Marco Giovenale (1969) lives and works in Rome. He writes in Italian and (sometimes in) English. Here are some notes about his English works. (And the vispo and asemic ones).
“a gunless tea”, collection of 23 prose fragments, was published in 2007 (Dusi/e-chap project, dusie.org: free download at http://www.dusie.org/gunlesstea.pdf, thanks to Susana Gardner).
“CDK” was published in 2009 as a chapbook & free e-book –thanks to Drew Kunz– by Tir aux pigeons (old download link: http:/ /www. lulu.com/items/volume_64/6596000/6596742/1/print/CDK. PDF). Now available here: https://slowforward.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/cdk.pdf.
The prose pieces of “anachromisms” won the Ahsahta Press Chapbook Prize (judge: K. Silem Mohammad) and the book has been published by Ahsahta in 2014: https://ahsahtapress.org/product/anachromisms/ (thanks to Janet Holmes).
“white while” is at Gauss PDF in September, 2014: http://www.gauss-pdf.com/post/98317758615/gpdf131-marco-giovenale-white-while. As a freely downloadable pdf: http://dl.gauss-pdf.com/GPDF131-MG-WW.pdf.
Texts (“obsidians”), and handwritten drawritings arranged in grids (“langrids”) are in the chapbook “A few obsidian stones –and langrids”, published by Paper View Books in 2022: https://paperviewbooks.pt/books/obsidians-and-langrids/.
Prose pieces in English are also in the anthology “New Objectivists – Nouveaux objectivistes – Nuovi oggettivisti” (Loffredo, 2013; Maria Cristina Giorcelli and Luigi Magno eds).
Poems and critical pieces appeared in Aufgabe, #7, 2008, guest edited by Jennifer Scappettone for Litmus Press. The whole issue is now available as a free pdf here: https://media.sas.upenn.edu/jacket2/pdf/reissues/aufgabe/J2_Reissues_Aufgabe_07_2008.pdf (and here).
Several texts are in other lit mags, either on paper and on line. Among the non-Italian ones: OEI, Harriet, OR, The new Review of Literature, Capitalism Nature Socialism, word for / word, California Italian Studies, Coupremine, Zswound, Coconut, Dusie, Shampoo, TRNSFR, Ekleksographia, Moss Trill, Cricket Online Review, ex-ex-lit, minor literature[s], Sous Rature, forward/text, jimleftwichtextimagepoem.blogspot.it, pganickz.livejournal.com, Blue & Yellow Dog, Action Poétique, Nioques, Lyrikline, On Barcelona, OOMPH!, collagepoetry.com.
Mp3s and videos are hosted by http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Italiana.php, thanks to Jennifer Scappettone.
An interview with the mag 3AM (thanks to Steven Fowler) can be read at http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/maintenant-65-marco-giovenale.
MG’s artbooks are “Sibille asemantiche” (La camera verde, 2008), “Asemic Sibyls” (RedFoxPress, 2013); “Asemic Encyclopaedia” (IkonaLíber, 2019), “Glitchasemics” (Post-Asemic Press, 2020); and, under the name of Differx, four e-chaps published by Vugg Books: “aweapon” (2008), “Severe red” (2010), “unrelated | undepicted | (diptychs)” (2010), “septemware” (2011). Asemic sibyls and visual works are also in Nazione indiana, Sleepingfish, satt.org, The New Post-Literate, Truck, Hit and Run Magazine, Chernovik, l’immaginazione, Bright Stupid Confetti, Extreme Writing, Suxulf, Fieralingue, AlteredScale, Tip of the knife (issue 7), The Bleed (issue 0.2), Experiment-o (issue 4), Rem (issue 2), Moria and in the “Anthology Spidertangle” (Xexoxial Editions, 2009). Other asemic works by MG were in the chapbook published in Dan Waber’s series “This Is Visual Poetry”. A series of sibyls has also been published by La camera verde in Nov., 2013: “Syn Sybilles”.
Asemic sibyls are in “The Last Vispo Anthology” (1998-2008), edited by Crag Hill and Nico Vassilakis, Fantagraphics books, 2012; in “An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting” (Uitgeverij, 2013), edited by Tim Gaze e Michael Jacobson: http://www.uitgeverij.cc/publications/an-anthology-of-asemic-handwriting/; and in The New Concrete. Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (Victoria Bean and Chris McCabe, eds; Hayward Publishing, 2015). In 2013 he also took part in the asemic collab novel, “A Kick in the Eye” (https://www.createspace.com/4480172, ed. by T. Gaze). In 2014 fifteen vispo and seven asemic pieces are hosted by the mag «Lana Turner» (issue 7).
A selection of texts from mags, sites etc:
links here too:
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