Ugly Duckling Presse

Ugly Duckling Presse UDP endeavors to create an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.
Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit art & publishing collective producing editions of new poetry, translations, lost works, and artist's books. The Presse favors emerging, international, and "forgotten" writers with well-defined formal or conceptual projects that are difficult to place at other presses. Its full-length books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, magazine and newspaper all contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking.
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The authors, artists and thinkers who have given their efforts to our 2020 pamphlet series are everything. Subscribe now...
02/26/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

The authors, artists and thinkers who have given their efforts to our 2020 pamphlet series are everything. Subscribe now to receive work by Mirene Arsanios, Omar Berrada, Sergio Chejfec, Don Mee Choi, Kunci Study Forum and Collective, and many others using the pamphlet as a tool to connect with the present. Learn more and subscribe here.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

BERLIN:Erica Baum has a solo-exhibition coming up at KLEMM'S, from March 6 - April 18. Opening reception is March 6, 6 -...
02/25/2020

BERLIN:
Erica Baum has a solo-exhibition coming up at KLEMM'S, from March 6 - April 18. Opening reception is March 6, 6 - 9pm.

A METHOD OF CLOAK is Erica Baum’s first solo exhibition with KLEMM'S, presenting her current series Patterns – photographs spawning from the guidelines and booklets made for the home tailor. Drawing a line between the "dictate" of fashion and the language of sewing patterns, Baum is letting the mulit-lingual words resonate on their own, freed from the canvas of a sentence. In contrast with the primary function of those manuals, which were aimed at "controlling" the body through arrangements, lines and cuts, these collaged 'photographs' open the unexpected – while the poetic quality known from earlier series is strongly at play, Erica Baum's Patterns bring to mind the political sub-tones, palpable below the surface of the images.

Have you subscribed to our pamphlet series yet? 20 cute, urgent booklets by authors like Iris Cushing, Simon Cutts, Nico...
02/24/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

Have you subscribed to our pamphlet series yet? 20 cute, urgent booklets by authors like Iris Cushing, Simon Cutts, Nicole Cecilia Delgado and others exploring the pamphlet as a way of engaging with the present in this year of perfect vision.
4 installments, free shipping. Learn more and subscribe here.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

"the poem is a site of self-recognition. It occasions in the reader the realization of “belonging to a community of feel...
02/21/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

"the poem is a site of self-recognition. It occasions in the reader the realization of “belonging to a community of feeling.” To understand the poem is to see one’s self in the experience and for this reason the poem becomes a means of species identification."
-- Magdalena Zurawski in a forthcoming pamphlet in our 2020 series. Receive this and much more urgent, contemporary thought and discourse by subscribing to our pamphlet series.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

PoemTalk podcast this week (#143) is on Tonya Foster's "A Swarm of Bees in High Court" with Stephanie Burt, Bonnie Coste...
02/20/2020
Knots of a Woman: A discussion of A Swarm of Bees… | Poetry Foundation

PoemTalk podcast this week (#143) is on Tonya Foster's "A Swarm of Bees in High Court" with Stephanie Burt, Bonnie Costello, Anna Strong Safford, and Al Filreis.

Tonya Foster's book is forthcoming at UDP in 2021!

Hosted by Al Filreis and featuring Stephanie Burt, Bonnie Costello, and Anna Strong Safford.

in 2020 UDP is releasing 20 new pamphlets with new thoughts and writing on subjects close to our heart. Check out work b...
02/19/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

in 2020 UDP is releasing 20 new pamphlets with new thoughts and writing on subjects close to our heart. Check out work by authors like Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Dimitra Ioannou, Sibyl Kempson and others. Learn more and subscribe here.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

"I come from a land of neocolonial fratricide. I come from such twoness. I speak as a twin. The US established a tempora...
02/17/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

"I come from a land of neocolonial fratricide. I come from such twoness. I speak as a twin. The US established a temporary military rule of Korea from 1945 to 1948 and has never left… In time of war, the US military has operational control over South Korean forces. And since we are still technically at war, we are also technically and perpetually under US military command."
- Don Mee Choi in one of the pamphlets from our new 2020 series.
Learn more about this responsive, urgent work and subscribe here.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

Sawako Nakayasu will be reading with Moncho Alvarado at Zinc Bar for the Segue Reading Series this Saturday (February 29...
02/17/2020
Ugly Duckling Presse: Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu will be reading with Moncho Alvarado at Zinc Bar for the Segue Reading Series this Saturday (February 29) 4:30-6:30pm. $5 admission goes to support the readers.

The full Segue Reading Series calendar is here: http://www.seguefoundation.com/calendar.htm

Sawako Nakayasu is an artist working with language, performance, and translation—separately and in various combinations. She has lived mostly in the US and Japan, briefly in France and China, and translates from Japanese. Her books include The Ants (Les Figues Press), Texture Notes (Letter Machine...

