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11/24 : excerpt from The Racket is Unbelievable by Maxwell Rabb on Sleepingfish.

11/21 : sneak peek at the cover + a track from the forthcoming (early 2023) Sound Furies album, Time's Edit.

To support the launch of Hist, Matthew Klane + James Belflower gave a host of readings/performances: 10/22 @ Unnameable in Amherst, MA, 10/29 @ Salon Salvage in Troy, NY (w/ Michael Peters + Kelly Krumrie), 11/16 @ PO Box in Chicago, 11/17 @ PS1 in Iowa City (w/ Danika Stegeman Lemay + India Johnson) + 11/19 in Minneapolis.

10/27 : Then Then Then (an excerpt) by Scott Daughtridge DeMer up on Sleepingfish.

10/27 : overhauling dispatch/status update on 5cense regarding upcoming projects.

10/1—10/15: Michael Peters had a sound-image installation @ Community Arts Network of Oneonta, NY

9/22 : Math Class reviewed in Full Stop.

9/1 : HIST by James Belflower + Matthew Klane officially streets.

8//29 : Jesi Buell reviews HIST in Exactling Clam.

8/22 : the newest piece up on Sleepingfish was generated using GPT·3 artificial intelligence.

(8/9 : Psst, HIST is available now if you get it from SPD or direct from Calamari.)

8/1 : book trailer + cover for the forthcoming HIST by James Belflower + Matthew Klane.

7/29 : new on Sleepingfish: «Exercises in Plebs Urbana Pdf Drill (An Excerpt)»

7/8 : Math Class = #7 for June on SPD Fiction bestseller list.

6/30 : Kelly Krumrie read @ Georgia art space in Denver.

6/28 : Calamari is going on a 6-month sabbatical (but still fulfilling orders), follow our exploits (or rather, Yours, since iT's written in 2nd person) on 5cense.

6/26 : (Untitled 1969) by Michel Vachey (translated by S. C. Delaney + Agnès Potier) up on Sleepingfish.

6/22 : Kelly Krumrie's playlist for Math Class on Largehearted Boy.

6/4 : Kelly Krumrie launched Math Class @ Pilsen Community Books in Chicago.

5/27 : Kelly Krumrie's Math Class is available now if you get it direct, or from SPD.

Nat Baldwin released an audio version of The Red Barn (w/ accompanying double-bass) on his cassette label Tripticks Tapes + did some readings in the NE to support the release, 5/14 in Winooski, VT @ Waking Windows Festival, 5/15 in Greenfield MA (the offiicial tape release show, w/ music) @ 10 Forward + 5/19 in Keene NH @ The Thing In the Spring Fest (w/ music on the 20th).

5/11 : The Magic Mountain by Budokan Boys (video directed by Tomek Popakul) is up on Sleepingfish.

5/9 : Robert Lopez is launching a new book—A Better Class of People—tomorrow @ Greenlight books.

5/6 : sneak peek @ cover of Hist by Matthew Klane + James Belflower, which we sent to the printer today.

5/5 : David Nutt launched Summertime in the Emergency Room in Ithaca, NY.

5/3 : Geschichten der übelsten Sorte, the German translation (by Christophe Fricker) of Garielle Lutz's Stories in the Worst Way is available thru Weissbooks.

5/2 : Arbuscules I-V by Morphic Rooms up on Sleepingfish.

5/1 : David Nutt's Summertime in the Emergency Room officially hits the streets!

4/30 : happy 57th B-day 2 Chaulky White, co-author of Textiloma

4/27 : why we quit Twitter, drinking + daily TV

4/26 : Nat Baldwin's The Red Barn is now available on cassette. There's a review of it on Which Sinfonia.

4/18 : updated our 52 desert island books.

4/17 : new on Sleepingfish: excerpt from Tractatus by Róbert Gál (trans. from the Slovak by David Short).

4/16 : added more bundles to our direↄt seleↄt options, any 5 of your choice for $40, 8 for $50, or omikase style where u pick 1 + we pick 7, for $45.

4/4 : Free the bytes! If u purchase (or purchased) any analog media from Calamari Archive we'll give u anything digital (PDF dbook, MP3 album) free, just add note to paypal or DM/email us which 1 u want.

