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

this is visual poetry by Alexander Jorgensen

26 March 2012 - Filed under Germany + Jorgensen, Alexander + male

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Alexander Jorgensen is a writer, visual artist, teacher, and adventurer. He has lived and worked in such disparate places as Germany, the Czech Republic, the Galapagos, China, Kazakhstan, and Oman. His visual poetry and writings have appeared in Van Gogh’s Ear, Drunken Boat, Shampoo, Listenlight, Noon: Journal of the Short Poem, Moria, Big Bridge, Sous Rature, and The Return of Kral Majales: Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010. His visual poems have been exhibited in Toronto, Atlanta, Moscow, Prague, and at the 2011 Text Festival in Manchester, UK. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2008.

Alexander says of his work: “It is hybrid, combining aspects of analogue and digital design. Each poem manifests its own appearance. My work is influenced by extensive travel as well as my underlying values. What’s most important to me as I construct a visual poem is that it shows intention, that I am saying, ‘Here we are.’”

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