Saturday, August 06, 2011

summer stock, "a literary journal for animals", returns!

Livestock Editions is proud to announce the release of summer stock, an online lit journal for animals! (Available at: Our premiere online issue features a happily varied company of lyric/conceptual/serial poetry, prose, vispo, collage-postcards and photography by some very talented animals:

Cara Benson, Megan Burns, Reed Bye, Amina Cain, JenMarie Davis, Susana Gardner, Geoffrey Gatza, Elizabeth Guthrie, j/j hastain, Jennifer Karmin, Kevin Kilroy, Ella Longpre, Travis Macdonald, Bianca Moscatelli, Jefferson Navicky, Tanya Phattyakul, Abbey Pleviak, The Pines, Jai Arun Ravine, Marthe Reed, Robert Roley, Linda Russo, Rowland Saifi, Kaia Sand, Kathrin Schaeppi, Brandon Shimoda, Danielle Vogel, & Andrew Wessels.

This summer stock issue is dedicated to the memory of our friend Akilah Oliver, an inspiring poet, performer, and educator who passed on in 2011. We are honored to include Jai Arun Ravine’s touching remembrance to Akilah in this issue.

Please keep in touch and let us know what you think of summer stock. Email us at

We hope you're enjoying a fine, productive summer, and hope to see your friendly silhouette along the field's folds sometime soon. Thank you for keeping the world safe for poetry and prose.

honk, gobble, moo,

The Livestock Editors

I think I was thinking when I was
ahead I’d be somewhere like Perry street erudite
dazzling slim and badly loved
contemplating my new book of poems
to be printed in simple type on old brown paper
feminine marvelous and tough
– Ted Berrigan, from “Sonnet XXXVI”

Friday, August 05, 2011

New Chapbook from Elizabeth Guthrie Available!

Crater 13: April 2011. Elizabeth Guthrie: X Portraits.

The new Crater, the 13th, is Elizabeth Guthrie’s X Portraits; 10 odd and unsettling lyrical non-lyric realizations of portraits of America and Britain. Accurate representations of modern life! Each copy includes an individual painted iteration by E.G. reminiscent of 3 stoppages etalon's dropped string measure; they all include a wood block by Dirk E. Lee and are letterpressed, handbound &c. Requires paperknife. £7 + p&p. Tim Atkins on Guthrie: ‘Elizabeth Guthrie’s poems - thoughtful, unusual, tender & (of course) tough - do far more interesting acrobatics than so so many of the more - shall we say? - pumped up ones. It is a joy to see her appearing in this latest Crater. Who can say no to it?’