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upcoming on 7/27: Yuxin Zhao will be reading w/ some other migrant writers in London.

6/24–7/19 : Calamari is in vacation mode, please get books from Asterism. Follow our travels on 5cense.

6/23 : The psychic surgeon assists + 2-byte βeta Ei8ht ½-Loopƨ made Dennis Cooper's list of faves so far in 2024.

6/16 : sneak peek @ the cover for the forthcoming reissue of Kenji Siratori's Blood Electric.

6/13 : review of Kelly Krumrie's No Measure on fck yr bookclub.

6/11 : the Calamari reprinting of Woman with Dark Horses by Aimee Parkison is now available.

6/6 : for it's 13-yr anniversary, we gave Garielle Lutz's Divorcer a makeover, revised w/ a new cover.

5/28 : cover/description/blurbs for the forthcoming No Measure by Kelly Krumrie, contact us if interested in an ARC.

5/23 : cover/description/trailer for the forthcoming Libretto Lunaversitol by Andrew C. Wenaus + Kenji Siratori, if interested in an ARC contact us.

5/22 : cover/description/blurbs for the forthcoming Tonalamatl by Steven Alvarez, if interested in an ARC contact us.

5/16 : sneak peek at what's in the works in coming months.

5/3: Michael Salu was at a Black to the Future event in London.

4/26 : The psychic surgeon assists, 2-byte βeta Ei8ht ½-Loopƨ, Ark Codex ±0 + other Calamari titles are available thru Printed Matter.

4/22 : finally swallowed our distaste for facebook + joined instagram.

4/14 : we support CLMP, but here's why Calamari is not a member ... rather than ask presses to pad mastheads w/ friends or faux names, they should ask them to stop charging reading fees.

4/1 Publi¢ 5ervice announcement: while we we feel for the presses caught up in the SPD implosion, you're better off w/ Asterism.

4/1 : The psychic surgeon assists by Zebulon House is in the house!

3/31 : Peter Markus will be teaching an "Everyday Objects, Luminous Things" workshop this summer
(6/23—8/18), here's more details or contact us to sign up.

3/23—3/31 @ Bushel in Delhi, NY : sound/image exhibition for Michael Peters' O Kind Vel’d Sparrow, an extension of the overarching Vaast Bin project.

3/27 : Calamari reissues of Endorsed by Jack Chapeau 2 an even greater extent by Ted Pelton + Cartilage and Skin by Michael James Rizza are now available.

3/24 : Titles discounted on Asterism to free up inventory: No Moon, The Luminol Reels, Ark Codex ±0, Marsupial, The Revisionist, Land of the Snow Men + The Singing Fish.

3/15 : new from Calamari—The Moons: Fire Rooster to Earth Dog by Yuxin Zhao.

3/8 : cover/description of The psychic surgeon assists by Zebulon House (forthcoming April 1) to wet your beak. Anyone interested in an ARC let us know.

3/5 : we added a 10-book omakase-style option to our direct select bundles, 10 pieces of Calamari for $50.

3/1 : Skewed inkLing of what's coming down the pike 4 Calamari on 5cense.

2/24 Calamari Archive announces the publication of 2-byte βeta Ei8ht ½-Loopƨ.

2/15 : Starcherone Books is back! 23 out-of-print books by Michael Joyce, Steven Hendricks, Aimee Parkison, Jonathan Callahan, Steve Katz, Kent Johnson, Blake Butler & Lily Hoang, Stacey Levine, Sarah Falkner, Raymond Federman, Leslie Scalapino, Donald Breckenridge, Joshua Harmon, Jeffrey DeShell, Harold Jaffe, Sara Greenslit, Peter Conners, Nina Shope, Kenneth Bernard, Aimee Parkison + Nicolette de Csipkay are now available through Calamari + there's more to come. Special thanks to Ted Pelton.

2/13 : Calamari is pleased to announce the re-release of New New Animals by Nick Francis Potter, revised + expanded w/ 2 additional pieces.

1/31 : zzz ><((°> XX (the Sleepingfish 20th anniversary issue), is here.

1/25 : even though we typically only announce things as they happen (not when/if they will happen), we hint at what's in the hopper on 5cense.

1/14 : Ↄalamari's annual state of the union address.

1/8 : For its 10th birthday/2nd printing, we redesigned Brandon Hobson's Deep Ellum with a new cover (+ it's available internationally on Amazon).

1/7 : cover + description of The Moons by Yuxin Zhao (forthcoming in March). Anyone interested in an ARC let us know.

1/3/2024 : Michael Salu's Red Earth is now available in digital (PDF) format.

12/30/2023 : year-end summary on 5cense.

12/29 : Math Class + Summertime in the Emergency Room make Jesi Bender's 2023 list of weirdo books.

12/15 : Calamari Archive published its 1st 3 chapbooks 20 years ago today in December of 2003.

12/8 : Michael Salu launched Red Earth in London at Peckham Levels + also read at the British Library on 12/5.

12/5 : Blake Butler launched his new memoir, Molly, at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.

11/24 : Our Direct Select bundles make good gifts—from any 2 for $25, to 8 titles for $50.

11/20 : TiME5 EDiT is now available on all the usual streaming + download services.

11/18 : The latest Beyond the Zero podcast features Michael Salu.

11/17 : we got vinyl for Sound Furies' TiME5 EDiT quicker than expected, so were dropping it early, today in fact!

11/8 : an apology to Subito authors as to why we had to pull your books.

10/30 : Last call, we're considering Sleepingfish submissions for another 2 weeks, until 11/15.

10/30 : Sound Furies posted the video, lyrics + liner notes for «Rea⅃-2-ЯeeL» on 5cense, so that makes all of side 2 of TiME5 ƎĐiT.

