Allen Fisher’s PROPOSALS

Last week the mailman  brought — to my greatest delight — the latest Spanner Editions production: Proposals 1-35 by Allen Fisher. This is a gorgeously produced full color sequence of “poem-image-commentary” ensembles. Not sure what is the best way to acquire this little marvel, but you can always write to Spanner editions at 14 Hopton Road, Hereford HR1 1BE, U.K.

— Addendum: You can now buy the book online using Paypal — click here. —

Below, a video of AF reading from this sequence of poems. You  can see a few more in the online magazine Spine. Hopefully AF will read from the sequence on Saturday at Bowery Poetry Club (see yesterday’s post for details).

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Pierre Joris

Pierre Joris is a poet, translator, essayist & anthologist who has published more than 50 books, most recently, Meditations on the Stations of Mansur al-Hallaj (poems) from Chax Press and The University of California Book of North African Literature (volume 4 in the Poems for the Millennium series), coedited with Habib Tengour. Exile is My Trade: A Habib Tengour Reader edited & translated by Joris, and Pierre Joris: Cartographies of the In-between, essays on Joris’ work edited by Peter Cockelbergh, came out in 2012. Forthcoming are Barzakh — Poems 2000-2012 (Black Widow Press) & Breathturn Into Timestead:The Collected Later Poems of Paul Celan (FSG).

2 opinions on “Allen Fisher’s PROPOSALS”

  1. Saw Fisher at Miami (Ohio) last night–a great performance of some of the Proposals. Unfortunately I missed the lecture that preceded it.

    1. I thought you might like to know that Glenn Storhaug of Five Seasons Press (also based in Hereford, UK) has produced a beautiful “broadsheet” edition of Proposals 6.

      Check out the Five Seasons Press website for details.

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