This issue, which marks the beginning of the seventeenth year of the journal’s existence, contains a mix of — sometimes mixed — photographs, paintings, short stories, poetry, interviews, magazine columns, & manifestos from an international contributor list including Karl Kempton, Linda King, Mark Pirie, Dario Zumkeller, AG Davis, Mark Cunningham, Sanjeev Sethi, Ken Friedman, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, James Cochran, Jim Leftwich, hiromi suzuki, Michael J. Leach, Elancharan Gunasekaran, Louise Landes Levi, KJ Hannah Greenberg, Chuck Joy, Marco Giovenale, Jimmy Crouse, Andrew Cyril Macdonald, Nicholas Alexander Hayes, Mario José Cervantes, Timothy Pilgrim, Alan Catlin, Paul Ilechko, Jim Meirose, Adam Fieled, Gregory Stephenson, John Sweet, Sterling Warner, Jack Galmitz, Lynn Strongin, Texas Fontanella, Richard J. Fleming, Sarah Bilodeau, M.J. Iuppa, John M. Bennett, Carla Bertola & John M. Bennett, Harvey Huddleston, bofa xesjum, fred flynn, John McCluskey, Ben Egerton, John Gallas, Nathan Whiting, Laurent Grison, Volodymyr Bilyk, Xe M. Sánchez, Ellen Wardman, Barbara Parchim, Bruce Robinson, Jeff Bagato, jim mccrary, Gale Acuff, Grzegorz Wróblewski, harry k stammer, Howie Good, Jen Schneider, Alberto Vitacchio, richard lopez & Márton Koppány, Heather Sager, Keith Polette, Michael Basinski, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, Daniel f Bradley, Dave Read, Robert Beveridge, Tom Beckett, Mary Kasimor, Connor van Bussel, R. S. Stewart, Tony Beyer, Daniel de Culla, John Levy, Joanne Bechtel, Kenneth Rexroth, Nathan Anderson, Jeff Harrison, Bill Wolak, Clara B. Jones, Nicole Raziya Fong, Charles A. Perrone, Russ Bickerstaff, Paul Dickey, Sabine Miller, Keith Nunes, Diana Magallón, Bob Lucky, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, bart plantenga, Joshua Martin, Jillian Oliver, Réka Nyitrai, Marilyn Stablein, Jerome Berglund, Christopher Barnes, Peter Cherches, Jürgen O. Olbrich & Hubert Kretschmer, Kay Kestner, Cameron Morse, Eric Hoffman, Gavin Lucky, Kiriti Sengupta, Patrick Sweeney, Robin Wyatt Dunn, Jane Simpson, Elmedin Kadric, Kit Kennedy, Steven Tran, dan raphael, Andrew Taylor, Charlotte Jung, Michael Borth, Carol Stetser, Penelope Weiss, Marcia Arrieta, John M. Bennett & Jim Leftwich, Márton Koppány, Rich Murphy, Cecelia Chapman, J. D. Nelson, Kit Willett, Angelo ‘NGE’ Colella, H. A. Sappho, Martin Stannard, Michael Brandonisio, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Katrinka Moore, David Jalajel, Keith Higginbotham, Susan Gangel, Judith Skillman, Bob Heman, & Guy R. Beining.
Maybe you’ve already noticed that http://slowforward.net is posting lists of links.
Here they are (and will be): https://slowforward.net/tag/linklist/
Just contribute to this living archive of stuff on line. Send your own list to Slowforward.
(Links to your blogs and sites).
Slowforward has already published links to works of Billy Bob Beamer, Jim Leftwich, differx, Márton Koppány, Crank Sturgeon, Mark Young, John M. Bennett, Tomislav Butkovic.
Slowforward owes the idea of this ongoing project to Jim Leftwich.
And also: support net (neutrality). Spread lists. Store works. Open http://archive.org accounts. Publish stuff on line. Send lists to Slowforward. Publish lists in your personal sites and blogs.
