Over here at 3 Hole Press, we are always asking: where are the people writing towards liveness on the page?
We were elated to meet so many of you through our open call this year. And we feel very lucky that the open call brought us together with the winner of our contest, Nazareth Hassan!
We are honored to play a small part in introducing more of you to Nazareth’s writing through the publication of Untitled (1-5), a standalone performance score that is part of a four-part cycle of plays.
Here is what our judges had to say about Untitled (1-5):
What an extraordinary work. I greatly appreciated this audio/literary performance piece as existentialist musing, as self-reflection, as play with the temporal and typographical. It feels thoughtful and risky and very much like it should be a 3 Hole Press title.
- Aleshea Harris
It felt like NH was taking the ruins of this language, American English, and using them to make new language. Untitled (1-5) felt like a singular construction, like it was inventing its own terms as it deployed them.
- Agnes Borinsky
When we sat down with Nazareth for coffee, he said, “I wrote what I wanted to see.” It’s sounds simple, but it’s so rare to encounter work that has this quality. We think you’ll understand what we mean when hold this book in your hands.
Stay tuned with more news about Untitled (1-5) in the coming months!
3 Hole Press is a home for performance in book form and everyday life. We publish titles that expand our notions of plays, scripts, and scores, how we engage with them, and how we distribute them. We view publishing as a step towards making contemporary performance more accessible, and celebrate performance created for a reader.
In order to keep our titles accessible and events free, we operate through a non-profit model. Our publications are printed through the support of the Literary Arts Emergency Fund, the New York State Council for the Arts, the Brooklyn Arts Council and contributions from readers. Learn more and support 3 Hole here.
Announcement photo credit: Mariyea Jackson.