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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 Jiva (Litmus Press, 2009). The guide was made in collaboration with poets, editors and […]

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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 to Z”   Welcome to the new digital-critical edition of Etel Adnan‘s From A to Z (originally published by The Post-Apollo Press, 1982) in collaboration with CUNY […]

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 poets of diverse origins, languages and generations through annual translation seminars. These seminars invite writers to work in pairs […]

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Translation as Invitation: a workshop & reading

Litmus Press + Torn Page present Translation as Invitation: a workshop & reading w/ Isabelle Garron Eléna Rivera & Sarah Riggs Sunday, April 3rd, 2-5 pm EST In-person translation workshop from 2-3:15 pm EST at Torn Page: 435 W22nd Street, New York, NY 10011 Followed by a student reading, and a reading by Isabelle Garron […]

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An Evening of Poetry for Etel Adnan: Light’s New Measure & Journey To Mount Tamalpais

  Where are we? In the middle, at the beginning, the end? Who is we, is it you plus me, or something else expandable, explosive, the salt and pepper of our thoughts the something that may outlast our divinities? – Etel Adnan in There (The Post-Apollo Press, 1997)   This Winter the Guggenheim presented Etel […]

New Litmus Reader Resource: The Aja Couchois Duncan Teaching Guide

With an interest in exploring the generative possibilities of digital learning tools that will be a boon to teachers even in a post-pandemic future, Litmus has spent the last couple years reimagining its role in the webosphere. So far, our efforts have culminated in two distinct projects: Open Poetics, an open-access digital book series, and […]

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Celebrating Aja Couchois Duncan’s Vestigial & Indigenous People’s Day | Alta Mesa Center for the Arts

Aja Couchois Duncan’s Vestigial, the follow-up to her 2016 Litmus book Restless Continent, was released on August 30th. To celebrate the launch of Vestigial—a poetic narrative “exploring evolution, biomedicine, gender, lust, climate change and loneliness”— Duncan joined poet James Thomas Stevens in a virtual reading and conversation hosted by the Alta Mesa Center for the […]

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Memnoir by Joan Retallack: on Manifold Scholarship and the launch of our first digital-critical edition

“see that shadow on the wall that’s you childhood initiates the child into senses hungers proclivities expectations exhaustions anxieties terrors horrors humors the experience of experiencing all that’s pointed out and then the noisy silent rushes telescoping in and out i.e. stops and starts ruptures and surprises surprise surprise guess what’s inside” Joan Retallack, from […]

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Book Launch: CLAMOR / CLAMEUR

On Sunday, June 6th, 2021, Wendy’s Subway hosted Litmus Press for a bilingual reading and book launch of Hocine Tandjaoui’s Clamor, translated by Olivia C. Harrison and Teresa Villa-Ignacio. Introduced by E. Tracy Grinnell and Amanda Monti. This free, online event took place on Zoom and was streamed on Youtube. Hocine Tandjaoui’s semi-autobiographical prose poem, Clameur, […]

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Hocine Tandjaoui reads from Clamor at Ivy Writers Paris

Hocine Tandjaoui reads from Clameur with Olivia C. Harrison and Teresa Villa-Ignacio reading from their translation, Clamor (Litmus Press, 2021), for Ivy Writers Paris on May 19, 2021. Hocine prefaces the reading with a brief story about the origins of Clameur: C’est un texte qui c’est imposée à moi, suite à quelque chose de très […]

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