Tinfish is proud to announce
the publication of
by Pam Brown & Maged Zaher.
Design by Chae Ho Lee.
• 2007 • 27 pages • US$10.

2 Excerpts from
F A R O U T _ L I B R A R Y _ S O F T W A R E

cut me down your biggest tree
fill my tank with toxic fossils
in case I live bring me a spoon
in case I die bring me a flower
for my reincarnation
and I will talk all night long
in a hydroponic haze

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this is the life come on
an abundance of optimism
we will do it and how bring it on
the wonderful world
the total fucking brilliant world
and oh how lovely is everyone

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The collaboration between Pam Brown (Australia) and Maged Zaher (Seattle) came about due to the absence of a poem. Maged sent Pam a submission to Jacket, of which Pam is associate editor. But Maged forgot to enclose the poem. In an effort to atone, Maged proposed a collaboration between them; this collaboration was to last for a year and a half and comprise the poems published in this chapbook. The collaboration is seamless; even Pam attests she could no longer tell whose writing was whose as she proof-read. Among the poems' subjects: change, constant change of jobs, friends, cities, and of course the software with which we mark time's passing.

Maged Zaher was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt and came to the U.S. to pursue a graduate degree in Engineering. He has published two chapbooks, as well as poems in journals such as New American Writing, Tinfish, and Exquisite Corpse. He translates contemporary Egyptian poetry.

Pam Brown has published many books of poetry and prose. Her most recent collection is Dear Deliria (Salt, 2003). She has a new collection forthcoming in 2008, True thoughts.

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While you're there, please check out the other new stuff.
The War Criminal offer is still on for Sarith Peou's Corpse Watching.
Someday I'll Be Sitting in a Dingy Bar, by Hwang Jiwoo
is on SPD's new “recommended” list.
(And I recommend Hwang Jiwoo's wonderful chapbook of poems from Korea too - P.B.)

Also new from Tinfish:

Art feature, a new issue of Tinfish net (this one on translation), an anti-war project on facebook, the sidewalk blog (click on the photos
to make them bigger and to unveil the narrative of each sign's life)

You can purchase 'farout_library_software'
and other titles on-line
or by sending a cheque/money order
in US dollars to
47-728 Hui Kelu Street #9,
HAWAI'I 96744.

1 comment:

Jill Jones said...

Congrats, Pam and Maged! What a great idea. Cheers, Jill