Bios

Contributing Editors

Reed Altemus is a new media and intermedia artist working in visual poetry, copy art, small press publications and performance. He has been a presence on the mail-art scene since 1989 and has participated actively in the international small press scene since 2002. He has exhibited his work in group shows internationally and has shown his work often in the Portland area in the past few years. He lives and works currently in Portland Maine.

C Mehrl Bennett is married to John M Bennett since 1980 (John is an experimental poet and editor of Luna Bisonte Prods) with three adult sons who’re into improvisational sound and/or instrumental music. She is an artist working digitally, with found objects, traditional materials, mailart, fluxus performances, visual poetry, artistamps, and collaborates well with others. See CMB books and other books she’s helped to facilatate at http://www.lulu.com/lunabisonteprods and read her blog at http://cmehrlbennett.wordpress.com 

Sheila E. Murphy is a prolific poet, who has numerous individual and collaborative titles to her name, including poetry and visual poetry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheila_Murphy. Her renaissance-styled interests span global business, the arts, and education. Originally from South Bend, Indiana, Murphy has lived all of her adult life so far in Phoenix, Arizona.

Donato Mancini is the author of four books of procedural and visual poetry: Ligatures (2005), Æthel (2007), Buffet World(2011) and Fact ‘N’ Value (2011). His first book of literary theory is You Must Work Harder to Write Poetry of Excellence: Ideology, Ideolect and Aesthetic Conscience in Canadian Poetry Book Reviewing since 1961 (2012).

Editors

Crag Hill

Editor and publisher of SCORE Magazine since 1983, I try to go where no one knows to go. The sun’s a heck of a place. Hope to see you there. Recent visual poems: http://tipchapknifebook.blogspot.com/2012/05/crag-hill.html

Nico Vassilakis

Nico Vassilakis is a multimedia artist, poet and writer. He was a curator for the Subtext Reading Series in Seattle. His visual poetry videos have been shown at festivals and exhibitions of innovative language arts. Vassilakis’ writings have appeared in numerous magazines, including: EOAGH, West Line Coast, Aufgabe, Rampike, Talisman, Thermos and Golden Handcuffs Review. His latest publications are TEXT LOSES TIMEstaReduction – a vispo essay,Disparate MagnetsProtracted Type, a collection of visual poetry, and recently, West of Dodge.

