February 23, 2015

of you

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221837_1041063040673_1991_ni’m happy to announce that swirl editions has published Of You by Maxwell Clark. he submitted it before i set the unnegotiable limit of 50 pages for e-books but i think i would have made an exception anyway because i really like the baroque wildness of it

these were the 4 e-books waiting to be published, i’m adding translations to a volume by Tomas Ekström, but that might not be done until april, so the field is wide open for new manuscripts. guidelines are simple. maximum 50 pages, word document, if possible formatted as A5. vispo as jpegs. & where are the manuscripts by all ye brilliant women?

issue 3 of the zine is slowly under construction, so if you have a few pieces you’re welcome to submit. unpublished in any form. same file requirements. & translations of living & consenting writers (that goes for e-books as well)


February 20, 2015


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Halvard Johnson is a wonderful poet & editor & now swirl editions has the great pleasure of announcing his latest e-chap Trapeze hot on the heels of Junkyard Dog & Songs My Mother Taught Me from gradient books. with his submission he also sent another cool e-chap titled MainlyBlack

February 19, 2015


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it brings me great pleasure to announce the publication of the second e-chap from swirl editions, A Small Compendium of Bats by Mark Young, magnificent editor of otoliths & wild poet. & for the first time it feels relevant to use the word batty to describe a book. go read & enjoy & just maybe you won’t look at a bat they same way again

February 18, 2015

welcome swirl editions

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A bokswirl editions, the e-chap arm of the zine, was born today with the publication of my translation of Serendip’s travel book a long poem/sequence by Azita Gharehman, the first of (at least) 3 such i will translate for a planned book thing. this is the second chapbook size translation of her work to english. the first one, simply titled Poems (tr by Elhum Shakerifar & Maura Dooley), was published in 2012 by poetry translation centre in London. not surprisingly the lovely cover image (reproduced above) was taken by Petra

January 28, 2015

curator aquarum

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derieva anthology covertoday Ars Interpres Publications released their anthology in memoriam Regina Derieva, edited by Alexander Deriev. it includes 1 original poem & 7 translations by yours truly alongside work by many other fine writers & artists

January 6, 2015

camera games from 2014

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January 3, 2015

that was 2014. now onwards

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2014 is gone. it was a good literary year for yours truly. 2 books & one chapbook, poems in magazines, translations done & published. strictly chronologically it would look something like this

february 22 this thing just happened from gradient books

march 1 a poem in Open Letters Monthly

march 30 a chapbook in the now discontinued series this is visual poetry

may 2 5 poems from my ongoing collaboration with richard lopez in otoliths issue 33

then later in the spring & early summer saw poems online in truck (first of the year) & another richard lopez collaboration poem in moss trill & in print in Upstairs at Duroc & POEM magazine (one of my own & 2 translations)

august 1 saw another of my & richard’s poems in Cordite

the first week in september was active with a daily poem monday-friday in throg sludge just scroll down a bit, a poem in an eileen tabios & company folio in otoliths issue 35 & on

september 2 means was published by the Knives Forks and Spoons Press

november saw another poem in truck, a print publication of a translation of a mad poem by someone called Joar Tiberg in CLP & on november 30 i published the first issue of my new e-zine swirl

what might the new year bring? what i know so far is that i’ll soon publish the first 2 e-chaps from swirl editions with at least 2 more following in february. further on in january i have a poem & 7 translations in an anthology dedicated to the memory of Regina Derieva & sometime later a poem in a new book by Eileen Tabios. all the rest remains to be seen

December 29, 2014

issue 2

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of swirl was published before the holidays. go enjoy some fine new work by Bill Allegrezza, Volodymyr Bilyk, CA Conrad, Dylan Harris, Ruth Lepson, Sheila Murphy & Mark Young & a brilliant photo by Petra. submissions are always open & things will happen in a not too distant future. & to clarify. word document for writing & jpeg for visuals to swirleditorATgmailDOTcom

December 4, 2014

to catch up

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2 recent publications i haven’t blogged

Anny Ballardini drove truck in november & published my standard face as part of that

Eileen Tabios has a forthcoming book & asked some of her poet friends to be part of it. The poem she sent to us & the replies became part of issue 35 of otoliths. she also bestows some love on swirl

November 30, 2014

swirl lives

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finally got around to publishing the first issue of my irregular online zine & chapbook press, swirl

the short introductory note is reproduced here

a new online zine. do we really need that? & does the answer to that question really matter? i’ve edited blog zines before & enjoyed it immensely. the contact with to me previously unknown poets doing cool things. giving some little thing back to a community that is so patient with my scribbles. & yes. we really do need another online zine. swirl will focus mainly, though not exclusively, on poetry, including translations of living & consenting poets. i also welcome comics, vispo, stories (crime is more than welcome), non-academic essays, reviews of newish small press poetry (chap)books & music with a bias toward anarchists, punk in all its permutations & whatnot. Issues will be published when i (your undemocratic editor) deem there is enough good material. & if some ambitious person sends enough good stuff there’s the possibility of a single author issue (aka chapbook). send your finest unpublished, in any form, things & keep in mind that the format is A5. &, as usual, if i like it i publish, if i reject i’m only one editor with his own odd taste & not an objective judge on quality. yes. & now invade that inbox at


our first issue features 3 lovely poets & persons & myself. have fun with it

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