Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birds Is Alive, aka Buy The French Exit

Eeeeee! My book is now available for pre-order!

Through March you can order The French Exit bundled with Chris Tonelli's The Trees Around for $20. This saves you a little $, and you will definitely want both. I urge you to order directly from the press. (If you order it from Amazon, they barely break even.)

From the editors:


Birds, LLC is a new independent poetry press specializing in close author relationships in order to make the most awesome books in the world.

The first two books published by Birds, LLC are The French Exit by Elisa Gabbert and The Trees Around by Chris Tonelli.

SPECIAL PRE-SALE OFFER: Buy the first two Birds, LLC releases for just $20. Pre-Sale offer lasts until March 31st. Books ship the first week in April.

About The French Exit:

It’s a pleasure to listen to the opinions of the narrator of The French Exit. Clear-eyed imagery and wit control the anxiety: “[A] boy at the counter disappears / or I can see through him.” Likewise, in a fine prose poem: “Do not be afraid of angering the birds. What angers the birds is fear.” The energy throughout Gabbert’s collection has the clip of the French exit itself – allons-y! – self-aware, self-sufficient, in control, in touch. - Caroline Knox

About The Trees Around:

Full of the will and the weather, that great skeptic Wallace Stevens walked to work and wrote his poems, poems you may well already love and believe. (Good, as they say, for you.) And as for Chris Tonelli, he walks in that integrity: read him, and be merciful unto yourself. His foot standeth in an even place. This book’ll make you bloom. - Graham Foust


the Editors


  1. Congratulations, Elisa! I shall pre-order now.

  2. i got mine! hurry up and get yours, y'all!

  3. Congratulations! I'll definitely be getting this.

  4. Fantastic news, Elisa. I look forward to reading it.

  5. Woot! A pre-order is imminent.

  6. Martin and I totally just added them to our cart.

  7. i have a never-ending boner!

  8. I'm really looking forward to reading it. I've met three real poets in my life: Corso, Ginsberg, and you. You are now, by default, my favorite living poet.

  9. Wow, I'm honored! If old Ginsberg were alive I bet I'd give him a run for his money.