Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring and all

As I work on layout for annie won's chapbook, I have been mulling over the press. What I love best about making chapbooks are the discoveries. I have published some astonishing women poets with Nous-zōt, often discovering the work I want to make books for through reading. Both Metta Sama's chap and the just published Speaking in Tongues without Skulls by Carolyn Hembree have their origin in reading their work in journals. As for annie won's chap, I discovered her intensely visual, innovative work at a reading in Providence, RI, where I was also a guest. Poets are everywhere, its true, but Nous-zōt poets are something special!

Here is a first pass at designing the cover for annie won's before i can sleep.

Cardstock color? Peach? Butter yellow? Something soothing, I think. Perhaps a series in three colors: peach, yellow, warm pink.

Have you ordered your copy yet? Your can order the full spring series or any of Nous-zōt's titles individually at the online store.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Nous-zot Press updated Online Shop

Nous-zot Press has updated its online shop, making it easier to purchase copies of multiple chapbooks at once. Check it out now and get your own copies of our newest chapbooks XXX by Maria Damon and Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls by Carolyn Hembree, or any of our titles!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

SPRING 2015 Nous-zot Chapbook Series: Buy All 4 and SAVE

Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls
by Carolyn Hembree

AVAILABLE for purchase now: $8

Half-letter chapbook Cornflower blue metallic vellum cover, silvery vellum endpapers, side-sewn Japanese stitching. 34 pages.

Buy ALL FOUR Spring chapbooks and SAVE: only $25 plus shipping includes:

  • Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls, Carolyn Hembree
  • from aerial concave without cloud, Sueyeun Juliette Lee
  • sun creatures, Bridget Lee
  • leave the light on, Annie Won

Thursday, February 19, 2015

j/j hastain interview at Speaking of Marvels

Nous-zot author j/j hastain talks about her chapbook APOPHALLATION SKETCHES at Speaking of Marvels:

"The piece “A Totem You Can Wear” is a strange little drama, an opera mid-pronunciation, an opera in which the she in the shape, is the shape and the he in the shape is hitched onto her. She lets him stay there. He lives off of her. The notion of feral synthesis is the drive which accompanies the content that exists in all of the pieces within this work, but so, where such synthesis meets sound, there at the bottom of the sea, where the earrings are inter-tangling, getting lost in the dust of the disappearing reef. Something ancient and magical is happening. Maybe it is because such earrings, entangled on reef bodies, will catch the eyes of folks above the surface of the water as they are throwing things into the sea that damage the reef. Maybe it is all to slow down the process of humans throwing things into the sea. Maybe the glints will encourage people to swim in the sea with as much awe and awareness as is possible for them to do in their own bodies should they focus enough."

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

XXX and Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls

The final Fall 2014 chapbook, XXX by Maria Damon, and the first Spring 2015, Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls, by Carolyn Hembree, will begin shipping by March 1. Pre-order now!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Nous-zōt Press Spring 2015 Titles

Nous-zōt Press is delighted to announce it's Spring 2015 titles:

  • Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls, Carolyn Hembree
  • from aerial concave without cloud, Sueyeun Juliette Lee
  • sun creatures, Bridget Lee
  • leave the light on, Annie Won
Carolyn Hembree's Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls will be first up in February. 

More details soon! Pulling the final chap for Fall together now: Maria Damon's XXX: