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French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
forthcoming
A biography of the founder of Pataphysics, by Alastair Brotchie.

French edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
A text by Antonin Artaud illustrated with a 15-minute unreleased sound piece by Nurse With Wound entitled To Another Awareness.

French edition
Supernova – Books
forthcoming
A courtly tale that takes the form of prose poems, dedicated to Surrealist artist Benjamin Péret. Written by Emmanuelle K., poet, storyteller, video artist, and companion of the Situationist International.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
forthcoming
All poems written by Apollinaire during World War I, gathered for the first time.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
forthcoming

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
forthcoming

German edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This anthology dedicated to spoken-word pioneer Jurczok 1001 compiles a wide selection of typed scripts, ranging from his early raps to pieces inspired by concrete poetry. The volume features a text by writer and performance artist Melinda Nadj Abonji.

English edition (texts in English, German, Latin)
Edition Patrick Frey
This publication features a series of lithographs which captured impressions of wild animals. This technique was developed by artist Michael Günzburger to explore with directness and immediacy the physical energy of bestiality. The series is accompanied by a text by writer Lukas Bärfuss which takes the reader on an expedition up through northern woods all the way to the frozen wilderness of an island in the North Sea.

English edition
Bomb
Interviews with LaToya Ruby Frazier and Fred Moten, Sergio De La Pava, Nina Hoss, Barbara Hammer, Joseph Keckler, Lydia Ourahmane, Kaneza Schaal, Hank Willis Thomas and Kambui Olujimi, and Summer Wheat; portfolio by Ville Kumpulainen; poetry and fiction; an essay by Terrance Hayes; journal by Yun-Fei Ji; exhibitions and books' reviews…

English edition
Bomb
Interviews with Chris Martin, Cy Gavin, Tauba Auerbach, Sam Hillmer, Amy Jenkins, Florian Meisenberg, John Akomfrah, Simone Forti, Ottessa Moshfegh, Anna Moschovakis…

English edition
Bomb
From Audra Wolowiec's activation through caretaking of Ann Hamilton's Guggenheim show to the collaboratively written fiction of Shelly Oria and Nelly Reifler, Bomb #145 seeks to reconfigure our ideas of authorship, participation, and other willful acts of co-presentation. This issue also has additional features and new literature from J.P. Sniadecki, Las Nietas de Nonó, Sherwin Bitsui, Diana Hamilton, Bomb's 2018 poetry contest winner, Savannah Cooper-Ramsey, and many others.

English edition
Nieves
Five writers respond to Clare Goodwin's painting Dennis and Denise (2018), offering narrative foils to Goodwin's visual language. Dennis and Denise is neither described nor explained, but serves as a catalyst for literary experimentation. The texts, in turn, illustrate the painting's wealth of implicit meaning (texts by Tony Grisoni, Rebecca Geldard, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Frances Loeffler, Aoife Rosenmeyer, J. Emil Sennewald).

English edition
Boabooks
Elizabeth Lebon writes poems, stories and performances, usually with the help of a typewriter. The choice of paper, as well as its format, is centrally important to the conceptualization and experimentation of this artist. This new book-object of concrete poetry plays with the transparency of its leaflets.

English edition
Nero
Set behind the scenes of Badlands Unlimited, an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, this three- act play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.

English edition
Diaphanes – Forward Fiction
In a corrupt town of North England shortly before Thatcher, a group of kids sets a “white noise” insurgency to try and save the city. A disturbing and captivating novel.

English edition
Diaphanes – Forward Fiction
After a meteorite crashes into his yard, the daily life of Rockabilly and of his neighbors takes a strange turn… Mike Wilson's third novel combines social criticism and science fiction, depicting the dark corners of American suburbs at night.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
120 true and oxymoronesque scores-instructions composed by Frédéric Acquaviva between 2015 and 2017 in Berlin.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
120 true and oxymoronesque scores-instructions composed by Frédéric Acquaviva between 2015 and 2017 in Berlin. Luxury limited edition, signed, including an original artwork and the sound artwork “Oxymoron Music” on CD.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Art critic Rahma Khazam brings together a heterogeneous collection of authors offering a variety of interpretations on the work of artist and poet Franck Leibovici.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Editions Lutanie
last available copies!
Rene Ricard 1979-1980 is the first collection of American poet and artist Rene Ricard's poetry, first published by the Dia Art Foundation in 1979. This new edition presents, in a new format, both the original book design reproduced as a facsimile and the first French translation of Ricard's poems.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Le laps
A poetic narrative in which the author, sound artist Émilie Mouchous, investigates her own psyche through an exploration of plants. The artist's first publication features a hyperlink to download the soundtrack of the poem, an 18-minute piece with voice and synthesizers.

Edition Telemark
LP featuring a recording of the search for a lost tape by musician Ben Patterson, with the help of editor Stefan Fricke and composer hans w. koch. This 1960 lost tape acts a symbolical archive, since it documents Patterson's pre-Fluxus period. Having failed to find it, tehy decided to recreate the recording with a score from this period. The reconstructed track is on the record's B side. This edition includes liner notes, and selected documents chronicling the search.

AcquAvivA
A piece for mezzo, mouths, skins and Buchla, recorded with mezzo-soprano Loré Lixenberg (vinyl sleeve with a CD inside).

AcquAvivA
DVD gathering the video recordings of two musical performances by Frédéric Acquaviva, in French and English, made at EMS in Stockholm and La Plaque tournante in Berlin.

Song Cycle Records
Originally resealed in 1975, Poesia Sonora is one of the first international compilation of sound poetry. Edited by Maurizio Nannucci, the anthology gathers pieces by some of the most important pioneers of the Sound Poetry movement: Bob Cobbing, François Dufrêne, Henri Chopin, Ernst Jandl, Franz Mon, Arthur Petronio, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Brion Gysin, Bernard Heidsieck, Sten Hanson, and Paul De Vree.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
A history of poetry-performance in Paris, from the post-war period to May 68.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Narrative essay developping the notion of abhumanism, a critical philosophy which questions the centrality of mankind in our relationship to the world. With illustrations by Camille Bryen and a foreword by Michel Giroud.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A philosophy of decolonization that intends to show how, in knowledge and the arts, the past can be passed.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
First French translation of this much noted collection by the London-based writer and performer.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
Special feature “Blanchot and the narrative”; a study on Blanchot and photography; Jean-Luc Nancy; Philippe Jaccottet; a poem by the late Michel Butor…

French edition
Espace(s)
16th issue confronts the question of the narrative and the “anecdote”, with an ensemble of textual and visual contributions by artists, historians, scientifics, and writers.

French edition
Jannink – Wide Open
Au dernier voile de sable is a long erotic and learned poem which evoques the Greek mythology, written by Jean-Philippe Pernot, photographer and film maker, illustrated by the reproductions of black and white surrealistic prints which represents bodies and bones, made by the young artist Hélène Damville.

French edition
Yvon Lambert – Fiction
A fiction in which the author-narrator shares his observations on the current art scene as he wanders through Paris.

French edition
Yvon Lambert – Fiction
A crime novel in which the narrator chases a mysterious woman from Paris to Barcelona, via Basel and Bucharest. The text is accompanied by a series of photographs by Felice Varini taken from four walks in Paris, Rome, New York, and Krefeld.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
The “chairs-poems” conceived by the Quebec sculptor Michel Goulet for the Palais-Royal garden in Paris, with contributions from nearly 70 authors, visual artists, poets, critics, theoreticians, philosophers and thinkers.

French edition
Lenka lente
A story of love and drunkenness with Venus in Zurich's forest, by German writer Oskar Panizza. This edition comes with a musical piece and illustrations by experimental intermedia duo My Cat Is An Alien.

French edition
miscellaneous
The third issue of Frédéric Acquaviva and La Plaque Tournante's audio / video hybrid magazine, featuring Frédéric Acquaviva, Lieutenant Caramel, Jean-Baptiste Favory, Joël Hubaut, Andy Ingamells, Eduardo Kac, Maurice Lemaître, Loré Lixenberg, and Christoph Ogiermann.

French edition
Supernova – Books
In the midst of a demographic crisis, the world witnesses the emergence of a new form of human life, the New Eve, whose particularity is to be transsexual… A tragicomic novel offering an unprecedented reflection on gender and totalitarianism.

French edition
Supernova – Books
An experimental crime fiction set in flooded Paris.

French edition
Supernova – Books
A collection of literary texts by contemporary writer Benoît Toqué. It brings together texts written between 2014 and 2017, and either performed at public readings or created during workshops.

French edition
Diaphanes – Literature
The first volume of Peter Kurzeck's great autobiographical and poetic chronicle in 12 volumes: the opening of a colossal literary project which portrays the city of Frankfurt and Germany in the early 1980s. A must read, often compared to Proust, Joyce, and Döblin.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
A thriller novel set in a dystopian Europe where a medicine against depression radically changes people's behavior…

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
Julien Blaine's new collection of poetic, visual and typographic experiments.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
A long and vertiginous poem, virtually infinite, by Michèle Métail, built on the principle of concatenation and inspired by the editing techniques of electroacoustic music.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
A long and vertiginous poem, virtually infinite, by Michèle Métail, built on the principle of concatenation and inspired by the editing techniques of electroacoustic music, with an original and unique artwork.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
An essay by Frédéric Valabrègue on the American avant-garde artist, one of the main actors of the Fluxus movement.

French edition
Mix
An anthology of texts by writers, artists, choreographers, poets and performers who think about the relationships between body, writing and textuality.

texts in French and in Arabic
Kulte Editions
At the crossroads of an artist book and a graphic novel, Fawda is an ode to Casablanca's life, presented through a non-linear narrative inspired by vox-pops.

texts in English and French
Jungle Juice
Sixth Issue of the fanzine-like review published by éditions Supernova. It includes poetry, photography, literature, illustrations, and essays.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
An interdisciplinary reflection on the new figures of subjectivity in the digital age.

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