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Alex Forman

Alex Forman is the author of Tall, Slim & Erect: Portraits of the Presidents, and is also a photographer, literary translator, and personal historian. She is a...

Jen Hofer

Jen Hofer is a Los Angeles-based poet, translator, social justice interpreter, teacher, knitter, book-maker, public letter-writer, urban cyclist, and co-founder of the language justice and literary activism collaborative Antena. Her translation of Negro...

Myriam Moscona

Myriam Moscona is from Mexico, of Bulgarian Sephardic descent. She is the author of nine books, from Ultimo jardín (1983) to De par en par (2009). Two of her published books are outside the realm...

Doug Nufer

Doug Nufer writes fiction and poetry based on formal constraints. In addition to By Kelman Out of Pessoa, he is the author of the novels Never Again (Black Square,...

Renée Petropoulos

Renée Petropoulos has created projects and exhibited internationally, most recently embarking on the project “Among Nations (Mostly)” with a performance “Analogue.” Her most recent installment of “Prototype for the History of Painting: Eingrouping” was installed...

Frances Richard

Frances Richard is the author of Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2013), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012), and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003), as well as the chapbooks Shaved Code (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2008) and Anarch. (Woodland...

TrenchArt: Recon

Alex Forman

Jen Hofer

Myriam Moscona

Doug Nufer

Renée Petropoulos

Frances Richard

Aesthetics
Edited by Teresa Carmody
Aesthetic Essays in Varied Form
Anthology of New Literature

Materials: paper (varieties), wire
Front Cover: Letterpressed by Brian Teare
Back cover image by Renee Petropoulos
Introduction by Teresa Carmody
Binding: wire
ISBN: 978-1-934254-21-9
Pages: 83
Price: $60 [available in box-set only, along with other Recon series titles]

Hand-bound in an edition of 230, TrenchArt: Recon introduces the sixth annual TrenchArt series, with aesthetics written by participating series writers and visual artist, Renée Petropoulos. “Recon” for reconnaissance, recognition, a preliminary survey to gain information, an exploratory military survey of enemy territory. The Recon series writers use appropriation, constraint, and generative processes to explore new possibilities for such literary stand-bys as lyric, plot or portrait. Together, these books provide an aerial view, a survey, of ways writers are approaching this question: what does one make in, and of, the brokenness. The series includes TrenchArt: ReconNegro Marfil / Ivory BlackBy Kelman Out Of PessoaTall, Slim & Erect: Portraits of the Presidents; and The Phonemes.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Making In the Broken: An Introduction | Teresa Carmody
  • Mayfly | Frances Richard
  • Methodical Mad Science | Doug Nufer
  • Naturaleza del Poema (The Nature of the Poem) | Myriam Moscona
  • The Nature of Translation | Jen Hofer
  • From Mexico to Brazil to the United States | Renee Petropoulos, with marginalia by Sianne Ngai and Veronica Gonzalez
  • Ars Poetica | Alex Forman