Insert Blanc Press is excited to announce the release of three new titles in our Manifestoh! series edited by David Shook, including a new full color, bilingual edition of Slap in the Face: Four Russian Futurist Manifestos translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk; Aeroplane by Kyn. Taniya translated from the Spanish by Anthony Seidman and David Shook; and Abecedary by Pablo Jofré translated from the Spanish by David Shook.
Find additional information below on each title plus audio recordings from the launch event on June 24th, 2017 at the Poetic Research Bureau.
All titles are currently available and shipping immediately!
Abecedary by Pablo Jofré Translated from Spanish by David Shook with a prologue by Will Alexander Paperback, Bilingual edition, 84 pages, $14.00
“Jofré’s vision empowers his alchemical expression, swirling as it does his personal monsoon of droplets that casts spells seemingly closer in technique to the creative dossiers of Enrique Lihn and Nicanor Parra. Abecedary condenses via poetic semaphore lingual neutron stars penultimate to incalculable eruption.” —Will Alexander, from the Prologue: Quantum Lingual Deftness
Pablo Jofré’s alphabet begins with Abyss and travels through Caravan, Jewel, and Narcolepsy before arriving at Xenophobia, charting the Berlin-based Chilean poet's obsessive exploration of the world around him through the lens of politics, relationships, and travel. Awarded the Gabriela Mistral Chilean National Literature Contest for his book Abecedario originally in Spanish, this English-language edition, Abecedary, is supported by the Chilean government's prestigious National Council of Arts and Culture Translation Support Grant.
Aeroplane by Kyn. Taniya Translated from Spanish by Anthony Seidman and David Shook Paperback, Bilingual edition, 190 pages, $14.00
“Kyn. Taniya exposed the relationship between modernity and the avant-garde. His speed and calm, his temporality and permanence, his economy and spatiality, his visualness and sound, his humor and science bear witness to the changes and contradictions of his era. That’s where his importance resides: poetic exaltation as description of mood, prediction, and perfume traversing minds like the globe as it spins. Luckily, Kyn. Taniya’s work found David Shook and Anthony Seidman, two poet-translators who understand the social, political, emotional, and sarcastic currents of the work of this aviator and Mexican poet. The translators revel—like hummingbirds in nectar—in the reconstruction of Kyn. Taniya’s language, with all its glint and rhythm, its ideology and melancholy.” —Giancarlo Huapaya
Slap in the Face Four Russian Futurist Manifestos Translated from Russian by Boris Dralyuk Paperback, Full Color, Bilingual edition, 62 pages, $14.00
“These four manifestos of Russian Futurism, charting key points in the rapid unfolding of the Russian avant-garde, provoke the appreciative bourgeoisie while declaring the liberation of the word, the phoneme, and even the grapheme! Dralyuk’s brisk, inventive translations convey the energy and rowdiness of the original.” —Eugene Ostashevsky
Church of the Epiphany 2808 Altura St. Los Angeles, CA 90031
Anne Boyer is a poet, essayist, and art school professor in Kansas City. A book of hers came out this year – Garments Against Women – that is mostly about what it isn't. Lately she's been writing about life and death, care and precarity, data and nothingness, and the administration of a body under trial. This is her first reading in Los Angeles.
Over the past 10 years Insert Blanc has done quite a lot and more, but we've only done one fundraising campaign before at our 5 year anniversary celebration. In the past decade we have grown well beyond a typical literary or arts press and branched out in a number of new and exciting directions. Now, we need your help to do it even better going forward.
At Insert Blanc Press General Projects we like to make videos and throw events and make videos of those events and also make sculpture gardens and fill those sculpture gardens with things and maybe throw an event and make a video.
General Projects first "Hit Vid" was Poetry is Dead, I Killed It. from a few years ago - and right at the top of this post. We still think it's pretty great.
And then ... we worked with Joseph Mosconi and a whole lot of other people, including a makeup artist, a set designer and costume designer, and a couple different filmmakers, and an awesome editor, and some great actors! to make Fright Catalog the movie - as seen below.
Since then we've made a habit of making videos of things like book launches, readings and events, like the video of the performances at the launch party for Ben White's artist monograph Ruin Upon Ruin ...
We've also had the good fortune to work with artists like Erica Ryan Stallones to make a book trailer for Todd Collins book For God ...
