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DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative

November 19, 2005

Abecedarium by Maureen Thorson

Says the author:

"[...]celebrate the release (finally) of Abecedarium, the most quietudinal chapbook in the world! References to Greek myths, flowers, and personal memories! Yikes! I wrote the original drafts of the twenty-six poems in under three hours, so there was no time for the brainwave stuff--just the facts, ma'am. Here's to raising alphabet awareness without challenging any of your comfortable bourgeois assumptions. Keep on listening to NPR, eating granola, and reading Abecedarium!

Contribute your bit to the capitalist poetic mainstream by clicking on the Buy Now button to your right [here]. Hurry--there are only 26! While supplies last, people! As seen on TV!"

This very limited-edition hand-sewn chap sports a wooden bead on the spine, horizontally or vertically striped hand-stamped covers, and polka-dotted endpapers. No two quite alike. Signed and numbered A-Z of 26. Whee!

Here is a sample poem:

Optimus Prime

After a fierce battle with Megatron,
we will die, we will die.

We'll join the stellar scraps,
the rusty floating junket

spiraling the metallic cosmos.
Until then, commandos, keep

that iron chinstrap up,
and remember to be impressed

with all the children
who cry us back

from cartoon sweeps week
and our ratings-grabbing deaths,

and toward the hero's existence,
the ring that never ends.

November 17, 2005

A review of Film Poems by Mark Lamoureux...

Ron Silliman appreciates Mark Lamoureux's cinephrastic chapbook here.

And here's a little reminder that you can get your very own from Katalanche Press.

New release from new press Farther & Fewer

This news from editor (and author/publisher) Jess Mynes:

Coltsfoot Insularity, a collaboration between poets Aaron Tieger and Jess Mynes, is now available from Fewer & Further Press. This is Fewer & Further’s first publication. You can order copies via PayPal [follow link and see button in sidebar], by emailing Jess Mynes at [J_Mynes at mwcc dot mass dot edu] and mailing a check for $7 to Jess Mynes; 5 Locke Hill Rd; Wendell, MA 01379.

Coltsfoot Insularity is a full-length manuscript written in correspondence during May 2004. Each cover is handcrafted and unique containing different colors, stamp impressions, and design.

Here are two sample poems:

Cool air’ll be burnt

by ten gas

station flag jokes

in the breeze two bucks

for the cheap stuff

analysis: news

not good

office girls on bikes

courier bags & iPods

walking to the T





lush at


peepers cat

call un-

furling ferns



spring silver

car goes

too fast

for this