Otoliths issue forty-six, the southern winter 2017 issue, has just gone live, featuring works from Charles Wilkinson, Paul T. Lambert, Seth Jani, Cameron Lowe, Cheryl Penn, Obododimma Oha, Sacha Archer, Dennis Vannatta, Fotis Begetis & Jack Galmitz, Penelope Weiss, J. Ray Paradiso, Graeme Miles, Karl Kempton, Tony Beyer, Brandstifter, Texas Fontanella, Steve Dalachinsky, Cecelia Chapman, Sanjeev Sethi, John Crouse, Jim Leftwich, Federico Federici, Laurent Grison, Tyler Pruett, Pete Spence, Drew B. David, Steven Earnshaw, Michael Prihoda, Anne Gorrick, Meeah Williams, Anwer Ghani, Lakey Comess, differx, Jill Chan, Daniel de Culla, Michael Flatt, Olivier Schopfer, Lana Bella, Jake Berry, gobscure, Jonel Abellanosa, Tony Rickaby, Darren C. Demaree, Martin Christmas, Kyle Hemmings, Lachy McKenzie, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Ian Ganassi, Thomas M. Cassidy, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, Clara B. Jones, hiromi Suzuki, Jeff Bagato, Howie Good, Leigh Herrick, Matthew Woodman, Javant Biarujia, Raymond Farr, Iliana Theodoropoulou, Philip Byron Oakes, Seth Howard, Claudia Serea, Stanford Cheung, M A McDonald, Joe Balaz, AG Davis, Felino A. Soriano, Veronica Mattaboni, Carol Stetser, David A. Welch, David Lohrey, Stephen Nelson, Jim Meirose, C. R. E. Wells, Willie Smith, M.J. Iuppa, Susan Gangel, Kevin Tosca, Tom Montag, horace sternwall, Sabine Miller & Carole Kim, Márton Koppány, Jack Little, R. Keith, Chris Brown, Corey Mesler, Jeff Harrison, Leigh Williams & Melanie Klein, Keith Kumasen Abbott, Eric Hoffman, Brendan Slater, John Vieira, Bob Heman, A.A. Reinecke, Alain Joncheray, Caoimhe McKeogh, Mark Staniforth, Marcia Arrieta, Mark Cunningham, Rupert Loydell, Andrew Darling, Danny Blackwell, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Lee Nash, Jesse Glass, Eileen R. Tabios, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Indigo Perry, Timothy Pilgrim, John Pursch, Edward Kulemin, John Levy, J. D. Nelson, Marilyn Stablein, Gale Acuff, Katrinka Moore, Adam Levon Brown, Owen Bullock, Ryan Clark, Michael Brandonisio, David Baptiste Chirot, Olchar E. Lindsann, & Tom Beckett.
Once again, with its southern winter, 2013 issue, Otoliths lives up to its reputation for delivering a cornucopia of wide-ranging creativity. In this issue you’ll find work by SS Prasad, Raymond Farr, Mary Cresswell, Richard Kostelanetz, Volodymyr Bilyk, Alan Chamberlain, Jack Galmitz, Philip Miletec, Jim Meirose, Christopher Barnes, Nico Vassilakis, Philip Byron Oakes, Ed Baker, Theodoros Chiotis, David Kelly, Lewis Gesner, Michelle Greenblatt & Sheila E. Murphy, Anna Rugis, Daniel f Bradley, Bobbi Lurie, Elizabeth Terrazas, Willie Smith, John Tranter, Andrew Topel & Pete Spence, Felino A. Soriano, Adam Fieled, Kyle Hemmings, John M. Bennett, Joel Chace, Matt Hill, Jude Conlee, Ron Riekki, Donna Fleischer, Zachary Scott Hamilton, Carol Stetser & Tim Gaze, Theodore Worozbyt, Mia Avramut and John Riley, Jeff Harrison, Chris Brown, Craig Kurtz, bruno neiva & bárbara mesquita, Natsuko Hirata, William Repass, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Wilna Panagos, Susan Kachor Conlon, Aditya Bahl, Márton Koppány, John Pursch, Alexander Jorgensen, Lakey Comess, Andrew Cantrell, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Paul Summers, Ric Carfagna, Marco Giovenale, Joe Balaz, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Alex Stolis, Charles Freeland & Rosaire Appel, Eric Leighton McKneely, Sam Langer, trijita, Cherie Hunter Day, Tony Beyer, Mike Cannell, Reed Altemus, Boona Daroom, Ken Bolton, Bob Heman, Bogdan Puslenghea, Jim McCrary, Michael Brandonisio, Siel Ju, Scott Metz, Ken Nance, J. D. Nelson, Spencer Selby, pd mallamo, & Satu Kaikkonen.
