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Edited by Faride Mereb and translated by Anne Boyer and Cassandra Gillig, Grenade in Mouth: Some Poems of Miyó Vestrini introduces to Anglophone readers the work of one of the vanguard voices of Venezuelan poetry with texts that cover three decades: from the year 1960 to 1990. The book offers a broader spectrum of her poems than […]

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Kenning Editions is pleased to announce the publication of Stage Fright: Plays from San Francisco Poets Theater, by Kevin Killian. Collecting work dating from the late 1980’s to the early 2010’s, this is the first representative selection of Killian’s plays. Once describing his productions as a form of “blanket permission,” Killian added, “I think people might come […]

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Kenning Editions is proud to announce the publication of The Pine-Woods Notebook, by Craig Dworkin. Following the traces of the trail blazed by Francis Ponge in Le Carnet du bois de pins (1947), The Pine-Woods Notebook offers a simultaneous study of two environments. It documents the ecologies of two particular stands of conifers (one in […]

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San Francisco-based writers Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian will be in Vancouver for two days to lead a brief, but intensive workshop in Poets Theatre that will culminate in a live performance on Sunday, March 10 within the exhibition. Bellamy and Killian co-founded Poets Theatre, the poetry, stage and performance group in the Bay Area, […]

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and come away with some goodies, including every publication in the 2018-2019 season, a trend setting tote bag, and even acknowledgment in one of our books! Kenning Editions is a small press with a regular staff of one individual, who relies on the input of many, and now also your tax-deductible monetary contributions to continue. Consider […]

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Short missives from Kenning Editions authors, with insights into their relationships to their own books. Have a look, and then consider donating or subscribing. Becoming a supporter of Kenning Editions is to literally constitute Kenning Editions. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, and whatever you give is tax deductible. Click here to learn more about the […]

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Sector 2337 in Association with Green Lantern Press and Kenning Editions Present: The Fourth Annual Festival of Poets Theater: Transversals Curated by Josh Hoglund December 7th – December 8th, 2018 Sector 2337, Chicago, IL Continuing its annual tradition, Kenning Editions and the Green Lantern Presswill presents its Festival of Poets Theater, curated by Josh Hoglund. Taking place over the course of […]

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Kenning Editions is proud to announce the publication of The Dirty Text by acclaimed Afro-Cuban poet Soleida Ríos, in a fully bilingual edition translated by Barbara Jamison and Olivia Lott, and featuring an afterword by Kristin Dykstra. This book is edited by Daniel Borzutzky. The Dirty Text (El Texto Sucio) is Ríos’s first book to appear […]

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Kevin Killian’s “Spreadeagle” was once just a novel but is now also an exhibit. It opens Friday, November 3rd, at Iceberg Projects here in Chicago. Kevin’s Stage Fright: Selected Plays from San Francisco Poets Theater is forthcoming this February from Kenning Editions.

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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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