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Check out Eryk Wenziak's new chapbook titled “SQUARES (after Malevich),” a collection of seven red/black typewriter ...
05/30/2018
SQUARES

Check out Eryk Wenziak's new chapbook titled “SQUARES (after Malevich),” a collection of seven red/black typewriter grids in the shape of a square, composed on a vintage Olympia typewriter in homage to Kazimir Malevich.
www.derekbeaulieu.wordpress.com/2018/04/10/squares/

If you remember, Eryk had a book published by us in April of 2017 titled "I NEED SPACE," a full-length book of poetry divided into 3 sections: visual poetry, concrete poetry, and text collage.

new from NO PRESS: SQUARES (after malevich) by Eryk Wenziak A handsewn chapbook consisting of 7 typewritten grids, exploring space and pattern. . . Produced in a limited edition of 50 copies, 25 of…

02/27/2018
Eryk Wenziak | I Need Space

Hey, (Deadly) Chaps! It’s been a while since we’ve posted. You know, life has a way of doing that. In the meantime, why not check out our huge selection of books, all still available? Pieces from our artist books can also be made into metal and C-prints. As an example, take a look at Eryk Wenziak’s full-length book of poetry, I NEED SPACE, a collection of visual and concrete poetry, along with text-based collages. Follow the link and see what this artist has available! Thanks, everyone!

http://www.deadlychaps.com/2017/03/eryk-wenziak-i-need-space.html

Eryk Wenziak I Need Space $20 Print | 78 Pages | 2017 | ISBN: 978-1-937739-93-5 Order a signed copy, direct from Deadly Chaps*: *PRESALE: Orders expected to ship on May 1st

The Wild Rabbit, by Sophia Starmack. Published: 2015. Cover Art by Joseph A. W. Quintela. Order at Deadly Chaps Press or...
06/05/2017

The Wild Rabbit, by Sophia Starmack. Published: 2015. Cover Art by Joseph A. W. Quintela. Order at Deadly Chaps Press or on Amazon. A little about Sophia in the last post and an excerpt two posts back.
www.deadlychaps.com/Sophia-Starmack/

Words connected by spine from Sophia Starmack's "The Wild Rabbit". Published back in 2015, working with Sophia was a tru...
05/29/2017

Words connected by spine from Sophia Starmack's "The Wild Rabbit". Published back in 2015, working with Sophia was a true delight and the book is a brilliant dive into the cavern of the human heart.
Sophia Starmack at Deadly Chaps Press:
www.deadlychaps.com/Sophia-Starmack/

Pre-sale orders are being shipped today for I NEED SPACE, Eryk Wenziak's new full-length book of visual and concete poet...
05/26/2017
Eryk Wenziak | I Need Space

Pre-sale orders are being shipped today for I NEED SPACE, Eryk Wenziak's new full-length book of visual and concete poetry and collage work. Written over a 2 year period, this book contains 72 pages of full-color works, divided into 3 chapters that beautifully explore the merging of text, color, and space on the page. Available now from Deadly Chaps Press! Show your support!

http://www.deadlychaps.com/2017/03/eryk-wenziak-i-need-space.html

Eryk Wenziak I Need Space $20 Print | 78 Pages | 2017 | ISBN: 978-1-937739-93-5 Order a signed copy, direct from Deadly Chaps*: *PRESALE: Orders expected to ship on May 1st

Treatise on Instrumentation by Eryk Wenziak from Ch. 3 of I Need Space. These are particularly gorgeous in 8x10 or  16x2...
05/05/2017

Treatise on Instrumentation by Eryk Wenziak from Ch. 3 of I Need Space. These are particularly gorgeous in 8x10 or 16x20 ready-to-hang metal prints! Want one? Let us know @deadlychapspress

The book is available now on our Website!
www.deadlychaps.com/Eryk-Wenziak/

#typography in #arrangement is like #music of #letters or #words as #instruments in #vispo by #poet and #artist Eryk Wenziak, #availablenow

Plea by Eryk Wenziak from part 2 of I Need Space. Is a plea a leap of the voice? Or a leap a plea of the body? Grab your...
05/04/2017

Plea by Eryk Wenziak from part 2 of I Need Space. Is a plea a leap of the voice? Or a leap a plea of the body? Grab your copy of the book and meditate on each of the word and letter arrangements by this emerging master of VisPo. Prints of every page in the book are available from @smithandjonesart. DM if interested!

