To mark the launch of Phasm Press, we are happy to announce the release The Annual, edited by Allan Graubard and Paul McRandle and designed by Kirstin Chappell. Featuring collaborations and works by 23 artists and writers, The Annual includes individually printed artwork, poems, writing, and photographs, along with elements added by hand. This edition is limited to 50 copies of which a very small number remain. For information about purchasing, please contact paul at phasmpress dot com.
Sirenes is a collaboration between the poet Allan Graubard and the artist Gregg Simpson. Allan Graubard notes that the title came about at an exhibition when he heard a fire engine snaking through the walls and realized that that was the theme for this collaboration. Poetry, art, and event twine in this sinuous flow of images.
Sirenes is published in a hand-bound limited edition of 25, each with a silk shroud knotted with an iridescent bead and a wax artifact (“headphones”) infused with frankincense.
Allan Graubard's poems, plays and texts include And tell tulip the summer, Targets, Invisible Heads: Surrealists in North America. His plays have premiered in New York; Washington DC; Lafayette, Louisiana; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Sibiu, Romania; and in Modena and Lugo, Italy. He lives in New York with his wife, Carolyn McGee.
Born in Ottawa in 1947, Bowen Island artist, Gregg Simpson, has been active in visual art, music, and multi-media performances since the mid-1960s. His work has been exhibited and published in museums and galleries in Canada, the U.S., Italy, France, England, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Chile and Australia.