Hot on the heels of ‘Mox Nox’, the Institute of Electric Crinolines are delighted to announce the publication of Redell Olsen’s new chapbook, ‘Smock’.


Printed in an edition of 200 numbered copies, with full colour printing of image and text through, the book is 28 pages long.

The book is framed by an epigraph from Luce Irigaray: ‘Of what [is] this is? Of air’ and refers to her critical engagement with Heidegger’s forgetting of this invisible substance that is all around us.


The book presents a found photographic image of a girl in the process of jumping who is apparently caught hovering in mid-air inches away from the ground and the words continue to ‘unsuppose solidity as ground’.


The smock of the title might refer to a dress but also to the fabricated smock of a windmill.


In this book the windmill is smockless, its sails are broken – a ruined structure that nevertheless, like the words of the poem, seeks to articulate the air around it and ‘avoid [the] tether’ of ‘timed strictures’.


Copies of the book are available and cost £4. plus postage and packing, from

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