Rachel Defay-Liautard’s ASMR Editions has just published my Since 2005 I have edited and published no press, a small dedicated to publishing whatever the hell i feel like … in an incredible individually handwritten edition … gorgeous!
No Press is proud to announce the publication of its 300th edition:
by Charles Bernstein.
Published in an edition of 66 hand-bound copies (plus 13 hors commerce lettered A through M) — of which only 44 are for sale.
$7.00ea + postage
To order a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
These translations of Caudio Amberian, a 1st century CE Jewish poet and sophist, are remarkably prescient and provide “pataphysical commentary on a contemporary poetic. Rarely translated, or even acknowledged, Amberian was previously translated in Charles Bernstein’s Girly Man. With AMBERIANUM [Philosophical Fragments of Caudio Amberian] Charles Bernstein has returned these fragments and aphorisms to a contemporary moment, just when they were needed the most.
Charles Bernstein is the author or editor of over 50 books, ranging from full-length collections of poetry and essays to pamphlets, libretti, and collaborations, most recently Pitch of Poetry (2016), Recalculating (2013) and Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (2011), from the University of Chicago Press and All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (2010) from Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Press, 2011). Bernstein is Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania.
This series of small press editions will solely feature contemporary, experimental, Swedish poets.
The first two publications are:
One Word Poems by Adam Westman. Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 25 of which are available for sale ($2.00ea + postage).
Everyday Circles by Martin Högström. Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 25 of which are available for sale ($4.00ea + postage).
new releases soon from Jörgen Gassilewski, Anna Halberg, Peter Thörneby and more…
(this new series also features a new logo, as found in a copy of Supplement till den år 1864 utgifna Stämpelbok för Svenska Jernverken (1867), a gift from Stockholm-based rare bookseller Harald Hultqvist)
No Press is proud to announce the publication of
The Old Man’s Illustrated Library: Issues #36 and #5: Typee & Moby Dick by Johnny Damm
Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale from the press), The Old Man’s Illustrated Library: Issues #36 and #5: Typee & Moby Dick is available for $5.00 including domestic postage (+ $2 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
Featuring 5 beautiful full-colour images, Damm’s chapbook creates a melancholy biography of Herman Melville in miniature through collaged Classic Comics…
20 LINES by Matt Madden
Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale from the press), 20 LINES is available for $8.00 including domestic postage (+ $2 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
I recently finished a one-year drawing project called “20 Lines”
The initial inspiration was a prose book by the American Oulipo author Harry Mathews called 20 Lines a Day, which is a partial document of a period where he wrote 20 lines of prose every morning he was at his desk as a warm-up exercise. He was inspired by a quote by Stendhal to the effect of “20 lines a day, genius or not”. He took that notion literally in a somewhat wry way and I did the same kind of thing: well, 20 drawn lines, how is that so different from 20 lines of writing? (It’s faster for one thing, most of the time.)
I took it on once we moved to France because one of my goals here is to work on my drawing, which lags behind my writing and my structural/linguistic thinking about comics. My goal was to concentrate on the most basic elements of drawing–lines on a ground–to reflect on how lines fill space, how they fit together. Maybe not so much “reflect” as simply to put my drawing hand, my brain, and my eyes to work to see what would come out of it. How all that will translate back into my comics I don’t really know, but I see it as part of a process of taking more conscious control of my drawing both at a physical as well as conceptual level.
Matt Madden is a cartoonist who has taught at the School of Visual Arts and in workshops around the world. His work includes 99 Ways to Tell a Story: Exercises in Style (Penguin), a collection of his comics adaptation of Raymond Queneau’s Exercises in Style; a translation from the French of Aristophane’s The Zabîme Sisters (First Second); and Drawing Words & Writing Pictures and Mastering Comics, (First Second), a pair of comics textbooks written in collaboration with his wife, Jessica Abel. For six years the couple were also series editors for The Best American Comics from Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt. He is currently on an extended residency at La Maison des Auteurs in Angoulême, France.
– on April 28th I was named Calgary’s Poet Laureate, an incredible honour. This position has helped me initiate a number of events and programs (some of which are still cooking and thus aren’t quite ready to be plated) which work to recognize, celebrate and build upon Calgary’s literary history and community. Huge thanks to Emiko Muraki, Christine Armstrong and all the amazing folks at CADA for their amazing work and dedication since April — and for all the ways that CADA helps the city’s arts communities.
