AND FALSE FIRE was established with the aim to publish poetry pamphlets that exist as uniquely beautiful objects within the world, yet are still accessible as texts long after the limited run has sold out. This limited run also helps to pay our contributors, who are paid 50% of each sale.
Printed, aligned, and hand-bound by the editor, no two pamphlets are alike. Each pamphlet bears the distinctive marks (and occasional flaws) of creating these objects in the off-cuts of hours, whether that be the faint imprint of printer ink at the edges of a page, or the gently worn corner of a cover. Each of these pamphlets are made with care, and we hope this care continues to find itself embodied as these poems are read, or lent, or gifted, or forgotten, or fall apart.
Aaron Kent // Perfectly Reasonable Justifications for Nuclear Apocalypse
[20 pp. // hand-bound // variant covers // run of 30]
Bound in two variant cover designs, Aaron Kent’s Perfectly Reasonable Justification for Nuclear Apocalypse is a reckoning, ‘a prayer in silence’ to the ethical difficulties of raising a family in the 21st century. Treading a tightrope of generosity and anxiety, these poems are entrenched with a religious materiality that verges on the baroque, all the while keeping their language taut to the point of wiry frission.
This pamphlet is currently unavaliable for purchase.
Tom Snarsky // Two Songs
[16 pp. // hand-bound // run of 20]
[Free PDF Edition // Two Songs – Tom Snarsky]
The first wave of Two Songs has sold out. Please do not place any orders until the second wave is released in December.
Woven together with the attentive earnestness of a music afficiando flicking through their vinyl collection, this pamphlet from Tom Snarsky is composed of two ‘sides’: October (1994) and All Partial Evil. Considering the nature of time, the early days of AIM usernames, and the ‘great poetry farm in the sky’, this pamphlet is a generous tribute to all the late nights spent listening to music in childhood bedrooms.
Gloria Dawson // during the hurricane // Spring 2021