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.
Visual Poetry on the Page: With, Within, and Without the Word, An Exhibit at MainSite Contemporary Art Gallery
Virtual opening: Friday, January 8 at 6:00 p.m. CST
Open to in-person viewing at MainSite Contemporary Art Gallery beginning on Wednesday, January 13 and continuing through Saturday, February 13, 2021.
Hours: 10am-4pm Wednesday through Saturday
A few works are already up on MainSite’s online gallery: https://www.mainsitecontemporaryart.com/visual-poetry-on-the-page/6nlc4jd90g6n3g4fjg4iqkr8e6v4km
Visual Poetry on the Page: With, Within, and Without the Word explores a movement that asks viewers to read the works as visual art. Unlike concrete, written poems, a visual poem “typically includes many other elements than alphabetic text,” including any number of mediums or artist manipulation, including painting, photos, digital manipulation or any other means to “obliterate the boundary between visual arts and literature.” “Visual poetry is what we can see,” organizer Crag Hill said in his curator statement. “It can be what we see when we see within, behind, and beyond words, when we see through parts of words, through and with letters, parts of letters, the ineffable marks we make on and in spaces we inhabit and aspire to live with and for.” Continua a leggere
Once again it contains an wide-ranging mix of text & visual poems, reviews, photographs, collages, prose pieces — long & short — paintings, & a few combinations of those forms. Included in the issue is work by Nico Vassilakis, Alyson Miller, David A. Welch, Brandstifter, Texas Fontanella, David Lohrey, Nick Nelson, Jake Berry, Jeff Bagato, Jim Leftwich, Steve Dalachinsky, Dylan Harris, Sven Heuchert, David Felix, Sanjeev Sethi, Seth Howard, Daniel de Culla, Richard Kostelanetz, Mark Cunningham, Cecelia Chapman, Maralena Howard, Peter Bakowski & Ken Bolton, Jürgen Schneider, dan raphael, JD Rage, John W. Sexton, Elaine Woo, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, John M. Bennett, Thomas M. Cassidy, osvaldo cibils, Gregory Kimbrell, Carol Stetser, Stephen C. Middleton, Volodymyr Bilyk, Brad Vogler, Howie Good, Olivier Schopfer, Lynn Strongin, Eileen R. Tabios, Olchar Lindsann, Sacha Archer, Andrew Topel, Billy Mavreas, Jami Macarty, Ficus strangulensis, Christopher Barnes, Brendan Slater, Joel Chace, J.J. Campbell, Francisco Aprile, Crank Sturgeon, Daniel f Bradley, Vernon Frazer, Bob Heman, Jake Marmer, Jim Meirose, Joe Balaz, John Levy, Mike Callaghan, Clara B. Jones, Rich Murphy, Jack Galmitz, hiromi suzuki, Kirk Marshall, Bill Wolak, Yoko Danno, Obododimma Oha, Sean Singer, Isabel Gómez de Diego, Timothy Pilgrim, Kyle Hemmings, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Tom Beckett, Joshua Medsker, Toby Fitch, Willie Smith, Michael Gottlieb, Jeff Harrison, Susan Gangel, gobscure, Joseph Beuhler, Jim McCrary, Tim Murphy, Xe M. Sánchez, Gareth Morgan, Keith Nunes, Andrew Brenza, Marilyn Stablein, Tom Montag, Tony Beyer, Dawn Nelson Wardrope, Michael O’Brien, Anna Cates, Pete Spence, Siham Karani, Stephen Nelson, AG Davis, Jesse Glass, Erik Fuhrer, Marcia Arrieta, Owen Bullock, Edward Kulemin, Miro Sandev, Gavin Yates, David Kjellin, Joyce Parkes, Michael Orr, Connor Stratman, Tim Youngs, Michael Brandonisio, Natsuko Hirata, Jake Goetz, Meryl Stuart Phair, Tess Ridgway, J. D. Nelson, Martin Edmond, Katrinka Moore, Penelope Weiss, John Pursch, Shloka Shankar, Olivia Macassey, nick-e melville, & Cherie Hunter Day.
Featuring Asemic Writing & Book Art from: Tim Gaze, Rosaire Appel, Luigi Serafini, Carlos M. Luis, Israel F Haros Lopez, Paul A Toth, Alain Satié, Jose Parlá, John M. Bennett, Marco Giovenale, Cecil Touchon, Scott Helmes, Derek Beaulieu, Brion Gysin, Satu Kaikkonen, Cheryl Penn, Raymond Queneau, Logan K. Young, Steve McCaffery, Xu Bing, Geof Huth, Gene Kannenberg Jr., Christopher Skinner, Max Ernst, Timothy Ely, Charles Stein, Gazaliel, Lucinda Sherlock, Volodymyr Bilyk, Catherine M. Bennett, Henri Michaux, Spencer Selby, Jim Leftwich, Louise Tournay, Abdourahamane Diarra, Joe Maneri, Michael Jacobson, Robyn Ellenbogen, Donna Maria De Creeft, Marilyn R Rosenberg, Francesco Aprile, Bill Beamer, Nuno De Matos, Lynn Alexander, Tony Burhouse, Scott Ross, Axel Calatayud, Henry Denander, Jean-christophe Giacottino, Lin Tarczynski, Tom Cassidy, Ricky Brett, Edward Kulemin, Phil Openshaw, Kerri Pullo, Anneke Baeten, Benji Friedman, Laura Ortiz, John McConnochie, Kimm Kiriako, Sam Roxas Chua, Steven J Fowler, Tatiana Roumelioti, Ekaterina Samigulina & Yuli Ilyshchanska, Nico Vassilakis, mIEKAL aND, the unknown author of The Voynich Manuscript, all the authors & artists in Asemic Magazine, everyone in John Moore William’s asemic issue of The Bleed, & including everyone in Paul A. Toth’s ALPHA BET A TEST: The Eye Am Eye Asemic Anthology: Language In The Act of Disappearing.
From last year’s project by Nico Vassilakis, here’s the entire “Singular Vispo: :First Encounters”, with over forty participants: https://ia601503.us.archive.org/13/items/SingularVispo/singular%20vispo.pdf [19.55 Mb]
a pdf file of the book is now available:
The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008
Edited by Crag Hill and Nico Vassilakis
Hard copies available from Fantagraphics Books
All pedagogic use welcome.
More information, including reviews at http://www.thelastvispo.com/
Please pass along to interested parties