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Cecily Chen at Small Press Distribution has assembled a clutch of New Narrative books to offer at a discount, all of which are entirely worthy, and one of which is Kevin Killian’s Stage Fright, his selected plays. Chen’s write up is a crash course, so go to it! From the 1980s to the 2000s, Kevin […]

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The Chilean Flag by Elvira Hernández, translated from the Spanish by Alec Schumacher, has been longlisted for ALTA’s National Translation Award in poetry! This year’s judges describe it thus: La bandera de Chile is a legendary work that we are all very lucky to finally be able to read in Alec Schumacher’s beautiful English translation. Written in […]

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In case you missed it, you can now watch the online launch event/reading with Urayoán Noel and Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, introduced by Daniel Borzutzky. It was a blast. Also, Kenning Editions’ Vimeo page features other readings, including the summer 2020 group reading with Ana Arzoumanian, Craig Dworkin, Alec Schumacher, Steven Zultanski, and Brian Kim Stefans, a […]

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Kenning Editions presents a bilingual reading with Urayoán Noel and Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, to launch TÍTULO / TITLE, a book of poems by the Cuban poet, prose writer, and playwright Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, published for the first time in Spanish, and in English translation by Katherine M. Hedeen. Rodríguez Iglesias belongs to the so-called Generation Zero […]

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Brand new! TÍTULO / TITLE is a book of poems by the Cuban poet, prose writer, and playwright Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, published here for the first time in Spanish, and in English translation by Katherine M. Hedeen. Rodríguez Iglesias belongs to the so-called Generation Zero in Cuba, those born after 1970 and who publish after 2000. […]

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Brand new from CUNY’s Center for the Humanities, Conor Tomás Reed gathers reflections on Audre Lorde’s vital legacy in the time of a health pandemic and social uprisings. “Audre Lorde Now” features essays from Reed alongside Tito Mitjans Alayón, Diarenis Calderón Tartabull, and AnouchK Ibacka Valiente–three Afro-Cuban queer and trans cultural workers based in Cuba, […]

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Kenning Editions authors and translators are helping readers everywhere tune into local initiatives by recommending social justice organizations who could use our support. This summer, when you purchase their book(s) through Kenningeditions.com, the press will donate %25 of the sale price to their chosen organization. Joshua Clover recommends Bay Area Anti- Repression Committee Bail Fund. Clover co-translated […]

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In the new performance issue of Tripwire you will find a tribute to Kevin Killian, focusing on his poets theater work. You can read the special section here and order a copy of the magazine here. Please do both! Kevin Killian’s selected plays were published by Kenning Editions as Stage Fright. He co-edited the mighty […]

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On June 6, Kenning Editions broadcast a remote reading featuring Ana Arzoumanian with Gabriel Amor, Craig Dworkin, Alec Schumacher reading Elvira Hernández, Brian Kim Stefans reading Arthur Rimbaud, and Steven Zultanski. You can watch it here, archived for posterity. Also on our Vimeo page are videos of readings from Audre Lorde: Dream of Europe and remnants […]

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If you are able to contribute to the present uprising inspired by the murders of George Floyd by the Minneapolis Police Department, Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Police Department, and Tony McDade by the Tallahassee Police Department, here is a list of community bail funds for each state. Meanwhile, all proceeds from Kenning Editions subscriptions through […]

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Join Chicago-based independent publisher Kenning Editions authors and translators for an online reading featuring Ana Arzoumanian with Gabriel Amor, Craig Dworkin,  Alec Schumacher reading Elvira Hernández, Brian Kim Stefans reading Arthur Rimbaud, and Steven Zultanski / June 6 4:00 PM EST Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kenning-editions-reading-part-two-tickets-107345421044 Ana Arzoumanian was born in Buenos Aires in 1962. She is […]

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Saturday, May 23rd, 7:00 PM EST Join Chicago-based independent publisher Kenning Editions to launch new and recent books and celebrate back titles with readings by Mayra Rodriguez Castro, Faride Mereb, Devin King, Jesse Seldess, Laura Elrick and Daniel Borzutzky. Kenning Editions Reading Daniel Borzutzky is the author and translator of numerous books, including Memories of […]

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