FELINE AND NOTHINGNESS PRESS (CHAPBOOK PUBLISHER)

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Nation of Nate: A Dongo Pork Mixtape of Melancholy and Madness/Selected Poetry by Nathaniel S. Rounds/Edited and with a Foreword by Alison Ross

Feline and Nothingness Press/Clockwise Cat has collaborated with the venerable Fowlpox Press to put out a “mixtape” of Nathaniel Rounds’ best writings, entitled, “Nation of Nate: A Dongo Pork Mixtape of Melancholy and Madness.” Fowlpox Press has been publishing Rounds’ proudly flamboyant, cheekily untamed poetic rantings for years. I zealously accepted the considerable challenge of curating this collection, and scripting a foreword to it. Digital and print editions of this must-own tome reside below:

Read at Anyflip:

Nation of Nate: A Dongo Pork Mixtape of Melancholy and Madness

Order at Peecho:

Nation of Nate: A Dongo Pork Mixtape of Melancholy and Madness

The Venerable Fowlpox Press:

Fowlpox Press

Please note: If you have any problems ordering this chapbook at Peecho, please let me know at Fleurdumal666@gmail.com. You may have to create an account to do so. If your problems persist, I can send you a PDF of the chapbook, and you can print it from Peecho or whichever printer you choose.

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Clockwise Cats: The Prequel (Read at Yumpu)

Clockwise Cats: The Prequel (Order at Peecho)

Please note: If you have any problems ordering this chapbook at Peecho, please let me know at Fleurdumal666@gmail.com. You may have to create an account to do so. If your problems persist, I can send you a PDF of the chapbook, and you can print it from Peecho or whichever printer you choose.

Clockwise Cats: The Prequel

by Alison Ross

Cats inhabit their own time and space continuum – that is to say, they transcend time and space as we know them. The clockwise cat, therefore, is “wise” to clocks – she knows they exist as an attempt to “capture” something irritatingly abstract and elusive. The clockwise cat, abstract and elusive herself, and being suspicious of clocks, can therefore live as she wishes – typically in a counter-clockwise – i.e., timeless – fashion.

Indeed, most of us would choose to reincarnate into feline form if offered the option; we covet cats’ ability to conquer the clock, as it were, because our lives are so mired in these maddening measurements of time, even as we are fully vigilant of the concept as pure contrivance.

To that end, I present a chapbook of time-themed verse. Each poem, in some way, whether explicitly or implicitly, touches on time as an enigmatic construct as opposed to an orthodox, fixed and solid entity. Some poems seem to mock clocks and time, whereas others are concerned with the concept only tangentially, and yet their aim is patent: demolish all clocks, and emancipate us from the constraints of the insidious invention of time.

Felines are inherently poetic with their graceful gait and mercurial moods and mischievous moves, and they are also innately timeless, savvy to the clock’s devious ways; therefore, each poem is its own “clockwise cat.”

This chapbook contains 24 poems, published between 2006-2013, and acts as the “prequel” to the venerable Fowlpox Press-published Clockwise Cats, released in 2014, and which contained a small selection from this larger grouping.

About Feline and Nothingness Press: We are the chapbook division of Klox and Katz, Ink, which also puts out seasonal issues of Clockwise Cat, the webzine. We will be a full-blown press by 2018. Stay tuned for details, sukaz!

 

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