Four poems from Zachary Schomburg's Fjords, forthcoming from Black Ocean in 2012 are featured in the most recent issue of iO: A Journal of New American Poetry

                                        ...Everyone  looked
at me with a face that said let’s never speak of
this.  Let’s  not  look  directly  at what  is meant
to   be   loved   in   secret.


If you like what you see, you may be interested in a 2012 subscription. For $50 you'll receive Fjords, along with four other choice selections. August subscribers also receive Julie Doxsee's  first two books, Undersleep (Octopus Books) and Objects for a Fog Death (Black Ocean). 

Hot Sun

July is hot, and so is Ordinary Sun, which was recently featured on Huffington Post in an article called " 20 of the Best Books from Independent Presses You Should Know About." So if you haven't checked it out already, well, do it! Don't miss the nod to The Girl Without Arms either.

And, if you want to bask in the heat a little more, purchase a 2012 Black Ocean subscription this month and recieve a free copy of Ordinary Sun. 75th subscriber also wins a free t-shirt, made fresh!

Black Ocean Subscription Drive

In conjunction with our open reading period, we are asking submitters and fans of Black Ocean alike to consider an advance subscription to all of our offerings in 2012. For the rest of June, we will be running a subscription drive, with a free (and awesome) Black Ocean t-shirt for our benchmark subscribers. Our goal is to get 150 new subscribers by 7/1.

We will keep you posted on the progress of our subscription drive, along with sharing sneak previews from the forthcoming books all this month!

Just under 25!

We are only a few away from 25 subscriptions. Be the 25th subscriber, and in addition to a hand-signed hard cover copy of Fjords by Zachary Shomburg, you will receive a Black Ocean t-shirt

Subscriptions are only $50 (30% off the cover price!) and you will recieve these amazing books:

Hunger Transit by Feng Sun Chen (Spring 2012)
Fjords by Zachary Schomburg (Spring 2012)
Handsome Vol. 4 (Spring 2012)
Dark Matter by Aase Berg, trans. Johannes Göransson (Fall 2012)
The Moon's Jaw by Rauan Klassnik (Fall 2012) 

In addition, subscriptions ordered before July 1st will receive A SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER COPY OF FJORDS!