The Wide Road
The Wide Road was collaboratively composed by Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian between 1991 and 2010. The cover art was drawn for this manuscript by the artist Nancy Blum, and this first edition is printed with two different cover designs.
135. Amina Cain (forthcoming)
134. Danielle Dutton (forthcoming)
133. Renee Gladman (forthcoming)
132. Carmen Giménez Smith (forthcoming)
131. Cecilia Vicuña (forthcoming)
130. Tsering Wangmo (forthcoming)
129. Body of Words
128. Eileen Myles
127. Bhanu Kapil
126. Vanessa Place
125. The Elders Series #8 ($15)
124. The Elders Series #7 ($15)
123. The Elders Series #6 ($15)
122. The Elders Series #5 ($15)
121. The Elders Series #4 ($15)
O.O.P. — 120. The Elders Series #3
119. The Elders Series #2 ($15)
O.O.P. — 118. The Elders Series #1
O.O.P. — 117. Kevin Killian
O.O.P. — 116. Dodie Bellamy
115. Kathy Lou Schultz
114. Jean Day
113. Barbara Cole
96. Margaret Christakos
94. Elizabeth Willis
O.O.P. — 92. Rae Armantrout
91. Marjorie Welish
90. Sharon Mesmer
O.O.P. — 85. Ann Lauterbach
83. Kathe Izzo
80. Stacy Szymaszek
79. Mairead Byrne
O.O.P. — 75. Lisa Robertson
O.O.P. — 70. Lyn Hejinian
O.O.P. — 68. Susan Howe
O.O.P. — 66. Nicole Brossard
O.O.P. — 65. Renee Gladman
O.O.P. — 64. Joan Retallack
61. Jaimy Gordon
O.O.P. — 59. Belladonna* Bilingue
O.O.P. — 56. Caroline Bergvall
52. Susan Briante
O.O.P. — 45. Joan Larkin
O.O.P. — 44. Julie Patton,
O.O.P. — 43. Summi Kaipa
O.O.P. — 42. Maggie Nelson
O.O.P. — 41. Elaine Equi
O.O.P. — 40. Lydia Davis
O.O.P. — 39. Suzanne Wise
O.O.P. — 38. Eileen Myles
O.O.P. — 37. Caitlin Mcdonnell
O.O.P. — 36. Alice Notley
O.O.P. — 35. Lauren Gudath
O.O.P. — 34. Tonya Foster
O.O.P. — 33. Zhang Er
O.O.P. — 32. Jennifer Moxley
O.O.P. — 31. Chris Tysh
O.O.P. — 30. Tina Darragh
O.O.P. — 29. Rosmarie Waldrop
O.O.P. — 28. Bhanu Kapil
O.O.P. — 27. kari edwards
O.O.P. — 26. Anne Waldman
O.O.P. — 25. Carla Harryman
O.O.P. — 24. Gail Scott
O.O.P. — 23. Jocelyn Saidenberg
O.O.P. — 22. Norma Cole
O.O.P. — 21. Deborah Richards
O.O.P. — 20. Abigail Child
O.O.P. — 19. Lynne Tillman
O.O.P. — 18. Cheryl Pallant
O.O.P. — 17. Lila Zemborain
O.O.P. — 16. Aja Couchois Duncan
O.O.P. — 15. Adeena Karasick
O.O.P. — 14. Lee Ann Brown
O.O.P. — 13. Nicole Brossard
O.O.P. — 12. Rachel Blau DuPlessis
O.O.P. — 11. Kathleen Fraser
O.O.P. — 10. Lisa Jarnot
O.O.P. — 9. Laura Wright
O.O.P. — 8. Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
O.O.P. — 7. Beth Murray
O.O.P. — 6. Laura Mullen
O.O.P. — 5. Fanny Howe
O.O.P. — 4. Eleni Sikelianos
O.O.P. — 3. Cecilia Vicuña
O.O.P. — 2. Camille Roy
O.O.P. — 1. Mary Burger
With contributions from Cara Benson, Frances Blau, Mark Brasuell, Julian T. Brolaski, Reed Bye, Marcus Civin, CAConrad, Donna de la Perrière, E. Tracy Grinnell, Rob Halpern, Jen Hofer, Brenda Iijima, Lisa Jarnot, erica kaufman, Kevin Killian, Wendy Kramer, Joseph Lease, Rachel Levitsky, Joan MacDonald, Bill Marsh, Chris Martin, Yedda Morrison, Eileen Myles, Akilah Oliver, Tim Peterson, Ellen Redbird, Leslie Scalapino, Michael Smoler, Sherman Souther, Eleni Stecopoulos, and Anne Waldman
Radical rishi poet-seer-sage kari edwards’s stunningly powerful and erudite essay-rant-manifesto-‘swarm of / messages’ calls a nation of docile bodies to account: ‘no more… protecting the audience from/exploding stigmatas, tracer bullets and the / shit of the dead.’ Deploying lyric thrust ‘to detonate the heart,’ blown bodies, categories and lines enact new ‘delicious fractal’ social contracts for reducing suffering in the body public/private and generating ‘growth in the sky of mind.’ Read this book and you’ll never go back.
