Monday, October 10, 2005

Tinfish Press, Kane'ohe, Hawai'i --- Great Writers, Great Books

Do yourself a favor and visit Tinfish Press today. Founded by Susan Schultz...

[Schultz lives in Kane`ohe, Hawai`i and teaches at the University of Hawai`i. She is author of Memory Cards & Adoption Papers (Potes & Poets Press, 2002), And Then Something Happened and Aleatory Allegories, both from Salt Publishing, 2000, and editor of The Tribe of John: Ashbery and Contemporary Poetry (Alabama, 1995). A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry is forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press, 2005. She lives with her husband, son and daughter and cheers for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team]

...Tinfish Press boasts titles by Linh Dinh, Yunte Huang (whose fascinating book, Cribs, I really liked a lot...it was blurbed by Marjorie Perloff who writes "In this brilliant collection of paragrammatic and punning lyric, Huang shows himself to be a unique master of the language game"), Sawako Nakayasu, and Barbara Jane Reyes, author of the award-winning poeta en san francisco from Tinfish...
[A non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Susan M. Schultz, Tinfish Press publishes a journal of experimental poetry from the Pacific, including Hawai`i, New Zealand/Aotearoa, Australia, California, and western Canada. The press also produces books and chapbooks of poetry and experimental prose, some of it written in Hawai`i Creole English (Pidgin). Each publication is designed by artists living in Hawai`i, under the direction of cover-girl, Gaye Chan. Tinfish uses recycled materials, including tarpaper, weather maps, proof sheets, and hamburger sleeves to cover its always un-recycled poetry and prose.]

Sounds dynamic, doesn't it? While you're surfing at Tinfish, be sure to check out Schultz's no guns, no durian and the recent broadside. With innovative, accurate poets and exciting writers such as Dinh, Huang, and Reyes, Tinfish may be the one of the hottest presses around---on or off the mainland.

5 comments:

mor x. chang said...

thanks Lee, for the wonderful info. i like Barbara Jane Reyes' work! she deserves to be recognized.

thanks

barbara jane said...

lee, been meaning to thank you for this. so: salamats.

mor, thank you. pls get in touch with me :-)

Lee Herrick said...

yes, barbara's poems are great. I just finished reading her first book and I'm looking forward to the second. no problem, barbara---

Pris said...

Hi Lee
What an unbeatable combination, starting first with Barbara Jane Reyes. I love her poetry! The press sounds fascinating, esp since I lived in Hawaii for a year and had to learn some rudiments of pidgin speak to survive with some of the kids I worked with there. I love the whole concept of the press and plan to buy something there. Thanks for the thumbs up!

BTW, which book of Barbara's did you read?

Lee Herrick said...

Pris,

I read Gravities of Center and loved it.

Lee