Jackqueline Frost Amanda Ackerman Christopher Russell

Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), Accumulation, c. 1963. See below for more info.

Jackqueline Frost Amanda Ackerman Christopher Russell
House Reading
Sunday, July 29 at 6 p.m.
(email insertpress [at] gmail [dot] com for exact address)

6pm Reception - 7pm Reading - 8pm Party

Insert Blanc Press is happy to welcome Jackqueline Frost from the Bay Area for a good old fashioned house reading at Insert Blanc Press HQ. We are also quite happy to welcome Amanda Ackerman and Christopher Russell to read alongside our visitor from the north, both accomplished artists and authors on Insert Blanc press. And we welcome you too! Come be a part of the history and tradition of the ever so cozy and wonderfully quaint house reading. We promise not to make it too quaint. Bring a little something to drink if you like, or even something to snack on and we will do the same. Insert Blanc Press books will all be for sale at special quaint and cozy house reading discount prices. Come at 6pm for an hour of chit chatting art and poetry talk (hey be nice!); and at 7pm we'll give our writers and artists time to wow you with their work; then at 8pm we'll have a good old fashioned party until we're all tired out from all the good old fashionedness of everything (in other words from 8pm until late).

(parking can be tricky in the neighborhood so plan to arrive a little early and your best chance is above or north of 4th St and east of Coronado)

Artists Bios:
Jackqueline Frost is the author of When We Say Brutal (Berkeley Neo-Baroque) and The Soft Appeal: Sentiment in the Age of Cybernetic Disclosure (Nous-Zot Press). Her writing has appeared in Rethinking Marxism, Supermachine, La Fovea, Try!, The Poetic Labor Project, and Lana Turner. Her concerns include materialist feminism, theologico-political conceptions of poverty and animality, as well as those ‘derelict duties of self-preservation’ called crime.

Amanda Ackerman is the author of four chapbooks: Sin is to Celebration (co-author, House Press), The Seasons Cemented (Hex Presse), I Fell in Love with a Monster Truck (Insert Press Parrot #8), and Short Stones (Dancing Girl Press). She is co-publisher and co-editor of the press eohippus labs. She also writes collaboratively as part of the projects SAM OR SAMANTHA YAMS and UNFO. Her writing has been published in a variety of literary publications, including, most recently, TH.CE, Everyday Genius, WestWind Review, and Shearsman Magazine.  

Christopher Russell received his BFA from California College of the Arts and Crafts in 1998 and his MFA from Art Center College of Design in 2004. From 2001 to 2005 Russell edited, designed, produced, and distributed the “destroy–to–enjoy” literary art zine Bedwetter. He was the subject of a 2009 Hammer Museum Projects solo exhibition and is represented by Luis De Jesus Los Angeles. He has also exhibited his work at Acuna Hansen, Samuel Freeman, Circus Gallery—all in Los Angeles; White Columns, New York; Van Harrison Gallery (Gallery 1R), Chicago; and other venues. His novel Sniper, edited by Amy Gestler, was published in 2011. Budget Decadence, a novella, was published by 2nd Cannons Publications and Landscape, a monograph on his work, was published by Kolapsomal Press. Russell edited and wrote an essay for the catalog that accompanied his curatorial debut, Against the Grain at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions in 2008. Additionally, he has written more than two dozen articles and reviews about art in Los Angeles. Russell’s work is in various public collections, including the Hammer Museum/Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, J.P. Getty Museum Research Institute; New York University; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Image info: Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), Accumulation, c. 1963. Sewn and stuffed fabric, wood chair frame, paint, 35 1/2 × 38 1/2 × 35 in. (90.2 × 97.8 × 88.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Photograph by Tom Powel. Yayoi Kusama's retrospective is currently on view at The Whitney in New York from July 12 - September 30, 2012. 

PARROT 11 Forcible Oral Copulation by Vanessa Place

PARROT 11 Forcible Oral Copulation
by Vanessa Place
Now Out from Insert Blanc Press!

With respect to the nature of the offenses, J.A. claims they “were not typical forcible oral copulations or sodomies[,]” or “typical kidnappings.” We agree they were not typical; they were particularly heinous. 
People v. J.I.A. (2011) 196 Cal.App.4th 393.

The PARROT series was originally issued by Blanc Press (Los Angeles) from 2005-2010. Insert Blanc 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. 

Titles in the PARROT series: 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, Brian Ang’s Pre-Symbolic, 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, 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 at Gray Area, methinks you'll like what you see.

Read some press on the PARROT series, including a review of PARROT 5, a review of PARROT 1 and an interview with editor Mathew Timmons. And check out the various ways Insert Blanc Press offers to become a subscribing member and to support the press. Visit the Subscription page at Insert Press for more details!