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96pp, 18.9×24.61cm, paperback. Front and back cover images by Stathis
Tsemberlidis, from his book “Transmutation: Of Human Bodies and Flora”
(2013); see more at decadencecomics.com.
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For a limited time, Jones’ Perdika Press pamphlet AKHMATOVA is available
with MEALY BLOOM for the discounted price of:
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All prices inc. P&P
MEALY BLOOM brings together more than ten years of work by the poet Tom
Jones. It collects the pamphlet Transactions Grotesques, and presents the
new sequence “The Punk Star Tuba”, along with sixteen other poems, including
versions of Mandelshtam and Tsvetayeva. In a prefatory “Advertisement”, the
author set outs the poetics governing this collection: “the sense that
training of the conscience is possible, and could be done through this kind
Tom Jones teaches English literature at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of “Pope and Berkeley: The Language of Poetry and Philosophy” (Palgrave, 2005) and “Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present” (Edinburgh University Press, 2012). Essays can be found in “Jacket” and “Complicities” (Litteraria Pragensia, 2007). His books of poetry and translation include “Transactions Grotesques” (Barque Press, 2002) and “Akhmatova” (Perdika Press, 2007). His poems have appeared in “Quid”, “Boxon”,
“Blackbox Manifold”, “Cambridge Poetry Summit: Some Evidence”, and “Prague Literary Review”. He can be heard reading his poems at The Archive of the Now.
See the website for an extract from the book: http://mountain-press.co.uk/mealybloom.html
Critical Documents is pleased to announce its latest publication: Ryan Dobran’s Remote Carbon. Swaddled in gorge-destabilising cover images by Emir Šehanovic, this large-format 32-page collection brings together ten fugitive poems from 2008 to 2012, and includes the brand-new clutch of complicated instrumentation, ’Ode to Dragon Bond’. It is available for the agreeable price of £4, $10, or €7 (shipping included).
Ludicrous Aesthete was written for the Reel Iraq festival at London’s Rich Mix in March 2013: “obstinate dogmatic cunning capable// lion asks: is it written anywhere that/it had to be found in the darkness.” Out now on Blart.
NUMBER 2: Reviews of Goat Far DT & Papa Boop Ndiop, Luke Roberts, Anne Gorick, Judah Rubin, Alison Gibb, Justin Katko, SNOW #1, Tom Leonard, Richard Owens, Carol Watts, John Wilkinson, Rosa Van Hensbergen & Emily Critchley. November 2013. eds. Lindsay + Luna, design, setting and production by Robbie Dawson
“Sea Witch” consists of 21 poems, loosely based on each scene of the film Jaws. The shark is now female. The writing combines attention to verbal texture with use of space on the page to present a verbal-visual whole. Out now from Leafe Press.
A new title from Other Room reader Colin Herd, out now on Knives Forks and Spoons.
MAGMA poetry magazine Issue 57 is dedicated to Visual Poetry and is edited by Ian McEwen and Hannah Lowe. It will be launched with readings by contributors at The Troubadour, 263 Old Brompton Road LONDON SW5 9JA on Monday 18 November at 8.00pm. The issues features The Shaped Poem, an article by Paula Claire, with illustrations by Mirella Bentivoglio, Karl Kempton, Fernando Aguiar and Shoji Yoshizawa. Paula Claire’s own work is represented by her scorch mark poem MAGMA (1973), shown above, published by Writers Forum in 1978.
By Peter Hughes. Limited edition of 40 £5 (UK) inc p&p. Out now from The Red Ceilings Press.
Out now from Penned in the Margins, featuring Tim Atkins, David Berridge, Cristine Brache, Patrick Coyle, Emily Critchley, Lone Eriksen, Frédéric Forte, Tom Jenks, Samantha Johnson, Alexander Kell, David Kelly, Sarah Kelly, Anatol Knotek, Ilenia Madelaire, Chris McCabe, nick-e melville, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Matteo X Patocchi, Claire Potter, Monika Rinck, Sam Riviere, Hannah Silva, Marcus Slease, Ross Sutherland, Ryan Van Winkle, Philip Venables, and Sian Williams.
NEW from Editions Eclipse: C o n t i n u u m, the latest installment of Stephen Ratcliff’s thousand-page projects triangulating an eco-conceptual poetics through daily devotional practice, rigorous form, and lyrical attention.
What joy. HERE at the Eclipse site
New bulging issue…
The new issue of VLAK: Contemporary Poetics & the Arts will be available during the ‘Camarade‘ collaborate poetics event, hosted by Steven J. Fowler, 2-10pm, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, 26 October — or can be got direct at www.vlakmagazine.com …
INSIDE THE LATEST ISSUE….
