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This Saturday, June 18th, join us for an event celebrating the work of Hannah Weiner, who features in the current Attention Line group show there. This event is in person and online, and includes the talented Jennifer Bartlett, Darcie Dennigan, Farnoosh Fathi, James Sherry, Susan Bee, Judith Goldman, Declan Gould, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, and Phill […]

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BRIAN KIM STEFANS presents FESTIVALS OF PATIENCE  @ Skylight Books in Los Angeles, this Saturday, May 21st. Details here. Signed copies will be available. Or, you can order one here. The syllabics of Rimbaud continue to scorch as they raise their wings in triumphant glare. These translations by Brian Kim Stefans both soar and mesmerically […]

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Now through Monday May 2nd, let’s celebrate May Day by building a revolutionary book shelf! These books are half price: TOMATOES + WHY DOESN’T THE FAR LEFT READ LITERATURE? BY NATHALIE QUINTANE, TRANSLATED BY MARTY HIATT FESTIVALS OF PATIENCE: THE VERSE POEMS OF ARTHUR RIMBAUD BY ARTHUR RIMBAUD, TRANSLATED BY BRIAN KIM STEFANS CORONAVIRUS HAIKU BY […]

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This fall, Kenning Editions will publish Charlie Markbreiter‘s first book, Gossip Girl Fanfic Novella. Pre-order a copy now, or sit tight all summer for the print and electronic editions to materialize. Meanwhile, if you are in New York, Charlie is reading in the Milk and Henny Experience tomorrow. Can’t get there? Scroll through this and […]

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“Imagine a theatre shorn of its ankle bells. Imagine its flamboyant solidity, its egregious color. What would you then have? Why, a perfect home to put the spirit on trial.” —Jay Wight, “Aria” This fall, Kenning Editions and Every house has a door will co-publish a two volume set of the selected plays of Jay […]

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Celebrate the success of Christian Smalls and Derrick Palmer and their efforts to unionize at Amazon with a cheap copy of Coronavirus Haiku by Worker Writers School. That book is on sale for the next week. Buy it here, not on Amazon.

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Kenning Editions is proud to announce the publication of Nathalie Quintane‘s Tomatoes + Why doesn’t the far left read literature? translated from the French by Marty Hiatt, and with a foreword by Juliana Spahr. Tomatoes can be read as an inventory of what society as it is, in the extreme contemporary, makes of us…a short book […]

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Kenning Editions presents a free, trans-national, tri-lingual reading featuring Nathalie Quintane, Rob Halpern, and Adalber Salas Hernández, with translators Marty Hiatt and Robin Myers. Celebrating new books from Kenning Editions: The Science of Departures by Adalber Salas Hernández, translated by Robin Myers; Hieroglyphs of the Inverted World, by Rob Halpern; and Tomatoes by Nathalie Quintane, […]

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  Kenning Editions is a small, non-profit literary publisher, trafficking in the sorts of things the big publishers cannot and will not support. When you support Kenning Editions, you make vital, experimental writing accessible. You realize contemporary poetics. We are grateful to be thriving at this moment, and we owe it all to you, our co-conspirators. […]

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Rob Halpern’s new sequence of poems speaks to social, environmental, and personal crisis—from white supremacist violence and wildfires raging just north of San Francisco, to the death of his father—all of which are tempered by the joyful birth of his daughter, whose new life offers relief in the darkness. He calls the poems “hieroglyphs” with […]

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The Science of Departures is a book of goodbyes. Each poem in Adalber Salas Hernández’s collection speaks to a different kind of farewell: death, estrangement, illness, dispossession, decomposition, banishment, stories forgetfully or oppressively re-written over time, the painful discrepancy between language and experience. Some address historical figures or speak in their voices. Others explore the […]

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My name is Patrick Durgin and I founded Kenning Editions in 1998. Back then, it was a journal. Now, we publish paperback books. I say “we” because, although I am the sole full-time worker, Kenning Editions is really a community: of authors, designers, board members, and other co-conspirators. I say “conspiracy” because we strive to realize and […]

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