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Upcoming on 12/8 : Michael Salu will be launching Red Earth in London at Peckham Levels + will also be reading at the British Library on 12/5.

Upcoming on 12/5 : Blake Butler will be launching his new memoir, Molly, at Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.


11/24 : Our Direct Select bundles make good gifts—from any 2 for $25, to 8 titles for $50.

11/20 : TiME5 EDiT is now available on all the usual streaming + download services.

11/18 : The latest Beyond the Zero podcast features Michael Salu.

11/17 : we got vinyl for Sound Furies' TiME5 EDiT quicker than expected, so were dropping it early, today in fact!

11/8 : an apology to Subito authors as to why we had to pull your books.

10/30 : Last call, we're considering Sleepingfish submissions for another 2 weeks, until 11/15.

10/30 : Sound Furies posted the video, lyrics + liner notes for «Rea⅃-2-ЯeeL» on 5cense, so that makes all of side 2 of TiME5 ƎĐiT.

10/28 : Thrilled to announce that we'll be publishing The Moons by Yuxin Zhao, shooting for March 2024.

10/19 : Kelly Krumrie interviewed in Full Stop: part i + part ii.

10/17: «What Lies Beyond the Red Earth?» (prologue to Michael Salu's Red Earth) in The Paris Review.

10/16: Michael Salu's Red Earth has landed!

10/14 : Michael Salu launched Red Earth in Berlin at Gropius Bau, in a one-off performance (per set to "coalesce sound, words, image and space into a multi-sensual choreography on selfhood, grief and loss meshing towards nonhuman perspectives".

10/13 : The Center for Fiction is hosting a reading group on the influence of Gordon Lish + the 1st book being discussed (on 10/23) is Stories in the Worst Way by Garielle Lutz. Register here.

10/6 : Sound Furies will be previewing tracks ~weekly from their forthcoming album TiME'5 ƎĐiT, starting w/ the closer («Weathermen Waltz») + working backwords.

10/1 : Ↄalamari Arɔhive was at the Brooklyn Book Festival sharing a booth w/ Black Sun Lit, Black Square Editions + Ellipsis Press.

9/8 : David Nutt + Beth Steidle + read in Mark De Silva's backyard in Brooklyn along w/ 3 Ellipsis Press authors.

9/6 : Michael Salu launched the comprehensive Red Earth Project site (for which the book is the source code for).

8/19 : an attempt 2 communic8 w/ the ghost of Kamau Brathwaite.

8/9 : book trailer/teaser for Michael Salu's Red Earth
+ also a blurb from John Freeman.

8/1 : Not only are the Subito Press books now available w/ our Direct Select bundles, but you can also include an advanced copy of Michael Salu's Red Earth in your selection.

7/31: Subito Press books are in the House! Come + get 'em.

7/22 : if any 1 purchased a kindle ebook of David Ohle's Motorman from Amazon, U were duped, request a refund... this was an unauthorized counterfeit + the royalties are going to a scam artist, not the real artist, David Ohle. If U show us proof of refund, we'll send U a free PDF version, in the format it was intended to be read.

7/16 : Revisiting back issues of Sleepingfish from the new Ↄalamari HQ.

7/ 9 : Ↄalamari Arɔhive had a return-to-NYC party @ Bar Great Harry in Brooklyn, also to celebrate the launch of 1/ 4 i am ĐNA + other books + albums released during the pandemic that never had a proper launch party.

7/7 : The SFUltra podcast is devoting the entire month to David Ohle. Just in time, as Motorman is now available as POD, so INTL customers can now get Motorman on Amazon in their country w/o paying crazy shipping fees. Sleepingfish 8 + Robert Lopez's Part of the Wold are also now available worldwide as Amazon POD.

6/30 : a print-on-demand addendum to our indie press nuts + bolts post on 5cense. For starters, Good, Brother + The Revisionist are available as POD, which means international customers can get these on Amazon in their countries w/o having to pay INTL shipping. Other titles to follow.

6/30 : 1/ 4 i am ĐNA dropped.

6/27 : We have copies of Michael Salu's Red Earth in the house! Contact us if interested in an ARC.

6/25 : New post on our 5cense blog: "The Great [PANK] Swindle: how We Intend To Cause Havoc by pissing in the tip jar," wherein we also the announce the news that Ↄalamari will be fostering Subito Press books, to help bring those 37 books back into circulation.

