The book is never ‘the book.’ Every book is one specific stretch of human potential that invites other stretches and others to stretch. The tensions generated between stretches and stretchers is what matters.
Nick Thurston (b. 1982) is the author of two books, one chapbook, one pocketbook, and co-author of two more pocketbooks, the latest of which is being translated into French, German, Italian and Spanish. Since 2006 he has been co-editor of the independent artists’ book publishing imprint information as material (York). Since 2012 he has been on the faculty of the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds. His print and sculptural works are held in public and private collections around Europe, and his bookworks are collected by the V&A (London), Tate (London) and MoMA (New York) amongst other institutions. In early 2015, the Electronic Poetry Center (University of Buffalo and University of Pennsylvania) made the most comprehensive sample archive of his poems, short writings, interviews and book extracts (2006-2014) yet compiled digitally available for free.