° GENERAL CONSULTANT: Cécile Hoogenboom (Paris)

° CONTRIBUTORS: Peter Marra (NYC), Matt Rosen (London)


Tsunami bOOKS is part of an independent collective of artists, writers, performers, filmmakers, agitators and adventurers operating in France, established with the aim of sharing, collecting and eventually publishing both up-and-coming and notorious poet-disguised anomalies and dionysian maniacs and lovers, organizing events, anthologies and translations.


Our inspirational sources, as important as the artists and writers we're fond of: visionary/countercultural editors such as Jean-Jacques Pauvert, Eric Losfeld, Maurice Girodias, Nancy Cunard, Jean Vodaine, and so many others who defied systems, taboos, prejudice and censorship to give us the Key to the Fields and to new horizons, so enlarging and enriching not only the limits of creation, language and thought, but also that which we call Life. In a few words, such under-the-counter Dream Dealers, along with the artists they helped to promote, utterly redefined our values, just by breaking them, so paving the way for free speech and free press, and of course, for a more egalitarian, less totalitarian society.

Were it not for their vision and courage and the role they played, a significant part of our history would have never been put into print, revealed and shared, considering that many a name you stumble upon across the Interzone, including a bunch of classic authors and thinkers who are popular and/or established today, were haunted and banned in their lifetime,

so we are hugely glad to be continuing this long, thorny and dangerously exciting tradition, and willing to dare and run over all kinds of control systems, moldy mind boxes, the Shiterature Industry and the sterile snobism of traditional academicians, intellectual Blablaists and yuppie writers/career men, and also audience's relative or total indifference to (or lack of support for) non-mainstream and transgressive art and lifestyle (which is way more than a mere "style", though).

It is in favor of a total creative reemergence of life-art, and for an outbreak of new spirits from the rotten soil and alienation of our time, that we keep up our furious passion, which is showcasing what we consider to be thought-provoking, innovative, vibrant and pertinently relevant, so as to enrich-fertilize-reinvent human experience on all levels, pushing it further away from its bounds. 


Beware: this is definitely not for the sheep. 


++ We are a Paris-based poetry cave & network and our intent is to showcase starving souls and radically original mad poets and alchemists who defy all classifications;

examples: a visceral free-verse writing from the guts, from the streets, juke joints and brothels, roads and mountains; travel diaries, urban sketches, tramping, bohemia, underground, dreams, wild passions burning with unbridled (Bacchus-drenched) eroticism;

or an outrageous &/or absurd, anarchically elegant visual poetry, provocative, musical or music-inspired, experimental, visionary, tantric, in short, - introduce yourselves: Welcome, explosive poets burning with a new spirit!


Visual art, collage and photography are welcome


- Tsunami bOOKS know no bounds, and we're totally open-minded and intense!
(ps: no predictable rhymes & pamphlets, please!)




* events CABARET TOXIQUE & exhibitions HERE