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DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative

January 19, 2006

One more magazine: One Less!

One Less cover Coeditor Nikki Widner alerts us to the happy existence of One Less, "a bi-annual literary arts magazine founded in December, 2004 by writer David Gardner and writer/ photographer Nikki Widner. The intent of One Less is to offer a space for thought-inspiring literary and visual art forms."

I've added One Less to the magazine/journal resource links (which reside on my main site here) and notice from their blog that the new issue is due any day now.

More info here.

Carve Editions announces their first two chapbooks!

carve logoCARVE is pleased to announce the publication of the first two chapbooks in the CARVE Editions series: Jess Mynes’ birds for example and Christopher Rizzo’s ZING.

Editor/publisher Aaron Tieger says:

"In birds for example Jess Mynes creates a rural vernacular reminiscent at times of Clark Coolidge, Philip Whalen, and Joseph Ceravolo. Flora and frustration, seasonal changes, sea changes--all are present in these poems which, though comfortable in their abstraction, find rather than lose the reader.

Christopher Rizzo’s ZING will stand as a document of a certain kind of existence long after its author has left it behind. With a sense of line, break and word reminiscent of a Renaissance-era Coolidge, Rizzo deftly drops these lyrics of longing and beauty. The title is apt."

Each book is $5, available (shortly) via the website or via post:

221 W. Lincoln #2
Ithaca, NY 14850

Checks made payable to Aaron Tieger.

New! Resource links for Books Arts Studios & Workshops!

Anne Gorrick lets us know about the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY (about 90 minutes north of NYC in the Hudson Valley), which offers classes in papermaking, printmaking, book arts, photography, and ceramics.

Anne collaborated with book artist Cynthia Winika, to produce a limited edition artists’ book called "Swans, the ice," she said, which is included in the collections of the Cleveland Art Institute (Gund Library), Harvard Fine Arts Library, University of Delaware, Rochester Institute of Technology, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz, Reed College, and Yale University.

(Update: I've freshened the links above. Click the book title to order a copy, view sample images, and/or download a PDF!)

I've created a new section for workshops & studios in the resource links and put NYC's own Center for Book Arts there as well. Feel free to submit your favorites. (I'm taking my first letterpress class at CBA in March, and I can't wait.)

Thanks, Anne!


January 18, 2006

Cy Gist Press submission call for My Spaceships

Mark Lamoureux of Cy Gist Press is seeking submissions for a chapbook to be called My Spaceship, which will also feature spacey coloring-book artwork.

Says Mark:

"I am happy to announce the call for submissions for the first Cy Gist press chapbook, My Spaceship. Cy Gist press will focus on chapbooks of ekphrastic poetry (that is, poems which describe/ interact with/ stem from works of visual art.) At this stage, the press will be focusing primarily on obscure texts in proprietary limbo. (In this instance, a black-and-white coloring book I had when I was a kid.) Submitted poems need not directly address or describe the images themselves—simply think of them as a point of origin. If you want to alter the images themselves with text, feel free to do this as well. Keep in mind, however, that the chapbook will be black-and-white only."

See the Cy Gist homepage for more info.


January 17, 2006

Announcing Apostrophe Books!

Editors/publishers Richard Greenfield & Mark Tursi launch their new venture with the following mission statement:

"APOSTROPHE BOOKS began as a discussion, not surprisingly, about the current conditions and circumstances of poetry publishing in America and internationally. Although there seems to be a proliferation of small presses—many of them interesting, complex, and compelling—we found a striking gap in work devoted to the hybridization and intersection of poetic discourse with theory, philosophy, cultural studies, and pataphysics. The potential to expand the definition of poetry—at this moment in time—to include these other modes of thought and representation seems crucial, urgent."

Read more here.

Call for Manuscripts

We are interested in writing that expands the potential definitions of poetry. With this in mind, we actively seek work that investigates language, and consciousness in language, in innovative and/or subversive ways. APOSTROPHE strives to publish work that complicates and challenges the idea of a “well-crafted” poem by disclosing its own operations and undermining presumptions about what actually constitutes a poem. This means we are pursuing writing that challenges the categories and generic distinctions most often associated with poetry. The editors find poetic writing that intersects theory, philosophy, cultural studies, and/or pataphysics to be especially compelling.

We are currently accepting manuscripts. Please send ONE book length manuscript (48 pages or more) to each address below:

Richard Greenfield
104 Poplar Hill Ext.
Johnson City, TN 37604

M.B. Tursi
66 Lenox Ave.
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

DEADLINE to submit: April 1st, 2006

Manuscripts will be chosen by mid-June and you will be notified shortly after. Please include an SASE, an email address and/or a phone number. Manuscripts will not be returned, so please do not send your only copy. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.


January 15, 2006

Call for submissions from Hot Whiskey Press

From the editors:


Hot Whiskey is now looking at book-length manuscripts of poetry, prose and translation for the first perfect bound Hot Whiskey publication. Manuscripts should be between 60 and 200 pages. Please contact us for more information.

Hot Whiskey should be printing 1 to 2 perfect bound books a year.

We are also looking at chapbook manuscripts. Current and forthcoming Hot Whiskey chapbook titles have or will come from Joseph Cooper, Jared Hayes, Joseph Massey, Elizabeth Robinson and Anselm Parlatore.

Email manuscripts to: hotwhiskeypress [at] gmail [dot] com

Or send them to:

Hot Whiskey Press
1727 Pine St. #1
Boulder, CO 80302


Michael Koshkin and Jennifer Rogers
Hot Whiskey Editors

Announcing Outside Voices!

Click the logo for more info.