Thursday, December 10, 2009

Now Available - Julia Cohen & New Coinsides

We're pleased to announce Julia Cohen's new chapbook FOR THE H IN GHOST in now for sale.

In For the H in Ghost, Julia Cohen names the blank space,
representing what is and what is not with ribbons of text that run
like veins in an invisible, immutable tongue.

Julia Cohen's first full length book, Triggermoon Triggermoon,
is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. She lives in Denver
and is the poetry editor of the journal, Saltgrass.

Cover is letterpressed with grey ink on white paper.
Printed in a limited edition of 83.
17 pages.

read a sample poem


Click Here to Purchase



Series #7 Coinsides featuring Dan Boehl and Mike Young

Featuring Mike Young and Dan Boehl.
Actual size 2 3/8 x 4 1/8".
Each Coinside printed in a limited edition of 23.
Set of Two.

$3.50 for each, $6.50 for both

Click here to Purchase


We will be making a second edition in January. A pre-sale will appear on the website shortly.

A limited edition chapbook from Mathias Svalina is due this spring,
as well as a chapbook by Brian Foley.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Boog City Invites BMP to NYC

Boog City presents
d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press


Tues., Nov. 24, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.
Event will be hosted by
Brave Men Press poetry editor Brian Foley

Featuring readings from

Farrah Field
Sampson Starkweather
Mark Leidner
Luke Bloomfield
Brian Foley

and music from

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


**Brave Men Press

Brave Men Press is a new letterpress venture run by artist E.B. Goodale and poet Brian Foley. In 2009 they released No Theater, a chapbook of spare and sculpted poems by Chris Tonelli. Chapbooks by poets Julia Cohen and Janaka Stucky will be unleashed before the year's end.

*Performer Bios*

**Luke Bloomfield**
Luke Bloomfield is a co-editor for notnostrums journal and a Juniper Fellow at UMass Amherst. He has poems recently published in Glitterpony and Invisible Ear and other places. He is an out of work translator. He has read for 55 seconds at the Minutes Reading Series. He is a member of the Western Massachusetts Robert Walser Society.

**Farrah Field**

Farrah Field's first collection of poems, Rising, won the 2007 Levis Prize and is out from Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in many publications, including The Mississippi Review, Margie, The Massachusetts Review, Pool, Typo, Harp & Altar, 42Opus, La Petite Zine, and Sojourn, and are forthcoming in Pebble Lake Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Fulcrum, and The Pinch. She lives in Brooklyn and blogs at the above site.

**Brian Foley**
Brian Foley has poems in Front Porch, Sixth Finch, LIT, Strange Machine, No Tell Motel, Keyhole, Sleeping Fish, and Avatar Review among others. His chapbook The Tornado is not a Surrealist is out from Greying Ghost Press. He edits the online schism, SIR!, is poetry editor of Brave Men Press, and runs The Deep Moat Reading Series in Cambridge, Mass. He attends grad school for poetry at UMass Amherst and lives in Northampton, Mass.

**French Ancestors**

French Ancestors is the moniker of Jesse Duquette, formerly of Boston pop mavens Emergency Music.

**Mark Leidner**
Mark Leidner grew up in Tifton, a small town in south Georgia. His two chapbooks are The Night of 1,000 Murders (Factory Hollow Press) and The Empire (Scantily Clad Press). He lives in Northampton, Mass. and his blog is located at the above site.

**Sampson Starkweather**
Sampson Starkweather lives in the forest. His most recent chapbook is The Heart is Green from So Much Waiting from Immaculate Disciples Press. He is also the author of City of Moths from Rope-a-Dope Press and The Photograph from horse less press. Recent or forthcoming work can be found in Action Yes, Typo, Sink Review, SIR!, Open Letters Monthly, Pax Americana, RealPoetik, and Ekleksographia.


C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NO THEATER reviewed

A seven gun salute review of Chris Tonelli's NO THEATER at Tarapaulin Sky.

Less than 20 copies left, get yours now at Brave Men Press.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We've moved!

Brave Men Press is now located in Happy Valley! (Northampton, MA)
Don't worry we brought everything with us! Here is an updated list of our inventory:

NO THEATER by Chris Tonelli - $9.50 buy it.

CoinSides Series #5 - Emily Kendal Frey, Mark Leidner and Zachary Schomburg buy them.

The CoinSide Accordion Book - $18.95 buy it.

Stay tuned for the upcoming release of the CoinSides Series #6 for the Deep Moat Reading Series, September 26, 2009.

Also we are looking forward to the fall release of Julia Cohen's For the H in Ghost.

