Thursday, September 16, 2010

And here it is...

P-Queue, vol. 7.
POLEMIC. Featuring:

Jimbo Blachly • Julia Bloch • Black Took Collective • Sarah Dowling • Patrick F. Durgin • Craig Dworkin • Robert Fitterman • Bhanu Kapil • Janet Neigh • Rich Owens • Vanessa Place • Craig Santos Perez • Alessandro Porco • Lytle Shaw • Steve Zultanski

Friday, August 20, 2010

On its way...

Volume 7: POLEMIC

Friday, July 16, 2010

It's so great to have AWESOME friends:

Divya Victor! Of P-Queue vol. 6!

David Driscoll! Of P-Queue vol. 4 and all-round awesome prose stylist!

Dave, Div, all love!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

It's Coming!

P-Queue is thrilled to be a part of this year's Buffalo Small Press Book Fair!

Thanks to masterful work by WNYBAC impresario Chris Fritton, this year's fair looks to continue the trend of each year surpassing the last!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This today at the Damn the Caesars blog:

"...the need to reimagine gender neutral but class specific forms of resistance, defiance, dignity and rage that are not bound to particular trades or occupations has never been more urgent. This is cultural work — the essential work of a cultural politics."

Some necessary thinking through the various shades of ongoing political and economic fallout...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Geof Huth's stunning 2009!

For a things-done list that'll put anyone to shame, check out Geof Huth's New Year's Eve blog post

We're thrilled to be the smallest part of a wonderful year:

"July 28: Eyechart Poems. Queue: Buffalo, 2009.

Maybe because this is the only book of mine from this year that I didn’t design, this is a gorgeous publication that brings all my eyechart poems together (27 of them) for the first time."

Thanks for the wonderful note, Geof, and here's to 2010!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Volume 7: POLEMIC
forthcoming, summer 2010

...the creation and maintenance of a livable world...

Send contributions either (or both) in the mode of, or theorizing practice in, POLEMIC...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Lovely review review of readings by Cassandra Smith and eria lewis at Books and Bookshelves.

Thanks Ariel!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009, on
Silliman's Blog

erica lewis and mark stephen finein's the precipice of jupiter, front and center!

Thanks Ron!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Booklaunch for the precipice of jupiter

Don’t miss erica lewis and mark stephen finein at Books & Bookshelves on Tuesday, September 29!

September 29, 7.30 PM
99 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On Joe Harrington's Blog of Myself

A great run-down of what appears in P-Queue vol. 6!

Thanks Joe!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Stephanie Strickland, P-Queue, and The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing

Great news! Stephanie Strickland writes to share that some of her work that appears in P-Queue vol. 6 has been selected for publication in the first volume of The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing, to be released at the next &NOW Conference! A huge congratulations to Stephanie, and a thanks for passing this information on.

And to make this something of a perfect coincidence, the 2009 &NOW Conference is coming to Buffalo!

It'll be a great opportunity to celebrate Stephanie's work, the &NOW publication, P-Queue, and all our intersections in a hybrid space!

Thanks Stephanie, and congratulations!

P-Queue and Eyechart Poems at dbqp: visualizing poetics

A wonderful series of images and remarks from Geof Huth at his blog, dbqp: visualizing poetics.

After hearing the word 'lettrist' in a seminar a few years ago, I went (naturally) to google for more info, and one of Geof's posts, along with its embedded links, became my introduction to the field. Since then, his daily writings have been a go-to resource for my own questions as to the intersections, multiplications, super-positions (etc. etc.) of the visual and the textual.

So when vol. 6 turned out to think 'space,' Geof was someone I knew I needed to contact for the issue. Thankfully, Geof offered P-Queue a fantastic piece thinking visual poetry and his own practices of it, as well as a series of 'fidgetglyphs' (you'll have to check them out to see what, exactly, these are!), and a manuscript of 'eyechart poems' that the press put out in chapbook form.

As I wrote to Geof a short while ago, these eyechart poems especially have added to my thinking about the work of lettrism--in Geof's sequence of poems, tools of medicalized normativity (i.e. the eyechart) are twisted into their opposite: no longer a standard by which one is measured, but rather a horizon of possibility. Interaction with these pieces gives one much to think about, and a timely, wry twist to all the anxiety that seems to be in the air these days about a "public" health option...

