Trailer I made for Kim Hyesoon’s SORROWTOOTHPASTE MIRRORCREAM—a collection of poems translated by Don Mee Choi.

(Now available from Action Books)

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[Click] to watch the trailer for Kim Hyesoon’s SORROWTOOTHPASTE MIRRORCREAM—a collection of poems translated by Don Mee Choi

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Head over to Hyperallergic for Christine Shan Shan Hou’s great review of Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream: "[Kim] Hyesoon’s fearless poetics suggests a grossly visceral alternative to the capitalist world. These poems conjure both feelings of desire and disgust, awe and repulsion. I want to read more. I need it. Please stop. Don’t stop. You make me sick."[ … ]"In each poem, Choi establishes a commanding cadence that is particular to the tone of each poem. Often words and phrases are repeated, not to lull the mind but to keep it alive, like carefully administered electroshocks."

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Head over to Hyperallergic for Christine Shan Shan Hou’s great review of Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream

"[Kim] Hyesoon’s fearless poetics suggests a grossly visceral alternative to the capitalist world. These poems conjure both feelings of desire and disgust, awe and repulsion. I want to read more. I need it. Please stop. Don’t stop. You make me sick."

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"In each poem, Choi establishes a commanding cadence that is particular to the tone of each poem. Often words and phrases are repeated, not to lull the mind but to keep it alive, like carefully administered electroshocks."

50 reasons to check out Sam Pink’s latest book: Witch Piss

50 reasons to check out Sam Pink’s latest book: Witch Piss

Last night Joyelle McSweeney introduced the University of Notre Dame to Claire Denis’s Les salauds / Bastards (2013). I thought it was superb—can’t wait to see more of her work. This film only has a 64% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes (which I find hysterical) and most of the ‘rotten’ descriptions sound more like descriptions of films I typically enjoy:

"It could be that genre fans or French cinema enthusiasts may be engaged, but the murky visuals and non-linear nature of the narrative left me cold."

"as answers pile up, so too do the cracks in Denis’ atmosphere-over-all-else plotting …"

"The movie ends where it might have begun, and merely states mysteries that remain unexplored."

And then someone from whatever “Film School Rejects is wrote:

"a rather salacious, sexy premise, fails to get the pulse racing"

RIGHT, BECAUSE I’M PRETTY DAMN CERTAIN THAT “SEXY” WAS NOT THE FILMMAKER’S INTENT. FUCK.

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The Yolo Pages official trailer

The trailer for The Yolo Pages has just dropped and this means that you should invest two and a half minutes of your life into watching it. You will be convinced. View at your peril! Spooky contents!

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Wow here’s a super extensive review of various recent Action Books projects: "Sugar, like pornography, is a contested pleasure, an obscene luxury predicated on invisible labour. Each of these three books reproduces elements of pornographic representation to political and aesthetic effect, and each books offers a critique and celebration of excess and decay."read the full article @ 3:AM Magazine

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Wow here’s a super extensive review of various recent Action Books projects:

"Sugar, like pornography, is a contested pleasure, an obscene luxury predicated on invisible labour. Each of these three books reproduces elements of pornographic representation to political and aesthetic effect, and each books offers a critique and celebration of excess and decay."

read the full article @ 3:AM Magazine

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Stunning anatomic dresses from  Shih Chien University‘s fashion students exhibition. 

(via oh-live)

“PQRS is a mess of genre, mixed media, and script; it is both part poem and part critical essay. In his notes, Patrick Durgin explicitly states that sections of this piece were taken from his other works, lifted wholesale and placed after the speaking colon. This is a kind of conceptualism: take the genre and fill it until it exceeds its own boundaries and becomes something else, or something several. 
What does it mean when our work is easily archived, searched, collated, cut apart, pasted back together, quantified, shared, compressed, leaked, and otherwise shifted from one place to another? Its materiality is questioned, since material things aren’t supposed to be that mutable, although maybe that’s naive. Still, what does it mean when our genres are wholly pierced through and bled out? According to PQRS, it means nothing. Or, it means only possibility. In this demi-play, Durgin uses the form of a play’s speaking action to build deep trenches between what is being said, who is doing the speaking, and the origin of those words.”[Click] to read Drew’s full article via Fanzine

PQRS is a mess of genre, mixed media, and script; it is both part poem and part critical essay. In his notes, Patrick Durgin explicitly states that sections of this piece were taken from his other works, lifted wholesale and placed after the speaking colon. This is a kind of conceptualism: take the genre and fill it until it exceeds its own boundaries and becomes something else, or something several.

