Experimental Writings and Projects



Lydia's Funeral Video By Samantha Chanse. Illustrated by Jenifer Wofford. Lydia’s Funeral Video is a one-woman play written and performed by Samantha Chanse, a writer, performer, educator and arts organizer based in New York and San Francisco. In this apocalyptic satire, devout bank clerk Lydia >>more
Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030085
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Pbk, 7 x 8 in. / 112 pgs / 12 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/28/2015 Forthcoming/Awaiting stock



Andrew Hugill: 'Pataphysics: A Useless Guide >>more
ISBN 9780262017794
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Composition in Retrospect By John Cage. Written in his characteristic “mesostics” (lines of prose poetry linked by a central vertical acrostic), Composition in Retrospect is a statement of methodology in which composer John Cage examines the central issues of his work: >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972118
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Pbk, 8 x 6 in. / 184 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/01/2008 Active/In stock
Corrected Slogans Text by Erica Baum, Ariana Reines, R.H. Quaytman, et al. Corrected Slogans looks at conceptual practices in contemporary art and poetry. In conjunction with the exhibition Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the online magazine Triple Canopy >>more
Triple Canopy
ISBN 9780984734627
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 267 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2013 Active/In stock
Exploits & Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician By Alfred Jarry. Introduction by Roger Shattuck. Translated by Simon Watson Taylor. Alfred Jarry is best known as the author of the proto-Dada play Ubu Roi, but this anarchic novel of absurdist philosophy is widely regarded as the central work to his oeuvre. Exploits and Opinions of >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972071
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 160 pgs.
Pub Date: 06/15/1996 Active/In stock
How I Wrote Certain Of My Books Introduction by John Ashbery. Text by Raymond Roussel. Translated by Trevor Winkfield. Raymond Roussel (1877-1933), next-door neighbor of Marcel Proust, can be described without exaggeration as the most eccentric writer of the twentieth century. His unearthly style based on elaborate linguistic riddles and puns fascinated the Surrealists >>more
Exact Change
ISBN 9781878972149
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Paperback, 6 x 8 in. / 288 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/15/2005 Active/In stock
I Am Sitting in a Room By Brian Dillon. Edited by Jeffrey Kastner, Sina Najafi. The inaugural volume in Cabinet’s new 24-Hour Book series, I Am Sitting in a Room—written and designed in one day—explores the scenography and architecture of writing itself. Inspired in part by Georges Perec’s short fragment >>more
Cabinet Books
ISBN 9781932698541
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 74 pgs / 7 color / 11 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2012 Active/Awaiting stock
Jackson Mac Low: Doings Introduction by Steven Clay. Termed "America's most indefatigable experimental poet" by Publishers Weekly, Jackson Mac Low (1922-2004) was recognized internationally as a master innovator for nearly five decades. Doings: Assorted Performance Pieces 1955-2002 presents a >>more
Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123709
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Paperback, 8.5 x 11 in. / 248 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 10/02/2002 Active/In stock
Liberty or Love! and Mourning for Mourning By Robert Desnos. Introduction and translation by Terry Hale. Mystery, the marvelous, the city of Paris transmuted by love, and Sanglot the Corsair’s pursuit of the siren Louise Lame: these are the essential ingredients of Liberty or Love!, a masterpiece of early Surrealism written >>more
Atlas Press
ISBN 9781900565455
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Hbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs.
Pub Date: 03/31/2013 Active/In stock
Maps Of City And Body: Shedding Light On The Performances Of Denise Uyehara Artwork by Denise Uyehara. Maps of City and Body: Shedding Light on the Performances of Denise Uyehara presents the complete texts of "Big Head" and "Maps of City and Body," two of Uyehara's most acclaimed shows. In "Big Head," >>more
ISBN 9781885030382
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Paperback, 6.5 x 7.5 in. / 184 pgs / 54 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/02/2004 Active/Awaiting stock
Migritude By Shailja Patel. The U.S. debut of internationally acclaimed poet and performance artist Shailja Patel, Migritude is a tour-de-force hybrid text that confounds categories and conventions. Part poetic memoir, part political history, Migritude weaves together >>more
Kaya Press
ISBN 9781885030054
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Pbk, 5.25 x 7.25 in. / 168 pgs / 76 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2010 Active/Awaiting stock
Pataphysical Essays By René Daumal. Translated by Thomas Vosteen. Pataphysics: the science of imaginary solutions, of laws governing exceptions and of the laws describing the universe supplementary to this one. Alfred Jarry’s posthumous novel, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician, first appeared >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115563
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 116 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2012 Active/In stock
Sprawl By Danielle Dutton. Inspired by a series of domestic still lifes by photographer Laura Letinsky, Danielle Dutton's absurdly comic and decidedly digressive novel Sprawl chronicles the mercurial inner life of one suburban woman (the dissolving marriage, the crumbs >>more
ISBN 9780979956232
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Pbk, 6 x 7.5 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 08/23/2010 Active/In stock
Swoon (Granary) A collaboration between Gary Sullivan and Nada Gordon. Culled from more than 5,000 pages of e-mail, Swoon is a true story of two writers who meet and fall in love over the internet. It is autobiography, poetry, literary essay and erotica all rolled >>more
Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123549
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Paperback, 5 x 7.5 in. / 312 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/02/2001 Active/Awaiting stock
The Dik-Dik's Solitude: New and Selected Works By Anne Tardos. Interview by Lyn Hejinian. At every level of Anne Tardos's paintings, films, poetry and cross-genre work, the familiar is engaged while acknowledging the violently contested landscape of what we think we know. Connection is the dominant mode of composition. >>more
Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123617
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Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 296 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/02/2002 Active/Not available
The Emperor of China, The Mute Canary & The Executioner of Peru By Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes. Introduction and translation by Christopher Butterfield. This volume collects three savage plays from the man André Breton designated as one of the only "true Dadas" (alongside Tristan Tzara and Francis Picabia): The Emperor of China (1916), The Mute Canary (1920) and >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9781939663054
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 264 pgs / 1 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/31/2015 Active/In stock
The Leg of Lamb By Benjamin Péret. A foundational classic of Surrealist literature, The Leg of Lamb brings together the arch-Surrealist Benjamin Péret's short prose: a smorgasbord of automatic writing and fantastical narratives employing everything from the cinematic antics of Bust >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115532
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 201 pgs / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2011 Active/In stock
The Perpetual Motion Machine By Paul Scheerbart. In the last days of 1907, the German novelist and exponent of glass architecture Paul Scheerbart embarked upon an attempt to invent a perpetual motion machine. For the next two and a half years he >>more
Wakefield Press
ISBN 9780984115549
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 112 pgs / 27 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/31/2011 Active/In stock
The Wit of the Staircase By Raul Ruiz. This novel is the final publication of the Chilean filmmaker and author Raul Ruiz (1941–2011), who died last year, and who put the finishing touches to this book a few days before his death. Here, >>more
ISBN 9782914563727
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Pbk, 6.5 x 8.5 in. / 250 pgs / color.
Pub Date: 12/31/2012 Active/In stock



