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WHAT!  Mónica de la Torre, Tracie Morris, Ron Silliman, Elizabeth Willis, Herman Beavers & Julia Bloch at the Kelly Writ...
09/17/2022

WHAT! Mónica de la Torre, Tracie Morris, Ron Silliman, Elizabeth Willis, Herman Beavers & Julia Bloch at the Kelly Writers House on SEPT 21st!

It's the 10th anniversary of ModPo!

At 11am EST, join in for a discussion featuring the guest poets & ModPo TAs (including Laynie Browne, ModPo coordinator). The conversation takes place both live at KWH and as an interactive webcast.

More @kellywritershouse

WHAT!  Mónica de la Torre, Tracie Morris, Ron Silliman, Elizabeth Willis, Herman Beavers & Julia Bloch at the Kelly Writ...
09/10/2022

WHAT! Mónica de la Torre, Tracie Morris, Ron Silliman, Elizabeth Willis, Herman Beavers & Julia Bloch at the Kelly Writers House on SEPT 21st!

It's the 10th anniversary of ModPo!

At 11am EST, join in for a discussion featuring the guest poets & ModPo TAs (including Laynie Browne, ModPo coordinator). The conversation takes place both live at KWH and as an interactive webcast.

More @kellywritershouse

PoemTalk takes on Joan Retallack’s essay “The Poethical Wager” with Al Filreis, erica kaufman, and Laynie Browne! Retall...
09/01/2022
PoemTalk 175: On Joan Retallack's Poethical Wager [Full Video]

PoemTalk takes on Joan Retallack’s essay “The Poethical Wager” with Al Filreis, erica kaufman, and Laynie Browne! Retallack (“The Supposium,” Litmus 2018 and “BOSCH’D,” Litmus 2020) read aloud from her essay, and the group delighted in discussing the relationship between the act of writing and the unplanned: “Insofar as ‘to get lost in the writing can be a way out of officially charted territory,’ we found the conversation taking the form of such getting-lost.” Listen to their conversation on Youtube!

Laynie Browne, erica kaufman, and Joan Retallack join Al Filreis at Bard College to discuss Joan Retallack's book The Poethical Wager.

San Francisco friends! Green Apple Books on 9th Avenue is holding a celebratory reading of the prolific Will Alexander’s...
08/31/2022
9th Ave: Will Alexander | Green Apple Books

San Francisco friends! Green Apple Books on 9th Avenue is holding a celebratory reading of the prolific Will Alexander’s latest publications: "Refractive Africa," "The Combustion Cycle," and "Divine Blue Light" (forthcoming). Swing by this Thursday, September 1st, at 7pm! Additionally, Alexander’s book of essays, “The Coming Mental Range,” is out with Litmus this fall.

Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 7:00pm Join us on Thursday, September 1 at 7pm PT when Will Alexander celebrates his latest and upcoming work here at 9th Ave! Masks Required for In-Person Attendance About Will Alexander Born in 1948 in Los Angeles, Will Alexander is a poet, novelist, playwright, philo...

We can’t wait for Jake Syersak’s translation of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s “I, Caustic," **out October 28th!** As you count...
08/24/2022
FIRST BREATHS by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine — OOMPH! Press

We can’t wait for Jake Syersak’s translation of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s “I, Caustic," **out October 28th!** As you count down the days until its release, you can also check out one of Syersak’s previous translation projects, “‘First Breaths,’ a translation, from the original French, of all the works Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine contributed to the first two issues of Souffles in 1966.” Get the free download from Oomph Press!

In 1966 Abdellatif Laâbi—with the support of Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine, Mostafa Nissabouri, and other notable franco-phone African artists—founded a quarterly “political and literary review” known as Souffles in Rabat, Morocco. Originally designed primarily as a conduit for literature that wou...

As poets, writers, publishers, readers, and humans, Salman Rushdie is in our thoughts, and we're wishing him a full reco...
08/17/2022

As poets, writers, publishers, readers, and humans, Salman Rushdie is in our thoughts, and we're wishing him a full recovery.

