Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Iowa Reviews aaaaaaaaaaaalice

Erika Jo Brown reviews aaaaaaaaaalice @ The Iowa Review:

"Let us, for a moment, judge a book by its cover. The title of Jennifer Karmin’s debut poetry collection, aaaaaaaaaaalice, stretches across the span of the book in hollow, clean, orange typeface. Several blue keywords wrap around laterally. The front cover, mostly white space, is modestly embellished with three inky bunnies in the bottommost corner. The astute typography and layout design reflect the accomplishments of the book, which experiments with space and presence in an unpretentious and, frankly, perky way. It is at once socially generous (the keyword “hello” is bolded in salutation), intellectually inquisitive, and aesthetically tickling. aaaaaaaaaaalice is a generous book that innovates its own space in which to breathe and invites the reader to do the same." Read the rest here

Erika Jo Brown is author of What a Lark! from Further Adventures Press and the editor of Stretching Panties Magazine.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Alps in the embrace of } The Girl Without Arms

Notorious HTML Giant posted "a conversation between Brandon Shimoda and Matthew Henriksen." Not a conversation two poets trying to out-weird each other. I was thinking about thinking about Brandon Shimoda and this made me think about Brandon Shimoda: his The Alps, Flim Forum's The Alps. I contacted Black Ocean and suggested since they were publishing Brandon Shimoda's second book Flim Forum and Black Ocean ought to put the two books together and we did, with a beautiful paper band made by maids in Black Ocean Tartarus. More than the paper band, tho, you get The Alps and The Girl Without Arms together, each for $10, so for $20. The Alps usually priced at $14 and The Girl Without Arms at $14.95. Even if you have one or the other why spend $14 or 14.95 when you could kick in another $6 or $5.05, get both, and give the one you already own away, to, like, your mother? Think about it. In this economy.

[Both Flim Forum and Black Ocean are making the offer--email us or them. However, Black Ocean has no link to this offer because it's a secret that they have a huge crush on us.]

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A land between sleep & } Flim Forum

Woke up to Barzakh 03. Read three Flim poets. John Cotter with three poems. Anne Gorrick dedicates "When the Noon Wears Ermine" to Lori Anderson Moseman. Pages from Adam Golaski's OUTLAND (dedicated to Jessica Smith).

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Flim @ the Fridge, DC

Thursday, February 3
@ The Fridge
REAR ALLEY, 516 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC


Charles Alexander (Chax Press)
Amy Allara (Highway 101 Press)
Andrea Bates (Toadlily Press)
James Belflower (Instance Press)
Joe Elliot (Lunar Chandelier)
Jennifer Karmin (Flim Forum)
Laura Moriarty (Nightboat Books)
Hoa Nguyen (Fact.Simile Editions)
Sarah Suzor (EtherDome Chapbooks)

w/ books and snacks!