INSERT BLANC PRESS BENEFIT & HOLIDAY PARTY



Insert Blanc Press Benefit & Holiday Party
Saturday December 17 from 6-12pm
Weekend Gallery
4634 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Donation at the door of $10 or more more$
Donation at the door of $20 or more more$ receive INTERNET, a limited edition print
Full Schedule of Performances below ...

I'd like to invite you to the Insert Blanc Press Benefit & Holiday Party at Weekend Gallery, 4634 Hollywood Blvd, LA, CA 90027 on Saturday December 17 from 6-12pm.

$10.00 or more more$ Donation at the door (all donations will help cover expenses for Insert Blanc Press future and current projects and operations). Additionally, throughout the month of December Insert Blanc Press will run various tempting discounts on the whole catalog of books, all of which will also be available at the Holiday Party—many authors will be on-hand to sign copies of their books. Solomon Bothwell of KCHUNG Radio will also be livestreaming and broadcasting the entire evening on 1630am.

Artists & Writers performing at the Insert Press Benefit & Holiday Party include: Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Brian Ang, Allison Carter, Brian Joseph Davis, Robin Dicker, Kate Durbin, K. Lorraine Graham, Daniel Hockenson, Jen Hofer, Garrick Hogg, Gabriel Loiderman, js makkos, Max Mayer, Joseph Mosconi, Adam Overton, Christopher Russell, Ara Shirinyan, Brian Kim Stefans, Mark Wallace, and our special guests Dodie Bellamy, David Buuck & Kevin Killian.

Insert Blanc Press has published and promoted the work of over 60 artists and writers since it's humble beginnings in 2005. The PARROT series alone will publish the work of 23 writers over the course of its run and features the design work of the brilliant printer Margaret Lomeli. Blanc Press has recently published the enigmatic project (!x==[33]) Book 1 Volume 1 by .UNFO and has garnered attention by publishing the three volume series Tragodía by Vanessa Place.

Over the course of December I hope to raise $5,000 for Insert Blanc Press in sales and donations to fund printing and press operations in 2012. I hope to raise $2000 of the goal at the party on Saturday December 17. $2000 will go principally to funding the printing of the remainder of the PARROT series, which, if that goal is met, I hope to have out by summer 2012. An additional $1500 will go to moving all of Blanc Press' publications to a new printer and distributor which will give us international distribution and access to sites like Amazon and actually lower the price of the books. Any additional money raised to meet our total goal of $5,000 will go towards publishing new projects in 2012, including Bruna Mori's Poetry for Corporations, Kate Durbin's E! Entertainment Diamond Edition, Joseph Mosconi's GRRR ARRRGH as well as a forthcoming project by Christopher Russell and many other projects I just can't tell you about quite yet.

Whether or not you can make it to the party, donations can be made to Insert Blanc Press anytime.

Past and current Insert Blanc Press artists include: Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Will Alexander, Brian Ang, Stan Apps, Janine Armin, Gary Barwin, Guy Bennett, Gregory Betts, Amaranth Borsuk, Franklin Bruno, Amina Cain, Allison Carter, Teresa Carmody, Marcus Civin, Ginny Cook, Dorit Cypis, Brian Joseph Davis, Katie Degentesh, Michelle Detorie, Robin Dicker, Sandy Ding, Kate Durbin, Bradney Evans, Drew Gardner, Nada Gordon, K. Lorraine Graham, Nicholas Grider, Daniel Hockenson, Jen Hofer, Gabriella Juaregui, Maxi Kim, Janice Lee, Margaret Lomeli, Michael Magee, Joseph Makkos, Donato Mancini, Elana Mann, Sharon Mesmer, K. Silem Mohammad, William Moor, Bruna Mori, Joseph Mosconi, Jeffrey Joe Nelson, Julie Orser, adam overton, Vanessa Place, Amar Ravva, Dan Richert, Stephanie Rioux, Christopher Russell, Kim Schoen, Ara Shirinyan, Rod Smith, Michael Smoler, Brian Stefans, Stephanie Taylor, Jason Underhill, Mark Wallace, Christine Wertheim, and Allyssa Wolf.

Currently on view at Weekend Gallery: Jay Erker - This Is So Much Better - Erker's work often manipulates subjects from readily available popular imagery which, in a simple and personal way, investigates the notion of identity in public space, hierarchies of dissemination, and the desire for meaning in contemporary life.

full schedule for the evening:

6:30-7:05
Brian Joseph Davis
Robin Dicker
Jen Hofer
js makkos
K. Lorraine Graham
Mark Wallace
Amanda Ackerman

7:30-8:05
Daniel Hockenson
Brian Kim Stefans
Allison Carter
Joseph Mosconi
Ara Shirinyan
Harold Abramowitz

8:30-9
Adam Overton
Christopher Russell
Brian Ang
Kate Durbin

9:30-10
Dodie Bellamy
David Buuck
Kevin Killian with the three piece band Garrick Hogg, Gabriel Loiderman and Max Mayer

Jon Rutzmoser & Marianne Morris Reading Dec 4


Paesaggio Eroico [Heroic Landscape], Adelchi-Riccardo Mantovani, 75x55cm, 2008

Jon Rutzmoser & Marianne Morris Reading
Sunday December 4, 2011 at 6:30pm
Insert Blanc Press HQ
Los Angeles, CA 90027
rsvp for directions LALiterature [at] [geeeemail] [dot] com

Jon Rutzmoser will be living in Echo Park, Los Angeles in early December. In fact, he's been living there for a while now, and he will continue to live there in early December. Marianne Morris, the British (Canadian-born) poet will be visiting Los Angeles for a few days in early December. Since the two of them have so much in common, we've decided to celebrate by having them each perform a reading at Insert Blanc Press HQ on Sunday December 4, 2011 at 6:30pm. You should come. You might enjoy seeing them perform readings.

If you don't know where Insert Blanc Press HQ is then please rsvp for directions at LALiterature [at] [geeeemail] [dot] com. If you know where Insert Blanc Press HQ is then you don't need to rsvp at all, just show up. Then we will all have so much in common. We will all physically occupy Insert Blanc Press HQ, even if just for a few passing hours. Oh and feel free to bring snacks or something to drink if you like, and if you're not into that sort of thing, that's fine too, just bring yourself andor a friend or just yourself. We'll be very happy to see you.

6:30pm social hour - reading will start by 7/7:30 at the absolute latest

here are some bios:
Jon Rutzmoser (b. 1982) is an artist, writer, and educator living in Los Angeles. Recent work appears in Gaga Stigmata, Drunken Boat and X-TRA. Jon also runs an experimental theater out of his Echo Park apartment. More information at www.hystericallyreal.com.

