Flat Singles Press – a small press dedicated to printing on found and reclaimed paper, has just printed a visual poem of mine in an edition of 10, all made on old envelopes … thanks Joe!
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.
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 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!
Ulysses by Jacqueline Valencia.
Published in a limited edition of 50 copies (only 25 of which are for sale), Ulysses is available for $3.50 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
On Dec 9, 2013 Jacqueline Valencia started handwriting – with spontaneous illustrations – the entirety of James Joyce’s Ulysses. The results are posted daily on gettinginsidejamesjoyceshead.blogspot.ca. Gathering the first 4 pages of Valencia’s obsessive practice, this edition of Ulysses claims the manuscript as Valencia’s.
Toronto-based poet, writer, and film critic Jacqueline Valencia earned her Honours BA in English at the University of Toronto (Literature major, Cinema Studies minor). Jacqueline is currently a freelancer, Assistant Editor at Beyond Borderlands, founding editor of These Girls On Film, and a film journalist and senior staff film critic at Next Projection.
No Press is proud to announce the publication of
Daisy Knell by Ken Hunt
Published in a limited edition of 40 copies (only 20 of which are for sale), Daisy Knell is available for $2.00 including domestic postage (+ $1 non-Canadian postage). To order please email derek beaulieu.
This poem isolates letters from page 98 of NASA’s voice transcription of the Apollo 11 moon mission, uncovering (in sequential order) the musical notes of two chorus lines from Harry Dacre’s “Daisy Bell” (“A Bicycle Built for Two”). These chorus lines famously appear as the death knell of the computer HAL in Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Ken Hunt is the author of Space Administration (89+/LUMA Foundation, 2014). For three years, Ken served as editor of NōD Magazine, the University of Calgary English department’s publication of undergraduate prose, poetry, and visual art. In 2010, Ken co-founded The Scribe and Muse, a University of Calgary club that promotes writing and literacy, offering a free peer-editing service to students across all faculties. Ken lives in Calgary.
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?
Produced in a limited edition of 50 hand-bound copies.
Partially Removing the Remove of Literature is a reading of Nick Thurston’s book Reading the Remove of Literature, which is itself a reading of Maurice Blanchot’s book L’Espace littéraire (The Space of Literature). In Thurston’s appropriation, he has assiduously erased every page of Blanchot’s seminal work, while preserving his own marginalia, through a processual transposition of hand-writing into formal typography. In Mueller’s reading of Thurston, she has partially erased every page of his book, leaving only Thurston’s (extra-textual(?)) markings—the underlinings and arrows, parentheses and exclamation marks—intact. By layering these remains, chapter for chapter, she presents portraits of Thurston’s reading of Blanchot, collapsed and condensed, proffering the gift of theft.
Kristen Mueller is the author of Language to Cover a Page (Motto Books, 2014). A longer version of Partially Removing the Remove of Literature will be published by her small press, & So, in 2014.
“Partially Removing the Remove of Literature” is now available for $5ea.
To order please email derek beaulieu
50 Heads (2007)
Written during 2006 in Venice, Cologne, Reykjavik, Tokyo, Edinburgh and Manchester, 50 Heads is a suite of 49 poems each of which can stand alone, but read together are a single larger work; recurring themes handed from one poem to the next compose images and ideas in the way a musical score resonates in a listener’s memory. The missing 50th Head is the writer or the reader.
Uniquely, Tony Trehy has developed an international reputation as a poet and text artist alongside his work as an innovative curator. To date he has published 5 books of poetry in the UK and abroad, plus poetic essays and text-art theory. His work is also included in various published and online anthologies. His performance style is entertaining and friendly while his writing is rigorous and often challenging.
“One might say that, just as William Carlos Williams brought ‘American speech’ into the long tradition of ‘making’ poetry in English/American literary usage/language, so Tony Trehy has introduced the lingo/thinking (‘style’) of mathematics into the ‘poem-containing-history’ – well emboldened by passionate, personal knowledges of his own” — Robert Grenier
Originally published in 2007 by Manchester’s Apple Pie Editions, Tony Trehy’s 50 heads is now available as a PDF: trehy_50_heads_2006
No Press is proud to announce the publication of a rare opportunity to gain insight in to the range of visual poetry produced in Ukraine. rarely seen in North America, these authors seek dialogue with contemporary international practice while responding to the tradition of visual poetry in Eastern Europe.
TWO FROM UKRAINE a collection of visual poems by Andrí Antonovsky and Volodymyr Bilyk
Each copy of TWO FROM UKRAINE includes:
Scobes by Volodymyr Bilyk (a 16-page visual poetry suite in a hand-stitched edition)
робота така робота by Andrí Antonovsky (a 16-page full-colour collection of Antonovsky’s visual poetry collages in a hand-stitched edition)
all of which are gathered in a rubber-stamped envelope and published in a strictly limited edition of 60 copies.
TWO FROM UKRAINE is now available for $12ea.
To order please email derek beaulieu