Monday, June 12, 2006

hooke press hits the interweb

it's happened & it's beautiful...

for Norma Cole's At All (Tom Raworth & His Collages)
& soon to arrive books by Lauren Shufran & Kevin Killian
check out the beautiful & the delicious at

Hooke Press was founded in late 2005 by Neil Alger and Brent Cunningham. It was named for Robert Hooke, a 17th century British scientist and the first Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society. Inspired by Hooke’s experiments and observations across an astonishing number of disciplines, Hooke Press seeks to publish small-run books of poetry, criticism, theory, writing and ephemera that share his ecumenical spirit (but which do not necessarily share his famously sullen temperament). It is our conviction that “poetry” has gradually become less a genre than a locale. Under its banner, a wide array of thought, writing and activity now takes place which can find no other home in an increasingly restricted publishing and political environment.Our initial chapbook series includes books by Norma Cole, Kevin Killian and Lauren Shufran.

Hooke Press wishes to thank the Holocene Research Society (HRS) for its past support. The HRS is a “shell society” for the Research Foundation of the Holocene (RFH), which we also wish to thank for fronting the HRS. In addition we wish to thank the Society for Research into Holocene Culture (SRHC) which currently acts as the European parent company for the RFH.

More directly, Hooke Press is affiliated with the Artifact Reading Series and Press in San Francisco.

(Quoted from their site)

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