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Wednesday
Apr252018

TRANSCENDENT TOPOLOGIES: Structuralism and Visual Writing by TOM HIBBARD

Is Structuralism a useful tool for engaging with the new visual poetry? Thomas Hibbard thinks so and this book is the fascinating and thoughtful result. As Jim Leftwich says in his Afterword, thinking about visual poetry is as good a way as any of understanding the world we live in: “Tom Hibbard's book, TRANSCENDENT TOPOLOGIES: STRUCTURALISM AND VISUAL WRITING, is as political as you are. It has no other choice. Read it and take notes (handwritten notes, like James Comey and his associates). Track down the books he writes about. Teach yourself how to do what the authors of those books do . Write essays about their work, about your work, about Tom Hibbard's work, about James Comey's work, Michael Cohen's work. Visual writing is trying to teach us one thing, over and over, in a thousand different ways: we live in a shifting constellation; we must read it and write it that way.”

$15

ISBN 9781938521454

 

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Thursday
Jan182018

Tres tresss trisss trieesss tril trilssss: Transmutations of César Vallejo, by Jim Letfwich

Tres tresss trisss trieesss tril trilssss: Transmutations of César Vallejo

by Jim Leftwich

 

Jim Leftwich’s transmutations (not translations) of the poetry of César Vallejo are nothing short of brilliant. They feel more Vallejo in English than any previous translations ever have. Vallejo is certainly, bar none, among the greatest poets of the 20th century. Human, more than immediately human, tortured, both baroque and surreal, and lyrical beyond compare, his poetry defies translation, so difficult does it appear at times. This is especially the case with his early work Trilce (Tres tresss trisss treesss tril trilssss, Leftwich's title has it). Claimed by the surrealists as a master in that genre, Vallejo is that and more than that, opaque as Góngora or bittersweetly acerbic as Lorca, the complexity of his language and imagery find few parallels. Leftwich has created a Vallejo more Vallejo than Vallejo at times. These transmutations have all the speed, energy and enigmatic beauty of the originals on which they are based. - Ivan Argüelles

 

$11.00 US

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Thursday
Dec282017

LAGARTO DE MI CORAZÓN by IVAN ARGÜELLES

Ivan Argüelles, Lagarto de mi Corazón

y poseemos nomás la mente vacía del horizonte

sílabas pneumáticas! bailadoras go-go!

no me digas nada más porque me faltan orejas

esto aquí es blanco y eso otro es blanco

y puesto en cima del volcán Popocatepetl

el blanco es aún más blanco que blanco

respiración de diez mil elefantes!

 

El gran vato norteamericano Argüelles aquí nos escribe en una de sus dos lenguas maternas, el español, y es una revelación. - John M. Bennett

 

Poetry in Spanish / Poesía en español

29 pages

$9.00

ISBN 978-1-938521-42-3

 

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Saturday
Sep302017

THE SWEATING LAKE by John M. Bennett

THE SWEATING LAKE

John M. Bennett

233 pp.  $19

ISBN 978-1-938521-41-6

“Poetry”in many experimental or avant modes and voices, and in a mix of languages, sounds, and visualities. John M. Bennett practices a true yet new trans-linguistic art, which is at the same time deeply embedded in language and its history as the primary context of the many layers of human consciousness.  "This is not poetry." -  Jack A. Withers Smote

 

the and

 

osteo mentation ,griminal

inmintation’s sugary shirt

it’s where yr “shshoe” ‘s

debrides a coin a coff a

cabalgata de intonsos de

los sin piel los inde

dictos carrying the tongues

in bloody pockets )your

wheezing collar((

 

napkins ,and a swallowed dirt



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Monday
Sep112017

TWOFOLD SILENCES by Chris Wells

TWOFOLD SILENCES

by Chris Wells

Dos-a-dos visual poetry chapbook.

42 visual poems inspired loosely by Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Silent Noon" from the House of Life sequence. These poems were over 13 years in the making.

 

 

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Luna Bisonte Prods, 137 Leland Ave., Columbus, OH 43214 usa