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February 15, 2008

E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S: The Second XV Interviews

I think this was already picked up in the new announcement feed, but this project is worth special mention.

E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S collects in printed form the second round of interviews from Tom Beckett's always fascinating interview blog of the same name. In addition to the interviews, poems, visual poetry, and a play by the interviewees have been included in the printed anthology. Many of the contributors are publishers, as well as poets, and discuss the whys and wherefores of making books.

Interviews with Mark Young, Michael Heller, Bob Grumman, Shanna Compton, Sandy McIntosh, Jim McCrary, Gary Sullivan, A.L. Nielsen, Michael Farrell, CAConrad, Anny Ballardini, Denise Duhamel, Nick Carbó, Jack Kimball, Geoffrey Young & Jordan Stempleman, plus more than 100 pages of text & visual poetry, an essay, & even a play. The interviewers this time around are Tom Beckett, Thomas Fink, Richard Lopez & Geof Huth.

Otoliths is publishing via Lulu, so the book is available here.

The first volume (also terrific!) is available here.


New press: Interbirth Books

From the editor:
I am pleased to announce the launch of Interbirth Books' website. Interbirth Books is a small press dedicated to producing hand-crafted books of poetry, prose, and visual art. By visiting the website, you can learn more about Interbirth Books and purchase our inaugural title, David Hadbawnik's Ovid in Exile.

Also, beginning in February, Interbirth will be presenting a monthly poem, work of prose, or image from authors and artists whose work I admire. I hope that you will take a moment to enjoy the creative efforts of those authors and artists who will share their work with us.


New mag: Cannot Exist

Announcing the first issue of CANNOT EXIST
a quarterly magazine of poetry
edited by Andy Gricevich

Published February 1st, 2008

with 50 pages of staggeringly good writing by

Rick Burkhardt
Arielle Guy
Rob Halpern
Roberto Harrison
Lisa Jarnot
Kent Johnson
Laura Sims
Rodrigo Toscano


Saddle-stapled with hand-stamped card covers,
with outside cover featuring mind-bending artwork by Benjamin Grosser.

Submissions are open for the second issue.

Visit the website for guidelines, subscriptions
and ordering info.


Resurrection Party: new from Hex Presse

stamped green (eds)
Originally uploaded by mdetorie

poems by Michalle Gould
chapbook now available from Hex Presse

The first chapbook from Hex Presse!

*Double-bound in 1.) cold-pressed watercolor paper hand stamped on
both sides with archival ink and 2.) vellum
*outer cover has cutouts to reveal inner cover image and press mark.
*numbered edition of 100
*author's edition (#s 1-60) is all black and white
*editor's edition (shown here, #s 61-100) has colored vellum and is
stamped with colored ink inside.
*Printed on 100% recycled paper
*Due to the nature of the handmade binding, each chapbook is entirely unique.
*additional pictures of the chapbook are available here


A new press...

And they're seeking chapbook manuscripts.


February 10, 2008

The Dusie Kollektive is live

I've added Susana Gardner's personal blog to the DIY news feed in the sidebar as well, since it's the best place to pick up announcements about Dusie's issues and books. Logan Ryan Smith's Transmission Press has also been added to the feed.

But I want to call attention to the new issue of Dusie here in a post, too, because it contains an incredible wealth of new poetry--60 electronic chapbooks!

As a participant in this year's Kollektiv chapbook exchange, I've had the pleasure of seeing most of these chaps in their printed forms. I haven't quite gotten to them all--some still await opening-- and some already tempt me to revisit.

Now everyone can enjoy them.