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I, Caustic

I, Caustic is the first English-language translation of Amazigh Moroccan author Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s Moi, l’aigre (Éditions du Seuil, 1970). Once hailed as the “Rimbaud of the Maghreb,” Khaïr-Eddine is widely considered a titan of avant-garde literature…
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Jake Syersak

Jake Syersak is the author of the poetry books Mantic Compost and Yield Architecture. He is also the translator of several books by Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine. The recipient of a 2021 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant…
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Featured Open Poetics Edition

From A to Z

Open Poetics is a digital publication project created in partnership with CUNY’s Manifold Scholarship, an open-access web and e-book publishing platform built for collaborative reading. Open Poetics titles accommodate in-text links to images, videos and external literary materials…
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New & Noteworthy

Standard American English
By EL_S_TH H__ST_ON
Body Was
By Isabelle Garron
Translated by Eléna Rivera
Journey to Mount Tamalpais, 2nd Ed.
By Etel Adnan

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Posted October 25, 2022

Standard American English - NYC Book Launch!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th Please join us for an East Coast book launch of EL_S_TH H__ST_ON aka Elisabeth Houston's Standard American English (Litmus Press, 2022). Reading and performance by EL_S_TH H__ST_ON aka Elisabeth Houston aka baby. Doors at 7pm. Performance starts 7:30pm. @ FiveMyles 558 St Johns ...

Posted July 16, 2022

Feminist Bookstore News & The Post-Apollo Press

Part I: All the News... It arrived between four and six times a year, a 7-by-8.5-inch, saddle-stitched booklet with colored card stock covers printed in black ink, holding anywhere between 50 and 150 pages of feminist & queer nerd heaven. Feminist Bookstore News, a trade publication intended for book ...

Posted June 30, 2022

New Teaching Resource: on the poetics of kari edwards

We are thrilled to share the newest resource from our series of educational tools for instructors, students and general readers of experimental poetry. The poetics of kari edwards is a *free* Teaching Guide dedicated to iduna (O Books, 2003) & Bharat ...

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