"Lovesong for a duplicating device" is a masterpiece. A compromise between editor, publisher, and author is the best way to describe the process.
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Thanks to Anthony Etherin and Clara Daneri for their tireless efforts to put together such a colossal hardback anthology loaded with art created by my favorite artists. Inside, there are 6 pieces of ash poetry which I created to provide a glimpse into the era we find ourselves: war, disease, political corruption, scandals, resource scarcity and more. Each of my ash poetry visual poems are made from text I wrote. Each word of text torn and burnt on all four edges to resemble religious scrolls.
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Full Colour, Hardback, 210 x 148mm, 200pp
Her debut collection is a stunner and available with Guillemot Press. Get your copy today.
Astra Papachristodoulou’s debut poetry collection Constellations is a sequence of 88 visual poems with games based on the 88 recognized astronomical constellations. Using collaged and found texts the artist weaves phrases and fragments through the stars, creating new patterns and ambiguities while inviting the reader to join in.
Featuring Booka by: Alex Kinova, André Lemos, Andrew Kuykendall, billy mavreas, Calin Kruse, Carlos Martins, carolina sepulveda, chris warren, christian bok, dave read, derek beaulieu, eric schmaltz, fatima queiroz, fernando aguiar, Francisca Sousa, franco cortese, fred free, gary barwin, grant evans, j g orudjev, j orange, james knight, jay snodgrass, joana moher, João Bacelar, João Diogo, joe devlin, justin kloster, kate siklosi, Kid Richards, laura kerr, leonor ribeiro, m p pratheesh, Maike Bispo, marco giovenale, Marco Gomes, mark wynne, marquesa do sabre, merlina acevedo, morphic rooms, Nico Vassilakis, Nicolas Le Forestier, Nuno Brito, paul prudence, reb livingston, rémi forte, rhys trimble, Richard Guaty, roberto almeida, rodrigo flores herrasti, Roeg Cohen, s cearley, sacha archer, Sal Nunkachov, toni hearn, and tvacollage.
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Edited by Nico Vassilakis and Craig Hill, this compilation is a must-have anthology.
by andrew topel, cecil touchon, christian bök, crag hill, derek beaulieu, fernando aguiar, gary barwin, marco giovenale, and nico vassilakis
You'll recognize some of these fab spoken word poets/writers from the release of THE BOOK OF PENTERACT. 4 poets: Chris Kerr, Susie Campbell, and Teo Eve present pieces. Director Steven J. Fowler films the group at Kingston University's Town House Building: Courtyard Venue.
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The Book of Penteract is nearly ready to meet the world. Check out the teaser.
Pre-Order! All purchases will be sent on or before the official publication date, 26/03/2022***
Paper objects are my sweet spot. This artist is hitting all the right flavors.
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Cecilia Levy creates sculptural objects in paper, using old book pages, wheat starch paste and papier mach
A loss for my family. This blog post represents loss and life. This image is of my grandfather swaddled. His Grandfather (right side with cigar) was part of Sherman's March to the Sea. And so I will take time to process this news of his passing.
Although war is in Europe and fighting exists between Republicans and Democrats as to how best handle one catastrophe after another since the pandemic... I take comfort in this image. Life will continue and good can conquer evil.
It is too much sadness. And so we speak through music and art.
Ukrainian violinist Illia Bondarenko filmed himself in a basement shelter in Kyiv. He's playing an old Ukrainian folk song called Verbovaya Doschechka (arranged by Illia Bondarenko). He was contacted by violinist Kerenza Peacock who reached out to 94 violinists in 29 countries to accompany him in harmony."
Takoma Park has once again provided space to display artworks by veterans at their community center. If you are in the area, be sure to check it out. On view until April 20: LINK
Address: Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Avenue
In honor of Women's History Month, Dulles International extended the Uniting US art exhibition space.
More news to follow.
The origins of the visual poem RAGE are told through checking out the Oxford Brookes veterans' poetry workshop which I attended 2 years ago today. A true war poem doesn't apologize for telling the honesty of the carnage. If you would like information on the entire anthology and all the poetry inside, please click the links provided.
Link to Workshops: Veterans' Poetry Workshops
Link to podcast with Niall Munro: Interview with Maggs Vibo.
Link to BFBS radio story: How Poetry Is Helping Explore What It Is Really Like To Be A Veteran.
Link to anthology: 'My teeth don't chew on shrapnel': an anthology of poetry by military veterans.
I built from the letter R the peak of a volcano and the letters spelling AGE to flesh out the crater. The pressure builds and the lava spews out using colored pencils in various shades of black, brown, red to carve into the paper the word rage in all caps and a spewing ash cloud made from torn paper burned around the edges.
Supported this important event. Won a prize
War in Europe
Mail-it-flies! That is the theme of this post. Yes, you will pay a bit more in shipping, but what a treat to look forward to opening that box and supporting small press and publishers/artists/editors making beautiful artifacts.
Support a local bookstore or library when you can, but otherwise...ship it.
Anna's art is mesmerizing, humorous, dark, and beautifully terrifying. My friend talked today of her art and influences. A visionary and a truly beautiful soul. You can hear her Twitter Talk in the link provided and find ways to support her family and many more.
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