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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[Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada]Marshall Bood Reading at Carlyle Public LibraryOctober 23, 2021, 12:30 pmat Carlyle Publi...
10/22/2021

[Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada]

Marshall Bood Reading at Carlyle Public Library
October 23, 2021, 12:30 pm
at Carlyle Public Library Branch, Southeast Regional Library

UDP author Marshall Bood is reading at the Sask Library Week in Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada. He will be reading selections from his March 2021 release "Spring Cleaning" (UDP 2021). For more info, click here: https://www.facebook.com/carlylelibrary/posts/4318385894904763

[Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada]

Marshall Bood Reading at Carlyle Public Library
October 23, 2021, 12:30 pm
at Carlyle Public Library Branch, Southeast Regional Library

UDP author Marshall Bood is reading at the Sask Library Week in Carlyle, Saskatchewan, Canada. He will be reading selections from his March 2021 release "Spring Cleaning" (UDP 2021). For more info, click here: https://www.facebook.com/carlylelibrary/posts/4318385894904763

"Rodríguez reminds us that we do not need to board a plane to travel; restrictions on our movement and daily decisions n...
10/21/2021
The Winter Garden Photograph

"Rodríguez reminds us that we do not need to board a plane to travel; restrictions on our movement and daily decisions need not impair our ability to seek, learn, and imagine."
—Jeannine Marie Pitas on The Winter Garden Photograph by Reina María Rodríguez, tr. Kristin Dykstra and Nancy Gates Madsen (UDP, 2019), in Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas, Issue 102

To read the full review, visit: https://bit.ly/3vwOxfI
To pick up your copy of the book, go to: https://bit.ly/35qyTpT

(2021). The Winter Garden Photograph. Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas: Vol. 54, Digital Brazil: Voices of Resistance, pp. 153-154.

"Pray            for the multiverse I’m working onat midnight.Pray for the latestfamily business           to accomplish...
10/21/2021

"Pray
for the multiverse I’m working on
at midnight.

Pray for the latest
family business to accomplish itself
in this lifetime, on the right side
of the tacet
discipline."
—an excerpt from Jed Munson's poem, Panopticon (Afternoon), featured in Conjunctions

To read the full poem and more, visit: https://bit.ly/2ZeUBhf
To preorder a copy of Munson's chapbook Newsflash Under Fire, Over the Shoulder, forthcoming this December, visit: https://bit.ly/3C7sVcu

"Pray
for the multiverse I’m working on
at midnight.

Pray for the latest
family business to accomplish itself
in this lifetime, on the right side
of the tacet
discipline."
—an excerpt from Jed Munson's poem, Panopticon (Afternoon), featured in Conjunctions

To read the full poem and more, visit: https://bit.ly/2ZeUBhf
To preorder a copy of Munson's chapbook Newsflash Under Fire, Over the Shoulder, forthcoming this December, visit: https://bit.ly/3C7sVcu

"[...] I have to write for both Americans and for Russians, which creates completely different sets of questions and exp...
10/21/2021
Polina Barskova

"[...] I have to write for both Americans and for Russians, which creates completely different sets of questions and expectations. For example, when I speak about these events to my American audience, not many people have heard about the Siege, but in my experience, when I begin this conversation, people are really open-minded. [...] When I turn this conversation to a Russian audience, things are drastically different. Many people have heard or read about the Siege. Very often, they are very satisfied with their version and with the mythology that was created for them. [...] But if you live with an idea of endlessly glorious war, then what happens is a part of the Putin regime’s cultural script."
—Polina Barskova in her interview with Jose Vergara for Full Stop

To read the full interview, visit: https://www.full-stop.net/2021/09/29/interviews/jose-vergara/polina-barskova/

I understood that the whole point is to unmake this monumental quality...to ask yourself, for example, what kind of monument this event needs. Deserves.

"Ultimately, forget thee represents a necessity in a world where meaning shifts depending on socio-economics and geograp...
10/20/2021
forget thee

"Ultimately, forget thee represents a necessity in a world where meaning shifts depending on socio-economics and geography, where it is inherited and subverted and oppressed, and where language and ideas are weaponized against neighbors and strangers alike."

-Stephen Whitaker on "forget thee" (UDP, 2021). Find the book here: https://bit.ly/3ylR2Cz

Ian Dreiblatt Ugly Duckling Presse ($18) by Stephen Whitaker Poet, translator, and correspondent for The Believer Ian Dreiblatt plumbs the American

"From a starkly feminist commentary on Turgenev and a melancholy, modern version of Catullus, to poems about her “friend...
10/19/2021
Review: Air Raid | Poetry Foundation

"From a starkly feminist commentary on Turgenev and a melancholy, modern version of Catullus, to poems about her “friendly divorce” and new partnership with someone “with a weak spot for cemeteries,” Barskova lets us hear the silence in a world persisting after great catastrophe."

