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

this is visual poetry by barbara toothpick

5 February 2013 - Filed under female + toothpick, barbara + USA


I have been at this creating thing a long time… using images words sounds together. Figured that if i could trust the essence of one discipline i would really be safe trusting three. How else to get to truth… to became awake… to choose a path through the chaos.

Did the usual things… visited ahKuhDemeEeeuh for some degrees… worked… raised children… grew lots of soil… found out how to be peaceful with a mate and friends… volunteered… managed to keep the money balanced… an uneventFULL life. EhkSieeeeTting… every day i go to the studios playing G.O.D. with the things at hand… looking to build constructs that want to hang out together over time. Sometimes i succeed.

barbara says: Barbara Toothpick’s work has been shown, performed or collected (sometimes with her mate Alan HorseRadish) at Abington Art Center, Penn State Gallery, Free Library of Philadelphia, Moma/Franklin Furnace, Franklin Institute, Oberlin College, Tides Institute, College of the Atlantic, Philadelphia Museum of Art and other private and ephemeral galleries. Ten of her books of picture/pohms have been published Her CD’s (with AH)… Maine Songs from a Different Head is available from CD Baby and iTunes.

She is somewhat of a recluse preferring her studios to most company. Her current notion of poetry has grown out of experimenting with angst/rapture, action/politics, and story past/future… into the notion that the moment of insight… the Now of word and image implies all of that and more. She uses drawings and rightspelled words to lead… in with and under the obvious… into a bigger space.

Currently she is in rehearsal for Dance Of Life… a dance performance (with art book score/script) for which she designed the music/blocking/story. She is painting off the wall paintings for an upcoming show and she is co- designing a 20’ metal outdoor sculpture piece she hopes will “sing.”

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


this is visual poetry by David Jalajel

7 January 2013 - Filed under Jalajel, David + male + USA


David Jalajel is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of Moon Ghazals (Beard of Bees Press, 2009) and a book-length poem in Sapphic meter, Cthulhu on Lesbos (Ahadada Books, 2011). His recent textual poetry has appeared in Otoliths, Shampoo, Anti-, Recursive Angel, experiential-experimental-literature, Mizna, and Lynx. His visual work has been featured at The New Post-Literate and The Ghazal Page. Jalajel’s visual poetry engages with poetic form and asemic content and explores how such a form-content relationship brings about verse structure, meter, rhythm, and consonance to yield mood, tone, and meaning.

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


this is visual poetry by vsevolod vlaskine

3 October 2012 - Filed under Australia + male + vlaskine, vsevolod


Vsevolod Vlaskine was born and grew up in Moscow, Russia. Currently he lives in Sydney, Australia.

In his series of asemic photocalligrams, he explores the fluency of unobstructed, uncontrived movement mapped into the night landscape through the light of the full moon. He tries to remove photographic medium as a frame of reference, and to preserve the concrete materiality of the images, avoiding any editing.

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


this is visual poetry by Sharon Kaye

11 September 2012 - Filed under female + Kaye, Sharon + USA


Growing up, I had an interest in both anatomy & the arts. This is a collection that overlaps those interests on the page as field/canvas. Found scraps, old photographs, medical illustrations & texts overlap & intertwine to create these verbo-visual anatomical landscapes. We speak with our bodies; here the silent/still images speak back to us.

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

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this is visual poetry by Jeremy Balius

18 June 2012 - Filed under Australia + Balius, Jeremy + male


Jeremy Balius was born in Dallas Texas, raised in Gießen Germany, educated in Los Angeles California, lived in Berlin Germany and has called Fremantle Western Australia home for the last eight years. His asemic pieces have appeared in The New Post-literate. He is the author of wherein? he asks of memory (Knives Forks & Spoons Press, UK) and looks after Black Rider Press.

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This collection is dedicated to Judes Balius.

Jeremy’s statement regarding the pieces in this book is here.

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


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