Marianne Morris is Canadian by birth and a Londoner by day; is a writer, painter, collagemaker and taxidermic sculptor based in East London. She was born in 1981 and founded Bad Press with Jow Lindsey and Jonathan Stevenson in 2002. Morris studied English Literature at Newnham College, Cambridge, and was the recipient of the Harper-Wood Studentship for Creative Writing from St. John’s College in 2008. She is now researching for a PhD in contemporary poetry at Dartington (University College Falmouth). Publications include: Commitment (Critical Documents/Bad Press, 2011), Untitled Colossal Parlour Odes (with Luke Roberts, Sophie Robinson, Josh Stanley; Bad Press, 2011), Tutu Muse (Fly By Night Press, 2008); A New Book From Barque Press, Which They Will Probably Not Print (Barque Press, 2006); with Bad Press: Cocteau Turquoise Turning, Fetish Poems (2004); Gathered Tongue, Memento Mori (2003); Poems in Order (2002). All Mod Cons and Iran Documents are forthcoming from Acts of Language and Openned Press respectively. Official blog: http://mannemo.tumblr.com/

William Maxwell Evans Perkins was born in New York City in 1884. Though he received a degree in economics from Harvard University, his passion was literature, and after college he took a position at Charles Scribner and Sons as an editor. Perkins was the only editor who recognized the brilliance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel, which would also be true of Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Perkins died in 1947.

(!x==[33]) Volume 1 by .UNFO from Blanc Press



Los Angeles, 11.11.11—Blanc Press is pleased to announce the release of (!x==[33]) Book 1 Volume 1 by .UNFO the first volume of a projected multiple volume set. What if you had a very long book and made it longer? With (!x==[33]) .UNFO seeks to indexically lengthen the world’s most monumental texts through failed software operations.

(!x==[33]) is curated by UNFO (Unauthorized Narrative Freedom Organization), an unofficial and temporary coalition of coders and writers, including Dan Richert and Harold Abramowitz.

Purchase a copy of (!x==[33]) Book 1 Volume 1 by .UNFO in hardbound $50.00

To date, Blanc Press has published CREDIT by Mathew Timmons, and Tragodía by Vanessa Place, the three volume set comprised of Statement of Facts, Statement of the Case and Argument.

Blanc Press: It’s material!







(!X==[33]) BOOK 1 VOLUME 1
Hardcover with dustjacket 776 pages
Blanc Press November 2011
ISBN 13: 978-0-9814623-9-4
Dimensions: 6.25 x 9.5 x 2 inches
Purchase a copy of (!x==[33]) Book 1 Volume 1 by .UNFO in hardbound $50.00

CONTACT THE PUBLISHER AT LALITERATURE AT GEEEEEE MAIL DAHT COM FOR CLASSROOM ADOPTION DISCOUNTS.

E! Entertainment by Kate Durbin



E! Entertainment by Kate Durbin
Full Color 40pg chapbook

Special Limited Edition Chapbook Signed and Numbered by the author $12.00

Chapbook Edition $9.00

I think it's really cool that you write books about pop culture. I read your chapters on Lindsay Lohan & Anna Nicole Smith—love them both. —Josie Stevens, star of the E! reality TV show Married to Rock

There is no one sporting hypermediaflesh like Kate Durbin's. With E! Entertainment she strips the TV image from its old curves, reupholstering 2D-packed pixelshit into clipped components, sentences, where somehow less surrounded they take on the shape of psychically deformed wallpaper. These are our icon baths hobbling toward you, reciting script-prayer in mime of sleep, and now Durbin is their lord. —Blake Butler, author of the novel Nothing: A Portrait of Insomnia

Kate Durbin is the brilliant combination of Warhol and Warhollian superstar—both pop satirist and performance artist. Courtroom defiant La Lohan, the clownish pathos of Anna Nicole Smith: these are Durbin’s Jackie O’s and car crashes. Her new conceptual poetry book, E! Entertainment, is both rapturous and ravaging of pop culture, sending up the paparazzi’s glare, the vampiric obsession with the lives of reality starlets, endlessly reported on E! news by fakebaked anchors with colgate smiles. Particularly poignant in this collection is Durbin’s opening piece on MTV’s The Hills, in which she narrates in microdetail the tedium and tragedy of reality TV, its scripted mumblecore, the punctures and weird rhythms, the edited, dramatic pauses, how nothing is said but there’s something bubbling underneath. All this Durbin builds to the (soap) operatic, into a backstabbing tragedy (later she counterpoises the toxic girls on The Hills with another televised catfight, in her piece on Dynasty). With Durbin’s meticulous slowdown we begin to read in between the lines, a meditation on these girls, their lives. —Kate Zambreno, author of Green Girl

Some AAAAAArt Stuff I've been doing at #OccupyLA



Some things I've been doing with others at #OccupyLA. I've also been sitting on the Demands and Objectives Committee and helping out on the Research Committee. With AAAAAA I've been participating in casual performance projects and really enjoying them.

CREDIT sung, shouted, whispered, scatted, chanted and droned (scroll down to hear audio excerpts from some of the performances)

10/1/11 CREDIT Proclamation with John Burtle and Kim Calder






CREDIT10111 by anathematas


10/2/11 CREDIT Singing with Kim Calder and Adam Overton interleaved with The Dabblerist Manifesto by Matador Oven

10/3/11 CREDIT Whisperers with John Burtle and Adam Overton
CREDIT10311 by anathematas

10/5/11 CREDIT Reading Together in Unison with Joshua (from Occupy LA Library)
CREDIT10511 by anathematas

10/8/11 CREDIT Shouting with Solomon Bothwell and Sean Gall
CREDIT10811 by anathematas

10/14/11 CREDIT Singing at &Now Tommorowland Forever Conference Les Figues Panel at UCSD with Adam Overton
CREDIT101411 by anathematas

10/17/11 CREDIT Swingin Country Jam with Amanda Ackerman and Jennifer Karmin
CREDIT107111 by anathematas

Also ...

10/8/11 Occupy LA Tour which spontaneously coalesced around Solomon Bothwell, a megaphone, Sean Gall and myself (we also picked up a spanish translator towards the end of the tour) - Below is actually a photo of Solomon with megaphone on the people's soap box - but it was only about 45 minutes later he was leading us on a spontaeous tour of OccupyLA

photo Harold Abramowitz

10/9/11 Title Singing with Harold Abramowitz as we received book donations at the library

photo Harold Abramowitz

10/19/11 Singing Chanting Voice Choir Chorus - got together and sang various songs as a warm up and then performed "Do You Have A Radical Proposal" (Arranged by D. Tucker, C. Thornton, R. Woo) on the west steps of City Hall and eventually throughout the entire occupation with Jordan Biren, Narin Dickerson, Sean Gall, Adam Overton, Nancy Popp and Mathew Timmons
Listen to an excerpt from the last 10 minutes of the performance…
Do You Have a Radical Proposal by anathematas

Watch us practicing and working with people who joined us, offering a Radical Proposal or two…

INTERNET



INTERNET – Rust-Oleum Universal Advanced Formula Hammered All-Surface Paint Silver Hammered – on various paper media 8.5” x 11” – a limited edition of 15 stencil prints – of which three (3) are available for sale – $25

PARROT 9 Politicized Pretty Picture by Stan Apps




PARROT 9 Politicized Pretty Picture
by Stan Apps
Now Out from Insert Press!