The Contributors

Andrew Abbott (United States) – Fernando Aguiar (Portugal) – Sonja Ahlers (Canada) – Charles Alexander (United States) – Reed Altemus (United States) – mIEKAL aNd (United States) – Bruce Andrews & Dirk Rowntree (United States) – Jim Andrews (Canada) – Harmut Andryczuk (Germany) – Marcia Arrieta (United States) – Dmitry Babenko (Russia) – Petra Backonja (United States) – Gary Barwin (Canada) – Mike Basinski (United States) – Guy R Beining (United States) – Derek Beaulieu (Canada) – Marc Bell & Jason McLean (Canada) – C Mehrl Bennett (United States) – John M Bennett (United States) – Carla Bertola (Italy) – Julien Blaine (France) – Jaap Blonk (Holland) – Christian Bok (Canada) – Daniel f. Bradley (Canada) – Nancy Burr (United States) – John Byrum (United States) – J. M. Calleja (Spain) – Mike Cannell (United Kingdom) – David Baptiste Chirot (United States) – Peter Ciccariello (United States) – Jo Cook (Canada) – Judith Copithorne (Canada) – Holly Crawford (United States) – Maria Damon (United States) – Klaus Peter Dencker (Germany) – Brian Dettmer (United States) – Fabio Doctorovich (Argentina) – Bill DiMichele (United States) – Johanna Drucker (United States) – Amanda Earl (Canada) – Shayne Ehman (Canada) – Endwar (United States) – K. S. Ernst (United States) – Eva O Ettel (France) – Greg Evason (Canada) – Oded Ezer (Israel) – Jesse Ferguson (Canada) – Cesar Figueirdo (Portugal) – Luc Fierens (Belgium) – Peter Frank (United States) – Tim Gaze (Australia) – Angela Genusa (United States) – Marco Giovenale (Italy) – Jesse Glass (Japan)  – Robert Grenier (United States) – Bob Grumman (United States) – Ladislao Pablo Györi (Argentina) – Sharon Harris (Canada) – Scott Helmes (United States) – Crag Hill (United States) – Bill Howe (United States) – Geof Huth (United States) – Serkan Isin (Turkey) – Gareth Jenkins (Australia) – Michael Jacobson (United States) – Miguel Jiminez (Spain) – Karl Jirgens (Canada) – Alexander Jorgensen (China) – Chris Joseph (Canada) – Despina Kannaourou (United Kingdom) – Andreas Kahre (Canada) – Satu Kaikkonen (Finland) – Karl Kempton (United States) – Joseph Keppler (United States) – Roberto Keppler (Brazil) – Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (Finland) – Anatol Knotek (Austria) – Márton Koppány (Hungary) – Richard Kostelanetz (United States) – Gyorgy Kostritski (United States) – Dirk Krecker (Germany) – Edward Kulemin (Russia) – Paul Lambert (United States) – Jim Leftwich (United States) – The Lions (Canada) – Joel Lipman (United States) – Sveta Litvak (Russia) – Troy Lloyd (United States) – damian lopes (Canada) – Carlos M Luis (United States) – Donato Mancini (Canada) – Chris Mann (United States) – Bill Marsh (United States) – Kaz Maslanka (United States) – Robert Mittenthal (United States) – Gustave Morin (Canada) – Sheila Murphy (United States) – Keiichi Nakamura (Japan) – Stephen Nelson (United Kingdom) – Marko Niemi (Finland) – Rea Nikonova (Germany) – Jurgen Olbrich (Germany) – Christopher Olson (Canada) – David Ostrem (Canada) – mARK oWEns (United States) – Clemente Padin (Uruguay) – Michael Peters (United States) – Nick Piombino (United States) – Hugo Pontes (Brazil) – Ross Priddle (Canada) – e. k. rzepka (Canada) – Marilyn R. Rosenberg (United States) – Jenny Sampirisi (Canada) – Suzan Sari (Turkey) – R Saunders (United States) – Michael V. Smith and David Ellingsen (Canada) – Serge Segay (Germany) – Spencer Selby (United States) – Douglas Spangle (United States) – Litsa Spathi (Germany/Holland) – Pete Spence (Australia) – Matina L. Stamatakis (United States) – Carol Stetser (United States) – Ficus Strangulensis (United States) – Mark Sutherland (Canada) – Thomas Lowe Taylor (United States) – Miroljub Todorovic (Serbia) – Andrew Topel (United States) – Cecil Touchon (United States) – Aysegul Tozeren (Turkey) – e. g. vajda (United States) – Nico Vassilakis (United States) – John Vieira (United States) – Stephen Vincent (United States) – Alberto Vitacchio (Italy) – Cornelis Vleeskens (Australia) – Derya Vural (Turkey) – Ted Warnell (Canada) – Irving Weiss (United States) – Helen White (Belgium) – Tim Willette (United States) – Reid Wood (United States) – James Yeary (United States) – Karl Young (United States) – Mark Young (Australia)

 

Contributor Biographies

Fernando Aguiar

Born in Lisbon, 1956.

Since 1972 he has dedicated energy to experimental and visual poetry, using supports such as photography, painting, installations, electrography, performance, video and computer.

Published 28 poetry books, anthologies of visual poetry and juvenile books, made 42 solo exhibitions in Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Spain and Cuba, and participated in several collective exhibitions.

Since 1983 made more than 200 poetical performances in more that 100 International Festivals of Poetry and Performance in 25 countries. Organized  Festivals of Poetry and Performance since 1985, and exhibitions of visual poetry in Portugal, Italy, France and Brazil.

In 2005 he created the “Soneto Ecológico” (“Ecological Sonnet”), a sonnet measuring 110 x 36 meters, made with 70 trees.

Aguiar’s blog  http://ocontrariodotempo.blogspot.com/

Marcia Arrieta is a poet and artist.  Her poetry collage pieces have been published in Otoliths, Womb, Diner, Heaven Bone, gestalten, textimagepoem, and in the anthologies Homenaje A Gutenberg and Homenaje Al Quijote (Corona del Sur Press, Spain).  Her latest manuscript Traveler’s Landscape consists of collages and poems. She edits and publishes Indefinite Space.

