Sunday, March 16, 2014

NEW! Dear Alain by Katy Bohinc

"Dear Alain" by Katy Bohinc     Poetry & Performance Notes    $10

Wow WOW! SUMMER BF is so excited to publish the amazing Katy Bohinc's "Dear Alain"!

31 cards tucked into an envelope beautified with rubber stamps of Katy's own signature and handwritten title plus and a specially designed "Forever Stamp" designed by Maximillian Bode. This selection of hits from the full length manuscript, represents the text (including handwritten performance notes!) of the reading Katy gave to our collective awe and inspiration at the East Bay Poetry Summit in the Spring of 2013 at The Long Haul in Berkeley. Steve and I were both completely blown away by her reading and jumped at the chance to publish this raw and invigorating work of radical love in praxis.

Katy describes "Dear Alain" this way:

"The project short and long is an exploration of Alain Badiou's main tenet: that philosophy will always be conditional to Love, Poetry, Politics and Math. The poet imposes on Alain, while demonstrating Love as thinking for two, and various smaller points of Badiou's work."

Here's a video of Katy performing this text at the East Bay Poetry Summit 2013

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Stuff

Summer BF has finally got some new stuff. Ronald Palmer's fan-fucking-tastic "Prick Queasy Chapter 9". Ron Palmer's "Prick Queasy" A surrealistic, sadistic porno-romp into the Hart Crane haunted mind of a video artist turned serial killer. Catch this first glimpse into a still unfolding novel you'll never come back from, not the same anyway. Summer BF's own Steve Orth offers up poetry wrestled WWF-style into tender sleeper holds, whispering sweetly into its ears and ours: "Everything's fucked, but it's gonna be alright." You can buy both together in a fantastic sale of $6. Prick Queasy is $5 and Slur The Point is $2. Both with $2 shipping and handling. Both books are not-safe-for-work. And so are you.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lindsey and I conceived this play. Our baby play had it's debut this last Sunday at Small Press Traffic. Featuring outstanding cast-mates Jen Manzano and Ted Rees. Video by Andrew Kenower. Watch it here:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy Holidays to you and yours and theirs

Michael Nicoloff gives Summer BF some love on his attention span. Michael Nicoloff is fierce as fuck. He turns moist towelettes into sand paper.

Dana Ward's first book is available: This Can't Be Life. Edge Books published it, not us. Cause we're still crazy about staples. Buy this shit. Stuff it in a stalking.

Our first book of 2012 will be by a new one by Ron Palmer. Ron Palm is the man and this book's as crazy as Justin Beiber eating raw meat on the 38 Geary.

Summer BF is also going to be hitting the East Coast this spring. There will be dates to announce soon. Call us, Philly!

Happy Holidays to everyone. Decolonize all of Oakland! Liberate it all!

Monday, October 24, 2011


So sorry to everyone for the super slow shipment on your Summer BF orders. We had a crazy ass month. Your orders will be in your pretty hands soon.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Truth About Ted rehitting the streets

Hello all!

Summer BF Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming and long awaited reprint of Bruce Boone's "The Truth About Ted". Featuring some wonderful cover art by Colter Jacobson.

To celebrate this event there will be a chapbook release party and a reading by Bruce himself!

The event will be:

Friday July 29th at 827 Guerrero St. between 20th and 21st Street in San Francisco.

The reading/celebration will begin at 6pm. There will be some wine and snacks. But feel free to bring whatever it is that you would also want want to have.

Hooray & Thanks,

Lindsey & Steve