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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 […]

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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 […]

“A Many-Textured Extravaganza”: Collective reading of Hearing, co-sponsored by The Poetry Center and Litmus Press

On May 15th, Litmus partnered with The Poetry Center to celebrate the long-awaited release of Hearing, the second collaboration by Lyn Hejinian and Leslie Scalapino and follow-up to their 1999 collaborative book Sight. For this virtual event, eleven poets joined Lyn in reciting from Hearing. Readers included E. Tracy Grinnell, Michael Cross, Lindsay Choi, Simone […]

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Fab Femme Collab: Susan Bee and Johanna Drucker at PMVABF

  “Fab Femme Collab: Three Artists’ Books by Johanna Drucker and Susan Bee” was a celebration of Susan Bee and Johanna Drucker’s history as collaborators, as well as their most recent publications, Off-World Fairy Tales (Litmus Press, 2020). The event took place at the Printer Matter Virtual Art Book Fair (PMVABF) on February 27, 2021, […]

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LAMENT; Or, The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well @ Digital Trash

            On show until DEC. 7, Digital Trash raises questions about what counts as “trash” and how digital technology is impacting the environment. Jennifer Scappettone  and collaborators Abraham Avnisan and Judd Morrissey have an immersive installation in this show called LAMENT; Or, The Mine Has Been Opened Up Well. LAMENT is […]

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