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Small press firebombed

Posted by Ken Edwards on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : undetermined 
Shocking news has reached us that the office of Vancouver's New Star Books was hit by an arson attack in the early morning of 7 March.

Thankfully, no-one was hurt, but water damage has ruined much of New Star's stock, including all copies of the fifth printing of Lisa Robertson's Debbie: an epic.

Reality Street was the UK co-publisher of Debbie (of which a few copies remain here), as well as Lisa Robertson's subsequent book The Weather. We are due to co-operate again with New Star in the next y...
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Lame

Posted by Ken Edwards on Thursday, June 30, 2011, In : undetermined 
I am presently incapacitated - ruptured my left Achilles tendon on the tennis court yesterday morning. I was just going for a cross-court ball, and as I took off I was startled by what felt as though someone had whacked me on the back of the ankle with a tennis racket. I ended up on the floor. When I tried to get up, I couldn't - there was a spooky lack of pain, but a numb sensation from my calf to my ankle. As though my upper leg had become disconnected from my foot, which in a sense it had....
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unparalysed

Posted by Ken Edwards on Tuesday, August 25, 2009, In : undetermined 
Suddenly another August is almost over, and there are signs the strange and beautiful paralysis of summer is coming to an end. It's been my first summer in many years without a job, and without the prospect of one for the autumn. Redundancy has led to some novel outcomes. I could never have predicted a year ago that I would have spent much of this season playing bass guitar and singing with an Eastern-European-influenced band (founded by Elaine and myself), in front of local audiences ranging...
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Hazy in Hastings

Posted by Ken Edwards on Friday, June 12, 2009, In : undetermined 
Hazy morning in Hastings Old Town; emails ping into my inbox. Tony Frazer has sent me the proofs of my next Shearsman book - Songbook - which collects lyrical poems as well as scores of textmusic pieces done with Elaine around 10 years ago. After lying around undisturbed all this time, they will suddenly be published this October. And Fanny Howe has sent me the ms of her next Reality Street book, set for next year, also short poems, and most excellent ones too. Hooray. And an email from Emily...
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Phase shift

Posted by Ken Edwards on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, In : undetermined 
It's with extreme trepidation that I embark, I can tell you. I've long resisted any temptation I might have had to add even more to the babble of online discourse.

So why have I started this blog? Well, part of it is that I'm entering a phase shift in my life. At the end of April, I get made redundant from the full-time day job that has sustained me for the past eight years. At my age, that means effectively saying goodbye to the world of permanent employment, which is quite scary. At the sam...
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Ken Edwards This blog is written by Ken Edwards, co-founder and editor/publisher of Reality Street, and it's mainly about the press. Ken's personal blog can now be found at http://www.kenedwards.eu/