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, educator, and performer, the author of 14 books of poetry and fiction. His books include Franzlations (with Craig Conley and Hugh Thomas; New Star), The Obvious Flap (with Gregory Betts; Bookthug), The Porcupinity of the Stars (Coach House), and Outside the Hat, and Raising Eyebrows(Coach House) as well as Doctor Weep and other Strange Teeth, Big Red Baby, and The Mud Game (a novel with Stuart Ross), as well as frogments from the frag pool (with derek beaulieu) (The Mercury Press)  He was co-winner of 2011 Harbourfront Poetry NOW competition, the 2010 bpNichol chapbook award, the Hamilton Poetry Book of the Year 2011, and the KM Hunter Artist Award. Barwin has given hundreds of readings in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. He received a PhD in music composition from SUNY at Buffalo. If you were the last word of this bio, you’d be invisible. His website: GaryBarwin.com; his blog: serifofnottingham.blogspot.com

Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus. Among his recent books of poetry are Learning Poem About Learning About Being A Poet (Press Board Press – 2012) and Trailers (BlazeVox, 2011).  His poems and other works have appeared in many magazines including Dandelion, BoxKite, Antennae, Unbearables Magazine, Open Letter, Deluxe Rubber Chicken, First Offense, Terrible Work, Kenning, Lungfull, Tinfish, Score, Unarmed, Rampike, First Intensity, House Organ, Ferrum Wheel, End Note, Ur Vox, Damn the Caesars, Pilot, 1913, Filling Station, fhole, Public Illumination, Eccolinguist, Western Humanities Review, Big Bridge, Vanitas, Talisman, Yellow Edenwald Field, and Poetry.

John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry, visual poetry, and other materials, in several languages.  He has performed and exhibited his work worldwide.  He is editor of Luna Bisonte Prods, a publisher of avant and experimental literatures, and Curator of The Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University.

Jaap Blonk (born 1953 in Woerden, The Netherlands) is a self-taught composer, voice performer, sound poet and visual poet. His unfinished studies in physics, mathematics and musicology mainly created a penchant for activities in a Dada vein, as did several unsuccessful jobs in offices and other well-organized systems.

To date he has given 2,776 presentations around the world, and issued 25 CDs, 2 books, 2 LPs and 2 cassettes.

http://www.jaapblonk.com/

Christian Bök is the author of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature, which has won the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence. Bök teaches English at the University of Calgary.

Daniel f. Bradley — has to push his daughter on the swing in toronto.

John Byrum: Could say there is interest in our situation.  There is study into conscious awareness; the convoluted interrelations among phenomenal awareness and the surmised objects of awareness; the status imparted to knowing and to the imagination of the known and the unknown; and how we know what we think we know.

Nancy Burr/NBB:  After a highly successful career as an artist, Nancy now lives in a garage in Seattle with her dog, Chip, and way too many books.

Mike Cannell is an intermedia poly-poet from the UK who works in visual, linier and sound poetry of various types. His work is primarily concerned with exploration of the materiality and emotional power of language. His work (including many e-books) can be found at:  http://visoundtextpoem.blogspot.com/and http://worbdlog.blogspot.com/. his work has featured in online periodicals such as Otoliths (http://the-otolith.blogspot.com/) and  wordforword  (http://www.wordforword.info).

Peter Ciccariello is an artist, poet, and photographer working with visual metaphor and cultural memes. He is fascinated with the innate tension between image and word and has been experimenting with how both can and often do transcend to the level of the poetic. He finds inspiration for his images and textures from the unique historical ecosystems of New England.

His cross-genre, interdisciplinary work has been exhibited at Brown University in Providence, RI, Harvard University, Boston, MA, The University of Arizona Poetry Center, Tucson, AZ, and most recently in the “Back to the Future” exhibition at Texas A&M International University.

Ciccariello’s artwork was included in Poetry Magazine’s “Visual Poetry Today,” and his image “Remains of the poet” was selected for the cover of Rae Armantrout’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning poetry book “Versed.”

In 2005 after a summer of collaborative drawing parties Jo Cook founded Perro Verlag, books by artists. Starting with the Hell Passport Project, a 24 volume box set of chapbooks by both literary and visual artists, Cook has since produced 94 publications by over 30 artists. The catalogue that include comics, visual poetry, exhibition catalogues, fiction and letterpress broadsides is available at www.perroverlag.com.

Holly Crawford is an international artist, poet,  art historian and curator. Her art and poetry (www.art-poetry.info) give new meanings and draws categories themselves into question through transformative juxtapositions. Many projects are ongoing, site specific and participatory.   Selected projects: Offerings (Ars Electronica, (.net Participant, 1998); May I have your autograph? (unofficial, Basel Miami Art Fair 2007),  Critical Conversations in a Limo, NY 2006 (VIP project, Armory), 2007 in Melbourne (MIAF) & San Francisco (The LAB & Sesnon Gallery UCSC). Orphans Offered Up  (2010 NYC and Lakeside Art Gallery University of Essex); Open Adoption (Pool Art Fair 2005), Hyphens  (Gallery 303 NY Photography Fair & Brown Bag Contemporary San Francisco Photograph Fair), Voice Over NYC to Wels (via Twitters) 2009, MKH, Wels, Austria, Found Punctuation (video) Tate Modern 2007; 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, Riverside Art Museum and other spaces;  The Road and Water, Water , Water, Downey Art Museum.