Out from Otoliths :
by Márton Koppány
7.5″ x 7.5″
56 pages, full color
ISBN: 978- 0-9872010-6-5
Márton Koppány’s art could be said to be the art of the invisible. His decision to abandon Hungarian in favour of English was a political one, but something else can be said to have happened in this transition. His poetry shifts into a language space that is alien, a snow-blinding landscape that is finding itself, built piece by piece through a poetry where language objects – real and linguistic – float with intent, testing the boundaries of language as intuition. —Tony Trehy
In fact, I’m not certain that there is any across-the-board method that can be learned, and then applied, in order to understand Márton Koppány’s poems. If and/or when understanding does come, it happens (in my own experience) wholly – and as if in a flash – like direct, mind-to-mind transmission. When first seeing Márton’s poems Katue came quickly to mind. I do not at all mean that Márton’s work reminded me of his. What came to my mind was his statement about plastic poetry: “Plastic poem is the figure of poem itself, in other words, it is an ‘apparatus of poem’…” I take this as bare-bones poetry, in the best sense of that term. —Roy Arenella
Conceptual art can be bountiful, spare, even beautiful. With an economy of presentation, Márton Koppány’s work uniquely captures, invents, and refashions installations on the page from unexpected sources. His works run the gamut of humor, politics, and philosophy. Each piece offers a genuine gift of perception. With signature purity, works such as “Asemic Volcano”, showcase the potency of word-free realities. “Emptiness” is vibrant with lui-meme realization. “One Moment in Three Sections” depicts a tiny triumph. “Old Question” and “Addendum” prepare the viewer for “Still Life No. 2,” a final reminder of the inherent interconnectedness among all things. The recombinant majesty of Koppány’s genius raises the bar for what is possible in the infinitely expanding universe of visual poetry. —Sheila E. Murphy
¡2 NEW BOOKS 2!
LUNA BISONTE PRODS is proud to announce 2 new publications:
*BOOK OF NUMBERS *
By Jim Leftwich, Márton Koppány
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Márton Koppány and Jim Leftwich’s Book of Numbers is a visual and
conceptual collaboration exploring a “vocabulary of correspondences”
between letters and numbers. The result is a sequence of words, letters,
numbers, patterns, lines, onions, leaves, cayenne peppers, and nails in
wood. It all makes sense, or makes several senses, and the pleasure is in
tracing those senses through the concepts and images they embody.
Book available at:
http://www.lulu. com/product/ paperback/ book-of-numbers/ 18645003
*THE GNAT’S WINDOW *
*By John M Bennett*
John M. Bennett’s The Gnat’s Window shows the evolution of a new form
combining the textual, the oral, the visual, and even the artifactual, as
the pieces can be seen as windows, or televisions, or computer screens. The
poems can be read left-to-right as traditional texts, or up-and-down, or
in-and-out, or in any number of other configurations, and thus have
participatory and even performative dimensions within what at first glance
seems to be a closed form. They are “dreams’ doubled crust” indeed: shaped
and emotional, conceptual and somatic, sparklingly clear, and enigmatic.
Book available at:
http://www.lulu. com/product/ paperback/ the-gnats- window/18165060
Publisher Luna Bisonte Prods
Published November 10, 2011
Binding Saddle-stitch Paperback
Interior Ink Full color
Dimensions (inches) 5.8 wide × 8.3 tall
Márton Koppány and Jim Leftwich’s Book of Numbers is a visual and conceptual collaboration exploring a “vocabulary of correspondences” between letters and numbers. The result is a sequence of words, letters, numbers, patterns, lines, onions, leaves, cayenne peppers, and nails in wood. It all makes sense, or makes several senses, and the pleasure is in tracing those senses through the concepts and images they embody.