In the meantime, we think it's pretty awesome to see readers rushing to their local libraries to check out a copy of The Satanic Verses. Not a bad way to show your support!

#poeticjustice #SalmanRushdie #TheSatanicVerses #publiclibraries #StandWithSalman @penamerica

As poets, writers, publishers, readers, and humans, Salman Rushdie is in our thoughts, and we're wishing him a full reco...
08/17/2022

As poets, writers, publishers, readers, and humans, Salman Rushdie is in our thoughts, and we're wishing him a full recovery.

In the meantime, we think it's pretty awesome to see readers rushing to their local libraries to check out a copy of The Satanic Verses. Not a bad way to show your support!

#poeticjustice #SalmanRushdie #TheSatanicVerses #publiclibraries

The divine, the beloved Amanda Monti, assistant editor at Litmus Press, on their debut book, Mycelial Person (Vegan Alco...
08/14/2022

The divine, the beloved Amanda Monti, assistant editor at Litmus Press, on their debut book, Mycelial Person (Vegan Alcoholic Press), networks, Craigslist, Chris Isaak, palm reading, and much more, at The Poetry Project Newsletter:

"To make sense of time through stories satisfies such an innate human desire and palm reading does that in very literal ways. It’s been a beautiful way for me to connect with people, strangers, friends, lovers because it’s so intimate but also playful, which is the kind of writing I want to produce."

@lavender_shrimp 🌱

Check out the rest of the interview here: https://bit.ly/3p98aIf or @poetry_project

#interview #fungi #poetrycommunity #newrelease #palmistry #divination #queerpoetics #ecopoetics #performance #somaticpoetry

The divine, the beloved Amanda Monti, assistant editor at Litmus Press, on her debut book, Mycelial Person (Vegan Alcoho...
08/14/2022
#269 – Summer 2022 > Interview with Amanda Monti, Lillian Paige Walton

The divine, the beloved Amanda Monti, assistant editor at Litmus Press, on her debut book, Mycelial Person (Vegan Alcoholic Press), networks, Craigslist, Chris Isaak, palm reading, and much more, at The Poetry Project Newsletter:

"To make sense of time through stories satisfies such an innate human desire and palm reading does that in very literal ways. It’s been a beautiful way for me to connect with people, strangers, friends, lovers because it’s so intimate but also playful, which is the kind of writing I want to produce."

Read the rest of the interview here:

“I wanted to become a mushroom. I put an ad on Craigslist.” So opens Amanda Monti’s Mycelial Person (Vegetarian Alcoholic Press), a swirling meditation on exchange, desire, and identity. Like an actively fermenting substance, the poet’s debut collection transforms before the eye, moving betw...

Head's up, L.A.! Johanna Drucker talk & book signing tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th, 3PM, at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth! ...
08/12/2022
DRUCKER THUMBNAIL — Artbook Bookstores

Head's up, L.A.! Johanna Drucker talk & book signing tomorrow, Saturday, August 13th, 3PM, at Artbook @ Hauser & Wirth! @artbookhwla

Johanna Drucker launches her new book, "Inventing the Alphabet: The Origins of Letters from Antiquity to Present" in conversation with Louise Sandhaus.

917 E. 3RD STREET LOS ANGELES CA 90013

Register here!

SHOPPING CART ︎ ︎︎︎ GO BACK TO MAIN MENU PRE-ORDER BOOKS SIGNED X JOHANNA DRUCKER REGISTER FOR THE EVENT...

Glasgow friends, EL_S_TH H__ST_ON performs tomorrow, August 12th, 18:30-20:30 BST @ Good Press, 32 Saint Andrews Street ...
08/11/2022
SPAM Press presents: A reading with EL_S_TH H__ST_ON

Glasgow friends, EL_S_TH H__ST_ON performs tomorrow, August 12th, 18:30-20:30 BST @ Good Press, 32 Saint Andrews Street (free but ticketed! follow the link.)

this will be a book launch and also a party, a site of glorious unfurling apocalypse. bring books, pens & bodies.

