Timglaset proudly presents NAME – AMEN by Aditya Bahl, a collection of visual poetry with a strong sense of personal urgency. From the author’s foreword:
This project, as I understand it now, is the remnant of my ambition to cure myself of my “double consciousness” as a poet. During this period I had been strenuously trying to work myself out of the influence of a decidedly western poetry and poetics, and yet, it was as if the more I would try to subvert the western paragon of newness, the more I would end up imitating the “great” western poets. (- – -) And it culminated in a very painful and traumatic breakdown of the language I had been working with. A total breakdown at that, right down to its bare physical elements.
Aditya Bahl is a member of a Delhi-based marxist collective, Radical Notes. Since 1988, a collection of minimal poems composed during 2013-2015, were published by Delete Press. A chapbook of visual poems, titled This Is Visual Poetry by Aditya Bahl, was published by Dan Waber in 2012. Bahl’s translations of Muktibodh’s poetry are forthcoming in Social Text Journal.
Aditya Bahl, NAME – AMEN, 26 pages, digital print in black and red, black cardboard cover with black print, handbound with red linen thread, 231 X 180 mm, 80 SEK/8 EUR, $8.50.
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Dikter på svenska (Poems in Swedish) by French/Vietnamese/Uruguayan Claude Nguyen is the work of a poet with a rare understanding of the aural, visual and contextual properties of a foreign language. In this book he has chosen to work with Swedish, a language he is not fluent in, looking at individual words and phrases with a fresh eye, unfettered by the shackles of everyday spoken language. The result is a revelation, not least to Swedes.
In the words of John M. Bennett, from his afterword:
Nguyen has achieved what all great poetry does, and does so using only a very few letters and words, which he arranges to unveil their swarming connections to all human language. His presentations of his poems as visual and graphic fields, with strong color elements, makes his work an endless source of fascination.
And in Nguyen’s own words:
What attracted me to the Swedish language was both concreteness and astrality, which allows spatialization and affective opposition.
Timglaset Editions is very proud to publish Dikter på svenska. First edition 50 copies, digital print, handbound, 104 x 146 mm, 24 pages, 40 SEK/4 EUR
Download a free pdf of Dikter på svenska here!
Timglaset #8 has a list theme and is in itself a list – five booklets in 105×297 mm format held together by a banner. Absurd lists, angry lists, visual lists, list poems, a list which is a game, list skeletons, a library list, a list without items, stolen lists – it’s all in here. Contains visual work and written pieces, the vast majority of which are in English.
Includes work by Bengt Adlers, Bobbilott Fika, David Kjellin, Dolly Dolly, Elisabeth Mansén, Filip Lindberg, Jane Pearrett, Johannes S H Bjerg, Jonas Ellerström, K Sivert Lindberg, Malcolm Green, Marco Giovenale, Michael Björn, Ozelot, Paul Tone, pete spence, psw, Robin Tomens, Sacha Archer, Sofie Herner/Nolan Throop and Volodymyr Bilyk.
Edited by Joakim Norling and designed by psw. 76 pages, digitally printed in colour (2 booklets) and black & white. 80 SEK, 7.30 EUR, £6.40. Postage and packing will added.
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Timglaset contributor Volodymyr Bilyk got a new book coming out. The title is ROADrage
. It is an assorted collection of poems with all the boring stuff edited out and only the most meaningful and impactful bits left intact. Check it out here
And because we can’t just allow shameless self-promotion, here’s a Timglaset exclusive – a series of erasures based on ROADrage.
All made virtually on the fly and captured viciously from the vortex of haste. These poems use only those words that start from the letter “S”. Because The Beatles Because.
How it happened: back in April, in the midst of final preparations, Volodymyr was listening to the horrendous 1997 remix of Raw Power. And had an epiphany. And so he took the manuscript and erased everything that wasn’t starting with the letter “S”.
This thing is like an alternative story – even more abstract and a bit conceptual because of all the “s” – squeezed out of a text into a thing of its own.
Staff lines in a circle, hand drawn with a rolling ink stamp, in one uninhibited stroke; the ensō is a practice related to zen and the idea of wabi-sabi; often explained as the beauty of imperfection. The straff lines suggesting the rondo: a repetitive and circular way of composing music.
Combined with the idea of the sustained or repeated tone in minimalistic drone-based music, often characterised by lengthy audio performances, the ensō, on the other hand, is a documentation of the creator’s state of mind and the context of creation in a brief period of time.
Ensō / Rondo is a box containing 31 A6 Ensō / Rondo cards, hand drawn on the first 31 days of 2018 by Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim. Printed and packed, together with a numbered information sheet, in a handmade box by Timglaset Press. Edition of 30 of which 18 were for sale. Another 20 will be made to order. 18 euro, 180 SEK.
Ships bubble wrapped in a sturdy package. Expect some delivery time.
Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Ensō / Rondo
Incl international shipping and package.
Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Ensō / Rondo
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Robin Tomens, whose Too Much To Bear was the very first book published by Timglaset, returns with Restoration of Time, a six-panel-sequence of focused vispo. An eerily familiar silhouette of a man with a hat on his head moves through the sequence while snippets of theoretical texts on language, labour and society cover his body and enter the panels in splinters and blocks.
Robin Tomens is an artist, blogger, collagist and visual poet. He works with both digital and analog media. His book on Jazz, Points of Departure, was published by Stride and Timglaset has also published his Prints.
Restoration of Time, 8 pages, size 17 x 24 cm, laser printed in black and white and stapled fanzine-style in an edition of 50 copies. 3 euro + postage.
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Quantum Typography by Canadian author Gary Barwin is a chapbook of visual poetry that goes beyond the realm of the possible. From the foreword by the author:
Why quantum typography?
Because language is an impossible shape.
It exists in two states at once.
We say the shape of language. We see the sound.
This chapbook contains 23 visual poems that break the boundaries of the printed alphabet with a foreword by Gary Barwin. Full colour high quality digital print, 32 pages, a5 size, staple bound. 99 numbered copies. 8 Euros.
Download a free pdf of Quantum Typography here!