Curated projects: Sound Art Limo, NY and Melbourne 2007, Flatland Limo, NYC 2008, and Live in the Limo was co-curated with Sonya Hofer, NYC 2009. Curated projects at AC Institute  with Christine Licata  and  Sonja Hofer 2007-2008; with Sonja Hofer, Joseph DiPonio 2009-2010; with Joseph DiPonio 2010-2011; with Joseph Di Ponio and Nicole Behout 2011-2012; with Nicole Bebout 2012-2013.

Publications: Attached to the Mouse, (2006) and catalogue essay, “Disney and Pop” in Once Upon a Time Walt Disney Studio; Artistic Bedfellows, editor, (2008); “Who Can Play,  in Popular Culture Values in the Arts (2009), ed Ray B. Browne and Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr., Button, Hooks & Eyes (2012), Voices Over Art (2012); Outsouced Critics (2011); Claude Closky Project, catalogue essay (2012); Entropy Slices (2012); Down the Rabbit Hole (2012); Last Vispo Anthology, edited by Crag Hill and Nico Vassilakis (2012).

She is the Director and founder of AC Institute an experimental spaces for research and exhibition in contemporary art  (www.artcurrents.org).  She taught art and art issue in the  UCLA  Art Department and at SVA. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Essex in Art History and Theory, B.A and M.A. in Economics and M.S. in Behavioral Science from UCLA.  From 2004-2006, she was a non-clinical Fellow at NYU Medical School Psychoanalytic Center.  She was born in California and now lives in New York City. And it takes her years to document her own art work.

Member AICA

www.art-poetry.info

www.artcurrents.org

Maria Damon teaches poetry and poetics at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of two books of poetry scholarship –The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Literature and Postliterary “America”: From Bagel Shop Jazz to Micropoetries, co-author of three online and print collaborative poems with mIEKAL aND–Literature Nation, Eros/ion, and pleasureTEXTpossession, one book with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Door Marked X, and co-editor, with Ira Livingston, of Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader.

Klaus Peter Dencker: Born 1941 in Lübeck/Germany. Studies in german and japanese literature. Dr. phil. 1970; Professor of Media-Theory and Media-Practise at the University of Trier 1985 – 2001; 1985 till 2002 also at the Ministry of Culture Hamburg.

Filmmaker (more the 100 films for German television), Visual Poet (since 1970 international exhibitions and publications). Dencker did the first TV-film  (ARD/HR) and the first german anthology (Textbilder-Visuelle Poesie international. DuMont,Köln) about Visual Poetry in 1972. Dencker-Archive at the Kunstbibliothek Berlin/Berliner Museen/Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz with works of his own (more then 700 pages) and books (more then 500). The first monograph with biography, bibliography and works from 1965 till 2005: Klaus Peter Dencker, Visuelle Poesie 1965-2005. Ed. Kunstbibliothek Berlin/Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Weitra(A) 2006.

