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.
Monday, April 30, 2012
A few years back, Jason Hafer of Wolfgang Books in Phoenixville, PA told me that a film crew had been in his shop, shooting footage for a movie to be called 99 percent sure and sure enough, when the trailer for the film came out I was flabbergasted to see the main characters standing in front of shelves of chapbooks and small press books because all I saw were Plan B Press books! Whoa! Product placement! (it's at 1:58 of the trailer I've attached) The film was released in November 2011. I don't know it's status at the moment; video - Netflix - streaming. Still, we were sparkly for quite awhile just knowing our little press was on screen somewhere. That feeling was doubled when our good friend Jim Mancinelli sent me a link for a film featuring Lamont B Steptoe (whom we published in 2003) called Verse so I found it and watched it in the short "chapters" that it was presented in and then, it happened again. Bob Holman was speaking to the main character of the movie about Lamont B Steptoe and he mentioned South China Sea Blue Nightmare and before I could even say to myself, "hey we published that book..." there is Holman handing the character our book, and the character holding it in his hand for the rest of the shot. Okay, a book that we published was in a film featuring Lamont Steptoe, Bob Holman, Taylor Mead, John Giorno and others. Pinch me quick! Tell me I am dreaming! Reality can be that much better sometimes, like now for instance. stevenallenmay
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The winner of our 2012 poetry chapbook contest is Michael Leong of New York City for his collection Words on Edge. Congratulations to Michael and a hardy thank you to our tireless contest readers, and to all our contest entries.
More details soon!
More details soon!