Simulacrum Press #8: ‘Tanka, Vol. 1’ by Eileen R. Tabios

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Tanka Vol. 1, by Eileen R. Tabios, is Simulacrum Press’s second March chapbook publication. Tabios’s Tanka, Vol. 1 is a tall, slender chapbook of 20 pages, saddle stitched and printed in an edition of 75 numbered copies.

In Tanka, Vol. 1, prolific poet and reader, Eileen R. Tabios, investigates the classical Japanese tanka. Presenting a scope of work, from her early engagements with the form to increasingly stylized experiments, a progression of possibility opens in the arena of stricture. Where in the initial section we find the poems following the traditional form (as it manifests when romanized), for the following sections Tabios utilizes her MDR (Murder Death Resurrection) Poetry Generator to set the stage for reconfiguration, then excavation.

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‘Tanka, Vol.1’ by Eileen R Tabios (Domestic/ Canada)

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C$12.50

 

‘Tanka, Vol. 1’ by Eileen R. Tabios (International)

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C$13.50

Simulacrum Press #6: ‘Running credit checks with no shame now’ by Daniel f. Bradley

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Simulacrum Press enthusiastically let’s loose on the world Daniel f. Bradley’s Running credit checks with no shame now. Printed in an edition 45, this colourful, saddle stitched chapbook spans 38 pages.

With it’s title lifted from the lyrics of Nelly’s Ride with Me, Daniel f. Bradley puts forth Running credit checks with no shame now. Using ‘the’ as a sign post, Bradley navigates a mass of lines encountered on the information highway to compose a driving poetic sequence framed by a question of ownership, possession, and the hierarchy which arises from these. Punctuated by Bradley’s continuing refusal to claim copyright, the spirit of open sharing dreams a mobility where borders/limits are a tool of creation, not of restriction.

‘Running credit checks with no shame now’ by Daniel f. Bradley (Domestic/Canada)

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C$9.50

‘Running credit checks with no shame now’ by Daniel f. Bradley (International)

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C$10.50