Stealth by Samuel Ace and Maureen Seaton
Stealth by Samuel Ace and Maureen Seaton

“STEALTH, this reeling motet, feels like a Tarkovsky film, all of them strung together, about the end of the world, these poems continuously spilling themselves into other spaces ad infinitum. And giving us a tiny window on that. It feels like a shell-game. Friendship and language. STEALTH is excited and joyous, while dying, dragging one’s tired ass through a desert, hallucinating. It feels like The Waste Land but the footnotes are fun. STEALTH is more boy than girl. I don’t think Philip Marlowe, I think of Philip Whalen with a pilot’s silk scarf tied around his neck. Man or a girl’s doll. These multiples never get solved, only raised here. I think I mean that stealth is simply the past tense of steal or living finally with everything you stole—living well in a paradise of your own.”—Eileen Myles

 

Samuel Ace has published widely in periodicals and journals, including Ploughshares, Eoagh, Nimrod, The Prose Poem, an International Journal, and the Kenyon Review. He is the author of two collections of poetry: Normal Sex (Firebrand Books) and Home in three days. Don’t wash. (Hard Press). He is a two-time finalist for a Lambda Literary Award in Poetry, a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, winner of the Astraea Lesbian Writer’s Fund Prize in Poetry, The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and the Firecracker Alternative Book Award in poetry. He lives in Tucson, AZ, and Truth or Consequences, NM. Maureen Seaton‘s recent publications include a collaboration with Neil de la Lor, SINÉAD O’CONNOR AND HER COAT OF A THOUSAND BLUEBIRDS (Firewheel Editions, 2011), her sixth solo poetry collection, Cave of the Yellow Volkswagen (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2009) and a memoir, Sex Talks to Girls (University of Wisconsin Press Living Out Series, 2008), winner of the Lambda Literary Award. Her previous collections include Venus Examines Her Breast (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2004), winner of the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award; and Furious Cooking (University of Iowa Press, 1996), winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. She is co-editor, with Denise Duhamel and David Trinidad, of Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull Press, 2006). Her solo and collaborative work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, Bloom, and elsewhere. The recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry and two Pushcart Prizes for individual poems, Seaton teaches poetry at the University of Miami, Florida.

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Swoon Noir by Bruce Andrews
Swoon Noir by Bruce Andrews

The new book by prolific L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poet Bruce Andrews, SWOON NOIR never fails to shake up linguistic expectations, without ridding itself of Andrews’ characteristically wide ranging diction and attention to sound, with lines like “Ventriloquism helluva Cinderella” and “Rapt literalist proxy poppers.” Andrews has published several dozen books of poetry and performance scores, many of which are also available from SPD. He has taught Political Science at Fordham University since 1975.

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Talking Eyes by Jacque Vaught Brogan
Talking Eyes by Jacque Vaught Brogan

Ta(l)king Eyes by Jacque Vaught Brogan.

“Lively, innovative, and dancing with feminist passion, Jacque Vaught Brogan, ‘reporting from Notre Dame,’ has given us in TA(L)KING EYES a collection of perceptions for our mythic lady to celebrate. In this vividly experimental text, the eyes, ayes, & I’s have it!”—Sandra M. Gilbert

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TETH by Sheila E. Murphy
TETH by Sheila E. Murphy

PubDate: 1/1991

TETH

Sheila E. Murphy

ISBN: 9780925904058

Price: $9.00

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 94

TETH, Sheila Murphy's latest collection, sifts through daily experience to forge “new methods of occurring/ in the world.” In poems that enact Zukofskyan riots of attention, the consonantal fireworks of phrases like “borscht akimbo during vodka” interrogate the “ever perjuring” familiarity of our habitual and “mildly newspaperish lingo.” Coupling domestic reveries with searing political commentaries, Murphy insistently seeks “to meet the neck that segregates/ the mind from form.” “Sheila Murphy compels repetition, invites it, precisely because what she repeats is an action, the sitting down with the mind alive to all that's around… What her eye falls on, kites, clothespins, record jackets, gets in but not (so much) as diurnal notation, this because this-then, but as a religious trusting of the perceptual manifold to be an Event”–Gerald Burns, from the preface.

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THE ARCHITEXTURES by Nathaniel Tarn
THE ARCHITEXTURES by Nathaniel Tarn

PubDate: 1/2000

THE ARCHITEXTURES

Nathaniel Tarn

ISBN: 9780925904287

Price: $16.00

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 107

New and profoundly resonant prose poems from anthropologist, editor, critic and translator Nathaniel Tarn. What holds it together is Tarn's ecstatic vision, his continuing enthusiasm for the stuff of the world…Since the death of Kenneth Rexroth, he is, with Michael McClure, the major celebrant of heterosexual love in the language. His combination of ingenious metaphor and sexual exuberance has been rare in the language since the 17th century…And like Rexroth & MacDiarmid, his poetry encompasses Eastern philosophy, world myth, revolutionary politics, and precise descriptions of the natural world — Eliot Weinberger.