Publications a. o.: Textbilder-Visuelle Poesie international. DuMont Dokumente Köln 1972; Deutsche Unsinnspoesie. Reclam Verlag, Stuttgart 1978; Visuelle Poesie. Queisser Verlag, Dillingen 1984; K(l)eine Poetik. (Eine Auswahl zum Sechzigsten von Klaus Peter Dencker). Edition Fundamental, Köln 2001; Renshi 2000 – 02. (Ein Kettengedicht deutscher und japanischer Visueller Poesie, verfaßt und herausgegeben von Klaus Peter Dencker zusammen mit Yasuo Fujitomi, Motoyuki Ito, Hiroo Kamimura, Shutaro Mukai, und Shohachiro Takahashi. Hybriden Verlag, Berlin 2002; LW-Sequenz. Eter de Panji-Edition, St. Petersburg (=Visual World Poetry 2003); Antinomy (Peace/War). Zusammen mit Hiroshi Tanabu. Tokyo (=Tanabu-Edition Nr. 27), 2003; Poetische Sprachspiele. Reclam Verlag, Stuttgart 2003; VERS T EHEN. Squares and Sequences. Redfoxpress,  Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo/Ireland 2007; AMBIGUITY & MORE. Sequences. Redfoxpress, Dugort/Achill Island, County Mayo/Ireland 2010; EPITAPH TO… Redfoxpress, Dugort/Achill Island, County Mayo/Ireland 2010; THIS IS VISUAL POETRY. Chapbook. Kingston/PA 2010; Optische Poesie – von den praehistorischen Schriftzeichen bis zu den digitalen Experimenten der Gegenwart. De Gruyter, Berlin/New York 2011. His works are in many international museums around the world. Art-Prizes a. o. 1972 (Kulturpreis Erlangen), 1982 (Förderpreis zum Kunstpreis Berlin). In 2012 he got the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Bill DiMichele’s world consists of large supernovas and small superstrings. Having developed his chops by pioneering vispo mags with Crag Hill, and having lived with exotic glyphs, stray marks and stray men on the streets of the Tenderloin, the low down becomes a new grammar.  Every sidewalk, every telephone pole, and every layer of graffiti gave us information and inspiration. Bill now edits Tip of the Knife.

Johanna Drucker is the Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is internationally known for her work as a book artist and visual poet and her work is represented in many major museum and library collections. Her creative works includeThe Word Made Flesh (1989), The History of the/my Wor(ld) (1990), ComboMeals (2008), and the forthcoming Stochastic Poetics. Her academic and critical work focuses on visual poetics and graphic design in titles such as The Alphabetic Labyrinth (1995), The Century of Artists’ Books (1995), The Visible Word (1994), Sweet Dreams (2005), SpecLab (2008) and Graphic Design History: A Critical Guide (with Emily McVarish).

Amanda Earl is a Canadian poet living in Ottawa, Ontario. Her visual poetry has been published in Drunkenboat.com, the Bleed, Tip of the Knife, the New Post-Literate-A Gallery of Asemic Writing. Her vispo chapbooks are “a fieldguide to fanciful bugs” on line via avantacular press & one of the “this is visual poetry” series published by Dan Waber. A forthcoming chapbook will appear shortly with Puddle of Sky Press. She blogs vispo at eleanorincognito.blogspot.com. Follow her on Twitter @KikiFolle or visit www.amandaearl.com for more info.

David Ellingsen is a Canadian artist whose work has run on two parallel paths, each fueling the other and often crossing…He began his photographic career at the age of 30 in the advertising and editorial fields, attracting client assignments that include the New York Times Magazine, Men’s Health, People, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and agencies DDB and Grey Worldwide. Running concurrently, David’s personal exhibition photographs have been shown in over thirty solo and group exhibitions in Canada, the USA, Asia, and Europe and are part of the permanent collections of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, the Dana Farber Cancer Centre at Harvard University and the Chinese Museum of Photography. His recent work Sea/Life was shortlisted for Photolucida’s Critical Mass Book Award and was awarded First Place at the Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) in Paris, France.

Endwar is an entity producing visual poetry and other creative artifacts since 1990.  His most recent books are )( [Naissance, 2009], featuring visual and concrete poetry, and Machine Language 2.1 [IZEN 2006], which he compiled from paratext gibberish collected from spam emails found in his inboxes.  He is also to blame for “The Complete Works by Dan Waber” [IZEN 2009], which reduces everything to two characters.  His visual poetry has also been manifested in sculptures which have been exhibited in Cleveland and Cincinnati.  Several works by endwar have been published by IZEN; for examples, see http://www.logolalia.com/minimalistconcretepoetry/archives/cat_endwar.html and

http://www.bigbridge.org/bgcatalog23.htm.

 

Notes on the pieces in the anthology:

“Eye and I” is a found concrete (literally) poem/sculpture that serves as a belated tribute to the late Bern Porter.  These photos were taken by paloin biloid using his camera in Cleveland after we missed the Blends and Bridges closing reading in May 2006; treatments and editing by endwar.  Japanese translation assistance was provided by Teruhisa Masada.  A black and white version of this work was published as a postcard by IZEN in 2006.  The sculpture was exhibited at the PlexArt / Text Art show accompanying the Cincinnati Small Press Book Fair in 2011.

 

“Open Your I” was originally published as a postcard by IZEN in 2006 and also appears on the cover of )( [Naissance, 2009].

