Archivi tag: experimental writing

word for / word, issue #37, summer 2021

Word For/Word #37 is online at

Issue #38 is scheduled for January 2022


jim leftwich @

Six Months Aint No Sentence, Books 1 – 15, written between 04.24.2011 and 01.13.2012. Originally published by Marco Giovenale at differx hosts as Six Months Aint No Sentence, a Journal: texts and works by Jim Leftwich, 2011 – 2016 Books 1 – 187
Books 1 – 30 were published by Peter Ganick and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen at White Sky E-Books.

poetry, visual poetry, asemic writing, historiography, writing against itself, useless writing, journal, textimagepoem, trashpo, desemantized writing, 21st Century American epic, collage poem, ongoing research

un passo della contraddizione

Franco Cavallo, dall’introduzione a Poesia italiana della contraddizione (Newton Compton, 1989)

il collettivo lals intervista gammm (28 mag. 2021)

Intervista audio a Marco Giovenale, Mariangela Guatteri e Michele Zaffarano, tre dei quattro redattori di

Realizzazione del collettivo LALS, Laboratorio Letterario di Siena (, nel contesto del progetto “Millytanti”:

“Con il progetto *Millytanti* LALS dialoga con le redazioni di alcune riviste letterarie, blog e gruppi culturali dell’attuale panorama italiano, discutendo dei loro manifesti programmatici e del loro personale rapporto con il concetto di militanza” (

Video di LALS, online dal 28 maggio 2021 all’indirizzo

Progetto fotografico: Giacomo Ciolfi


tic talk di giugno: il calendario

calendario tic talk giugno 2021

in uscita: “topsy-turvy”, di charles bernstein

From University of Chicago Press at the end of April
176pp, paper & ebook (audiobook info soon)

In his most expansive and unruly collection to date, the acclaimed poet Charles Bernstein gathers poems, both tiny and grand, that speak to a world turned upside down. Our time of “covidity,” as Bernstein calls it in one of the book’s most poignantly disarming works, is characterized in equal measure by the turbulence of both the body politic and the individual. Likewise, in Topsy-Turvy, novel and traditional forms jostle against one another: horoscopes, shanties, and elegies rub up against gags, pastorals, and feints; translations, songs, screenplays, and slapstick tangle deftly with commentaries, conundrums, psalms, and prayers.
Though Bernstein’s poems play with form, they incorporate a melancholy, even tragic, sensibility. This “cognitive dissidence,” as Bernstein calls it, is reflected in … [click here to read]

otoliths, issue #60

Issue sixty of OTOLITHS, the southern summer, 2021, is now live. Rounding out fifteen years of the journal, it maintains the eclectic & exciting mix of visuals & text that has graced it since its beginning. Included in this issue are Christian ALLE, Constant Laval Williams, Sanjeev Sethi, Seth Leeper, Kelsey Swancott, hiromi suzuki, DS Maolalai, Louise Landes Levi, Diana Magallón, Jonathan Minton, S. K. Kelen, Lynn Strongin, Arrowsmith Forge, Pete Spence, Kon Μarkοgiannis, Jim Leftwich, Michael Leach, Mark Danowsky, Timothy Pilgrim, John Stickney, Jack Galmitz, Doug Bolling, Michael Sikkema, Kristin Garth, Kyle Hemmings, Joanna Walkden Harris, Pete Spence, Elaine Woo, Craig Cotter, Charles Borkhuis, Mary Kasimor, Kyle Seibel, Vernon Frazer, Judith Skillman, Owen Bullock, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Nathan Whiting, Seth A. Howard, Jeff Crouch, Ian Goodale, Barnaby Smith, Chidambar Navalgund, Shloka Shankar, Jeff Harrison, John M. Bennett, Adam Rousopoulos, J. D. Nelson, Darrell Petska, Karl Kempton, Jenny Enochsson, Jen Schneider, Ryan Scott, Nico Vassilakis, Doug Jones, Olivier Schopfer, Tom Montag, Simon Perchik, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, AG Davis, Naomi Buck Palagi, Scott Helmes & Carol Stetser, Tony Beyer, Tom Beckett, Cecelia Chapman, Vera Constantineau, Eric Hoffman, Bruno Neiva, Clara B. Jones, Dave Read, Bob Lucky, gobscure, Harvey Huddleston, Isabel Gómez de Diego, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Richard Kostelanetz, Kathup Tsering, M.J. Iuppa, Penelope Weiss, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, David Lohrey, Lewis LaCook, George Myers, Jr., Nathan Anderson, Jake Sheff, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Keith Nunes, Jeff Bagato, Kell Nelson, Anna Cates, Elmedin Kadric, Andrew Pascoe, Toby Fitch, Marcia Arrieta, Jim Meirose, Joel Chace, John Levy, Marilyn Stablein, K.S. Ernst & Sheila E. Murphy, Natsuko Hirata, Alan (Chong) Lau, Alberto Vitacchio, Claudia Serea, Steven Fraccaro, Bob Heman, Randee Silv, Valeria Sangiorgi, Mark Pirie, Casey Bush, Carla Bertola, horace p sternwall, Michael Brandonisio, Kirsty Lewin, Eve Rifkah, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Vassilis Zambaras, Edward Kulemin, Thomas Fink, Maya D. Mason, Zebulon Huset, Robert Knight, Kristian Patruno, Adam Rosenkranz, Peter Yovu, Guy R. Beining, & with a cover photo by Daniel de Culla which incorporates a cover photo of  issue fifty-seven.


improvisations against propaganda / jim leftwich. 2017 [moria books]

Jim Leftwich, Improvisations Against Propaganda (2017)

le cut-up & ses corollaires (anysia troin-guis)

Le XXe siècle déchiffré grâce à une paire de ciseaux : le cut‑up & ses corollaires
by Anysia Troin-Guis:


ricordando peter ganick


Fai clic per accedere a StevenMeinking_interviews_PeterGanick.pdf

drunk-dumb-broke-dead / donato mancini. 2020

etymologies / united visual artists. 2018

These canvases of geometric shape are illuminated by transitioning text. Algorithmically driven, the text on indistinguishable origin recalculates, reduces and expands, motivated by but not a direct reflection of human instruction. We witness the presence of a co-contributor who while deconstructing the source text, allegorically deconstructs the concept of independent authorship and more importantly, independent readership. This process of deconstruction questions the role of authenticity and the nature of appropriation in the Information Age. Employing the post-structuralist rationale that literary sources lie impregnated with reference, inherently a product of their own authorial context, the text is reduced to pure patterns which in turn, incite the viewer to rebuild order. The words of Roland Barthes resound “the birth of the reader must be at the cost of the death of the Author” as we engage in a process of inference, seeking out logic and poetry, while simultaneously submitting to the complex, mechanical mind. The unique shape of each canvas serves to highlight how our experience is not only shaped by the content, but by the environment in which it is viewed.

“canella,” “capparis,” “caragana” / irene koronas. 2020

a series of collab works by jim leftwich & jeff crouch