Bundle of Fine Press
Bundle of Fine Press

One of the new offerings from Chax, A Bundle of Books at Significant Savings to our Great Readers

Looking to jump into Chax? Now we offer you a great way to do it. Please keep coming to our site for a new bundle or two every month.

2 Deluxe Fine Press books at a special discount. The average price of these books is more than $250, but here you can have both for just $175 total, plus shipping. This is a limited time offer that will expire at the end of February 2018. Links below lead to the regular product pages for the books, with more information about the book. But you must return here to purchase this bundle at the discounted price.

  1. Diesel Hand, by Nico Vassilakis, all letterpress, multi-color prints, superb pattern binding.
  2. Deluxe Edition of The Complete Light Poems, by Jackson Mac Low, casebound with special fan binding in custom box.
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Chax Bundle of 13
Chax Bundle of 13

One of the new offerings from Chax, A Bundle of Books at Significant Savings to our Great Readers

Looking to jump into Chax? Now we offer you a great way to do it. Please keep coming to our site for a new bundle or two every month.

13 books at a special discount. The average price of these books is more than $17, but here you can have all 13 for just $100 (less than $8 per book) plus shipping. This is a limited time offer that will expire at the end of February 2018. Links below lead to the regular product pages for the books, with more information about the book. But you must return here to purchase this bundle at the discounted price.

Ted Pearson, An Intermittent Music

Kit Robinson, Leaves of Class

James Sherry, Entangled Bank

Ben Hollander, The Letters of Carla

Sarah Riggs, Waterwork

Will Alexander, Inside the Earthquake Palace

Michael Gottlieb, What We Do

Gil Ott, arrive on wave

Linh Dinh, ed.and trans., The Deluge

Gaspar Orozco, Autocinema

Leonard Schwartz & Simon Carr, Salamander

Alice Notley, Reason & Other Women

Susan Thackrey, Andalusia

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MANTIS, by David Dowker
MANTIS, by David Dowker

MANTIS, by David Dowker
POETRY / LITERATURE     $17 US  / 64 pages / published 2018
ISBN 978-1-946104-10-6

The other that enters the text maintains its iridescence “through multiple woof” (and tweet or twitter) ambigrammatical basically a reading “all resin fled” this or that which verbals at the interstices ratiocinates and conjugates erasure valence emergent impetus on the verge of blur “mantid being” a gloss from the given harmonics.

To explore Mantis is to explore language as organic material in formation, information as material. The work is bit-mined, one might say, from The Maintains by Clark Coolidge, taking as rudiment processes of jazz improvisation, particularly as practiced by musicians who may take a single step, and then follow where that step leads. To follow Mantis where it leads is to enter the forest, the cavern, the word hoard, and to find oneself as “light” or “as rose,” and to cross that place into a realm of creative possibility, where the final “as if” may mean open to everything.

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Rechelesse Pratticque by Karen Mac Cormack
Rechelesse Pratticque by Karen Mac Cormack

RECHELESSE PRATTICQUE, by Karen Mac Cormack
Innovative Poetry / Visual Poetry / ISBN 978-1-946104-13-7

Karen Mac Cormack’s new work, in a large page format, explores the limits of poetry’s ability to visually stun, to go “as far as the eye can reach.”

from Queue 26:

helter skelter           while you’re at it           peninsula

to jeopardize           out of date

adventure  permanent permission

a search warrant

I’m not at home to anybody

as far as the eye can reach

relevant disturbance           weigh your words carefully

phenomenon               heads or tails            to show someone the way

a turning point in history

everything is done on the premises

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THE HINDRANCES OF A HOUSEHOLDER hand-colored edition
THE HINDRANCES OF A HOUSEHOLDER hand-colored edition

CHAX PRESS announces THE HINDRANCES OF A HOUSEHOLDER, by Jennifer Bartlett

Poetry. Literature. $50.00.

The author/artist, Jennifer Bartlett, has hand-colored several copies of this book which includes a few drawings. These books are being offered to the public for $50, $35 of which goes directly to the author/artist.

Jennifer Bartlett writes, “a word here, a word there,” yet, somehow, never manages to write like anyone else. These poems concern themselves with the messiness of relationships and how those relationships operate in both real and fanciful worlds. Her poems comment on one another, on themselves, and on this fascinating character named Jennifer who weaves in and out of the poems. She writes about swimming pools, sex, neurology, the duality of names, and friendship. Along the way she offers no hindrances for the reader. Instead this book shows poems by a poet writing at her joyful, dizzy best. —Mike James, author of Crows in the Jukebox and My Favorite Houseguest

 

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What’s the Title? TITLE
What’s the Title? TITLE

What’s the Title?  TITLE, by Serge Gavronsky

(a poemnovel)

Fiction/Poetry/Innovative Literature
ISBN 978-1-946104-11-3
$17 (US)

The title is TITLE. What’s the title? TITLE. That means the book is the book, or “A” book, and implies that the book questions itself along the way, or perhaps just makes a lot of leaps, flops, and fade-away hook shots, though all is not in cinders. But life and words manage to burn, and if you burn too, it might be for thirst of knowledge, and you will at least have a chance to quench such thirst if you read this book, if you attempt to understand the nature of a title. You are Odysseus, and you’re trying to get home, or toward another goal, and you need a few challenges along the way; or, you’ll get them whether you need them or not.

No more silence of memory! Because you will need your memories, even as you begin to lose them. But letters hold the prospect of words, and words of sentences, sentences of paragraphs, paragraphs of chapters, and chapters of books. And what is it that a book needs? TITLE. If all the dates are her favorites, she still wants to look at a calendar, and if she misses one, or two, she needs a reminder. Or she needs to pour herself a shot of calvados. Calvados or calvary, or cavalry. Oh my avocadoes! On sunny days, he had that certitude, but Auschwitz and Dachau happened nevertheless. Half of the country was bombed out, but the afternoons kept and keep coming. And one day you will remember (or not, or who will?) that a violinist was needed for a marriage of American history to its right political place. There is no language without speech, there is no Olivetti without a green cover. Too green in the land of pairs of graphs. Life is touching each other, and may have no intertextualities. Or all may be so.

This is that book This is TITLE!

— Charles Alexander

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Who Do With Words, by Tracie Morris

Nonfiction/Creative Essay ISBN 978-1-946104-12-0  116 pages   $17.00
Advance sale price $15 until March 13. Book orders filled starting March 13.

With hip talk and logic, Morris lays some shine on the be in our being as Black folk, writes us a love song for our lingo and a manifesto for making it plain. She asks all of us to flip the script with finesse, to hold the bullshit of public discourse to a flame and make art from the funky embers. Finally, a philosophy we can get down to. Like a quilt full of codes to crack and spill. Like a cowrie on the divination board of Black genius.

— Yolanda Wisher, Poet, Bandleader, Curator of Spoken Word, Philadelphia Contemporary, author of Monk Eats an Afro and third poet laureate of Philadelphia

In Who Do With Words, poet, performer and critic Tracie Morris joyfully and instructively blerds out in her love letter to and lecture on Black speech acts. Riff-reading as philosophizing, she dialogues with J. L. Austin, Samuel R. Delany, and many others, dropping serious science in the process. A pocket-sized delight, and she keeps it tight!

— John Keene, Professor and Chair of African American and African Studies, Rutgers University–Newark

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