Thursday, April 22, 2010

Now Available



Brian Foley

Brian Foley has had poems appear or are forthcoming in Typo, Fou, Glitterpony, No Tell Motel, Sixth Finch, and others. He edits SIR! Magazine and was recently selected by Pam Rehm for the Academy of American Poets prize. He lives in Massachusetts where he attends the MFA for Poets and Writers at Umass Amherst.

Cover is letterpressed with black ink on red paper.
Printed in a limited edition of 150.
22 pages.

read sample poems


Mathias Svalina

Author's Artist Statement:

"This poem comes from a manuscript of serial poems exploring what it means to be influenced by an artist. They are ekphrastic in the basic sense that they respond to artists or works of art. Beyond that they attempt to understand, via the lyric, how the art that matters to us continues to be present long after we’ve stopped thinking about the color, form & content of an individual work. This poem is a response to Caravaggio’s The Calling of St. Matthew, a painting that I have never been able to get out of my head."

Author's artist statement originally written for The Tusculum Review.

read excerpt

Cover is letterpressed with copper and black ink on blue paper.
Printed in a limited edition of 150.
27 pages.


Monday, March 29, 2010


Dan Wickett at the Emerging Writers Network wrote a wonderful profile of Brave Men for Small Press Month. Check it out.

He also had a special feature on Julia Cohen's For the H in Ghost, saying

A great portion of my personal interest in chapbooks, while I'm obviously hoping to find writing that I enjoy, is the chapbook as object itself - this particular edition is stunning - Emily Goodale has created a lovely, sturdy, piece of art all her own here, infused with the art of Cohen's poetry.

Sadly, we are sold out of the book online. However, if you're going to AWP in Denver we will have a handful of copies available at our table. Look for us.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The second printing of Janaka Stucky's YOUR NAME IS THE ONLY FREEDOM is now available. Cover is letter pressed with gold ink on red paper. Printed in a limited edition of 60.
Click here to purchase.


Special Edition Coinside printed to commemorate
the Sir! Magazine, notnostrums, Noo Journal release party
at the Montague Bookmill, February 27, 2010.

Featuring Ben Kopel.
Hand painted and printed in an edition of 39.
Actual Size 2 3/8 x 4 1/8.

Ben Kopel
Single Coinside

We only have about 10 remaining, so get on it.

Go here to purchase.

BRAVE MEN PRESS is pleased to announce its first OPEN READING PERIOD for CHAPBOOK MANUSCRIPTS. We are primarily interested in POETRY, will most likely choose POETRY, but are also possibly interested in ESSAYS & OTHER MULTIFARIOUS WORKS OF NON FICTION. Sorry though, NO FICTION. Manuscripts may range between 12-30 pages. Multiple submissions okay. Please send electronic submissions only in WORD document. Send your work to

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hi all,

We have a limited number of Coinsides from the last Deep Moat Reading.

They are from Julie Carr (100 Notes on Violence),
Elizabeth Marie Young (Aim Straight at the Fountain and Press Vaporize), &
Jessica Bozek (The Bodyfeel Lexicon).

Go here to purchase -



we are finishing up the second printing of Janaka Stuckys' YOUR NAME IS THE ONLY FREEDOM.

While you wait, vote Janaka for Boston's best poet

If you like Brave Men Press, maybe you should check out - SIR! Magazine, Brian and Emily's online lit mag venture. Issue 3 just went live recently -

And if you're in the area, we're having an issue release party in conjunction with notnostrums and NOO Journal this coming Saturday.
Readers include Alex Phillips, Lauren Ireland, Leigh Stein, & Caroyln Zaikowski.

Michelle Taransky and Joshua Harmon will be reading for SIR!

All the info is here:

We're prepping for this years AWP in Denver.
We'll have new chapbooks available from Mathias Svalina and Brian Foley.

BRAVE MEN PRESS will be representing at the HISTORIC FALCON reading.


Location: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street; walking distance from the conference.
Cost: Free
Thursday, April 8th, 2010
6:30-9:00 p.m.

You should definitely come to this reading of six small presses: Birds, LLC; Brave Men Press; Harp & Altar; Immaculate Disciples Press; Mississippi Review Poetry Series; and New Issues Press. Poets include: Julia Cohen, Brian Foley, Elisa Gabbert, Kate Greenstreet, Dan Magers, Justin Marks, Linnea Ogden, Christopher Salerno, Kim Gek Lin Short, Sam Starkweather, Janaka Stucky, and Chris Tonelli.!/event.php?eid=344631388791&ref=ts

Hope to see you somewhere soon.


Brian Foley & E.B. Goodale