Cover Photo: NYC: Hope to see you at the Soft Skull party this Sunday at The Kitchen! by Hannah Schneider

NYC: Hope to see you at the Soft Skull party this Sunday at The Kitchen!

Soft Skull is hosting five of our authors for a free evening of readings, drinks, music, and revelry!

One particular event stands out among the rest, and we want you there: On Sunday, September 17th, Soft Skull is hosting five of our authors for a free(!) evening of readings, drinks, music, and revelry. Join us at 6:30pm at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011.

Chelsea Martin

Everything Was Fine Until WhateverThe Really Funny Thing About ApathyEven Though I Don’t Miss YouCaca Dolce: Essays from a Lowbrow LifeHobartLenny LetterNylon MagazineCaca Dolce

Read excerpts of Caca Dolce in Lit Hub and Lenny Letter

Read interviews in Salon, Electric Literature, and Fanzine

Caca Dolce

Eileen Myles

Afterglow (a dog memoir)Cool for You with a new introduction by Chris Kraus, I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems, Chelsea Girls, and Inferno: A Poet’s Novel.  The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, a Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, four Lambda Literary Awards, the Shelley Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the Clark Prize for Excellence in Arts Writing, Myles teaches at New York University and Naropa University and lives in Marfa, Texas and New York.

Not Me,

I Must Be Living Twice/new & selected poems.

You can order the reissue of Cool for You here

Lynne Tillman

Men and Apparitions What Would Lynne Tillman Do? 

On Lynne Tillman

The New York Times Book Review

Pre-order Lynne Tillman’s Men and Apparitions  here.

Jillian Weise

is a poet, performance artist, and disability rights activist. She is the author of The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, reissued by Soft Skull Press in September 2017; The Colony; and The Book of Goodbyes, which won the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Her work has appeared in A Public Space, The Huffington Post, and The New York Times and many other publications. Weise is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Fulbright Program, the Lannan Foundation, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is an Associate Professor at Clemson University.

The New York Times

Order your copy of The Amputee’s Guide to Sex here.

Colin Winnette

is the author of Haints Stay; Coyote; Fondly; Animal Collection; and Revelation. His books have been translated into French and Italian, and his writing has appeared in Playboy, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Believer, Lucky Peach, and numerous other journals and anthologies. He lives in San Francisco. His novel The Job of the Wasp is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press in January 2018.


Hannah Schneider is currently the classes intern for Catapult. She is a Ball State University graduate and the director of thread arts collective.  She is taking suggestions on what to be for halloween.