 

K.S. Ernst works in digital and mixed media visual poetry/textual art, much of which is painted, collaged, or digital, often using three-dimensional letters in freestanding sculptures. Recent publications include Drop Caps and Sequencing (Xexoxial Editions), Permutoria with Sheila E. Murphy (Luna Bisonte Prods), and This Is Visual Poetry by K.S. Ernst (Chapbook Publisher). Among places Ernst’s work can be found are The Brooklyn Museum, Ohio State University, The Sackner Collection, SUNY Buffalo, and Yale University. Ernst travels to perform sound and visual poetry with The Be Blank Consort, which includes John M. Bennett, Scott Helmes, Sheila E. Murphy, and Michael Peters.

Jesse Patrick Ferguson is a Canadian poet, educator and folk musician. His full-length poetry collections are Harmonics (Freehand Books, 2009) and Dirty Semiotics (visual poems, Broken Jaw Press, 2011). He is also the editor of a forthcoming anthology of glosa poems in honour of P.K. Page. His work has been published online or in print in eleven countries.

Ficus strangulensis* bio: A Trickster muse leads me to enjoy misunderstanding everything and each thing in as many ways as possible.

Automatic ‘misunderstanding result from nonsense text generators, mistakes from OCR and speech-to-text apps and scissors-and-glue cutups.

Strangler figs are misunderstood.  They only provide a framework in which the tree within strangles itself by growing larger.

Luc Fierens, networked collagist and visual poet provocateur , his work emerged  out of Poesia Visiva, Mail-Art and Fluxist circles .`His visual poems have been shown world-wide  and published in anthologies in Austria,  Germany, Italy, Holland, USA and Russia. His publications and works can be found in major archives (Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive-Miami, Artpool-Budapest), libraries (MoMa Library, Rare Books collections, University of Buffalo), museums (MaRT (Trento e Rovereto -Italy) and several private collections (Fondazione Berardelli (I). His latest publication of his “re-poesia visiva ” is “Sulla Strada/on the Road” (2011), which is a “premature” anthology of his work since 1984.

Peter Frank is art critic for the Huffington Post and Associate Editor for Fabrik magazine. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and the L. A. Weekly, served as Editor for THEmagazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and contributes articles to publications around the world. Frank was born in 1950 in New York, where he received a B.A. and M.A. in art history from Columbia University and was art critic for The Village Voice and the SoHo Weekly News, and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. Frank, who recently served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, has organized numerous theme and survey shows for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and other venues. McPherson & Co./Documentext published his Something Else Press: An Annotated Bibliography in 1983. A cycle of poems, The Travelogues, was issued by Sun & Moon Press in 1982. Abbeville Press released New, Used & Improved, an overview of the New York art scene co-written with Michael McKenzie, in 1987. He has written many monographs and catalogues on a wide array of modern and contemporary artists. Frank has taught and lectured extensively throughout North America and Europe.

Tim Gaze is a poet/artist/writer/publisher, living in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia. He publishes asemic magazine at irregular intervals, & is the author of the abstract graphic novel 100 Scenes & the collection of visual glitch poetry noology. Tim’s sound poetry & electronic noises can be heard freely at Another Hemisphere Records.

Angela Genusa is a polyartist. She lives in the United States.

Marco Giovenale lives and works in Rome. He’s editor of gammm.org, puntocritico.eu, Or, and several other webzines/webzones (i.e. installance.blogspot.com). An ever-changing draft of his English prose or visual work is at differx.blogspot.com. Among his most recent poetry books: “a gunless tea” (Dusi/e-project), “CDK” (Tir-Aux-Pigeons), “Shelter” (Donzelli, 2010), “In rebus” (Zona, 2012, Level 48 series); and the prose pieces of “Quasi tutti” (Polìmata, 2010). In 2011 he took part in the Bury Text Festival (Manchester). About his activity as an artist and asemic writer, see http://slowforward.wordpress.com/art/

Jesse Glass has lived in Japan for over twenty years.  He is the author of The Passion of Phineas Gage (West House/Ahadada), Gaha Noas Zorge (New Sins) and TWO from The Knives Forks and Spoons Press.  His texts will be featured in the anthology The Dark Would (Apple Pie Editions).  Glass’ writings, sound works, and voicings can be found online at UBU-web, and Penn Sound. His artist books are archived at The Tate Gallery.

Bob Grumman, otherstream poet/critic living on food stamps in Poet Charlotte, Florida; author of Of Manywhere-at-Once, From Haiku to Lyriku and April to the Power of the Quantity Pythagoras Times Now; long-time regular columnist for Small Press Review.

