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While we prepare to announce a pair of forthcoming titles–debut translations into English of important works of poetry from the Caribbean and South America, respectively–we are putting existing titles in and about translation on sale for the week of 9/27-10/4. Jean-Marie Gleize’s Tarnac, Dolores Dorantes’ Style, and Francis Ponge’s Partisan of Things are each only […]

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Francis Ponge’s 1942 classic of literary realism, Le parti pris des choses, has been newly translated from the French by Joshua Corey and Jean-Luc Garneau. And Kenning Editions is proud to announce its publication. Click through to details.  

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We are pleased to announce the seventh in the Ordinance series, Part 3 or 4 of “Unfinished Poem in Five Parts” by Steven Zultanski. Here is how he describes it: Part 3 or 4 of “Unfinished Poem in Five Parts” is an excerpt from a book about various kinds of intimacy. The topics are broad and flexible: […]

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It’s a little known fact that Hannah Weiner‘s first appearance in a European art gallery is due to the curatorial perspicacity of Margit Säde. Weiner’s work was featured in the exhibition Source Amnesia–and also provided much of the framework for the show in general–which took place in 2014 at OSLO 10 in Basel. There is […]

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The Ordinance series reboots this June with new chapbooks by Margit Säde and Cassandra Troyan! Get them both, and the entire series also, by subscribing. Individual titles are $7.00 each. ALMOST NEVER. SOMETIMES. OFTEN. ALWAYS is a collection of short stories about self-management blues, digital dementia, forgotten knowledge and technocratic language. If one becomes what one does, what becomes of […]

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Kenning Editions is proud to announce the publication of Dolores Dorantes’ Style in a bilingual edition–English translation by Jen Hofer. Dolores Dorantes’s Style is a prose book in which a plural feminine voice narrates the vicissitudes of a war designed to suppress that voice. A voice that represents the war on the Mexico-U.S. border? Guerrilla […]

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Kenning Editions is pleased to announce the creation of a rotating, three-year position as Chief Editor, beginning with Daniel Borzutzky. Daniel will be working to forward the mission of the press by developing between 1-2 book projects annually, between 2017-2020. Then, he will pass the baton. Kenning Editions is a 501c3 non-profit corporation devoted to […]

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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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