Bill MacKay "Movie House | Sala De Cine," A Book Of Poetry (2nd Edition)

"This book is the shattered detritus of a legendary epic, a long, bloody rope leading into a wasteland of graceful monsters and unexpected heroes. It is beautiful and heart stopping, everything I've come to expect from the artist Bill MacKay." -Daniel Kraus

The manuscript of Movie House | Sala de Cine was written over a few years. It concerns human character, and psychological struggle in and outside our era, transplanted partially to a landscape evoking a frontier that is an interior one, as much as a western-tinged landscape.

Poems seeming to exist independently of each other often reveal involvement in subtle narratives and cross-fertilization with each other.

A good example of this linkage occurs between a poem that presents the vignette of an outlaw, and his retreat into the hills of his escape, encountering both psycho-social dislocation and metamorphosis, and the poem that treats the guest at a hotel, a figure who may be this same character.

In my view, the currents that underlay the work as a whole begin to come into focus via these implied stories, invented histories, myths, true tales, and the resulting mixtures.

It is my hope as the reader makes their way through the writing that glimmers of what I call micro-legends will appear.

Michael Vallera  Clean And Silent Weather Photobook

Michael Vallera is a visual artist and musician who lives and works in Chicago,Illinois. Prolific as both a solo artist and collaborator, he is an MFA graduate of School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and elsewhere. His first photo monograph, Wet Earth, was published in 2018.

Clean and Silent Weather is a collection of images meant to build a vocabulary of static interactions between the atmosphere and natural objects. Referencing formal structures of classical landscape photography, this series documents the quietly manicured elements of urban detritus touching the openness of the physical world. Shot on sight in various locations across North and Central America, the images draw continuity between disparate moments that are at once both ordinary and grave.

American Dreams Records is presenting this work as a limited edition of 60 beautiful soft bound books with layout and design by Chris Cunningham, and printed in conjunction with Loupe, LLC in Chicago.

edition of 60

Cameron Knowler & Eli Winter  Anticipation

"Black vinyl that comes with "How To Arrange A Folk Song," a picture book featuring writing by Eli Winter and illustrations by Cameron Knowler."

Mike Diana Firebrat

Patrick Shiroishi Tangled Vol. 2, A Collection of Writings from Asian American Musicians

Chapbook designed & produced by Loupe, LLC, edited by Patrick Shiroishi, featuring writing, artwork, poems from Rob Sato, Sadamu Sam Hirsh, Audrey Chen, Thom Nguyen, Kyoko Takenaka, Lucy Liyou, Lane Shi a.k.a. Otay:onii, Sunik Kim, Hyunhye Seo, Che Chen, Alex Zhang Hungtai, Chuck Soo-Hoo, Aki Onda, Jeremiah Chiu, Asa Nakagawa, C. Spencer Yeh, Victoria Shen


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