The future of literature...

10th Anniversary Subscription Launch Packages The Coming Envelope Moments Cafe Art BookThug Shirts Book Bags
Join the BookThug Nation

Top Section Deleted


The QWERTY Institute (Annual Report) by Angela Szczepaniak

The QWERTY Institute (Annual Report) by Angela Szczepaniak

List Price: $25.00
Price: $21.25

view sample
View a Sample From the Book

Department of Narrative Studies No. 5

Ever wonder what goes on in the secret lives of letters? Surely they don’t just huddle quietly under the covers waiting to be read. This collection of “visual fictions” gives you a rare opportunity to come out of the lexical bushes, drop your quarter into the slot, and watch the typographical peepshow unfold. You’ll be tickled ink as an e reinvents himself with an accent aigu toupee; you’ll be on the edge of your seat as a renowned typographical naturalist hunts an elusive species of giant sea-dwelling fonts; you’ll be heartbroken to discover the sadness of an experimental archivist who is literally reduced to the bureaucratic file that documents his life; yes, you’ll experience a rollercoaster of emotions as the typographical escapades unfurl. The QWERTY Institute: alphabetic antics at their finest.

Watch the BookThug Interview:

A doctoral candidate at the University at Buffalo, Angela Szczepaniak is neck-deep in a dissertation on innovative poetry, detective fiction, and comic books. Her first book is a novel-in-poems, called Unisex Love Poems. In addition to publishing poetry and critical essays, she recently participated in a hygiene themed poetry-art project with LOCCAL, and as a result her visual poetry can be found on placards in some of the finest public restrooms in Seattle. At the moment, she lives in Toronto, where she thinks about being ravaged by time’s withered claw.

May 2011 | Fiction
7x10 inches | 234 pages
Trade Paper: 9781897388822