Insert Blanc Press

An Evening of Research Presentation

An Evening of Research-Presentation
Sun Ark Records & Insert Blanc Press

at Outside Gallery (Free)
Friday, August 25 from 8pm to Midnight
Doors at 8pm Performances 845
3611 Pomona St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

Iris Dankemeyer
(providing a presentation and subsequent explanation of a magic trick)

Joseph Mosconi 
(reading from his works with a synth accompaniment)

Madalyn Merkey
(performing new music)

Chelsea Rector
(singing and reading)

Written by Mathew Timmons — August 22, 2017

Manifestoh! New Books from Russia, Chile and Mexico!



Insert Blanc Press 
series editor David Shook

Insert Blanc Press is excited to announce the release of three new titles in our Manifestoh! series edited by David Shook, including a new full color, bilingual edition of Slap in the Face: Four Russian Futurist Manifestos translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk; Aeroplane by Kyn. Taniya translated from the Spanish by Anthony Seidman and David Shook; and Abecedary by Pablo Jofré translated from the Spanish by David Shook.

Find additional information below on each title plus audio recordings from the launch event on June 24th, 2017 at the Poetic Research Bureau.

All titles are currently available and shipping immediately!

Abecedary by Pablo Jofré
Translated from Spanish by David Shook with a prologue by Will Alexander
Paperback, Bilingual edition, 84 pages, $14.00

“Jofré’s vision empowers his alchemical expression, swirling as it does his personal monsoon of droplets that casts spells seemingly closer in technique to the creative dossiers of Enrique Lihn and Nicanor Parra. Abecedary condenses via poetic semaphore lingual neutron stars penultimate to incalculable eruption.” —Will Alexander, from the Prologue: Quantum Lingual Deftness

Pablo Jofré’s alphabet begins with Abyss and travels through Caravan, Jewel, and Narcolepsy before arriving at Xenophobia, charting the Berlin-based Chilean poet's obsessive exploration of the world around him through the lens of politics, relationships, and travel. Awarded the Gabriela Mistral Chilean National Literature Contest for his book Abecedario originally in Spanish, this English-language edition, Abecedary, is supported by the Chilean government's prestigious National Council of Arts and Culture Translation Support Grant.



Aeroplane by Kyn. Taniya
Translated from Spanish by Anthony Seidman and David Shook
Paperback, Bilingual edition, 190 pages, $14.00

“Kyn. Taniya exposed the relationship between modernity and the avant-garde. His speed and calm, his temporality and permanence, his economy and spatiality, his visualness and sound, his humor and science bear witness to the changes and contradictions of his era. That’s where his importance resides: poetic exaltation as description of mood, prediction, and perfume traversing minds like the globe as it spins. Luckily, Kyn. Taniya’s work found David Shook and Anthony Seidman, two poet-translators who understand the social, political, emotional, and sarcastic currents of the work of this aviator and Mexican poet. The translators revel—like hummingbirds in nectar—in the reconstruction of Kyn. Taniya’s language, with all its glint and rhythm, its ideology and melancholy.” —Giancarlo Huapaya



Slap in the Face
Four Russian Futurist Manifestos
Translated from Russian by Boris Dralyuk
Paperback, Full Color, Bilingual edition, 62 pages, $14.00

“These four manifestos of Russian Futurism, charting key points in the rapid unfolding of the Russian avant-garde, provoke the appreciative bourgeoisie while declaring the liberation of the word, the phoneme, and even the grapheme! Dralyuk’s brisk, inventive translations convey the energy and rowdiness of the original.” —Eugene Ostashevsky


Written by Mathew Timmons — June 28, 2017

Insert Blanc Press Catalog 2017-2018

Check Out the brand new Insert Blanc Press Catalog 2017-2018 !!!

You will find all items currently published by Insert Blanc Press and available for purchase, as well as selections from our advance catalog of forthcoming editions!


Written by Mathew Timmons — March 11, 2017

llull & Street Terms: Book Launch & Concert


& Street Terms
Rebel Hands Press
Book Launch
& Concert
Insert Blanc Press
Outside Gallery
Friday Feb 26 at 8pm

Jimmy Bedtime, Dan Richert (Ripcd)
astable guitar/electronics improv, sleep therapy, bathing rituals, esoteric flowcharts

Street Terms, Vol. 1
Rebel Hands Press
Artists: Elaina Morgan + Jeremy Kennedy
Photography: Rebecca Ramirez
Layout: Jeremy Kennedy

Written by Mathew Timmons — February 25, 2016

Anne Boyer Reading at Church of the Epiphany for PRB

Anne Boyer Reading
Poetic Research Bureau
Thursday, October 15, 2015

Full Recording on Sound Cloud at The People Radio

Church of the Epiphany
2808 Altura St.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Anne Boyer is a poet, essayist, and art school professor in Kansas City. A book of hers came out this year – Garments Against Women – that is mostly about what it isn't. Lately she's been writing about life and death, care and precarity, data and nothingness, and the administration of a body under trial. This is her first reading in Los Angeles.


