TKS, 2020. Item #2435
TKS is a small edition publishing project, whose name draws on a rogue Granary Books publishing name—Tibetan Kite Society—and the editorial annotation "tk." In that spirit, the project explores the idea of "the books to come," drawing on a range of printing techniques and poetic influences.
TKS publishing is cross-generational in its inquiry, though its inaugural year primarily features the works of younger poets and artists. Commentary on poets including Gerrit Lansing, Diane di Prima, and others aligns with references to alchemy, daily life, the political state of America, and the archive.
Books and cards are rendered with repeating physical motifs of glassine, cream-colored papers, and tones of purple, green, and pink.
This is a complete collection of all TKS editions published in 2020, including:
M. C. Kinniburgh. Messy Archivist. Saddle-stitched in assorted paper wrappers with translucent purple colophon.
Brent Pilane Pheto. In Shelter. Sewn in St. Armand Canal paper wrappers with transculent purple flyleafs and printed purple spine. This is from an edition of 66 copies, signed and numbered by the artist.
Conley Lowrance and Sarah Monks. Artificial Respiration. Saddle-stitched burgundy wrappers with rubberstamped cover. Pink foreedge and full color collages for poem "calendar." Housed in lavender glassine envelope. This is from an edition of 77 copies, signed and numbered by the poet and artist.
Diane di Prima. [Loba Pamphlet]. With first poem from Loba and excerpt of 1976 reading where she explains receiving dictation. Folds open to photograph of bookcase from her occult library. This is from an edition of 100 copies, printed on the occasion of poetry reading in Red Hook (near her place of birth) to facilitate group reading of poem.
The Good News Is... Poemcard in green glassine envelope, rubberstamped in red acrylic. This is from an edition of 50 copies, produced in honor of Steve Clay's birthday.
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