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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.

 

 

Madden has this to say about 20 LINES:

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.

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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. 

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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.

ch4 16 FLAT Reading Remove copyNo Press is proud to announce the publication of Kristen Mueller’s “Partially Removing the Remove of Literature”

 

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

 

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

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 derek@housepress.ca

from False Friends:

hajnoczky(Q)

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 derek@housepress.ca 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 derek@housepress.ca to order.

In addition to getting married, taking a few day honeymoon in San Francisco and working on several essays and pieces of writing, the latest news around here includes:

Conceptualist ostranenie: A dialogue between Derek Beaulieu (Canada) and Natalia Fedorova (Russia), now posted at Jacket2

a new chapbook of mine entitled Untitled (for billy mavreas) is now available from Puddles of Sky Press. A link to the press’s Facebook site is here.

I recently had an article on concrete poetry in the latest issue of Uppercase magazine

26 Alphabets (for Sol LeWitt) is still available in both print ($20) and digital ($0) editions.

No press is proud to announce the publication of “4am” by Eryk Wenziak, “Helvetica Neue” by Emma King, “2 poems” a leaflet by Kye Kocher, “The Winnipeg Cold Storage Company ” by Jon Paul Fiorentino and “Scrapple” by Jacob Spector (and a few more!) … rob mclennan reviews a few recent No press editions here.

NO PRESS is proud to announce the publication of “surprising poetry” by Judith Copithorne, one of the pioneer Canadian Concrete poets. Published in an edition of 100 copies, this leaflet will be available at readings (and via the post) through-out the spring; keep an eye out!

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