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