Catherine Daly reviews Bharat jiva for New Pages.
Bharat jiva is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.
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Bharat jiva is named a Small Press Distribution Poetry Best-Seller
Bharat jiva is a Venn Diagram Production, which is the collaborative intersection between Belladonna Books and Litmus Press. This imprint actualizes our mutual commitment to publishing innovative, cross-genre, multicultural, feminist, and queer work by writers and artists working beyond and between borders.
The Belladonna Elders Series
The Elders Series books have been selected for... The Best Poetry Picks of 2009
"Emma’s unstoppable spirit is the nerve that drives [The Elders Series #4], that and her brilliant writing, her mind. To engage with this book is to engage the unknowable, yet to know a little tenderness of this artist in the making."
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A wonderful book of presence where sentences point to new directions of meaning among planets, colors, mechanics, botanic and language itself. A new configuration of feelings and knowledge exposed in the most renewed poetical process of sensing life as it flows. A brilliant book about a new location for our notion of space and time.
Caroline Bergvall has emerged over the past decade as one of the most brilliantly inventive poets of our time, with an approach to acoustic performance that is nothing short of sensational. Alyson Singes overlays Chaucerian sound patterning onto contemporary sites; a dazzling, politically charged realization of diachronic vernacular, the old emerging from the new like mist from a deep fissure.
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: Lila Zemborain reads from mauve sea-orchids and is interviewed by Leonard Schwartz on his radio show, Cross Cultural Poetics.
Lila Zemborain brings into relationship the viscera of the body and the spill of the universe in tense compositions that blur distinctions between lyric and prose poetry, between science and eros. She banks imagination and memory against the seep of loss, the dull insistence of oblivion.
Attuned to "the rhythm of loveglands" Lila Zemborain's poems transmute verbal connections into a scent that "surpasses the sense of smell." A tactile sensation
is released when the energy of the poem touches the reader "as if thousands of
eyes were blinking in pleasure."
Lila Zemborain's mauve sea-orchids exhale infra-human sounds. Open them and, one revolution of cellular kisses later, find thousands of perception
organs on your tongue. We are more than we think to say, primordial as the remaining seas, and these magnificent creatures are here to prove it. Alcalá and de la Torre's
deft and calm translations offer a superb guide into the hanging gardens of a new, and very
mauve sea-orchids is one of the most gorgeous, stunning and impressive feats of a poetry collection I've read in a long while.
Written entirely in the present tense, mauve sea-orchids narrates constant activity of minutia; reading this book feels like watching a nature documentary that takes place inside an organic body and slowed down just a second or two so that the movements of its simulated natural world become trance-like.
In Lila Zemborain’s mauve sea-orchids we are presented with a field of blurred bodies, pearlescent with longing and without barrier. There is no immutable inside or outside here except in the most exorbitant sense—everything is inside, and everything is outside. Or, more precisely perhaps, these bodies are not quite borderless but sensually dissected into permeable components that, propelled by love or desire, gingerly grope for each other in their ocean of blindness and vertigo.
You can open [mauve sea-orchids] at random and every single page contains sinuous, luminous passages, which also often contain deeper meanings. . . Moi poetics: no need to deny the serpents the luminous flowers, for those blooms' fragrances are ferocious...!
Open Box (Improvisations)
Featuring original art by Elizabeth Jameson
GRNN alert just in—Joseph Cornell is doing the can-can over the delicious debris organization in Harryman's OPEN BOX. This dance of demi-characters—half half, semiquaver, three hooks quarter—places (a State) under an obligation not to maintain armed forces. Next up: removing oneself to another place; migration.
Four From Japan
Kiriu Minashita, Kyong-Mi Park, Ryoko Sekiguchi, and Takao Arai
Introduction and translations by Sawako Nakayasu
Additional translations by Cole Swensen, Ryoko Sekiguchi, Chet Weiner, Yu Nakai,
and Malinda Markham
Published in collaboration with Litmus Press.
Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes
In this book, which begins with a love poem and is encased in sepia images of her blind ancestor standing next to an empty chair, Erica Hunt continues her rigorous and beautiful practice—unflinching, lyrical, politically astute, bodily-located, unpredictable language.
The Putterer's Notebook
Part of an ongoing series of historico-political notetaking, this radical and incomparable poet continues to question subjectivity, identity, race, gender, geography, travel and the rest of the wrought contemporary landscape.
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