GUILLOTINE 2013 is pretty much the most exciting thing ever, what can I say. I am beyond thrilled to be publishing these unbelievably amazing writers, all of whom are going to light your ass on fire and send you out into the streets bellowing REVOLUTION RIGHT NOW MOTHERFUCKERS, I promise, plus if I do say so myself these books are so PRETTY. You can preorder the next chapbook in the series, Kate Zambreno's Apoplexia, Toxic Shock, & Toilet Bowl: Some notes on why I write this very minute, plus a special BONUS EDITION with a fancy LETTERPRESS POSTER.
KATE ZAMBRENO :: APOPLEXIA, TOXIC SHOCK, & TOILET BOWL: SOME NOTES ON WHY I WRITEchapbook. $6. 16pp. 4.25”x6.25”. hand-bound. spring 2013.
“A girl is a gun. A woman is a bomb”: An essay on writing, madness, rage, and being female, from a relentlessly provocative and brilliant thinker.
KATE ZAMBRENO is the author of the critical memoir Heroines, published by Semiotext(e) in November 2012. She is also the author of the novels Green Girl and O Fallen Angel. Her anti-memoir, Book of Mutter, will be published by Counterpath Press in March 2014.
SHIPS IN MARCH 2013 // PREORDER HERE
SPECIAL EDITION: A copy of Apoplexia, Toxic Shock, & Toilet Bowl: Some notes on why I write & a letterpress broadside of NO MORE WIRE HANGERS. PREORDER HERE
And coming up:
MIMI THI NGUYEN & GOLNAR NIKPOUR :: PUNK: A CONVERSATIONchapbook. $10. 32 pp. 4.25” x 6.25”. hand-bound. summer 2013.
Punk is an unwieldy object of study--because of fictions that circulate as truth, absences in archives and the questionable subject of recovery, and the passage of “minor” details into fields of knowledge. A conversation about the politics of methodology, and historiography, of subculture.
MIMI THI NGUYEN is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the author of The Gift of Freedom. She has made zines since 1991, including Slander and the compilation zine Race Riot. Nguyen is a former Punk Planet columnist and a Maximumrocknroll shitworker; she is also a frequent collaborator with Daniela Capistrano for the POC Zine Project.
GOLNAR NIKPOUR served as co-coordinator of Maximum Rocknroll between 2004 and 2007. She is also a founding editor of Blta’arof, a magazine featuring art, literature, historiography, and cultural critique related to Iran and its diaspora. She was born in Tehran, Iran, and lives in New York City.
EVE KOSOFSKY SEDGWICK :: CENSORSHIP & HOMOPHOBIAchapbook. $10. 32 pp. 4.25” x 6.25”. hand-bound. winter 2013.
“It is speech and visibility that legitimate us. It is speech and visibility that give us any political power that we have”: A richly personal and incisive unpublished 1990 essay on free speech, homophobia, and violence that is as relevant now as it was the year it was written.
EVE KOSOFKY SEDGWICK (1950–2009) is widely regarded as one of the originators of queer theory. A poet, artist, literary critic, and teacher, her books include the groundbreaking Epistemology of the Closet, Between Men, and Tendencies.