10/28 : Thrilled to announce that we'll be publishing The Moons by Yuxin Zhao, shooting for March 2024.

10/19 : Kelly Krumrie interviewed in Full Stop: part i + part ii.

10/17: «What Lies Beyond the Red Earth?» (prologue to Michael Salu's Red Earth) in The Paris Review.

10/16: Michael Salu's Red Earth has landed!

10/14 : Michael Salu launched Red Earth in Berlin at Gropius Bau, in a one-off performance (per set to "coalesce sound, words, image and space into a multi-sensual choreography on selfhood, grief and loss meshing towards nonhuman perspectives".

10/13 : The Center for Fiction is hosting a reading group on the influence of Gordon Lish + the 1st book being discussed (on 10/23) is Stories in the Worst Way by Garielle Lutz. Register here.

10/6 : Sound Furies will be previewing tracks ~weekly from their forthcoming album TiME'5 ƎĐiT, starting w/ the closer («Weathermen Waltz») + working backwords.

10/1 : Ↄalamari Arɔhive was at the Brooklyn Book Festival sharing a booth w/ Black Sun Lit, Black Square Editions + Ellipsis Press.

9/8 : David Nutt + Beth Steidle + read in Mark De Silva's backyard in Brooklyn along w/ 3 Ellipsis Press authors.

9/6 : Michael Salu launched the comprehensive Red Earth Project site (for which the book is the source code for).

8/19 : an attempt 2 communic8 w/ the ghost of Kamau Brathwaite.

8/9 : book trailer/teaser for Michael Salu's Red Earth
+ also a blurb from John Freeman.

8/1 : Not only are the Subito Press books now available w/ our Direct Select bundles, but you can also include an advanced copy of Michael Salu's Red Earth in your selection.

7/22 : if any 1 purchased a kindle ebook of David Ohle's Motorman from Amazon, U were duped, request a refund... this was an unauthorized counterfeit + the royalties are going to a scam artist, not the real artist, David Ohle. If U show us proof of refund, we'll send U a free PDF version, in the format it was intended to be read.

7/16 : Revisiting back issues of Sleepingfish from the new Ↄalamari HQ.

7/ 9 : Ↄalamari Arɔhive had a return-to-NYC party @ Bar Great Harry in Brooklyn, also to celebrate the launch of 1/ 4 i am ĐNA + other books + albums released during the pandemic that never had a proper launch party.

7/7 : The SFUltra podcast is devoting the entire month to David Ohle. Just in time, as Motorman is now available as POD, so INTL customers can now get Motorman on Amazon in their country w/o paying crazy shipping fees. Sleepingfish 8 + Robert Lopez's Part of the Wold are also now available worldwide as Amazon POD.

6/30 : a print-on-demand addendum to our indie press nuts + bolts post on 5cense. For starters, Good, Brother + The Revisionist are available as POD, which means international customers can get these on Amazon in their countries w/o having to pay INTL shipping. Other titles to follow.

6/30 : 1/ 4 i am ĐNA dropped.

6/27 : We have copies of Michael Salu's Red Earth in the house! Contact us if interested in an ARC.

6/25 : New post on our 5cense blog: "The Great [PANK] Swindle: how We Intend To Cause Havoc by pissing in the tip jar," wherein we also the announce the news that Ↄalamari will be fostering Subito Press books, to help bring those 37 books back into circulation.

6/23 : Ↄalamari Arɔhive is pleased to announce it will be reissuing Laura Ellen Joyce's Museum of Atheism.

6/22 : excerpt from “Little Bee's Kindergarten” by Yuxin Zhao in Sleepingfish 2020+ ≠ 404. That wraps up this online iteration of Sleepingfish, we're now reading submissions for a 20th anniversary print issue.

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The psychic surgeon assists
Zebulon House

Endorsed by Jack Chapeau 2
Ted Pelton

Cartilage and Skin
Michael James Rizza

The Moons: Fire Rooster to Earth Dog
Yuxin Zhao

2-byte βeta Ei8ht ½-Loopƨ
1-wing 2can, et al


New New Animals: Revised & Expanded
Nick Francis Potter

Sleepingfish XX

Sound ƒuries

Red Earth
Michael Salu

1/ 4 i am ĐNA
in8 iĐ


James Belflower + Matthew Klane

Math Class
Kelly Krumrie

Summertime in the Emergency Room
David Nutt

Sound ƒuries


Herd of Birds
Sound ƒuries

4ier X-forms
No One

Textiloma; or, The Postmodern Epimetheus
anon I'm us

Sleepingƒish XIV (mixtape)

the unheard tapes
unknown artist

A Raft Manifest

The Red Barn
Nat Baldwin

J'Lyn Chapman

The Gotham Grammarian
Gary Lutz

Julie Reverb

Chaulky White

The Luminol Reels
Laura Ellen Joyce

The Blast
David Ohle

The City Moon (archived online)

The Static Herd
by Beth Steidle

Travel Notes (From here—to there)
Stanley Crawford

Deep Ellum
Brandon Hobson

Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me
Elizabeth Mikesch

The Becoming

Sleepingfish 12

The History of Luminous Motion

Scott Bradfield

{ untitled : under the auspices }
sturnus vulgaris

Ark Codex ±0

Sister Stop Breathing

Chiara Barzini

Gary Lutz

A Mortal Affect
Vincent Standley

Boons & The Camp
David Ohle

Blake Butler


David Ohle

Stories in the Worst Way
Gary Lutz

Part of the World
Robert Lopez

The Revisionist
Miranda Mellis

Good, Brother
Peter Markus


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