6/23 : Ↄalamari Arɔhive is pleased to announce it will be reissuing Laura Ellen Joyce's Museum of Atheism.

6/22 : excerpt from “Little Bee's Kindergarten” by Yuxin Zhao in Sleepingfish 2020+ ≠ 404. That wraps up this online iteration of Sleepingfish, we're now reading submissions for a 20th anniversary print issue.

6/21 : Kelly Krumrie's Math Class was a finalist for the 2022 Big Other Book Award for Fiction.

6/14 : new work by Elizabeth Mikesch in Sleepingfish.

6/12 : sneak peek at the cover + description of the forthcoming Red Earth by Michael Salu. Those interested in an ARC contact us.

6/11 : anyone that gets a copy of Genesis direct from Ↄalamari can choose another title free, just let us know which one.

6/1 : after a decade or 2 incommunicado (not on social media), Ↄalamari enters 21st century + has a mailing list... sign up for occasional (~monthly) news about releases, events, etc.

5/25 : Ↄalamari HQ back in NYↃ!

5/11 : Sai Pradhan's "Composition" is up on Sleepingfish.

4/28 : the "source code" for Michael Salu's Red Earth arrived at Ↄalamari Arɔhive HQ.

4/25 : posted Insurance by Michael Salu on Sleepingfish. Also thrilled to announce Calamari will be publishing Salu's Red Earth, stay tuned.

4/16 : Prologue to Crux by Jesi Bender up on Sleepingfish.

4/9 : opening sequence from 1/ 4 i am ĐNA up on Sleepingfish.

4/8 : cover reveal 4 the 4th-coming 1/ 4 i am ĐNA.

4/6 : new work by Zebulon House on Sleepingfish.

4/1 : the self-authored Genesis is born to the world.

3/23 : sneak listen to "Air," from the forthcoming Sound Furies album Time's Edit.

3/22 : "for when she’d a thing" by phi!ip james shaw up on Sleepingfish.

3/9 : Ↄalamari dropped SPD + is now being distributed by Asterism, here's why.

2/24 : Ↄalamari arↄHive financial summary for 2022.

2/24 : And Why Not? by Addison Zeller up on Sleepingfish.

2/9 : David Nutt in conversation w/ Gina Nutt in Southwest Review.

2/5 : We have imperfect copies of Genesis available in advance.

2/2 : Next up for Calamari, Genesis, a self-authored found text. The book will be available 4/1/2023. in the meantime, here's the opening excerpt.

1/31 : David Nutt's book notes/playlist for Summertime in the Emergency Room on Largehearted Boy.

1/18 : Kelly Krumrie's Math Class is now available as a digital book (PDF).

1/16 : "Griefers" by David Nutt is up on Juked.

1/14 : David Nutt's Summertime in the Emergency Room is now available as a digital book (PDF).

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Sound ƒuries

Red Earth
Michael Salu

1/ 4 i am ĐNA
in8 iĐ


James Belflower + Matthew Klane

Math Class
Kelly Krumrie

Summertime in the Emergency Room
David Nutt

Sound ƒuries


Herd of Birds
Sound ƒuries

4ier X-forms
No One

Textiloma; or, The Postmodern Epimetheus
anon I'm us

Sleepingƒish XIV (mixtape)

the unheard tapes
unknown artist

A Raft Manifest

The Red Barn
Nat Baldwin

J'Lyn Chapman

The Gotham Grammarian
Gary Lutz

Julie Reverb

Chaulky White

The Luminol Reels
Laura Ellen Joyce

The Blast
David Ohle

The City Moon (archived online)

The Static Herd
by Beth Steidle

Travel Notes (From here—to there)
Stanley Crawford

Deep Ellum
Brandon Hobson

Niceties: Aural Ardor, Pardon Me
Elizabeth Mikesch

The Becoming

Sleepingfish 12

The History of Luminous Motion

Scott Bradfield

{ untitled : under the auspices }
sturnus vulgaris

Ark Codex ±0

Sister Stop Breathing

Chiara Barzini

Gary Lutz

A Mortal Affect
Vincent Standley

Boons & The Camp
David Ohle

Blake Butler


David Ohle

Stories in the Worst Way
Gary Lutz

Part of the World
Robert Lopez

The Revisionist
Miranda Mellis

Good, Brother
Peter Markus


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