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Perfect Day Publishing http://perfectdaypublishing.com A small press in Portland, Oregon Mon, 11 May 2015 16:09:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5 The June issue of Runner’s World featuring Michael Heald’s essay about the Oregon State Penitentiary is now on newsstands http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2012/11/19/thatprething/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2012/11/19/thatprething/#comments Mon, 19 Nov 2012 22:23:13 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=456 Michael’s previous essays for the magazine are “The Writer Runner,” ”They Might Be Ryans,” and ”That Pre Thing.”

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Michael’s previous essays for the magazine are “The Writer Runner,” ”They Might Be Ryans,” and ”That Pre Thing.”

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SLATE: “Love Is Not Constantly is a small masterpiece of twentysomething romantic trauma – a book with real clarity of vision that reads, at times, like a horror story.” http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/12/30/los-angeles-sat-feb-25-skylight-books/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/12/30/los-angeles-sat-feb-25-skylight-books/#comments Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:35:31 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=437 Dan Kois reviews Love Is Not Constantly at Slate.

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Dan Kois reviews Love Is Not Constantly at Slate.

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Upcoming events http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/12/19/upcomingevents/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/12/19/upcomingevents/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 20:27:23 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=379 Nick Jaina’s North American tour dates are HERE. “If you live in a city along my route,” Nick says, “and want to host me or help find a venue, please write me at nickjaina@gmail.com.”

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May 10, 2015 – Portland, OR: Michael reads at Funny/Sexy/Sad Portland @ The American Legion Post 134.

May 15 – [...]]]> Nick Jaina’s North American tour dates are HERE. “If you live in a city along my route,” Nick says, “and want to host me or help find a venue, please write me at nickjaina@gmail.com.”

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May 10, 2015 – Portland, OR: Michael reads at Funny/Sexy/Sad Portland @ The American Legion Post 134.

May 15 – Portland, OR: Michael reads at the Loggernaut Reading Series 10th birthday @ the IPRC.

May 19 – Eugene, OR: Michael reads at the Windfall Reading Series @ The Eugene Public Library.

June 25 – Portland, OR: Perfect Day showcase for LitHop @ The Shanghai Tunnel. Featuring Nick, Martha, Michael, Zach, and Sarah Marshall. Co-hosted by Mike Young & Magic Helicopter/Noo Magazine.

 

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Interviews / Reviews http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/12/14/interviewsreviews/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/12/14/interviewsreviews/#comments Thu, 15 Dec 2011 02:55:50 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=370 Baltimore City Paper:

“Truly brilliant … It is unfair to compare anyone to Janet Malcolm, perhaps, but in this one essay, Heald comes damn close. It’s clear, he has put himself out there and is absolutely all in.”

Genevieve Hudson in The Portland Review:

“Fiercely observant … Heald does something few writers can and [...]]]> Baltimore City Paper:

“Truly brilliant … It is unfair to compare anyone to Janet Malcolm, perhaps, but in this one essay, Heald comes damn close. It’s clear, he has put himself out there and is absolutely all in.”

Genevieve Hudson in The Portland Review:

“Fiercely observant … Heald does something few writers can and many hope to do: he writes about what he knows, what we all know, in a way that helps us know it deeper, realer, and more importantly. He tells us what it means to be him, and in doing so, what it means to be human.”

Bitch:

“The collection of personal essays covers well-trod territory—unrequited love, sexual misadventures, Olympic careers, the success and self-loathing of writing for a living—but does so with tenderness, intelligence, and wit, exploring nostalgia and sentiment without being overly nostalgic or sentimental.”

Think Out Loud:

“Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension is a kind of field guide to Heald’s twenties. In his telling, this is a decade of self-definition and self-discovery — a time that’s both painful and thrilling. Above all, Goodbye is about dealing with disappointment, and learning how to embrace a life that doesn’t fit the pattern you’d set for yourself.”

The Oregonian:

“Heald is a talented writer whose essays are funny and personal and sneaky-deep, in the style of Geoff Dyer or John Jeremiah Sullivan, only with a strong Northwest grounding.”

The Portland Mercury:

“Heald dials in the perfect amount of self-awareness—just enough to feel intimate and clear, but not so much that things get navel-gazey or indulgent.”

Lisa and Michael on the Late Night Library podcast:

“Michael had a ponytail and he played the trumpet. And he was working on a novel, which was really the final nail in the coffin.”

Interview on NW Book Lovers:

” … I guess I was trying to understand where things had gone wrong.”

Kill Your Darlings (Australia!):

“Although there is something fun and nostalgic about the CYOA aesthetic as recaptured by Love is Not Constantly Wondering, it serves a serious function: the dissonance between the ‘choices’ and the narrative serve as a reminder that being in a destructive relationship is ultimately an irrational abandonment of agency.”

SF Weekly:

One More for the People is an intimate, hilarious, affecting collection, one that stakes out new territory between talk, journal, memoir, and essay … “

Vol 1 Brooklyn:

“… Grover has made something more essential: a wrenching, frustrating, moving account of one very particular life — and its decidedly universal relevance.”

