Archive for Publications
A new American press, publishing chapbooks, artist books, and ephemeral objects, beginning with Daniel Lehan’s LETTERSHAPED.
Manson reveals English words hiding within the original French text of Mallarmé’s poems.
‘These pages are strewn with shreds of words: unevenly dispersed, semantically uncomfortable in each other’s company, they stumble together to make momentary meaning before drifting apart on the white space of the page.’
5 interviews available at The Argotist at the LINK
The if p then q Christmas sale is now on. All books below are available via Lulu with decent postage rates overseas. The more you buy the less the postage! See if p then q – http://www.ifpthenq.co.uk for more details on the titles
David Berridge, Bring the Thing – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Lucy Harvest Clarke, Silveronda – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Derek Henderson, Thus & – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Tom Jenks, Items – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Holly Pester, Hoofs – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
seekers of lice, Encyclops. – WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK
Philip Terry, Advanced Immorality – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Chrissy Williams, Epigraphs WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK
DATE & TIME
Thursday 27 November, 6.30pm
The Priory Church of St John
St John’s Square
London EC1M 4DA
Free but booking is essential as capacity is very limited and if you turn up without a reservation you will not be admitted.
RSVP to email@example.com
Step back in time as you descend into the twelfth century crypt of the Clerkenwell Priory for a very special book launch. In the deep atmospherics of the ancient church of the Order of St John, poet Chris McCabe introduces and reads from his stunning new collection Speculatrix. Book your place early for what promises to be an unusual and magical event in one of London’s most mysterious spaces.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In his most daring collection to date, Chris McCabe delves into the shadowy recesses of London history, bringing forth unsettling anachronisms and revealing the city as a perilous place to exist.
Taking its name from the term for a female spy, Speculatrix is at once the voyeur and the observed. Fame and death are McCabe’s subjects, sifted and strained through his poems’ urgent rhythms. At the heart of the book, a sequence of wild, neurotic sonnets tears at the corpus of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre to conjure a visceral landscape of decay and financial collapse. Extending the collection beyond his trademark urban locale are startling poems for the loved and departed: from the artist Francis Bacon to the poets Arthur Rimbaud and Barry MacSweeney. In Speculatrix McCabe has pulled out all the stops, showing why he is considered one of British poetry’s most exciting and pioneering spirits.
Issue thirty-five of Otoliths, this year’s southern spring issue, has just gone live.
It contains, as usual, an astounding range of text & visuals from Bobbi Lurie, harry k stammer, Volodymyr Bilyk, Virginia Luck, Sarah James, Roger Mitchell, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Andrew Cantrell, Kyle Hemmings, Dennis Vannatta, Elizabeth Allen, Anders Enochsson, Marcia Arrieta, Seth Copeland, Craig Cotter, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Pete Spence, Jim Meirose, Philip Byron Oakes, Eric Hoffman, Raymond Farr, Richard Kostelanetz, Reed Altemus, John M. Bennett, John M. Bennett & Diane Keys, John M. Bennett & Thomas M. Cassidy, Toby Fitch, Howie Good, Chris Brown, Jack Galmitz, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, Marco Giovenale, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Edewede Oriwoh, Texas Fontanella, John Martone, Mark Russell, Andrew Topel, Andrew Topel & Koji Nagai, William Allegrezza, Márton Koppány, Márton Koppány & Tamarin Norwood, Mary Cresswell, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Cecelia Chapman, Connor Stratman, Heath Brougher, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Simon Perchik, John Lowther, Joe Milford, Willie Smith, Michael Ruby, Joe Balaz, sean burn, Jeff Harrison, Mercedes Webb-Pullman, Sarah Edwards, Jeffrey Jullich, Anne-Marie JEANJEAN, bruno neiva, Ivars Balkits, Katrinka Moore, John Pursch, SS Prasad, John W. Sexton, Hazel Smith, Tony Beyer, Bob Heman, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Rosaire Appel, Angad Arora, Bogdan Puslenghea, Sabine Miller, Jake Goetz, Carla Bertola, Alberto Vitacchio, Tony Page, Michael Brandonisio, J. D. Nelson, Shokla Shankar, & Gian Luigi Braggio.
In addition there is a special feature, a portfolio entitled [6 x 1] + [1 x 6] made up of a poem from Eileen R. Tabios with responses to it from John Bloomberg-Rissman, Sheila E. Murphy, lars palm, Marthe Reed, Leny M. Strobel, & Anne Gorrick.