Saturday, February 28, 2015

ARMED CELL 8

ANNE LESLEY SELCER:
“AN ACCELERATED ALPHABET...”
from SUN CYCLE

SEAN BONNEY:
LAMENTATIONS

DONATO MANCINI:
from INTROSPECTIVE DATA

SARA LARSEN:
from MERRY HELL

BRUCE ANDREWS:
from ALMOST ENOUGH

DAVID BUUCK:
WE FOUND LULZ IN A HAPLESS PLACE

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by Mayakov+sky Platform
from Reddish Green – Timomachia, an essay on capital and amphoteric value
mayakov-plus-sky.blogspot.com

Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 8 was first distributed at the Brian Ang, Donato Mancini, and Anne Lesley Selcer reading at La Commune Café and Bookstore, Oakland, February 27, 2015. ARMED CELL 9 will appear in August 2015. Submit cover images and writing by the end of June 2015 for consideration.

Email your mailing address to armedcell@gmail.com for a free physical copy while available.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Post-Crisis Poetics preview

Editor Brian Ang’s response to “Can poetry have a socio-political impact?” for Jacket2’s Quick Question series, as a preview of his forthcoming “post-crisis poetics” essay and series projects:

“In a forthcoming essay, ‘Post-Crisis Poetics,’ I connect readings of poetries that I’ve published in my magazine ARMED CELL. I started my magazine in August 2011 to publish poetry and poetics receptive to values emerging from the global waves of struggles since the 2008 economic crisis. The magazine’s title was drawn from a desire for militant intransigence signified by that form of struggle, a value of the California anti-austerity university struggles that began in 2009, the first significant resistance to the crisis in the United States. The university struggles are the referent for the magazine’s first poem, David Lau’s ‘Communism Today’: its first section ends ‘Occupy everything, including Humanities,’ an extension of the university struggles’ slogan that influenced the Occupy movement that began in September 2011 from a politicization of space and time toward a politicization of knowledge, an emblem for the magazine’s desire for an historicized critical poetics. My editing has aspired to assemble complexes for thinking about each issue’s moment’s unfolding multiple dimensions suggestive for further critical writing.”

Friday, July 4, 2014

ARMED CELL 7

JOSHUA CLOVER:
QUESTIONS OF THE CONTEMPORARY

ANGELA HUME:
from MELOS

DERECK CLEMONS:
from FML

OLIVE BLACKBURN:
from COMMUNISM IS UP THERE AND WE ARE DOWN HERE BUT IT IS HAPPENING NOW

TED REES:
from CATASTROPHE CROWN: 1-5

KENNETH GOLDSMITH:
DISPLACEMENT IS THE NEW TRANSLATION

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by Mayakov+sky Platform
from an Odyssey (an anti-ode essay on Architecture)
mayakov-plus-sky.blogspot.com

Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 7 was first distributed at the East Bay Poetry Summit, Berkeley and Oakland, July 2-6, 2014. ARMED CELL 8 will appear in January 2015. Submit cover images and writing by the end of November 2014 for consideration.

Email your mailing address to armedcell@gmail.com for a free physical copy while available. (No longer available)

Monday, January 27, 2014

ARMED CELL 6

JASPER BERNES:
from WE ARE NOTHING AND SO CAN YOU

BARRETT WATTEN:
from ZONE

NATALIE KNIGHT:
BIG BEND

BILL MARSH:
from NOTHING DOING

CARRIE HUNTER:
from ORPHAN MACHINES

AARON WINSLOW:
FEEDING THE SEAWALL

STEPHEN VOYCE:
from DRONE ON

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by Mayakov+sky
from The Purloined Question (towards Plasti-City)
mayakov-plus-sky.blogspot.com

Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 6 was first distributed at the Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion 6 reading at the Studio One Art Center, Oakland, January 26, 2014. ARMED CELL 7 will appear in July 2014. Submit cover images and writing by the end of May 2014 for consideration.

Email your mailing address to armedcell@gmail.com for a free physical copy while available. (No longer available)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

ARMED CELL 5

WENDY TREVINO & DERECK CLEMONS:
“A BEGINNING...”

BRIAN ANG:
POST-CRISIS POETICS: DAVID LAU’S “COMMUNISM TODAY”

ERIC LINSKER:
WE’RE SO SOCIAL NOW

DAVID LAU:
FANFARE FOR THE WARRIORS

KATY BOHINC:
from DEAR ALAIN

ALEJANDRO VENTURA:
MANIFESTO # -1: NOTES ON NON-PARTICIPATION

Edited by Brian Ang

Covers by Kern Haug
from 10x10 Parrhesiastes for Anarchy’s Necessary-Imagination
kernhaug.com

Physical edition of 100
Free

ARMED CELL 5 was first distributed at the Brian Ang and Kern Haug drums and text performance at the Breathing Works installation, New York City, 9 August 2013. ARMED CELL 6 will appear in February 2014. Submit cover images and writing by the end of December 2013 for consideration.

Email your mailing address to armedcell@gmail.com for a free physical copy while available. (No longer available)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ARMED CELL 5 announcement

ARMED CELL 5 will be first available at the Brian Ang and Kern Haug drums and text performances in New York City

Friday August 9, Breathing Works installation, 208 Forsyth St., 7pm (+ Amelia Stein presentation on painting)

Saturday August 10, Cafe Dancer, 96 Orchard St., 8pm (+ DJs)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

ARMED CELL NYC

ARMED CELL contributors Eric Linsker and Genji Amino and editor Brian Ang reading in New York on March 1

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, New York
7pm

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Also: Ang presenting “Totality and Method” on February 26, also at Unnameable Books, 7pm (with Shiv Kotecha)

“Notes on ‘totality’ and its implications for writing ‘method,’ including on Ang’s The Totality Cantos and further social implications.”

Suggested reading: Joshua Clover, “Georgic for the World-System

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