I wanted to take a minute to mention Ugly Duckling Press. They are a sweet independent book publisher based out of Gowanus Brooklyn.They specialize in up and coming, forgotten, and international authors, which is fun.
I volunteered with them a little while back and it was a cool experience. They put out a really nice edition of Robert Walser’s Answer To an Inquiry (pictured above). They also have a lot of ebooks online you can read for free. One of my favorites is this Daniil Kharms Chapbook.
I just picked up some awesome oak wood for a project. Getting it was quite the adventure. I’ll be posting the results of this as I move along. I wanted to get a picture of it before it is altered because it is so beautiful as it is.
For anyone who is interested, all my zines are sold out at the moment. You can still get the dictionary for free at Desert Island books and in the free bin at the Newsstand.
Aren’t they cute! This is Stefan Themerson and his wife Fransiczka.
I’ve been obsessing a bit over this guy. He developed something called Semantic poetry. It combines two of my favorite things: semantics and poetry. He’s also responsible for bringing Kurt Schwitters and Alfred Jarry to English readers. A lot of his stuff is out of print but there’s some cool stuff online.