Written by Mathew Timmons — October 27, 2015

Kickstarter Campaign! Support Insert Blanc and New Amusements!


We Need Your Support.

Over the past 10 years Insert Blanc has done quite a lot and more, but we've only done one fundraising campaign before at our 5 year anniversary celebration. In the past decade we have grown well beyond a typical literary or arts press and branched out in a number of new and exciting directions. Now, we need your help to do it even better going forward.

Kickstart it Up!


Written by Mathew Timmons — July 01, 2015

New Videos, New YouTube and Vimeo channels!

At Insert Blanc Press General Projects we like to make videos and throw events and make videos of those events and also make sculpture gardens and fill those sculpture gardens with things and maybe throw an event and make a video. 

General Projects first "Hit Vid" was Poetry is Dead, I Killed It. from a few years ago - and right at the top of this post. We still think it's pretty great.

And then ... we worked with Joseph Mosconi and a whole lot of other people, including a makeup artist, a set designer and costume designer, and a couple different filmmakers, and an awesome editor, and some great actors! to make Fright Catalog the movie - as seen below.

Since then we've made a habit of making videos of things like book launches, readings and events, like the video of the performances at the launch party for Ben White's artist monograph Ruin Upon Ruin ...

We've also had the good fortune to work with artists like Erica Ryan Stallones to make a book trailer for Todd Collins book For God ...

And we have so many more videos on our YouTube and Vimeo channels ... and we're looking to make more videos! more! more! more!!!

Oh, Hey! If you are a video artist interested in working with us on future projects or if you have a project you think we might be interested in, do be in touch.


Written by Mathew Timmons — June 17, 2015

Insert Blanc Press Seeking Editorial Assistants and Interns

Insert Blanc Press Seeking Editorial Assistants and Interns

Insert Blanc Press is currently seeking a editorial assistants and interns. We've got a couple brilliant editorial assistants, find out more about them on our About page, and maybe you can be a brilliant intern too. Please post and share this widely and be in touch

Insert Blanc Press offers you a glimpse into the secret insides of small press art and literary publishing from various different perspectives. As an Insert Blanc assistant you will be at the center of the day-to-day workings of a small press, assisting with editorial decisions, book design and production, copy-editing and proof-reading. You will gain the experience of ushering work from initial idea to fully realized, beautifully produced and finalized project. You will also have the opportunity to assist in event planning for readings, special events and press benefits. You will gain a holistic perspective of the arts and literary landscape in Los Angeles as well as nationally and further abroad while working on publicity & marketing to promote Insert Blanc Press' various books, art series and other media projects. You will assist in developing print projects through press releases, tracking and logging reviews and you will work with and help to develop the press' media assets to create web content, web updates and newsletters while building out various social networking platforms. You will gain a broad understanding of the publishing world while submitting books and publications for awards and working to increase book sales through developing partnerships with art and literary bookstores worldwide and locally while reaching out to larger institutions to encourage them to support the press and become subscribing members.

Please be in touch thru and in a few short paragraphs explain why you want to be an assistant for Insert Blanc Press. Interest in contemporary art and literature is a must and so are excellent writing and communication skills. Knowledge of InDesign, Illustrator andor Photoshop and some familiarity with audio/video editing is a big plus. Those with adept abilities in the social media sphere are also sought after.

This position requires the ability to meet face-to-face and so any Insert Blanc assistant must live in Los Angeles and be willing to meet in the Lincoln Heights area on a periodic basis.


Written by Mathew Timmons — June 01, 2015

Good News! Insert Blanc Les Figues Wonder AWP

Good News! Insert Blanc Les Figues Wonder AWP


Insert Blanc Press
Les Figues Press


Saturday April 11th, 2015 from 5:30 - 8:30pm
The Acadia
329 Cedar Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Harold Abramowitz
Amanda Ackerman
Teresa Carmody
Andrew Choate
Michelle Detorie
Ian Hatcher
Elaine Kahn
Hilary Kaplan
Chelsea Hodson
Alexandra Naughton
David Shook
Mathew Timmons
Colin Winnette

closing with special musical guests:
Ron and Nicole's Superfolkrawkexplosionsauce

The Acadia is in the cedar riverside neighborhood on the "west bank" right across the river from UofM and it's a very busy neighborhood lots of bars restaurants etc (the acadia has food btw and a full bar) parking may be difficult but it's only 2 miles from the awp convention center - if you have a car it's a 10 minute drive - a cab ride would be relatively easy (tho I’m not sure how easy it is to hail a cab) - andor there is a bus #22 or the green line to get there by transit - also Minneapolis has Lyft (and Uber - but use Lyft!)

Written by Mathew Timmons — March 31, 2015