Ladislao Pablo Győri (1963) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He holds a degree in Electronic Engineer from National Technological University. Győri began his literary career and experimentations on Computer 3D Art early in the eighties, being interested in poetry and non-representative and rigorous geometry formulations. As assistant to the sculptor Gyula Kosice in the nineties, he was responsible for the technical facts of his production.In 1994 he co-founded the TEVAT group, together with the semiologyst J. E. García Mayoraz and the aforementioned artist. Győri research on synthetic space in virtual reality systems gave rise to what he calls Virtual Poetry (1995). He also wrote many theoretical essays and art criticism works. http://www.lpgyori.net

Michael Jacobson is a writer and artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA. His books include The Giant’s Fence, Action Figures, Mynd Eraser, and The Paranoia Machine. Besides writing books, he curates a gallery for asemic writing called The New Post-Literate. He is also on the editorial board of SCRIPTjr.nl. In his spare time, he is working on designing a planet named “THAT”.

Dr Gareth Jenkins coordinates youth engagement programs for Save the Children Australia and runs poetry writing workshops with The Red Room Company in adult correctional facilities. In 2008 he was awarded his PhD, which explored avant-garde literature and art-makers that have experienced schizophrenia. Gareth’s creative practice is highly collaborative and includes poetry, visual art, digital media and performance. He has performed, exhibited and published in Australia and internationally.

Karl E. Jirgens is the author of four books through ECW, Mercury and Coach House Presses, and has published over 100 scholarly and literary articles around the world. He has presented language-based inter-media performance pieces at international festivals, and is currently writing a scholarly book on digital technology, language and performance. Since 1979, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief and publisher of Rampike magazine, an international journal of art and writing. He is the former Head of the English Department at the University of Windsor, where he currently serves as an Associate Professor.

Alexander Jorgensen is a writer, visual artist, teacher, and adventurer. His visual poems have appeared in such publications as Drunken Boat, Shampoo, Moria, Red Lightbulbs, Otoliths, and others. Additionally, a selection of his visual poetry appears in The Return of Kral Majales: Prague’s International Literary Renaissance 1990-2010. His work has been exhibited in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Calcutta, Prague, Moscow, Toronto, and at the 2011 Text Festival in Bury, UK. He resides in Munich.

Chris Joseph (www.chrisjoseph.org) is a British/Canadian writer and artist who works primarily with electronic text, sound and image. His past projects include ‘NRG’, a bicycle-powered interactive multimedia narrative, ‘The Breathing Wall’, a ground-breaking digital novel that responds to the reader’s rate of breathing, and the multi-award winning interactive multimedia fiction ‘Inanimate Alice’ (www.inanimatealice.com). He is founder and editor of the post-Dada magazine and artist network 391.org.

Satu Kaikkonen (born 1967) is a poet and visual poet from Finland. Her works include tradidional lyrics as well as sound poetry and visual poetry. Kaikkonen mainly creates her visual poems digitally, but she also uses concrete objects in her works. Kaikkonen has taken part in exhibitions of visual poetry for example in the US, UK. Hungary, Russia and Finland, and her works have featured in numerous poetry magazines, both Finnish and international.

http://www.kotiposti.net/kaikkonent/alku_2.html

Karl Kempton edited and published KALDRON, An International Journal of Visual Poetry and Language Art 1976 to 1990; its on-line anthology published by Karl Young can be found at http://www.thing.net/~grist/l&d/kaldron.htm. For details on Kempton, his RUNE series and visual poetry context see Previously Featured at http://www.logolalia.com/minimalistconcretepoetry/: click on abridged vita, rune maker and VISUAL POETRY: A Brief History of Ancestral Roots and Modern Traditions. Living in Oceano (San Luis Obispo County, California), he remains active in local onshore, nearshore and offshore environmental issues http://themsa.org/themsa/Marine_Sanctuary_Articles.html.

Roberto Keppler: Graduated in Industrial Design and Engineering, have always been torn between emotion and reason, rules and intuition. The only time when there is unity is between the image and poetry. Roberto has an exposition planned for the end of the year with Visual Poems digitally made on marble and granite.

anatol knotek is an austrian artist and visual poet. his work has been exhibited internationally and his concrete and visual poems have been published in journals, chapbooks, schoolbooks and anthologies. he is a member of the “austrian art association”.

