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7 Days and Nights in the Desert (Tracing the Origin)

Kelsey Street Press and First Books

Kelsey Street Press has had the good fortune to publish powerful first books by many amazing authors, including Bhanu Kapil’s The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers and Myung Mi Kim’s Under Flag, as well as early titles by writers such as Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Renee Gladman, and Elizabeth Robinson. The press has …

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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 …

Humanimal Mother, new image by Teresa Gómez-Martorell

Teressa has made a new print inspired by her reading of Bhanu Kapil’s Humanimal. I one day hope to visit Austin and get a tour of Teresa’s letterpress studio. Check her out here: http://theyearofthedoe.blogspot.com,  http://thelibraryoftheloba.blogspot.com Has experimental work by a woman writer lead you to make visual art?. Photograph it, scan it, send it by …

Deconstructed Artichoke Press presents

a reading by  Hazel White (Kelsey Street’s own), Judith Serin, Colby Phillips, and Katherine Case. Thursday, November 18 at 7:30. Socha Cafe at 3235 Mission Street (@ Valencia). Nikki Thompson, Deconstructed Artichoke Press www.deconstructedartichokepress.com http://deconstructedartichoke.typepad.com/ Artichoke heads are sometimes made to grow larger by tying a ligature tightly around the stem …