ixnay news

ixnay press would like to formally announce that Chris McCreary, co-editor since the press’s founding in 1998, will be stepping down to focus on his own writing projects — we give him major props for all he’s done for the past 16 years.

ixnay will continue, with Jenn McCreary serving as the press’s sole editrix moving forward — & is pleased as punch / tickled pink / chuffed to bits / over the moon to announce ixnay’s next two projects:

BIGGER ON THE INSIDE — a new, intergalactic chapbook by Philadelphia poets & Fact-Simile editors JenMarie Macdonald & Travis Macdonald, which bends the laws of space & time.

&

ORIGIN — a new full-length collection by Bay Area rockstar & director of Small Press TrafficSamantha Giles, which will change the way you think about all of the things.

first annual Philalalia small press poetry & art festival

PHILALALIA is a regional three-day small press fair which will bring together poets, artists, publishers, & creative enthusiasts in a vibrant arts venue to share ideas, expertise, & performances, showcase their art, & offer their wares to the public.

The fair will feature small press poetry & art vendors showcasing & selling their work. There will also be art exhibits, poetry readings, performances, discussions, workshops, & related lectures throughout the day, as well as off-site events throughout the city.

The fair is FREE to attend & open to the public.

PHILALALIA 2014 will take place on Thursday, September 25, from 2-7pm, and Friday-Saturday, September 26 and 27th, from 11am-5pm. The fair will be held at Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA.

ixnay will be there — hope you will be, too –

Sign up now for discounted vending space for the fair! 

Book Launch for Frank Sherlock with a reading by Jenn McCreary, 17 July 7pm

Frank Sherlock & Jenn McCreary

Frank Sherlock & Jenn McCreary

Thursday, July 17th, 7pm:

Join us at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop for a book release to celebrate Frank Sherlock’s latest collection, Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated (ixnay press, 2014). Frank will be joined by ixnay press editor/publisher, Jenn McCreary.

Frank Sherlock is the author of Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated, Over Here, The City Real & Imagined (w/ CAConrad), and a collaboration with Brett Evans entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual. Por Aquí, a Spanish-language collection of works translated by Carlos Soto-Román, will be published in Chile in fall 2014. Poems beyond the page have found their forms in installations/performances/exhibitions, including Refuse/Reuse: Language for the Common Landfill, Kensington Riots Project, Neighbor Ballads, and B.Franklin Basement Tapes. Sherlock is a recipient of the 2013 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for literature. He is currently Poet Laureate of Philadelphia.

Jenn McCreary is most recently the author of & now my feet are maps. Other works include The Dark Mouth of Living, :ab ovo:, a doctrine of signatures, & Odyssey & Oracle. worrywort, a collaboration with Pattie McCarthy, will be published by Little Red Leaves Textile Editions in 2014. She lives in Philadelphia where she co-edits ixnay press & was a recipient of the 2013 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for Literature.

Watch This Space [Between These Lines Not Dedicated]

photo by Heather Raquel Phillips

photo by Heather Raquel Phillips

In 1998, ixnay press published our first chapbook: 13, by our comrade-in-arms, Philadelphia poet Frank Sherlock.

We are ecstatic & electrified to announce that this spring, we will come full-circle & publish his full-length poetry collection, the truly exceptional Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated.

You can feel good about that.

 

Advance accolades:

Beginning in a thin line of short lines held broken by indentations, holding us something like together in this common indenture, wading through what we don’t want to be— “Ah this/sunrise/again on/a failed/paradigm”—waiting for some other thing, something more like together, Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated consecrates the little openings within which we prepare. This openness is given in our woundedness, where form arises, or spreads in periodic broadening, flipping the bird to the law it makes, because it can feel good in its own broken skin. I think I understand what Frank is saying: We are the form! We are the form of love! We wait for one another as the form of love! Frank Sherlock is a great poet and this is a great book.   –Fred Moten

Frank Sherlock is the author of Over Here, The City Real & Imagined (w/ CAConrad), and a collaboration with Brett Evans entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual. Por Aquí, a Spanish-language collection of works translated by Carlos Soto-Román, will be published in Chile in fall 2014. Poems beyond the page have found their forms in installations/performances/exhibitions, including  Refuse/Reuse: Language for the Common Landfill, Kensington Riots Project, Neighbor Ballads, and B.Franklin Basement Tapes. Sherlock is a recipient of the 2013 Pew Fellowship in the Arts for literature.