Saturday, February 27, 2016

Renee Saklikar's Nous-zot Chapbook

Printing, folding, and sewing a new chapbook for Renée Sarolini Saklikar. Purchase a copy at the Nous-zōt store.

The tragedy of Mrs. Maria,

                  Church Street at Tyne

Outside, before train convoys—
Outside, crowded platforms
Them with arms straight, hands empty.
Outside, waving is not permitted.
Gangs of youth wander, singing,
un coup de dés, ah-ayee, ah-yee, jamais, jamais.

[We glimpsed the edge of her cherry red coat]


Inside, celebrations banned, yet
inside, she sat, her coat, Sears-purchased
         many tokens saved.

her skin taut-brown
her cheekbones angled against
her scarf another red the red of
her youth, head covered, she’d pick bent across acres cranberry strawberry
blueberry and not harvested anymore.

Inside, she, our neighbour,
cropped hair grey-nappy-soft,
praise songs at risk
where outside the little bursts,
no one said the word, gun-fire,
where marched a formation,
two militia, tanks down Vanness.
It were the Battle of Kingsway.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Carolyn Hembree wins 2015 Louise Bogan Award

Nous-zot author Carolyn Hembree was been awarded 2015 Louise Bogan Award Winner for her ms Rigging A Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape A Plague. The annual award is for a book of poems contributing in an innovative and distinctive way to American poetry. The book is slated to be published in the spring of 2016. An excerpt from Hembree's manuscript appears as a 2015 NZP chapbook: Fever Dreams in Tongues without Skulls.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sun Creatures by Bridget Lee now ready for shipping

Ready to post tomorrow morning -- I finished stitching Bridget's chaps today. Order a copy of Sun Creatures, or any of the others NZP titles at the Nous-zot online store.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bridget Lee's Sun Creatures

Nearly ready to begin printing Bridget Lee's chapbook, Sun Creatures, lyric and innovative all at once, these poems meditate on bees, the one who keeps them, and the environmental crisis and the root of our world.

Cover art by Karinna Gomez, 37 pages, Japanese stab binding with pale yellow vellum endpapers.

Pre-order a copy now, just $8.00 plus shipping.

sun creatures by Bridget Lee, $8.00


Out by the train-tracks where small red poppies persist in growing   bees go. Out by the trash bins, buttercups,   addled with bees.    These fragments are what I can’t see between. These are what I retreat from. I’ll call the sun a train with a hundred wheels. I’ll call it bearing down. Throw poppy    apple   vetch   from the windows of cars.   Cast them as questions    what are we   what are we   what are we?

Friday, April 24, 2015

from Aerial Concave Without Cloud by Sueyeun Juliette Lee NOW AVAILABLE

Meditations on the potencies of light, light's timbers and resonances on spirit and being.
Full-color cover with vellum oversheet, photograph by the author. 24 pages, hand-sewn. $8.00.

the aerial nature of celestial blue
what comes to life
with the smallest cloud
in solidifi ed blue
suffers an enormous loss
such is life for
the blue sky in a wildfl ower
or blue eyes at dusk
that distant blue infi nity
rises sternly in the soul
vibrates in no sonorous crystal
tonalizes only in the
swift muscular engine
we call clarity, not day
concourse of correspondences
limned with blue hands
active in its dynamics
of dematerialization
dream after the fi nesse of ancient galleries
whose calm hallways in infi nite attention
remain, counseling
a possessed good
such a minimum of substance
in which the bell rings
of its own accord

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Orders shipping for Spring chapbooks today

All order for Spring titles are going in the post today. Spring subscription orders will receive the final chapbook of the series, sun creatures by Bridget Mendel Lee, in May.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015