SPACECRAFT PRESS 072: “HALT ME” BY ANTHONY ETHERIN

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Spacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Anthony Etherin’s “Halt Me”. A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

“Halt Me” is a perfect anagram of William Shakespeare’s “to be or not to be” soliloquy from Hamlet. The cover image of the chapbook is a pixel-sorted portrait of the Bard.

Anthony Etherin is an experimental formalist poet. He founded Penteract Press and he invented the aelindrome. Find him on Twitter, @Anthony_Etherin, and via anthonyetherin.wordpress.com.

“Halt Me” is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1.00 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 071: “MAYHAP HYBRID ADAPT” BY FRANCO CORTESE

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Spacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Franco Cortese’s “Mayhap Hybrid Adapt”. A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

“Mayhap Hybrid Adapt” is excerpted from a short collection of constrained poems created for the birthday of poet Adam Dickinson. The poems are each line-by-line anagrams of Dickinson’s poem Happy Birthday from his book “The Polymers”.

“Mayhap Hybrid Adapt” is available for $2.00 including domestic postage (+$1.00 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 070 “THRUST” BY HAN VAN DER VEGT

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Spacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Han van der Vegt’s “Thrust”. A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

“Thrust” revels in the aesthetic of J.G. Ballard’s Crash. Sex, death, and speed collide in a flurry of slag and motor oil. The body reaches terminal velocity. Vegt’s poetry is vibrant, lush, and unapologetic.

“Thrust” is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1.00 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 069: “11 POEMS FOR APOLLO 11”

11poems.jpgSpacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of “11 Poems for Apollo 11”, a collaborative project more than a year in the making. A total of 50 copies were produced, 25 of which are for sale.

“11 Poems for Apollo 11” showcases the respective works of 11 poets who were each tasked with responding to the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing, using only 11 words. Each poem in this collaborative collection follows this constraint.

The poems, each one presented on paper that approximates the gray hue of the surface of the moon, are packaged in numbered, semi-transparent, white film capsules, sealed vessels that mimic the ceramic modules of the ISS and constitute a light, yet protective housing, a container ideal for the poems’ ascent into space…

Numerous poets were approached and asked to contribute to this project. The first 11 to respond were included in the collaboration. The featured poets include:

JONATHAN BALL
GARY BARWIN
DEREK BEAULIEU
GREGORY BETTS
CHRISTIAN BOK
A.J. CARRUTHERS
AMY CATANZANO
ANTHONY ETHERIN
KYLE FLEMMER
KEN HUNT
SRIKANTH REDDY

“11 Poems for Apollo 11” is available for $11.00 including domestic postage (+$1.00 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 068: “CAPITALISM IS ENTIRELY WITHOUT PRECEDENT” BY KIM KERZE

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Spacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Kim Kerze’s “Capitalism is Entirely Without Precedent”. A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

“Capitalism is Entirely Without Precedent” is an excerpt from Kim Kerze’s larger project, which concerns a fragmentary text written by Walter Benjamin in 1921. In Kim’s project, each poem title is derived from a direct quotation from Benjamin’s fragmentary text. Furthermore, each poem can only use letters that appear within the quotation that forms its title. By virtue of these constraints, each poem becomes a representation of the virus of accelerationism, and of the absurdly self-contradictory strictures of late-capitalism.

“Capitalism is Entirely Without Precedent” is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1.00 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 067: “ROOT” BY FRANCO CORTESE

root.jpgSpacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Franco Cortese’s “Root”. A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

“Root” showcases a series of constrained poems in which each word must share an identical “Proto-Indo-European root” (including the words that comprise the title).

The Proto-Indo-European root (or PIE) is a theoretical, linguistic/conceptual framework that attempts to reconstruct the hypothetical common ancestor of the most-spoken family of languages on Earth. PIE attempts to deconstruct the paradoxical nature of origins, heritage, and tradition, seeking to interpret personal, cultural, historical, and identity-focused values as plastic and motile spectra rather than as static absolutes.

“Root” is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1.00 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 066: “SPACE POEM CHAIN” BY KEN HUNT & KOICHI WAKATA

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Spacecraft Press is proud to announce the publication of Ken Hunt and Koichi Wakata’s “Space Poem Chain” A total of 30 copies were produced, 15 of which are for sale.

“Space Poem Chain”, by Koichi Wakata, is the first poem written in outer space. The poem, written in 2009, was part of a series of poems in a poetic “chain” based on a Japanese poetic form called renshi. These chains of poems have since been added to by other astronauts. A chronicle of the poems in these chains can be found here.

Hunt translates Wakata’s 2009 poem, pairing it with his own proposed, informal addition to the chain: a perfect line-by-line anagram of his translation of Wakata’s original poem.

“Space Poem Chain” appears in Ken Hunt’s 2018 book of poetry, The Lost Cosmonauts, available from Book*hug.

“Space Poem Chain” is available for $3.00 including domestic postage (+$1.00 non-Canadian postage).  To order, please contact Ken Hunt at jkchunt@hotmail.com. PayPal is preferred. Money orders in CAN dollars are also accepted.