Monday, November 28, 2011

Disclosure by Dana Teen Lomax

Disclosure, a new book by Dana Teen Lomax, is out from Black Radish Books. "In the age of data mining and identity theft, Dana's Disclosure has been called 'the new memoir.'...a critical interrogation o 21st century American society that will challenge and amuse."  Culled from her own collection of personal and found documents, Lomax has pieced together a life of documents, a document of life.  Sarah Rosenthal writes, "Disclosure taught me how to read all over again. It ups the ante on the experimental, forcing me to reconsider: What is the story? Who wrote it?" Available from SPD

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Soft Appeal by Jackqueline Frost

A new Nous-zot chapbook: The Soft Appeal, Sentiment in the Age of Cybernetic Disclosure -- by Jackqueline Frost. 

"The notion is that I perhaps never will fit beneath the sign, a rose, an airy prayer that has been given to me to be a name to be under, under exposed, eclipsed by a body of soft work.
Once, when there was a legend to take into, I took an axe to its hardwoods, splitting sappy ends until there were no ends in sight, no sweet to suck. Through its brush, I ghost-limbed. And suffered Grace. Shown by the remotest things, how human the night is. There is a herd of heavy myths coming out of the earth in chain-smoke pursued by the predatory nature of heat. This morning I went into the field and was traded for good ember. Emergence itself takes fiercely. Here I offer that touch is an operation. Any touches. Gladly rummage, I am after what we would be as so. Through this wilderness I will not talk. Our woods are full of great noises, and a great noise is worth being hunted by."

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the gorgeous hand-sewn chap with gold vellum endpapers ($5 includes shipping), email me at nouszot at gmail dot com

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Soft Appeal: making chapbooks

Working on a new chapbook for Nous-zot -- a handsome half-legal format book by Jackqueline Frost: The Soft Appeal: Sentiment in the Age of Cybernetic Disclosure.

Friday, November 18, 2011

News and newer

Big pile of new books to read! How great is that?

  • William Allegrezza's densities, apparitions
  • Bhanu Kapil's Schizophrene
  • Sunnylyn Thibodeaux's Palm to Pine
  • Bill Lavender's A Field Guide to Trees
  • Ki Russell's How To Become Baba Yaga
  • Rob McLennan's Kate Street
  • Michelle Naka Pierce's She, A Blueprint

More good news: new poems from my Proust cut-up are up at Sidebrow:

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Rhonda Robison reads from ragbag

At the Lafayette, LA, 100 Thousand Poets for Change event, Nous-zot poet Rhonda dean Robison read from her new chap ragbag.  Check out the video here.  Thanks to Jonathan Penton for the video!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Chantel Langlinais, Rhonda dean Robison, and Nous-zot Press at UL Lafayette Mini-Festival

Nous-zot poets Chantel Langlinais and Rhonda dean Robison read from their Nous-zot Chapbooks Friday night in Lafayette, LA, as part of the Deep South Festival of Writers. Langlinais and Robison read with Micah Ballard, Nate Pritts, Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, Ken Wheaton, Rob Carney, and Wynn Yarbrough.  A great evening!
Chantel, Wynn, and Rhonda

Booktable with Turning 25 and ragbag

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SPD Staff pick: Susana Gardner's Herso -- 40% off now!

Black Radish Books author Susana Gardner has had her new book Herso: An Heirship In Waves selected as an SPD Staff Pick: you can listen to a video of Susana read from Herso and buy a copy here.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

UNO Press new releases

UNO Press announces its new releases today, including Dear Oxygen, by Lewis MacAdams and California Redemption Value, by Kevin Opstedal in the Contemporary Poetry Series. Check out the full list here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Herso, An Heirship in WavesJill Alexander Essbaum responds to Susana Gardner's Herso: An Heirship in Waves on the Black Radish blog:  "The shape of this book is dictated by the sea itself: mutable, vast, by turns black and cavernous, willing, empty as a bucket full of water." Read the full response here.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Two new chapbooks from Nous-zot: ragbag and Turning 25

Two gorgeous new chapbooks now available from Nous-zot: ragbag by Rdr and Turning 25 by Chantel Langlinais, each in numbered editions of 50.

 Language games, language play, Rdr. takes on ancient goddesses and monsters, Freudian archetypes, and the glorious jumble of the quotidian dance.