Buy Now!

The PARROT series was originally issued by Blanc Press (Los Angeles) from 2005-2010. Insert Press is reissuing facsimile editions of each title from the PARROT series and releasing a Limited Edition hand-bound set of the collection at the end of the run.

PARROT will print the work of Harold Abramowitz's A House on a Hill (A House on a Hill, Part One), Amanda Ackerman's I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck, Will Alexander's On the Substance of Disorder, Stan Apps' Politicized Pretty Picture, Amina Cain's Tramps Everywhere, Teresa Carmody's I Can Feel, Allison Carter's All Bodies Are The Same and They Have The Same Reactions, Michelle Detorie's Fur Birds, Kate Durbin's Kept Women, K. Lorraine Graham's My Little Neoliberal Pony, Jen Hofer's The Missing Link, Maximus Kim's Break Bloom Burn, Janice Lee's Fried Chicken Dinner, Bruna Mori and George Porcari's May I take Your Order?, Joseph Mosconi's But On Geometric, Vanessa Place's Forcible Oral Copulation, Amarnath Ravva's Airline Music, Stephanie Rioux's My Beautiful Beds, Ara Shirinyan's Erotic in Czech Republic, Michael Smoler's Pieces of Water, Brian Kim Stefans' Viva Miscegenation, Mathew Timmons' Complex Textual Legitimacy Proclamation, and Allyssa Wolf's Loquela.

Covers of Parrot were originally designed by the amazing printmaker, Maggie White. You can find out more about her work here: http://maggielomeliprintmaking.blogspot.com/ methinks you'll like what you see.

Read some recent press on the PARROT series, including a review of PARROT 5, a review of PARROT 1 and an interview with editor Mathew Timmons. Also! Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts & Tragodía 2: Statement of the Case by Vanessa Place are available through Blanc Press.

Sign up for the Insert Press & Blanc Press mailing list here!

Insert Press offers a few different ways to become a subscribing member and to support the press. Visit the Subscription page at Insert Press for more details!

PARROT 8 I Fell in Love With a Monster Truck by Amanda Ackerman




PARROT 8 I Fell in Love With a Monster Truck
by Amanda Ackerman
Now Out from Insert Press!

Buy Now!

The PARROT series was originally issued by Blanc Press (Los Angeles) from 2005-2010. Insert Press is reissuing facsimile editions of each title from the PARROT series and releasing a Limited Edition hand-bound set of the collection at the end of the run.

PARROT will print the work of Harold Abramowitz's A House on a Hill (A House on a Hill, Part One), Amanda Ackerman's I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck, Will Alexander's On the Substance of Disorder, Stan Apps' Politicized Pretty Picture, Amina Cain's Tramps Everywhere, Teresa Carmody's I Can Feel, Allison Carter's All Bodies Are The Same and They Have The Same Reactions, Michelle Detorie's Fur Birds, Kate Durbin's Kept Women, K. Lorraine Graham's My Little Neoliberal Pony, Jen Hofer's The Missing Link, Maximus Kim's Break Bloom Burn, Janice Lee's Fried Chicken Dinner, Bruna Mori and George Porcari's May I take Your Order?, Joseph Mosconi's But On Geometric, Vanessa Place's Forcible Oral Copulation, Amarnath Ravva's Airline Music, Stephanie Rioux's My Beautiful Beds, Ara Shirinyan's Erotic in Czech Republic, Michael Smoler's Pieces of Water, Brian Kim Stefans' Viva Miscegenation, Mathew Timmons' Complex Textual Legitimacy Proclamation, and Allyssa Wolf's Loquela.

Covers of Parrot are handprinted by the amazing printmaker, Maggie White. You can find out more about her work here: http://maggielomeliprintmaking.blogspot.com/ methinks you'll like what you see.

Read some recent press on the PARROT series, including a review of PARROT 5, a review of PARROT 1 and an interview with editor Mathew Timmons. Also! Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts & Tragodía 2: Statement of the Case by Vanessa Place are available through Blanc Press.

Sign up for the Insert Press & Blanc Press mailing list here!

Insert Press offers a few different ways to become a subscribing member and to support the press. Visit the Subscription page at Insert Press for more details!

a little get together for Danny Snelson!



a little get together for Danny Snelson
Friday August 12 at 7pm (reading at 8pm sharp)
at my house rsvp for directions to anathemata at geeeeeeeeemail

Danny Snelson is in Los Angeles!

Danny Snelson is a brilliant young writer, editor and archivist from the other side of the country, the other coast. He is not here in Los Angeles very often! If you do not know who this Danny Snelson is, well then you should come meet Danny Snelson at my house this Friday at 7pm. There will be a reading which will actually really start at 8pm. Joseph Mosconi will read and Danny and Mashinka Firunts will present "a little talk with some poems in it."

So please come enjoy relax and get together with the people! If you don't know where my house is drop me a line and I'll give you directions... ok see you there then...

the image associated with this event has nothing to do with any of these people other than it came up in a google image search of "danny snelson los angeles joseph mosconi apartment" so that's something...

Danny Snelson is an editor, writer and archivist living in Brooklyn. Recent works include my Dear coUntess (Drunken Boat, 2007), an internet specific video-text recomposition of a fin-de-si\'8fcle letter to Lord Kelvin, and The Book of Ravelling Women (Aphasic Letters, 2008), a fraudulent digital reproduction of a book by Djuna Barnes originally republished in 1948 (forged in collaboration with Phoebe Springstubb, an architect & visual artist based in Manhattan). In 2006, he worked to release the 0 to 9 magazine reprint & Aram Saroyan's Complete Minimal Poems with Ugly Duckling Presse.

As a contributing editor to PennSound audio archive, Danny has produced essential collections of recordings from a diverse range of writers including Louis Zukofsky, Gregory Whitehead, Robert Duncan, William Carlos Williams,Clark Coolidge, Robert Filliou, Adachi Tomomi, bill bissett, and Craig Dworkin. As the editor of /ubu editions at UbuWeb, Danny has released free republications of previously scarce/unavailable works byMaurice Blanchot, Robert Wilson, Rosmarie Waldrop,Bernard N\'9ael (Paul Buck), Bruce Andrews, Severo Sarduy, Dick Higgins, and Claude Simon. In February 2004, he began his online archival work as a scanner for Craig Dworkin's eclipse project.

Joseph Mosconi is a writer and linguist who lives in Los Angeles. He is an editor of Area Sneaks, a journal of poetry and visual arts, and codirects the Poetic Research Bureau. His criticism can be found in the Fillip Review, The /n/oulipian Analects, and the liner notes to Golden Digest, a DVD release by Animal Charm.

The Saffron Green Video Documentation!



