Fonograf Editions, a new Portland-based vinyl record-only poetry press that aims to publish two to three spoken word poetry records on vinyl each year, is set for its first release on May 17 with Aloha/irish trees by Eileen Myles. The collection features a total of 36 selected and new poems on two sides. The record itself is clear, and was recorded live:
Live meaning that it encapsulates an experience that every poet is familiar with—an occasional linguistic flub can be heard now and then, as can the sound of the poet clearing her throat, taking a sip of water. “Fuck, this is so hard” is uttered on the first track of Side A.