Pamela Lu’s Ambient Parking Lot is now available for the Kindle and Nook ebook readers. The pulp and ink edition continues to race through the aisles of Small Press Distribution. Read more about Ambient Parking Lot here, here, and here.
August 30, 2011
August 24, 2011
Kenning Editions is proud to announce the publication of Waveform, by Amber DiPietra and Denise Leto. Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Disability Studies. Somatics. WAVEFORM documents an aqueous, stop-start conversation between two women poets with disabilities. The idea of suspension—being held back, held over, or held by larger bodies, especially water—serves as pivot point for a manuscript that begins with the problem of rising from bed in the morning, of gravity and the ankle, of making muscles that control speech contract and release. Quotidian rituals like listing provide structure while large marine creatures open this epistolary work to a kind of chronic floating.
Denise Leto is a poet, writer, and Senior Editor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work is forthcoming in Beauty is a Verb, Cinco Puntos Press, Fall 2011 and Puerto del Sol, Fall 2011 and has appeared in Wildhorses on Fire: Other Letters, The Wolf Magazine: Arts Council of England, Aufgabe, 26, and Xantippe. She was a Fellow for the University of Michigan’s Research/Practice Symposium on Movement, Somatics & Writing and is a past Honorary Fellow and Artist in Residence at Djerassi Resident Artist Program. She recently presented her work at the multi-media art event, “Breaking Ranks: Human/Nature,” at the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Amber DiPietra works as an advocate and peer counselor in the Bay Area disability community. She has recently started Write To Connect—life writing workshops for radical and everyday embodiments. Her interests include tracking the orthopedic body in real time, personal fossil records, ¡accion mutante! politics, and warm waters. Poems and prose pieces by Amber have appeared in Make, A Chicago Literary Magazine, Mirage Period[ica], Tarpaulin Sky, Mrs. Maybe, Monday Night and TRY!. Amber also co-curates the working class reading series with Michelle Puckett in Oakland, CA. Visit Amber’s blog at www.adipietra.blogspot.com
ISBN: 978-0-9767364-9-3 / $10.00 / 36pp. perfectbound chapbook
August 23, 2011
There are two ways to subscribe to Kenning Editions. By credit card, clicking here, you receive Ambient Parking Lot, Left Having, and Some Math, all for $35.00. By check, you can choose three titles from the complete list of available titles, each discounted substantially. Domestic shipping is free in either case. Your subscription is the most direct way to support the press’ ongoing efforts to make important new writing available! Here’s hoping to hear from you soon.
August 13, 2011
Two forthcoming titles to expect mid-September:
Both of these titles can be preordered by direct mailorder with the press, via the subscription form, newly updated to offer discounts on all available Kenning Editions titles.
August 4, 2011
Make Magazine has posted a very smart review of Ambient Parking Lot. Meanwhile, Jesse Seldess plans to read from his poetry at the Green Lantern Gallery in Chicago on October 29th, at the Poetry Project in New York City November 16th, in the Moles not Molars series in Philadelphia November 18th, and at the DC Arts Center on November 20th. The Chicago event includes a talk. More details on these events as they emerge. Seldess’ two books, Who Opens and the new Left Having are available from Kenning Editions. Lu’s Ambient Parking Lot is, too.