UDP CLASSICS / HOLIDAY BUNDLE
A sampling of five classic UDP titles, specially wrapped in kraft paper letterpressed at our studio by Peter Kazantsev from handset metal type.
Nets has the strange feel of verbal topography: the original sonnet text is a sort of plain that single, select words soar up from like jagged spires. —PAUL COLLINS, THE BELIEVER
Christian Hawkey's brilliant Ventrakl puts Trakl's tragic life squarely into the poetic equation, testifies to the enormous change that has come over lyric poetry in the twenty-first century. —MARJORIE PERLOFF
In an age where many—rightly—are suspicious of official verse cultures, here is the voice from a true underground—not the official alternative poetry of the day, but that minorizing, fluctuating underground that undoes hierarchical notions of language and culture. Czech-English émigré Ivan Blatný's heteroglossic poems are wonderfully strange, prosaic, sparse and distracted at the same time. —JOHANNES GORANSSON
Vicuña's work, at its very essence, is ‘a way of remembering’—as if exile and recall joined to unravel an ‘autobiography in debris;’ as one personal story within a larger narrative. —ROBERTO TEJADA
This collection [is] purely about the violence of desire and the attractions, beauties, and horrors of form… Kuhl has constructed a world that’s utterly recognizable, whose conventions are understood—a world that is not one of myth, yet carries mythical implications. The result is a perfectly balanced unity of what we know and what we think we remember. —JAMES BERGER, RAIN TAXI
The final issue of 6x6 magazine, which ran from 2000-2017. This volume includes the poetry of Anselm Berrigan, Chia-Lun Chang, Cheryl Clarke, Lisa Fishman, Vasilisk Gnedov (translated from the Russian by Emilia Loseva & Danny Winkler), and Sarah Wang.