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Travel Under Any Star by Venero Armanno LAUNCH

Travel Under Any Star by Venero Armanno LAUNCH

Join us at Avid Reader in West End at 6pm November 18 for the launch of Bareknuckle Books first fiction title: Travel Under Any Star by Venero Armanno. Free event but booking is essential.

PRESS RELEASE – The Howl that still shakes the world

PRESS RELEASE – The Howl that still shakes the world


The Howl that still shakes the world – Bareknuckle Books launches its first poetry anthology at Avid Reader on 9th October with global 60th anniversary celebrations of Ginsberg’s seminal work.




Bareknuckle Books

Bareknuckle Books’ first annual poetry anthology launches at 6pm on the 9th October at Avid Reader Bookshop, West End with global 60th anniversary celebrations of Ginsberg’s seminal work.

Bareknuckle Books has gathered together some of the best authors working today in its first annual poetry, fiction and nonfiction anthology; including Robert Adamson, MTC Cronin, Anthony Lawrence, John Tranter and Reg Mombassa. The anthology will also feature an officially licensed reprint of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl in its entirety. 

The anthology will launch at the HOWL & the Six Gallery reading at Avid Reader, West End, which is part of an international series of poetry readings celebrating the anniversary of Ginsberg’s classic. A.G Pettet will MC the Brisbane event, and readings will be performed by Anthony Lawrence, Bronwyn Lea, Brentley Frazer and Eleanor Jackson.

Bareknuckle Books is a daring and innovative new Brisbane based publisher that champions the editorial principle to ‘only publish what we fall in love with’. Launched in 2014 they are already garnering a name for hunting out new work from great writers, both emerging and established.


Books + Publishing

Industry trade magazine Books + Publishing ran a news article on Bareknuckle Books today. Bless their hearts and souls for supporting independent publishers and giving as a shout.


Indie publisher Bareknuckle Books to release first book this month

New Brisbane-based independent publisher Bareknuckle Books will release its first book this month, one of six new titles planned for the next year.

Bareknuckle Books will specialise in literary fiction, ‘upmarket’ nonfiction and poetry. Its first title Improvised Dirges is a collection of new and old poetry by A G Pettet.

The publisher is led by editor-in-chief Brentley Frazer, who is joined by ‘a group of poets, writers, journalists and academics who have collaborated on publishing projects and performance platforms since 1995’, including US author and academic Kris Saknussemm and local true crime author Lindsay Simpson.

Consulting editor Sún Etheridge told Books+Publishing the publisher will be ‘actively searching for new cutting edge literature in all of its permutations’. ‘We believe that mass market publishing has let down literature by choosing which books to publish based on “what is popular” according to the Nielsen BookScan statistics,’ said Etheridge. ‘We believe books are not dead … new independent “organic” presses are popping up worldwide.’

For more information about Bareknuckle Books, visit the website here.


Welcome to Bareknuckle Books

Welcome to Bareknuckle Books

Thanks for visiting! Bareknuckle Books is a new imprint by some old hands in independent publishing. Based on Earth, we are a grassroots conglomeration of independent small presses who’ve come together to bring back great literature. Bareknuckle Books brings together people experienced in all aspects of the ‘business’ of publishing, writers of all descriptions, agents, festival coordinators, printers, binders, marketers, bookshop owners, book distributers, book sellers etc. etc. We’ll provide you with books that pack a punch.

While you impateintly wait to fill your shelves with our writers get yourself a taste of what we publish and have a read of our online magazine BAREKNUCKLE POET ~ Journal of letters

Stay tuned for our first releases, coming soon.