Events & Reviews at This Ain’t The Rosedale Library

This Ain’t stocks Ugly Duckling Presse!

Posted in New Releases, Reviews by thisaintblog on April 16, 2010

We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Ugly Duckling Presse, famous for their exemplary book design (often with letter pressed covers) and savvy poetry in translation, and now carry most of their recent titles along with their chapbooks, formerly unavailable in Canada. In addition we are carrying UDP’s tote bags and “Zaum as a Second Language” t-shirts, and their “paperless book”, which is a non-digital paperless book (you have to see it). Here are a few of their most exciting titles:
5 Meters of Poems by Carlos Oquendo de Amat. Originally published in 1927 this is a expressionist pre-concrete-poetry bi-lingual accordion book folding out to five meters.

A beautiful chapbook with two colour letter pressed card covers, City: Bolshevik Superpoem in 5 Cantos by Manuel Maples Arce’s 1924 poem of the Mexican revolution and its disappointments.
The Made-Up Interviews with Imaginary Artists, edited by Alex Stein, dialogues with Pat Ament, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Peter Grandbois with an erudition and wit that would make Hans-Ulrich Obrist jealous.
The English version of Fanailova’s The Russian Version spans twenty years of poetry from this little known Russian great.
Brownfields is a card folder containing small captioned colour photographs of various industrial and other sites now deemed to be uninhabitable. Held closed in a band of caution tape, this is a work of conceptual photography somewhere between Ed Ruscha and Ed Burtynsky.

Visit the store to check out our complete selection, or browse the full catalog on Ugly Duckling Presse’s website.

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