The Saffron Green: Video Documentation

on vimeo...

video

The Saffron Green
A Space Opera in three movements written for voice, walkie talkie, megaphone and radio composed by Geneva Skeen and Mathew Timmons (radio score by Garrick Hogg, Andrew Lessman and Max Mayer). Employing a minimal modular score The Saffron Green brings together multiple analog technologies to explore the concept of both an outer space opera and an opera in public space. Taking the structure of a space opera and bringing it to street level, The Saffron Green borrows liberally from sci-fi operatic soundscapes and matches it with protest chants from the "Arab Spring" revolts. The People Want to Topple, The People Want to Overthrow, The People Demand the Fall. The performance will extend throughout Chinatown, using Human Resources as a staging ground and as home base from 5:30-7:00 pm and culminating on, in and above Chung King Road performed by a group of roughly 30 people from 7:15-7:45 pm.

You are invited to see The Saffron Green, the performance before the performance, the staging of the work as a work in and of itself at Human Resources from 5:30-7:00 pm as the performers ready themselves, get into costume, tune their radios, ready the walkie talkies and the bullhorns and warm up their voices. Then join us in walking over to Chung King Road for the performance from 7:15-7:45 pm for Perform Chinatown! on July 30.

Composed by Geneva Skeen and Mathew Timmons

Radio Score by Garrick Hogg, Andrew Lessman and Max Mayer
Listen to the Radio Score here.

Performers: Geneva Skeen, Mathew Timmons, Garrick Hogg, Kate Bergstrom, Claire Cronin, Andrea Dominguez, Kate Durbin, Rafa Esparza, Matt Fielder, Kate Gilbert, Gabi Gutierrez, Michael Anthony Ibarra, Mandy Kahn, Joanne Mitchell, Carmel Ni, Leila Perry, Jon Rutzmoser, Yecenia Torres, Christine Werthiem, and more...

Graphic Design Tanya Rubbak

Costuming by Geneva Skeen and Andrea Dominguez

Film: Ben Rodkin and Dante Della Maggiore

Thanks to KCHUNG Radio, Human Resources, Jancar Gallery, Ava Jancar, Fifth Floor Gallery, and Andrea Dominguez.

Review of The New Poetics in American Book Review

A review of my book The New Poetics published by Les Figues Press in November 2010 at htmlgiant "AT LAST, SEXUAL SATISFACTION FOR CINDY SHERMAN WITH YOUR BIGGER AND NEWEST ATEMPORAL NETWORK CULTURE!"

And a review of in American Book Review, Volume 32, Number 4, May:June 2011.

The Saffron Green



The Saffron Green
A Space Opera in three movements written for voice, walkie talkie, megaphone and radio composed by Geneva Skeen and Mathew Timmons (radio score by Garrick Hogg, Andrew Lessman and Max Mayer). Employing a minimal modular score The Saffron Green brings together multiple analog technologies to explore the concept of both an outer space opera and an opera in space. Taking the structure of a space opera and bringing it to street level, The Saffron Green borrows liberally from sci-fi operatic soundscapes and matches it with protest chants from the "Arab Spring" revolts. The People Want to Topple, The People Want to Overthrow, The People Demand the Fall. The performance will extend throughout Chinatown, using Human Resources as a staging ground and as home base from 5:30-7:00 pm and culminating on, in and above Chung King Road performed by a group of roughly 30 people from 7:15-7:45 pm.

You are invited to see The Saffron Green, the performance before the performance, the staging of the work as a work in and of itself at Human Resources from 5:30-7:00 pm as the performers ready themselves, get into costume, tune their radios, ready the walkie talkies and the bullhorns and warm up their voices. Then join us in walking over to Chung King Road for the performance from 7:15-7:45 pm for Perform Chinatown! on July 30.

Listen to the Radio Score here.

Performers: Geneva Skeen, Mathew Timmons, Garrick Hogg, Kate Bergstrom, Kim Calder, Claire Cronin, Greg Curtis, Andrea Dominguez, Kate Durbin, Rafa Esparza, Matt Fielder, Kate Gilbert, Gabi Gutierrez, Michael Anthony Ibarra, Mandy Kahn, Joanne Mitchell, Taylor Murphy, Carmel Ni, Leila Perry, Jon Rutzmoser, Yecenia Torres, Christine Werthiem, and more...

Image by Tanya Rubbak

Costuming by Geneva Skeen and Andrea Dominguez

Thanks to KCHUNG Radio, Human Resources, Jancar Gallery, Ava Jancar, Fifth Floor Gallery, and Andrea Dominguez.

We are looking for Radios!
Do you have a battery powered radio?
Would you be willing to let us borrow it saturday?
Would you be willing to join us saturday from 5-8pm at Human Resources and then on Chung King Road with your radio?
If you answered yes to all 3 questions We Love You! Please get in touch! anathemata at geeeeee mail

Vanessa Place & Rob Halpern Reading & Conversation Aug 5

JJ Garza, The French Invented Music, 2009, mixed media, 36 " x 36" each at RAID Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Vanessa Place & Rob Halpern Reading & Conversation
POSTPONED -

Friday August 5, 2011 at 7:30pm
Insert Blanc Press HQ
Los Angeles, CA 90027

On the occasion of Rob Halpern visiting Los Angeles from the Bay Area and on the occasion of Vanessa Place's new book, Tragodía 2: Statement of the Case, from Blanc Press please join us for a reading and conversation with Vanessa Place and Rob Halpern.

Rob Halpern is the author of two books of poems, Rumored Place (Krupskaya 2004), which was nominated for a California Book Award, and Disaster Suites (Palm Press 2009), as well as several chapbooks, including Weak Link (Slack Buddha 2009) and Imaginary Politics (TapRoot Editions 2008). His new project, Music for Porn, is forthcoming next year (Nightboat Books). With Taylor Brady, he also co-authored the book length poem Snow Sensitive Skin (Atticus/Finch 2007), soon to be reissued by Displaced Press in an expanded edition.

Vanessa Place is a writer, a lawyer, and co-director of Les Figues Press. She is author of Dies: A Sentence (2006), La Medusa (Fiction Collective 2, 2008), Notes on Conceptualisms, co-authored with Robert Fitterman (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009), and The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law (2010). A book of conceptual poetry, Statement of Facts, will be published in France by éditions è®e, as Exposé des Faits; a trilogy of conceptual work, Statement of Facts, Statement of the Case, and Argument, is being published in America by Blanc Press (USA). Her Factory-type chapbook series is available via oodpress (Brazil). Place is also a regular contributor to X-tra Art Quarterly, and has lectured and performed internationally.

Vanessa Place Statement of the Case


Los Angeles, 06.15.11—Blanc Press is pleased to announce the release of Tragodía 2: Statement of the Case by Vanessa Place, the second volume of Place's three-volume series, Tragodía. To celebrate, Blanc Press is offering a 15% discount on Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts, the first hardcover edition of the three-volume series. For further celebration, Blanc Press is thrilled to announce the release of Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts in paperback! So many things to be excited about.

Purchase a copy of Tragodía 2: Statement of the Case by Vanessa Place now in hardbound $35.00.