What does it mean when our work is easily archived, searched, collated, cut apart, pasted back together, quantified, shared, compressed, leaked, and otherwise shifted from one place to another? Its materiality is questioned, since material things aren’t supposed to be that mutable, although maybe that’s naive. Still, what does it mean when our genres are wholly pierced through and bled out? According to PQRS, it means nothing. Or, it means only possibility. In this demi-play, Durgin uses the form of a play’s speaking action to build deep trenches between what is being said, who is doing the speaking, and the origin of those words.”

[Click] to read Drew’s full article via Fanzine

you’re invited. cosmic wolves and poems. and prose.

you’re invited. cosmic wolves and poems. and prose.

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Johannes writes, "This past weekend I went to Detroit to give a reading at the Salt and Cedar press, and it got me to thinking about ‘ruin porn’ again, a pet topic of mine. As probably all of you know, ‘ruin porn’ is the phrase used to condemn beautiful photographs of the ruins of Detroit (though I’ve also seen it on a local level, photographs of the ruins of South Bend at the local museum interestingly)"[Click] to continue reading

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Johannes writes, "This past weekend I went to Detroit to give a reading at the Salt and Cedar press, and it got me to thinking about ‘ruin porn’ again, a pet topic of mine. As probably all of you know, ‘ruin porn’ is the phrase used to condemn beautiful photographs of the ruins of Detroit (though I’ve also seen it on a local level, photographs of the ruins of South Bend at the local museum interestingly)"

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In case you didn’t know Abe Smith has all the genius. If you’re wondering where it went."why how did we how come move the sweet confidant campfire into the sweeter nested into the sweeter rests of the dead and dig a cave there and roast the cruel the missteppers there  pretty pretty beautiful in their fuego throes gifted feathers answer dark hair attention bolt gold roots of fire foretell the flower garden gonzo with not meant surprised that’s not mint? rune o’ wild onion “[Click] to continue reading

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In case you didn’t know Abe Smith has all the genius. If you’re wondering where it went.

"why how did we how come move the sweet confidant campfire

into the sweeter nested into the sweeter rests of the dead

and dig a cave there

and roast the cruel the missteppers there

pretty pretty beautiful in their fuego throes

gifted feathers answer dark

hair attention bolt gold

roots of fire foretell the flower

garden gonzo with not meant

surprised that’s not mint? rune o’ wild onion “

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Friends, here’s the 2006 debut that started it all. Volume 1, Issue 1 of Action, Yes featured Aase Berg poems (trans. by Johannes Göransson) accompanied by Tom Benson collages, five “multi-celled” poems by Crystal Curry, some apocalypse poems by Clayton Eshleman, a click-through supply of Love Letters to Kiki Courage by Derek Finner, a number of playing cards you’ll need to flip over to read via Brent Hendricks, five Vladimír Holan poems translated by Josef Horáček and Lara Glenum, a St. Petersburg Hotel Series by Cathy Park Hong, U.S. Post Modern Office Homes Inc. comics by Matt Madden, a collection of Clément Pansaers poems translated by Michael Hays Sanchez, and an excerpt from Nathalie Stephens' Touch to Affliction.


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"Nobody should need to know whether a poem is important or permanent before allowing him or herself to get renovated by it."[Click] to read the full article

"Nobody should need to know whether a poem is important or permanent before allowing him or herself to get renovated by it."

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april fools is not fun y no moretext by Steve Roggenbuck