We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing two full-length works in Spring 2019:
Old Business, by Ryan Dobran;
and Euphoria, by Shiv Kotecha.
Ryan Dobran's Old Business comprises four long poems: three chapbook-length works that have seen limited release by small presses in the UK—Story One, The Meritocrat, and The Last Shyness—along with a suite of new poems published here for the first time. The volume represents an attentive, accretive phenomenology of the contemporary, of the widening gyre of modernity's immaterialization and its redoundings on the body. The four pieces represent a progression in Dobran’s work over time but are each in their own way equally finely tuned: both in the sense that each conceit is a sensitively calibrated instrument and that the resulting readings are crafted and critical, lacking didacticism and yet wryly, quietly instructive.
Shiv Kotecha's Euphoria is a series of four long poems, each titled for and dedicated to a single muse in a pantheon of club poppers. Each poem unspools in a complex and propulsive apostrophe which repeatedly, fractally dissolves the boundaries between self and other; together they are animated, agitated by a daemonic volition that continually turns the reader back toward a sense of desire without an object, an anxious anticipation and multiplication of surfaces that drives embodiment to an uncanny pitch. Weary of the Cartesian self, Euphoria inhales the epiphanic tradition in the bathroom and goes back out to the floor.
Both books will be published in late Spring and will be available in advance for preorders.
Ryan Dobran lives in Philadelphia. He received his PhD in English from the University of Cambridge, and his poems have been published by Barque Press, Face Press, and Critical Documents. He is editor of The Collected Letters of Charles Olson and J. H. Prynne and is coeditor of J. H. Prynne's forthcoming Collected Prose.
Shiv Kotecha is the author of The Switch (Wonder, 2018) and EXTRIGUE (Make Now, 2015). His writing can also be found in frieze, Art in America, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, Troll Thread, GaussPDF and elsewhere. He is currently a PhD candidate in NYU English, finishing a dissertation titled Decomposition as Explanation: The Forms of Duration from Poe to Post-Conceptualism.