"If she weren’t so good, so great back, gaze-straight boned blacker lashes, her complex so, bronze enough [...]  If she ...
08/09/2022

"If she weren’t so good, so great back, gaze-straight boned
blacker lashes, her complex so, bronze enough
[...]
If she wasn’t born strong, so strange for her to stand alone, stand, be out
no doubt, she’da been saved."

We are grieving the continued imprisonment and vicious sentencing of #BrittneyGriner in Russia. Tracie Morris channels our attention, anger, and our demand for Griner's freedom in her poem, "Griner Grounding," just published in The Brooklyn Rail from her forthcoming *human/nature poems* (Litmus 2023).

A Note from Morris on the poem:
"I wrote this poem early this June as a meditation on Brittney Griner as well as a written form of advocacy, to say that we Black women matter to each other. I’m sure there are deep political/diplomatic discourses behind the scenes that are going on about her case but sometimes the truth is simple. Yet another Black life is being incarcerated and endangered based on trumped-up drug charges. The fact that this person is a high-profile, athletic, queer Black woman makes her more of a target. Her family is worried about her. Her communities and all people of good will are worried about her. We see her, we care, we want her freedom, we want her home *now.*"

https://brooklynrail.org/2022/07/poetry/Griner-Grounding

Please share widely.

#WeAreBG #politicalprisoner #TracieMorris #BrooklynRail

✨  Congrats  to our very own E. Tracy Grinnell, founding editor of Litmus Press, for being named this year's writer in r...
08/04/2022
E. Tracy Grinnell Named Paris Writer in Residence for 2022

✨ Congrats to our very own E. Tracy Grinnell, founding editor of Litmus Press, for being named this year's writer in residence at the The American University of Paris. 🎉
Tracy will work with students in the the French capital and give one public lecture at Centre Culturel Irlandais. À bientôt, Tracy! ✨

The American University of Paris (AUP), the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Irish Cultural Center) in Paris, and the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture (PSAC) are pleased to announce that E. Tracy Grinnell has been appointed to the fourth Paris Writer’s Residency. We look forward to we...

this is the end of the world, august 12th at Good Press (Glasgow) – be there or be square! this will be a reading that a...
08/03/2022

this is the end of the world, august 12th at Good Press (Glasgow) – be there or be square! this will be a reading that also serves as a round cracked mirror to reflect and refract our times. this will be a book launch and also a party, a site of glorious unfurling apocalypse. bring books, pens & bodies.

EL_S_TH H__ST_ON / elisabeth houston performs
Fri, 12 August 2022
18:30 – 20:30 BST

@ Good Press
32 Saint Andrews Street
Free, but ticketed!

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spam-press-presents-a-reading-with-el-s-th-h-st-on-tickets-394029110677

https://goodpress.co.uk/pages/events

Excited about this new book from U Penn Press: The Difference Is Spreading: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Fifty Poems, edi...
07/27/2022

Excited about this new book from U Penn Press: The Difference Is Spreading: Fifty Contemporary Poets on Fifty Poems, edited by Al Filreis and Anna Strong Safford. With contributions by and about many Litmus poets—
erica kaufman on Joan Retallack, “Not a Cage” (1998)
Charles Bernstein on Lyn Hejinian, from My Life (1980)
Edwin Torres on Anne Waldman, “Rogue State” (2002)
Tracie Morris on Jayne Cortez, “She Got He Got” (2010)

Friends in L.A.! Tonight at 8pm!! Check out EL_S_TH H__ST_ON, author of Standard American English (Litmus, June 2022), p...
07/22/2022

Friends in L.A.! Tonight at 8pm!! Check out EL_S_TH H__ST_ON, author of Standard American English (Litmus, June 2022), performing at SCI-Arc for Natou Fall's GIST: DISTILLING HUMAN EXPERIENCE series.

