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“Action Books has been filling a gap in American publishing by translating works that are considered avant-garde masterpieces in other parts of the world into English. They’ve introduced Americans to writers from Sweden, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Chile… and the list goes on. They also published Tao Lin in the US before you knew who he was and had some dumb opinion about him, alongside a variety of other singular, shape-defying voices including big guns like Aase Berg, Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, Raúl Zurita, Hiromi Ito, and countless others.” Blake Butler, VICE Magazine

“Action Books has been filling a gap in American publishing by translating works that are considered avant-garde masterpieces in other parts of the world into English. They’ve introduced Americans to writers from Sweden, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Chile… and the list goes on. They also published Tao Lin in the US before you knew who he was and had some dumb opinion about him, alongside a variety of other singular, shape-defying voices including big guns like Aase Berg, Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, Raúl Zurita, Hiromi Ito, and countless others.” Blake Butler, VICE Magazine

Action Books is transnational.
Action Books is interlingual.
Action Books is Futurist.
Action Books is No Future.

Action Books is feminist.
Action Books is political.
Action Books is for noisies.
[. . .]

Action Books is transnational.
Action Books is interlingual.
Action Books is Futurist.
Action Books is No Future.

Action Books is feminist.
Action Books is political.
Action Books is for noisies.
[. . .]

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Melisa Machado, The Red Song

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The Red Song Melisa Machado Translated by Seth Michelson ISBN 978-0-900575-98-3 | 75 pp, $12.00 | May 15, 2018 Thin and brittle, with legs of smoke, I float in insomnia. I write as a red [...]

Andra Rotaru, Lemur

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Lemur Andra Rotaru Translated by Florin Bican ISBN 978-0-900575-76-1 | 90 pp, $12 | May 15, 2018 the morning ritual, when the knees gathered to the mouth are fragrant with milk. at the same time [...]

Ghayath Almadhoun, Adrenalin

November 6th, 2017|

Adrenalin Ghayath Almadhoun Translated by Catherine Cobham November 15, 2017 ISBN 9780900575976 $18.00 Here is Adrenalin, Syrian-born, Stockholm-based Palestinian poet Ghayath Almadhoun’s first collection to be published in English. This sinuous translation by Catherine Cobham [...]

Ursula Andkjær Olsen, Third-Millennium Heart

September 4th, 2017|

Translated by Katrine Øgaard Jensen A co-publication with Berlin’s Broken Dimanche Press Poetry. Scandinavian Literature Series. 210 pp. ISBN 978-3-943196-45-0 $14.00 With black humor and cutting logic, Third-Millennium Heart explores the confounding nature of power [...]

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