Blog

Kenning Editions is proud to announce the publication of Tarnac, a preparatory act, by Jean-Marie Gleize–translated from the French by Joshua Clover, Abigail Lang, and Bonnie Roy. The book is available at a discount: $12.00 through Friday when you purchase directly from the press.

Published in 2011 by Editions du Seuil, Tarnac, un acte préparatoire interrogates in poetic form the fallout from and precedent for the notorious cause célèbre of the “Tarnac Nine”—associated with the Invisible Committee, pseudonymous authors of The Coming Insurrection. It is his Anglo-American debut full-length, though as editor of the journal Nioques, he is well-known to American readers for, among other things, importing to France the work of some more daring poets from the U.S. In translation, Tarnac, a preparatory act not only lends insight into radical aesthetic politics that characterize ongoing transatlantic—indeed global—intellectual affinities, but it introduces to American readers an inestimably important figure of French letters.

Jean-Marie Gleize considers the implication of an arrest for something “preparatory,” that is, something like speech. // Can a poem (a preliminary act) be insurrectionary? // Poem as “black positive” as in a photograph of a dark surface

–Charles Bernstein

Poetry / Literature, Paperback, 176 pages, ISBN: 9780984647538, details and orders here. 

You will also enjoy a discount if you subscribe to receive Tarnac, The Compleat Purge by Trisha Low, and PQRS by Patrick Durgin, bundled for $35.00.

 

Archives

2017

May / Aug / Sep / Oct

2016

Feb / Mar / Jun / Jul
Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec

2015

Feb / Mar / Apr / May
Jun / Jul / Aug / Sep
Nov / Dec

2014

Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr
May / Jun / Jul / Aug
Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec

2013

Jan / Feb / Apr / May
Jul / Aug / Sep / Oct
Nov / Dec

2012

Jan / Feb / Mar / Apr
May / Jul / Aug / Sep
Oct / Nov / Dec

2011

Mar / Apr / Jul / Aug
Sep / Oct / Nov / Dec

2010

Jan / Mar / Apr / May
Nov

2009

Aug / Oct / Nov / Dec

2008

May / Dec

2007

Mar / Sep