Against DecorumMichael Hampton2022Information as material 6.25 × 9.25 in. closed120 pagesPerfect-bound softcoverDigital printingEdition of 500 Against Decorum is a work of uncreative writing, which forges poetry from the condition descriptions in rare book catalogues. These fragments of technical terms speak to age and injury and, ultimately, love and obsession. Hampton’s remix method epitomizes the publisher’s…
The CircusTara HomasiPinsapo Press / Publication Studio2019 9 × 12.25 × 0.7 in.190 pagesPerfect-bound softcoverDigital printing Tara Homasi coaxed The Circus out of an existing book, The Circle of Life: Rituals from the Human Family Album. If Tom Phillips’ seminal redacted book, A Humument, is impressive because the original book is mediocre, obscure and visually…
The Marathon Poet
The Marathon PoetÅke HodellTranslated by Fia BackströmEdited by Kira Josefsson2020 Ugly Duckling Presse5.25 × 8.25 in. closed150 pagesPerfect bindingOffset Åke Hodell (1919–2000) was many things: poet, pacifist, anarchist, visual artist, composer, razor-sharp satirist, and one-time fighter pilot. In The Marathon Poet (Maratonpoeten in the original Swedish), first published in 1981 and newly translated into English…
couplets and questions
Review by Eric Morris-Pusey couplets and questionsAndrew ShawThe Silent Academy couplets20195 × 5 in. closed78 pagesSoft-cover perfect bindingHP Indigo questions5 × 5 in. closed202058 pagesSoft-cover perfect bindingHP Indigo “Imagination,” author John Higgs begins his foreword to Andrew Shaw’s couplets, “isn’t what it used to be.” The statement was true enough when he first put it…
Tools for Extinction
Tools for Extinction is an anthology made of, for, against, within and in spite of this pandemic.
ISOLATIONS is a process-oriented publication that reveals the labor of poetics and the poetics of labor.
VoragemIsabel Baraona and Catarina Domingues2016 7.625 × 10.25 in.32 pagesBinding: Dos-a-dos; saddle-stitched pamphlets tied into the cover, with an unbound pamphlet insertedDigital and offset printingEdition of 100 As a medium, books are noteworthy for their finitude. This seems increasingly significant in an era of infinite internet and endlessly reconfigurable data. So it is perhaps surprising…
Five Oceans in a Teaspoon
Five Oceans in a TeaspoonDennis J. Bernstein and Warren Lehrer2019 Paper Crown Press6.875 × 6.5 × 1 in.300 pagesSmyth-sewn hardcoverOffset inside with foil-stamped cloth spine and paper cover The 1984 book French Fries by Dennis Bernstein and Warren Lehrer is a landmark work of visual literature. In the years since, Bernstein’s poetry has continued to…
Notes from Byzantium
Notes from ByzantiumShelly Taylor and Eben Goff, ed. AB Gorham2019Black Rock Presswww.unr.edu/art/black-rock-press 7 × 9 × .25 in.60 pagesBinding: Softcover codex with sewn signaturesFoil cover and HP Indigo inside The combination of poetry by Shelly Taylor and art by Eben Goff is not an obvious choice, but then, the best books are often surprising. Both…
The JobWoody Leslie2019Large Home Tiny Ideawoodyleslie.com 4 × 5 in.32 pagesBinding: 5-hole pamphlet stitchInk jet cover and laser inside The Job is the second book in Woody Leslie’s “Tiny Ideas” chapbook series. Through his imprint, Large Home Tiny Idea, Leslie harnesses the authority of the book form in order to examine everyday phenomena, often through…