#VisPo of #wordstoliveby #madewith #typewriter #madewithlove of #words and #letters #newbook #availablenow

One more trio from I Need Space by Eryk Wenziak#letters #stencilart #books #availablenow
05/02/2017

One more trio from I Need Space by Eryk Wenziak

#letters #stencilart #books #availablenow

I am the biggest fan of this guy and you should get his book 📚🎉Eryk Wenziak, I Need SpacePublished by Deadly Chaps...
04/29/2017

I am the biggest fan of this guy and you should get his book 📚🎉

Eryk Wenziak, I Need Space
Published by Deadly Chaps Press

#withtheauthor #firstbook #fullcolor #visualpoetry #booklaunch

04/28/2017

Tonight!
Deadly Chaps Spring Book Launch at The Art of the Multiple: 7-9pm
Hosted by @brooklynworks159
159 20th Street; #1B
South Slope, Brooklyn
R to Prospect Ave.
Sponsored by @sixpoints
#booklaunch #tonight with #photography and #VisPo #newbooks
@courttreecollective

04/27/2017

Interview with Stephen Lipuma, creator of Common Grounds, a collection of photographs published by Deadly Chaps Press (part 5/5)
Stephen's Answer:
Hahaha. Same interests since my teens. Music and skateboarding is what shaped me. Literally! I think those two things always kept on the fringe so being interested in UFO’s doesn’t seem so odd to me. I think each has guided to be an individual.

I do have a strong theory on UFO’s that I open to share to anyone that is interested. : )

Start a conversation with Stephen: @courttreecollective

#ufo #skateboards and #records make a #photographer #moreinteresting #readitall in the #last5posts

04/26/2017

Interview with Stephen Lipuma, creator of Common Grounds, a collection of photographs published by Deadly Chaps Press (part 4/5)

Stephen's Answer:
I just want to keep going with my own photography and expanding my curations outside of Brooklyn. This past October we curated a show for the Urban Outfitters headquarters in Philadelphia which was a great experience. It was great seeing the artist we represent in such a great space. We also curate for a building in Times Square which has been an incredible opportunity. We are currently working on doing more of this in the near future. As far as my own work I am currently working on my next project which will be about Sunset Park. Kind of like a closed in and more pin-pointed approach to Common Grounds. I hope to focus on the Chinese and Mexican communities there.

Most importantly I want to be the best Dad I can be to my daughter. Everything changed the moment she arrived, but all for the better. Like most new parents life takes on a new purpose with a child and I feel like my wife and I have embraced it really well. Obviously it’s not easy, but there is a patience in all of us that comes out when you have that parent/child connection. Personally that patience has also leaked into my work ethic as an artist and curator. Which I am truly grateful for.

#booklaunch #thisfriday at @brooklynworks159 a #photobook by #brooklynphotographer Stephen Lipuma, owner of @courttreecollective , a #greatguy, #brilliantphotographer, and #goodfriend so #helphim #stepintothefuture by #supporting #thebook of #Brooklyn #photography, COMMON GROUNDS (published by @deadlychapspress )

04/23/2017

Interview with Stephen Lipuma, creator of Common Grounds, a collection of photographs published by Deadly Chaps Press (part 3/5)

Answer:
I think a lot of the images capture change in their own way. However, there is something about the image No Diving that really brings it to life for me. Obviously, with this image a lot could be left to the viewer to interpret. For me, the woman on the pier was looking back into her past. Maybe looking back to her childhood or reminiscing about her first love. When this photo taken, the boardwalk she is sitting on was only recently re-constructed. It had been down for a number of years. Thus, for the first time in years, the vantage point of the reconstruction is exactly as it was 50 years ago. When you see the old photos of Coney Island, the beach would be at full capacity (WeeGee’s famous photo). My father tells me stories of it being elbow to elbow from the boardwalk to the water. It wasn’t until the last decade that people starting coming back to Coney Island. For a while, in between, it was a very dangerous place day or night. I like to say, looking back in time is the first step into the future.

#lookingforward #intothefuture #lookingback #intothepast #coneyislandboardwalk at #coneyislandbeach where there's #nodiving #nowandforever in a #photograph by
@courttreecollective
#areyouListening? @brooklynworks159 @brooklynrail @parkslopestoop
@coneyislandfun

04/22/2017

Interview with Stephen Lipuma, creator of Common Grounds, a collection of photographs published by Deadly Chaps Press (part 2/5)

