& the second of two for today, this day, August 13, our last day of summer, not really: Transister / Identity Colleges by j/j hastain and Noel Black. Say Hello to Your Last Chapbook! 2014, No. 5. The fifth of five books produced in the last three months.

Transister / Identity Colleges is another single-spine dos-a-dos book, featuring brand new work from both authors—some individual pieces written to common themes, and one directly collaborative poem called “Pinky Swear.”

From the colophon(s):

This book was made for a reading by Noel Black and j/j hastain, the fifth in the 2014 Say Hello to Your Last Poem! series, on August 9, 2014 in Manitou Springs, CO. Many hands and hearts participated, with the reading series and this book: Marina Eckler, Noel Black, Corie Cole and Aaron Cohick. […]

The covers were printed using a combination of letterpress printed lead type, chipboard and vinyl collagraphs, and digitally printed photographic images. The text pages were laser printed. All of the photographs forming the title lettering are by j/j hastain. The paper is from the French Paper Company, made with recycled content and hydroelectric power. Title lettering design by NewLights. 100 copies were made […]

About the authors:

j/j hastain is a collaborator, writer and maker of things. j/j performs ceremonial gore. Chasing and courting the animate and potentially enlivening decay that exists between seer and singer, j/j, simply, hopes to make the god/dess of stone moan and nod deeply through the waxing and waning seasons of the moon.

Noel Black is the author of La Goon, Furniture Press Books, 2014; Uselysses, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2011 and the publisher of The New Heave-Ho, a new .pdf press at thenewheaveho.blogspot.com. With Corie Cole, Marina Eckler and Aaron Cohick, he's the co-host of the Say Hello to Your Last Poem! Reading Series in Colorado Springs.

Transister / Identity Colleges
Say Hello to Your Last Chapbook! 2014, No. 5
Poems by j/j hastain & Noel Black
32 pages, saddle stapled dos-a-dos
7” x 5.25” (closed)
Laser printed interior, laser and letterpress (collagraph & lead type) cover
Edition of 100
$8 (plus shipping)

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