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God Wears Durags, Too, by Joel L. Daniels is officially out now!

2018-12-11T05:36:16+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Bottlecap Books|

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God Wears Durags, Too, and other affirmations from my Twitter feed, by Joel L. Daniels is officially shipping now!

Affirmations are like apples…wait, that’s not right. Whatever the case, people like knowing that there’s a purpose to this thing called living. This is a collection of words, all pulled from the Twitter feed—nice words, kind words, loving words, big words, little words. They come with pithy little titles, too. The main objective is for you to have a pocket-sized version of sunshine wherever you go. Cause I mean, even God wears durags, too.

“Joel’s words are where I go when I need some inspiration. And he never lets me down.”

-Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Joel’s way of mixing humor, positivity and insight make me jealous. They also make me want to be a better person so I’m not so jealous. He’s like a lovable annoying writing dog (or cheerleader – your choice) who only sees the good in you. I don’t know how he does it, but he has a way of making the most reluctant of us see the good in ourselves, too.”

-Angela Nissel

“Joel has a way of looking deep into your soul and lovingly mending it like your grandmother would your favorite dress. He makes people, many of whom he has never met, feel seen, loved, and safe.”

-April Reign

Joel L. Daniels is a writer, performer, and story-teller, born and raised in the Bronx. He is the author of “A Book About Things I Tell My Daughter,” published in 2017 via Bottlecap Press. He was the recipient of the Bronx Council of the Arts BRIO Award for poetry, and his work has been featured in the Columbia Journal, The Boston Globe, A Plus, CNN Money, The Towner, Fatherly, Thought Catalog, Phila Print, The Smoking Section, Blavity, Huffington Post, BBC Radio, RCRD LBL, URB, BRM, AllHipHop, The Source, RESPECT, and HipHopDX.

He has spoken/performed at the Apollo Theater, BRIC, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Columbia University, NYU, St. Francis College, Lehman College, City Tech, The National Black Theater, Webster Hall, Pianos, and Brooklyn Bowl.

He lives in the Bronx and is the father to a two-year-old, Lilah. He can be found at @joelakamag on Twitter.

Grab your copy today at https://products.bottlecap.press/products/gwdt!

God Wears Durags, Too, and other affirmations from my Twitter feed, by Joel L. Daniels is available for preorder now!

2018-11-22T08:07:22+00:00 November 22nd, 2018|Bottlecap Books|

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God Wears Durags, Too, and other affirmations from my Twitter feed, by Joel L. Daniels is set up for release on December 10th, and is available for preorder now! Get excited!

Affirmations are like apples…wait, that’s not right. Whatever the case, people like knowing that there’s a purpose to this thing called living. This is a collection of words, all pulled from the Twitter feed—nice words, kind words, loving words, big words, little words. They come with pithy little titles, too. The main objective is for you to have a pocket-sized version of sunshine wherever you go. Cause I mean, even God wears durags, too.

“Joel’s words are where I go when I need some inspiration. And he never lets me down.”

-Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Joel’s way of mixing humor, positivity and insight make me jealous. They also make me want to be a better person so I’m not so jealous. He’s like a lovable annoying writing dog (or cheerleader – your choice) who only sees the good in you. I don’t know how he does it, but he has a way of making the most reluctant of us see the good in ourselves, too.”

-Angela Nissel

“Joel has a way of looking deep into your soul and lovingly mending it like your grandmother would your favorite dress. He makes people, many of whom he has never met, feel seen, loved, and safe.”

-April Reign

Joel L. Daniels is a writer, performer, and story-teller, born and raised in the Bronx. He is the author of “A Book About Things I Tell My Daughter,” published in 2017 via Bottlecap Press. He was the recipient of the Bronx Council of the Arts BRIO Award for poetry, and his work has been featured in the Columbia Journal, The Boston Globe, A Plus, CNN Money, The Towner, Fatherly, Thought Catalog, Phila Print, The Smoking Section, Blavity, Huffington Post, BBC Radio, RCRD LBL, URB, BRM, AllHipHop, The Source, RESPECT, and HipHopDX.

