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DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative

March 22, 2006

Kitchen Press : Three new books & a reading this weekend

Kitchen Press now has a separate functioning bookstore for your PayPal purchasing pleasure here. And all three new chaps are now available.

Fingergun by Matt Rasmussen * Wide Tree by Chris Tonelli * Morning News by Ana Bozicevic-Bowling

Kitchen Press editor Justin Marks & chapbook author Chris Tonelli will also be reading this Saturday at the Frequency Series:

Saturday March 25th at 2:30 PM
at the Four-Faced Liar
165 West 4th St. (212) 366-0608
A,C,E,F, or V to West 4th

Saturday, March 25th will feature Chris Tonelli, Justin Marks, & Carol Novak.

Chris Tonelli lives in Cambridge, MA. His work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Verse, LIT, GutCult, New York Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Sonora Review, Asheville Poetry Review, and Redivider. His chapbook Wide Tree is available from Kitchen Press.

Justin Marks poems can be found in Fulcrum, the Literary Review, McSweeney's, Typo, Word For/Word, RealPoetik, Black Warrior Review, Coconut and elsewhere. His chapbook You Being You by Proxy is available from Kitchen Press. His full-length manuscript Twenty Five Hours in Iceland and Other Poems was a finalist for the 2006 May Swenson Poetry Award. He is Editor of LIT magazine and lives in New York City.

Carol Novack's writings can be found in The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets, Anemone Sidecar, Big Bridge, Diagram, elimae, Milk Magazine, Mindfire, Muse Apprentice Guild, Newtopia, Opium, Pindeldyboz, Retort, Ravenna Hotel, SmokeLong Quarterly, Unpleasant Event Schedule, Word Riot, and Yankee Pot Roast. Carol publishes and edits the multimedia journal Mad Hatters' Review and is coediting an anthology of innovative fiction, Butterflies of Vertigo.

UPDATE: I've posted a reading report for the event above over here, which includes sample poems, etc.


March 20, 2006

The tiny #2

The second issue of the tiny is ready, darlings. The cover is graced with a beautiful collage by David Shapiro (who also opens the book with a poem), and inside it's aflutter with more poems, an interview, an essay (um, by me on DIY publishing), and visual work by:
Glenn Bach · Claire Becker · Derek Beaulieu · Joseph Bienvenu · Stephanie Burns · Michael Carr · C.S. Carrier · Julie Choffel · Julia Cohen · Shanna Compton · CAConrad · Bruce Covey · Donna de la Perriere · Colin Dodds · Jenny Drai · Joshua Edwards · Elaine Equi · Will Esposito · Skip Fox · Jim Goar · Kate Greenstreet · Matthew Henriksen · Dan Hoy · Paul Foster Johnson · Kristin Kelly · Amy King · Joseph Lease · Heather Madden · Jonathan Mayhew · Clay Matthews · Gary McDowell · James Meetze · Andrew Mister · Christopher Mulrooney · Jess Mynes · Chris Pusateri · Steve Roberts · Anthony Robinson · Ken Rumble · Andrew Sage · Christopher Salerno · Larry Sawyer · Ashley Schaffer, David Shapiro · Sandra Simonds · Bethany Spiers · Stacy Szymaszek · Deborah Wardlaw Pattillo · Elisabeth Whitehead · Ian Randall Wilson

It's perfect bound, 134 pp. & a mere $8. Clicky.

Cheers (and thanks) to Gina & Gabriella!

Effing #4

Edited by David Hadbawnik & Farid Matuk
Cover image by Justin Ulmer

Featuring Walid Bitar, Susan Briante, Kris Bronstad, Tom Clark, Linh Dinh, Meagan Evans, Susan Gevirtz, Brooks Johnson, Kent Johnson, Kyle Kaufman, Friedrich Kerksiek, Rodney Koeneke, Judith Kroll, Sara M Larsen, Evelyn Lauer, Elmo Lum, Pablo Miguel Martinez, Khaled Mattawa, Aaron James McNally, Eileen Myles, Andrew Neuendorf, Philip Pardi, Estella Ramirez, Elizabeth Robinson, C Vincent Samarco, Dale Smith, Michael Smoler, Roger Snell, Roberto Tejada, & Stephanie Young

100 pages, thread-bound, $6.00.

Get it.


The press I'd like to grow up to be releases a new book.

Ron Silliman reviews Erica Carpenter's Perspective Would Have Us and begins with a right-on appreciation of Rosmarie Waldrop & Burning Deck:
Rosmarie’s freedom has really had an enormous impact on what she can do, and has done, with Burning Deck, and it has much to do with why this has been such a terribly influential press for so very long. She doesn’t need to worry about how this or that book “looks” to the colleagues in the department, doesn’t need to worry all that terribly much about whether the books will ever make a profit, though it would be nice not to lose so much money that it shuts the press down, a periodic hazard for any ambitious small press. One consequence of all this has been that Burning Deck has published some tremendous books by poets who did not go on to publish 20 big collections over the next 40 years. For all of the famous poets the press has published, the many people published there who aren’t famous represent some of the press’ greatest accomplishments, marvelous books by George Tysh, Margaret Johnson, Tom Ahern, David Ball, Ray Ragosta and many many more. Rosmarie Waldrop may have done more to bring forth the work of neglected poets than any other single publisher around. [Read the rest.]

Get the book from SPD here.