When two objects collide in space, momentum must be conserved. This fundamental law is parleyed into a startlingly fresh chapbook of prose poetry by Sacha Archer, The Insistence of Momentum. Passages from history are exhumed and bounced off each other, sparking alchemical responses from Archer in this experiment of literary call-and-answer. A limited edition of 50 hand-bound chapbooks were produced of The Insistence of Momentum, available now from The Blasted Tree Store, and the collection can be read online using the link below.
Presenting a limited edition 3.25" x 6" folded leaflet of 50 words for Gwendolyn, composed in honour of Gwendolyn Guth's birthday by poet and publisher extraordinaire, rob mclennan. 50 copies of the poem were printed on beautiful Classic Laid paper, and are now available from The Blasted Tree Store.
We are putting together a compilation album of spoken word recordings by poets from across the country, and there is still time/space (spacetime) to submit! There is no theme for the project; instead, we're looking to showcase the diversity of voices and techniques used within our thriving spoken word community.
Send a recording of your spoken word performance, along with written lyrics, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 28th!
Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about the project. We know "compilation album of spoken word recordings" is perhaps a little vague, but that's to encourage your interpretation of what might qualify. We're primarily looking for audio content, but we will also accept the submission of any accompanying visual art, like illustrations or video, or other supplementary media.
Two weeks, poets - let's hear what you got!!!
Graphic designer and poet Laura Rojas has created Morning shore, a poster series made from some of her recent poetry, exclusively for The Blasted Tree. Combining vivid poetic images with striking design and bold colours, Rojas' art works at the intersection of visual presentation and semantic meaning. 50 limited edition 7.75" x 13.5" posters of Morning shore, have been printed and are now available for purchase from The Blasted Tree Store, though, as always, you can preview the work online using the link below.
Neuroscientist, musician, and poet Michael Smilovitch explores the poetic qualities of bio-science in obscuritysquared, his first chapbook with The Blasted Tree. By importing the lexicon of brain chemistry, biology, and psychology into his verse, Smilovitch toys with commonly accepted notions of perception and subjectivity. obscuritysquared is fast-paced, funny, surreal, and smart. Most of this collection is previously unpublished, and three poems are available exclusively in limited edition chapbooks from The Blasted Tree Store!
Jake Byrne is a gifted poet with searing vision and a sardonic tongue lithe beyond his years. The Blasted Tree is pleased to reprint his first published poem, Adventure Time, into 50 limited edition 4.25" x 11" longsheets. Adventure Time, a poem made of love, omens, and surrender, is printed on beautiful Classic Laid paper, and copies of the longsheet are now available from The Blasted Tree's Store.
The work of UK-based experimental author and publisher Anthony Etherin explores new poetic forms and constraints. Infinite Palindromes features three short, palindromic phrases which, when strung together across multiple lines, can be repeated ad infinitum. 50 limited edition 4.5" x " 7" folded leaflets were printed, copies are now available from The Blasted Tree's Store.
Acclaimed experimental poet derek beaulieu memorializes influential concrete and performance artists Bob Cobbing and Jennifer Pike Cobbing with his 2-part visual poem, In Memoriam..., published by The Blasted Tree in a limited edition 7.5" x 6" folded leaflet. 50 copies of the visual poem were printed on bright satin paper, and the leaflet is now available from The Blasted Tree's Store.
Mia Poirier's poetry is always a welcome departure from the common pretensions of lyrical verse. The Blasted Tree is pleased to present their new poem, In Montreal, which speaks to the unexpected changes we undergo moving to a new city, in a limited edition 4.25" x 4.25" folded leaflet. 50 copies of the poem were printed on top quality Classic Laid paper, and the leaflet is now available from The Blasted Tree's Store.
The selected first poems of Kyle Flemmer presents his best work from a variety of projects. PRAY / LEWD includes several poems which have appeared in print, some from ongoing projects, and a few which are new to the world, making an excellent cross-section of Flemmer's early explorations into poetic form, space, and subject. A limited edition of 50 chapbooks have been published, 20 of which are available for purchase from The Blasted Tree Store.