AT LONG LAST my TOP SECRET SPECIAL PROJECT is coming to fruition, and I can announce it here officially! Beginning in October, I'll be semi-regularly publishing GUILLOTINE, an ongoing series of handbound letterpress-printed chapbooks focusing on revolutionary nonfiction. GUILLOTINE will start off with the face-fucking-melting team of Lidia Yuknavitch and Vanessa Veselka. Every one of these little books will be printed and sewn together by me with love and the willingness to get violent in service of the people's revolution. You know you want one. Preorder Lidia & Vanessa here; preorder Bojan soon.
OCTOBER 2012: GUILLOTINE SERIES #1: Vanessa Veselka and Lidia Yuknavitch. Violence.
Preorder // Use discount code PUSSYRIOT at checkout for $2 off each chapbook ordered before October 6.
"The feminine forms we have inherited in terms of sanctified literature pretty much make me want to punch someone in the face": An expansion of Vanessa Veselka and Lidia Yuknavitch's conversation on women, writing, and violence, which originally appeared online at the Believer blog. Smart, funny, fearless, and life-changing, this dialogue covers hope, Freud, castration, knitting, and a wide variety of bodily functions.
LIDIA YUKNAVITCH is the author of the novel DORA: A Headcase and the memoir Chronology of Water. Her work has appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Fiction International, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. Her book Real to Reel was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and she is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Poets and Writers and Literary Arts, Inc. Her work appears in the anthologies Life As We Show It (City Lights), Forms At War (FC2), and Wreckage of Reason (Spuytin Duyvil). She teaches writing, literature, film, and Women's Studies in Oregon. VANESSA VESELKA (Portland, OR) has been at various times a teenage runaway, a union organizer, a student of paleontology, and a mother. Her work appears in The Atlantic, Tin House, Zyzzyva, the FSG anthology Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, and Maximum Rock ’n’ Roll. Her debut novel, Zazen, is the 2012 PEN / Bingham prize winner for fiction.
DECEMBER 2012: GUILLOTINE SERIES #2: Bojan Louis. Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona.
"Colonization has a bad taste, a reason for ethnic solidarity. Because, well, not all us brown-skin motherfuckers were annihilated": Meditations on book banning in occupied territory.
BOJAN LOUIS is a member of the Navajo Nation — Naakaii Dine’é; Ashiihí; Ta’neezahnii; Bilgáana. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Platte Valley Review, and Hinchas de Poesía; fiction in Alaska Quarterly Review. He has been a resident at The MacDowell Colony.
Guillotine is a series of erratically-published chapbooks focusing on revolutionary nonfiction.