Purchase a copy of Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts by Vanessa Place
in hardbound $45.00 (now discounted 15%)
or in paperback $25.00.

(Statement of Facts paperback cover image)



Tragodía is composed of the three parts of an appellate brief: Statement of Facts, which sets forth, in narrative form, the evidence of the crime as presented at trial; Statement of the Case, which sets forth the procedural history of the case; and Argument, which are the claims of error and (for the defense) the arguments for reversing the judgment. Place's Statement of the Case project involves reproducing Statements of the Case from some of her appellate briefs and representing them as poetry.

Rule 8.204(a )(2)(A) of the California Rules of Court requires the appellate brief to “state the nature of the action, relief sought in the trial court, and the judgment or order appealed from.” The purpose of this rule is to give the Court of Appeal a concise overview of the relevant trial court proceedings. Usually this would include, in chronological order: the charges, relevant motions and rulings, the type of proceeding, the verdict or other result, the judgment and sentence, and the date the notice of appeal was filed. The statement should include only information relevant to the issues or necessary to give the appeal an intelligible setting. It should not quote or paraphrase pleadings or other documents extensively or offer excessive detail about dates and procedures not material to the issues. One page or less often suffices. The key is to offer the court procedural context and focus.

Praise for Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts:
"No poetry book this year will be more disturbing – upsetting, unsettling – to read than Tragodía 1: Statement of Facts, by Vanessa Place."—Steven Fama, the glade of theoric ornithic hermetica

"... extremely disturbing on multiple levels ..."—Sina Queyras, Lemon Hound

"Vanessa Place, herself an appellate criminal defense attorney who specializes in sex offenders and sexually violent predators, has assembled a remarkable sequence of narratives, taken almost verbatim from court testimonies she herself reviewed: her cases are entirely “real.” But what is the “real” anyway? What is the difference between fact and the interpretation of fact? Between fact and truth? And what do these “true” stories tell us about the society we live in, and the way we apportion innocence and guilt? Telling it straight turns out to be the most mysterious—and poetic—way of telling it there is. No novelist could invent horror stories as compelling—and puzzling—as these actual case studies. Statement of Facts is a superb piece of conceptual writing."—Marjorie Perloff

"Just the facts, Ma’am. The only way to be more clever than Kathy Acker, it turns out, is to be less clever. Charles Reznikoff sampled the National Reporter System of appellate decisions for his verse in Testimony; Acker incorporated legal documents from In re van Geldern as part of her modified plagiarism; but Place recognizes that such documents are far more powerful left unedited. And they read, frequently, like the reticent syllogistic prose of Hemingway short stories. Reframed from the public record as literature, the results are emotionally unbearable."—Craig Dworkin

"Vanessa Place is a lawyer and, like Bartelby, much of her work involves scribing appellate briefs, that task of copying and editing, rendering complex lives and dirty deeds into “neutral” language to be presented before a court. That is her day job. Her poetry is an appropriation of the documents she writes during her day job, flipping her briefs after hours into literature. And like most literature, they’re chock full of high drama, pathos, horror and humanity. But unlike most literature, she hasn’t written a word of it. Or has she? Here’s where it gets interesting. She both has written them and, at the same time, she’s wholly appropriated them—rescuing them from the dreary world of court filings and bureaucracy—and, by mere reframing, turns them into what is arguably the most challenging, complex and controversial literature being written today."—Kenneth Goldsmith

"Statement of Facts is a powerful poem which forces us to question our own response to 'documentary' material and the nature and reliability of evidence. There's also for me the way that language functions (and often lies) in response to our attempts to make sense of things and I'm grateful to Place for bringing this to my attention."—John Armstrong, Arduity

"Statement of Facts is a book about limits and boundaries: physical, psychological, legal, literary, and conceptual. It is about speech and its transcription, and the strange distortions of language that have evolved to serve the legal system. It is about actions that leave a mark on the body and the soul."—Ken Gonzales-Day

"You might have supposed that the hallowed technique of cultural appropriation had exhausted itself in the wake of the Duchampian ready-made, the spend-thrift citations of Pop, Burrough’s lapidary cut-ups, or the critical twist given to all this by New York postmodernism in the 80s. But by re-presenting appellate briefs of sexual offense cases, attorney-cum-wordsmith, Vanessa Place has come up with another take on taking. Here the uncanny juggernaut of the Law collides with the excruciating strengths and fragilities of victims, voice is overwritten by context, and morality by salient indignation. In other circumstances we would take our hats off, but given her profession, she deserves a citation."—John Welchman

"By repurposing legal prosecution and defense documents of violent sexual crimes verbatim, Statement of Facts takes on issues too messy to benefit from further elucidation which only grow more disturbing presented in their purest case material form. For some, what Statement of Facts brings into the public square is salacious, but Place is in effect saying: ‘I move the ball out of this arena and take it into this arena’ in order to pump up the socio political volume on this legal/moral battlefield. Her definition of injustice is sweeping. Statement of Facts does not care what the reader thinks about content and in essence, Place’s relationship to content is like Oprah Winfrey’s to money. It is straightforward, and you are free to project onto it whatever you need to. However you respond to this fierce book, it is indisputable that Statement of Facts has carved out a place for itself as a touchstone of poetic push back. As Pasadena Superior Court Judge Gilbert Alston famously quipped in his dismissal of a 1986 rape case because the victim was a prostitute: ‘A whore is a whore is a whore’—Statement of Facts counters by unflinchingly reminding us ‘a rape is a rape is a rape.’"—Kim Rosenfield

"Statement of Facts is poet/lawyer Vanessa Place’s masterful demonstration of day-for-night writing. Alternately nauseating, cold, gripping, philosophical, and relentless, this volume is an analytical portrait of a writer writing in double-time, simultaneously producing legal language caught in the trap of trying (and failing) to secure the self-evident meanings of the factual; and poetic language procedurally measuring the way facts are fundamentally also instruments of violence, building toward the legitimation of a legal edifice from which no one can escape. These descriptions of heinous sex crimes, detached from their original function as depositions, are a treatise on contingency; a discourse on the moral lenses of narrative; and an institutional critique of the aesthetics and ethics of juridical administration."—Simon Leung

Vanessa Place is a writer, a criminal appellate defense attorney, and co-director of Les Figues Press. Of Vanessa Place and Robert Fitterman’s Notes on Conceptualisms, Mary Kelly said, “I learned more about the impact of conceptualism on artists and writers than I had from reading so-called canonical works on the subject.” Place is author of Dies: A Sentence, La Medusa, Notes on Conceptualisms (co-authored with Robert Fitterman), Exposé des Faits, and The Guilt Project: Rape, Morality and Law. Other work includes the Factory Series of chapbooks and a sound collaboration with Stephanie Taylor, Murder Square Dance on the Spiral Jetty (both with oodpress).



TRAGODÍA 2: STATEMENT OF THE CASE
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I Know What I Did Since Last Summer...

