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Within Habit | Oli Hazzard

I Love Roses When They're Past Their Best  

Test Centre is delighted to announce the publication of Within Habit, the second book of poetry from Oli Hazzard, following 2012's highly acclaimed Between Two Windows (Carcanet).

John Ashbery, in his introductory note to the book, describes this “stunning set of prose puzzles” as “exciting, necessary and new”.

Within Habit is a series of 20 texts - poems presented in the shape of prose, visually identical in format. Untitled, unnumbered, and unpaginated, they relate to each other in a process which runs forwards and backwards across the book, forming a circular sequence connected by fragments of repetition.

The book's format draws attention to the idiosyncratic form of the texts through its use of a large font, blue print, and ample white space, allowing the design to enter into conversation with the text's highly allusive, self-referential, and visual approach.

There will be a launch event at Swimmers on 9 May, with readings by Oli, Sarah Howe, Maureen McLane and Mark Ford. More details are available here.

Cover image: Simon Hantaï, Etude, 1971. Courtesy of the Estate of Simon Hantaï and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

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I Love Roses When They're Past Their Best | Poetry Anthology

I Love Roses When They’re Past Their Best is an experimental poetry anthology which brings together the work of 16 young poets whose work has been influenced by the digital age.

The poems reflect new and innovative methods of poetic composition. Each of the poets whose work appears in the anthology has his or her own methods of engaging and interacting with computer or web-based technologies. This ranges from poems consisting of sequences of online search results, to works which take as their starting point the materials of social media.

To mark the release of a book engaged with the internet, an accompanying website is being developed by the book's editor Harry Burke: iloveroseswhentheyrepasttheirbest.net

There will be a launch for the book at Arcadia Missa on 16 April 2014. The event will feature live readings by Rachael Allen, Sam Riviere, Crispin Best and Vicki Tingle, and transmissions of video readings by Guillermo Ruiz de Loizaga and Gabby Bess. The evening will be introduced by Harry Burke. More details to follow soon.

£12 + p&p. 130 x 200mm. 137pp. 400 copies.

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  RED EYE

A Finger in the Fishes Mouth | Derek Jarman

To mark the 20th anniversary of Derek Jarman's death, Test Centre has produced a facsimile edition of his sole, early, extremely rare poetry book A Finger in the Fishes Mouth, originally published in 1972.

Heavily illustrated from Jarman's collection of postcards, the book combines text and visual imagery in a way which foreshadows his subsequent style as an artist and filmmaker. With the majority of the first edition having been destroyed by Jarman, this new edition makes available a missing, significant piece of his oeuvre.

The facsimile retains the book's original format, with a silver mirror cover, and an image accompanying each poem, printed in a striking green ink. Additional material comes in the form of a new Foreword and Afterwords by Sophie Mayer, Tony Peake and Keith Collins.

A Finger in the Fishes Mouth is the only book being published as part of Jarman 2014, a year-long season of events to celebrate Jarman's life and work.

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  RED EYE

TEST CENTRE PUBLICATIONS

         
  An Immodest Proposal
Iain Sinclair
  The Clock
Chris Petit & Iain Sinclair
  Cowboy /Deleted File
Iain Sinclair
  The House of Memory
Chris Petit
 
 
         
  Anthology File
Various writers
  RED EYE
Iain Sinclair
  GOOGLEmeGOD
Chris Petit
  Austerlitz and After
Iain Sinclair
 


TEST PRESSINGS

       
  Stone Tape Shuffle
Iain Sinclair
  Museum of Loneliness
Chris Petit
  Proletarian Post-Modernism
Stewart Home
 
 


TEST CENTRE MAGAZINES

         
  Test Centre One
  Test Centre Two
  Test Centre Three
  Test Centre Four
 


THE TEST CENTRE EVENT POSTERS

  American Smoke        
  Overall poster
  RED EYE launch   Chris Petit & Mordant Music installation   Museum of Loneliness film night  
 
  American Smoke        
  American Smoke launch

  Anthology readings   Test Centre Four launch
  Proletarian Post-Modernism launch