Stephen's Answer:
I feel connected to all the people in the book. I have a story for each of them and I mean that honestly. Coming of Age stands out for me. I was there photographing the landscape sans people.I had done it many times before. There are a few different shots that didn’t make the book from this exact location. I always had great success there so I would return every spring. On this particular day, the light was just perfect and the brush had turned lush green. As I was photographing the landscape, these kids ran into my frame. I turned around and saw that this beautiful girl was accompanying them. She was the older sister of the boys in the photograph. They seemed so out of place and in stark contrast to the last photograph I had made there. That one was of a man sitting on a log crying for his dog. I imagine he must have been planning to put him down soon afterwards. This girl was full of life. She actually asked to be photographed and did her best poses for the camera. I could tell she must of practiced these poses many times in front of the mirror. She said she wanted to be a model, but her parents wouldn’t allow it. She was just a kid, but seemed older in the way she dealt with her siblings. When her Dad came over, he was so nice and said she should stay in school. Which I agreed, but mentioned that her look was very in style: so you never know. We spoke for a while and watched the boys run through the brush. They were in town for a family wedding and staying at a hotel nearby. It made sense, because most locals wouldn’t let their kids play in such a desolate, vacant lot. Soon the girl faded back to the family van. I gave her Dad my card, so that he could get a photograph, but he never contacted me. Sadly, this location was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Every time I pass it now, I remember this photograph and the many others I took there.

04/21/2017

Interview with Stephen Lipuma, creator of Common Grounds, a collection of photographs published by Deadly Chaps Press (part 1/5)

Answer:
The projected started almost immediately after I moved to Sheepshead Bay. I had been working as the night and weekend photographer for Brooklyn Borough President
Marty Markowitz. While trailing him across Brooklyn, I fell in love with the Sheepshead Bay and
Midwood areas. In these areas, I felt time had stopped. Midwood, in particular, is the greatest
melting pot on earth. Each avenue is home to a different group of people. In fact, if you bike
Ocean Parkway from Ditmas Park to Coney Island you will see just about every race and culture along the way. It’s remarkable.
The cover of Common Grounds is actually the first photograph that I took for the book. I had
started the project with an interest in capturing landscapes, but the woman in the photograph
made me shift gears, entirely. It was not only her t-shirt, it was also her attitude. I was sitting
outside a Russian cafe having a coffee when she came walking toward me. I smiled at her and
asked to photograph her. She immediately said, “Why on earth do you want to photograph me?” I said, “That shirt is amazing, I need to.” During the picture she is motioning to me and
exclaiming, “This shirt makes you want to photograph me?? OK….sure...whatever?”
It was hilarious: her gesture matched the shirt perfectly.

@courttreecollective #interview by #brooklyn #photographer and #greatguy #StephenLipuma #takingphotos #withattitude

One more close up from section 3 of "I Need Space" by Eryk Wenziak!#closeup #detail of #textart in #blackandwhite , #boo...
04/17/2017

One more close up from section 3 of "I Need Space" by Eryk Wenziak!
#closeup #detail of #textart in #blackandwhite , #booklaunch #comingsoon

From chapter 2 of I Need Space by Eryk Wenziak, close enough to see the bleed of the typewriter ink#magnified #magnifiqu...
04/14/2017

From chapter 2 of I Need Space by Eryk Wenziak, close enough to see the bleed of the typewriter ink

#magnified #magnifique #typewriterart or #typewriterpoetry ? #upclose and #personality of the #word #arc

This week we're looking close at three more pages from Eryk Wenziak's "I Need Space", you can put your own copy under th...
04/13/2017

This week we're looking close at three more pages from Eryk Wenziak's "I Need Space", you can put your own copy under the magnifying glass if you join us at the launch on April 28th, 6-9pm at BROOKLYNWORKS at 159.

#theletterq #upclose #indetail #takeapageoutofmybook📖 #stencilart #dictionary #booklaunch

Our third spring release is the definitive trade edition of Wish For Amnesia by Barbara Rosenthal.It's also launching Ap...
04/11/2017

Our third spring release is the definitive trade edition of Wish For Amnesia by Barbara Rosenthal.

It's also launching April 28th with a special event hosted by Barbara, herself, at Printed Matter!

Our second Spring Release is a book of Photographs by Steven Lipuma. Join us for the #releaseparty on April 28th during ...
04/06/2017

Our second Spring Release is a book of Photographs by Steven Lipuma. Join us for the #releaseparty on April 28th during the #openingreception of The Art of the Multiple

#fineartphotography by #brooklyn #photographer Stephen Lipuma

That moment when the author finally gets to hold his book in hand...#priceless Congratulations, Eryk!You can get yours b...
03/31/2017

That moment when the author finally gets to hold his book in hand...#priceless

Congratulations, Eryk!

You can get yours by pre-order now, just visit our website.

