I am now part of the NFT universe. Unsure for how long. This journey taken by request of the dear Anna Malina (an artist I deeply admire). To see how the script has developed over the decade #robotsrulehumansdrool into Twitter and other social media sites.
After a decade working the script, feeling compelled tp change it to MAGPIE | ROBOT | DIALOGUES
More praise and recommendations today for The Book of Penteract published by Anthony Etherin and Clara Daneri of Penteract Press.
Get your copy today: LINK
Congrats to Reverse Butcher for this award nomination. I'm lucky enough to have work in some anthologies alongside this innovative artist.
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What a thrill to see the celebration online and launch of Catalogue Saisonee with performances, exhibits and livestreams reading on 23 April 2022. Check out the YouTube where Ashes to Ashes has a one second cameo at .52 second mark. Share and be sure to follow Beaulieu on Twitter.
Keep an eye on blogs by poet laureate Derek Beaulieu for more collab w/Paper View.
All week with my hands digging into the soil. Springtime in Virginia means mulch and more mulch, birds chirping, squiggly worms, robin eggs, bunnies, and so much chatter in my enchanted forest. It feels as though the very trees hold secrets within each root and whisper stories if you but take the time to listen. And if my secret garden played the violin, it would song like this: LINK
Hold a poem with your bear hands just by digging in the dirt.
What a sensation to see Ashes to Ashes make it into the hands of dear Astra Papachristodoulou EIC of Poem Atlas. It's a full circle as Poem Atlas was the first journal (non-military affiliated) to accept my submissions and go onto show some of my ash poems inside their object poetry exhibitions and add Poetry Egg and Cutie Saurus into the AWW-STRUCK journal.
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So, the lovely Astra got some mail from Paper View and what a stunning arrangement (image from her Twitter). Today, let's talk about Kate Siklosi's Conjure. This is one of those instant classics. It weaves magic, movement, chance, and torn bits of book together into a potion.
Get your copy: Paper View Books. Follow Siklosi, Beaulieu, Muñoz on Twitter.
These pieces were constructed in petri dishes using water, india ink, found objects, and fragments torn from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms."
It's not just because he is my cousin that I LOVE his art. Scott Hare is a master craftsman and anyone can see and feel the attention to detail he puts into each piece (including this gorgeous carved calabash on the poster). Stop by and see him this week. Be sure to tell him that his cousin Maggs sends Aloha from Virginia.
Merrie Monarch Festival
I was delighted to be the first guest to read poetry and kickoff 2022 in the Eat the Storms Poetry Podcast hosted by Damien Donnelly of Ireland. Episode 5 of Season 4: Link to WEBSITE and Link to PODCAST.
Vote for Round Two to decide winners in the Best Collaborative Work at this link: Saboteur Awards
Damien Donnelly returned to Ireland in 2019 after 23 years in Paris, London and Amsterdam, working in the fashion industry as a pattern maker for various brands including Calvin Klein, & Other Stories, Pepe Jeans, Reiss and G-Star. His writing focuses on identity, fragility and connection. His interests revolve around falling over and learning how to get back up while baking delicious cakes. His work had been published in numerous journals online and in print including Black Bough Poetry, Barren Magazine, Anti Hereon Chic, Icefloe Press and The Bangor Literary Journal. His debut poetry pamphlet Eat the Storms, which was featured on the Poetry Book Society Winter List 2020/21 and his Stickleback micro collection Considering Canvases with Boys were both published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. Both were nominated for Pushcart Prizes. In the Jitterfritz of Neon was published, also by The Hedgehog Poetry Press, in 2022, a conversational poetry pamphlet he co-wrote with Eilín de Paor. His first full poetry collection Enough! documenting his love affair with Paris will be out later in 2022 followed by Back From Away in 2023, another full collection."
Congrats to Dan Power EIC of Trickhouse Press and all of the contributors who now have work inside the National Poetry Library.
Support Indie Presses. Buy Trickhouse Press 2022 Annual or check it out from the library :)
Our poetry anthology 'The Mouth of a Lion: Apocalyptic Visual Poetry' is now at the National Poetry Library! Congrats to EIC James Knight and all the contributors.
Check it out! LINK
Our anthology of apocalyptic visual poetry is out now! It’s available in two editions: full colour paperback and deluxe hardback.
I've known David L. O'Nan for a couple of years and in that time he's invited me to be a Wolf Pack Contributor for his site: Fevers of the Mind. In addition, David has edited several FOTM anthologies together with his spouse, HilLesha (available on Amazon). The O'Nan Family has an exceedingly generous spirit to the poets on Twitter (including to me) and gives them space often throughout the year for poetry, photography or art features. Be sure to support O'Nan and check out all the new artists in the wolf pack.
Get a copy of O'Nan's latest poetry book: Before the Bridges Fell
Sal tells me on Twitter that there will be a celebration in a couple of weeks with a big event planned.
UPDATE: Be sure to read a blog by Derek Bealieu's Blog about the publication and launch of Catalogue Saisonee or watch YouTube LIVE recording of the launch!
Sal's love of printing and publishing fuels him to stay awake for hours and hours on end. You see it in the slideshow. We share many photos, gifs, videos, and jokes. It is a fun time discussing ink, 3D printers, events, machines, cultural landmarks, parties, traveling, art, photography, and on and on. And we both agree that the place Sal works is a space driving Sal's energy and nonstop creative output. This location: Paper View Independent Publishing. Where they "use obsolete media, to make it less obsolete."
Please, visit the many social media sites dedicated to Sal's muse: Paper View Books in Portugal. It is a place of wonder. I've mentioned that I hope one day to watch a documentary describing the goings-on of this slice of perfection here on earth. In the meantime, if you should find yourself nearby...visit!
Avenida Vossa Senhora de Fátima,31.
P. (+351) 913 475 041
Congrats and Bravo.
Penteract Podcast's Anthony Etherin talks pataphysics and blending the arts and sciences with Andrew Hugill and Christian Bök.
Listen to the podcast: Penteract Podcast
Of all the French cultural exports over the last 150 years or so, 'pataphysics—the science of imaginary solutions and the laws governing exceptions—has proven to be one of the most durable. Originating in the wild imagination of French poet and playwright Alfred Jarry and his schoolmates, resisting clear definition, purposefully useless, and almost impossible to understand, 'pataphysics nevertheless lies around the roots of Absurdism, Dada, futurism, surrealism, situationism, and other key cultural developments of the twentieth century. In this account of the evolution and influence of 'pataphysics, Andrew Hugill offers an informed exposition of a rich and difficult territory, staying aloft on a tightrope stretched between the twin dangers of oversimplifying a serious subject and taking a joke too seriously.