Archivi tag: visual poetry

john richard mcconnochie: “offerings”, online exhibit @ van vliet gallery

“Offerings”: asemic, concrete and visual poetry by John Richard McConnochie. Now showing at VVG’s website, until mid-November. A catalog of the show is available for purchase.


“womb: opere dall’archivio utsanga”: @ fasano (br) dal 2 al 13 giugno

“Womb. Opere dall’Archivio Utsanga” | Mostra promossa e curata da Clotilde Palasciano
Museo della casa alla fasanese | via Fogazzaro 4, Fasano (BR)
dal 2 al 13 giugno 2022
In mostra opere di Mariangela Guatteri, Fabio Lapiana, Giovanni Fontana, David Felix, Tim Gaze, Lucinda Sherlock, Cristiano Caggiula, Francesco Aprile, Egidio Marullo, Marco Giovenale, Giuseppe Calandriello, Ásgrimur Kuldaboli Pórhallsson, Lina Stern, Vittore Baroni, Dona Mayoora, Luc Fierens, Eugenio Lucrezi, Kerri Pullo, Hilda Paz, Reed Altemus, Clemente Padin, Giancarlo Pavanello, Clotilde Palasciano, Miriam Midley, Cheryl Penn, Francesco Saverio Dòdaro, Enzo Miglietta, Ruggero Maggi, Rafael Gonzalez, Vittorio Fava, Vittorino Curci, Kenryo Hara, Gino Gini, Fernanda Fedi, Oronzo Liuzzi, Adriano Accattino, Enzo Patti, Anna Boschi, Cecelia Chapman-Jeff Crouch, Giuseppe Pellegrino.

Alcune immagini dalla mostra qui:

1 link: twenty things you must know about concrete and visual poetry

vou: visual poetry tokyo, 1958-1978

Sandro Ricaldone

Visual Poetry
edited by Taylor Mignon
Isobar Press, 2022

Taylor Mignon has lived in Tokyo for many years, and during that time he has built up an important collection of copies of the avant-garde magazine VOU, edited by the legendary Kitasono Katue. Although the magazine, originally founded in 1935, had long included visual images (the earliest one reproduced here dates from 1958), in the decade or so before Kitasono’s death in 1978, the magazine became notable for the amount and quality of visual poetry it printed. VOU: Visual Poetry, Tokio, 1954–1978 is Taylor’s selection of work by nine leading contributors, along with his commentary on the poets and Eric Selland’s introduction placing the work in its historical, cultural and political context.

From Eric Selland‘s Introduction to the book: This long-overdue publication fills a gap in the understanding of postwar Japanese poetry and the role of visual poetry in the avant-garde of Japan’s postwar period. It is a highly welcome book. The VOU Club was a group of outsider poet-artists with their roots in Japan’s Modernist avant-garde of the 1930s who were an active part of Japan’s tumultuous 1960s and 1970s.…The work included in this selection has been cared for and preserved by Taylor Mignon and a handful of other people without whose efforts it would have fallen into oblivion. It is hoped that this publication will bring about more awareness of Japan’s dynamic experimental tradition in poetry during the twentieth century.

textimagepoem blogzine


jim leftwich, a page from No Such Thing As Repetition (2001)

jim leftwich
Death Text Book 8 (2003)
When bears prevail Take ___ breath (microbooks, 2011)
Pixies—-Calcium (2010)
Things Rescued From Eternal Nonexistence (2001)
No Such Thing As Repetition (2001)
WHAT (1996)
turtle fish sun flower. cat kite beetle boat. (2001)
noodle had (2001)
quasi-letteral anti-calligraphy (2011)
mead memo (2007)
mead memo (2004-2007)
mead memo (2002-2006)
mead memo (2006)

Labels: 2001asemic writinghistoriographyjim leftwichmicropress publishingongoing researchvisual poetry


david-baptiste chirot – in memoriam


After a five month stay in hospital, well-known international artist and poet, David-Baptiste Chirot (birth name, David Harris) began, in the late 1980’s, a new phase in his artistic journey at River View apartments in Milwaukee Wisconsin with artworks, films, writing, only to have it interrupted in early June 2021 by his untimely death. Friends and fellow artists/writers helped piece together this in-memoriam from notebooks, files, loose pages and artworks, salvaged from his apartment, and with works inspired by his art, writings, and their memories of father, brother, friend, artist, writer, poet & visual poet, David-Baptiste Chirot (b.1953 – d.2021).

