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Announcing INTER vol. 01: poetry, prose, plays, and prints

 
Titles


INTER vol. 01


A PARTIAL HANDBOOK FOR NAVIGATORS by Mary Burger


OVID IN EXILE
by David Hadbawnik
               SOLD OUT
   

Forthcoming


INTER vol. 01

Francis Raven: 
Provisions

Richard Owens: Embankments

Christian Peet:
The Nines, Book II


Featuring poems, prose, plays, and prints by David Hadbawnik, Erin Pringle, Hoa Nguyen, Clifton Riley, Richard Owens, Sharon Yablon, Amy Trachtenberg, Mary Burger, Kyle Schlesinger, Christian Peet, Lauren Dixon, and Francis Raven.

Limited Edition: 26 books were handbound using a combination long/kettle stitch and a fine, handmade paper.

139 pages -- 66/8 in. x 86/8 in. -- $15 (free shipping in the United States)



Featured Artist: Roberto Harrison

   you are folded
   and the water
   runs
   into the floor

   these surfaces
   remove, an action
   a word
   intends 
   for cells, like soap
   your horns
   push through

   or the woodland
   buried
   in each arm,

   the unintentional
   increase of coins
   in tiny trains,

   a track makes hands
   an isthmus 
   with a torso
   in the unannounced
   reprieve
   the sand once more,

   to hear

   to open

   in dissecting tables
   a swell,
   a smile,
   a hanging,
   from the eye,
   a mountain
   in a range
   of rounded plastics
   thin themselves
   into the dust

   of points
   and swell to heat
   a circulating
   stack of twins
   in infinitely
   arriving coasts,
   and moves 
   beside a hungry
   host, a cut

   that sends you
   parallel
   with leather counts,

   the face
   winters 
   fear
   for pushing out
   the snow

   beside the fire 
   in frames
   a hand
   with numbers
   and the moist 
   delivery
   of death

   you
   that smallish spines
   will stand, a place
   without the news
   in dots
   track kindnesses
   an unknown ice
   returns, to hands,

   to turning visits
   for the endless lie
   a vision grows

   into a mound
   of loam and tender
   clots
   inside
   an oily
   loss
   of seeing chains

   when there's a question
   for the zero
   a swelling 
   by the mouth
   puts out,

   a pus filled globe
   in buds
   increasing
   for the world to save
   itself, like caves
   in safe
   electrocutions:

   a vow,
   a predator,
   a leech
   can be — as one

   as if it is assigned
   to siblings, in the grid
   it lights an island
   through a weave
   inside the moon, explosions
   in the sky
   that elements 
   can bear, a sound

   bleeds
   and gives to counters
   to believe, it said
   that this was one
   around the time
   their places roam

   the fields are soaked 
   with life negating moss

   and rid
   of ties to fingers
   in the screen
   that never dies. equating
   with a deafness
   in the swirl that gives
   its time to wind away
   the spheres of stone
   are hidden

   when a fern
   will radiate
   for lips
   in steel
   that calls
   a wound
   it bleeds
   escape

   and pleads
   with its intention, his, and
   its and hers, and seeming
   to the stack
   the many sticks 
   are put together
   like the type of empty
   roads
   carry you
   to circle
   in the dark

   mobile seeds
   will rest
   and split
   the light
   of rain

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Announcing Interbirth's Second Title:
Mary Burger's A Partial Handbook for Navigators



Interbirth Books is pleased to present Mary Burger's A Partial Handbook for Navigators. This handbound, hardback edition explores the dynamic relationship between natural space, the human body, and the fabricated structures and environments that modify the nature of our interaction with the external world. Burger approaches her subject through an innovative combination of poetry and prose designed to challenge our expectations of form and reveal poetry's capacity to navigate the space between environment and experience. 

One hundred books were hand bound using a traditional Coptic stitch. Fifty books are numbered and signed by the author. This edition includes a removable screen-printed wrap by Clifton Riley and cover art by Amy Trachtenberg (Rift Zone, 2008).

47 pages -- 61/8 in. x 61/8 in. x 1/2 in. -- $25 + shipping.