“At the very least, I need to force my work down people’s throats a little more, force them into becoming my benefactors.” Get Frances Kruk’s DWARF SURGE (yt communications), 28pp, £5 (UK) / £8 (RoW).
Colin Herd’s GLOVEBOX AND OTHER POEMS recently out from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. 127pp, £8 (UK) / £12 (RoW).
Bill Lavender sees these poems as real. Sam Riviere wants to wear them. SJ Fowler notes the pwned universe and recalls the ruin of a generation of poets.
Other recent publications from KF&S press.
TOM JONES | MEALY BLOOM
96pp, 18.9×24.61cm, paperback. Front and back cover images by Stathis Tsemberlidis, from his book “Transmutation: Of Human Bodies and Flora” (2013); see more at decadencecomics.com. 6.50 GBP | 8.00 EURO | 16.50 USBUKS
For a limited time, Jones’ Perdika Press pamphlet AKHMATOVA is available with MEALY BLOOM for the discounted price of: 8.50 GBP | 10.50 EURO | 20.00 USBUKS
All prices inc. P&P
MEALY BLOOM brings together more than ten years of work by the poet Tom Jones. It collects the pamphlet Transactions Grotesques, and presents the new sequence “The Punk Star Tuba”, along with sixteen other poems, including versions of Mandelshtam and Tsvetayeva. In a prefatory “Advertisement”, the author set outs the poetics governing this collection: “the sense that training of the conscience is possible, and could be done through this kind of text.”
Tom Jones teaches English literature at the University of St. Andrews. He is the author of Pope and Berkeley: The Language of Poetry and Philosophy (Palgrave, 2005) and Poetic Language: Theory and Practice from the Renaissance to the Present (Edinburgh University Press, 2012). Essays can be found in Jacket and Complicities (Litteraria Pragensia, 2007). His books of poetry and translation include Transactions Grotesques (Barque Press, 2002) and Akhmatova (Perdika Press, 2007). His poems have appeared in Quid, Boxon, Blackbox Manifold, Cambridge Poetry Summit: Some Evidence, and Prague Literary Review. He can be heard reading his poems at The Archive of the Now.
See the website for an extract from the book: http://mountain-press.co.uk/mealybloom.html
FORTHCOMING IN JANUARY
Nick Potamitis — JUBILATE AJAX
Pattison, Pattison, & Roberts (eds.) — CERTAIN PROSE OF THE ENGLISH INTELLIGENCER 2nd Edition Revised, Corrected and Expanded
FORTHCOMING LATER IN 2014
Books from Robert Halpern, Sophie Robinson and more TBA.
NEWS OF OTHER THINGS
SHIT VALLEY VERLAG
New pamphlets: Christina Chalmers, WORK SONGS and John de Witt, VISCERAL APOCRYPHA. More on the way.
THEATER | FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER | JUDITH E. WILSON DRAMA STUDIO | 7 TIL LATE
Jeschke, Benyon, Elrick, Bradford, Olsen, Heinz, Griffin. Many others.
by Goat Far DT and Papa Boop Ndiop (Crater Press, 2013)
Response by Anon
by Luke Roberts (Mountain Press, 2011)
Response by Stephen Emmerson
Kyotologic and I-Formation Book 1 & Book 2
by Anne Gorrick (Shearsman Book 2008, 2010 & 2012)
Response by William Garvin
Judah Raanan Rubin (Ugly Duckling Press, 2013)
Response by Sarah Hayden
by Alison Gibb (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2013)
Response by Colin Herd
Songs for One Occasion
by Justin Katko (Critical Documents, 2012)
Response by Chris Kerr
edited by Anthony Barnett and Ian Brinton (Spring 2013)
Response by Lila Matsumoto
Definite Articles: Selected Prose 1973 – 2012
by Tom Leonard (etruscan books / Word Power Books, 2013)
Response by Robin Purves
by Richard Owens (Habenicht Press, 2012)
Response by Orlando Reade
by Carol Watts (Intercapillary Editions, 2010)
Response by David Spittle
by John Wilkinson (Seagull Books, 2012)
Response by Josh Stanley
by Rosa Van Hensbergen (Punch Press, 2011)
Response by Samantha Walton
Love / All That / & OK
by Emily Critchley (Penned in the Margins, 2011)
Response by Megan Zword
Hix Eros is published jointly by Sad Press and Hi Zero. If you’d like to get involved in some way, get in touch (hixeros at gmail). And / or if we get letters, we can start a “Letters” section!
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Design by Robbie Dawson.
New titles from PUNCH PRESS include Samantha Walton’s Amaranth, Unstitched and Reitha Pattison’s A Droll Kingdom.
*Not Suitable For Domestic Sublimation
Jennifer Cooke (Contraband Books, 2012)
Review by David Spittle
Down You Go; Or, Négation De Bruit
Frances Kruk (Punch Press, 2011)
Review by Jimmy Cummins
Francesca Lisette (Mountain, 2012)
Review by Richard Barrett on page 11
Stephen Nelson (Little Red Leaves, Textile Series, 2013)
Review by Luke Allan
Holly Pester (Intercapillary Editions, 2012)
Review by Scott Thurston
City Break Weekend Songs
Posie Rider (Critical Documents, 2011)
Review by Sarah Hayden
The Odes To TL61P
Keston Sutherland (Enitharmon, 2013)
Review by David Grundy
The Odes To TL61P
Keston Sutherland (Enitharmon, 2013)
Review by Lisa Jeschke
Top Ten Tyres
Gareth Twose (The Red Ceilings Press, 2013)
Review by Tom Jenks
Instar Zero & Team You
Mike Wallace-Hadrill (Critical Documents, 2011 and ©_©, 2012)
Review by Mia Prefab-Chanson
Rachel Warriner (Run Amok Press, 2011)
Review by Richard Barrett
Ed. Jow Lindsay & Joe Luna.
Design & setting by Robbie Dawson.
If you’re a prospective reviewer, or might like to get involved in some other way, we’d love to hear from you: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Papa Boop Ndiop and Goat Far-DT’s Animal Crater, Ezra Pound in Gaelic, Richard Owens’s Turncoat & other things are available from Crater Press. Crater Press have been making poetry pamphlets in the same way for hundreds of years, passing down the lost skill through the generations. Also see Papa’s Animal Tumblr.
A NEW CHAPBOOK BY CONNIE SCOZZARO IS EMERGING INTO THE WORLD TOTALLY UNLIKE THE HIEROPHANT RETREATING FROM HIS TERRIFYING BREAKFAST MEETING WITH A BEAR PRINCESS. Connie Scozzaro, Contrapposto Action Queen (Bad Press).
Also: Militant Poetics blog bursts its Birkbeck crucible.
Beaming with the thrill of live violence, Hi Zero Publications announces the emission of _ASTROTURF & other poems_ by Joe Luna. A full set of histrionic lyric tantrums over 21 poems and 40pp., printed 8k comic-size in an edition of 100: “In basic passion it’s the Lana Del Rey arc bent into a Möbius strip”.
£5 UK postage included; ROW £8 postage included (provisional). Photos of the book at www.hizeroreadings.tumblr.com. Gmail contact hizeroreadings.