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COVID Reading: States of Confinement in Danielle Collobert’s It Then

With the last gasp of summer behind us, the outlook for winter 2021 is grim. As COVID cases surge, states are imposing new restrictions on interactions in public and private spaces. The isolation necessitated by the virus was difficult enough during the first wave; now, after having experienced the exhilaration that came with the bit […]

Off-World Fairy Tales — Now Available at SPD

Off-World Fairy Tales has landed! Susan Bee and Johanna Drucker's third collaboration brings together Bee's vibrant, playful collages with Drucker's speculative poetic stories for intrepid readers of all ages.

Portraits of 2020 Open Call Winners, From left to right: Ada Smailbegović, Elisabeth Houston, Tracie Morris

Announcing the results of Our 2020 Open Call

Litmus Press is thrilled to announce the two manuscripts chosen for publication from our 2020 Open Call for First and Second Books!

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O Books Periodicals Now Available at Jacket2 Reissues

Now on Jacket2 Reissues: from Leslie Scalapino, 4 O Books Anthologies, a single-issue magazine coedited with Rick London called enough, and a four-issue run of a magazine called War and Peace (coedited with Judith Goldman for issues 2–4).

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Simone Fattal discusses The Post-Apollo Press

The first major exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall in 2020 was a comprehensive presentation of the works by the Lebanese-American artist Simone Fattal. Fix Your Gaze on Saturn’s Rings included a selection of publications by Post-Apollo Press, illustrated both by Fattal herself and by her life partner, the poet and painter Etel Adnan. The books presented […]

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Sweet Land, an opera, with libretto co-written by Aja Couchois Duncan & Douglas Kearney

The Arrivals wash up on the shore. They make contact with another civilization they call “the Hosts.” And from there, the story splinters, following diverging perspectives. Starting as a procession through the LA State Historic Park, Sweet Land becomes an opera that erases itself. The company that created Invisible Cities and Hopscotch, now brings you a grotesque historical pageant […]

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Bewildered by Love and Longing: An Interview

Jane Clark and Cecilia Twinch talk to translator Michael A. Sells and to artist and publisher Simone Fattal, who has produced the book Bewildered for The Post Apollo Press. Originally published in Beshara Magazine, Issue 10 2018.     Cecilia: Michael, these English versions of poems from Translation of Desires have been a work in […]

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Aufgabe, 2001–2014 (ed. E. Tracy Grinnell et al.) | Jacket2

Aufgabe, 2001–2014 (ed. E. Tracy Grinnell et al.) The task of recounting the work of Aufgabe is formidable. Founding editor E. Tracy Grinnell initiated the magazine in the Bay Area in 1999. Over the next fifteen years, Aufgabe has featured seventy editors, roughly 700 writers, nearly 150 translators, and twenty artists from twenty-three countries. The […]

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