October 6 2019
CODEX Books, 7PM

Presence Detection System Book Launch
Hosted by Château and Hiding Press

Nora Collen Fulton
Nicole Raziya Fong
& Charlie Markbreiter

Books will be on sale

Presence Detection System is a collection of presence detection systems written between 19015 and 19017 by my mother’s daughter. Its composition was marked by the many things we came to violently disagree about, and it was thought, back then, that an abandonment of comparison could be the only way out. For example, we disagreed and disagree about whether to call what we call ourselves ‘misprisions.’ We disagreed and disagree about where to drape our lone antimacassar, how to clean it, who made it, etc. We disagreed and disagree about what is and isn’t an instance of gambling, which itself is, my mother would joke, “a kind of wager labour.” We even disagreed and disagree about love, even though we experience it, talk about it, act upon it and theorize it in exactly the same way.

But we did and we do agree about you. In this way, Presence Detection System became a unanimous agreement about you."


Nora Collen Fulton lives in Montreal. Her most recent collection of poetry, Presence Detection System, has just been published by Hiding Press. Her poetry and critical writing has appeared or will appear in Social Text, Music & Literature, Ossa Magazine, Radical Philosophy and elsewhere.

Nicole Raziya Fong is a poet living in Montréal. She is the author of PEЯFACT (Talonbooks, 2019). Past work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications including Cordite, The Volta, Touch the Donkey, Poetry will be made by all!, filling Station, Poetry is Dead & in translation in exit.

Charlie Markbreiter is a professional Gossip Girl Scholar. A dilettante prince spawned by a cursed semi-royal line, this trans socialite frequently collabs with Nate Archibald, Gossip Girl protagonist, and ‘Golden Boy of the Upper East Side.