27 December 2010

Back to Press

Three of JR's books have been temporarily sold out, but are now available once again: Stan Mir's Flight Patterns and Chris Diken's Some People are back in new editions of fifty copies, as well as another hundred copies of Matthew Derby's The Snipe; they can all be ordered here. There are still at least one signed copy of each chapbook still available--these are numbered editions of ten.

Matthew Derby customized/vandalized/inscribed/drew in (however you want to look at it) a handful of copies of the first printing--there are still one or two on hand which will continue to be inserted into random orders.

JR's next two releases will be available in earlyish 2011--Lily Binns will make her fiction debut, and David James Miller is contributing some really lovely science-based poems. The concluding volume of Stan Mir's Patterns trilogy will appear later in 2011, alongside a TBA fiction chapbook.

21 April 2010

JR Round Two: Derby, Mir

Now available: the second pair of stapled pamphlets/booklets/chapbooks from JR Vansant: Matthew Derby's The Snipe, and Stan Mir's Test Patterns.

The Snipe is a story which is even funnier and stranger than it is well-written--and if you've read Mr. Derby's collection, Super Flat Times,you know he can write. Here he takes on women's friendship, loneliness, infidelity, and urban warfare--the cover's not that brilliant peony for no reason.

Test Patterns is the second of three parts of Mr. Mir's long Patterns poem--this installment is a little more open and breezy than the previous Flight Patterns, without losing any of the insight, beauty, specificity, or intensity. Whereas history and reflection took the lead in Flight Patterns, the feeling here is more abstract and impressionistic and "floaty" (um, not to get too academic on you) . . . and there's that spider that keeps coming back.

JR continues its mission of publishing writing of the highest quality in very affordable editions. These two books are $3 each, or there're signed editions (limited to ten copies, and $10 each), but please email before ordering the signed editions, as quantities are low (though there are still a few signed copies available of Flight Patterns and Chris Diken's Some People). We now have a shopping cart as well--link at the top of the page. UPDATE: All signed editions are now available in the JR store.

Coming this fall: the finale of Mir's poem, Holding Patterns, as well as a story or two from Lily Binns (making her fiction debut).

Not-JR: Stan Mir's first collection, Song and Glass, is now available from Small Press Distribution.


16 February 2010

Review from With Hidden Noise + forthcoming chapbooks + news

Mr. Dan Visel of the blog with hidden noise posts a very kind review of Flight Patterns and Some People.


The next two chapbooks, Stan Mir's Test Patterns and Matthew Derby's The Snipe, are being designed by the fine folks at Rain Taxi Review of Books (the best literary book review on planet Earth); they should be out by late March.


Stan Mir's first full-length collection, Song & Glass, is out now from Subito press. Get it from SPD.