Issue 24 of Italian avant lit journal Utsanga was released yesterday, packed with great cutting edge works of asemic writing, text poems, vispo, videos, installation documentation, essays on poetics, and more. New stuff from Martina Stella, Francesco Aprile, John Bennett (many collaborations), Méryl Marchetti, Nico Vassilakis, Kiyomitsu Saito . . . So much good stuff it’s impossible to mention it al! Just go to their site and browse around!
I’m pleased to be included with ten visual poems from a series comprising a kind of diary from an extraterrestrial colony world, made with tape sampled imagery and asemic calligraphy. You can check them out here.
A fun and exciting blog for experimental writing of all kinds, X-Peri rolls out new work every week. This week it is my turn, with one video still and two texts: “Get in on the Fun” and “Special Times.” The editors have titled this assortment “Two Facebook AI Units Before They Were Unplugged”–because that was my inspiration for this series of text work. These pieces attempt to create a new, ritualized vocabulary out of common words and phrases, representing a kind of transaction or negotiation. You can read the pieces here.
Another massive installment of Otoliths, something of a journal of record for the international avant garde lit scene, was just released yesterday. This is Issue 57, for Southern Autumn 2020 (as it’s edited in Australia). Tons of new visual poetry, text work, poetry, poetics, etc (all the unclassifiable stuff) for passing the quarantined time and sharing with your socially isolated friends.
I’m very pleased to be part of this issue “Sparkle Plenty,” a long poem based on a restricted vocabulary drawn from American magical thinking in a form that could be some programming sent from one Artificial Intelligence to another. Only 2 of 12 stanzas are represented below. Also, ten pieces of visual poetry with asemic calligraphy, part of a much larger set of work that may comprise the log book of a human colony on an extraterrestrial world. You can check it out here.