‘ESSAYS’ Jeroen Nieuwland on ‘Printing Out the Internet’ Vanessa Place on Conceptualism David Vichnar on Mark Danielewski Darren Tofts on Peter Milne Ian Haig on the Horror of the Toilet Pam Brown on the UBU Films Collective Alice Notley on the Post-Olsonian Epic Dustin Breitling on the White Cube Bev Braune on ‘Harder They Fall’ Jim Ruland on ‘Django Unchained’ Niall Lucy on That Deadman Dance Ann Hamilton on Ian Hays Javant Biarujia on Environment and Language Karel Piorecký on Czech Concrete Poetry Benjamin Tallis on the Prague housing projects Olga Peková on Intermedia & The Posthuman
‘PHOTOMONTAGE’ Peter Milne, Ian Hays, Robert Herbert, Maldo Nolimerg, Vincent Dachy
‘PHOTOGRAPHY’ Adam Trachtman, Glendyn Ivin, Vadim Erent, Vadim Erent, Katherine Oktober Matthews
‘COLLABORATIONS’ David Kelly & Daniele Pintano Hal Porter & Mark Melnicove Fernando Corona & Chris Kraus Zuzana Husárová & Amalia Roxana Filip Louis Armand & John Kinsella Iris Fraser-Gudrunas & Mat Laporte Mark Atkins & Rod Mengham The Camarade Project curated by Steven J. Fowler: Sean Bonney & Jeff Hilson Marcus Slease & Tim Atkins Philip Terry & Jeff Hilson Allen Fisher & Philip Terry Emily Critchley & Tamarin Norwood Jeff Hilson & Robert Shepherd Tim Atkins & Harry Gilonis
‘FICTION’ Philippe Sollers, Louis Armand, Fakie Wilde & Brentley Frazer, Sean Carswell, Thor Garcia, Lou Rowan, Scott O’Connor, Phil Shoenfelt, Holly Tavel, Morgan Childs, Damien Ober, Andrew Robert Hodgson, Prudence Trinca
‘NON-FICTION’ Stephanie Gray on Super 8 Film Stills Kent MacCarter on Pork Town Sean Bonney on Hunger & Ritual
‘POETRY’ Sam Langer, Vanessa Place, Frédéric Forte, Anselm Berrigan, Micah Ballard, Christodoulos Makris, Bev Braune, Corey Wakeling, Jill Jones, Stephanie Strickland, Steve Dalachinsky, DglsN.Rthsjchld, Stu Hatton, Jessica Wilkinson, Ondřej Buddeus, Marjorie Welish, Vincent Katz, Robert Kiely, John Wilkinson, Michael Farrell, Cecilia White, Shane Anderson, Andrew P. McLeod, Jennifer K. Dick, Peter Šulej, Jane Lewty, Nat Raha, Fiona Hile, Pam Brown, Brett Price, Nathan Thompson, J.T. Welsch
‘ART’ Tray Drumhann, Amy Evans-Bauer, Hara Miko, Jan Pícha
‘INTERVIEW’ Alice Notley with Olga Peková
VLAK editorial collective: Louis Armand, David Vichnar, Edmund Berrigan, Ali Alizadeh, Steven J. Fowlers, Jane Lewty, Stephen Mooney, Olga Pekova, Jeroen Nieuwland, Ewelina Chiu. ISSN 1804-512X. 425pp. Publication date: October 2013 Published by Litteraria Pragensia: Prague, London, New York, Melbourne, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam
– VLAK MAGAZINE www.vlakmagazine.com
In November of 2008, derek beaulieu approached a number of poets and conceptual writers, asking them to fulfill a series of simple instructions: “On a single sheet of paper in letters approximately one half inch tall write the alphabet from A to Z”.
“26 Alphabets (for Sol LeWitt)” documents the results of that request, and includes work from Gareth Jenkins, Lorenzo Menoud, Oana Avasilichioaei, Helen Hajnoczky, Robert Fitterman, Donato Mancini, Gregory Betts, Jonathan Ball, Nico Vassilakis, Mark Laliberte, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Christian Bök, Harold Abramowitz, Johanna Drucker, Giles Goodland, Ross Priddle, Gitte Broeng, John Bennett, Crag Hill, Peter Ganick, Jeff Hilson, Peter Jaeger, Nick Thurston, Stephen McLaughlin, Kjetil Røed and kevin mcpherson eckhoff.