-David Woo on "Air Raid" (UDP, 2021). Find the book here: https://bit.ly/30bypVg

Air Raid By Polina Barskova, Reviewed by David Woo

"Schlesinger’s extensive work offer contexts for a wide array of writing, writers, publishing and other associated liter...
10/19/2021
A Poetics of the Press: Interview with Poets, Printers, & Publishers, ed. Kyle Schlesinger

"Schlesinger’s extensive work offer contexts for a wide array of writing, writers, publishing and other associated literary activities, from publications that emerged from higher-end commercial printing to the rough craft of those learning on the fly (and occasionally both, simultaneously) and everything in-between."

— Rob McLennan on "A Poetics of the Press" (UDP, 2021). Find the book here: https://bit.ly/3wTAG2e.

A Poetics of the Press is a collection of sixteen interviews conducted with publishers from the US, England, Germany, and Australia spa...

Opening today at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture's art gallery: "The Wayland Rudd Collection," a conceptual proje...
10/19/2021

Opening today at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture's art gallery: "The Wayland Rudd Collection," a conceptual project by artist Yevgeniy Fiks, assembling an archive of visual works testifying to the Soviet Union's engagement with race relations in the United States and decolonization efforts in Africa.

More info here: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/russian/acrc/gallery

To find our more about The Wayland Rudd Collection, click here: uglyducklingpresse.org/publications/the-wayland-rudd-collection

Opening today at the Amherst Center for Russian Culture's art gallery: "The Wayland Rudd Collection," a conceptual project by artist Yevgeniy Fiks, assembling an archive of visual works testifying to the Soviet Union's engagement with race relations in the United States and decolonization efforts in Africa.

More info here: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/russian/acrc/gallery

To find our more about The Wayland Rudd Collection, click here: uglyducklingpresse.org/publications/the-wayland-rudd-collection

"The poems in The Matrix appeared in several formats that still look alternative today. [...] As for the texts themselve...
10/19/2021

"The poems in The Matrix appeared in several formats that still look alternative today. [...] As for the texts themselves, they approached the limits of semantic comprehension, as Pritchard's ideal was what he called the "transreal," a reflection of his awareness of mystical, supernatural modernism in the visual arts."
—Richard Kostelanetz in Rain Taxi Review on N. H. Pritchard's The Matrix (UDP, 2021)

To purchase the latest issue of Rain Taxi, visit: https://bit.ly/2Xe3gzr
For a copy of The Matrix, click here: https://bit.ly/36O4oel

This Saturday, October 6, UDP contributor Stacy Szymaszek will be reading alongside Joon Oluchi Lee at Artists Space at ...
10/15/2021

This Saturday, October 6, UDP contributor Stacy Szymaszek will be reading alongside Joon Oluchi Lee at Artists Space at 5pm, as part of the Segue Reading Series. The event will also be hosted on Zoom.

For the full Series season calendar and info on how to join the Zoom webinar, click here: https://bit.ly/3Au7LEo.

This Saturday, October 6, UDP contributor Stacy Szymaszek will be reading alongside Joon Oluchi Lee at Artists Space at 5pm, as part of the Segue Reading Series. The event will also be hosted on Zoom.

For the full Series season calendar and info on how to join the Zoom webinar, click here: https://bit.ly/3Au7LEo.

To explore UDP author Tammy Nguyen's works of visual art, make sure to drop by this year's "Greater New York" exhibition...
10/14/2021

To explore UDP author Tammy Nguyen's works of visual art, make sure to drop by this year's "Greater New York" exhibition at MoMA PS1, on view through April 18, 2022.

MoMA PS1's "Greater New York" is an annual survey of artists living and working in the New York City area. As New York emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition offers an opportunity to mourn, celebrate, and reconnect with artist communities. Tammy Nguyen’s recent works
transform geopolitics and ecological devastation into visual allegories and disorienting patterns.

