Gonch poem “Gonallach Nang Chaal” published in Brave New Word


An online journal for experimental word stuffs, Brave New Word released Issue 10, part 2 today. This one consists of previous contributors to the magazine, including John M. Bennet, Hiromi Suzuki, Jeff Hansen, Peter Ganick, Neal Retke and Ferderico Federici. Lots of vispo and truly out poetry. It also includes one of my Gonch poems: “Gonallach Nang Chaal.” You can read it here.

Print version of Angry Old Man #3 released


Angry Old Man is an online journal of experimental writing and art. Editor Drew B. David recently announced the release of the print version of Issue #3 in two volumes available through Lulu. Both the online and print versions are chock full of cutting edge writing and visuals in a dense mix reminiscent of Otoliths journal. Well worth checking out. The contents for each volume is listed below. Three of my Gonch poems and a selection of Gonchlog visuals is included in Volume 2.

The price of these volumes is rather high, but I believe they have full color images. You can also catch good sales via Lulu that knock of a decent percentage of the price. The online archive of the issue also remains available.

 Angry Old Man #3 print issue contents:


Fabio Sassi|, Frank Roger, Roberto Scala, Nichola Orlick, Dai Coelacanth, Fátima Queiroz, D.S. West, Mark Young, Michelangelo Mayo, Daniel Virgilio, Mauro Ceesari, Daniel De Culla, James Fowler, Blaize Dicus, John M. Bennett, Michael Tussler, Heath Brougher, Bob Katrin, Josh T. Jordan, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Robert Beveridge, Joel Chace, Joe Balaz,Douglas Jones,L. Friedman, Dale Jensen,Logan K. Young, Mark Young and Lance Mason.


Rik.Vile Plumage, Meena Sediqi, Thomas M. Cassidy, John M. Bennett, RCBz, David Baptiste Chirot, Jack Williams, R. Keith, Laura Ortiz, Bill DiMichele,Jeff Bagato, Michael Basinski, Mike Ferguson, Mike Maggio, Michael Mallen, John Jeffire, Dan Sicoli, Michael Estabrook, Steve Dalachinsky, Jim Leftwich, Howie Good, Jeff Crouch, David Koehn and Sacha Archer.


Two Gonch poems published in Avant Appal(achia)


Issue 5 of online experimental journal Avant Appal[achia] went live today, featuring text and visuals. Among those are two of my Gonch poems, “Chaana Chaana” and “Hacan Laachnaggo.” You can check out the pieces here for a short time; eventually, the issue will be archived with only one representative piece from each genre. Not sure if Gonch will make that cut.

This is more work featuring words improvised from the letters in the phrase “All Gonch” in an effort to explore a potential future language that might arise after the decline of American English. No need to look too far for a meaning to “Gonch;” it’s just a nonsense word I made up when I was a kid.


Gonch poems and images in Utsanga


Utsanga is an online journal for experimental writing based in Italy. Randomly checking in on it today, I was pleased to discover that a selection of my Gonch work had been published in Issue 15 on March 27. As you can see from the contents page above, this includes three text poems, six images from the Gonchlog, and my statement about the work. The texts are “Ancollachan Nog Nallanach,” “Chocnahal Clacano,” and Gnaachnalahal gon Lagan.” You can read the text works here, view the Gonchlog images here, and read the statement here.


Here’s part of the statement I contributed to explain the Gonch project:

The text pieces are new work using a vocabulary limited to words invented from the nonsense phrase “All Gonch.” It’s an attempt to create a new language, imagining also the culture behind it through the shape and structure of the words, that might arise after the death of the current (American) culture and language.

The images are part of another phase of the Gonch project I call the Gonchlog. In this process, I search through consumer magazines and cut out the five letters of “gonch,” then glue them onto accounting paper. The source, its date of publication, and volume number are noted. The intention is to draw out that key nonsense word from these commercial propaganda vehicles in order to find a way forward.