Bloof Books

Bloof Books is poetry press based in Central New Jersey, publishing perfect-bound paperbacks as well as limited-edition handmade books and chapbooks. Our perfect-bound books are available on our site, at select bookstores, and via online retailers such as,, Barnes and Noble,, and others. Bookstores may order from Ingram in the US, Bertrams or Gardners in the UK, or directly from the press.

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ISBN: 9780615256238
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Published: Bloof Books - January 30th, 2009

You have to give Simonds credit for being this daring. It takes guts to experiment as she does, even more guts to keep it readable, filled with music and insight. Powerful and filled with talent, here is a young poet to watch.

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ISBN: 9780982658727
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Published: Bloof Books - November 7th, 2012

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ISBN: 9780615163550
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Published: Bloof Books - October 25th, 2007

When poetry is this sharp, this accessible without becoming banal, this thought provoking, you must stand up and cheer the poet. Imagine Richard Pryor meeting Bukowski and you get the idea here. Brilliant.

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ISBN: 9780615161440
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Published: Bloof Books - September 26th, 2007

Knox's trademark black humor, wild freewheeling nature and sharp insight shine through in this collection. As wild as a gunfight, as personal as memoir, Knox continues to stun.

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ISBN: 9780982658710
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Published: Bloof Books - January 25th, 2011

Knox will push the autobiographical territory in her poems, but she also inhabits characters as a method actor does. She uses black humor, criticism, ribald textures to take the reader on a sharp, hard ride. There is great energy and intensity to these poems in ways too many poets lack.

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ISBN: 9780615195933
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Published: Bloof Books - April 18th, 2008

Incredible wordplay, a deft look at womanhood. Pafunda's poems have the breadth and motion of short stories, which accounts for her numerous inclusions in Best American Poetry. Fascinating and beautiful.

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ISBN: 9780615166971
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Published: Bloof Books - January 21st, 2008

It's not often we see satire done so well in poems. Here Compton takes a look at the various works of advice for young women available in the 19th century. As with our best poetry and our finest satire, what she exposes says as much about ourselves today as it does the inanity of another age.



Situated on the main street of the historic Delaware Riverfront town of New Hope, Pennsylvania, Farley’s Bookshop and its knowledgeable, experienced staff have endeavored to satisfy the literary tastes of the area inhabitants for over forty years. Whether you are Bucks County born-and-bred or just stopping by to enjoy the crisp river air and delightful scenery, you will be pleasantly surprised to find the largest and most diverse collection of books-in-print in Bucks County. Farley’s may have competition, but it has few peers. We encourage you to browse our website, but please remember that getting acquainted with our online persona is no substitute for exploring the narrow passageways and teeming shelves of our storefront and discovering that perfect book nestled amongst so many others.