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We are proud to announce the publication of the fourth Ordinance chapbook, MacArthur Park, by Andrew Durbin. In MacArthur Park, Andrew Durbin examines the outsider histories behind California’s sunny idealism—from the early cult movements of the twentieth century to the community that has formed around the work of Tom of Finland to contemporary art’s response to […]

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Between December 2nd and December 5th Green Lantern Press and Kenning Editions–with support from Poets and Writers–will present a Festival of Poets Theater. The festival features 3-4 events each evening beginning at 7pm and a symposium on Saturday afternoon beginning at 2:30pm. All events are free. Sector 2337 is the venue, located at 2337 N. […]

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In Ring 0, writer and filmmaker Daniel Spangler describes an uncontrollable freefall into, and between, layers of code & complexity, during an ill-fated attempt to grasp the elusive opus of a rogue computer programmer from Las Vegas. Touching on themes of heretical code, mental illness, open-source software, algorithmized entropy, praise art, minimalism, God, and the […]

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Patrick Durgin, author of PQRS (also the Singles and Daughter), will read with Lyn Hejinian and others as part of the celebration of Gertrude Stein’s famed visit to Chicago in 1934, “An Adventure Was Home.” The event is free and takes place at the Poetry Foundation in downtown Chicago, Wednesday, November 11, 7:00 PM. Click […]

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A 501c3 non-profit, independent literary publisher founded in 1998, Kenning Editions began as a “newsletter” in the small press “little magazine” tradition. Since 2005 Kenning has published paperback books explicitly involved in a negotiation between political commitment and aesthetic quality. Work of this kind variously proves that “experimental” is not a stylistic feature or set […]

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Kenning Editions is proud to announce the second in the Ordinance series: Minoritarian Enunciation and Global Product Culture, by Julietta Cheung. In Minoritarian Enunciation and Global Product Culture, artist Julietta Cheung uses Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s linguistic concepts to tease out the creative force of consumption in a globalized economy. Taking Chinese “shanzhai” as […]

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Kenning Editions proudly announces the first in the Ordinance series, Memories of my Overdevelopment, by Daniel Borzutzky. Memories of my Overdevelopment reflects on the politics of translation, transnationalism, neoliberalism and the author’s life as a Chilean-American poet living in Chicago.  Through essays, poems and hybrid forms.  Borzutzky develops an argument about the continuums of economic […]

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Ordinance Kenning Editions’ new nonfiction series, 2015-2016 Ordinance, a critical series, issues nonfiction writing in the areas of contemporary poetics, philosophy, politics, and technology. Ordinance as in coordination, ordinal points, and incendiary potential. Ordinance offers in chapbook form essays and other texts with greater stamina than yesterday’s feed. They will also be available to read […]

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Trisha Low left a trail of dead this spring, and to help you follow along: Here is the first of a few “National Poetry Month” posts for the Poetry Foundation: I mean the truth is that poetry is not anything really that morally superior or good or exciting, it’s like not even as good as […]

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