Every once in a while, and more frequently than I'd like to admit, I get that feeling, which I'm sure you've all had as well, that I'm just a lazy no good shiftless Dude, with nothing good to show for whatever meager efforts I make. It is always good to look back several months and take stock and often times you realize, wait a minute... I Rock! ...but since I don't put up any documentation of the work it may as well not even exist. And so I'd like to offer this list as documentation of what I've been up to over the past year. Many of these projects involve the work and collaboration of many other artists and writers as well. Scroll down, click on things, enjoy!
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May
pieces from "Sound Noise" in Aufgabe #10

"Silver Lake Jubilee Les Figues Reading" Silver Lake Jubilee, Los Angeles (May 2011) listen to the Full Reading or listen to just the Finale and be sure to listen closely for the heckler from the third floor apartment.

"Silver Lake Jubilee Arts" curatorial work for Silver Lake Jubilee, Los Angeles (May 2011) including Jubilee Dérives with Adam Overton and Lailye Weidman, as well as a large scale installation by Janne Larsen

"The Procession of Figues" by Kate Durbin for Les Figues Garden Party, Los Angeles (May 2011). Kate Durbin made hats for three Les Figues writers to match their books and each of us participated in a procession as Kate read from our work. The New Poetics hat Kate made for me was bright and wonderfully garish. I also blew bubbles, which I was very not good at, while attempting to keep the hat balanced on my head.




“Les Figues: Place, Timmons & Wertheim” Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Los Angeles (May 2011) This was billed as a Sound Poetry Reading. There was a man sitting in the audience with huge headphones on for safety, he clearly got the sound poetry memo. It was a wonderfully loud reading, or as one reviewer said, "Closing the fest with the audacious, high energy, experimental sound poets of Les Figues Press... Their performance was the most fun I had all day, as there’s nothing quite like watching a complacent audience’s skin crawl."

PARROT 7 On the Substance of Disorder by Will Alexander is out from Insert Press. Buy a copy before they're gone. SOLD OUT!





April
"A Convocation" Library of Sacred Technologies (2011)

"Gnos: A Vocal Liturgy" Signify Sanctify Believe at Public Fiction, Los Angeles (April 2011) A collaboration with Geneva Skeen and the performers Ariana Petrovijc, Joseph Tepperman and Yecenia Torres. A small group vocal convocation exploring microtonal scores with elements of chanting and improvisation - examining the traditional religious service of the liturgy as a way of structuring and engaging group participation in a collective space - an hour long durational performance lacking logical sense - an immersive meditative experience.

"Gadji Beri Bimba: A Chanting Meditation" Signify Sanctify Believe at Public Fiction, Los Angeles (April 2011) - Listen to a group of 8 of us chanting Gadji Beri Bimba for half an hour.

mentioned in (though my name was misspelled - yeah I'm used to it) “The Digital Flood: You'd Better Start Swimmin' or You'll Sink Like a Stone” by Kenneth Goldsmith, Harriett, The Poetry Foundation (April 24, 2011) "an impoverished writer, Matthew Timmons [sic], who has taken every credit card application sent to him and bound them into an eight-hundred-page print-on-demand book so costly that even he can’t afford a copy" - "These new writers are language hoarders; their projects are epic, mirroring the gargantuan scale of textuality on the Internet. While the works often take an electronic form, there is often a paper version that is circulated in journals and zines, purchased by libraries, and received by, written about, and studied by readers of poetry. While this new writing has an electronic gleam in its eyes, its results are distinctly analog, taking inspiration from radical modernist ideas and juicing them with twenty-first century technology. This ain’t E-poetry or Net Art: this is all about a basic change in the ways in which we use language. We will never write the same way again."


March
“Poetry Reading: Mathew Timmons & Harold Abramowitz” Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles (March 2011)

"The Arc of Noise" (sound poetry choral composition) A Cappella Speaking Choirs, compilation cd, WFMU-FM 91.1 Listen to the early mix here. A Compilation cd with some great stuff including Yesterduh by Brian Joseph Davis, pieces by Alan Licht and work from a number of other sound artists I'm excited to discover.

"A Safe Dinner" with Galadriel Mattei, Janne Larsen and [name], at Hi-Lite Gallery Los Angeles (March 2011) A wonderfully gargantuan effort at putting together an "art" dinner for over 30 guests, no catering, Holly Myers cooked everything, many wonderful people helped serve drinks and food, almost everyone from [name] was there helping in some way, Eric Lindley regaled the diners with song, Kari Rae Seekins DJ'd, this was a beautiful event, this was an amazing time, we're all sad you missed it, and for those of you who made it, you know what I'm talking about... [name] is a curatorial collective dedicated to the optimal channeling of auspicious energies in any and all available circumstances. Its members include Spencer Douglass, Holly Myers, Paul Pescador, Catherine Taft, Mathew Timmons, Matt Wardell, and Kate Wolf.


February
"Cop Kisser by Steven Zultanski" The Poetry Project Newsletter (February/March 2011) A review of a brilliant book by The Great Zultanski.

“The Safe Show by Janne Larsen” at Hi-Lite Gallery, Los Angeles (February-March 2011) This show collected a few different bodies of work Larsen has worked on over the past few years including the Gum Drop Mountain series, another group of paintings Larsen worked on while at a residency in Austrailia, and of course the Safe Series. The Safe Series was based around an unopened safe that Larsen inherited some three years previous. Meditating on the possible contents hidden within, Larsen's painting reveal the darker side of desire and even obsession as the safe, or what might possibly be resting safely inside, becomes a fetish object for the subjects in her paintings as the subjects of her paintings, all men, become objects of their own fetishistic desires.


January
The New Interview” by David Shook, molossus (January 11, 2011) An interview with David Shook of molossus about my recent book, The New Poetics from Les Figues Press

"The New Craft" from The New Poetics, molasses (2011) A piece finished after the book was released and written for David Shook and molossus.

"Self-Reliance" as part of [name], Collective Show Los Angeles 2011 (January 2011) A high energy construct of a show that brought together a wide variety of collectives and alternative spaces operating in the Los Angeles art world. The piece that [name] included in the exhibition was mainly thought out by Holly Myers and Kate Wolf. The idea was deceptively simple, there was a copy of the text Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson, an old wooden soap box and the instructions that the viewer should take the text and the soap box and go somewhere outside and stand on the soap box and read the text Self-Reliance to any passersby that might listen. I myself took the opportunity to rely upon myself to enact the piece and drew quite and audience, it was also interesting to reflect upon the text in this seemingly new context.

MLA Off-Site Reading” ArtShare, Los Angeles (January 2011) A reading with over 70 poets, the standard MLA off-site reading as we in LA were lucky enough to host the MLA convention. I helped Brian Kim Stefans and the gentlemen from the PRB put together a solid 4 hour reading and we had a stocked audience throughout the entire evening. I think for many of us in LA it was wonderful to see an audience of nearly 200 people spilling out into the wings of the theater, and all for poetry!

Featherless #7” Wordspace, Los Angeles (January 2011) A wonderful reading at a great space in Atwater Village, wordspace, hosted by Brenda Varda, Andrea Lambert and Katie Jacobson, lovely ladies, all three.