3/24 : sneak peek @ cover + blurbs for Math Class by Kelly Krumrie (forthcoming 6/15).

3/10 : New on Sleepingfish: «The Rescue of Hist» by Matthew Klane + James Belflower (an excerpt from the forthcoming Hist).

3/4 : thrilled to announce that we'll be publishing Hist, a text/image collaboration by Matthew Klane + James Belflower. Here's an excerpt recently published in Diagram.

3/3 : «Jo considers water’s fractions» (excerpt from Math Class) by Kelly Krumrie up on Sleepingfish.

2/20 : reached post #999 on 5cense... if we published it as a paper-based book it would be 21,087 pages.

2/8 : Ↄalamari Arɔhive earnings report for 2021.

2/5 : the entirety of 3rd BED issue 1 was scanned + posted in Sleepingfish.

2/4 : transcribed journals from 2007 so now 5cense is complete, our entire life online, the being f.k.a. Derek White has become completely anonymous + posthumun.

2/1 : the state of Calamari Archive in 2006 NYC, the year we were litteruley hemorrhaging @ the seams but managed to publish 5 books on top of soul-sucking dayjobs.

1/25 : journal entries from when we launched Calamari Archive posted on 5cense.

1/24 : thoughtful review of Tributaries by BeachSloth.

1/24 : «Beatrice and Bone» by David Nutt up on Sleepingfish.

1/15 : «My Brief Marriage with Raúl» by Joe Aguilar up on Sleepingfish.

1/8 : «Cul de Sac» by Will VanDenBerg up on Sleepingfish.

1/6 : archived our emails from Gian.

1/4/2022 : rebranded 5cense + finished archiving journals from 2000-2001.

12/24 : for their 25th anniversary (as a couple) Sound Furies announce Tributaries, a double album w/ 25 streams, each a tribute to a river.

12/18 : New on Sleepingfish—«Compliance»—a fictional epistolary ekphrasis collaboration by Amy Bassin + Mark Blickley.

12/17 : Tributary #2 = «Niger».

12/10 : Tributary #3 = «Columbia», only 2 trax 2 go b4 all of Tributaries is released.

12/8 : Double feature up on Sleepingfish: «Be Seated» by Michael Martone + «The Skater» by Paul Maliszewski.

12/3 : Tributary #4 = «Dungeness».

11/26 : Tributary #5 of 25 = «Pishon».

11/19 : Tributary #6 = «Gambia».

11/15 : 3 pieces by Meg Tuite up on Sleepingfish.

11/12 : Tributary #7 = «Congo».

11/5 : Track #8 off the forthcoming Tributaries album—«Ayung»—yet another river that runs regardless of us.

11/3 : portfolio of Bologna street art posted on Sleepingfish.

10/29 : finished flâneuring every street of Bologna for our perambulating porticos project.

10/29 : tributary #9 = «Oceanus».

10/22 : Sound Furies tribuatary #10 = «East» + last week's tributary was «Piscataqua».

10/8 : this week's river Sound Furies pay tribute to is «Sandy», a tributary of the Columbia.

10/1 : Stream #13 off Tributaries = «Gila-Salt», Sound Furies tribute to Tucson. It's the 1st track on the 2nd disc (if we put it on vinyl) which is now complete if u want to get it for $0+ (it's Bandcamp Friday). 1st disc to follow, 1 stream every Friday until 12/24 when the double album will be complete.

9/30 : Also on the Ↄalamari horizon for early 2022: Summertime in the Emergency Room by David Nutt. Here's one of the stories that appeared in New York Tyrant + another that appeared in Hobart.

9/29 : Ↄalamari is pleased to announce we'll be publishing Math Class by Kelly Krumrie (~early 2022), here's the opening excerpt from Sleepingfish 13.

9/28 : as an addendum to our how2 run an indie press post (sinɔe we forgot to say anything about rights) we posted this «publiɔhing manifesto part 2: ɔopyleft + the rites of writer's rights».

9/24 : Sound Fuires Tributary #14: «Red Nile».

