Monday, May 31, 2010


Mary Hickman, ecce animot
36 pages; hand-stitched binding; printed in a numbered edition of 120 in Chicago and Houston in September 2009 / March 2010.
5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches; $6 (shipping included)

Opening with Derrida's neologistic and punning declaration, Behold animalogos, Mary Hickman puts the problematics of distinction at the center of this work. Her deft play among the particularities of species, even as far as (con)fusing the lines between the plant and animal worlds, has us constantly questioning the nature of being, its permanence and mutability. But more important, her work also makes us reconsider our affinities and loyalties, examine what it means to recognize (to "re-cognize") the others around us, and face the ramifications of acknowledging their otherness while maintaining a concomitant vigilance over the distances that recognition can create. Hickman has succeeded in presenting ethically crucial material in startlingly vibrant, enlivening language. — Cole Swensen

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Saltgrass Issue 5 releases!

Hi Friends,

I'm pleased to announce that the new issue of Saltgrass is available, starring these lovely contributors:

Lisa Jarnot, Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Natalie Lyalin, Sandra Simonds, Laura Eve Engel, Tristan Tzara (translated by Heather Green), Gabe Durham, Maged Zaher, Jennifer Denrow, Catherine Meng, J. Boyer and Mark Yakich.


So you can order a print copy on our website:
Only $5!

Please help us support our contributors and spread the word. Thanks,
Julia Cohen

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Two new chapbooks now officially available from Octopus Books

HOW by Emily Pettit
Edition of 200
$8 (includes shipping)

HORNET HOMILY by Patrick Culliton
Edition of 200
$8 (includes shipping)

Buy them through paypal here

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Sam King
John Niekrasz
Angel Escobar
Kristin Dykstra
Mohammed Khair-Eddine
Pierre Joris
Alice Notley
Dot Devota
Phil Cordelli
Norma Cole
Quinn Latimer
Matthew Klane
Hoa Nguyen
Lucas Farrell
Kazuko Shiraishi
Tomoyuki Endo
Forrest Gander
Sarah Lariviere
Michel Deguy
Wilson Baldridge
Anthony Hawley
Lisa Lightsey
Lewis Warsh
Ron Horning
Caitie Moore
Thom Donovan
Trey Sager
Brenda Iijima
Youna Kwak
Amelia Rosselli
Vanja Skoric Dewan
Deborah Woodard
Karena Youtz
Etel Adnan

100 copies, side-stapled w/ two-layer transparency/vellum cover
Edited by Mitch Taylor, mitchmailer AT yahoo DOT com
Designed by Cannibal Books, flesheatingpoems AT
See also Muthafucka One:



Thursday, May 13, 2010

new from dancing girl press

from Doll Studies: Forensics
Carol Guess
dancing girl press. 2010
available here

Caleb Adler & Sophia Kartsonis
dancing girl press, 2010
available here

Joanna Penn Cooper
dancing girl press, 2010
available here

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

THE HOURS by Matt Hart

Available now from Cinematheque Press: Matt Hart's THE HOURS.

| side-stitched chapbook in an edition of 70 | 6.5" x 5.5" | 29 pages : metallic covers : custom spine covering | $8

cover art by Jane Carver & Evan Commander

All the hours we're awake or sleeping. They are illustrious. They are legendary. Dancing will get you everywhere. So will a megaphone. Matt Hart burns dear radiation in every line, every word, & The Hours is so motorcycle you might want to get naked. Beware: you may find yourself moonstomping in your sleep. Verse! Chorus! Crescendo! Read with headphones on & "Someday you should see gravity."

Order here