ISBN: 978-1-73233-408-3
Categories Chapbooks, Poetry

Ordinary Villains

Publication Date: September 2018


In June of 2023, Black Lawrence Press welcomed numerous existing and forthcoming Nomadic Press titles to our catalogue. The Move was originally published by Nomadic Press.

The world is full of good people who do bad things—drunk drivers, dumpster divers, absent lovers, astronauts, waitstaff, aunts and uncles, and people who have cell phones. Is that you? If you’ve ever secretly enjoyed the effects of climate change or thrown away your recycling—even though you worry about the future—you might find a funhouse mirror in Ordinary Villains.

About the Author

E.K. Keith

E.K. Keith is a poet and librarian. E.K. has published poetry in journals and anthologies from coast to coast to coast, an places beyond. Nomadic Press published her first book of poetry — Ordinary Villains — in September of 2018. Ordinary Villains was warmly received with nominations for the California Book Award, CLMP Firecracker Award, and Pushcart Prize. In addition, Ordinary Villains is available for readers in public and academic libraries in the U.S. and worldwide. E.K.'s Bay Area poetry performance venues include SF City Hall, San Francisco Public Library, Mutiny Radio, City Lights, Bird & Beckett Books, Alley Cat Bookstore, Adobe Books, SF Mime Troupe, Randall Museum, SF State Poetry Center, the Beat Museum, the Haight St. Fair, the Word Party, Get Lit, Lyrics & Dirges, Sacred Grounds, Cafe International, The Laundry, Ashkenaz, and the 16th & Mission BART Plaza. In Houston, she performs at the Avant Garden. Video of her performances are in the SF State Poetry Center archive and on the Internet. Articles about her are in the SF Weekly, SF Examiner, and France’s Le Monde. She is one of the founding organizers of Poems Under the Dome, an annual celebration of National Poetry Month inside San Francisco’s City Hall.

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