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The Bounty by Myung Mi Kim
The Bounty by Myung Mi Kim

PubDate: 6/2000

The Bounty

Myung Mi Kim

ISBN: 9780925904218

Price: $14.00

Genre: Poetry

Pages: 99

Asian American Studies. THE BOUNTY, by the Korean American Kim, has become an acknowledged classic of Asian American literature of the past decade. More than that, it is one of the best books of poetry of the 1990s, now in a new edition to bring it into the next millenium.

“The tesserae Myung Mi Kim so remarkably fashions here come gradually to form an articulate and coherent pattern, but a pattern in constant process of renewal and reorganization.”—Michael Palmer

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The Complete Light Poems by Jackson Mac Low
The Complete Light Poems by Jackson Mac Low
Jackson Mac Low
The Complete Light Poems 1 through 60
edited by Anne Tardos & Michael O'Driscoll
338 pages

Paperback Edition $25.95  ISBN 9780986264009

Deluxe Casebound Fanbinding Edition in Box $425  9780986264016 (limited to 40 copies)
Light Poems deluxe hardbound special offer: one copy $400.00, two copies $775.00. To order the deluxe edition please send a message to Chax via our contact page.

From the Preface by Anne Tardos:

Jackson Mac Low’s Complete Light Poems appear exactly ten years after the poet’s death. The first 22 Light Poems were published by Black Sparrow Press in 1968. In the ensuing 20 years, Jackson wrote 38 more Light Poems, ending with the “60th Light Poem: In Memoriam Robert Duncan, 8–9 October 1988.” The Light Poems, begun in 1962, are unique to Mac Low’s body of work in that they were written intermittently, over a period of 26 years.I have often wondered where self-referential writing ends and objective observation begins. Endearingly, Mac Low continually invites us into the time and place of his writing. We are, as it were, being let in from the cold: “Just me & the cats & and the plants I just took a shower it’s not quite 100 degrees here.”
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The Deluge by Linh Dinh, Editor & Translator
The Deluge by Linh Dinh, Editor & Translator

Edited and translated from the Vietnamese by Linh Dinh. “Carefully selected for their literary significance as well as their antagonism towards state power, cultural orthodoxy and conventional wisdom, the hundred and sixty Vietnamese-language poems annotated, contextualized and expertly translated into English in THE DELUGE provide a stunningly original (counter) history-in-fragments of Vietnamese society from the 1960’s up till today. While Linh Dinh is typically known for his extraordinary poetry, fiction and journalism, THE DELUGE showcases his remarkable talents as a translator, anthologist and cultural historian. I love everything about this book: the sneaky-smart selections, the illuminating yet ruthlessly efficient author-bios, the fascinating addendum and, of course, the absurdly brilliant translations.”—Peter Zinoman

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The Form of Our Uncertainty: A Tribute to Gil Ott by Kristen Gallagher, Editor
The Form of Our Uncertainty: A Tribute to Gil Ott by Kristen Gallagher, Editor

This book also features interviews and responses by: Ammiel Alcalay, Charles Alexander, Bruce Andrews, Anonymous, Julia Blumenreich, Craig Czury, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Norman Fischer, Kristen Gallagher, Eli Goldblatt, Karen Kelley, Kevin Killian, Hank Lazer, Andrew Levy, Chris McCreary, Toby Olson, Bob Perelman, Leslie Scalapino, Kerry Sherin, Ron Silliman, Heather Starr, Chris Stroffolino, and Mark Wallace.

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The Hero
The Hero by Hélène Sanguinetti

The Hero, by Hélène Sanguinetti, translated by Ann Cefola
Poetry/French/Literature/Translation
ISBN 978-1-946104-14-4
$18.00 US

Sanguinetti takes on the archetype of the hero from every angle—at times many simultaneously—and in a language itself heroic in its leaps and shifts and its inventive riffs that tap into ambient legend, with its steaming horses, epic journeys, and, of course, battle. Volatile style, startling content, super-charged tone—Cefola captures them all in her splendidly nuanced translation, a rare case in which nothing at all is lost, and the English language gains a powerful and beautiful book.

—Cole Swensen

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THE HINDRANCES OF A HOUSEHOLDER by Jennifer Bartlett
THE HINDRANCES OF A HOUSEHOLDER by Jennifer Bartlett

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

Poetry. Literature. $17.00. ISBN 978-1-946104-08-3

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

On sale for $12.00 until mid-February. The book is available for purchase as of January 17, 2018, and will ship in approximately 2 weeks.

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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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