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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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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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