9/16 : «Nimble sustainability: the ins + outs of indie book (+ music) publishing ala Calamari (vs. Tyrant)» on LitBoG.

9/14 : «HomeView» by Pete Stevens up on Sleepingfish.

9/10 : 2 more from Tributaries by Sound Furies: «Snake» + «Rom».

8/27 : «Fishkill» is Sound Furies tributary of the week, w/ artwork by MM.

8/25 : new on Sleepingfish: «Nuclear Forest» + «DreamTown USA» by Cecelia Chapman + Jeff Crouch.

8/20 : «Jordan»: tributary #19 off forthcoming Sound Furies album.

8/14 : Direct Select discount bundles of 2-3 books now available.

8/13 : Tributaries track #20: «Anacostia».

8/7 : "The Bone Home" by David Kuhnlein up on Sleepingfish.

8/6 : Track #21 off Sound Furies' forthcoming Tributaries album: Manú.

8/1 : Finished archiving 1998–1999 on Life in the Blog of Ghosts.

7/30 : Sound Furies Tributary #22 "Sacramento".

7/28 : Reflecting on the journey of Calamari as we transfer the physical archive to Pittsburgh.

7/23 : Sound Furies Tributary #23: "Tiber".

7/16 : Video + liner notes for Sound Furies Tributary #24: "Styx".

7/12 : "Updates for Machines" by Federico Federici up on Sleepingfish.

7/9 : Sound Furies are releasing a track a week for the next 25 weeks from their new album Tributaries, w/ accompanying liner notes on 5cense.

7/3 : After giving away 10,000+ free dbooks during the pandemic, we put a paywall back up for most, sorry, and thanks to every 1 for the interest.

7/2 : "Begin with error," by David Greenspan up on Sleepingfish.

7/2 : Residue by MM/DD/2020 now available as dbook.

6/23 : Calamari Archive is on Twitter.

6/22 : Garielle Lutz has joined us in the Calamari wheelhouse.

6/17 : rubBEing David-Baptiste Chirot in memeorandom.

6/12 : "she: part I" by Leuci Cidae up on Sleepingfish.5/1 : anon I'm us finished 1997 in their retroactive journihilistic archiving on Life in the Blog of Ghosts.

5/1 : anon I'm us finished 1997 in their retroactive journihilistic archiving on Life in the Blog of Ghosts.

5/1 : Residue by MM/DD/2020 is officially released, available thru SPD, Amazon, etc.

4/27 : 2 "Known Aliases" + "The Unquestion" by Red Dust on Sleepingfish.

4/21: Early single from the forthcoming Tributaries album, a tribute to Giancarlo DiTrapano.

4/11: We're releasing Residue a bit early, the first 20 people who order it directly from Calamari will get a free 5" x 7" original print.

4/7 : continued eulogy for G on Life in the Blog of Ghosts.

4/6 : The Believer posted a bunch of tributes to Giancarlo Ditrapano, including ours ("Dude, Where Did I Park My Motorino?").

3/29 : 2 by The Well Witcher in Sleepingfish 2020+.

3/17 : Excerpts from Residue in Heavy Feather Review.

3/14 : Kevin White's art + the Calamari HQ featured in Hyperallergic.

3/11 : The inventor of the cassette (Lou Ottens) has died, in honor we're giving out the unheard tapes for free (just "buy" the digital album for $0+ and provide us w/ your address).

3/3–3/7: In lieu of AWP (which we wouldn't attend anyway) we'll be virtually at the SMOL fair. They're giving out freebies + we'll be extra generous in our package deals (which includes the not-yet released Residue).

3/3 : 2 by Diego Goldstein up on Sleepingfish 2020+.

2/13 : The Clearing by Blair Hooper on Sleepingfish.

1/26 : Sleepingfish 2020+ (≠404) has been seeded w/ recent (post 2020) + forthcoming Calamari works by anon I'm us, No One, Sound ƒuries + MM/DD/2020.

1/25: posted the book trailer for the forthcoming Residue.

1/15/2021: Submissions are now open for Sleepingfish 2020+: "let sleeping fish lie".

1/1/2021: In anticipation of retroactively archiving our entire life online we've rebooted The Daily Noose as Life in the Blog of Ghosts.