Interview with Martha on The Jefferson Exchange. (Scroll down to Feb 14 podcast)

Interview with Martha on Fried Gold podcast.

The Portland Mercury’s “Best Local” list of 2011:

” … these books would’ve made it onto this list on their own merits, but they also mark the debut of a noteworthy new Portland publisher.”

Eugene Register Guard:

” … Grover pays the world a warm, thoughtful and funny sigh, even when it’s asking her to scream.”

NW Book Lovers:

A Zinester’s Path to Publishing

The Oregonian:

“Grover has had brain operations and endured a terrible succession of hospitals and treatments — but her wry, observant take on what’s happening is often quite funny. She’s a natural storyteller with a smart sense of pacing who’s able to convey her experiences in a way that’s uplifting without getting all “movie of the week” on her readers.”

Bitch:

One More for the People is a beautiful, substantial book, both in content and design.”

The Portland Mercury:

” … there were several moments where I found myself putting down Portlander Martha Grover’s One More for the People to take deep, stabilizing breaths … it’s never self-pitying, and it provides a totally fascinating window into what it’s like to be young and sick.”

Paper Fort (Literary Arts):

“Though this is technically a compilation of Grover’s hilarious and heartbreaking zine Somnambulist, in my opinion it coheres into one of the freshest, most compelling memoirs I’ve ever read. Without the slightest trace of bathos but quite a lot of humor, Grover details her struggle with Cushing’s Disease, whose 81 symptoms include dramatic changes to her appearance, not to mention the dreaded possibility of moving back in with her eccentric family. Published by promising upstart Perfect Day Publishing, and featuring a letterpress-printed cover, this is also hands down the best-looking book of 2011.”

Conversation with Vol 1 Brooklyn:

As we head into the middle of November, I think it’s safe to say that Lisa Wells’s collection Yeah. No. Totally. (released by the Portland-based indie press Perfect Day Publishing) is a safe bet to be recorded as one of my favorite books of the year.

Interview with the Charleston City Paper:

“The New Whatever”

Bitch:

“At first glance this title seems to be aimed solely at the short-attention span generation. This slim volume of short non-fiction pieces does offer a quick read, yet the writing is dense and poetic and packs meaning into every sentence. Born out of this generation, yeah. no. totally offers a critical lens in which to view the experiences of our times, framing it in a way that is personal yet far reaching and universal.”

And in case you missed ‘em the first time around …

The Stranger (here and here)

The Portland Mercury (interview)

The Willamette Week (interview with Lisa, Michael, Jeremy, & Wilson about THIS! FEST)

and speaking of THIS! FEST:

WWeek

Mercury

Oregon Live

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SF Weekly: “One More for the People is an intimate, hilarious, affecting collection, one that stakes out new territory between talk, journal, memoir, and essay.” http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/10/03/zinesters-talking-martha-grover-and-nicole-georges-hollywood-library-oct-11th/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/10/03/zinesters-talking-martha-grover-and-nicole-georges-hollywood-library-oct-11th/#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:55:42 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=265 Click here for the full review of Martha Grover’s one-of-a-kind debut.

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Click here for the full review of Martha Grover’s one-of-a-kind debut.

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THIS! FEST http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/08/29/this-fest/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/08/29/this-fest/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 20:58:16 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=175 “Hey, remember how we were going to get all those writers and musicians together in a room, get them drunk, and give them a few minutes on a microphone ? Well…

THIS! is happening.”

ALL LOCAL, ALL FREE.

SEPT 9 & 10 @ THE WOODS. PDX.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

5:00pm
TEAM [...]]]> “Hey, remember how we were going to get all those writers and musicians together in a room, get them drunk, and give them a few minutes on a microphone ? Well…

THIS! is happening.”

ALL LOCAL, ALL FREE.

SEPT 9 & 10 @ THE WOODS. PDX.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

5:00pm
TEAM EVIL

5:35pm
M D’ALESSANDRO
5:45pm
EVAN P. SCHNEIDER

6:00pm
IOA

6:35pm
ZACHARY AUBURN
6:45pm
MARY RECHNER
6:55PM

JAMES GENDRON

 

7:00pm
PETOSKEY

7:35pm
JUSTIN HOCKING
7:45pm
A. WOLFE

8:00pm
PIGEONS

8:35pm
MATT LOVE
8:45pm
TAYLOR CLARK

9:00pm
ARCHEOLOGY

9:35pm
KEVIN SAMPSELL
9:45pm
VANESSA VESELKA

10:00pm
PAPER/UPPER/CUTS

10:35pm
B. FRAYN MASTERS
10:45pm
CHERYL STRAYED
10:55pm
LIDIA YUKNAVITCH

11:00pm
HURTBIRD

12:00am
DJ PAPI CHULO + DJ GIGANTE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

