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Announcing Conflation by Rae Armantrout as the second LP on Fonograf Records

admin—November 14, 2016


Our second poetry LP, Rae Armantrout’s Conflation, will be officially released on December 6. If you buy Conflation directly from Fonograf during the week of December 5-9, you will get the following from Octopus Books:

  • Conflation by Rae Armantrout
  • One free title from Octopus Books (just name the book you want).
  • A broadside of the title poem, Conflation, designed by Drew Swenhaugen
  • A fake Octopus Books tattoo
  • An old book of matches

If you sign up for an Octopus Books membership, you will automatically receive Conflation in your first membership package.

Featuring poems written over the past 15 years, some of them from her recently published collection Partly: New and Selected Poems 2001-2015 (Wesleyan, 2016) and some of them previously unpublished, Rae Armantrout’s Conflation interrogates the difference between texture and tactile; thing unspoken versus thing unseen. The world largely exists in the interstices and Rae Armantrout’s poetry makes that clear.