Online now, featuring work from Chris Stephenson, Peter Barlow, Scott Thurston, Tom Jenks, Andrew Spragg, sl mendoza, James Davies and Sarah Kelly.
Issue 1 out now, featuring Tim Atkins, Áine Belton, Caroline Bergvall, Natalie Bradbeer, Bonny Cassidy, Stephen Collis, Kelvin Corcoran, Amy Evans, Ollie Evans, Allen Fisher, Nancy Gaffield, David Herd, Ben Hickman, Jeff Hilson, John James, Doug Jones, Dorothy Lehane, Tony Lopez, Aodán Mccardle, Anthony Mellors, Stephen Paul Miller, Richard Parker, Denise Riley, Will Rowe, Simon Smith, Sam Solomon, Juha Virtanen, Steve Willey, and Heidi Williamson.
Networks have structured our social – and media – development long before the emergence of the “network society.” From the letter-writing networks of the proto-Italian aristocracy to the electrical networks that facilitated industrialization; from the spread of woodcuts, pamphlets, and ballads that supported the Protestant Reformation to the twentieth century emergence of broadcast radio and television networks, media have always been situated in the matrices of networks of circulation and distribution, facilitating historically specific modes of connection. These histories often remain disconnected from research on digital networks, the latest to re-shape our socio-technical environment into a mesh of interconnecting nodes. An archaeological approach, one that routes between contemporary and historical networks, Alan Liu argues, has the potential to regenerate a sense of history that would temper the presentism of digital culture, all too often experienced as instantaneous and simultaneous.
This special issue of Amodern features original research, initially presented in 2012 at the “Network Archaeology” conference at Miami University of Ohio, on the histories of networks, the discrete connections that they articulate, and the circulatory forms of data, information, and socio-cultural resources that they enable. Drawing from the field of media archaeology, we conceptualize network archaeology as a call to investigate networks past and present – using current networks to catalyze new directions for historical inquiry and drawing upon historical cases to inform our understanding of today’s networked culture. In this introduction, we elaborate how network archaeology opens up promising areas for critical investigation, new objects of study, and prospective sites for collaboration within the productively discordant approach of media archaeology.
Juliana Spahr, David Buuck, City Lights Publishers.
A picaresque experimental novel, An Army of Lovers is the story of Demented Panda and Koki, two friends trying to be political poets in a time when poetry has lost its ability to effect social change. Their collaboration unleashes a torrent of consumerist excess that morphs into a Gitmo-style torture camp. Our heroes struggle to avoid complicity in the spectacle, yet are unable to overcome it through poetry. Instead it invades their bodies, manifesting itself through blisters and other symptoms, as the poets attempt to move beyond this impasse. Absurdist, fantastic, conceptual, Army is a novel for the Occupy generation.
Summer stock, lit journal for humanimals:
- Tim Atkins
- Sean Bonney
- Paul Buck
- Becky Cremin
- Laura Foster Twigg
- Steven Fowler/Tim Atkins
- Chris Gutkind
- Alan Hay
- Jeff Hilson
- Peter Jaeger
- Tom Jenks
- Antony John
- Sarah Kelley
- David Kelly
- Fabian Macpherson
- Sophie Mayer
- Richard Parker
- Jessica Pujol
- Nat Raha
- Connie Scozzaro
- Marcus Slease
- Linus Slug
- James Wilkes
- Steve Willey
A twitter haiku poem made from Iraq/Afghanistan war reportage, intercut with quotes from cult leader Charles Manson, will tweet 1st Oct onwards from: https://twitter.com/CharlieSayzz
The poem draws comparisons between psychopathology and foreign policy.
“An American nightmare, with its condensation of Holy Spirit + Charles Manson + War + haiku (a Japanese form that could recall of course another war)… Another voice among the voices, a way to explore trauma… Poetry should do this.” (Steve Giasson)
Charlie Sayzz is constructed from incorrect 18-syllable haiku, to be transmitted one per day for the next year. The haiku is a much-abused and appropriated short (17-syllable) Japanese form, often meditative and peaceful. It is chosen here for its very in-appropriateness as a vehicle for war poetry. And yet under the placid surface, haiku surely is angry, because it is now such a colonised poetry. The extra syllable in these ‘bad’ haiku is to create dissonance (in old numerology, 9 is the number of aggression; 18 syllables = 1+8 = 9).
The poem was devised by Philip Davenport and co-written by him with Richard Barrett, Steve Giasson, Tom Jenks, Michael Leong, copland smith and Steve Waling. Tom Jenks programmed the twitter feed and shaped many of the verses as visual poems.
This project is a parallel to Davenport’s novel Charlie Says (2013)