Monday, April 21, 2008

Alan Davies Book 6

House Press is excited to be publishing Book 6, by Alan Davies. Printed in a run of 200 with navy blue or gray linen covers. While we have them, we'll include an Alan Davies broadside with each purchase. $6 via paypal, includes shipping.

Softer White reprint

We are happy to bring out a reprint of Michael Carr's Softer White. We're completely sold out of the first run, so please take this chance to buy this extraordinary work. $6 via paypal, includes shipping.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Redletter, Red Rover

7pm Friday, April 18th @ Woodland Pattern in Milwaukee. A joint House / Flim event, part of the Redletter Reading Series. Featured readers to include:
Matthew Klane, Barrett Gordon, Eric Unger, and Luke Daly


The following day in Chicago:

7pm Saturday, April 19th
Experiment #20:
A Sing Economy
guest curated by Matthew Klane

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

at the Division Street Dance Loft
735 W. Division St, 3rd floor
(Division @ Halsted
enter parking lot off of Halsted St)

Tawrin Baker
Jaye Bartell
Barrett Gordon
Jennifer Karmin
Laura Sims
Kevin Thurston

Thursday, April 10, 2008

"The Microwave"

Microwave Johnson was a man.
He never did anybody any harm.
He saw the virtue in vice, believed in faith, and did all a modern man could. . .
He had cats, and talked to them with the greatest of pleasure. . . .

Big Game Books has published Microwave Johnson as Tinyside #50. It's the first Hooter Poem to be published, and like all Tinysides it only costs solamente one peso, so follow your heart on this one. Follow it here.

And look at the other Tinysides in this series, by poets Anna Moschovakis, Adam Deutsch, Aaron Tieger, and Buck Downs. Ms. Moschovakis in particular is a poet who is generous with her rather significant gifts. Andto the extent I know the others (this is EG here), none are likely to do you wrong. Regardez!


Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Spell: issue 4

House Press is excited to announce the release of the dynamic new issue of Spell magazine. Consisting of equal parts textual and visual poetry, this issue brings together contributors who provide unique perspectives of ways forward.


Alan May / Tom Wegrzynowski
Michael Slosek
Andrew Hughes
Nico Vassilakis
Sarah Menefee
Jessica Wickens
Jesse Ferguson
Kevin Mcpherson Eckhoff
Aaron Lowinger
Catherine Daly
Michael Carr
cover art: Scott Shanley

A poem by Michael Slosek from the issue:

From Kafka to Kleist
for aa

To a body, unaccomplished in sleep
a wreath is held
"To the best of their house"

brought back to the slaughter's art:

"This city, owned by a glove
of chosen hands, larger each pull apart.
1911 - a spider crawls over your eyes.
I waif in the strength to die."

So sparing us -
the cold breathing.
The weight climbing around a denser world

as obstacles to an inner orbit.
An amulet with arms around itself.

Spell is available for trade or a five dollar check only. Items for trade / checks may be sent to:

c/o Eric Unger
3540 N. Lowell Ave.
Apt. 1L
Chicago, IL 60641

b.g.'s evening

newer face on a brand new book, evening, by barrett gordon. in 5 evening colors. perfect-bound. $10.

or, send a lil cheq:
1359 n. maplewood ave, 2f
chicago, il 60622