Eds: Tom Hibbard, John M. Bennett, Catherine Mehrl Bennett

jim leftwich: some recent links



examples of a certain kind of thinking #2:

5 Books of Visual Poetry & Asemic Writing (2021):

writing against itself:

nico vassilakis: “letters of intent” (visual essays)

by Nico Vassilakis
A book of visual poetry
120 pages in full color
Available here:


  • is a collection of visual essays designed to explore the interior space of language material;
  • unfolds in chapters that investigate the methods, processes, manifestos and potentials of visual poetry;
  • attempts to blend the verbo-visual concept of reading seeing with the position that letters and their visual properties keep the germ of language afloat and operating while word formations are merely a convenience we’ve become accustomed to.


first international colloquium of visual poetry: research and creation (8-12 nov, 2021)

thanks to the staff and editorial board of the First International Colloquium of Visual Poetry, for the lectures and dialogues, the videos and the online art exhibit.

and… thanks for hosting one piece by me in the exhibit (here and below)

here is the address of all the videos up to now:

the site:

here’s my work:



first international colloquium on visual poetry

The purpose of the event is to bring together artists and scholars in order to promote critical thinking and expand the relationship between practitioners of visual poetry at a global level. At the same time, and as part of the event, the First Virtual Exhibition of Visual Poetry will be held, in order to bring together historical and contemporary productions based on contributions from invited and registered poets.

Applications are open from 1st June 2021 to 15th August 2021 for submission of theoretical propositions (for oral communication) and artistic works (for the virtual exhibition).

All the infos here:

[This is a non-profit event that does not have financial support from any public or private institution. The Organizing Committee and all invited participants waived Pró-Labore, and there are no registration fees]


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

“oei”, april 10 and 11: moving mountains & mounting transitions 

OEI_moving_mountainsMoving mountains & mounting transitions

2 days on “editorial thinking” with OEI at Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation

This event will be live-streamed via Index’ Twitch channel:

Saturday April 10 and Sunday April 11, 14:00-17:00

On the occasion of the exhibition Editorial Thinking at Index, OEI magazine organizes a two-day event, inviting artists, editors, publishers, writers, and scholars to reflect on the notion of “editorial thinking” in relation to their different practices. Each day will comprise two sessions and will be live streamed via Twitch. The talks take in conversations around editing and publishing as artistic and literary practices, as well as focusing on new and latest publications by OEI.
Guests include Alice Centamore, Pierre Paulin, Michalis Pichler, Nils Olsson, Sezgin Boynik, Lytle Shaw, Axel Andersson.

Saturday 10 April, 14:00-17:00
Addressing “(im)proper places for other books”, Michalis Pichler will talk about historical and recent initiatives of artists who have tried to break out of the process of cultural confinement of their books. This talk will be followed by a short lecture by Nils Olsson on editorial practices taking its cue from Walter Benjamin’s “The author as producer”. Joining us from Paris, Pierre Paulin and Alice Centamore will focus on editing and publishing through the lenses of art, poetry, archives, and curating.

Sunday 11 April, 14:00-17:00
After an introduction to some of the complexities between fieldwork and editing by Jonas (J) Magnusson & Cecilia Grönberg, Lytle Shaw will talk about his new book New Grounds for Dutch Landscape (OEI editör), where he uses an experimental, site-specific method to demonstrate how 17th century painters Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Meindert Hobbema did not so much represent the newly made landscape of Holland as re-enact its reclamation and ongoing threats to its stability.
Axel Andersson presents his new book Negative Geology – A Cultural and Technical History of Early European Mountaineering (OEI editör), on mountaineering before Romanticism, which traces the interconnected developments in literature, visual arts, philosophy and technology contributing to the continent’s intense interest in mountains. Sezgin Boynik, the guest editor of the latest issue of OEI, #90–91: “Sickle of Syntax & Hammer of Tautology. Concrete and Visual Poetry in Yugoslavia, 1968–1983”, tackles the question of how to edit avantgarde archives while introducing this new OEI issue.

*** Continua a leggere

marvin sackner passed away

kaldron, 15 (1982) on line @


free pdf:–1982/kaldron%2015%20%281982%29.pdf



karl young panel at louisville conference


Karl Young, who passed away September, 30, 2017, was a major poet, artist, and organizer, who, along with Karl Gartung and Ann Kingsbury, founded Woodland Pattern Book Center, a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood dedicated to poetry and its attendant arts. This panel covers Young’s work as a publisher, book artist, and founder of Light and Dust, one of the first online archives of Avant-garde poetry and an important predecessor to sites such as UbuWeb and the Electronic Poetry Center.

Karl Kempton, editor of Kaldron Magazine, the longest running magazine dedicated to visual poetry: “Karl [Young] proudly considered himself a supporter of the literature and arts of the fourth coast, the Great Lakes. As such he developed deep and lasting friendships in the region. He could telescope easily from local to regional to national and international in conversation, correspondence and in his articles and poetics.”

Charles Alexander, poet and director of CHAX Press, discusses Young and the creation of “books of experience,” which is defined and demonstrated. Tom Montag, poet and editor of MWPH Books, discusses Young’s relationship to Margins: A Review of Little Magazines and Small Press Books, the establishment of Young’s “Symposium Series” in the magazine, and its continuation after Margins’ demise. Jonny Lohr, poet and co-editor of Adjunct Press, discusses the utopian drive of Young’s publishing career, exploring the small press aesthetics from late-Mimeo Revolution to early-Web publications.