Márton Koppány‘s “a motion”, is just out from cPress.
freely downloadable here:
Issue twenty-two of Otoliths has gone live
As always, it presents the broad church of creativity the journal is renowned for, with new work from John Martone, Elisa Gabbert & Kathleen Rooney, Richard Kostelanetz, Philip Byron Oakes, Karen Neuberg, dan raphael, Márton Koppány, Martin Burke, Stephen Nelson, John M. Bennett, Morgan Harlow, Sheila E. Murphy, Anny Ballardini, Raymond Farr, Ray Scanlon, Marco Giovenale, Ryan Scott,Tom Beckett (interviewing Kirsten Kaschock), Kirsten Kaschock, Erica Eller, Jim Meirose, Howie Good, Enola Mirao, Jean Vengua (onDion Farquhar’s Feet First), Walter Ruhlmann, Jill Jones, David James Miller, Michael Caylo-Baradi, Catherine Vidler, Jillian Mukavetz, Zachary Scott Hamilton, Jill Chan, Glenn R. Frantz, Felino Soriano, Iain Britton, Mark Cobley, bruno neiva, Brenda Mann Hammack, Toby Fitch, Tony Rickaby, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Lisa Samuels, Kevin Opstedal, Gustave Morin, Rich Murphy, Laura Wetherington, Jeff Harrison, J. D. Nelson, Charles Freeland, Rosaire Appel, Ann Vickery, Isaac Linder, Bobbi Lurie, Sam Langer, Rose Hunter, Spencer Selby, Jason Lester, Michael Brandonisio, Bob Heman, Keith Higginbotham, Connor Stratman, & Marcia Arrieta.
Issue twenty-two Date of Publication August 1, 2011.
Individual pieces Copyright © 2011 by their respective creators
Editor: Mark Young
All images in Otoliths can be enlarged by clicking on them.
We are pleased to announce the HEALTH & ILLNESS Anthology with our felt acknowledgment to all those who sent their poems and visual work:
· Editorial – Obododimma Oha – · Editorial – Anny Ballardini – · Michael Rothenberg · Dennis Barone · Daniel Zimmerman & Mom · Ned Condini · Elizabeth Smither · Douglas Clark · Jeff Harrison · John M. Bennett · Tony Trigilio · Peter Ganick · Charlotte Mandel · Ingrid Wendt · Sohrab Sepehri · Geoffrey Gatza · Wendy Carlisle · Peter Ciccariello · Jim Leftwich · Marilyn Hacker · Ric Carfagne · Jessica Fiorini · George Bowering · Márton Koppány · Silvia Levenson · Jameela ‘Nishat’ · Hoshang Merchant · Halvard Johnson · Meg Withers · Christina Pacosz · Ruth Fainlight · Jerry McGuire · Jerry McGuire – 2nd part · Evelyn Posamentier · Evelyn Posamentier 2nd Part · Wendy Vardaman · Malaika King Albrecht · Grzegorz Wróblewski · Rebecca Seiferle · Luc Fierens · Helen Ruggieri · Ed Baker · Daniel Godston · David Howard · Fan Ogilvie · Christopher Flynn · Nuri Gene Cos · Penelope Scambly Schott · Alan Sondheim Part 1 · Alan Sondheim Part 2 · Alan Sondheim Part 3 · Alan Sondheim Part 4 · Alan Sondheim Part 5 · Eileen Tabios · Barry Alpert · Jean Vengua and Michael A. Fink · Kathrine Durham Oldmixon · Sarah Rae · harry k stammer · Amy MacLennan · Margo Berdeshevsky · Obiwu · Marco Giovenale · Tom Savage · Richard Dillon · Drew Riley · Richard M. Berlin · Sola Olatunji · Musa Idris Okpanachi · Elizabeth Oakes · Marian Veverka · Judith E. Johnson · Penny Harter · Emma Bolden · Marjory Wentworth · Obododimma Oha
Obododimma Oha and Anny Ballardini