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Image of artwork by Youmna Chlala titled How Many Tongues Does It Take to Make a Colour, 2018. A purple neon sign that reads here we cut tongues hangs on a simple wooden structure. One sees an open sea and hills through the stucture.

Youmna Chlala on Multilingualism, Text & Image in The Paper Camera

Here’s a snippet from Mónica de la Torre’s interview of Youmna Chlala at BOMB Magazine: Mónica de la Torre: You’re a polyglot working with multiple languages—verbal (French, English, Arabic), two-dimensional (drawing, photography, film), and three-dimensional (performance, sculptures, installations). You bring some of these together in The Paper Camera, which intersperses film stills of urban exteriors and […]

Place magazine homepage for issue number three showing contributors' names in a column on the left and a grid of colored squares on the right

Experimental Writing and Beyond — Joan Retallack Interviewed at Place

The following is an excerpt from Jan Baetens’ interview with Joan Retallack, “Experimental Writing and Beyond An interview with Joan Retallack,” in the January 2021 issue of Place magazine. Baetens:  …[Y]ou repeatedly draw attention to a certain analogy between scientific experimentation and poetic writing. The scope of this analogy seems clear, but what are the […]

A screenshot of Zoom call in gallery view, titled "Joan Retallack - BOSCH'D Reading & Discussion." From top left and moving clockwise, Forrest Gander, E. Tracy Grinnell, Fred Moten, Joan Retallack, and Mónica de la Torre are smiling.

BOSCH’D – A Dialogue in the Swamp w/ Retallack, Moten, de la Torre, and Gander

Joan Retallack’s poetry collection, BOSCH’D—fables, moral tales & other awkward constructions, reminds us of the beauty that can be found when relinquishing what we can’t control and of the rejuvenation that comes from realizing the possibility of our own actions. My journey through the many worlds of BOSCH’D began with a digital launch recording hosted […]

Danielle Collobert author photo; black and white image with author's chin resting in her hand

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 […]

cream colored rectangle with eyes, a mouth, and legs radiates golden stars and stands on a yello brick road that leads to an upside down rainmoe with green arrow coming out each end

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!

cover of O Three, War edited by Leslie Scalapino, dark grey background with small cut-out white squares with handwritten blue and red writing

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).

Simone Fattal contributor photo, indoors in front of painting with a red half-circle

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 […]

Michael Sells and Simone Fattal contributor photo, sitting at a metal table outside reading from a printer paper packet in front of hedge

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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