December
"Text in Art: Barbara Krueger, Peter Tunney, Mathew Timmons, Young-Hae Chang, and Tony Thoong" online exhibition curated by Paula Daenze (December 2010) A virtual exhibition and a nice surprise for me to be found among such great company

“Telephone” François Ghebaly Gallery, Culver City, CA (December 2010) A One-Night Exhibition of Experimental Poetry, Sound Art, and Performance. This one-night show offered me the opportunity to take a project from script to real live choir, The Arc of Noise, which was previously realized by participants of (323)Projects over the phone as part of the telephone gallery (see more about this project below). I also asked members of [name] collective to help find perfumers that would be willing to act out found texts we had amassed for You've Got Problems? We've Got Solutions. a telephone gallery show we did with (323)Projects. Performers included Jon Rutzmoser (who also helped video the event), Tucker Neel and Nancy Popp. Spencer Douglas also made a movie based on Marilyn Monroe's eulogy. Please enjoy the videos below…












Variety Variety Variety” the Lounge at REDCAT, Los Angeles (December 2010) Miranda July actually showed up in the audience for this reading in the Lounge at REDCAT, one of my favorite places to read in LA and on a Sunday afternoon too, my favorite time for a reading all curated by the highly skilled curator, Harold Abramowitz.


November
The New Poetics. Los Angeles: Les Figues Press, 2010. My book! Have you read it? Rodrigo Toscano did the intro and he has also said “The New Poetics helped deepen my thoughts about the paradoxical relations between temporality and culture-making. It is paradoxical and committed in a most excellent way.” Marie Buck has said, "In making newness old, The New Poetics begins to chart a way to think futurity differently. And as a work of poetics, Timmons’s book both operates through and points up a contradiction inherent to flarf and conceptual writing: the valorization of non-newness as simultaneous valorization of the (new) gesture away from the new. These poems are great at the individual level, and you should read this book for that reason. But also, you should read this book because doing so will upset a slew of old poetics questions you thought you had worked out.”

"the Past I, Present I, New I" The Encyclopedia Project Vol. 2 F-K

You've Got Problems? We've Got Solutions.” as part of [name], (323) Projects, Los Angeles (November 2010)

Guest Lecture & Performance, Bruna Mori's Forms and Formulas class (LIT435) UCSD, San Diego & Mori's Poetry class, Woodbury School of Architecture, San Diego, CA (November 2010)

Les Figues Pacific Northwest Readings” Spare Room Series at The Waypost, Portland, OR (November 2010)
Les Figues Pacific Northwest Readings” Pilot Books, Seattle, WA (November 2010)

“Open Door: 323 Projects” by David Shook, Harriett, The Poetry Foundation, November, 2010. A write up on (323)Projects in general and it's historical precedent, John Giorno's Dial-a-Poem project as well as The Archanoids show in particular, including audio from The Archanoids cd as well as sample audio from The Arc of Noise. Also for this project Shook asked me to recreate the famous Dial-a-Poem photograph of John Giorno and I couldn't help but oblige.





October
"Man on Pink Corner, Purveyor of Iniquities" an Afterword for Christopher Russell's solo exhibition catalog, Runaway, Luis de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles (October 2010)

Futility of Making Salad: Artists and Community” MATERIAL Studio Visit #2 (October 2010)

"Community or Group Formation: A Basic Sketch" The Futility of Making Salad: Artists and Community, MATERIAL (October 2010)

From Bohemia to Conceptual Writing: Books, presses, and publishing” UCLA Department of Information Studies at the Clark Library, Los Angeles (October 9, 2010)


September
Sound Noise. Texas: Little Red Leaves, 2010. An ebook available for free from LRL and also available through Lulu.com as a paperback book. A kind of sequel to my chapbook, Lip Service, from Slack Buddha a year previous. I purposefully made this book the cheapest book available through Lulu so that alongside my previous book CREDIT I would have both the most and least expensive books available through Lulu.

"The Archanoids" (sound poetry cd) joint project Pleonasm Music, (323) Projects, Insert Press (2010) Listen to tracks at Pleonasm Music and at Harriett



“The Archanoids” solo show inaugurating the opening of a new phone gallery in Los Angeles (323) Projects, Los Angeles (September 2010) For this show I played a different track from the cd The Archanoids every other day throughout the month long run of the show. (323) Projects, a project of Tucker Neel, is a phone gallery that guests "visit" by calling in. For this show callers were able to leave a message that followed an online video score for a new sound poem, The Arc of Noise. As I've worked with Aaron Drake to mix the roughly 140 different messages left we've come up with a preliminary mix which is the track that was released by WFMU. Listen to the early mix here.

“The Arc of Noise Score” for 323Projects, text animation video score (September 2010)

The Arc of Noise from Mathew Timmons on Vimeo.


“Mathew Timmons: The Archanoids @ 323projects” tryharder LA art blog (September 13, 2010)

Fine Arts LA Exclusive: Mathew Timmons” by Joshua Morrison (September 2, 2010)

“Mathew Timmons: The Archanoids” flavorpill Los Angeles Pick of the Week by Shana Nys Dambrot (September 1, 2010)

“The New Poetics Book Trailer” for Les Figues Press, with camera and sound by Ben Rodkin and assistance from Theo Carlson (September 2010) A "book trailer" made for my then forthcoming book The New Poetics

The New Poetics Trailer from Mathew Timmons on Vimeo.




August
“CREDIT: Installation” Not Content, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) (August 2010) Two 8' x 11' murals painted pointed in three days with the assistance of Sarah Krainin. Each painting is taken from the two main sections of the book CREDIT, those being Credit (on the left) and Debit (on the right in pink).





“CREDIT: Talk & Performance” Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) (August 2010) Images from the artist talk and performance after three days of painting the pieces. On the fourth day I took a break and talked about it.

Mathew Timmons
Not Content: Credit
Mathew Timmons

PARROT 7 On the Substance of Disorder by Will Alexander




PARROT 7 On the Substance of Disorder
by Will Alexander
Now Out from Insert Press!

SOLD OUT!


The PARROT series was originally issued by Blanc Press (Los Angeles) from 2005-2010. Insert Press is reissuing facsimile editions of each title from the PARROT series and releasing a Limited Edition hand-bound set of the collection at the end of the run.

PARROT will print the work of Harold Abramowitz's A House on a Hill (A House on a Hill, Part One), Amanda Ackerman's I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck, Will Alexander's On the Substance of Disorder, Stan Apps' Politicized Pretty Picture, Amina Cain's Tramps Everywhere, Teresa Carmody's I Can Feel, Allison Carter's All Bodies Are The Same and They Have The Same Reactions, Michelle Detorie's Fur Birds, Kate Durbin's Kept Women, K. Lorraine Graham's My Little Neoliberal Pony, Jen Hofer's The Missing Link, Maximus Kim's Break Bloom Burn, Janice Lee's Fried Chicken Dinner, Bruna Mori and George Porcari's May I take Your Order?, Joseph Mosconi's But On Geometric, Vanessa Place's Forcible Oral Copulation, Amarnath Ravva's Airline Music, Stephanie Rioux's My Beautiful Beds, Ara Shirinyan's Erotic in Czech Republic, Michael Smoler's Pieces of Water, Brian Kim Stefans' Viva Miscegenation, Mathew Timmons' Complex Textual Legitimacy Proclamation, and Allyssa Wolf's Loquela.