In part 3 of "I Need Space", Eryk Wenziak pushes fragmented assemblages of seemingly unrelated text into a constricted s...
03/30/2017

In part 3 of "I Need Space", Eryk Wenziak pushes fragmented assemblages of seemingly unrelated text into a constricted space that exerts the same pressure as the human heart, the arrangements demanding neither poetic nor concrete reading but rather a reading of the white space itself. #text #orderinchaos #visualpoetry #concretepoetry #blackandwhite #art

Getting #closeup with Oar from Chapter 2 of "I Need Space" by Eryk Wenziak. This is one of our favorites for the way he ...
03/28/2017

Getting #closeup with Oar from Chapter 2 of "I Need Space" by Eryk Wenziak. This is one of our favorites for the way he makes the oar roar! The typed word repetitions in this section pull letters out of chaos but demonstrates the very malleability of their material. #PreOrder now from Deadly Chaps Press

From Part 1 of I Need Space by Eryk Wenziak. The composed stencil photographs revel in their sense of chatic, throbbing ...
03/26/2017

From Part 1 of I Need Space by Eryk Wenziak. The composed stencil photographs revel in their sense of chatic, throbbing noise, yet somehow the letters still find a way to sing. Pre-Order now at Deadly Chaps Press. #preorder #futurism #stencilart #music #art #🎨 #orderinchaos

03/18/2017

Deadly Chaps Press is pleased to announce the first full-length book of Visual Poetry by Eryk Wenziak: I Need Space! Printed in full color and designed by Joseph A. W. Quintela, this book will change the way you look at print. Pre-Order Now: http://s.ripl.com/b3b2s7 #order! Advert via ripl.com

Agape Editions posted a review of Joanna C. Valente's book, "The Gods Are Dead" (Deadly Chaps, 2015) on their blog and s...
09/19/2016

Agape Editions posted a review of Joanna C. Valente's book, "The Gods Are Dead" (Deadly Chaps, 2015) on their blog and said: " The collection subverts what Tarot enthusiasts have come to know about these archetypes (The Magician, The Empress, and so on), but that doesn’t mean you have to know the Tarot to appreciate Valente’s work. This collection shines a light on our shadow selves through these reimagined symbols of self actualization."

Full Review:
https://bloggingthenuminous.com/2016/09/19/tarot-for-nonbelievers-a-review-of-joanna-valentes-the-gods-are-dead/

Order:
http://www.deadlychaps.com/2015/06/joanna-valente-the-gods-are-dead.html

Saturday Night:And Now, No Flip Flops?!?written and performed by Eliza Gibson 9pm | The Secret Theater | 44-02 23rd Stre...
05/12/2016
Interview with Performer Eliza Gibson: 'Lesbian Divorce Happens'

Saturday Night:
And Now, No Flip Flops?!?
written and performed by Eliza Gibson

9pm | The Secret Theater | 44-02 23rd Street | Long Island City
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549838195319227/
TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2544710
Read the NEW INTERVIEW at Luna Luna Magazine:
http://www.lunalunamagazine.com/blog/eliza-gibson

Eliza Gibson knows how to write--and perform. She is currently performing in her newest performance piece "And Now, No Flip Flips?!", which draws from her personal life in a poignant and funny way. She uses humor to tell her story--which is one that is both common and hardly written about--divorce.…

Did you catch the interview of Anthony Cappo (My Beside Radio, 2015) at Luna Luna Magazine?http://www.lunalunamagazine.c...
04/16/2016
Interview with Poet Anthony Cappo on 'My Beside Radio'

Did you catch the interview of Anthony Cappo (My Beside Radio, 2015) at Luna Luna Magazine?

http://www.lunalunamagazine.com/blog/interview-with-poet-anthony-cappo-on-my-beside-radio

BY JOANNA C. VALENTE If there was ever a poet who was dedicated to craft, it would be Anthony Cappo. Recently, his first chapbook “My Bedside Radio,” was published by Deadly Chaps Press--which is a collection that explores the nuances of family dynamics, and what happens when the family structure di…

#GetYours #Today! Deadly Chaps #poet Anthony Cappo is signing copies of My Bedside Radio at our #table in the #bookfair ...
04/02/2016

#GetYours #Today! Deadly Chaps #poet Anthony Cappo is signing copies of My Bedside Radio at our #table in the #bookfair at #awp2016 #LA from 1 to 3pm

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Tonight at AWP in LA!Join us for a happy hour reading featuring Deadly Chaps WritersNicole Callihan, Anthony Cappo & Joa...
03/31/2016

Tonight at AWP in LA!
Join us for a happy hour reading featuring Deadly Chaps Writers
Nicole Callihan, Anthony Cappo & Joanna C. Valente
with special guests Diana Delgado, Richard Larson
& Dawn Lundy Martin

Suede Lounge
Lobby Level of the Westin Bonaventure
Thursday, March 31 6-8
$3 beer $5 well drinks
priceless entertainment

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