asemic writing

Nine pieces of visual poetry published in Otoliths

Otoliths #61, the southern autumn 2021 issue, was released today. It’s jam packed as always with great text, visuals and hybrid works from writers and artists from around the world, reflecting the broad range of literary experimentation in the current era. I’m pleased to be included with nine pieces of visual poetry with asemic elements from a series that seems like diary excerpts from an extraterrestrial colony world. You can check them out here.

Floral Float Flume excerpt published in Var(2x)

Var (2x) is an online literary journal by the makers of X-Peri reserved for the most extreme literary experiments. I’m pleased to have (finally) made the cut with an excerpt from Floral Float Flume: Flue Flit Flip, a novel about AI units engaged in a series of marketplace transactions. This selection comprises about 18 pages, or the first four episodes out of ten. The whole story runs 70 manuscript pages.

The vocabulary of the piece is severely limited to words beginning with “fl-“. What you see is not a random selection of words but a precise narrative with specific meaning and syntax. Four letter words are operations; five letter words are objects. To start with, “Floral Float Flume” is the name of one of the transactional AI units, and “flue flit flip” translates as “enter offer profit,” a kind of “vini vidi vici” for transactional AIs.

If you dare, you can read the selection here.

Five vispo published in Word for/Word #36

Online “journal of new writing” Word for/Word is a great source for experimental text and visual work covering a wide range of styles and modes from contributors across the international avant garde. Wf/W issue #36 was just released for Winter 2021, to get the year off to a good start. I’m very pleased to be represented with five vispo works from my Xtro Diary series. These feature tape samplings and asemic calligraphy. You can check them out here.

“Mermaid Gold” and “Plenty Magic” published in X-Peri

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X-Peri is an online blog dedicated to “high experimentalism”, which means this is always a challenging and fun read. I’m very pleased to be represented again with two text pieces, “Mermaid Gold” and “Plenty Magic,” plus an abstract glitch video still. The texts are part of a series of experiments involving an attempt to recreate the language of AI computers, these specifically using a vocabulary limited to American magical thinking. You can check them out here.

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“Gravy Binge,” “Rainbow Kettle” and 10 asemic vispo published in Otoliths

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Otoliths #58 (Southern Winter 2020) was just released today, as usual packed with “wide ranging-array of wide-ranging material” (according to editor Mark Young)–all in an avant garde vein. Vispo, video, text, etc–essential viewing as quarantines continue through the fall.

I’m pleased to be represented with two “magic gravy” poems: “Gravy Binge” and “Rainbow Kettle.” These pieces are extension of my AI language experiments using a vocabulary restricted to the highlights of American magical thinking. You can read the full texts here. There are also ten pieces of vispo with asemic calligraphy, continuing a selection of entries from a scientific diary of an extraterrestrial colony world. These can be found here.

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Ten visual poems with asemic calligraphy published in Utsanga

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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.

“Get in on the Fun” and one other poem published in X-Peri

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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.

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