do not trust incomplete essays about asemic writing

To critics, asemic writers, essayists, curators, journalists and all the people dealing with the *recent* history of asemic writing:

DO NOT trust incomplete essays, poor bibliographies and books or –generally speaking– texts improvised by authors who pretend to make important & complete/vast surveys while they actually do not mention important web pages, mag articles, projects, personal and collective exhibits, blogs and groups which have been flourishing everywhere in the recent –say– two decades.

I find an astonishing lack of data in –poorly written– Italian essays I’ve recently read (on line and in books), so I want to strongly point out there’s no space for amateurishness, narcissism and ignorance when talkig about the work of thousands of authors. One cannot mention them all, yes. But it’s impossible to forget some basic elements and fundamental sites and texts.

It’s not possible to ignore Jim Leftwich’s thousand pages about asemics, the work of Peter Ganick, Miron Tee, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Karri Kokko, Rosaire Appel, Lina Stern, Riccardo Cavallo, Roberto Cavallera, Marc van Elburg, Valeri Scherstjanoi, Jay Snodgrass, Miriam Midley, Bruno Neiva, Jeff Hansen, Orchid Tierney, and a bunch of other artists, or Tim Gaze’s Asemic Editions (http://asemic-editions.blogspot.com/) or Avance Publishing (http://avance.randomflux.info/), or DeVillo Sloan’s work (at IUOMA etc) and with https://asemicfront.wordpress.com/, or Cecil Touchon’s sites http://asemics.com/ and https://ceciltouchon.com/, or Michael Jacobson’s http://thenewpostliterate.blogspot.com/, or the AsemicNet founded in 2011 by me and others, https://asemicnet.blogspot.com/ (& related link pages), or https://gammm.org, or the asemic googlegroup https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=it#!forum/asemic, or the Mycelium samizdat (first of all: https://it.scribd.com/doc/294236718/Without-Words-Exhibition-Catalogue), or Gleb Kolomiets’ “Slova”, or Mark Young’s “Otoliths”, or Timglaset, Utsanga, or the most important facebook group of asemic writing, The New Postliterate, https://www.facebook.com/groups/76178850228/, and many others, e.g. Arte Asemica (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1642082306096440/), Asemic Reading (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1646865992070563), Asemic New Babylon (https://www.facebook.com/groups/895027887247653/), Extreme Writing Community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/202128996613211/), Writing Against Itself (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1208959535830352, founded by Jim Leftwich), or Quimby Melton’s site SCRIPTjr, http://scriptjr.nl/, or the items one can found perusing tags & categories here and there, e.g. in https://slowforward.net/tag/asemic/, https://slowforward.net/category/asemic/, https://slowforward.net/tag/scrittura-asemantica/, http://liquidocomoeltiempo.blogspot.com/search/label/ESCRITURA%20AS%C3%89MICA, or the amount of vids one can find in YouTube or Vimeo, or the tons of interviews hosted on line. Or lots of tumblr blogs, the findings at Pinterest, or the images and infos Twitter spreads every day.

Not to mention the bibliography on paper (Asemic Magazine first: …take a look at https://asemicnet.blogspot.com/p/mags-groups.html and http://asemic-magazine.blogspot.com/).

Well… Yes: the steps of an asemic path can be traced back to the first years of the 20th century. It will be a hard job. Years of hard study.

But one can of course focus on the new authors and mags only, and still face an impressive amount of documents, on line stuff, archives.

Do not tolerate people who (deliberately) ignore them.

This is what I wanted to say. Plain and simple.
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7 novembre, modena: festa per i quarant’anni del laboratorio di poesia (1979-2019)

LE QUARANTA LETTERE DELL’ALFABETO
Il Laboratorio di poesia 1979-2019

È giunta l’ora/ in cui il frutto si spacca,/ si versa in parole e colori.
(Cata Dujšin-Ribar)

Giovedì 7 novembre 2019 il Laboratorio di Poesia di Modena si apre a 40 anni esatti dalla sua prima serata,
nella stessa sede di Via Fosse 14 a Modena, con un incontro non stop, a partire dalle ore 17.