Thanks, Geof!

Friday, July 31, 2009

A note of thanks for all those who made our BOOG reading so wonderful:

Dear all-

Thanks so much for being part of such a wonderful evening at BOOG City! I'm so grateful we had the opportunity to meet (for some of us, again!) and share this event. Thanks to David and BOOG and ACA for hosting us!

I had a long train ride back to Buffalo yesterday (the tracks were actually flooded throughout the valley!), and it was a real pleasure to have that time for reviewing all the many introductions, conversations, and performances that took place over just a few short hours.

It was a real honor to have shared the evening with you all, and I'm both humbled and proud to have done so--a deep, deep thanks to all.

And all best,

P.S. If you've got photos of the event, please do send them this way, and I'll try to post them, or link to your site (flickr, etc.) so that those who might have missed the event can enjoy the evening!

(p.s. Check out P-Queue for some of the amazing work we were able to share with the world at the launch! Volume 6! And books from Geof Huth and erica lewis and mark stephen finein!)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

See you on Tuesday!


Boog City presents
d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Season 6 finale:

P-Queue/Queue Books
(Buffalo, N.Y.)

this Tues., July 28, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.

Featuring readings from

Jose Felipe Alvergue
Stephen Collis
Zack Finch
Sueyeun Juliette Lee
Ben Miller

Performer Bios

Jose Felipe Alvergue

With an M.F.A. from the Cal Arts School of Critical Studies, Jose Felipe Alvergue is presently a student of the SUNY Buffalo Poetics Program. He is the author of us look up / there red dwells (Queue Books).

Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis is the author of three books of poetry, Mine (New Star); Anarchive (New Star), which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize; and The Commons (Talonbooks)--the latter two of which form parts of his on-going Barricades Project. He is also the author of two book-length studies, Phyllis Webb and the Common Good (Talonbooks) and Through Words of Others: Susan Howe and Anarcho-Scholasticism (ELS Editions). His new book, On the Material (which includes the long poem 4x4) is forthcoming from Talonbooks next year. Long a member of the Kootenay School of Writing, he teaches American literature, poetry, and poetics at Simon Fraser University.

Zack Finch

Zack Finch is a doctoral candidate in the poetics program at the State University of New York at Buffalo and teaches periodically as a visiting lecturer in creative writing at Dartmouth College. His poems and reviews have appeared in journals such as Poetry, American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, and Tin House.

Sueyeun Juliette Lee

Sueyeun Juliette Lee lives in Philadelphia, where she edits Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to new work by writers of color. Her publications include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books), and the chapbooks Mental Commitment Robots (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), Perfect Villagers (Octopus Books), and Trespass Slightly In (Coconut).

Benjamin Miller

Benjamin Miller has an M.F.A. from CalArts and is a writer and a musician. He lives in NYC.


C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Next event:

Thurs. Sept. 10
d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press, Season 7 Kick-Off
Day 2 of 3rd annual Welcome to Boog City poetry and music festival

Rope-A-Dope Press (South Boston, Mass.)

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W.28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)

Friday, June 26, 2009


How’s this for exciting? P-Queue has been invited to launch the 2009 volume at BOOG City this July! We’ll celebrate the release of volume 6, along with a welter of new chapbooks pushed through the Queue Press.

Here’s the post from BOOG City editor/organizer David Kirschenbaum:

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Season 6 finale:

P-Queue/Queue Books
(Buffalo, N.Y.)

Tues., July 28, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.

Event will be hosted by
P-Queue/Queue Books editor Andrew Rippeon

Featuring readings from

José Felipe Alvergue
Stephen Collis
Zack Finch
Sueyeun Juliette Lee
Ben Miller

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum

We plan to have on hand:

-The Precipice of Jupiter, a book-length collaboration between poet erica lewis and visual artist mark stephen finein
-Eyechart Poems, a series of interrogations of the reader’s ability to read, by poly-poet Geof Huth
-us look up / there red dwells José Felipe Alvergue’s multi-genre investigation of space and memory

AND volume 6 of P-Queue! featuring work by:

Tyrone Williams
Lauren Shufran
Geof Huth
Divya Victor
Rob Halpern
Stephanie Strickland
Joe Harrington
Roberto Tejada
Sueyeun Juliette Lee
Stephen Collis
Emily McVarish
David Brazil

Subsequent posts to the P-Queue blog will detail the bios of each reader. Thanks to David Kirschenbaum and BOOG City for this great opportunity, and thanks to all our wonderful readers!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Two nice features of work out from QUEUE!

