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Here is an interview with Ana Arzoumanian and Gabriel Amor about their collaboration resulting in Juana I. It is a wonderful and funny rumination on merged identities and staggered rhythms. GA: Había párrafos en los que yo me preguntaba “quién está tocando a quién” y tenía que preguntar, rompiendo un poco el misterio. También diciendo […]

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Kevin Killian, co-editor of The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater: 1945-1985, and author of the forthcoming Stage Fright: Selected Plays from San Francisco Poets Theater, writes for McSweeney’s a think piece called IMAGINE IF YOU CAN THE DEATH OF THE PRISON HOUSE And it’s awfully good. Maybe it was always in the cards that the […]

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We have been busy. Here is what to expect over the next several months. This October, we will release El Texto Sucio / The Dirty Text by Soleida Ríos, translated by Barbara Jamison and Olivia Lott, and edited by Daniel Borzutzky. By the end of November, we expect to unveil Kevin Killian’s selected plays, entitled […]

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We are gradually populating http://www.instagram.com/kenningeditions/ with eye candy for you. Note a short video leafing through the very rare 2004 chapbook Syrup Hits.

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Elvira Hernández was announced as the winner of the Pablo Neruda Prize yesterday, a major accolade for a writer who deserves more recognition. Under the auspices of editor Daniel Borzutzky, Kenning Editions will publish Hernández’s “La Bandera de Chile” (The Chilean Flag) in 2019. The prize committee praised Hernández’s work, saying she “uses an intimate language but […]

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Anne Lesley Selcer on Dolores Dorantes’ Style: With its taunting, sexual, and threatening lyric of white-hot energetic overcoming, Style offers an alternative lexicon for surviving. Read this astonishing essay at Jacket2.org

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Kenning authors Jean-Marie Gleize and Steven Zultanski join a rich bill of authors reading June 29-30 as part of the Sussex Poetry Festival. Details here. Or read on: The Ninth Annual Sussex Poetry Festival will take place over Friday and Saturday, 29th and 30th June 2018. This year the festival will take place at the […]

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Books. Five dollars. This weekend. Juana I, The Compleat Purge, Ambient Parking Lot, Propagation, Left Having, Some Math, and Hannah Weiner’s Open House. Just because it’s summer.

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Small Press Distribution celebrates Earth Month with an April-long sale on books that are all about such matters, including Francis Ponge’s Partisan of Things. Visit their Whales Bash Back sale here.

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Andrew Durbin’s debut novel MacArthur Park is being touted over at Pitchfork, replete with an excellent interview with Andrew by Kevin Lozano. This debut actually debuted as a chapbook in the Ordinance series, and you can read it in PDF form here. “Ordinance” as in coordination, ordinal points, and incendiary potential. Each chapbook in the series was […]

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As the final entry in his series of Jacket2 commentaries about “how poems change,” Piotr Gwiazda discusses how Carla Harryman’s Artifact of Hope “turns philosophy into poetry.” Here is the insightful article and here is your chance to complete your collection of Ordinance series chapbooks with one of the last remaining copies. Artifact of Hope […]

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