Some new titles more-or-less in JANUARY.
Knives Forks and Spoons Press (Alec Newman et al.) published at least Colin Herd’s Like, Martin Burke’s Lorka, Sean Burn’s Responses to Monochords by Yanis Ritsos, Daniele Pantano’s Mass Graves, Michael Egan’s After Stikklestad, Richard Barrett’s A Big Apple, Patricia Farrell’s Seven Bays of Spirituality and Anna McKerrow’s Spectral Emphatic. Department #2 (ed. Richard Barrett / Simon Howard), The Woman: A Song City Memoir by Y-TB can be found on KFS’s United Small Press CoOp page.
[...] the camera then moves forward and a load of
shoppers are kind of swept into its path and the
video cuts to show children playing.
the carbrain boyz are a gang of 13/14/15 year olds
who make videos of themselves downing a buckfast
in one swallow and then dancing merrily and sweet.
a very daring cumbernauld high school student is filmed
de-panting his teacher at the blackboard, who then chases
after him enraged, as they move off camera.
the bryce family have uploaded a family video from
1963 playing in thick white greenfaulds snow, using
it to build a fort or a castle or something. maybe a
From Spectral Emphatic
[...] I’m standing on a slip-road, waiting for the elves
on highway one. Mysteriously, the almost-bankrupt kroner
in my pocket is rolled into tight balls: I do not remember
that rounding reflex of my fingers; around us, the air slices
printing-ink and cod cheeks into a cold harmony. My pencil
hovers over the page. The bloody smell of the graphite makes [...]
From Richard Parker’s Crater Press, Ken Edwards’s Millions of colours, “the final part of Bardo: forty-nine prose pieces over seven days, a modern rewrite of the Bardo Thodol, the devotional work known in the West as The Tibetan Book of the Dead.” £5 (£1 P&P UK / £2 ROW), 7 pages. In the Crater & not about to go over: Sean Bonney’s For the Administration (After Rimbaud). £5 (£1 P&P UK / £2 ROW), includes nine pages of ongoing Rimbaud project w/ Tory throat bound fore-edge. These thus require paperknives / “secondary” sexual characteristics as per Narwhale.
Alex Davies’ How Vivid the Claret and Peter Hughes’ Site Guide, £1.80 and £3.50 (incl. UK / EU P&P) from The Arthur Shilling Press, sole prop. Harry Godwin. Alex Davies & Steve Willey’s fourth online Openned Zine also appeared in January.
From How Vivid the Claret:
Songs sing chasms
of undisturbed sources
and recorded massacres,
singers sing songs of
a gap in this
scattered lyric, the lauded
empty, elevated rhetoric
lights the wick of the prick
of light, the
gloom of the chasm,
I live there too.
Even those we count
on as ciphers to
hide the odd betrayal of
our hidden ignorance
lie battered by these winds:
the fall on the shore
of pestilent breath
bellowing and beneath
the surf in the sea.
Simon Smith published Michael Grant’s The White Theatre:
On your knees, ashes, where you were, where you are, ashes
Tore your shadow from itself.
Names, shards, rubble [...]
MIMEO MIMEO #4: “focuses on the poets, artists, printers, and publications of the British Poetry Revival [...] Featuring: wide-ranging interviews with Tom Raworth, David Meltzer, and Trevor Winkfield; insightful essays by Richard Price, Ken Edwards, and Alan Halsey; a selection of letters from Eric Mottram to Jeff Nuttall providing a British perspective on the Lower East Side Scene; and a long out-of-print statement by Asa Benveniste, poet and publisher of London’s legendary Trigram Press. Buy now for just ten bucks!” & another lil interview with Tom at Miso Sensitive.
Also: December 2010, Peter Philpott’s Great Works #16, “likely to be the last.”