The Gathering Cloud

An Ocean of Static

  • poetry
    published by Penned in the Margins
    London, UK: 2018
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    The British Library
    96 Euston Road, London
    27 April 2018, 7:30 PM
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  • The Gathering Cloud

    The Gathering Cloud

  • media / art / history / science / essay
    published by Uniformbooks
    Axminster, UK: 2017
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    winner of the New Media Writing Prize 2016
    editor's pick for the Saboteur Awards 2017
    shortlisted for the Turn on Literature Prize
  • shortlisted for The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature 2017
  • Review of The Gathering Cloud, by Mary Paterson
    Furtherfield, 22 June 2017
  • Review of The Gathering Cloud, by Jan Baetens
    Cultural Studies Leuven, 14 August 2017
  • Review of The Gathering Cloud, by Ryan Ormonde
    Sabotage Reviews, 6 November 2017
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  • a collection of code narratives
    published by TRAUMAWIEN
    Vienna, 2010
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  • Words the Dog Knows

    Words the Dog Knows

  • a novel
  • winner of the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book 2008
    published by Conundrum Press
    Montreal, 2008
    excerpted in Geist #71, Winter 2008-2009
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  • Mini-Books & Zines

  • I have been making mini-books and zines since 1992. I have yet to develop an online distrobution system for them. I aim to address this issue one day. In the meantime, more information about these works can be found in the following articles:
    Letís Get Small: On Loving Miniature Books, Nora Maynard, Ploughshares, 2013
    The Evolution of the Mini-Book, J. R. Carpenter, Lapsus Linguae, 2007
  • Comprehensive archives of my mini-books & zines are held at The Banff Centre Paul D. Fleck Library and Archives and The Annapolis Valley Zine Library, in Nova Scotia.

    minibooks by J. R. Carpenter

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