SL033, edition of 100
88 pages, 8.5" x 7"
Perfect Bound w/
Full Color Photographs
November 24th, 2014
$16.00 + s/h
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Reviewed by Jared Baxter at The Art Book Review
Reviewed by John Trefry at Entropy Mag
M Kitchell in conversation about the book at The Fanzine
The opening pages of Apart From
introduce a myth in which the body of a man is challenged by the penetration of a new wound. This penetration creates a space for the attendent positioning of the impossible. This myth carries a hold over the text that follows, as absent others comment upon, remember, or forget the myth that has been perpetuated, whether by secret conversations in bars or the hushed silences of anonymous hookups. Somewhere else, Igitur descends the steps to the tombs of his ancestors. A chorus of voices perpetuate a dizzying retelling until the book shifts into its third movement where a first-person "I" can speak to the night as it presents itself. Pushing towards a radical sense of the outside, Apart From
is a new work of queer intensity from M Kitchell.
"I just read M Kitchell's Apart From
. It's very good. I don't know anyone who writes the intersection of queerness, desire and space like M. And the way he utilizes his visual gifts for layout and design always heightens his texts' affect. This one introduces some elements of geometry, ecology and myth, and at times almost reads like a devotional, working its way toward some new cosmology and relationship between bodies, between self and other, beyond my reach or comprehension."
About the Author
M Kitchell is the author of Slow Slidings (Blue Square Press, 2012), Variations on the Sun (Love Symbol Press, 2012), Hour of the Wolf (Void Editions, 2013) and the forthcoming Spiritual Instrument (Civil Coping Mechanism, 2015). He lives and works in the Bay Area.