Conditioned by sudden loss, this collection returns to the poet's twenty-fifth year via twenty-five constraint-driven engagements with texts from twenty-five writers, including Atwood, Beckett, Plath, Whitman, and Wolfe.

Hand-sewn, bound in linen with velum endpapers, these chapbooks are only $5 each--including shipping.  Drop me an email if you're interested: nouszotpress at gmail dot com

Coming up next: The Soft Appeal: Sentiment in the age of Cybernetic Disclosure by Jackqueline Frost.  

Friday, September 2, 2011

Susana Gardner's Herso an heirship in waves -- Black Radish Blog

HersoSusana Gardner's new collection of poetry from Black Radish Books, Herso an heirship in waves, is now available from SPD, and you can read j/j hastain's review at the publisher's blog.

Cathy Wagner writes of this collection, "I don't know another poet so formally daring. Rebellious curlicue and lace significant: the pages gleam with pleasure, finesse and audacious measure of human becoming. A consideration of feminine inheritance, rebirth paroled by langue, a her(o)'s journey as decadently articulated as sea-froth. Find it too pretty at your peril—you'll get pricked by the fine point on this punning."

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

New work at "Truck"

Halvard Johnson's "Truck" (guest edited by Skip Fox) has new work up: Anny Ballardini and Bauldelaire, Marthe Reed and Proust, Richard Lopez and Herrick, Stephen Ellis and Mallarme.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lara Durback responds to Carrie Hunter's The Incompossible

The Incompossible, Carrie HunterA new response to Carrie Hunter's The Incompossible by Lara Durback now up at Black Radish Blog: "Like me, Carrie yearns for graph paper....I think the yearning for the grid is about wanting to draw around the grid, wanting to write diagonally on the grid, write all over and take apart the grid.  Wanting to think about how to get around the grid, this 'real' predisposed, measured, mapped plan of living."  Read Lara's full response at here.

The Incompossible is available from SPD.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Deborah Poe interview

Rob McLennan interviews Deborah Poe in his "12 or 20 Questions (second series)" on his blogI have many homes. The smell of evergreens or sea air in Oregon and Washington. The smell of the ground in spring or summer, driving down a highway between south central and east Texas. Curry cooking in New Yorkish. The smell of my books. My loved one’s skin."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Erik Noonan responds to The Incompossible

Check out the review by Erik Noonan of Carrie Hunter's new Black Radish book: "The Incompossible enjoins its readership to read and speak and write as if the common tongue were actually worth something – that is, the book addresses the faculty of articulation in every sphere of life."  Read his full review here.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rob McLennan interviews Marthe Reed

Rob McLennan, Canadian poet and member of the Dusie Kollektiv, has just posted an interview with me on his blog.  You can read about Rob and his work here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Two Dusiers: Rob McLennan and j/j hastain

Rob McLennan interviews j/j hastain at his blog -- writing, living, being, poetry -- part of his 12 or 20 questions series.

Friday, June 10, 2011

New issue of Moria now up

William Allegrezza has just posted a new issue of Moria with poems by Anne Blonstein, Hank Lazer, Mark Young, Marthe Reed, and a fine gathering of others.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Carrie Hunter's The Incompossible now at SPD

The Incompossible, Carrie Hunter Carrie Hunter's AMAZING The Incompossible, published by Black Radish Books, is now available from SPD, and you can read j hastain's response at the Black Radish blog

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rob McLennan reviews Dusie 5 chapbooks

Rob continues his reviews of Dusie 5: this week: Sarah Ann Cox, Elisabeth Workman, Sarah Rosenthal.  You can read these at his blog here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rob McClennan reviews 3 Dusie chaps -- including postcards: Lafayette a Lafayette

Rob McClennan has three new reviews of Dusie 5 chapbooks up on his blog: William Allegrezza's Marquee, Krystal Languell's many lost cause creatures could form a sad list, and my own collaboration with j/j hastain, postcards: Lafayette a Lafayette.  

