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“This heartbreaking, experimental cycle of surrealist poems by Elisabeth Houston is a helluva ride in the Kathy Acker tradition of Blood and Guts in High School
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kari edwards

kari edwards (December 2, 1954 – December 2, 2006) is the author of  having been blue for charity, obedience, iduna, a day in the life of p., and, posthumously, Succubus in My Pocket and Bharat jiva …
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kari edwards

This special bundle includes iduna, Bharat jiva, NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards, and 2 broadsides…
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New & Noteworthy

Edited by Sarah Riggs, Alisha Mascarenhas
Body Was
By Isabelle Garron
Translated by Eléna Rivera
Journey to Mount Tamalpais, 2nd Ed.
By Etel Adnan

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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 06, 2022

From A-Z by Etel Adnan: on Small Press Publishing and our second digital-critical edition.

is it is it is it that you prefer the raven and the cow to me ie: the language and the cloud? Etel Adnan, from "From A ...

Posted April 18, 2022

READ: A Journal of Inter-Translation

Today marks the launch of our new digital publication READ #9, edited by Sarah Riggs and Alisha Mascarenhas. READ #9: A Journal of Inter-Translation inaugurates our collaboration with Tamaas, a cross-cultural arts organization that brings together ...

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