Exhibit 18.4

by Mathias Svalina
Now Available‏

1 tape-bound volume
Book Design by Todd Seabrook
Covers by Randy Bright
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The Cupboard is pleased to present Play by Mathias Svalina, a collection of children’s games perfect for the child you don’t know.

Children need preoccupations. Children need supervision and bran in their diets and children need instruction. For you, for your children: Play, a collection of twenty-nine games to issue gentle correctives and urge honing of the child's wayward sense of wonder. For sixteen or more players. For two. For five. For one child left alone to fend for herself.

Read excerpts here.

Mathias Svalina is a co-editor of Octopus Magazine and Books. He is the author & collaborator of numerous chapbooks & his first full-length book, Destruction Myths, is forthcoming from Cleveland State University Press. He lives deep in Brooklyn, NY.

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You may also order volumes individually for $5.

Parables & Lies has sold out, but the excellent A New Map of America is still available.

We are also pleased to announce that our next volume will be Caia Hagel’s Acts of Kindness and Excellence in Times Tables. It’s a good one.

Thank you again for everything,




Anonymous said...

lose the italics plz

A. Peterson said...

Sorry, I would but what with Dave's style guide and all...

Although you did say plz. We'll work something out.

Mathias Svalina said...

OK, I'm a little late to this ballgame but how about this as a witty retort: "Lose the italics? What are you one of my students from my 100-level lit surveys who can't remember whether titles go in quotes or italics? And if you are didn't I repeatedly tell you the differences in citation?"

Take that anonymous.