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Mini-review of Dusie 5 chapbooks

Rob McLennan has an ongoing project reviewing the Dusie 5 chapbooks on his blog.  The first two installments can be found here and here.  Go Rob and Dusie!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three new chapbooks in the works

Nous-zot announces three new chapbooks in the works this summer: 25 by Chantel Langlinais, ragbag by Rdr. (Rhonda dean Robison), and another, as yet untitled, by San Francisco poet Jackqueline Frost.  Keep a weather eye -- Nous-zot is breaking out!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jared Stanley on James Maughn's Arakaki Permutations

Black Radish Blog has a new posting up: Jared Stanley responds to James Maughn's Arakaki Permutations: "a great pleasure to read – the mind turning the graphemes into motions."

Sunday, April 10, 2011

richard lopez responds to James Maughn's The Arakaki Permutations

Critical Praise for The Arakaki PermutationsPlease read the new posting at Black Radish blog -- richard lopez' reading of James Maughn's Arakaki Permutations: "reading these poems, [I]was mesmerized.  With this book I fell in love with karate once again, and was once again a proof of why I so much love poetry."

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Galatea Resurrects reviews 2 new Black Radish books, and publishes three new poems

The new issue of Galatea Resurrects is up: you'll find 2 reviews of Kathrin Schaeppi's Sonja Sekula : Grace in a cow's EYE : and reviews of Jim Maughn's Arakaki Permutations and his chapbook Worldbook: 1925, as well as three new poems of mine. And a great trove of other new reviews! Bravo Eileen Tabios!!  And happy reading.http://galatearesurrection16.b 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

"Relic of Place": Rikki Ducornet's painting on display

Artisans on Taylor in Port Townsend, WA, has a new show up: "Relic of Place" featuring the work of Rikki Ducornet, Linda Okazaki, and Helga Winter.  If you are anywhere near, do go see Ducornet gorgeous work, fabulist paintings marrying animal, vegetal, and mineral into surreal hybrdities.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

post cards :: Lafayette a Lafayette -- the Dusie 5 chapbook with j/j hastain

Nous-zot Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new chapbook: post cards :: Lafayette a Lafayette, by Marthe Reed and j/j hastain.   A double-chapbook front-to-back, an exchange of verbo-visual postcards, the full-color images will be up at later this year.

William Allegrezza has a nice review up at p-ramblings.  

Copies available for $6.00 -- contact me at

Monday, February 21, 2011

Laura Goldstein responds to Gaze at Black Radish Blog

Laura Goldstein responds to Gaze -- "Confronted with images that reach us like missiles we have to conjure in order to confront" -- at Black Radish Blog.

Gaze is available from SPD.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Poems at The Offending Adam

New work of mine up at The Offending Adam with a lovely introduction by Andrew Wessels. Two new poems -- please have a read.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Douglas A. Martin on Schaeppi's Sonja Sekula

Black Radish blog has a new response to Kathrin Schaeppi's Sonja Sekula: Grace in a cow's EYE : a memoir :

A canvas: If you think of the book as a work place (space), if you think of it as a way for stretching out

A canvas of: poems the poet-author/artist makes (marks)

A canvas from notebooks: words the responses to visual stimulus
(unlike Hannah Weiner, she here will not write on forehead)

-- Read more here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

New response to Sonja Sekula -- Grace in a cow's EYE : a memoir : at Black Radish Blog

Another Rebbecca Brown has written on Kathrin Schaeppi's first full-length collection at Black Radish Blog: Inside Outing: Rebbecca Brown responds to Kathrin Schaeppi’s Sonja Sekula – Grace in a cow’s EYE : a memoir :

Brown writes, "Bridged with voices, multiply me, tenor of unrequited light, articulating those spaces, evocative tongues dawning in a bird’s assembled nest, a very fine construction, bridged and arcing like crooked jaws grinding on the lonely cartography of an eager city start." Check it out.

Copies of Schaeppi's book are available from SDP.

Friday, January 21, 2011

New book by Kathrin Schaeppi: a response by Rebecca Brown at Black Radish blog

Sonja Sekula : Grace in a cow's EYE : a memoir, Kathrin Schaeppi
Black Radish Books' blog has just posted a response by Rebecca Brown to Kathrin Schaeppi's Sonja Sekula: Grace in a cow's EYE : a memoir : -- an incandescent ecstacy riffing on Sekula's words themselves, Brown's response riding the big wave of Schaeppi's collage-driven text -- check it out here.