May 20, 2013
Mark your calendars for the GUILLOTINE #4 release party at WORD Brooklyn on June 26, 2013.
April 8, 2013
GUILLOTINE featured at HTML Giant.
April 7, 2013
March 12, 2013
GUILLOTINE featured at the City Lights Bookstore blog.
March 1, 2013
KATE ZAMBRENO :: APOPLEXIA, TOXIC SHOCK, & TOILET BOWL: SOME NOTES ON WHY I WRITE
chapbook. $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.
MIMI THI NGUYEN & GOLNAR NIKPOUR :: PUNK: A CONVERSATION
chapbook. $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 & HOMOPHOBIA
chapbook. $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 It is speech and visibility that give us any political power that we have”: A richly personal and incisive unpublished 1990 essay on free speech, homophobia, and violence that is as relevant now as it was the year it was written.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.
October 9, 2012
Celebrate the launch of Guillotine Books with Vanessa Veselka, Karolina Waclawiak and Sarah McCarry
145 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
October 11, 7 pm
Join us at 7pm at our bookstore to help celebrate the launch of GUILLOTINE, an ongoing series of handbound letterpress-printed chapbooks focusing on revolutionary nonfiction, with authors Vanessa Veselka (Zazen) and Karolina Waclawiak (How To Get Into The Twin Palms) alongside GUILLOTINE publisher Sarah McCarry (All Our Pretty Songs).
The first book in the series is Violence, an expansion of Vanessa Veselka and Lidia Yuknavitch’s conversation on women, writing, and violence, which originally appeared online at the Believer blog. Smart, funny, fearless, and life-changing, this dialogue covers hope, Freud, castration, knitting, and a wide variety of bodily functions.
October 9, 2012
OCTOBER 2012: GUILLOTINE SERIES #1: Vanessa Veselka and Lidia Yuknavitch. Violence.
"The feminine forms we have inherited in terms of sanctified literature pretty much make me want to punch someone in the face": An expansion of Vanessa Veselka and Lidia Yuknavitch's conversation on women, writing, and violence, which originally appeared online at the Believer blog. Smart, funny, fearless, and life-changing, this dialogue covers hope, Freud, castration, knitting, and a wide variety of bodily functions.
LIDIA YUKNAVITCH is the author of the novel DORA: A Headcase and the memoir Chronology of Water. Her work has appeared in Ms., The Iowa Review, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, Fiction International, Zyzzyva, and elsewhere. Her book Real to Reel was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award and she is the recipient of awards and fellowships from Poets and Writers and Literary Arts, Inc. Her work appears in the anthologies Life As We Show It (City Lights), Forms At War (FC2), and Wreckage of Reason (Spuytin Duyvil). She teaches writing, literature, film, and Women's Studies in Oregon. VANESSA VESELKA (Portland, OR) has been at various times a teenage runaway, a union organizer, a student of paleontology, and a mother. Her work appears in The Atlantic, Tin House, Zyzzyva, the FSG anthology Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, and Maximum Rock ’n’ Roll. Her debut novel, Zazen, is the 2012 PEN / Bingham prize winner for fiction.
DECEMBER 2012: GUILLOTINE SERIES #2: Bojan Louis. Troubleshooting Silence in Arizona.
"Colonization has a bad taste, a reason for ethnic solidarity. Because, well, not all us brown-skin motherfuckers were annihilated": Meditations on book banning in occupied territory.
BOJAN LOUIS is a member of the Navajo Nation — Naakaii Dine’é; Ashiihí; Ta’neezahnii; Bilgáana. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Platte Valley Review, and Hinchas de Poesía; fiction in Alaska Quarterly Review. He has been a resident at The MacDowell Colony.
March 16, 2012
From Publisher's Marketplace: Sarah McCarry's METAMORPHOSES Trilogy, loose retellings of Ovid's Metamorphoses, with the first book All Our Pretty Songs; in the wild, thriving music scene of 1990s Seattle, a tough, punk-rock heroine follows her best friend and her lover into the underworld and finds more than she bargained for, pitched as Francesca Lia Block by way of Angela Carter, to Sara Goodman at St. Martin's, for publication in Spring 2013, by Michele Rubin at Writers House