Poets Wear Prada is a poetry publishing house with excellent poets and affordable books with beautiful covers. Have you had your poetry today?--Meredith Sue Willis, Books for Readers * * * Stylistically, these beautifully designed and produced chapbooks bear their own distinctive signature.--Linda Lerner, SMALL PRESS REVIEW

Friday, March 25, 2016

Poets Wear Prada at NY Rainbow Book Fair


Boutique publishing house Poets Wear Prada is pleased to announce that we will be tabling  with Eggplant Press at the eighth annual New York  Rainbow Book Fair and that several of our authors will be reading for the event.  The Rainbow Book Fair is the largest LGBTQ book event in the United States. The 2016 fair will be held on Saturday, April 9th from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at John Jay College of Criminal Justice located at 524 W. 59th Street (just west of 10th Avenue) in Manhattan. 

Our authors will be reading at two different readings at the fair.  Here's a list of the readers and their scheduled time slots. (Please note that this schedule is subject to change.)

2016 COME HERE! Poetry Salon hosted by Regie Cabico and Nathaniel Siegel

12:10-12:15pm  Geer Austin
01:05-01:10pm  Austin Alexis
01:20-01:25pm  Michael Montlack
01:30-01:35pm  John J. Trause
05:00-05:05pm  Joel Allegretti

2016 Main Reading Event

01:00 - 01:20pm  Chocolate Waters
04:00 - 04:20pm  Roxanne Hoffman

Roxanne Hoffman founded Poets Wear Prada in 2006 with the release of  a limited edition of B.D. Lyon's debut poetry collection, a chapbook titled "Your Infidel Eyes." From the press's  inception, it editors have continued to seek out the works of queer writers, women, and people of various ethnicity and cultural backgrounds as it strives to introduce unique and exceptional emerging writers and promote diversity to mainstream audiences with well-edited and beautifully designed volumes.  

Poets Wear Prada is proud to have published debut and early collections of Jee Leong Koh, John J. Trause, Austin Alexis, Michael Montack, Joel Allegretti and Geer Austin. In  2011 Poets Wear Prada in conjunction with Eggplant Press published groundbreaking feminist lesbian writer Chocolate Waters's first new book in over three decades, "The Woman Who Wouldn't Shake Hands." Hoffman co-edited "Pears, Prose and Poetry: Anthology of the 9th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival Poetry Event," also published in conjunction with Eggplant Press.

Founded in 2006 in Hoboken, New Jersey, birthplace of Frank Sinatra and professional baseball, Poets Wear Prada is a boutique book publisher devoted to introducing and promoting emerging writers to the mainstream audiences with beautifully designed volumes of well-crafted poetry and prose.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Poets Wear Prada Announces Molly C. Braswell as New PR Associate

Hoboken-based boutique publisher Poets Wear Prada welcomes journalist Molly C. Braswell as a freelance public relations associate.

Diane von Furstenberg (L) & Molly C. Braswell (R) at Rizzoli Books, NYC
HOBOKEN, N.J. - March 19, 2016  -- Poetry publishing house Poets Wear Prada has welcomed journalist and public relations guru Molly C. Braswell to their publicity division as a freelance public relations associate.

Braswell began her multifaceted career while she was studying marketing and political science at her alma mater Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. A fellow student asked her to write an article for the school paper about an event that Braswell had just produced for the campus. From writing that one article and through public relations internships at the Junior League of Birmingham and the American Diabetes Association she knew that she wanted to combine her interests of journalism and public relations into one career.

After graduating from Samford in 2010, Braswell's post-collegiate publicity career includes stints at not-for-profit organization Mississippi Blood Services and non-profit organization Susan G. Komen of Central Mississippi. She moved to New York City in 2011 to pursue her fashion journalism dreams, where she worked as a fashion and beauty staff writer for AllMediaNY.com and freelanced as style director for "WHOA! (What's Happening with Original Artists) Magazine." After leaving those positions for a political journalism opportunity in Washington, D.C., she moved back to Manhattan in 2015 where she currently works as a stylist at clothing company J. Crew.

"Molly has such an extensive and diverse public relations background that I couldn't afford not to hire her," said Poets Wear Prada publisher Roxanne Hoffman. "She was so enthusiastic about joining Poets Wear Prada and working with our team that she is going to bring a bright new energy to the company. I'm delighted to begin working with her!"

Hoffman and Braswell met recently when they attended a book party while waiting in line to have Diane von Furstenberg sign their copies of "Inside Venice: A Private View of the City's Most Beautiful Interiors" (Rizzoli New York). After chatting for a few minutes, they each discovered how auspicious their meeting was. Hoffman needed a professional to do freelance public relations work for her publishing house, and Braswell was looking for her next publicity and writing opportunity in NYC.

"When I met Roxy, I feel as if we almost clicked instantly, and I knew I wanted to work with her," Braswell said. "Standing next to her in line had to be pure serendipity. I know I can learn a lot from Roxy, and I feel it's going to be a wonderful partnership."

Molly C. Braswell was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and she currently lives on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.

Founded in 2006 in Hoboken, New Jersey, the birthplace of Frank Sinatra and professional baseball, Poets Wear Prada is a boutique publisher devoted to introducing and promoting emerging writers, as well as those more established, to the mainstream audiences with beautifully designed volumes of well-crafted poetry and prose. For more information visit the publisher's site: http://poetswearprada.com/.