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Online Chapbook Archive  |  Digital Proofs Program

In an effort to increase readership and accessibility, UDP has decided to offer PDF “documentation” of full-length books for free download on our site. These are not formatted e-books—they are digital proofs. It is our belief that the technology of the physical book is essentially different from that of the print-ready digital file and that the latter does not replace the former, but each serves an essential need.

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Permission to post digital proofs has been requested from the authors and translators of all of UDP’s full-length books, and the PDFs are being posted, in the order the positive responses were received, as quickly as we can (but perhaps as slowly as five-ten per month). Below is an updated list of the titles that are and will become available, along with links to download the files and to purchase books. An integrated interface with our website is on the way!

Thanks to UDP author Noel Black (editor of The New Heave Ho) for galvanizing our discussions and prompting us to move forward sooner rather than later with this initiative, which we have been considering for some time.

If you are downloading a file, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to UDP or buying a book.

Uselysses (Noel Black) — GET PDF | more info
Notes on Conceptualisms (Vanessa Place and Robert Fitterman) — GET PDF | more info
Walking Across a Field We Are Focused on at This Time Now (Sara Wintz) — GET PDF | more info
Thank You for the Window Office (Maged Zaher) — GET PDF | more info
The History of Violets (Marosa di Giorgio, translated by Jeannine Marie Pitas) — GET PDF | more info
Neighbor (Rachel Levitsky) — GET PDF | more info
El Golpe Chileño (Julien Poirier) — GET PDF | more info
One of a Kind (Jack Micheline) — GET PDF | more info
Dear Body: (Dan Machlin) — GET PDF | more info
To Light Out (Karen Weiser) — GET PDF | more info
A Different Practice (Fredrik Nyberg, translated by Jennifer Hayashida) GET PDF | more info
Cursivisms (Will Hubbard) — GET PDF | more info
Unbecoming Behavior (Kate Colby) GET PDF | more info
The Return of the Native (Kate Colby) — GET PDF | more info
Hello Failure (Kristen Kosmas) — GET PDF | more info