Free & open to the public.

@ Society of Art Los Angeles
845 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

@sciarc

#performance #whoisbaby #poetry

Friends in L.A.! Tonight at 8pm!! Check out EL_S_TH H__ST_ON, author of Standard American English (Litmus, June 2022), p...
07/22/2022

Friends in L.A.! Tonight at 8pm!! Check out EL_S_TH H__ST_ON, author of Standard American English (Litmus, June 2022), performing at SCI-Arc for Natou Fall's GIST: DISTILLING HUMAN EXPERIENCE series.

Free & open to the public.

@ Society of Art Los Angeles
845 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

@sciarc

#performance #whoisbaby #poetry

New Litmus blog post on Feminist Bookstore News & The Post-Apollo Press! Once called the “Publishers Weekly of the femin...
07/20/2022

New Litmus blog post on Feminist Bookstore News & The Post-Apollo Press! Once called the “Publishers Weekly of the feminist book trade,” this all-but-forgotten publication opens onto an abundant archive of feminist and queer networks of publishers and “bookwomen” from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

From the post: “Books and bookstores are not just artifacts and containers: They are sites of social presence and intimacy that solidify affective bonds and deepen investments into the work of their communities. Print networks, like those facilitated and amplified by FBN, served an important role as demonstrative materializations of feminist culture.”

Read on through the link in our bio!

New Litmus blog post on Feminist Bookstore News & The Post-Apollo Press! Once called the “Publishers Weekly of the femin...
07/20/2022

New Litmus blog post on Feminist Bookstore News & The Post-Apollo Press! Once called the “Publishers Weekly of the feminist book trade,” this all-but-forgotten publication opens onto an abundant archive of feminist and queer networks of publishers and “bookwomen” from the 1970s to the early 2000s.

From the post: “Books and bookstores are not just artifacts and containers: They are sites of social presence and intimacy that solidify affective bonds and deepen investments into the work of their communities. Print networks, like those facilitated and amplified by FBN, served an important role as demonstrative materializations of feminist culture.”

Read on at our website! https://litmuspress.org/feminist-bookstore-news-the-post-apollo-press/

#feminism #archivefever #smallpress #feministbookstore #postapollopress #radicalism

Love our summer meetings at Litmus... with visitors from the woods!#hummingbirdsofNY #poetrycommunity #summerfridays #JK...
07/15/2022

Love our summer meetings at Litmus... with visitors from the woods!

#hummingbirdsofNY #poetrycommunity #summerfridays #JKwedontworkonFridays #summerthursdays

Shouting out our Managing Editor, Rachael Guynn Wilson, for her recent publication of *16 Poems for Philip Guston* by Cl...
07/13/2022

Shouting out our Managing Editor, Rachael Guynn Wilson, for her recent publication of *16 Poems for Philip Guston* by Clark Coolidge. This gorgeous book was produced as a collaboration between @organismforpoeticresearch and @containercorps — featuring 16 tipped-in color plates (reproductions of Guston’s paintings), with corresponding poems written by Coolidge in the 1970s, and an afterword by Rachael Guynn Wilson. The book is cloth bound in ochre with pink foil stamping, lovingly made by book artist Gary Robbins. Get yourself a copy here:
https://containercorps.com/books/16-poems-for-philip-guston--clark-coolidge/ !!

From the afterword: “In his Naropa talk, Coolidge explains how, in writing in response to Guston’s work in ‘Picturings,’ he discovered that the names of many of the objects in these paintings could function either as verbs or nouns—as both thing and action. It ‘seemed marvellous,’ he confesses, ‘because… that’s the way Philip would think of his forms. I mean, they were still and also active, at various times, or nearly at the same time.’”

#philipguston #clarkcoolidge #collaboration #poetrycommunity #ekphrasis #BostonUniversityArtGallery

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