Monday, April 6, 2009

Verso Spring 09, n+1 Hipster Panel Primer, The Cupboard, Shane Jones, Paris Review

Thinkers, Leftists, and Theorists: direct your attention to the Spring 2009 titles forthcoming from Verso.

Also, possibly a primer for the upcoming n+1 panel "What Was the Hipster?", Christian Lorentzen's article (Lorentzen will be one of the panelists): "Captain Neato: Wes Anderson and the Problem with Hipsters; Or, What Happens When a Generation Refuses to Grow Up, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"

The next pamphlet from The Cupboard is available for pre-order. Here's the info:

Play
by Mathias Svalina
36 pages. Tape-bound.
$5.00
Book design by Todd Seabrook.
Cover design by Randy Bright.

Children need preoccupations. Children need supervision and bran in their diets and children need instruction. For you, for your children: Play, a collection of twenty-nine games to issue gentle correctives and urge honing of the child's wayward sense of wonder. For sixteen or more players. For two. For five. For one child left alone to fend for herself.

About the Author
Mathias Svalina is a co-editor of Octopus Magazine and Books. He is the author & collaborator of numerous chapbooks & his first full-length book, Destruction Myths, is forthcoming from Cleveland State University Press. He lives deep in Brooklyn, NY.


It appears that the inaugural issue, Jesse Ball's Parables & Lies has sold out. I've been very happy with my subscription to The Cupboard; the quality of the writing is, obviously, very high, as is the production of the pamphlets. Well worth the $15 subscription for four issues.

Matt Bell reviews Light Boxes by Shane Jones. I'll say it again: one of the best books I've read lately.

Latest Paris Review in the mail today. New fiction by Jesse Ball, Caitlin Horrocks; Poetry and Collages by John Ashbery; Interview with John Banville and Annie Proulx

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