He has spoken/performed at the Apollo Theater, BRIC, Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Columbia University, NYU, St. Francis College, Lehman College, City Tech, The National Black Theater, Webster Hall, Pianos, and Brooklyn Bowl.

He lives in the Bronx and is the father to a two-year-old, Lilah. He can be found at @joelakamag on Twitter.

Preorder now! Shipment begins Monday, December 10th, 2018!

Meghann Boltz’s new chapbook, rebel/blonde, is officially out now!

2018-10-01T05:04:35+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Bottlecap Books|

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rebel/blonde, by Meghann Boltz, is officially out now! Grab your copy today at https://products.bottlecap.press/products/rebelblonde!

rebel/blonde is Orlando by way of Andy Warhol. Set in the Hollywood of the 50s and 60s, rebel/blonde is an exploration in the performativity of gender and an attempt to question the notion of a fixed self. rebel/blonde is death, sex, and disappointment. It is the peroxide hum of existential loneliness; that longing to be seen & loved that we carry with us from our first breath to our last. rebel/blonde is the possibility of coming up empty.

Meghann Boltz is a poet living in Buffalo, NY. She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing: Poetry at the University of East Anglia and her work has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Peach Mag, glitterMOB, Bad Pony, Lor, and Dream Pop. rebel/blonde is her first chapbook.

These poems are tender little punks that speak precisely to how beautiful and terrible living is. Meghann Boltz makes me feel drunk on the world, on its ordinary opulence and excesses. A stunning book!
Sophie Robinson

The speaker in rebel/blonde is the becoming of that which can be imagined, but never apprehended, as concrete as phantasia, the passed-off shapeshifter. Assertive, helpless, powerful: a neon demon whose confessions stream like the traffic down Sunset Blvd. In rebel/blonde, Meghann Boltz has given deranged pleasure to the task of outlining that which cannot be outlined, that identity which is not one, but a crowd unto itself, deranged as une chanson of pepsi and coke, the “I” that cuts a lock of hair from their mother’s head straight out of the casket.
Ben Fama

As in Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon, rebel/blonde mixes a brew of filmstar gossip and what we used to call “gender confusion” to magical ends. Meghann Boltz plays that slash mark between “rebel” and “blonde” like a great conductor or math genius–it twitches, it divides, it clings and cleaves and fractals, bringing together a great chorus of “I want,” and diminuendo, a whisper of “I used to be desperate.” Not since I encountered the work of Kay Gabriel and Lourdes Figueroa have I been so taken by a poet new to me, nor one as ready and able to take on the stars and the planets.
Kevin Killian

Meghann Boltz’s poems reveal with ease how the smallest puddle reflects all stars. I love this book, it sweeps me away every time I go to it.
CA Conrad

Once I Was Many Other Things, by Jessie Knoles, is available now!

2018-09-25T01:47:57+00:00 September 25th, 2018|Bottlecap Books|

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Jessie Knoles’ new book, Once I Was Many Other Things is officially available now at https://products.bottlecap.press/products/once!

“once i was many other things” is a book about growing up, moving away, and building something new. it is about cornfields and mountains and moving somewhere you’ve never been before and evolving but also reflecting on past lives. it is about losing touch with old friends and making new friends even if these news friends are actually dogs. jessie writes poems that will lead you through loops, often off track then back on track again (if there ever was a track). at times religious, sexual, anxious, resolute, these poems will transfer you into the mind of someone just trying to figure out her relationship to the world. “once i was many other things” is change, loss, growth, and the desperate clinging on to familiar things while still moving forward, because that’s all you can do.

jessie knoles is a poet who grew up in illinois but is currently living in washington state. she is a poetry editor for hobart. you can find her online at jessieknoles.com.

