Friday, January 9, 2009

If Cormac McCarthy rewrote Oedipus: Except this isn't fiction.

This is interesting, too. The Schizoanalysis Map of Terms. I'm beginning A Thousand Plateaus again. I can't wait to be able to bug Chris Higgs about it. Assemblage and rhizome are gasoline and fire in my brain right now. The internet is crawling with cool commentary and explanations of concepts in Deleuze & Guattari. I enjoy the subtitle: Capitalism and Schizophrenia.

Still available but in short supply: ML Press subscriptions. Just check out the lineup and you'll see why the chapbooks are selling out so quickly.

forthcoming volumes:

norman lock
kim parko
randall brown
brian evenson
michael stewart
peter markus
ken sparling
david ohle
aaron burch
matthew savoca
p.h. madore
johannes göransson

The price is ridiculously good, too. Just this side of violating free will.

The superfantasticalwaysexcellent Matt Bell's chapbook How the Broken Lead the Blind is, of course, available for pre-order from Willows Wept Press. The cover art HtBLtB is by Christy Call. See Christy and Ryan Call's collaborative chapbook Pocket Finger; you will be looking at the images in your head long after you have finished reading/seeing. In the six or so years I've known Matt, he has always been balls to the wall in everything he does, and this is no exception. This chapbook is blurbed by Steven Gillis, Ryan Call, William Walsh, Michael Kimball, J.A. Tyler, Dan Wickett, Dave Housley, Steven McDermott, Michael Czyzniejewski, and Gary Amdahl, which is by far the most blurbs I've ever seen for a chapbook. I think that may be a record of some sort. Nice work, Matt.

Yeah, so Issue 4 of Baltimore is Reads is now plastered online as well as strategically random places around Baltimore. There is work by:

A and B

Gary Beck

Larry O. Dean

Kendra Grant Malone

Sasa Ibramigov

Matt Jasper

Josh Maday

Nate Pritts

Mike Topp

My piece entitled "The Everyday Juggernaut" is, thanks to Adam Robinson, in an unintentional gathering/loitering place in a place of employment, as well as here, where you can loiter, too, if you'd like. No one will stop you.

That's right, entitled.


christopher higgs said...

Happy New Year, Josh!

Over the holiday break I read Toussaint's The Bathroom upon your recommendation - enjoyed it so much I picked up Camera. Plan to read it soon.

Let's talk rhizome!

j. a. tyler said...

thanks for the post jm. much appreciated.

Matt Bell said...

Josh, I love your Baltimore is Reads piece-- That's fucking great. Good to read something new by you.

Matt Bell said...

Also, thanks for plugging the book-- I really appreciate it.

Josh Maday said...

Same to you, Chris. I hope yours is off to a fine start. I'm glad you liked The Bathroom; I think you'll like Camera, too. I'd like to hear what you think. Yes, let's talk rhizomes soon.

No problem, j.a. Keep up the good work. I'm glad I subscribed when I did.

Thanks, Matt, glad you liked it. Congrats on your continued success. Looking forward to HtBLtB. I really liked "Her Ennead".