A New Year

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A month gone (tomorrow) in this new year, and for me, with birthday tomorrow, another new year begins! Chax has some good news. Our newest book, ANDALUSIA, by Susan Thackrey, is a current "Recommended Book" at Small Press Distribution. And our previous book, LIFE-LIST, by Jessica Smith, has been chosen … Read More

CHAX at The Poetry Project in New York

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Glad to say Chax will be on the road in early November, with a book launch November 4 at The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in New York. The book is The Complete Light Poems of Jackson Mac Low, published last year by Chax, edited by Anne Tardos and … Read More

Soon to Come to a Main Street Near You

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Yes! Here on our stretch of Main Street in downtown Victoria Texas we're about to open a University of Houston-Victoria Arts Center Bookshop, offering books by the UHV Presses: Chax, Cuneiform, Dalkey Archive. Also journals from the U such as Huizache, published by CentroVictoria as the Magazine of Latino Literature, … Read More

Steel Wagstaff on Lorine Niedecker

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In part of every living thing is stuff that once was rock In blood the minerals of the rock (from "North Central" by Lorine Niedecker)   For Steel Wagstaff's "Dwelling with Place: Lorine Niedecker's Ecopoetics," see uwche's Edge Effects blog: http://t.co/DgvPwch7TY

SUMMER! ART! IMAGINATION! Flex your creativity!

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SUMMER! ART! IMAGINATION! Flex your creativity! Join us for Summer Arts wonders at UHV! Come to our air-conditioned UHV Center for the Arts studio in downtown Victoria and let your creative spirits fly, while also learning important techniques for creating new drawings and paintings! Whether you are a beginner who has never drawn a … Read More

A-Booking We Will Go

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If you are an undergraduate at the University of Houston-Victoria who might like to make a book, or several books, please consider registering for this summer’s 10-week DSGN 4300-1 (Course No. 18988), Selected Topics in Design, which will be a 10-week whirlwind hands-on tour with such stops as Simple Sewn … Read More

Poetics R Us

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From Aristotle to Aime Cesaire, from Gertrude Stein to Leslie Scalapino, from Charles Olson to us, writers like to talk about writing, and we like to read and hear them talk about writing. They ask questions, like what are we doing here? why are we writing? who is it for? … Read More

chax & uhv

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In January 2015, when the new Chax studio opened in downtown Victoria, as part of the University of Houston-Victoria Center for the Arts, Chax and the UHV started a new relationship. Just what that relationship is, and how it will develop, is an unfolding story. For now, Chax is an … Read More

welcome

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welcome to the new chax web site! This is where I'll take the time to talk about matters relating to chax, to poetry, to University of Houston-Victoria Creative Writing, to life as a poet and press director, and more. I look forward to talking with you. Charles Alexander