Writers Forum announces the publication of fragments by Matthew Robertson. 14 pages most A5 portrait card cover. Edition limited to 100 copies. ISBN 987 1 84254 899 8
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Matt Robertson writes: “This visual poem was the unplanned result of an afternoon spent shredding boxes of unwanted printed matter. Refuse bags were filled with a farrago of splintered mail, letters, statements, invoices, newspaper clippings, advertising and other ephemera. Some of these small thin shards, with their abstract and concrete marks, fell to the floor. On closer inspection it became apparent that they could be recycled for poetic purposes. Soon 128 individual strips were randomly salvaged and collaged into a single cut-up composition. The resulting score is to be read and vocally sounded in its complete form, in quarters and/or overlaid versions.”
Matthew Robertson is a graphic designer and poet. He is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Bath School of Art and Design. He has previously published his work in Pocket Litter. He has work in the forthcoming issue of Sugar Mule # 42
Following on the heels of a synaptically overcharged launch for this book in Gloucester on 21 December 2012 featuring brain-shattering readings from Jose-Luis Moctezuma, Boyd Nielson, Josh Stanley and Garcia himself, Punch Press is thrilled to announce the publication of Edgar Garcia’s Boundary Loot, a slim but riveting run of poems introduced with a prefatory note from Dennis Tedlock.
In the opening statement of his preface to this inaugural collection of poems from Garcia, Dennis Tedlock writes: “Somewhere in reach of his keyboard, Edgar Garcia has feathers and shells, fragments of bone and bits of obsidian, picked up in tidal zones or the dirt of ruined cities.” Letterpress and silkscreen on Stonehenge wraps folded over black bristol. Hand Stitched.
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Outside the U.S. — $10
Video from the Gloucester launch should be uploaded to the DTC Youtube page shortly [...] though in advance of this I’d like to publicly acknowledge what an amazing experience the event was, held on the final day of a 4125 year Mayan Long Cycle, a date hysterically imagined by dangerously unstable white dudes as the end of the world. While creepy middle-aged preppers were likely packing their Crovals, ammo and guns for transport to underground bunkers in anticipation of the apocalypse, Edgar, Josh, Boyd and Jose offered incredibly compelling readings, Edgar building on, among other things, the work of Ethnopoetics with a subdued but affirmatively searing critique of capital, conquest and the militarized borders of American culture. Amazing all around.
My first full-length book WALKING ACROSS A FIELD WE ARE FOCUSED ON AT THIS TIME NOW – is in the world!
Let me tell you a little bit about it: WALKING ACROSS A FIELD WE ARE FOCUSED ON AT THIS TIME NOW is a story of the twentieth century. My narrative weaves together images, dialogue, a timeline of events, and a description of a long walk to create a collage portrait of our most-recently past century. In this book, we are exploring the foundation of facts, shared histories, and social identity. Come walk with me!
Critical Documents announces the publication of Songs for One Occasion, by Justin Katko, containing nine songs, variously beautiful and deformed, with a microscopic three-part novel embedded as intro, median, and outro, all of it written 2011 to 12, and Even You might buy one today at any one of the three fairly world-shattering prices that will imminently follow the colon with which you are about to be presented regardless of however long said action may theoretically be deferred ad infinitum usw, as if hate were cycling to the middle of nowhere where love cuts wit to size and back, turning itself endlessly on and on and on in Mélos Kateglytißménon that doesn’t mean anything ahorita: £6 / €10 / $14.