Thinking about what the book is, for me, is also thinking about what a publication is, what it means to publish, that is, to deem a work as finished and complete and whole, to then prepare the work to be seen by others, to then share that work with others in some bound or unbound form. The book, then, has something to do with access and accessibility, with readers and readership, with the relationship and traversed distance between a writer’s hand and reader’s eye. The book, then, is the physical manifestation of a relationship between a writer and a reader.
Janice Lee is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013), Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2016). She writes about the filmic long take, slowness, interspecies communication, the apocalypse, and asks the question, how do we hold space open while maintaining intimacy? She is Founder & Executive Editor of Entropy, Co-Publisher at Civil Coping Mechanisms, and Contributing Editor at Fanzine. After living for over 30 years in California, she recently moved from Los Angeles to Portland, Oregon where she is an Assistant Professor of Fiction at Portland State University.