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The Cloud Notebook

Ada Smailbegović’s debut poetry collection, The Cloud Notebook, is a long poem that unfolds from the narrative instability and fracturing that occurs from experiences of forced displacement and war, and also from configurations of gender and power…
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Tracie Morris

Tracie Morris is writer/editor of several books and is a poet, professor, performer, voice teacher and theorist. She has presented her work extensively throughout the world. Morris holds an MFA in poetry from CUNY Hunter College, a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, and studied British Acting technique at the Royal Academy of Dramatic ...
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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

I, Caustic
By Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine
Translated by Jake Syersak
Standard American English
Body Was
By Isabelle Garron
Translated by Eléna Rivera

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Posted March 16, 2023

Shooting the Moon: I, Caustic and the Labor of Revolution

I, Caustic, the first English-language edition of Moroccan writer Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s Moi, l’aigre (Éditions du Seuil, 1970), translated by Jake Syersak, raises a mobilizing cry against colonization and state violence, weaving drama, historical narrative, and literary manifesto together to incite revolution through poetics. The ...

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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