Broke: valentines greetings. Woke: 20 pamphlets about topics like collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, p...
02/14/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

Broke: valentines greetings.

Woke: 20 pamphlets about topics like collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing, commissioned and released by UDP in 2020.

If you want to be good at courtship, subscribe your lover to our pamphlet series.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

"For all the excitement this book stirs in me, it is something of a meditative experience. It is a strangely refreshing ...
02/13/2020

"For all the excitement this book stirs in me, it is something of a meditative experience. It is a strangely refreshing reminder that peace need not be stagnant or lacking in vitality."

MATERIA PRIMA by Amanda Berenguer reviewed by John Venegas on Angel City Review: http://ow.ly/yr4R50ylYDK

Get the book here: http://ow.ly/tt1i50ylYDL

Marcelline Delbecq, author of CAMERA, is apart of an exhibit at image/imatge."How does one portray the wind? / Comment f...
02/13/2020
How does one portray the wind ? (Comment faire le portrait du vent ?)

Marcelline Delbecq, author of CAMERA, is apart of an exhibit at image/imatge.
"How does one portray the wind? / Comment faire le portrait du vent?" open until May 2.

More on CAMERA: https://uglyducklingpresse.org/publications/camera/

image/imatge est une association de promotion et diffusion de l’image et de la photographie contemporaine sur les territoires d’Orthez, des Pyrénées-Atlantiques et de la région Aquitaine.

subscribe to our 2020 pamphlet series to get new thinking and writing from authors like Claudia La Rocco, Aditi Machado,...
02/12/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

subscribe to our 2020 pamphlet series to get new thinking and writing from authors like Claudia La Rocco, Aditi Machado, Chantal Maillard and others. Sent in four installments, free shipping, unparalleled incisiveness. Learn more and subscribe here.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

Our pamphlet series for 2020 returns us to our zine-making roots, and to a form which is both sustained and ephemeral. S...
02/10/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

Our pamphlet series for 2020 returns us to our zine-making roots, and to a form which is both sustained and ephemeral. Subscribe now to get pamphlets 4x a year with free shipping on subjects like translation, colonialism, voice, cultural production, collectivity and performance.

Learn more and subscribe here.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

Check out UDP's new pamphlet series for 2020! 20 pamphlets on topics close to UDP's hybrid global heart, by authors like...
02/08/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

Check out UDP's new pamphlet series for 2020! 20 pamphlets on topics close to UDP's hybrid global heart, by authors like Tinashe Mushakavanhu, Sawako Nakayasu, Tammy Nguyen and others.

4 installments, free shipping. A great value-for-idea exchange. Learn more and subscribe here.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

Small Press Distribution included Anna Gurton-Wachter's UTOPIA PIPE DREAM MEMORY in their February Handpicked Books list...
02/06/2020

Small Press Distribution included Anna Gurton-Wachter's UTOPIA PIPE DREAM MEMORY in their February Handpicked Books list. Get it on their site for 20% off the cover price for the entire month using code HANDPICKED.

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From UTOPIA PIPE DREAM MEMORY:

To enter the realm of writing is to suffer losses. Run off other sufferers, run off. I wanted to but could not say run off.

Subscribe to UDP's 2020 twenty pamphlet series! Authors like Aleksandr Skidan, Magdelena Zurawski, Steven Zultanski thro...
02/06/2020
2020 Pamphlet Series Subscription

Subscribe to UDP's 2020 twenty pamphlet series! Authors like Aleksandr Skidan, Magdelena Zurawski, Steven Zultanski throw together pamphlets on topics like creativity, performance, translation, collaboration and poetics.

4 installments, free shipping. Learn more and subscribe here.

Twenty pamphlets of commissioned essays on subjects close to UDP’s commitments — collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing — each offering a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present. We have turned to the pamphlet for...

Did you know? In 2020 we are releasing 20 commissioned pamphlets of new work and new thinking. Each one offers a differe...
02/04/2020

Did you know? In 2020 we are releasing 20 commissioned pamphlets of new work and new thinking. Each one offers a different approach to the pamphlet as a form of working in the present.

The pamphlets address issues close to UDP's heart, including collective work, translation, performance, pedagogy, poetics, and small press publishing. Sent out in four installments with free shipping! Learn more and subscribe here.

https://shop.uglyducklingpresse.org/products/2020-pamphlet-subscription

01/31/2020

Tomorrow! Indigenous Kinship Collective fundraiser/party to support collecttive members headed to SXSW to be on the panel, You Are On Indigenous Land and We Are Still Here. Join IKC at the Sunview Luncheonette for smooth jams, drinks, and def some fun. Suggested donation $5-$10

Congrats to Chantal Maillard and translator Yvette Siegert for the announcement of KILLING PLATO (@NewDirections) as a f...
01/31/2020

Congrats to Chantal Maillard and translator Yvette Siegert for the announcement of KILLING PLATO (@NewDirections) as a finalist for the PEN Award for poetry in translation!

