Alchemy of Species: on Will Alexander’s The Coming Mental Range
For Will Alexander, philosophy “means inquiry into the broadest view, into the most encompassing range, taking into account the known and what is considered to be the unknown.” This malleable and generous approach is also what animates the writer’s poetics, defined by the understanding that “poetry is aboriginal utterance.” The convergence of these two principals […]
Celebrating The Cloud Notebook by Ada Smailbegović in NYC and Providence
Can a sky or a shape that moves at another pace or rhythm be a kind of memorial for another that moves at a pace yet faster or slower than itself? — The Cloud Notebook Brimming with precise and expansive reflections on history, memory, ecology, The Cloud Notebook is finally here! The debut collection […]
Collective Reading & Generative Writing Workshop with Etel Adnan’s From A to Z
Litmus Press and CUNY Manifold present: From A to Z: Collective Reading & generative Writing Workshop w/ Alisha Mascarenhas Lindsey Boldt Sahar Khraibani Hazem Fahmy E. Tracy Grinnell a.Monti Register here Join us for a collective reading of Etel Adnan’s From A to Z: the digital-critical edition available on CUNY Manifold. The reading will […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!
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).