Catalog

 

Odes & Fragments by Alan Davies

ISBN 978-0-9637536-8-7 | Poetry | 236 pages | $18

 

Davies hasn’t been publishing a lot in recent years & to see this much work at once, this much first-rate work, is completely bracing. He hasn’t lost a step & is every bit as uncompromising as ever… He continues to be the Diogenes of the New York langpo scene. —Ron Silliman

  

 

The President in Her Towers by Tom Whalen

ISBN 978-0-9637536-7-0 | Fiction | 175 pages | $14

A “deft, daft satire of bureaucracy, paranoia, professional envy, megalomania, the madness of specialization and the absence of transparency as they infect the university and, in general, our institutionalized existence.”
—Norman Lock

 


The Dreaming Girl by Roberta Allen

ISBN 978-0-9637536-6-3 | Fiction

“Roberta Allen transmits the pain and compensating strangeness of living in vignettes as urgent and enigmatic as telegrams.” —John Ashbery

“The girl’s jungle is not some Henri Rousseau sketch conjured second-hand after an afternoon spent at the Jardin de Plants. Rather it has the precision of field notes written by a solipsistic ecologist.” —Mary Mackey, The American Book Review

 

Changing the Subject by Stephen-Paul Martin

ISBN 978-0-9637536-5-6 | Fiction

“Stephen-Paul Martin is North America’s foremost master of the short story. The narrators of Martin’s new stories probe center after elusive center, until we see that it’s not just the subject that’s changing, but also our sense of what it means for a story to have a subject.” —Vernon Frazer

The Harp & Altar Anthology

edited by Keith Newton and Eugene Lim

ISBN 978-0-9637536-4-9 | Fiction & Poetry

The work in this anthology was selected from the poetry and prose published in the first six issues of Harp & Altar, dating from the fall of 2006 to the spring of 2009. Founded by Keith Newton in Brooklyn in 2006, Harp & Altar is an online journal featuring the best in innovative poetry and fiction at www.harpandaltar.com.

Shadowplay by Norman Lock

ISBN 0-9637536-3-0 | Fiction

Stories compensate for lives unlived. They are what Norman Lock, or his avatar Guntur, calls shadows, negative reflections on a backlit screen, comprising, through artistry and brief illumination, ghosts. Lock’s teller is imprisoned by darkness, captivated by warriors and princesses no longer, if ever, living. Death becomes a distance from which the voices of these unliving return. It is a journey as delicious as it is threatening. R.M. Berry

The Mothering Coven by Joanna Ruocco

ISBN 0-9637536-2-2 | Fiction

The Mothering Coven is a work of wonder. Carole Maso

Ruocco’s Coven …toys with language and knowledge somewhat like an emerald-eyed black cat in the book toys with a large bird. Batting it about playfully. Coaxing something new out of it. Robert Coover

Fog & Car by Eugene Lim

In Fog & Car, Eugene Lim renders the uncanny convergences of the lives of partners and strangers in a language entirely new. This is a deep, engulfing novel of breathtaking, even spooking precision—an altogether heady and heart-shaking debut. —Gary Lutz

Waste by Eugene Marten

Only Eugene Marten can keep a reader enthralled with the minutiae of a janitorial existence. From the most unlikely of subjects Marten constructs, with great care and taking joy in every sentence, a spellbinding work. Precisely and exquisitely detailed, Waste is a stark little masterpiece. Brian Evenson