ABOUT MAGIC HELICOPTER PRESS •
Magic Helicopter Press was born in Ashland, Oregon in 2007. It teethed in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts from 2007-2011, lived in Baltimore for a year, moved back to Northampton, MA in 2012, spent 6 of 2015 and 2016's seasons in Portland, OR, and now lives under vigas in Santa Fe, NM.
The following clear and detailed infographic should help explain this progression:
Titles we've published have been featured in and received praise from:
• The Rumpus
• American Book Review
• The Poetry Foundation
• Best American Poetry
• New York Times
• Small Press Distribution bestseller lists
• and many more
They've also won awards like the 2013-2013-14 Writers League of Texas Book Awards Discovery Prize.
you're curious about the kind of work we publish, please buy our books.
If you're curious about the sorts of projects we undertake,
please take a look at the list below.
If you're curious about what would happen
if you sent us an email, please send an email to email@example.com.
If you're not curious at all, you're probably dead, which is interesting. We would
like to hear from you dead folk.
We would like all of you, alive or inconsiderate,
to know that Magic Helicopter Press plans to do the following:
• And e-books & chapbooks
Organize literary tours
• Set up online workshops
Offer multimedia poetry: videos and games
Employ gimmickry whenever possible
We are focused on publishing across
platforms, mediums and "the universe." Our paper books are collectible
art items, not unlike Dale Earnhardt commemorative plates. Our e-books are not
paper books melted onto the screen but books aware of their digital space.
We also publish experimental multimedia projects: poetry
videos and poetry video games. But we call them all books.
We are literature with
feet—for open mics and reading tours—and fingers—for online workshops
and collaborative projects. But we call it all live.
We are literature
with a passiflora caerulea for a rotor. We land on your head.
Magic Helicopter titles are distributed from this website and via Small Press Distribution. We also maintain close relationships with excellent indie bookstores and ventures across the country, such as:
• Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop in Brooklyn, NY
• Book Fort in Chicago, IL and various festivals
• Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA
• Lithic Bookstore & Gallery in Fruita, CO
• Mellow Pages Library in Brooklyn, NY
• Normals in Baltimore, MD
• So & So Books in Raleigh, NC
• Spork Books in Tucson, AZ
• The Good Stuff in Santa Fe, NM
• Vouched Books in Atlanta, GA & San Francisco, CA