 

Jessie Knoles writes poetry about what used to be called the Middle West: poems about bonfires and Big R parking lots and humping and cornfields and trailer bars and beer and the funerals of young people and the moon. A lot of Jessie’s poems are about the moon. Reading Jessie’s poems I started to feel an intense kinship with her – maybe it was our blood-stained underwear, our Mittelschmerz. I started to miss my youth and all the people I’d left behind in it. Jessie’s poems are little stories about the people and places we love and lose and write poems about and lose again when those poems are published. When I finished Jessie’s book I wrote on a sticky note to ask my husband for her phone number because I wanted to be friends with her. – Elizabeth Ellen, author of the poetry collection Elizabeth Ellen and the novel Person/a

jessie knoles’s debut full-length poetry collection is a daydream or a memory or a poem. read this book if you’ve ever: met someone who thinks olive garden is fancy, missed your dead pets, had a psychic experience, or slept next to your scared sibling. and if none of this applies, read it anyway, because this book is fucking beautiful. – shy watson, author of Cheap Yellow

ONCE I WAS is incredible. It’s the rush of waterfalls, American whiskey, and jet engines kicking on. It’s like the diary entries of Hera, if after she’d killed Zeus and gotten bored on Mount Olympus, she decided to ride a lightning bolt down to America to throw her own party. And yet it’ll take you off earth, above Illinois, above Washington State, so you can put your palm on the surface of your favorite cool star. This is poetry full of adrenaline, anxiety, and belief. Jessie Knoles is hands down one of the best living poets today. – Bud Smith, author of WORK

Grab your copy today!

rebel/blonde, by Meghann Boltz, is up for preorder today!

2018-09-10T00:41:54+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Bottlecap Books|

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rebel/blonde, by Meghann Boltz is officially up for preorder today! Check it out at https://products.bottlecap.press/products/rebelblondehttps://products.bottlecap.press/products/rebelblonde!

 
rebel/blonde is Orlando by way of Andy Warhol. Set in the Hollywood of the 50s and 60s, rebel/blonde is an exploration in the performativity of gender and an attempt to question the notion of a fixed self. rebel/blonde is death, sex, and disappointment. It is the peroxide hum of existential loneliness; that longing to be seen & loved that we carry with us from our first breath to our last. rebel/blonde is the possibility of coming up empty.
 
Meghann Boltz is a poet living in Buffalo, NY. She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing: Poetry at the University of East Anglia and her work has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, Peach Mag, glitterMOB, Bad Pony, Lor, and Dream Pop. rebel/blonde is her first chapbook.
 
“These poems are tender little punks that speak precisely to how beautiful and terrible living is. Meghann Boltz makes me feel drunk on the world, on its ordinary opulence and excesses. A stunning book!”
– Sophie Robinson
 
“The speaker in rebel/blonde is the becoming of that which can be imagined, but never apprehended, as concrete as phantasia, the passed-off shapeshifter. Assertive, helpless, powerful: a neon demon whose confessions stream like the traffic down Sunset Blvd. In rebel/blonde, Meghann Boltz has given deranged pleasure to the task of outlining that which cannot be outlined, that identity which is not one, but a crowd unto itself, deranged as une chanson of pepsi and coke, the “I” that cuts a lock of hair from their mother’s head straight out of the casket.”
– Ben Fama
 
“As in Kenneth Anger’s Hollywood Babylon, rebel/blonde mixes a brew of filmstar gossip and what we used to call “gender confusion” to magical ends. Meghann Boltz plays that slash mark between “rebel” and “blonde” like a great conductor or math genius–it twitches, it divides, it clings and cleaves and fractals, bringing together a great chorus of “I want,” and diminuendo, a whisper of “I used to be desperate.” Not since I encountered the work of Kay Gabriel and Lourdes Figueroa have I been so taken by a poet new to me, nor one as ready and able to take on the stars and the planets.”
– Kevin Killian
 
“Meghann Boltz’s poems reveal with ease how the smallest puddle reflects all stars. I love this book, it sweeps me away every time I go to it.”
– CA Conrad