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answering the question [What is visual poetry?] one full-color chapbook at a time

this is visual poetry by lars palm

27 March 2014 - Filed under male + palm, lars + Sweden

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lars palm lives with his lovely wife Petra. he’s the author of three books; road song for (corrupt press, 2011), chaos on/chaos off (obvious epiphanies press, 2012) & this thing just happened (gradient books, 2014) as well as some chapbooks in print & online, most recently excuse my vandalism (The Red Ceilings Press, 2013). he has held a few odd jobs in a few places, including Stockholm, Dublin & Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is trained as an actor/playwright, organic producer & assistant nurse & has a slow career as a model. he blogs at mischievoice.

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


 


this is visual poetry by Angela Caporaso

21 February 2014 - Filed under Caporaso, Angela + female + Italy

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Angela Caporaso is an Italian artist and women book artist. Angela Caporaso’s art has always been characterized by a constant research and experimentation. Since her first exhibitions, which date back to the eighties, she has revealed a constant strain towards new expressive languages. This constant research led Angela to contaminate sign with colour, font with image, literature with painting, as though one single medium was not sufficient to express her complex imaginative world. Angela Caporaso has worked on the words of the main contemporary writers.

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


 


this is visual poetry by Aditya Bahl

22 January 2014 - Filed under Bahl, Aditya + India + male

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Aditya Bahl was born and brought up in the mountain state of Himachal Pradesh (India). He is currently pursuing M.Phil in English from University of Delhi and plans to base his dissertation on the minimalism in postmodern poetry. Works have appeared or are forthcoming in Counterexample Poetics, Ditch Poetry, Lilliput Review, Otoliths, iARTistas and the others. He is one of the co-editors of Bones, a journal for contemporary haiku.

Aditya’s statement about this work (34kb PDF).

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


 


this is visual poetry by Fedwa Malti-Douglas

24 November 2013 - Filed under female + Malti-Douglas, Fedwa + USA

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Poet, writer, and visual artist, Fedwa Malti-Douglas grew up in the Lebanese mountain village of Deir al-Qamar (the Abode of the Moon). After a career of university teaching, publications, and honors (including the Kuwait Prize for Arts and Letters, and election to the American Philosophical Society), she retired in 2012. In 2011, before fleeing the groves of academe, Fedwa received an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. Her non-scholarly publications include two novels (Hisland, and The Bush-Saddam Tapes) and poetry (New Directions). She lives in Rhinebeck, N.Y. with one husband and two cats.

Fedwa says: “Must one look through darkness to see light?” asks one of the central poem/images in this collection by Fedwa Malti-Douglas as it journeys from the forests of disability to the bright colors of freedom and affirmation.

Fedwa’s digital artworks are trans-genre marriages of equality between text and image, in that neither takes precedence over the other.

Faut-il traverser la nuit (ou una selva oscura) pour trouver la lumière? C’est la question que pose cette collection de Fedwa Malti-Douglas où les mots sont mariés aux images dans les couleurs flamboyantes des vitraux gothiques.

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


 


this is visual poetry by Hart Broudy

23 September 2013 - Filed under Broudy, Hart + Canada + male

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Anthologies: C Pomes, Ganglia Press, 1969; Anthologized, The Cosmic Chef, Oberon Press, Ottawa, 1970; New Direction in Canadian Poetry Anthology, Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1971; ’5c Utopia’, in The Story So Four, Coach House Press, 1976; (Revised/reprinted in The Journal of Experimental Fiction 35, Depth Charge Publishing, 2009; The Last Blewointment Anthology, Vancouver, 1985; Typewriter Art – A Modern Anthology, Lawrence King, London UK, 2014

Books: A Book of A, Blewointment Press 1974; Soundings, Press Porcepic, 1979; Contribution to Translating Translating Apollinaire, bp nichol, 1979; Serpentine, Blewointment Press,1980

Exhibits: World Exhibition of Concrete Poetry (1971-2): Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, travelling to Antwerp, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Belfast,Liverpool & Oxford.

Hart says:

Can meaning be communicated when letterforms are divorced from their normal usage
as couriers of information – and we are forced to view the seemingly commonplace with new eyes?

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


 


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