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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.

Tony_TrehyUniquely, 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

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antonovskyNo 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)

bilykComadots by Volodymyr Bilyk (a 4-page visual poetry suite pamphlet)

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

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

_225x300_thekakofonie005The best thing about any poetry reading is the beer — and now you can have both in one handy combination.

The fine folks at Broken Dimanche press have revamped their website and have a few copies remaining of “The Kakofonie 005” by Eric Zboya and myself in an edition of 60 copies.

There were a very limited number of bottles which were filled with small-brew craft beer brewed by Olivier Maarschalk.

Now there are only bottles without beer available for €10. For more information, or to order, go here.

LCLOCAL COLOUR; GHOSTS, VARIATIONS

Ola Ståhl, Carl Lindh & Derek Beaulieu
Malmö: Publication Studio Malmö / In Edit Mode Press, 2012
ISBN: 978-91-977853-4-1
Set including a series of perfect bound, paperback volumes, a book of photographs, a CD and a piece of software. First edition: 200 copies.
Release date: Dec 20, 2012
Retail price: €58

“Local Colour; ghosts, variations” takes as its point of departure, Paul Auster’s novella “Ghosts,” and, in particular, Derek Beaulieu’s reworking of Auster’s text, “Local Colour,” in which the entirety of Auster’s text has been removed, leaving only the chromatic words spread across the otherwise blank pages as coloured rectangles. “Local Colour; Ghosts, variations” picks up on the way in which Beaulieu’s piece seems to split Auster’s narrative text open by rendering it purely graphical, freeing it up, by the same gesture, to an excess and a bifurcation of meaning. Seeking to extend and amplify this ambition, the collection invites other writers, poets, musicians, and artists to implement procedures and process that allow them to do Beaulieu what Beaulieu did to Auster; that is, to split his colour rectangles open and see can be done with what is revealed. Contributors include Derek Beaulieu, Steve Giasson, Cia Rinne, Peder Alexis Olsson, Jörgen Gassilewski, Craig Dworkin, Elisabeth Tonnard, Martin Glaz Serup, Eric Zboya, Ola Ståhl, Pär Thörn, Carl Lindh, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Ola Lindefelt, Andreas Kurtsson, Helen White, Gary Barwin, Magda Tyzlik-Carver and Andy Prior.

LC-posterCOLOUR’S GRAVITY

Ola Ståhl
Malmö: Publication Studio Malmö / In Edit Mode Press, 2013
No ISBN
First edition: 200 copies
Release date: Dec 2, 2012
Retail price: €7

Double-sided poster by Ola Ståhl presenting all the colours rectangles in Derek Beaulieu’s graphical reworking of Paul Auster’s novella “Ghosts” in the order in which they appear but printed as long, slim strips on glossy paper. On one side of the poster, the nuances are those that appear in Beaulieu’s manuscript. For the opposite side of the poster, however, a cipher, the key to which was found in an hollowed out coin in Brooklyn in the 1950s, was used to create an alternate set of numeric sequences from the CMYK numbers of the colours used in Beaulieu’s piece. From these numeric sequences a different set of CMYK numbers, and thus a different set of colours, was generated. Treated the same way as the original colour series, these are the colours presented on the other side of the poster.

LC-speldosaAPPARITION

Carl Lindh & Ola Ståhl
Malmö: Publication Studio Malmö / In Edit Mode Press, 2013
No ISBN
Music box and scroll. Limited and numbered edition of 10 copies.
Release date: Dec 2, 2012
Retail price: €115

Replicating Derek Beaulieu’s “Local Colour” – a graphical reworking of Paul Auster’s novella “Ghosts” – as a scroll and cutting out each coloured rectangle, leaving only a series of tiny perforations, Ola Ståhl & Carl Lindh’s “Apparition” extends the translation process initiated in Beaulieu’s rendering graphical of Auster’s text, only here the graphical manuscript is translated into a sequence of absences – holes, punctures – reemerging spectrally as sound as the scroll is fed through the music box. Each numbered copy is fully functional and contains both music box and scroll.

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

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

From BEING DUMB:

“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.

New Orleans’ József Makkos is publishing a new small press edition of excerpts from my conceptual novel Flatland.

The edition will be a tactile treat and will feature letterpress covers printed on 50-year-old laid Strathmore bond (a type of which hasn’t been made for 20 years), off-white felt finis flyleaves and interior pages on english bond …

a few preview photos of the prototype for this forthcoming edition:

flatland 2 flatland 1

 

 

xerolage_52_front_coverXexoxial editions has just published a selection of my visual poetry entitled Kern as the latest issue of Xerolage Magazine …. check it out!

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 derek@housepress.ca to order copies.