Monday, December 19, 2011

Stuff Your Literary Stocking With Poetry Scratch-off Tickets

A few winters back, we were talking excitedly about the idea of poetic scratch-off tickets with the artist Noah Saterstrom. Well, today are pleased to announce that the time has come to turn that idea into a reality!

by Richard Kostelanetz is a series of 10 one-line poems printed on 110# card stock, covered with silver "scratch-off stickers" and perforated to look and feel like real-life poetry lottery tickets. Available individually, in strips of 5 or in (complete set) sheets of 10, we can personally guarantee that every ticket's a winner.

Happy Holiday Reading,

Travis & JenMarie
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Joan Retallack Poetry Trading Cards Make Great Gifts

Happy Holidays from Fact-Simile! December's Poetry Trading Card features new work from Joan Retallack, author of such essential critical and contemporary poetic texts as AFTERRIMAGES (Wesleyan, 1995), Memnoir (The Post-Apollo Press, 2004) and The Poethical Wager (University of California Press 2004).

As always, these limited-edition poetic collectibles are just 99 cents on our website. Subscriptions to the 2012 series are now available for just $10 and, for you collectors out there, all 2010 and 2011 cards are going fast.

Happy Holiday Reading,

Travis & JenMarie
Fact-Simile Editions

Monday, December 12, 2011

2011 Equinox Chapbook Results

We here at Fact-Simile Editions are pleased to announce the winners of our 2011 Equinox Chapbook Contest:

TOTEM by Brian Foley
Very Different Animals by Frank Sherlock
Impossible Map by Jane Wong

In addition to these three amazing books, in 2012 we will be publishing a series of hand-lettered mini-broadsides featuring poems from each of our winners as well as the following finalists:

Kimberly Alidio
Jeff Alessandrelli
Scott Bentley
Michelle Disler
Jacob Russell
Rowland Saifi
Mark Terrell
Soham Patel

Many thanks to everyone who submitted work. Details on next year's contest will be posted in early 2012.

November's 2011 Poet Trading Card Features Bhanu Kapil

This post is a bit overdue, but we here at Fact-Simile neglected to mention that November's Poetry Trading Cards are in and they feature new work from poet, teacher and humanimal Bhanu Kapil.

Bhanu Kapil's works of cross-genre literary experimentalism include: The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), humanimal [a project for future children] (Kelsey Street Press, 2009), and Schizophrene (Nightboat Books, 2011)

These limited-edition poetic fetishes are printed on recycled paper and available for just 99 cents on our website.

Subscriptions to the entire 2011 series are just $10 plus shipping and, for you collectors out there, our 2010 cards are still available.

Or, better yet, order any Fact-Simile title and we'll include a card of your choice free of charge!

Happy Reading,

Travis & JenMarie
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