Words for Worlds Upended

  • poetry chapbook
    published by Guillemot Press
    Falmouth, UK: October 2020
  • illustrated by Antonia Glücksman
  • read a review in Sphinx

  • This is a Picture of Wind

    This is a Picture of Wind

  • poetry collection
    published by Longbarrow Press
    Sheffield, UK: June 2020
  • featuring an introduction by Johanna Drucker, and a poetic afterword by Vahni Capildeo
  • read a review by Alison Scott
  • listed in SPAM PressDeep Cuts 2020
  • listed in The Guardian's Best Poetry Pooks of 2020

  • cover_ageneralhistoryoftheair

    A General History of the Air

  • single-poem chapbook
    published by above/ground press
    Ottawa, Canada, March 2020
  • read a review by Stan Rogal

  • An Ocean of static

    An Ocean of Static

  • poetry collection
    published by Penned in the Margins
    London, UK: 2018
  • Highly Commended by the Forward Prizes 2018
  • Launched at The British Library, London, 27 April 2018
  • Presented at:
    Cúirt International Festival of Literature, April 2018
    Edinburgh International Book Festival, August 2018
  • Download a sample (PDF)
  • Listen to an excerpt on Culture File, LryicFM
  • Interview:
    J.R. Carpenter talks to Elle Eccles about translation, migration, and variance in her newest poetry collection An Ocean of Static
  • Reviews and more information about An Ocean of Static
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  • The Gathering Cloud

    The Gathering Cloud

  • media / art / history / science / essay
    published by Uniformbooks
    Axminster, UK: 2017
  • featuring a foreword by Jussi Parikka and a poetic afterword by Lisa Robertson
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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
  • Review of The Gathering Cloud, by Brian Lewis
    Longbarrow, 31 May 2018
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  • a collection of code narratives
    published by TRAUMAWIEN
    Vienna, 2010
  • more Information about GENERATION[S]
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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
  • more information about Words the Dog Knows

  • Mini-Books & Zines

  • I have been making mini-books and zines since 1992. I have yet to develop an online distribution 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:
    Let’s 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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