What do words such as ‘freedom’ or ‘coup’ mean in Egypt today? One artist is collecting definitions from across a divided nation

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Amira Hanafi  (author of Forgery, GLP, 2011 ) discusses her new project in The Guardian: Egypt: after the revolution comes the battle for language by Patrick Kingsley Was it a coup? Was it a revolution? The overthrow of Mohamed Morsi last July spawned unending debate in Egypt about how the president’s removal should be defined. Not that this was unusual: since Egypt’s 2011 uprising, the country’s many factions have competed to impose their narratives on highly contested events. As a result, words used to describe the events of the revolution can have wildly different meanings, depending … Read more

Coming out this fall: MOTHERNISM by Lise Haller Baggesen

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A lot of very exciting things are surfacing this fall, and Lise Haller Baggesen’s incredible book is one of the finest. “At the intersection of feminism, science fiction, and disco, Mothernism aims to locate the mother-shaped hole in contemporary art discourse.” Just like that. I mention it here, now, in anticipation of the book’s soft launch this August at The Poor Farm, an artist paradise in Wisconsin. MOTHERNISM by Lise Haller Baggesen co-published by The Green Lantern Press and Poor Farm Press ISBN 978-0-9884185-5-4 152 pages On Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, The … Read more

Nick Twemlow’s Palm Trees in the Rumpus

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REVIEWED BY KENT SHAW May 7th, 2014 It’s tricky when poetry starts to form a serious relationship with spent consequence. Because, first, everything’s probably already happened in your poem. What you’re writing about? It already happened. The stapler was stapled. The paper was folded. The grass was grown, and growing, and you cut that grass so the next grass could be grown. But even grass growing might be a site of too much consequence. Or rather too much potential for consequence. And yet that’s where Nick Twemlow starts out in his … Read more

Re: #AWP: If you happen to be in Seattle….

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Head up to the Seattle favorite, MOE Bar, for Happy Hour specials including $2 tacos and $2 Tecate, plus short readings from Daniel Borzutzky + Valerie Mejer, Jackie Clark, Joel Craig, Andy Fitch+ Amaranth Borsuk, Carol Guess, and Broc Rossell. MOE BAR, 1425 10th Ave, Seattle (https://www.facebook.com/MoeBarSeattle) From the conference center, take Pike St. to 10th— 15 min (or less) walk / 10 min bus / 4 min cab. Presented by Brooklyn Arts Press, Green Lantern Press, and MAKE. Table M30 http://www.brooklynartspress.com/ Table K18 http://www.makemag.com/ http://press.thegreenlantern.org/ _______________________________________________________ Amaranth Borsuk is … Read more

“The best thing about the Chicago Pedway is Hui-min Tsen.”

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This weekend, The Chicago Tribune published a spread on Hui-min Tsen’s guidebook,  The Pedway of Today (Green Lantern Press, 2013) Chicago Pedway: City’s bright, hope-filled underbelly To artist Hui-Min Tsen, the Pedway is not just a people mover but a thought exercise, and there is much to be learned from walking it February 14, 2014|Christopher Borrelli 64 You want to know the best thing about the Chicago Pedway? It’s not that, despite this Polar Vortex winter, you can cover almost 40 city blocks on the Pedway without ever stepping foot … Read more

“One key experience shaping my poetics is that I’ve spent years DJ-ing records”

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Joel Craig talks to Andy Fitch about The White House, Danny’s and things poetry: Last summer, Andy Fitch interviewed 60 poets about their latest books. Ugly Duckling Presse will publish these collected interviews in 2013. This interview focuses on Joel Craig’s book The White House (Green Lantern). Transcribed by Maia Spotts. Andy Fitch: From talking to you in the past, I know music metaphors come easily, that we could call the progression from poem to poem an arrangement, could consider it a macrocosm of the meticulous mix within any individual piece. I hope we get to all that. But first, The … Read more

regarding the Next Big Thing: Anne Elizabeth Moore on Democracy Now

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Anne Elizabeth Moore was tagged and posted her answers a while back — about the book she is working on..I’ve included an excerpt below: Caroline Picard, my friend and publisher (of Hip Hop Apsara), has been working on a novel for a while called Death of An Animatronic Band, which you can read about (and see video based on!) in her Next Big Thing interview here. The Next Big Thing is an ever-unfolding series of self-interviews (Caroline had been tapped by Mairead Case, and you can follow the chain backwards to discover a pretty diverse and amazing wealth … Read more

Feeling the Love

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Nick Twemlow and Joel Craig got a great review for their new books, Palm Trees and The White House on htmlgiant today. I’ve included an excerpt below, but you can read the entire, incredibly thoughtful piece by going here. No Green Lantern release is regular; every book steeps in curiosity, newness, the unexpected. Every release is bound with delicacy, according to the “slow media” approach, making each book a curatorial site. It feels limiting to call them books. They contain ephemeral inserts, silk screen covers; artist plates. The books might be siblings. They do bear … Read more

Service Media: Is it “Public Art” or Art in Public Space?

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First of all, Service Media: Is it “Public Art” or is it Art in Public Space? is finally very nearly out. The brand spanking new collection of essays around and about socially engaged art practice are supposed to arrive in our stairwell this week — and I am pumped. It’s a project that has very literally been about three years in the making; it’s easily one of our more ambitious projects and has been copyedited more times than I count. (I am going to die when I find the typo that slipped through … Read more

#Bestof2012s

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Very pleased to find out that Matthew Goulish’s book The Brightest Thing in the World: Three Essays from the Institute of Failure was included on Claire Glass’ Best of 2012 list on Gapers Block. And with good company. Goulish’s book is also a nonfiction bestseller over at SPD. On a similar note of happy fortune, Nick Twemlow’s latest book of poetry, Palm Trees (just released by us this last November) was named a staff pick for The Poetry Foundation’s Fred Sasaki and is a December poetry best seller at SPD. Hip Hop Apsara, Anne Elizabeth … Read more