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

this is visual poetry by Renaat Ramon

9 July 2010 - Filed under Belgium + male + Ramon, Renaat

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Renaat Ramon, born in Bruges (BE). Poet, essayist and visual artist: monumental sculptures, paintings, graphics, installations, furniture designs and architectural projects in the spirit of constructivism and minimalism. Collaborator to Big Ode (PT), I/Z (NL) and Poëziekrant (BE). Published a.o. concrete and visual poetry: Ongehoorde gedichten / Poems unheard-of (1997), Color-field poetry (1999) and Zichtbare stem / Visible voice (2009), essays on the relation between word and image and the concrete poetry of Theo van Doesburg (De Stijl) and H.N.Werkman (The Next Call).

In preparation: Visie & Vorm / Vision & Form. History of the concrete and visual poetry in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Renaat says: “nøtebøøk: preliminary notes for a new pure world, constructed only with an alphabet of 26 letters, 10 digits, 4 arithmetical signs and 3 geometrical elements.”

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


 


this is visual poetry by Michael Basinski

8 July 2010 - Filed under Basinski, Michael + male + USA

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Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection, the University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus. Among his many books of poetry are Poems Popeye Papyrus (Slack Buddha Press), Of Venus 93 (Little Scratch Pad) and All My Eggs Are Broken (BlazeVox). His poems and other works have appeared in many magazines including Dandelion, BoxKite, Open Letter, Torgue, Explosive Magazine, First Offense, Terrible Work, Kenning, Lungfull, Lvng, Generator, Tinfish, Curicule Patterns, Score, Unarmed, Rampike, House Organ, Ur Vox, Damn the Caesars, Pilot, 1913, Filling Station, Public Illumination, and Poetry.

Michael says: “SNAP! is a narrative ‘opem’ (a poem with many points of entry) improvisational (out of mind reading aloud at point of encounter), aural and visual/manuscipted, comic book, performable and emergent poetry. ‘Hell has no power over pagans.’ – Rimbaud.”

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this is visual poetry by Jane Dunnewold

18 June 2010 - Filed under Dunnewold, Jane + female + USA

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I am self-taught. I am especially interested in writing and making as integral aspects of the creative process. Works begin as white silk and are transformed through dyeing, painting, drawing, and screen-printing with sand. I seek a whole larger than the sum of the parts and am currently intent on discovering what it takes for a visual surface to be perceived as poetic. I write about the creative process at existentialneighborhood.blogspot.com, and authored Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric (Interweave 2010). I maintain Art Cloth Studios in San Antonio, Texas, and teach a dozen workshops a year. My website is complexcloth.com.

Cover: Meditation One; the writing reads: Live in present time. / Seek only the Truth. / Surrender your will to God. / Love is the only true power. / Honor thyself. /Honor one another. / All is One.

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


 


this is visual poetry by Sarah Ahmad

8 June 2010 - Filed under Ahmad, Sarah + female + Pakistan

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My name is Sarah Ahmad and I was born in India and live in Pakistan. I see myself as a struggling poet and artist as in my world where life is so fragile, not knowing if you will return alive every time you step out of the house, getting someone to acknowledge your art is a real struggle.

Sarah says: “My work here is me struggling to make even a little bit of sense out of what is going on in the world around me, for the sake of preserving my sanity. This book consists of work that incorporates photography and scanned objects with minimal text.”

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this is visual poetry by Jonathan Brannen

6 June 2010 - Filed under Brannen, Jonathan + male + USA

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Jonathan Brannen is the author of twelve volumes of poetry and four books of visual literature. His most recent collections are Mona Lisa (Avantacular Press, 2010), a sequence of visual poems he created combining computer constructed images and photocopying between 1975 and 1982, and Deaccessioned Landscapes, a collection of technically innovative sonnets (Chax Press, Tucson, 2005). His poetry and fiction have been anthologized in five countries on three continents and translated into two languages. He grew up in Florida and currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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


 


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