24 October 2013

David Brazil has (almost) left the building...

This recently posted interview with David Brazil reminded me to check stock of The Ordinary this morning. There are exactly 8 copies left, and Small Press Distribution is officially sold out. Get them while you can!

15 October 2013

Robert Kocik's Supple Science In Situ

Images from the photo-polymer plates we're using for the cover...All images by Kocik himself...This book is going to be HUGE!

09 October 2013

CJ Martin on David Brazil's The Ordinary

CJ Martin's been posting an incredible serial review of David Brazil's The Ordinary on his Tumblr, Rhyme Eats the Words. Just in case you've missed an installment of this crucial critical meditation, here are the links:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

And while I have your attention, there are approximately 20 copies of David's book in existence. Get it while you can...

07 October 2013

New New Lights Press

New New Lights Press from Aaron Cohick, one of the most original and talented printers in the country. 
No question about it. If you are interested in the art of the book in any capacity, you should establish a standing order here asap...

04 October 2013

This Weekend!

and also this:

Rachel Levitsky & Heriberto Yepez
hosted by Camille Roy

Please renew your SPT membership today! There’s no better time than now!
You can visit our  website or drop your renewal in the mail and send to 1111 8thStreet, San Francisco, 94107.
October 6, 2013
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia Street, SF
5pm, reading starts at 5:30pm


Rachel Levitsky is the author of a novel, The Story of My Accident is Ours (Futurepoem, 2013), two books of poetry Under the Sun (Futurepoem, 2003) NEIGHBOR (UDP, 2009) and a number of chapbooks including Renoemos (Delete, 2010) and Dearly, (a+bend, 1999). She is a member of the Belladonna* Collaborative, a feminist avant-garde hub for interventions in writing, reading, engaged discourse and activism. In 2010 with Christian Hawkey, she started The Office of Recuperative Strategies (OoRS.net), a mobile research unit variously located in Amsterdam, Berlin, Boulder, Brooklyn, Cambridge, Governors Island and The Holland Tunnel in NYC and The University of Leipszig in Leipzig. She lives in Brooklyn and teaches at Pratt Institute.


Heriberto Yépez is a novelist, poet, and critic from Tijuana. He has published two dozen books in Spanish, among them Cuentos para oír y huir al otro ladoTijuanologíasMade in TijuanaEl libro de lo post-poéticoA.B.U.R.T.O and Al otro lado. He has also translated and edited into Spanish the work of Jerome Rothenberg and Charles Bernstein; and is currently co-editing the work of Ulises Carrión, the Dutch-Mexican experimental writer and artist from the seventies and eighties. Yépez wrore in English Wars. Threesomes. Drafts. & Mothers and more recently his study on Charles Olson’s imperialist Mexican imaginary was translated as The Empire of Neo-Memory (ChainLinks, 2013). He’s currently studying a Ph.D. at the Spanish and Portuguese Department in UC, Berkeley.

03 October 2013

Alli Warren's Here Come the Warm Jets

Speaking of Alli Warren, folks must know by now that Here Come the Warm Jets is officially in the world, but what you might not know is that the City-Lights-sanctioned launch is at the end of this month, 10/29 at 7pm (at the bookstore). It seems almost condescending to suggest you need this book as it must be so obvious already to so many people: this one's been anticipated for a long while; that said, I'll risk it anyway: you need this!

02 October 2013

CAConrad vs. Evil, Part II

Alli Warren handed off the newest issue of her magazine Dreamboat the other day, just shortly after I'd finished reading Conrad's Albion number, and it contains this very-difficult-to-read (and certainly-difficult-to-write) (soma)tic ritual "Healing for a Pedophile." Despite its brutality, it highlights, for me at least, Conrad the shamen: our foremost "ethicist" (I'm certain he'd challenge this term) in a world in which "the good" exists somewhere between praxis and possibility. Whenever I hear folks challenge the efficacy of poetry, I think about what Conrad's writing does: that, despite this "villainous planet" (as he has it above) his poetry continues to pry open spaces in which language and thought recalibrate our biological temporalities and remediate the toxins in our bodies. While these poems are sometimes painful to read, I'm awed by where he finds himself, where he takes us as readers, and ultimately what he's able to produce as a result of these experiences...

As a side note, this new Dreamboat contains additional work by Marianne Morris, Amanda Nadelberg, and Alan Bernheimer (new installments from The Spoonlight Institute), and the prior issue featured new stuff from Anna Vitale, Jasper Bernes, Ara Shirinyan, and Jocelyn Saidenberg. If you're interested, contact Alli directly...

01 October 2013

Jamie Townsend's Paradise Now

Jamie Townsend was in town over the weekend, and I was pleased to catch his exquisitely measured and moving reading at the Public School (I couldn't make his reading at Woolsey w/ Bob Gluck, sadly, but I've heard it was equally on point). He handed off this fantastic broadside (designed by Nicholas DeBoer, I think?), which captures the tone of his performance perfectly. Jamie supposedly has a long-player on deck, so, if there's any justice in the world, I hope to read more soon...