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Speechless magazine – the journal of concrete poetry i edited and published from 2009 (and is now readily available on UBUweb as downloadable PDFs) was recently re-issued in a pirated edition by Kristen Mueller as poet-in-residence at the LUMA foundation in Zurich. I’m thrilled to hear that my work is being pirated and bootlegged, what could be cooler than that?

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9301-5No Press is proud to announce the publication of

Documentary Poetry by Heimrad Bäcker

with “Afterword: A Past Charged with Now-Time” by Sabine Zelger

In a Bilingual edition, translated by Jacquelyn Deal and Patrick Greaney.

Published in a hand-bound edition of 80 copies (only 40 of which are for sale), Documentary Poetry is available for $12+postage ($15 total). To order please email derek beaulieu.

“Documentary literature cuts through the skeins of imagination, paralyzes the literary impulses of the will, makes secondary reflection into an unnecessary addition, and negates remembrance ceremonies’ formulaic horror; documentary literature suffers no reduction in efficacy by repeated usage, makes visible that which is hidden by public and private mediocrity and its schematizing tendencies.”

Documentary Poetry presents the principles that guided Bäcker’s writing practice. It is one of the longest texts in poetics that he published during his lifetime.

Heimrad Bäcker (1925–2003) was an artist, poet, and influential editor of the Austrian avant-garde. He is the author of seven volumes of poetry, including transcript (Dalkey Archive Press, 2010) and Seascape (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2013). He published major works by Austrian artists and experimental writers in his journal neue texte (1968–1991) and under the imprint of Edition Neue Texte (1976–1992), the publishing house that he ran along with his wife Margret Bäcker. Most of his literary works draw on the methods of concrete and visual poetry to present documentary material about the Shoah. These books were historical and literary, and they were also part of a critical autobiography, an examination of Bäcker’s enthusiastic participation in the Hitler Youth and the Nazi Party.

Heimrad Bäcker’s “Dokumentarische Dichtung” was first published in the Vienna literary journal Protokolle, 29.2 (1992). This reprint and translation have been authorized by Thomas Eder, Bäcker’s literary executor. The translation was supported by a grant from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Art, and Culture.

photoNo Press is proud to announce the publication of Kate Briggs’s “On reading as an alternation of flights and perchings.”

Produced in a limited edition of 50 hand-bound copies.

Kate Briggs teaches the translation workshop component of the Master’s in Cultural Translation at The American University of Paris. She also teaches creative writing at Paris College of Art and in 2013-14 will be guest tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. She is co-editor of The Nabokov Paper (Information as Material, 2013)

“On reading as an alternation of flights and perchings.” is now available for $3ea.

To order please email derek beaulieu

pattern-05No Press is proud to announce the publication of Braydon Beaulieu’s FLIGHT PATTERNS.

Produced in a limited edition of 60 hand-bound copies.

Through simple iconography, Flight Patterns maps Beaulieu’s reading patterns while reading Batwoman: Elegy – a visual poetry exploration of reading patterns and panel-ology wher action is suveyed by teh barest of lines and graphic gestures.

FLIGHT PATTERNS is now available for $4ea.

To order please email derek beaulieu

photoNo Press is proud to announce the publication of Kenneth Goldsmith’s BEING DUMB

Produced in a limited edition of 60 hand-bound copies.


“I am a dumb writer, perhaps one of the dumbest that’s ever lived. Whenever I have an idea, I question myself whether it is sufficiently dumb. I ask myself, is it possible that this, in any way, could be considered smart? If the answer is no, I proceed. I don’t write anything new or original. I copy pre-existing texts and move information from one place to another. A child could do what I do, but wouldn’t dare to for fear of being called stupid.”

Originally published online at The Awl, BEING DUMB is now available for $7ea.

To order please email derek beaulieu

no2 under my housepress & no press imprints i’ve published 500 editions since 1997. . . 16 years of small press editions, each made by hand in my kitchen. Here’s a 2008 interview with Sina Queyras about the press . . . There are new editions planned from Kenneth Goldsmith, Volodymyr Bilyk, Andrí Antonovsky, Yuriy Zavadsky, Keren Katz, Braydon Beaulieu, Amaranth Borsuk, Kaie Kellough, Matthew Frederick George, Arturo Robertazzi and more.

No PRESS is proud to announce the publication of

False Friends

by Helen Hajnoczky

A poetic engagement with Hungarian folk art, vocabulary and translation, False Friends is a delicate combination of full-colour visual poems and lyrical explorations of the false freinds of translation. Produced in a strictly limited edition of 50 handbound copies (only 23 of which are for sale) at $4 each – to order, email

from False Friends:


it may seem adequate,

like a sword piercing a shield

in some chivalric tale,

but dust off any old book

and when you look inside

all you’ll find is questions.

is it a treasure map?

did it ride in from france?

is it a spear that slipped

through the ribs of your language,

thousands of years ago,

or is it a thorn in your heel

that you only just noticed?

trade your old tomes

for other volumes

and hunch over the pages

like a medieval monk,

search for its provenance

like a modern scholar.

or trade your leather bound books

for paperbacks

and stop asking questions.

No Press is proud to announce the release of three new publications:

photo“Exercizes (Louis-Ferdinand Céline)” by Ola Ståhl — a trio of typewriter-based visual translations of Céline; published in a limited edition of 60 copies (only 28 of which are for sale). Each copy if handsewn into hand-typed, found paper covers.

“Uncreative Manifesto (2005)” by Nyein Way — a manifesto of conceptual writing from Myanmar and the basis for Way’s investigation of the international potential of conceptual writing. Produced in a limited edition of 80 copies (of which only 38 are for sale).

“Manifesto of Yellowism” by Marcin Lodyga and Vladimir Umanets. The key document in the emergence of “Yellowism“, the internationally notorious “autonomous phenomenon in contemporary culture.” Produced in a limited edition of 80 copies (of which only 38 are for sale).

All three of these limited edition items are now available for $6 total (including postage); please email to order copies.

No press is proud to announce the publication of Last Words from ‘Sentences My Father Used’ by Charles Bernstein.

Produced in a limited edition of 80 handbound copies, Last Words from ‘Sentences My Father Used’ is produced on 4 gate-folded long, narrow pages.

“Last Words from ‘Sentences My Father Used’ takes the final word in each of the 179 lines of “Sentences My Father Used” from Controlling Interests (New York: Roof Books, 1980, reprinted 2004). It is published here for the first time and will be collected in Recalculating (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013).” — Charles Bernstein.

Last Words from ‘Sentences My Father Used’ is available for $5. Please email to order.

new from NO PRESS:

“A Marriage Tract by Marie Stopes” by Sheila Heti.

Published in an edition of 80 handbound numbered copies, only $4ea.

from the author’s afterword:

“At one point in my novel, Ticknor, the character of George Ticknor reads a “marriage pamphlet” which is handed to him by a woman in the street. I wrote up the marriage pamphlet but I never put it in the book. One Christmas, I turned it into a little hand-sewn pamphlet and sent it to dozens of friends. This is the pamphlet’s second iteration. The text was borrowed and adapted from the writings of Marie Stopes (1880—1958), a controversial birth control reformer and sex education advocate. [...] This pamphlet is dedicated to the young men and women who once gathered at 1223 Bathurst Street in Toronto, where we were joyously developing a “morality… in a time of innocence … insufficient to bring [us] happiness through the course of [our] life.” —Sheila Heti

to order, email derek beaulieu at


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