For more info, visit: https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5352
https://bit.ly/30to5Z1

The CLMP Annual Benefit is today! Don’t miss this virtual celebration of independent literary publishing:https://www.clm...
10/13/2021

The CLMP Annual Benefit is today! Don’t miss this virtual celebration of independent literary publishing:
https://www.clmp.org/benefit/

Greetings @ Unnameable Books: Pareesa Pourian, Sparrow, Dennis Moritz & the Ensemble Players, plus music by Remote HairU...
10/13/2021

Greetings @ Unnameable Books: Pareesa Pourian, Sparrow, Dennis Moritz & the Ensemble Players, plus music by Remote Hair

Unnameable Books is back with the fall/winter schedule of their reading series “Greetings”. They’re continuing the reading series with readings by Pareesa Pourian, Sparrow, Dennis Moritz & the Ensemble Players, plus music by Remote Hair. (10/14)

All events start at 7:30pm with a meet and greet. Performances begin at 8pm in the garden or according to the whims of the weather, in the comfortable book-lined basement. All performances are free.

Greetings @ Unnameable Books: Pareesa Pourian, Sparrow, Dennis Moritz & the Ensemble Players, plus music by Remote Hair

Unnameable Books is back with the fall/winter schedule of their reading series “Greetings”. They’re continuing the reading series with readings by Pareesa Pourian, Sparrow, Dennis Moritz & the Ensemble Players, plus music by Remote Hair. (10/14)

All events start at 7:30pm with a meet and greet. Performances begin at 8pm in the garden or according to the whims of the weather, in the comfortable book-lined basement. All performances are free.

"One after another huge fish faces appearMouths identical to mineFish tear drop fish nanny goat fish dragon boatfish mot...
10/12/2021
mouths identical to mine | Circumference

"One after another huge fish faces appear
Mouths identical to mine
Fish tear drop fish nanny goat fish dragon boat
fish moth fish yard bird"
—an excerpt from Polina Barskova's The Fish, which appears in Air Raid (tr. Valzhyna Mort), featured in Circumference Magazine

To pick up a copy of Air Raid, click here: https://bit.ly/30bypVg

Language: Russian Poet: Polina BarskovaTranslator: Valzhyna MortRegion: Russia / USA SHARE: mouths identical to mine A poem by Polina Barskova translated by Valzhyna MortThis poem appears in Air Raid, now available from Ugly Duckling Presse. POLINA BARSKOVA is a poet and a scholar, author of twelve....

As part of the Segue Reading Series, UDP author Lyric Hunter will be reading alongside Adrian Shirk this Saturday, Octob...
10/08/2021

As part of the Segue Reading Series, UDP author Lyric Hunter will be reading alongside Adrian Shirk this Saturday, October 9, 5pm EDT. The event will be hosted at Artists Space, as well as on Zoom.

The full Series season calendar and info on how to join the Zoom webinar can be found here: https://bit.ly/3Au7LEo.

As part of the Segue Reading Series, UDP author Lyric Hunter will be reading alongside Adrian Shirk this Saturday, October 9, 5pm EDT. The event will be hosted at Artists Space, as well as on Zoom.

The full Series season calendar and info on how to join the Zoom webinar can be found here: https://bit.ly/3Au7LEo.

"Let’s start with no money at all and invent itif we need itor, mimeograph it and everyoneprint as much as they want and...
10/07/2021

"Let’s start with no money at all and invent it
if we need it
or, mimeograph it and everyone
print as much as they want and see what happens"

—Diane di Prima, Revolutionary Letter #3

"The way Diane re-imagines money in “Letter #3”—printed boundlessly and at will, in proportion to demand was precisely how she hoped for poetic currency to circulate as well.

In light of 2020, the future of publishing may be more uncertain than ever, leaving opportunity for change. This may include redefining what we consider a “book,” shifting our perspective towards self-publishing and collaborative publishing, and studying the relationship between booksellers, independent publishers and self-publishing poets."

—Amy Bobeda, "Keeping the Bear Afloat: Lessons from Diana di Prima's Small Press Legacy," in Full Stop Magazine

To read the full article, visit: https://bit.ly/3Ak1gD9

"Let’s start with no money at all and invent it
if we need it
or, mimeograph it and everyone
print as much as they want and see what happens"

—Diane di Prima, Revolutionary Letter #3

"The way Diane re-imagines money in “Letter #3”—printed boundlessly and at will, in proportion to demand was precisely how she hoped for poetic currency to circulate as well.

In light of 2020, the future of publishing may be more uncertain than ever, leaving opportunity for change. This may include redefining what we consider a “book,” shifting our perspective towards self-publishing and collaborative publishing, and studying the relationship between booksellers, independent publishers and self-publishing poets."

