Tuesday, January 27, 2009

belladonna offers a year of props

Invitation to subscribe for limited edition Belladonna Elders Series.

Dear Friends,

This year marks the tenth year of the Belladonna Series and to mark we are Celebrating Elders and publishing 8 perfect bound books--one a month! The Elders Series is guest curated. Each book, printed as one time limited editions, is beautifully designed and slightly square (6x7). Each contains the work of the two or three people who read the night the book is released. The books are conversations between writers who are in conversation. In December Bob Gl├╝ck published two chapters from an upcoming novel in progress, About Ed, and Sarah Schulman published a new play called MERCY.In November, Leslie Scalapino published a new NOH play, A Pear: Actions are Erased, and E. Tracy Grinnell published work from her newest work Helen: A Fugue. And, just last week, Tisa Bryant published [The Curator] and Chris Kraus published Catt: Her Killer.

Our next book in this series will be #4: A Tribute to Emma Bee Bernstein: edited by Emma Bee Bernstein and featuring an introduction by Johanna Drucker, photographs and an essay by Emma Bee Bernstein, an interview with Marjorie Perloff, and artwork and an interview with Susan Bee. Future editions include #5: Lyn Hejinian, Etel Adnan, and Jen Scappettone; #6: Gail Scott, M. NorbeSe Philip and Kate Eichhorn; #7: Jayne Cortez, Anne Waldman and Cara Benson; and #8: Tina Darragh, Diane Ward and Jane Sprague. All of these editions contain some sort of conversation between the writers and artists, engagements on experimental form, gossip, and insights about the writer/artist/thinker in the world.

We're writing to ask you to subscribe to the series-- it costs $100.00. For subscribers, we ship the books free of charge, as they come out. We are only selling up to 150 subscriptions! And, the subscriptions are how we are paying for the series. Go to http://belladonnaseries.org/books.html for more information on ordering.

Yours truly,
Rachel, Erica, Emily, HR, Danielle,...

P.S. Like many arts organizations, we are losing some foundational funding. Please consider helping us out by passing this information along to folks you know who may like to subscribe or by contributing directly to Belladonna Series.

Belladonna Books | 925 Bergen Street, Suite 405 | Brooklyn, NY 11238 | www.belladonnaseries.org

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