Mobius Crowns at PoetryPolitic!

us look up / there red dwells at The Green Lantern Press!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Review of P-Queue volume 5!

A great post about P-Queue, vol. 5 at rob mclennan’s blog!

Thanks, Rob!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Two fantastic points of interest for P-Queue:

One: Dan Waber, creator, curator, and instigator of too many things to mention, and author of the essay “Regular Expressions as a System of Poetic Notation” appearing in P-Queue, vol. 5, has gone live with a Regular Expression Poetry & Poetics resource page, “documenting the Regular Expressionism literary movement.”

And Two: Congratulations to Michelle Taransky, contributor to P-Queue, vol. 4 and collaborator with her father Richard Taransky on the excruciatingly beautiful The Plans Caution. Michelle has just been named the winner of the OmniDawn Poetry Contest for her manuscript, Barn Burned, Then.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

They’re here!

P-Queue, Volume 5 is back from the printer’s, along with two outstanding pieces of work in the Queue chapbook series—Möbius Crowns (a collaboration between poets and dear friends Dan Beachy-Quick and Srikanth Reddy), and us look up / there red dwells (a fascinating media-text collage by Jose Felipe Alvergue).

These texts can be ordered from the P-Queue website (thanks again to our fantastic web designer Allison Carter!). All three promise to sell out soon, so check the website for excerpts and images, and get yourself a copy already!

P-Queue, volume 5 features essays, images, poems, and other wonderful work by:

Dan Beachy-Quick • Jessica Bozek • Eli Drabman • Julia Drescher • Eric Elshtain • Mark Stephen Finein • Gnoetry0.2 • Ariel Goldberg • Erica Lewis • C.J. Martin • Srikanth Reddy • Linda Russo • Christopher Schmidt • Dan Waber

In related news, based on the success of last year’s wonderful, multi-city launch (here, here, and here), we’re looking into arranging some festive readings in the fall and perhaps the winter. Check back periodically for updates and lists of readers at local venues.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Currently Planning P-Queue, Vol. 5

A wealth of intriguing material has begun to show up for Volume 5, and we’re quite excited to start shaping the journal. In addition to a number of collaborative pieces (variously conceived), quite a few of these contributions are working through images, notebook samples, and other exciting challenges to the journal’s page.

We’ll also be continuing the chapbook series (Queue) that we began with Volume 4 and the wonderful father-daughter collaboration of Richard and Michelle Taransky, The Plans Caution. The next volume in the chap series (another collaboration, this between two friends separated by distances) promises a bit of engineering in terms of book-design, and we can’t wait to start construction! More details as things shake out!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

P-Queue: Call for Work


We are currently seeking submissions for our 2008 volume. P-Queue is interested in 'hybrid' work—what toggles between poetry & prose, critical & creative, "academic" & "non-academic," the visual & the written.

For Vol. 5 (the first in our second series!), we're especially interested in the question of "care."

To this end, we'll be more inclined to consider collaborations, conversations, collocations, correspondences, and the like. These are of course loosely and widely interpretable, but what we want is a representation of ways of being together in language, ways of being in language together.

-selections from letters ('literary' or otherwise)
-conversations (recorded, repeated, replayed, etc.)
-collaboration: in composition, in editing: work that widens the scene of writing, the scene of reading
-collocation: the prosodic or the rhetorical: work that calls us to it, calls us together to space created

And as always, we’re looking to question genre and convention (and to question the _questioning_ of genre & convention!).

Our covers are (lovingly, care-fully) letterpressed, the journal often include images and 'manipulated' texts, and we pride ourselves on the appearance of the publication. P-Queue is published annually (the 2008 yearbook will appear in May). To receive full consideration, please try to submit work by Jan. 1.

See also!


P-Queue has finally come home!

After launches in LA and Chicago, it's a great pleasure to finally thank all who read at our launch this past weekend. Special thanks to those who came to the event--where else will _75_ people come out on a Friday night to hear ten poets read for a total of two hours!?

