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What makes a work unpublishable? Ubu Web invites 50 authors to answer this question.

Read a conversation over stolen food by John Cotner and Andy Fitch, a handwritten letter to her father by a young Mary Jo Bang, Christian Bok’s proposal for nanoscopic poems,some language dissolutons that end in a review of Lou Reed by Alan Licht, and lots lots more.

The web is a perfect place to test the limits of unpublishability. With no printing, design or distribution costs, we are free to explore that which would never have been feasible, economically and aesthetically. While this exercise began as an exploration and provocation, the resultant texts are unusually rich; what we once considered to be our trash may, after all, turn out to be our greatest treasure.

Craft Notes / 4 Comments
March 15th, 2010 / 1:54 pm


“What a Wonderful World”: a guest post by Reynard Seifert


It all started when my girlfriend read this East Bay Express review:



June 9th, 2009 / 7:22 pm