Chapbook Verse

Chapbook Verse: Ari Banias’ What’s Personal is Being Here with All of You & Stephanie Gray’s I thought you said it was sound / how does that sound from Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs

Chapbook Verse is a new feature of OmniVerse, created and curated by Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, highlighting one of the many chapbook-only or chapbook-focused small presses in the world of poetry by selecting two or three of their recent releases for review.

In this edition of Chapbook Verse, Gail Aronson reviews two chapbooks from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs: Ari Banias’ What’s Personal is Being Here with All of You and Stephanie Gray’s I thought you said it was sound / how does that sound. From the Portable Press website:

Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs publishes poetic works: subtle and intense forms of public exchange and autonomous expressions—dynamic in awareness—luminous in form.

Emphasis: diversity and interconnection—social, cultural, environmental and aesthetic.

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Chapbook Verse: Sandra Liu’s On Poems On and Corina Copp’s Pro Magenta/Be Met from Ugly Duckling Presse

Chapbook Verse is a new feature of OmniVerse, created and curated by Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel, highlighting one of the many chapbook-only or chapbook-focused small presses in the world of poetry by selecting two or three of their recent releases for review.

In this edition of Chapbook Verse, Gillian Olivia Blythe Hamel reviews two chapbooks from Ugly Duckling Presse: Sandra Liu’s On Poems On and Corina Copp’s Pro Magenta / Be Met. From the Ugly Duckling Presse website:

Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit art and publishing organization whose mission is to produce artisanal and trade editions of new poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. With a volunteer editorial collective of artists and writers at its heart, UDP grew out of a 1990s zine into a Brooklyn-based small press that has published more than 200 titles to date, with an editorial office and letterpress workshop in the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking.

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