Since 1989, Spout Press has been the indie literary publisher that could. It began as a quarterly journal, which ran for 23 years. Eventually, the volunteer-run press switched to printing a series of books and chapbooks, called Out of Pocket. Like its magazine, Out of Pocket has focused on experimental writing, showcasing new voices examining current issues. This Thursday, Spout will host readings of the first four books of the series: Epilogue by Juliet Patterson, Encyclopedia by Rachel Jendrzejewski, Waiting for a Spaceship by J. Otis Powell, and The Axe Lectures by Brianna Johnson. The works of Powell, who died earlier this year, will be read by Keno Evol and Louis Alemayehu.