Covers of Parrot are handprinted by the amazing printmaker, Maggie White. You can find out more about her work here: http://maggielomeliprintmaking.blogspot.com/ methinks you'll like what you see.

Read some recent press on the PARROT series, including a review of PARROT 5, a review of PARROT 1 and an interview with editor Mathew Timmons. Also! Statement of Facts by Vanessa Place is available through Blanc Press.

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Insert Press offers a few different ways to become a subscribing member and to support the press.

The Insert Press Full Subscription includes everything produced by Insert Press for $133.00. You may subscribe to Insert Press separate from the PARROT series for $50.00. You may subscribe to the PARROT series only for $81.00 (issues 1-4 have completely sold out so subscriptions will begin at PARROT 5). You may pre-order the Limited Edition hand-bound set of the PARROT collection, signed and numbered 1-50 for $100.00 (This is now the only way to get the full run of PARROT). You may also Donate to Insert Press and if you include your address, we’ll send you something very exciting, just because you’re so nice!

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Subscribe to Insert Press now for $133.00 and receive everything Insert Press has published to date including Three Column Table by Harold Abramowitz (only a few copies left available only to subscribers!), Absurd Good News by Julien Poirier, Handsome Fish Offices by Ara Shirinyan plus a year's worth of new titles including Bruna Mori's forthcoming Poetry for Corporations, the Ups & Downs anthology (a collection of writings and imagery from the installation series, The Ups & Downs), all 23 of the individual titles in the PARROT series (issues 1-4 have completely sold out so subscriptions will begin at PARROT 5), and anything else we publish this year.

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A Safe Dinner

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Hello!

I would like to invite you to A Safe Dinner at Hi-Lite Gallery on Saturday March 5 at 7 p.m. A Safe Dinner is being put on by Janne Larsen, Galadriel Mattei, Holly Myers, Mathew Timmons and [name] in concert with The Safe Show by Janne Larsen. You can find out more information about Larsen’s work at Hi-Lite Gallery’s website.

This will be an intimate dinner with a very limited guest list and we are especially interested in having You join us. You cannot believe how lucky you are to be invited to this occasion! Menu and drinks by [name] collective—entertainments and diversions by Janne Larsen and Galadriel Mattei. Come prepared to imbibe, enjoy, and participate in an evening of culinary and sensory adventure!

Please RSVP at General Projects by Wednesday March 2 (Scroll down for paypal button). You may bring a guest. The cost is $30 per person, due at the time of the reservation. The cost includes all food and drink. You will also find the option to let us know if you are vegetarian and we will accommodate you.

A Safe Dinner
Saturday March 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hi-Lite
533 South Los Angeles St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

RSVP by March 2 at General Projects (Scroll down for paypal button)
You may also donate to the event, the artists and the space below...

[name] is a curatorial collective dedicated to the optimal channeling of auspicious energies in any and all available circumstances. Its members include Spencer Douglass, Holly Myers, Paul Pescador, Catherine Taft, Mathew Timmons, Matt Wardell, and Kate Wolf.

Sorry we are Full for the evening - but we'll be doing more dinners in the future - look out for dinner!

Donate to support the event, the artists and the space by clicking on the button below...





MLA Off-Site Reading 2011 Los Angeles



MLA Off-Site Reading
Los Angeles Saturday, Jan 8, 2011
7pm doors / reading 7:30pm

ArtShare
http://artsharela.org/
801 East 4th Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

The traditional MLA off-site marathon reading--over sixty poets from across the country, reading for 3 minutes each--brought to you by Brian Kim Stefans, Andrew Maxwell, Mathew Timmons, Joseph Mosconi and Ara Shirinyan.

Who said conference poetry wasn't sexy? You say MLA. We say MLAwesome.

Zero-sum speed-sport pachinko-style poetasty. Everything poetry is not supposed to be––for four hours!

This is the shadow convention. Screw the well-lit spaces. Guidebook for conventioneers ahead.

Doors open at 7:00, the reading will start at 7:30.

Poets will read for 3 minutes (or less); we place violators on the subway to the sea, MTA-guaranteed, by which we mean they shall never arrive. We have to be out of the venue by midnight, so windbags will be haters. If it sounds like a puptent happening, get this: it is a proper theater, so at least there are no chairs to fold!

There is a parking lot, and during the event there will be an inexpensive cash bar, but we have no other details on the space. It looks really great in the photos.

Did we mention there's a grand piano?

More complete information, including directions, restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, can be found at Brian Kim Stefan's blog, Free Space Comix. http://www.arras.net/fscIII/?p=1616



The Cast of Players
in the order they will appear...

7:30 - 7:45
Aaron Kunin
Norman Finkelstein
Vanessa Place
Jonathan Skinner
Andrew Maxwell

7:45 - 8:00
Rodrigo Toscano
Calvin Bedient
Joshua Clover
Molly Bendall
Barrett Watten

8:00 - 8:15
Catherine Daly
Brent Cunningham
Ara Shirinyan
Carla Harryman
Deborah Meadows

8:15 - 8:30
Clay Banes
Jane Sprague
Dawn Lundy
Douglas Kearney
Ronaldo Wilson

8:30 - 8:45
Allison Carter
Cathy Park Hong
David Lloyd
Lyn Hejinian
Amanda Ackerman

8:45 - 9:00
David Lau
Amina Cain
Grant Jenkins
Anna Joy Springer
James Meetze

9:00 - 9:15
Bibiana Maltos
Marcella Durand
Janice Lee
Andy Fitch
Linda Lay

9:15 - 9:30
Timothy Yu
Matias Viegener
Josef Horáček
Harold Abramowitz
Jena Osman

9:30 - 9:45
David Shook
Ted Pearson
Rocío Carlos
Michael Hennessey
Aaron Belz

9:45 - 10:00
Julia Bloch
Guy Bennett
Johanna Drucker
Janet Sarbanes
Patrick Durgin

10:00 - 10:15
Mathew Timmons
K. Lorraine Graham
Joseph Mosconi
Kit Robinson
Will Alexander

10:15 - 10:30
Lisa Sewell
Rae Armantrout
Noura Wedell
Román Luján
John Pluecker

10:30-10:45
Stuart Krimko
Jeanine Webb
Therese Bachand
Brian Kim Stefans
Daniel Tiffany

10:45 - 11:00
John Tranter
Diane Ward
Sarah Dowling
Teresa Carmody
Susan Schultz

11:00 -
Christine Wertheim
William Mohr