Wednesday, May 02, 2007

the value of exchange

Well, E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S: The First XI Interviews, curated by Tom Beckett is now available from Otoliths Books

Mark Young, who must be the busiest publisher in the world at the moment, says:

"In response to popular demand, Otoliths is releasing one of the books from its next round of offerings early, E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S: The First XI Interviews.

Tom Beckett's E-X-C-H-A-N-G-E-V-A-L-U-E-S website has become, since its inception in 2005, an important source of information on contemporary poetry and poetics. This book brings together the first eleven interviews from the on-going series, augmented by bionotes and almost one hundred pages of self-selected examples of the interviewees' work.

The interviewees (some of whom later reappear as interviewers) are Crag Hill, Thomas Fink, Nick Piombino, Sheila E. Murphy, Eileen Tabios, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, K. Silem Mohammad, Geof Huth, Barbara Jane Reyes, Paolo Javier, Stephen Paul Miller and Jean Vengua.The other interviewers are Tom Beckett, Ron Silliman and Mark Young.

The remaining books of this quarter's quartet — Nick Piombino's "visual collage novel" Free Fall, Rochelle Ratner's poetic journal/memoir Leads & Sheila E. Murphy's first integrated collection of text & visual poetry, The Case of the Lost Objective (Case), will be given a separate launch towards the end of the month."

And as Tom says, the process is about exchange. That's how I found it, anyway.

Do yourself a favour, rock on over and get a copy. I hope vols 2 and 3 are in a pipeline somewhere.

3 comments:

mark young said...

they are - six months time then six months time then.......

Stu said...

I'm a big fan of e-x-c-h-a-n-g-e... I enjoyed reading your interview.

Cool idea to have self-selected works by the poets in the book version.

Jill said...

thanks, stu. we'll all be looking forward to the ongoing series. thanks to mark and tom et al.