Happy Fall from BMP.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Scary, No Scary

NOW AVAILABLE! Limited Edition Coinsides of Zachary Schomburg's poem Scary, No Scary only available with a purchase of the Limited Edition Hardcover of his new book of the same name.

This Coinside was lovingly letterpressed in an edition of 200 and comes with a white coin envelope printed on the flap. 2 3/4 x 4 1/4".

All this comes with the purchase of this book.

Monday, July 27, 2009


We have officially sold out of Sampson Starkweather's Coinside as well as Justin Marks!

As of now we very limited quantity left of:

Julia Cohen
Chris Tonelli
Jon Woodward

go here to take a look at what's left.


NO THEATER by Chris Tonelli is now for sale

buy it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Website

Hello friends. As of NOW, we have a real website. For all future official Brave Men business and transactions, go to:

This blog from now on will be used as a news site for BMP. So don't stop visiting...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Deep Moat CoinSide Series #4

In affiliation with the Deep Moat Reading Series, we present the 4th incarnation of the Coinsides. The next reading takes place this Saturday, July 18th at the Pierre Menard Gallery in Harvard Square. This reading is also the official release of Brave Men Press's debut chapbook: No Theater by Chris Tonelli.

The CoinSides available are:

(NAPOLEON) by Chris Tonelli:

PINK JELLYBEANS by Jon Woodward:

and XXIX by Sampson Starkweather:

and as always, the set of three is available for a slight discount:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Black Ocean Collaboration

We are very excited to announce our newest upcoming collaboration with Black Ocean Press.

We will be providing a special edition CoinSide for each of the limited edition hardcovers of Zachary Schomburg's new book, Scary, No Scary. These CoinSides will only be available with the purchase of the book, available now for preorder directly from Black Ocean only.

There are only 200 of these gems in the world, so make your purchase early.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Deep Moat Coinside Series #3

Now available- the third installment of the Coinside series in conjunction with the Deep Moat Reading Series. Each Coinside contains a lithographed image with a poem in hand-set 6 point type.

Julia Cohen:


and Justin Marks:


Also available as a pair for a slight discount:


Don't forget to see the poets in person at the Pierre Menard Gallery in Harvard Square on Saturday June 13th. Coinsides and paraphernalia will be there in person also.

Each Coinside is printed in an edition of 21.

NEW!!! Coinside Storage and Display

Now introducing our Brave Men Press accordion book specially made to store and display your collection of Coinsides. The accordion is double-sided with a total of 14 slots (enough for all the current Coinsides and room for future ones.)

It can fold up to be put on a book shelf or can spread out to be displayed.
Cover measures 3x4 1/4"

Buy the book alone for $18.95

Buy the book along with all the Coinsides to date that are still available (5)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Deep Moat Coinsides Series #2

In affiliation with the Deep Moat Reading Series, we present three new coinsides: one for each reader present at the May 8th event.

This series features Ben Mazer with his poem, A Movie Is Available Knowledge...


Eric Baus with his poem, Glass Ear...


& Elisa Gabbert with her poem, Dream Missive...


Each CoinSide is 2 3/8" x 4" and contains a printed image along with the poem in hand-set type. Each is printed in a limited edition of 23.

You also may buy the set of all three for a minor discount....


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

See you on the Coinside

Introducing the first in an ongoing series of miniature broadsides, we are calling the "CoinSides" due to their fitting inside a coin envelope. This first one features a poem by Brian Foley:

Each one contains a lithographic image and was printed in 8 point type set by hand and printed on an 120 year old Kelsey letterpress.

Printed in an edition of 24. Actual size 2 3/8 x 4 1/8.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

No Theater

Now announcing Brave Men Press,a new letterpress venture in chapbooks and pamphlets.

Our first release will be a letter pressed chapbook by poet Chris Tonelli (pictured above) called No Theater. Poems from No Theater can be currently seen in SIR! and Sixth Finch, as well as a Dutch translation found at 1hundered1.

Chris Tonelli co-curates The So and So Series and is the author of three chapbooks: For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press, forthcoming), A Mule-Shaped Cloud (w/ Sarah Bartlett, horse less press, 2008), and WIDE TREE: Short Poems (Kitchen Press, 2006). He edits the Golden Gloves Chapbook Series for Rope-A-Dope Press and is the On-Line Editor for Black Ocean. He teaches at N.C. State in Raleigh, where he lives with his wife Allison.

Stay tuned for a forthcoming website with news from Brave Men Press, including info on the chapbooks, broadsides, pamphlets, ads, valentines, inventions & death threats we will be revealing in the future.

MS on CT

Mathias Svalina praises Chris Tonelli's poems, part of the upcoming No Theater.