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A home for translations of contemporary French poetry, La Presse has put out some sensational books over the last few years and we're very excited to be offering them at a steep discount. Below you'll find our entire catalog of La Presse titles priced to move at 40% off! Drawing on history, music, imagery and language, there's certain to be something for everyone in the titles listed below.
Each is 40% off with promo code LAPRESSE!



Sleep preceded by Saying Poetry
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Sleep preceded by Saying Poetry

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. Essay. Translated from the French by Matthew B. Smith. SAYING POETRY is a pensive, speculative essay about the nature of poetry and is followed by an intricate, delicate, and interwoven poem about sleep that turns around...

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Joan Darc
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Joan Darc

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Cynthia Hogue and Sylvain Gallais. Scuffing up the surface of history by scuffing up that of language, Nathalie Quintane manages to get at the myth of Joan of Arc from the inside, turning it from myth to immedia...

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See About
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See About

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Andrew Zawacki. In eight sections of eight poems each, Sébastien Smirou's SEE ABOUT constructs an eccentric menagerie—from grand lion to glow worm—that intertwines animal and human subjectivity. Poised between n...

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Proustiennes
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Proustiennes

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Brian Evenson. PROUSTIENNES takes its lead from Erik Satie's Gnossiennes—each is a light, lively, take on some aspect of Proust's oeuvre. It touches lightly on asparagus, and equally lightly on the Dreyfus Affai...

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Monospace
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Monospace

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Emma Ramadan. MONOSPACE is a project driven by a single question: "How can we garden space into existence?" First you have to draw a garden. And, of course, so many arts come together to make a garden. And so ma...

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Seven String Quartets
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Seven String Quartets

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Matthew B. Smith. Frédéric Forte's brief and fleeting poems in SEVEN STRING QUARTETS borrow the structure and arrangement of the string quartet, but rather than performing in concert, they keep tuning up their i...

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The L Notebook
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The L Notebook

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Eleni Sikelianos. Sabine Macher's long poem performs an archeology of sensation with particular attention to the body and modes of perception between the five senses. Macher negotiates the particulars of a "here...

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Night and Day
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Night and Day

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Kate Campbell. Each poem begins with an epigraph that distills a subject and then goes on to elaborate, extrapolate, complicate. Each poem reverses "communication"; pushes meaning from one image to the next, tak...

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Present Participle
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Present Participle

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Sarah Riggs and Ellen LeBlond-Schrader. In a dozen taut sequences, the book explores metaphorical and actual prisons and revolutions through references to political captivity, torture, and despotism as well as p...

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flirt formula
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flirt formula

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Jean-Jacques Poucel. The poems go two by two across facing pages, where they press against each other, connect, and go forth in a tremulous manifesto. The result is a syntactical vertigo poised above nothingness...

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A Woman with Several Lives
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A Woman with Several Lives

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Norma Cole. From one of America's finest experimental poets, this translation of a contemplation of the life of Lorine Niedecker, a stellar American poet of the mid-twentieth century. This work stands as a monum...

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The Whole of Poetry Is Preposition
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The Whole of Poetry Is Preposition

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Keith Waldrop. An aphoristic complement to Royet-Journoud's recent book THEORY OF PREPOSITIONS, this collection of propositions manages to be simultaneously provocative and contemplative. The evocation of the pr...

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Conditions of Light
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Conditions of Light

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Jean-Jacques Poucel. Putting unprecedented pressure on the line break, Emmanuel Hocquard's obliquely interlaced poetic series cracks open the facade of language to let a little light through--the glimmers are be...

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Exchanges on Light
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Exchanges on Light

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Eleni Sikelianos. "Six voices dialogue across centuries. Their delightful--and delightfully translated--exchanges range through philosophers, poets, and scientists as far apart as Aristotle and Lord Kelvin. As t...

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Heliotropes
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Heliotropes

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated by Sarah O'Brien. The role of proper names and their power over both named and namer is a subject Sekiguchi has addressed in her critical work. Now she returns to the theme in these poetic prose blocks. Set in a Portuguese botanic...

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It
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It

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Peter Consenstein. In French, 'il,' the third person masculine singular pronoun, can also have no gender at all: il pleut means 'it's raining.' In Dominique Fourcade's IL, 'il' means 'it'--but not exactly. Gende...

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Wolftrot
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Wolftrot

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Sarah Riggs and Omar Barrada. In WOLFTROT, Marie Borel turns the eternal metaphor of the sea voyage on its ear: here, the fleet is literal, and they're literally (and literarily) lost. Aficionado of pun and doub...

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Theory of Prepositions
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Theory of Prepositions

Fence Books/La Presse

Poetry. Translated from the French by Keith Waldrop. This is the first title from La Presse, a new imprint of Fence Books publishing contemporary experimental French poetry in English translation. Publishing two new titles a year, the imprint will e...

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