Let me take a moment and say some inadequate thanks as well to Rich Owens (ed., Damn the Caesars) and Matt Chambers (ed., Pilot)--masterful, humble editors who've stood as tremendous mentors over the past year.

Unable to say more than Rich has already said: please visit Damn the Caesars for some stunning pictures and a great run-down of the event.

Also, please visit our new! site at Wonderful things to see there, thanks to LA-based web-designer, bookmaker, and poet Allison Carter.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What a success in Chicago!

Thanks to all who made the Chicago event such a success—readers, those (many!) in attendance, and especially our gracious hosts at Powell’s North! We’re quite thrilled, and can’t imagine any way the event could have come off any better.

This makes us quite excited for the LA-launch! Please join us at BetaLevel this Friday. Looks like it’ll be fun…

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


P-Queue, vol. 4, is at last ready! The volume has been a long time coming; suffice it to say (only the most recent hurdle) that an error somewhere between the printer’s and the bindery resulted in all of our handpressed covers being bound around an incompletely printed journal. After a harrowing drive to Toronto for our (as it turns out, one-of-a-kind!) coverstock, a dusk-to-dawn session in our letterpress room, two days for drying time, and a hand-off (yet again) of complete covers to be bound around our journal, our books are finally here!

Be sure to visit us in Chicago this week (8/16), Los Angeles at the end of August (8/24), or Buffalo in the last week of September (9/28) as we celebrate the release of P-Queue in a multi-city launch! We hope to see you there!

P-Queue, vol. 4, features work by:

Harold Abramowitz • José Alvergue • Meg Barboza • Ben Bedard • Allison Carter • Jon Cotner • Elizabeth Cross • David Driscoll • Andy Fitch • Susanne Hall • Anthony Hawley • Laura Jaramillo • Crane Giamo • Philip Metres • Michael Robbins • Siobhan Scarry • Jordan Stempleman • Michelle Taransky • Richard Taransky • Mathew Timmons

Friday, July 20, 2007

And now a P-Queue launch in Los Angeles!

More great happenings planned for P-Queue! We'll be holding a multi-media reading and launch party in Los Angeles, hosted by the fascinating Betalevel Collective. Please join us in the basement at 8 PM on Friday, August 24 for performances by LA-area writers and artists appearing in P-Queue no. 4. Performers scheduled to appear:

Harold Abramowitz

Allison Carter

Susanne Hall

Mathew Timmons

Of course, plenty of merch will be on hand, including the new P-Queue, as well as materials from Insert Press, The Particle Series, and the new Queue chapbook.

We're excited about it. We hope you're excited, too.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

P-Queue Booklaunch in Chicago!

Exciting news! Powell’s North (among the most interesting reading series and venues in the city of Chicago) has agreed to host the Chicago-area launch for P-Queue, vol. 4. Please join us at Powell’s on Thursday, August 16th for readings by Chicago-area writers appearing in the journal. A tentative program includes:

Meg Barboza

Elizabeth Cross

David Driscoll

Michael Robbins

Jordan Stempleman

Michelle Taransky

If you haven’t seen vols. 1 – 3, a few copies of each will be on hand, as well as the brand new vol. 4, in freshly letterpressed wrappers with a rather distinguished series of bronze dots along the spine.

The work from these authors in our journal is stunning, and varies tremendously in range and tone—each writer wholly him- or herself and unlike the others.

Check back periodically for a list of confirmed readers as the date approaches. It promises to be an exciting evening for the eyes and ears.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Pre-Production: Vol. 4

P-Queue, vol. 4, is soon to go to print. Volume 4 will be available in late summer to contributors and reviewers (if you'd like to write a review, please find contact information for P-Queue below and to the right), and will be available for sale in early fall.

Vol. 4 marks a transition for us at P-Queue. Our founding editor, Sarah Campbell, has handed off the journal after three years at the helm. We're hoping to meet the consistently high production values that Sarah established with vols. 1 - 3, while we yet expand both the reach and focus of the journal.

This site, for one, is new, and we'll be using it to bring together past and present contributors as well as to broaden our base of readers. Periodically, we'll post notice about calls for work, readings and book launches, links to reviews and other sites of interest, and we'll also publicize a few new projects that we'll be carrying out under the imprint of P-Queue.