The official weblog of the little-poetry-press-that-could, Plan B Press. Specializing in chapbooks, we have published of over 40 books from authors both local and international.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

addition by subtraction

The reading which took place at St. Elmo's in Alexandria, VA produced a number of video poems that will soon be viewable on youtube at Plan B Press.

beyond that, the night was a wash. While the space may have potential, we didn't get the sense of being welcomed - rather merely tolerated. Not the atmosphere we are seeking. So, we will seek another location and try again.

3 feet to the left

We want to mention that we'll be moving our offices to Fairfax Virginia next week, and will essentially be incommunicado for about a week and a half thereafter. If you want to contact us, it would behoove you to either give us a ring (our number is still the same) or stamp it, snail mail. Our new address is: PO Box 3242, Fairfax, VA 22030. Also note that our e-mail address has changed and will now be


Katy Jean May

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Wolfgang Books series

On June 7, 2008 Plan B Press concluded its monthly series at Wolfgang Books in Phoenixville, PA with CL Bledsoe reading from his new "__(want/need)" chapbook as well as Jim Mancinelli and stevenallenmay.

It's been over a year since the series began and we wish to thank Paul & Jason for having us in on the first Saturday of the month where about a dozen Plan B Press poets as well as some friends of the Press got to read with each other and to build an audience for their work.

We hope to return for special events/presentations in the future. But for the moment, that's all she wrote. Wolfgang Books will continue to carry the full line of Plan B Press books, so please swing by and pay them a visit. It's one of the best bookstores we have been to and a real treasure for the community of Phoenixville.

Till soon

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

June 10th is a one-time only gig

We had thought that we had an agreement with ownership to have a series at St. Elmo's on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. I had even booked the whole summer already. Alas, is but a one time deal there. An older group which had been inactive until I started to poke around has reemerged to claim the day as theirs, which has been re-awarded to them beginning in July, 2008.

Well, at least the rust will get shaken off a bit. Tommy Tavenner and I can break in our new VADO camera and try out some things that we have discussed. Samantha will be brilliant because she is, Pandora will astound because she does. It will be a great ONE NIGHT ONLY gig.

If you are in the DC area, come out - show support.



Monday, June 02, 2008

Congrats to Ellen Sullins, our 2007 contest winner

Ellen Sullins, of Tuscon, Az. has won a prestigious award from New Millennium Writing, for her poem "The Visible Spectrum" which opens her contest winner chapbook, Elsewhere, our 2007 poetry contest winner. Katy decided to present the book with 5 separate covers, it was a first for us. 

We congratulate Ellen on her accomplishment and award. As well we would like to acknowledge our fine readers and last year's judge, Lisa Sewell, for picking so perfectly a great new voice. 

Big bear hugs all around 

s - a - m