PROGRAMMA

INSTALLAZIONE PER I QUARANT’ANNI DEL LABORATORIO

con Marilyne Bertoncini Julien Blaine Mirta Carroli Liliana Ebalginelli
Giovanni Fontana Marco Giovenale Anna Guillot Italo Lanfredini Tomaso Kemeny
Giorgio Moio Luca Ariano Mario Moroni Nina Nasilli Maurizio Osti Giancarlo Pavanello
Raffaele Perrotta Lamberto Pignotti Giuliana Pini Jean Robaey Gian Paolo Roffi Massimo Scrignoli
Carlo Alberto Sitta Giorgio Terrone Gualberto Alvino
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Collettivo Chiamata alle Arti di Daniela Rossi
(Donatella Franchi Antonella De Nisco Laura Cingolani Marina Burani Manuela Corti
Jonida Prifti Silva Nironi Marina Gasparini Elisa Pellacani Franca Rovigatti)

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STEVE RIVISTA DI POESIA
Presentazione del n. 53/2019 con Carlo Alberto Sitta, Elena Bavieri, Fabio De Santis,
Marco Fregni, Pietro Romano Silva Secchi Raffaella Terribile

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MLADEN MACHIEDO POETA ITALIANO
Presentazione in anteprima di LINEA SOTTILE – LANCETTA D’OMBRA
di Mladen Machiedo, Edizioni del Laboratorio 2019, presente l’Autore.
Introduce Giuseppe Langella.

Una strenna per i 40 anni del Laboratorio.

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L’INCONTRO È PROMOSSO CON IL PATROCINIO DEL Comune di Modena
In collaborazione con AICS Comitato Provinciale di Modena
Con il contributo di BPER
http://www.labpoesiamo.it / labpoesiamo@libero.it /
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otoliths #54 is now live

Issue fifty-four of Otoliths, the southern winter 2019 issue is now live.

It features Karl Kempton’s discourses 5 & 6, alongside text, visual, & work from Edward Kulemin, Tom Montag, Elaine Woo, DS Maolalaí, Lynn Strongin, Eric Hoffman, Irene Koronas, Doug Bolling, C.R.E. Wells, Owen Bullock, Daniel Y. Harris, Pete Spence, Sanjeev Sethi, Judith Roitman, Steve Dalachinsky, J. D. Nelson, Diane Keys, Rich Murphy, Norman Abjorensen, Kevin Tosca, Kyle Hemmings, John Greiner, Steve Kirby, Jim Leftwich, Pat Nolan, Scott Helmes, Thomas Fink, Heath Brougher, Michael Orr, Olchar Lindsann, Volodymyr Bilyk, Jim Meirose, Caleb Puckett, hiromi suzuki, Reuben Woolley, Mary Kasimor, Mark DeCarteret, Jonel Abellanosa, AG Davis, Dennis Andrew S. Aguinaldo, J. Crouse, Glenn Ingersoll, Daniel de Culla, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael J Leach, John Martone, Sophie Finlay & Matthew Hall, Sheila E. Murphy, John M. Bennett, Erik Fuhrer, Janna Grace, B. T. Joy, Drew B. David, Anne Gorrick, Márton Koppány, Ricky Garni, Thomas M. Cassidy, Rachel Cunniffe, David Baptiste Chirot, Linda M. Walker, Joel Chace, Joseph Buehler, Toby Fitch, Yoko Danno, Hugh Tribbey, Olivier Schopfer, Jeff Miller, Elmedic Kadric, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, M.J. Iuppa, Colin Stewart Jones, Brendan Slater, Natsuko Hirata, Joe Balaz, Hrishikesh Srinivas, Kellyn Elson, Robert Beveridge, Aidan Coleman, Javant Biarujia, Tony Beyer, Keith Higginbotham, Andrew Topel, Joseph Harrington, Clara B. Jones, Nick Nelson, Kristin Garth, Judith Skillman, Andrew Taylor, Jim George, Jeff Harrison, Jeff Bagato, Daniel f. Bradley, Texas Fontanella & Stuart Wheatley, Penelope Weiss, Dave Read, Keith Nunes, Anna Cates, Sacha Archer, Douglas Barbour, John Levy, Marilyn Stablein, M. C. Rush, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, gobscure, Tim Wright, Jen Schneider, William Repass, Ian Gibbins, Jill Jones, Marcia Arrieta, Gian Luigi Braggio, Holly Day, Mary Ellen Derwis, Tim Pilgrim, John McCluskey, Les Wicks, R. Keith, Michael Brandonisio, Tom Beckett, Bob Heman, Ella Skilbeck-Porter, John Pursch, Jesse Glass, Kristian Patruno, Martin Stannard, & Demosthenes Agrafiotis.

foto da libri e microlibri / differx. 2013, 2016-17, 2019

Asemic writing. Alcune foto di libri e microlibri su carta Rizla, carta da lucido, velina, plastica trasparente. Tre opere del 2013, 2016-17, 2019. Donate all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, ottobre 2019.

(CC) 2019 differx

jay & kristine snodgrass: some collab pieces

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all the pieces:
(C) Jay & Kristine Snodgrass
the last one:
(C) Kristine Snodgrass