Monday, June 30, 2008

X-Ray by Michael Rerick with Flying Guillotine

--from X-Ray

In and over folds form and form it. At night, wet under
rags: as if I never touched it—
when fired, it is fire—
cut from the ground, it wants to be clay.
My hands, like butterflies in mud, let my fingers be furious.

Floating. A railroad spike through my chest
and into the mattress, but the stomach, it
floats. I see it rising, and I’m with it, though
my chest is sinking, there is the stomach,

X-Ray is a 32 page, hand-bound chapbook by Michael Rerick.

If you'd like a copy, please visit us at Flying Guillotine Press.

Friday, June 27, 2008

New from First Intensity Press

No Face
Judith Roitman
192 pp, $14.95
First Intensity Press

"Roitman's distinct and elegant line runs through a large variety of forms, breaking now at close intervals, now at deep breaths, now at the margin, now at the period. The line disappears altogether, into white space that is equally distinct, leaving the words in array. Then this unbroken space becomes a matrix for the whole. The result is a poetry of ongoing spiritual awakening, continual without progression; a redemption from the 'false hope set up by grammar' whereby one is not so much blessed as nonplussed. Which is enough."—Cyrus Console, author of Brief Under Water

"No Face is a calendar of meditations where pun and play reveal how reality and its twin, illusion, lose themselves in language. Roitman attends to these worlds with rare devotion and intensity. Yet she also adheres to Wallace Stevens's dictum: it must give pleasure. No Face does."—John Tipton, author of Surfaces

To order, visit the No Face page at Small Press Distribution.

Friday, June 20, 2008

First titles available from Mitzvah Chaps.

Mitzvah Chaps is new and based out of Lawrence, Kansas. 'Publishing chapbooks of varying quality since 2008' we like to say. These first two are of very good quality.

A Maximal Object
Chuck Stebelton

(includes shipping*)

Art Is War
Anne Boyer

(includes shipping*)

or buy both for 'massive' savings:
Mitzvah 'Value Pack'
(includes shipping*)

visit Mitzvah Chaps to purchase.

*if you are in not in US then please contact baumann.baumann[at]gmail[dot]com for info regarding additional shipping costs

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Now Available: Tentative List (A), by Thomas David Lisk

Order now!

June's Manila Broadside

Poems by So and So Series readers Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Zachary Schomburg, and Janaka Stucky.

Drawings by this month's featured artist, Vanessa Irzyk. Hand-stained and printed with polymer plates by Robert daVies.

10 x 22" on Rives BFK, perforated to be torn into three panels. Text set by hand in metal type and printed on a Vandercook SP20 at Rope-a-Dope Press Collaborative.

$24 includes shipping.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008