Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Now Available!!

Flim Forum Press presents
aaaaaaaaaaalice by Jennifer Karmin

travelogue in 11 cantos
scored for polyvocal improvisation

ISBN 978-0-9790888-3-4
112 pages, 7x9
$16 (+$4 shipping & handling)

You can purchase the book, read some early reviews, and find performance
dates here:


"This book, a score, is full of information both literal and (im)possible.
Do dip in; see what you come out with."

—Bernadette Mayer

"Jennifer Karmin brings an openness and generosity to these poems of
public address and private insistence. Aaaaaaaaaaalice's buoyant charm
calls out for new listeners."

—Charles Bernstein

"I like tightly proposed structures in which anything can happen & does
because the more tightly controlled the structures, the more explosively
the language will implode, disseminate, fold in or out or whatever it is
it needs to do to loosen up or reverse direction & meaning. And that’s the
fun of Aaaaaaaaaaalice, lithe row of straight a’s followed by biting
animal commentary."

—Pierre Joris

"Alice and anime, Asia and uncertainty, we do so want our sounds to make
sense, our textual travels to have a guide, even if that guide is the
white rabbit that will hide. Aaaaaaaaaaalice is the sound and sight of the
disappearing rabbit, the one with a hat, the one who pops up with regular
unpredictability whenever we go somewhere not here, and while words will
swivel around us like our very own heads, making the unfamiliar familiar
and the familiar unfamiliar, making no sense but nonsense and non-sense
sense, like in this very text, what’s moreover curious, as Karmin rightly
notes, is that 'yesterday a man was walking.' "

—Vanessa Place


Jennifer Karmin has published, performed, exhibited, taught, and
experimented with language across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. She curates
the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti
Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at
festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets,
including Betalevel (CA), Links Hall (IL), the French Broad Institute of
Time and the River (NC), the Poetry Project (NY), the Urban Institute for
Contemporary Arts (MI), and Woodland Pattern Book Center (WI).

A proud member of the Dusie Kollektiv, she is the author of the Dusie
chapbook Evacuated: Disembodying Katrina. Walking Poem, a collaborative
street project, is featured online at How2. Her poems are widely published
in anthologies and journals, like A Sing Economy (Flim Forum Press), Come
Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press), Not A Muse (Haven Books), The
City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books),
Bird Dog, Cannot Exist, Delirious Hem, MoonLit, Otoliths, and Womb. She is
the Community Aesthetician for Les Figues Press at Give A Fig.

In Chicago, Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman
College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the public schools. She
earned her BA in the Poetics Program at the University of Buffalo and MFA
in the Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Past
grants and residencies were funded by the Chicago Department of Cultural
Affairs, the Djerassi Program, the Joseph Kellman Family Foundation, the
Poetry Center of Chicago, Poets & Writers, Rochester Community Savings
Bank, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Synapses Foundation.


To buy thru the mail,
send a check for $20 to:

Flim Forum Press
418 Brown Street, #17
Iowa City, IA 52245

To buy online:

To query:
klane at flimforum dot com