Probably the biggest news is our own Stuart Kestenbaum is the new Maine Poet Laureate. His titles continue to be popular. This and other news can be found on the new Website.
Other news includes a new review for No Passing Zone also reviewed in the American Book Review, along with Wars Don’t Happen Anymore and links to that review, as well as poems appearing in journals, are on the Website page. Take a look at the new Website with new navigation features like drop-down menus, pages for author’s info and books, and of course free shipping in the US when you order from the Website. In the past 16 months, twelve new titles have been added to the list, so check out the quality work.
Lots of new books from 2015 & 2016: check the site for the latest titles
The Vagabond’s Book Shelf by Dawn Potter
Wars Don’t happen Anymore by Sarah White
Descent & Other Poems
The Conversation by Dawn Potter
A Passing by Joan Siegel
Beautiful Day by JR Solonche
Middle of the Night prose & poetry by HC Hsu
Once It Stops by Florence Fogelin Cover photo by Rosamond Orford
Yellow Horses by Martin Steingesser
The Congress of Human Oddities by Teresa Carson
The World Disguised as This One by Mimi White
Richard Kostelanetz’s FictionFields: Microscopic Narratives, is a completely new rendition of a form that he has done before. The typography presented in this project, using many typefaces and styles, creates an entirely new experience for new and existing readers of Richard’s work. The pages themselves breath between static-linear and spiraling-shifting shapes, but each word or group of words (no more than three) stands alone, with unique stories and a separate set of stimuli to the imagination, “bestowing conceptional resonances the words wouldn’t otherwise have.”
A prolific and venerated artist, Richard Kostelanetz is a figurehead, writer, artist, critic, and editor, all of which he does prolifically with his unique sense of the avant-garde. He is one of a few creatives who have refused to impose their biographies on the work itself, who chose to let the work stand-alone as objects, disconnected from the author’s own experience. Art, or literature for that matter, as Richard would say, must be left to interact with the world on its own terms, and should be recognized by itself. This idea is more evident in this new work, which is now available on our website.
Here is a preview of pages on issuu
Here is a video / interview that introduces Richard, his work and ideas.