(ANNOUNCEMENT) Season 7 is here! 𓆊
We are thrilled to announce our next print publication will be SEASON 7 PAMPHLET SEASON.
Our new titles are:
𓆊Jack Young, in the country garden /the end of england
𓆊Karólína Rós Ólafsdóttir, All in Animal Time
BUNDLE DEAL: For a imited time, get both pamphlets for £10.
Praise for in the country garden /the end of england:
In Young's country garden invitations, fantasies & distortions sprout up amongst murdered petals, the weeds act of 1959, & lovers spittle-thick in the hawthorn. While wandering errantly towards and away from narrative, 90s gamer culture & Arthurian representations, intervals of time decay & language deserts colonial taxonomies. the end of england is a back/slashing/escape/sequence of grotesque erotics that pulls down garden walls, & breeches, perverting & renewing our sense of the pastoral.
– declan wiffen
In a feverfew dream somewhere between Penda’s Fen and Riddley Walker, Jack Young’s pamphlet is a morderous and joyful denaturing of the garden as metonym for England. I marvelled to watch its illicit crops – Latin taxonomy, Arthurian folly and 90s arcadia – mutate into an effervescent meadow, a queer & borderless botania.
– Daisy Lafarge
Praise for All in Animal Time
All in Animal Time is a trove of poetic enthusiasms for our present world, in all its thrilling detail — from watery sensations of dew, saliva, summer tears and dregs, to poems of the body in which “plush curves sway”, to speculations on the dietary needs of black holes, to conversations with inflatable crocodiles. These are breathless, abundant poems that illuminate new possibilities for joy, for sadness, for transcendence and for assortment — all told in Ólafsdóttir’s boldly inventive voice. It is a hairy miracle of a collection, of fizzing and sparkling fervour.
– Poppy Cockburn
Eins og klókur einkaspæjari ræður Karólína gátuna. Hún flettir ofan af tungumálinu og opinberar auðlegð hversdagsleikans. Allt þetta undarlega, dulda og fallega, ekkert sleppur undan augliti hennar. Þessi ljóð tendra ljósaperuna yfir höfði lesandans, það er sönn, sönn, sönn unun að lesa að þau.
Like a clever detective, Karólína solves the mystery. She exposes language and unveils the abundance concealed in ordinary life. All things peculiar, slinky and beautiful, nothing escapes her keen eye. These poems illuminate the lightbulb above the reader’s head, they are a true, true, true joy to read.
– Brynja Hjálmsdóttir
I don’t drink but I’m drunk reading All in Animal Time. Confused, embarrassed, want to tell everyone I love them, chase things smaller than me, and also want to squirrel up in a ball and cry. In this crittery state, the precipitation of Ólafsdóttir’s poems forms a mist/film/skin all over what Steirischer Herbst calls “body luggage”, the instinctive judders we experience in and through language. Ólafsdóttir’s language is glassy, putty-like and gungy all at once: these poems gorgeously inconsonant and shut-the-front-door.
– Colin Herd
We will be launching the new publications in Glasgow at Good Press on the 10th November 2023 from 6:30pm. Entry is free and unticketed - just show up. There will be readings from Jack and Karólína plus special guest reader Murid L. Keshtmand.
About the readers:
Karólína Rós Ólafsdóttir is a poet writing in Icelandic and English, working across creative writing, visual arts, and translation. She is currently translating early 20th century Icelandic poetry into English researching Nordic Decadence. She is a graduate of the English and Creative Writing BA at Goldsmiths University and is currently pursuing a Creative Writing MA at the University of Iceland. Her work has appeared in publications such as Volupté, SPAM, magma poetry, amberflora zine, Wormhole, STARA journal, and Pastel Series as well as in performances and group exhibitions in Iceland, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Jack Young is a writer and socially-engaged artist living in Bristol. He writes hybrid work exploring land justice, queer ecologies and hauntings of landscape and archive. His debut chapbook is URTH (Big White Shed:2022) and he co-edited the book Haunting Ashton Court: A Creative Handbook for Collective History-Making in 2023. He also co-hosts the literary podcast Tender Buttons in partnership with Storysmith Bookshop. As an educator, he works with young people using arts-based critical pedagogy, applied theatre and creative writing to explore themes ranging from fabulist approaches to reanimating the gaps and silences in historical archives, to queer ecologies and speculative fiction.
Murid L. Keshtmand is a writer and cook based in Edinburgh. They're interested in poetry that interrogates the subjectivity of the world around us, how art can help us disrupt coloniality, ecological communion, and good food. They are the regular host of a spoken word night at Argonaut Books.
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