3:00pm
AWKWARD ENERGY

3:35pm
ELI HOPKINS
3:45pm
JAMES BERNARD FROST

4:00pm
ARROW OF LIGHT

4:35pm
CASEY JARMAN
4:45pm
ALISON HALLETT

5:00pm
YOUR RIVAL

5:35pm
MICHAEL HEALD
5:45pm
DREW SWENHAUGEN

6:00pm
BROTHERS YOUNG

6:35pm
DAN DeWEESE
6:45pm
A.M. O’MALLEY

7:00pm
BRIGHT ARCHER

7:35pm
JOSEPH MAINS
7:45pm
MARTHA GROVER

8:00pm
WIZARDS

8:35pm
LISA WELLS
8:45pm
JAY NEBEL

9:00pm
DEER OR THE DOE

9:35pm
EMILY CHENOWETH
9:45pm
ZACHARY SCHOMBURG

10:00pm
KIND OF LIKE SPITTING

10:35pm
JON RAYMOND
10:45pm [main stage]
TOM BISSELL

11:00pm
POINT JUNCTURE, WA

12:00am
COOKY PARKER AND DJ BILL PORTLAND

SPONSORED AND SUPPORTED BY…
The Woods | Pabst | Lucky Lab | Perfect Day Publishing | Poor Claudia | The Independent Publishing Resource Center | Nestucca Spit Press | Bedouin Books | Future Tense Books | Bad Blood Reading Series | Propeller Books

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The Stranger: “Lisa Wells Thinks Young Urbanites Are Doing Everything Wrong” http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/07/13/the-stranger-lisa-wells-thinks-young-urbanites-are-doing-everything-wrong/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/07/13/the-stranger-lisa-wells-thinks-young-urbanites-are-doing-everything-wrong/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:30:30 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=154 “It’s audacious—hell, it’s practically painting a target on your ass and running through a firing range—for an author to come out of nowhere and try to speak for an entire generation … the important thing is, she’s here now, and we should all pay attention.”

- Paul Constant, The Stranger

click here to read [...]]]> “It’s audacious—hell, it’s practically painting a target on your ass and running through a firing range—for an author to come out of nowhere and try to speak for an entire generation … the important thing is, she’s here now, and we should all pay attention.”

- Paul Constant, The Stranger

click here to read the full review

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Portland Mercury Interview http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/06/21/portland-mercury-interview/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/06/21/portland-mercury-interview/#comments Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:05:38 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=117 “I feel unnerved by how precious the aesthetic has become. It’d be nice to see some variation, considering that we’re kind of in the midst of a global catastrophe.”

- LW (click here to read the entire piece)

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- LW (click here to read the entire piece)

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Richard Hugo House, Saturday July 16th, Seattle, WA http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/06/10/richard-hugo-house/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/06/10/richard-hugo-house/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2011 19:09:37 +0000 michael http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=95 Seattleites:

Join Perfect Day Publishing for an evening of readings at Richard Hugo House on Saturday, July 16th. We are beyond honored to celebrate the release of Yeah. No. Totally. in a space inspired by our favorite poet.

Readings by

Lisa Wells (Yeah. No. Totally.)

Dan DeWeese ( Seattleites:

Join Perfect Day Publishing for an evening of readings at Richard Hugo House on Saturday, July 16th. We are beyond honored to celebrate the release of Yeah. No. Totally. in a space inspired by our favorite poet.

Readings by

Lisa Wells (Yeah. No. Totally.)

Dan DeWeese (You Don’t Love This Man, editor of Propeller Books)

Scott McClanahan (Stories V)

Michael Heald (Perfect Day Publisher)

Music by

Ritchie Young

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Yeah. No. Totally. Release Party – Thursday, June 16 http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/06/06/yeah-no-totally-release-party-%e2%80%93-thursday-june-16/ http://perfectdaypublishing.com/2011/06/06/yeah-no-totally-release-party-%e2%80%93-thursday-june-16/#comments Mon, 06 Jun 2011 23:30:32 +0000 david http://perfectdaypublishing.com/?p=20 Yeah. No. Totally. Release Party

YOU are cordially invited to attend Perfect Day Publishing’s inaugural soirée, book release party, and First Major Event of the Summer.

FEAT music:

Monarques
Jack Lewis & Awkward Energy

FEAT Readings:

Martha Grover (of Somnambulist)
Lisa Wells

Thursday, June 16th @ The Secret Society Ballroom
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YOU are cordially invited to attend Perfect Day Publishing’s inaugural soirée, book release party, and First Major Event of the Summer.

FEAT music:

Monarques
Jack Lewis & Awkward Energy

FEAT Readings:

Martha Grover (of Somnambulist)
Lisa Wells

Thursday, June 16th @ The Secret Society Ballroom
Doors at 7, show at 7:30
FREE! 21+

7:00 – 7:30 Cocktails
7:30 – 8:15 Jack Lewis & Awkward Energy
8:15 – 8:45 Martha Grover
8:45 – 9:15 Lisa Wells
9:15 – 10:15 Monarques
10:15 – 11:30 Dance party
11:30 – 12:00 Nightcap in the SS Lounge

Books will be available for $10 cash or check. Pre-order yours here. The kind folks at the SS ballroom have given us this space for next to nothing, on the condition that everyone get drunk.

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