Insert Blanc Press Seeking Editorial Assistants and Interns
Insert Blanc Press is currently seeking a editorial assistants and interns. We've got a couple brilliant editorial assistants, find out more about them on ourAboutpage, and maybe you can be a brilliant intern too. Please post and share this widely and be in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Insert Blanc Press offers you a glimpse into the secret insides of small press art and literary publishing from various different perspectives. As an Insert Blanc assistant you will be at the center of the day-to-day workings of a small press, assisting with editorial decisions, book design and production, copy-editing and proof-reading. You will gain the experience of ushering work from initial idea to fully realized, beautifully produced and finalized project. You will also have the opportunity to assist in event planning for readings, special events and press benefits. You will gain a holistic perspective of the arts and literary landscape in Los Angeles as well as nationally and further abroad while working on publicity & marketing to promote Insert Blanc Press' various books, art series and other media projects. You will assist in developing print projects through press releases, tracking and logging reviews and you will work with and help to develop the press' media assets to create web content, web updates and newsletters while building out various social networking platforms. You will gain a broad understanding of the publishing world while submitting books and publications for awards and working to increase book sales through developing partnerships with art and literary bookstores worldwide and locally while reaching out to larger institutions to encourage them to support the press and become subscribing members.
Please be in touch thru email@example.com and in a few short paragraphs explain why you want to be an assistant for Insert Blanc Press. Interest in contemporary art and literature is a must and so are excellent writing and communication skills. Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator andor Photoshop and some familiarity with audio/video editing is a big plus. Those with adept abilities in the social media sphere are also sought after.
This position requires the ability to meet face-to-face and so any Insert Blanc assistant must live in Los Angeles and be willing to meet in the Lincoln Heights area on a periodic basis.
Saturday April 11th, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30pm The Acadia acadiapub.com 329 Cedar Ave Minneapolis, MN 55454 Harold Abramowitz Amanda Ackerman Teresa Carmody Andrew Choate Michelle Detorie Ian Hatcher Elaine Kahn Hilary Kaplan Chelsea Hodson Alexandra Naughton David Shook Mathew Timmons Colin Winnette
closing with special musical guests: Ron and Nicole's Superfolkrawkexplosionsauce
The Acadia is in the cedar riverside neighborhood on the "west bank" right across the river from UofM and it's a very busy neighborhood lots of bars restaurants etc (the acadia has food btw and a full bar) parking may be difficult but it's only 2 miles from the awp convention center - if you have a car it's a 10 minute drive - a cab ride would be relatively easy (tho I’m not sure how easy it is to hail a cab) - andor there is a bus #22 or the green line to get there by transit - also Minneapolis has Lyft (and Uber - but use Lyft!)
Please join us to celebrate Insert Blanc Press General Projects Launch Fall 2014 with readings from Allison Carter and Todd Collins, an artwork by Jason Kunke and the World Premiere screening of Fright Catalog (the movie). Reception to begin at 8pm; readings, performances and screenings to begin at 9pm.
“Allison Carter’s narratives are virtuostic in craft and scope. Her quiet, simple lines betray a pressure and seem to boil at times. There is universal truth: ‘And then the zeitgeist we/became strictly inseparable/or so I thought.’ There is also great humor and precision, ‘But babies come from many places/and they are easy to grab at/through the rattling branches.’ Her poetry is an all-around pleasure to read, and it stays with me, like a consoling friend.”—Noelle Kocot
"Todd Collins is a stone-original among wannabes, with a sacred-profane vision fractured like a stained-glass window or vandalized mirror. This is brilliant neo-noir fiction searching for a shadow that’s worthy of it."—Steve Erickson (author of These Dreams of You and Zeroville, Europa Editions)
Dispersal Order (Dazzler) by Jason Kunke is a photograph of a mimeograph stencil. The stencil is of an image taken from a riot control manual, and is photographed lit only with a quasi-legal, 100mW, 532nm, green laser. Lasers like these are used by law enforcement for non-lethal crowd control and order management, disorienting or temporarily blinding unruly mobs. Here, the laser is used as an artistic medium, illuminating and documenting an order to disperse.
"Fright Catalog by Joseph Mosconi is realism, and we’re fucked. ... The funny (and I mean Beckett “funny”) thing about Fright Catalog is that most of it is everyday circumstance in the key of the histrionic: “Wonder that on/my rotten cabin/ponders a baptism/in the warm piss/of slaughtered children.” Welcome to our state of permanent war. What’s actually scary about most metal is that it’s a bunch of pissed off white guys with bloodlust. And that, truly, should scare the shit out of anyone."—Kim Calder, The Volta