Look out for a pamphlet by Maillard later this year, as part of our 2020 series:
http://ow.ly/Gwe150y9AWu

"For economic, moral, political, and behavioral crimes, the polecat, fox, squirrel, badger, chipmunk, vole, jay, lark, r...
01/30/2020
“Verdicts”

"For economic, moral, political, and behavioral crimes, the polecat, fox, squirrel, badger, chipmunk, vole, jay, lark, raven and crow, deer and badger, kangaroo and its joeys, whale and shark, pike, swan and crab, and all their ilk shall be sentenced to various terms of punishment in various places..."
Prigov's Soviet Texts excerpted in The New Yorker, here and in Feb 3rd print issue.

More on Soviet Texts here:

https://uglyducklingpresse.org/publications/soviet-texts/

“Since the Middle Ages, animals have been put on trial for violating the supreme, metaphorical, social, and human order.”

"In Story, Firestone has matched all these usable, stably unstable forms to a restrained, disciplined diction that can r...
01/27/2020
STORY, Jennifer Firestone’s fifth book of poetry from Ugly Duckling Presse, reviewed by David Karp

"In Story, Firestone has matched all these usable, stably unstable forms to a restrained, disciplined diction that can ring bitter changes on even such simple words as “glasses” or “sand.” -- Jennifer Firestone's Story reviewed in Heavy Feather Review

more about Story here:
https://uglyducklingpresse.org/publications/story/

Story, by Jennifer Firestone. Brooklyn, New York: Ugly Duckling Presse, December 2019. 144 pages. $14.00, paper. One regular feature of contemporary writing instruction is the dictum that the write…

Tomorrow night, 7PM! @e_flux A reading from Andrei Monastyrski's ELEMENTARY POETRY (UDP 2019) with translators Yelena Ka...
01/23/2020

Tomorrow night, 7PM! @e_flux

A reading from Andrei Monastyrski's ELEMENTARY POETRY (UDP 2019) with translators Yelena Kalinsky and Brian Droitcour, with an introduction by Boris Groys.

Check out the book here: http://ow.ly/5Va350xRq7F

Event info here: http://ow.ly/MbrR50xRq9Y

Agustín Guambo’s ANDEAN NUCLEAR SPRING (tr. Carlos Moreno, UDP 2019) is featured with a playlist on @versedotpress:http:...
01/23/2020
Ugly Duckling Presse: Andean Nuclear Spring

Agustín Guambo’s ANDEAN NUCLEAR SPRING (tr. Carlos Moreno, UDP 2019) is featured with a playlist on @versedotpress:

http://ow.ly/NVrc50xXlyR

Check out the chapbook here: http://ow.ly/uE8050xXlyT

Agustín Guambo’s Andean Nuclear Spring is a literary artifice that situates us in the heart of the post-apocalypse in Quito. In this nuclear spring, Quito could be any other city in Latin America: a reality populated by plain landscapes, dreams, rhinoceri, the changing direction of wind, ashes an...

"explore ways in which movement creates meaning, develops feeling, forms thought; how motion, direction, and circulation...
01/22/2020
Straight Lines, Knots, Quarter Turns — Repeat: Movement as a Mode of Thought — Free 10-Session Workshop with Rebekah Smith and Asiya Wadud - The Poetry Project

"explore ways in which movement creates meaning, develops feeling, forms thought; how motion, direction, and circulation all might intertwine and get tangled up in our writing, as we write and as our writing moves in the world."

Starts Feb 4! 10-wk workshop w Asiya Wadud & Rebekah Smith at The Poetry Project Limited space, registration ends Friday.

This workshop seeks to explore ways in which movement creates meaning, develops feeling, forms thought; how motion, direction, and circulation all might intertwine and get tangled up in our writing, as we write and as our writing moves in the world. Starting with questions, impulses, and gestures, w...

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When is SOVIETEXTS, CALCULATIONS, & OTHER WRITINGS by Dmitri Prigov coming out. no big deal just curious.
I hope you can all come
received this today, feel very blessed. absolutely love simone! thanks guys.
Multilingual Poetry Reading Calling For Participants! “Poetry in translation is like taking a shower with a raincoat on.” --Jim Jarmusch, Paterson Raincoat Reading is a series of multilingual poetry reading and performance events that encourage varying interpretations of the same poem in different languages and disciplines. We plan to launch the first reading event in mid to late June. Please contact us if you’d like to read in a language that you speak, or had a performance idea inspired by a poem. The event is free and open to the public. Special thanks to our host Brooklyn Art Library. Event Organizer: Raincoat Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to presenting artists with fluid identities and multiple cultural backgrounds. For application and suggestions Please email us at: [email protected]
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What a pity that I (sitting in Berlin) can't attend your Lianozovo reading... I wish you a phantastic event!
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