Guest (translations) Valzhyna Mort

Published by Fivehundred places, Berlin, 2020, unpaginated, 15.1 × 11.2 cm, English, Russian

Price: €10

With translations by Galina Rymbu, Georgia Sagri, Elena Narbutaitė, Freya Choi, Jakob Kolding.

Valzhyna Mort’s Guest in translation initiates a new series co-produced by Fivehundred Places and V–A–C Press, Moscow, and is designed to explore some of the outer reaches of translation. Each book in the series is dedicated to multiple translations of a single poem. Inspired by a comment from Ilya Kaminsky about how translation should open windows and not create mirrors, artists, dancers, musicians, philosophers, curators, writers and visual thinkers were invited to imagine translations from their unique perspective, using a poem as a starting point, to make a version of that poem.

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Duplex (translations) Jericho Brown

Published by Fivehundred places, Berlin, 2020, unpaginated, 15.1 × 11.2 cm, English, Russian, Greeklish, Portugese, Polish, Spanish and Arabic

Price: €10

With translations by Kirill Mededev, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Mayra Rodríguez Castro, Denise Ferreira da Silva & Valentina Desideri, Fernanda Brenner, Monika Szewczyk, Alix Eynaudi, Iman Issa, Natasha Ginwala.

Jericho Brown’s Duplex in translation is the second book in a new series co-produced by Fivehundred Places and V–A–C Press, Moscow, and is designed to explore some of the outer reaches of translation. Each book in the series is dedicated to multiple translations of a single poem. Inspired by a comment from Ilya Kaminsky about how translation should open windows and not create mirrors, artists, dancers, musicians, philosophers, curators, writers and visual thinkers were invited to imagine translations from their unique perspective, using a poem as a starting point, to make a version of that poem.

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New Poems Ariana Reines

Published by Fivehundred places, Berlin, 2020, unpaginated, 15.1 × 11.2 cm, English

Price: €10

Ariana Reines is a poet, performing artist, and Obie-winning playwright. A SAND BOOK (Penguin, 2020) won the Kingsley Tufts Prize and was longlisted for the National Book Award and a Lambda Literary Award.

Fivehundred places was founded in 2012 by Jason Dodge. With a single printing of 500 copies, each book will find itself in one of 500 places. On the cover of each book is a dead scissor by Paul Elliman.

More information on Ariana Reines can be found here.

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At the Foot At the Belt Of The Raincoat Alice Notley

Published by Fivehundred places, Berlin, 2020, unpaginated, 15.1 × 11.2 cm, English

Price: €10

Alice Notley is one of the most influential living poets and the author of 40 books of poetry. This poem At The Foot At The Belt Of The Raincoat was written in 1979, but has not been published until now.

Fivehundred places was founded in 2012 by Jason Dodge. With a single printing of 500 copies, each book will find itself in one of 500 places. On the cover of each book is a dead scissor by Paul Elliman.

More information on Alice Notley can be found here and here.

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Mercury Ariana Reines

Published by Fence Books, New York, 2011, 128 pages, 16.5 × 22 cm, English

Price: €17 (Temporarily out of stock)

Composed in the direct, accessible, consciousness-piercing style of which readers of Ariana Reines’ first two books are wildly enamoured, Mercury comprises a group of long poems. These interlocking works speak to the substance and essence of what is said, transmitted, transacted, “communicated” between persons. Reines proposes that substance and essence are opposites, and explores this in contexts including commercial cinema, the nation-state, currency, alchemy, and internet porn.

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Selected Poems Mary Ruefle

Published by Wave Books, Seattle, 2011, 176 pages, 15.3 × 22.7 cm, English

Price: €16 (Temporarily out of stock)

Now in paperback, a career-defining retrospective by a much-beloved contemporary master. Mary Ruefle’s Selected Poems gathers together the finest work from her distinguished and inimitable poetic career, showcasing the arc of her development as one of the most brilliant, expert and hilarious practitioners of the art. Anyone who wishes for poetry to be both richly challenging and thoroughly entertaining, need look no further than this capacious retrospective.

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