Conversation With David Antin, A A collaboration between David Antin and Charles Bernstein. A Conversation with David Antin is a four-month e-mail exchange between the poet/essayist Charles Bernstein and artist/poet/critic David Antin. Ideas on art, poetry, performance, and the life of one of the most singular thinkers in >>more
Granary Books
ISBN 9781887123556
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Paperback, 4.5 x 6.75 in. / 168 pgs / 10 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/02/2002 Out of print/Not available
Impressions of Raymond Roussel: Locus Solus Text by Joao Fernándes, François Piron, Patrick Besnier, Annie Le Brun, Astrid Ruffa, Linda Henderson. Few writers have had a greater impact on the methods of art-making in the twentieth century than Raymond Roussel (1877–1933). Marcel Duchamp acknowledged Roussel as the foremost influence on his “Large Glass”; André Breton described >>more
ISBN 9788475069821
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Pbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 308 pgs / 350 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2012 Out of print/Not available
Jack Tworkov: Red, White And Blue Essay by Harry Cooper. A founding member of "The Club," Jack Tworkov was pivotal to the development of Abstract Expressionism in New York in the 1950s and 60s. Red, White and Blue chronicles the development of three series made >>more
Mitchell-Innes & Nash/American Howard Yohe
ISBN 9780971384446
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Paperback, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 64 pgs / 35 color
Pub Date: 05/02/2002 Out of print/Not available


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