SPACECRAFT PRESS O3O: EXCERPTS FROM “TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR NON-HUMAN VISITORS” BY MADELAINE CARITAS LONGMAN

longman termsSpacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of excerpts from Madelaine Caritas Longman’s Terms and Conditions for Non-Human Visitors. A total of 40 copies were produced, 20 of which are for sale.

The enclosed duo of poems were generated by entering questions into Google‘s search engine and massaging the results into poetry. The questions used to generate the poems serve as titles for their respective pieces. The results are eerily sublime arrangements of lines, all entered by anonymous users seeking answers, users who partake unwittingly in a poetic collaboration that showcases the collective yearning, loneliness, and desire for truth that plagues all human beings.

Madelaine Caritas Longman was born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and currently lives in Montréal, where she is pursuing her MA in Creative Writing at Concodria University. Her writing has appeared in The Battered Suitcase, NōD Magazine, and the University of Calgary’s Poem of the Season.

Excepts from Terms and Conditions for Non-Human Visitors is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1 non-Canadian postage). To order, please contact Ken Hunt at jkchunt@hotmail.com. Paypal is preferred. Money orders in CAN dollars are also accepted.

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SPACECRAFT PRESS O29: “VOXEL POEM” BY ANDREAS BüLHOFF

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Spacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Andreas Bülhoff’s VOXEL POEM. A total of 50 copies were produced, 25 of which are for sale.

VOXEL POEM is an excerpt from Andreas Bülhoff’s 11-piece series of voxel poems. Each poem in the series uses English, eight-letter words. The text of these poems is aligned in such a way that, when cube blueprint upon which the poems are written is cut out, the faces of the resulting cube can be read by rotating the cube in any direction, creating several possible poems from the same set of words. In addition, when cubes have been constructed from all 11 pieces in the series, these cubes can be combined and permutated into larger ‘superstructures’ which also create meaningful poems.

Andreas Bülhoff was born in the Ruhr-area in 1987 and currently lives in Berlin. He is the editor of text at Der Greif – Magazine for Photography and Literature. His poetry has appeared in several magazines and anthologies such as randnummer, STILL, Westfalen, sonst nichts?, and Displej.eu.

VOXEL POEM is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1 non-Canadian postage). To order, please contact Ken Hunt at jkchunt@hotmail.com. Paypal is preferred. Money orders in CAN dollars are also accepted.

 

SPACECRAFT PRESS O28: “EXCERPTS FROM EX MACHINA” BY JONATHAN BALL

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Spacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Jonathan Ball‘s Excerpts from Ex Machina. A total of 40 copies were produced, 20 of which are for sale.

Jonathan Ball’s Ex Machina is a literary latticework of poetic and philosophical statements concerning the symbiosis of human beings, books, and machines. Navigating a series of three intertwining sequences of lines, the reader is encouraged to move back and forth from statement to statement, engaging more dynamically with the labyrinthine text. Through this navigation, the reader becomes a larval stage in the development of the poem.

Jonathan Ball is a writer, filmmaker, scholar, and former editor of dANDelion. Ex Machina is the first book to which he belongs. Visit him at www.jonathanball.com.

Excerpts From Ex Machina is available for $2.00 including domestic postage (+$1 non-Canadian postage). To order, please contact Ken Hunt at jkchunt@hotmail.com. Paypal is preferred. Money orders in CAN dollars are also accepted.

Selections from Ex Machina © Jonathan Ball, 2009. Reprinted with permission from BookThug.

SPACECRAFT PRESS O27: “THE TRAVESTIES OF PLATO” BY SEAN CEARLEY

cearley platoSpacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Sean Cearley’s The Travesties of Plato. A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

To create The Travesties of Plato, poet Sean Cearley subjected ten of the philosopher’s famous dialogues (from Jowett’s 1871 translation) to the ‘Travesty generator‘, an online tool for converting text according to poetic formulae derived from the tenets of literature movements such as Dadaism. Cearley also “compressed” the original text using the travesty generator, limiting the transformed version of each dialogue to 400 characters. After this output was generated, the resulting text was imported into a spreadsheet, with each word in the poem in its own cell. Cearley then applied Colors according to the structure of the words.

Sean Cearley is a former professor of philosophy and A.I. researcher in computer-derived writing. He currently lives eight inches above a river watching ducks and herons in between salmon runs. His major influence is from the background of human-computer interaction, each entity learning from the other and forming new methods of creating imagery in both natural and synthetic minds.

The Travesties of Plato is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1 non-Canadian postage). To order, please contact Ken Hunt at jkchunt@hotmail.com. Paypal is preferred. Money orders in CAN dollars are also accepted.

SPACECRAFT PRESS O26: “THE COMPLETE WORKS OF BRANDON WILNER”

wilner completeSpacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Brandon Wilner‘s The Complete Works of Brandon Wilner. A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

Expanding on bpNichol’s Complete Works, (in which bpNichol typed each character available on his machine at the time and included a note that said any combination of the included elements could be counted among his works), Brandon Wilner showcases the basic set of characters available to him in Apple’s TextEdit v 1.10. While TextEdit v 1.10 is capable of accommodating many different characters of UTF-8, the program offers far fewer options that originate from within itself; Wilner’s Complete Works contains only characters available in the program without copying and pasting from an outside sources.

Brandon Wilner is a reader, writer, and DJ who lives in New York. He is the co-author of Acknowledgements (Publication Studio), translator of Borges and Bioy Casares’ La Martona’s Yogurt (self-published), and the co-head of the reissue label Fake Music Re-Anticipations.

The image appearing on the cover of this chapbook is bpNichol’s Complete Works.

The Complete Works of Brandon Wilner is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1 non-Canadian postage). To order, please contact Ken Hunt at jkchunt@hotmail.com. Paypal is preferred. Money orders in CAN dollars are also accepted

SPACECRAFT PRESS O25: “THE XENOTEXT – TITLE PAGES” BY KEN HUNT

bok xeno deluxeSpacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Ken Hunt‘s The Xenotext – Title Pages. A total of 40 copies were produced, exclusively for inclusion in the deluxe edition of Christian Bök‘s The Xenotext: Book 1, from which the series of visual poems was excerpted.

Each section title page in The Xenotext contains two images: the first one is a grid of pixels, converting the section title into a QR code; the second is a grid of pixels, depicting the outcome after the QR code has been subjected to the Game of Life – an algorithm invented by the mathematician John Conway to study the behaviour of cellular automata.

Christian Bök is the author of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature that has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence (2002). Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), his first book of poetry, has been nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (1995). Nature has interviewed Bök about his work on The Xenotext (making him the first poet ever to appear in this famous journal of science).

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