– i have been lucky to have conducted readings at talks at Mount Royal University, The University of Calgary, Brock University (St.Catharines, ON), and Roehampton University (London, UK) and at public events in Lethbridge, Manchester and Calgary (sixteen events in Calgary alone this year). Thank you so much to all of the organizers, hosts, colleagues, freinds and audiences with whom i’ve shared these experiences.
– My students and colleagues recognized and awarded my teaching with the Alberta College of Art + Design Student Association Appreciation Award and the inaugural Robert Kroetsch Teaching Innovation Award from the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP). Thank you. I was thrilled to share with students at Mount Royal, ACAD and at Wordsworth Teen Summer Camp (8 courses & the camp over the year)
– i’ve been lucky to have work published magazines, journals and books in Canada, the US, Germany, England and France and work included in gallery exhibitions in Canada, Austria, the Netherlands, England and the US. I was also the first artist-in-residence in the Lightbox Studio in Calgary’s Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts (now the Arts Commons) – thank you Natasha Jensen for all the organizational acumen. My work was projected on the side of the Calgary Tower and posted on billboards on Calgary’s busiest freeways thanks to the initiatives of Calgary’s Wordfest.
– Los Angeles-based press Les Figues published my latest volume of visual poetry, KERN, and for that i am incredibly grateful. thank you Andrew, Vanessa and Teresa.
– through No press I published 19 different editions of poetry and prose from international, national and local emerging and established writers. each book was meant to help spread the word of risk-taking work being written internationally. Thank you for trusting me with your work.
– lastly, i capped the year off with a trip to London with my family in order to defend my Phd dissertation in Creative Writing at Roehampton University under the supervision of Dr. Peter Jaeger and Mr. Jeff Hilson – both of whom have been exceptional teachers and mentors.
None of this would have been possible without my incredible partner, Kristen, and my amazing daughter Maddie. My parents and in-laws have also been a steady voice of support and love; thank you.
In so many ways i can only excel because of the strength and support of my community of freinds and colleagues, especially Christian Bok, Sina Queyras, Darren Wershler, Kenneth Goldsmith, Tony Trehy, Jordan Scott, Greg Betts, Lori Emerson, Jo Steffens, Kit Dobson, Helen Hajnoczky … and so many others. Thank you. And thank you to my students who always encourage me to listen, to share, to push my practice and my pedagogy. You rock.
On Monday, November 17th between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm in the upstairs reading room of The Banff Centre’s Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives, CLOSE TO HOME: AN ARTISTS’ BOOK SHOWCASE will feature a selection of artist’s books made and published in Calgary and Banff.
Access the reading room from the 2nd floor of the Kinnear Centre for Creativity & Innovation (KCCI).
This sampling will include items from: disOrientation Chapbooks, Second Wednesday Press, No Press, The Banff Centre, Walter Phillips Gallery, Mary Anne Moser, Jin-me Yoon, Ashok Mathur, Suzette Mayr, and many more!
An excerpt from A Poem to Philip Glass by Barrie Tullett.
Published in a limited edition of 50 copies (only 25 of which are for sale), An excerpt from A Poem to Philip Glass is available for $2.50 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
Barrie Tullett is editor of Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology. He is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at the Lincoln School of Art and Design, and co-founder of The Caseroom Press, an independent publisher of artists’ books based in Lincoln and Edinburgh.
No Press is proud to announce the publication of
Silver by Phil Miletic
Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Silver is available for $2.50 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
Phil Miletic is a writer and vispo artist from Kitchener, ON. His chapbooks include world 1-1 cowritten with Craig Dodman (forthcoming from 89+ / Poetry will be made by all) and And the Birds Sing (Ribbon Pig), and his work has recently been featured in otoliths, Poetry is Dead, indefinite space, and outlandish.
Pages Loading by Eric Schmaltz
Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Pages Loading is available for $2.00 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
Pages Loading explores the transient & frequent instances of textual transmutation in digital reading environments. As code & meta-data become vernacular, fugitive obfuscation manifests as blurry, pixelated, and nebulous digital pages. Pages Loading captures these interstitial moments, observing the commonplace linguistic disruption of the e-reader interface.
Eric Schmaltz is an experimental poet living in Toronto.