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Two New Poetry Project Books Launched!


This Might End Well After All
by Jan Johnson Drantell

by Pam Martin

First copies distributed late April 2017 at the party in Minnette’s Garden.  Look for more events to come soon!



BentBoyBooks Release Party Sunday April 26th with Reading for:



SUNDAY, APRIL 26TH 2015 3:00PM – 6:00PM


At Minnette Lehmann’s House

Open at 3pm. Reading at 4pm. Light refreshments.

Reading will be in Minnette’s garden.   RSVP for exact address.

David Christensen lives in San Francisco and has been famous for 16 minutes.

Alvin Orloff is the author of three novels, I Married and Earthling, Gutter Boys and Why Aren’t You Smiling? His writing has been described ad “quirky,” “adorable,” and “hilarious” by reviewers, a few of whom didn’t even owe him favors.  He lives in San Francisco’s über-trendy Mission District and is working on a memoir of  the plague years that he promises will not be depressing.



BentBoyBooks and Drew Cushing at Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Theatre

Join us Friday January 23rd at 7:00pm at the Omni Commons in Oakland for Small Press Traffic’s Poet’s Theatre including Drew Cushing’s The Vitrines featuring Minnette Lehmann, Anne McGuire and Pam Martin.

The Vitrines! An Art Performance
Written & Directed by Drew Cushing

Performed by the members of Minnette’s Feast. Minnette Lehman. Pam Martin. Ann McGuire. Drew Cushing.

In the world of prompts as art objects, where the impulse of, trigger for, is the thing itself, an end that means, the Vitrine is the device of it all. In the Vitrine any object is ART. The Curator and three Artists host an art event revealing for the first time their work for their installation exploring the limits of liminality, language and the act of Curation.

Advance tickets are $15 general/$25 generous and are available at Tickets at the door are $20.



Vassar Boy: Palladium – Available Now!

Bent Boy Books is proud to announce the release of the first in a series of chapbooks in the Vassar Boy series from Drew Cushing, Palladium.

Palladium takes us on 1980s night club adventure which includes a hot bouncer, drag queens, drugs, sex and more in the infamous nightclub of the same name. Packed with images around and about the story, this is one chapbook you don’t want to miss seeing in person. Be sure to contact us to get your copy of this limited release.

Vassar Boy is a fictional account of life at Vassar College in the 1980s. Specifically the academic year of 1985/1986. Introduced by the author in the first person, the story is then told in the third person. In good New Narrative tradition, the novel features a character, Drew, and includes uses other actual names fictionally. The other characters names have no resemblance to any people actually at Vassar College during this time and are entirely fictional in nature (as is Drew and the entire book). To learn about this project visit the Vassar Boy website here.

Wednesday March 20th 7pm. BentBoyBooks and Blowdryer Media Present:

A Book Release Party celebrating the release of Ron Palmer’s Prick Queasy Chapter 7 out from BentBoyBooks and Jennifer Blowdryer’s Blowsy with special guest, Ted Rees returning to SF from his whirlwind New York tour. Party and reading at Alley Cat Books.

Wednesday March 20th
Alley Cat Books
3036 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

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