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

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Lift-off into a colorless world where the letter has been freed from slavery. Visual poetry allows its creator to set dynamite to the rules of English language, period. Letter forms are explored for their pure linear beauty. I have consciously sucked the oxygen out of the alphabet to create a frantic upheaval in its behavior. [...]

 


Each of these works of language art uses exactly the same amount of letters and punctuation. For me, this symbolizes the fascinating way in which communication works; the endless possibilities of combination and recombination. Each of these works is also framed. This represents the framework of sharing information (or disinformation). Some of the works seem [...]

 


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 [...]

 


Steven D Stark, the author of four books, writes fiction and poetry and does visual art. His work has recently been published in Frigg, The Doctor TJ Eckelburg Review, 3 am, Litn’Image, Mudlark, McSweeney’s, The Cafe Review, HOOT, Otoliths, OccuPoetry, Eclectica, Mobius, fleeting, and, among others, Clapboard House, where he won the short story prize. [...]

 


CALLIGRAPHY : DEFINED AS BEAUTIFUL WRITING : IN MY PRACTICE, I WANT MY HAND TO FLOW FLUID AND FREE : ENTER – LIQUID WRITING : INK DROPPED INTO A VASE FULL OF WATER : THE CALLIGRAPHER BECOMES THE PHOTOGRAPHER : THE INK TELLS A STORY AS IT SLOWLY SINKS : THIS LIQUID WRITING COLLECTION CAPTURES [...]

 



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