—Amy Bobeda, "Keeping the Bear Afloat: Lessons from Diana di Prima's Small Press Legacy," in Full Stop Magazine

To read the full article, visit: https://bit.ly/3Ak1gD9

"What makes us human, and to what extent have our late technologies (including, perhaps, French novels) come to define u...
10/07/2021
Late Humans and Other Animals

"What makes us human, and to what extent have our late technologies (including, perhaps, French novels) come to define us over and above the traits we share with other animals? Throughout, the poems change and give pleasure, but they also return to certain very real realities: to technology, poverty, sexism and war; to the wreckage of climate disaster and the ugly glaze of bureaucratic tech-speak which is employed to polish it over."

—Jason Morris in The Brooklyn Rail on Jean Day's Late Human (UDP, 2021)
To pick up a copy of the book, visit: https://bit.ly/3nbtV8F

Jason Morris was born and raised in Vermont. He is the author of Low Life (Bird & Beckett Books, 2021), Different Darknesses (FMSBW, 2019), and Levon Helm (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2018), as well as five other books of poems / other. He lives in San Francisco.

"What balances on the page—a kind of music—is poetry at its most fluid, situated dynamically on the axes of life and dea...
10/01/2021
September 2021 | Action Books' Micro-Reviews of Poetry in Translation - Action Books

"What balances on the page—a kind of music—is poetry at its most fluid, situated dynamically on the axes of life and death, humanity and divinity, masculinity and femininity."

—AM Ringwalt on Monchoachi's Liberamerica, tr. Patricia Hartland, as part of Action Books' September 2021 Micro-Reviews of Poetry in Translation

To pick up a copy of the book, click here: https://bit.ly/3oiIk5y

Curated by Katherine M. Hedeen   Reviewing poetry in translation recognizes translators as authors destabilizes narrow definitions of originality, authenticity, and authorship makes visible the artistry of translation is dissent, defiance, disobedience, subversion, solidarity   Where better than t...

"Through ruptures in our experiences of time that reveal the past as past, and that thus fill the present of these poems...
09/30/2021

"Through ruptures in our experiences of time that reveal the past as past, and that thus fill the present of these poems with marks of its difference, Gurton-Wachter brings to the fore the power the past has to animate concepts of difference. Gaps in time are often used in this book not to separate but to emphasize distance and difference, rupture with the present..."

— Tony Iantosca in Tripwire: a journal of poetics on Anna Gurton-Wachter's Utopia Pipe Dream Memory (UDP, 2019)

Pick up a copy using the link below:
https://uglyducklingpresse.org/publications/utopia-pipe-dream-memory/

"Through ruptures in our experiences of time that reveal the past as past, and that thus fill the present of these poems with marks of its difference, Gurton-Wachter brings to the fore the power the past has to animate concepts of difference. Gaps in time are often used in this book not to separate but to emphasize distance and difference, rupture with the present..."

— Tony Iantosca in Tripwire: a journal of poetics on Anna Gurton-Wachter's Utopia Pipe Dream Memory (UDP, 2019)

Pick up a copy using the link below:
https://uglyducklingpresse.org/publications/utopia-pipe-dream-memory/

The BIPOC Literary Translators Caucus, formed at the 2020 American Literary Translators Association Conference (ALTA), i...
09/30/2021

The BIPOC Literary Translators Caucus, formed at the 2020 American Literary Translators Association Conference (ALTA), is a collective open to all literary translators across the world who identify as BIPOC.

As several of its members are resident in NYC, this event will feature a reading of their work in a community garden in Brooklyn, to introduce the caucus to the public as well as the local translation/publishing community, including literary editors, and to promote the importance of literary translation.

Featured Readers:
Violeta Orozco
Audrey Deng
Julie Moon
Barbara Ofosu-Somuah
Aiko Masubuchi
Noelle de la Paz
Luis Guzmán Valerio

Click on this link to register: https://bit.ly/3ohgtT8

The BIPOC Literary Translators Caucus, formed at the 2020 American Literary Translators Association Conference (ALTA), is a collective open to all literary translators across the world who identify as BIPOC.

As several of its members are resident in NYC, this event will feature a reading of their work in a community garden in Brooklyn, to introduce the caucus to the public as well as the local translation/publishing community, including literary editors, and to promote the importance of literary translation.

Featured Readers:
Violeta Orozco
Audrey Deng
Julie Moon
Barbara Ofosu-Somuah
Aiko Masubuchi
Noelle de la Paz
Luis Guzmán Valerio

Click on this link to register: https://bit.ly/3ohgtT8

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When is SOVIETEXTS, CALCULATIONS, & OTHER WRITINGS by Dmitri Prigov coming out. no big deal just curious.
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