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Jennifer Calkins

Jennifer Calkins is a poet and evolutionary biologist. Her work has been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including 4th Street, Into the Teeth of the Wind, Big Bridge, Ken*Again and Encyclopedia of...

Teresa Carmody

Teresa Carmody is the author of Maison Femme: a fiction (Bon Aire Projects, 2015) and Requiem (Les Figues, 2005). Her chapbooks include I Can Feel (Insert Press, 2012),  Eye Hole...

Pam Ore

Pam Ore lives in Portland, Oregon. Among her many jobs, she worked for ten years as a zookeeper in Oklahoma City and Portland, Oregon. Her poems have appeared in Cream City Review, 13th Moon, 4th Street, and 37 Oklahoma...

Vanessa Place

"Vanessa Place killed poetry." —Anonymous, via Twitter. The Boston Review called Vanessa Place “the spokesperson for the new cynical avant-garde,” The Huffington Post characterized her work as “ethically odious,” literary critic and philosopher Avital Ronell stated that...

TrenchArt: Material

Jennifer Calkins

Teresa Carmody

Pam Ore

Vanessa Place

The Premier Title of Les Figues Press
Edited by Teresa Carmody
Illustrated by Sarah Lane
Art by Stephanie Taylor

Fiction | Poetry | Aesthetic Essays in Varied Form
Pages: 128
ISBN: 09766371-0-3
Binding: Perfect
Price: $15.00

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The writers in TrenchArt: Material pose aesthetic questions that used to be basic—what is beauty, what is mystery, what is human, what is absolutely necessary. Each of the titles in the TrenchArt: Material series backstitches canonical Western literature into a contemporary American text. These books integrate traditional literary forms—the war story, the nature poem, the folk story, the fairy tale—into new work that resurrects human relevance while pushing their chosen containers even further.  Line the books up and their back covers form a story of Chinese cooking. The series includes TrenchArt: MaterialDies: A SentenceGrammar Of The Cage, Requiem, and A Story of Witchery.

The TrenchArt: Material complete set is sold out; the collection of aesthetic essays can now be purchased individually.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Untitled: Red over Black, blue Orange | Vanessa Place
  • The Bullet and the Bird | Jennifer Calkins
  • A theory and practice for poetry in an age of extinctions and environmental collapse | Pam Ore
  • A Catechism of Aesthetics for a Time of Religious War | Teresa Carmody
  • David, Daniel and Isaiah | Teresa Carmody
  • Ten Poems | Pam Ore
  • A Tale of Witchery Between Roots and Leaves | Jennifer Calkins
  • Dies: a predicate | Vanessa Place