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Let Them Eat Cake by Ginger Lukas, 2018

 

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Let Them Eat Cake by Ginger Lukas.
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Invisible Cities by Paul Vogel, 2015

The poems in Invisible Cities mix iconography of local commerce and artifacts with the sordid universality of online interactions to create an assumed familiarity and community with the reader. Hand-sewn Japanese stab binding with pink, green, or blue twine (chosen at random). Printed on appropriated corporate letterhead with a metallic-pearled white cover. Limited edition of 50 copies. … Continue reading Invisible Cities by Paul Vogel, 2015

Spheres + Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror Projected on My Wall by Jonny Lohr, 2016

SPHERES is essays on music produced as a zine, complete with stolen paper and borrowed copier. The covers are calligraphed gold text over Kinkos. Self-portrait takes inspiration from Ashbery, and also Clark Coolidge’s The Crystal Text and Craig Dworkin’s reboot of The Crystal Text, the poems show a writer placing themselves inside the larger implications … Continue reading Spheres + Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror Projected on My Wall by Jonny Lohr, 2016

don't read this if you already want to die by Alice Ladrick

don’t read this if you already want to die by Alice Ladrick, 2016

don’t read this… is sustained meditation within fluorescent-glowing bleakness. Notes jotted down between eavesdropping on one sided phone calls and whispering back their traumas. Alice Ladrick’s poems notate a long and grey winter spent working as a transcriptionist, a winter of accidental deaths, ignored bomb threats, and further corporate dehumanization. The winter is met with wit, … Continue reading don’t read this if you already want to die by Alice Ladrick, 2016

PINKpoems by Jayme Russell

PINKpoems by Jayme Russell, 2017

PINKpoems creates a subject that is simultaneously objectified and personified. A meditation on a burning Barbie figure; the body is dolled and further reduced to pieces and chemical reactions. The doll is recreated to humanity as the distorted body image the Barbie inspires. This cycle repeats, building to a final ecstatic refrain. Hand-sewn, using hand-dyed thread … Continue reading PINKpoems by Jayme Russell, 2017

Selected Poems of Xu Lizhi (1990-2014)

Retail Labor Series

Selected Poems of Xu Lizhi (1990-2014) Xu Lizhi (translated by Friends of Nao), 2018 Xu Lizhi’s poems emerged amid the media coverage of workers at Chinese tech factories jumping to their deaths—a rash of tragedies whose cause was crystallized in the behemoth company Foxconn’s crass solution of erecting nets. Xu’s poetry gives a voice to … Continue reading Retail Labor Series