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
    editor's pick for the Saboteur Awards 2017
    shortlisted for the Turn on Literature Prize
    shortlisted for the Robert Coover Prize 2017
  • Review of The Gathering Cloud, by Mary Paterson
    Furtherfield, 22 June 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, Lapusu 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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