally unguarded. In short, he’s a natural writer, telling a story because he has to—he’s not somebody reading the latest so-and-so and seeing a reflection of his own life, and then copying the so-and-so’s shape.” -VICE Magazine

Andrew Duncan Worthington is the author of the novel Walls (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014) and the story collection A Very Small Forest Fire (Bottlecap Press, 2018). His work has appeared in Hobart, Vice, Shabby Doll House, Peach Magazine, Vol.1 Brooklyn, The Fanzine, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, 3:AM Magazine, and other places.

Grab your copy of A Very Small Forest Fire today!

Preorder your copy of Andrew Duncan Worthington’s new book, A Very Small Forest Fire today!

2018-05-04T03:51:13+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|

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Andrew Duncan Worthington’s huge new short story collection, A Very Small Forest Fire, is available for preorder now, and comes out Friday, June 1st, 2018!

The twelve pieces in A Very Small Forest Fire demonstrate the stylistic diversity of Worthington’s prose and depict the anxieties and conflicts of contemporary capitalism, the timeless depths of individual despair, the everyday disasters that we often forget, and the general societal obsession with artifice and entertainment.

Worthington takes the reader into worlds that are bizarre and realistic, and both at the same time; we enter the fearful future of mass revolts and repressions across America, the surreal and symbolic journeys of heroes and antiheroes, and the landscapes of postindustrial wastelands of Middle America.

We see the greatest amusement park ever, a new American civil war, an abnormal adult-size baby, a college hiring committee, a high school reunion, and the newest advancements in genetically simulated reincarnation. We see our current world, our past, our future, our dreams.

“Equal parts weird and profound and disturbing and funny, I really wish I had written A Very Small Forest Fire. These stories by Andrew Duncan Worthington show us families at their best and worst, when a son deals with his drug-addled history, or when another son disappears in a dystopic future, even through the strange straining of staying with your parents when you’re an adult, when you smoke and you know that they don’t like it. The stories in this book are wildly inventive, and they are always at heart about us, humans seeking out their lives in sadness and triumph.” -Jamie Iredell, author of The Book of Freaks

“What we like about his writing is that it feels honest. He doesn’t ham it up, or try to capitalize on his idiosyncrasies. He also has some weird affects that would have been beaten out of him in a creative writing class, or by a New York City book editor, if he’d been in contact with one. He uses big words and is occasionally unguarded. In short, he’s a natural writer, telling a story because he has to—he’s not somebody reading the latest so-and-so and seeing a reflection of his own life, and then copying the so-and-so’s shape.” -VICE Magazine

Andrew Duncan Worthington  is the author of the novel Walls (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2014) and the story collection A Very Small Forest Fire (Bottlecap Press, 2018). His work has appeared in Hobart, Vice, Shabby Doll House, Peach Magazine, Vol.1 Brooklyn, The Fanzine, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, 3:AM Magazine, and other places.

How To Find a Husband, by Sarah Kennedy is officially for sale!

2018-04-17T02:06:55+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Bottlecap Books|

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Happy release day to Sarah Kennedy, whose new book, How To Find a Husband, is officially for sale now!

In 1985, Wendy Stehling offered up a day by day guide to finding love in her book titled How To Find A Husband In 30 Days. After finding Stehling’s book buried at a thrift store, Sarah Kennedy’s first collection of poems, How To Find A Husband, is part of a larger performance project involving following and documenting this guide. Utilizing corresponding partial photographs from her parents personal archives to create a planned dialogue between the written and the visual, the goal of the overall project boils down to: can intimacy be forced, planned, or controlled?

Sarah Kennedy is a printmaker, sculptor, and scorpio living in Athens, GA.

How To Find a Husband reads as a gossamer yet temporal choose-your-own-adventure manual which buries its hands into the cognitive dissonance of conjugality, all the while your mother’s voice reminding you that the past is speculative at best, and that the future has already happened.” -Kristine Leschper, artist and musician in Mothers

“A squirrelish poem with speeding heart, turning and flipping alongside radiant squares of nostalgia.” – Rachel B. Glaser, author of Hairdo and Pee on Water

“This little book is a bit haunting… the photos often cut off just before they’d become recognizable, and the poems are spare and feel disembodied as well. You may have the sensation you’ve encountered this object before in a life you can’t quite remember. In any case, it is an artifact that demands a close examination.” – Kimmy Walters, author of Uptalk and Killer

Grab your copy today!