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Lynn Marie Kirby visits Etel Adnan


I went to visit Etel at the beginning of November to work on a project together for Kadist in San Francisco. Here are two images of Etel Adnan in her apartment on Rue Madame in Paris. Etel did the beautiful book Premonition published by Kelsey Street in 2014.   Back in …


Excerpt from Deus Ex Machina, by Jennifer Pilch

We are pleased to announce the release of Deus Ex Machina: A Melodrama  by Jennifer Pilch, the winner of the 2015 Kelsey Street Press Firsts! Contest, selected by contest judge Myung Mi Kim. The book is now available for immediate shipment and can be purchased directly through our website. Booksellers may order the title through our distributor. from the …

Contest judge Myung Mi Kim

Announcing the 2015 FIRSTS! Contest
judged by Myung Mi Kim

Reading Period: August 15–September 15, 2014 2015 Judge: Myung Mi Kim In this series of first books by emerging writers, Kelsey Street Press continues to link its editorial policy of addressing the marginalization of women writers to a poetics of allowance that encourages women to write directly from their own …

Poet and artist Etel Adnan
Photo by Simone Fattal

Laura Sydell of NPR on Premonition and other Etel Adnan news

Thanks to Laura Sydell, Digital Culture Correspondent for NPR (National Public Radio), for her thoughtful remarks: Etel Adnan’s aptly named Premonition is a wizened work that finds simple beauty in “a beloved face” and more than words can say “in another tempest, this one in me.” The poem is like waking from …