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Joan Retallack reads from BOSCH'D in a room in front of a bookcase for Segue Series on Zoom

Happy Birthday, BOSCH’D!

“Who among us doesn’t long for magic. / Who among us truly understands the decimal system.” — Joan Retallack, from “The Magic Rule of 9” Happy Birthday BOSCH’D!! One year ago today, on April 1st, Joan Retallack’s inimitable BOSCH’D launched with humor and gravitas into the midst of a year that would, like our love […]

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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, […]

page from Off-World Fairy Tales shows excerpt from a story with image of an eye and a cluster of stars

Susan Bee and Johanna Drucker at BOMB Magazine

In this interview at BOMB Magazine, Susan Bee and Johanna Drucker discuss their most recent collaboration, Off-World Fairy Tales (Litmus Press, 2020), fantasy as a mode of political resistance, feminism and play, science fiction and poetry, friendship, and more: Johanna Drucker: In our other collaborations, the concept for the book framed the development of the texts and […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

Three author photos in a row: the first shows Ada Smailbegovic standing outside, the next photo is of Tracie Morris, and the last is a picture of Elmo as a visual alias for author Elisabeth Houston

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 for Aufgabe10_2011. Mosaic pattern with a rainbow of many small squares.

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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