The winter is over (hopefully) and we're still alive (hopefully) for the words(on)pages 2017 Spring chapbook launch party!
There is a very real possibility that we may be living in a horrible post-apocalypse, but that isn't gonna stop us from publishing some rad chapbooks.
So, come one, come all, love one another, and celebrate another fantastic season—if we do say so ourselves—of chapbooks from words(on)pages. We're beyond stoked to publish chapbooks from Lindsay Cahill, rob mclennan, and Stanford Cheung!
Thursday, April 20th
7:00 pm doors, 7:30 readings (with breaks to schmooze, buy chapbooks, etc.)
@ knife|fork|book - Rick's Cafe, 281 Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market
FREE (but like c'mon you know you wanna bring money to buy chapbooks)
Cervantes' bones by rob mclennan
Kite Extension by Stanford Cheung
Tinkering with the parameters of language and form, the poems in Kite Extension chart a patterned quilt of dreams, presenting dichotomies between the confessional present metonymy of everyday life against the apertures of a soundscape memory of the past. Through these two modes of existence, the speaker tries to find some rite of middle ground where he can make sense of the past and present being one unit. Kite Extension, with an air of paradoxical relevance, is the tapping between cosmic perspective and evacuated nature–what the poet calls “an unresolved trilogy on my sleeves."
BORG EMOJI: robot sleep studies
Brought to you by the makers of the Cathode-Ray Tube Amusement Device.
The good people at The Dream and Nightmare Laboratory are about to follow one robot’s sleep-fever and embark on the slumber party of a lifetime.
A computer dares to dream—of death, hope, internet.
The poems explore beauty and forgetting in pixels and in bits.
The poems explore memory and consciousness as glitch.
The work as a whole hopes to queer the way we see the future and technology.
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