Márton Koppány (b. 1953) lives in Budapest, Hungary. He started writing visual poetry at the end of the seventies and since then his work has been widely published and exhibited. His next book in print, Addenda, is to come out in 2012 from Otoliths, Australia. The following interviews are good sources to find more info about him:

http://verysmallkitchen.com/2010/09/09/a-primer-in-concrete-david-berridge-and-marton-koppany/

http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/maintenant-69-marton-koppany/

Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz’s work in several fields appear in various editions of Readers Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature, Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Webster’s Dictionary of American Writers, The HarperCollins Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature, Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Directory of American Scholars, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in American Art, NNDB.com, Wikipedia.com, and Britannica.com, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked.

E d w a r d    K ulemin

1960         – born in town Yaroslavl, Russia;

1984         – graduated from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute;

– an artist, poet, author of many  realised and unrealised projects out of definite esthetics;

– an inspirator and organiser of various communication creative societies (KEPNOS, Group of Unknown Artists, Smolensk School of Apologists, etc.);

– a participant of some poetic actions, exhibition and  seminars (Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Belgium, Macedonia…).

– an author of the books: “It seems to have begun”(1994), “Odnohujstvenny Ulysses”(1995), “By the artificial way” (1998), Multimatum”(2002).

Publications: “Mitin Magazine” (Russia), “Chernovick” (New York- Moscow), “Humanitarian  fond” (Russia), «Limonka» (Moscow), “KEPNOS – 1” (Russia), “Smolensk  Region”  (Russia), “The Smolensk fortress” (collection, Russia), Cool-Strip-Art-Antology (Macedonia), Risvolti (Italy), Slova (Russia), Zeszyty Komiksowe (Polska, http://www.zeszytykomiksowe.org/zk10).

Paul Lambert: For my day job I am a ceramicist and have been working at the Pratt & Larson Tile factory for the past 24 years. In 1985 I was invited by Maurice Lemaître to be in an avant vispo exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris. At this event I meet the Inist group led by Gabriele Aldo Bertozzi and join the INI group. In America with Pietro Ferrua and Robert Ferry we form the Portland Inist art/poetry group INIUSA in 1985. In the nineties through my housemate the poet Gerald Burns I begin to meet other US poets: John M. Bennett, Anabasis, Dr. Al “Blaster” Ackerman, Fred Nettelbeck and Jim Leftwich. Soon comes international travel (Canada) awards such as the Eiffel Tower Award for Excellence and then the climax when Gabriele Bertozzi names me the King of the North American INI (includes Canada).

jim leftwich is a poet and mail artist who lives in Roanoke, Va. he is the author of Dirt, Doubt, Myesis, Sample Example, The Textasifsuch, Death Text, Pulsing Swarms & Squiggly Diagonals, Shrimp Teeth, Trashpo and Six Months Aint No Sentence. collaborative works include Sound Dirt, with John M. Bennett, Acts, with John Crouse, How To Dust A Bunny, with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, iTopia, with Scott MacLeod, Book of Numbers, with Marton Koppany, and Shadowed Truth, with Andrew Topel. he was the editor and publisher of the print magazines Juxta and Xtant from 1994 to 2005. since 2005 he has edited/compiled the blog zine, Textimagepoem, and the flicker collection, Textimagepoetry. since 2008 he has been involved in organizing mail art, sound poetry, visual poetry and noise events in Roanoke.

Sveta Litvak, Russia. Poet, painter, performansist. Also works in mail art, book art, visual poetry, video.

The Lions are Tasha Brotherton, Matthew Brown, Barry Doupé, Collin Johanson, and James Whitman.  They are from Vancouver, Canada, and have been meeting weekly to make drawings together since 2003.  www.lionspile.ca

Joel Lipman’s visual poems have been published in “Poetry” on 2 occasions and examples of his legendary “Origins of Poetry” can be viewed on the Poetry Foundation website. An Emeritus Professor of English and Lucas County Poet Laureate, he resides in Maine and Ohio.

Chris Mann: language is the mechanism whereby you understand what i’m thinking better than i do (where i is defined by those changes for which i is required).

Bill Marsh is a poet, publisher and teacher. From 2005 to 2010 he edited the Heretical Texts book series, one of many Factory School publishing projects. He lives in Chicago.

gustave morin and his various creations continue to appear in the unlikeliest of places, as they have now for over twenty years. his ten books, give or take, also continue to appear in the unlikeliest of places. he struggles to live a quiet life, but his art, such as it is, has an uncanny knack of constantly landing him into trouble.

Sheila E. Murphy is a prolific creator of poetry, visual poetry, and visual art. Her most recent book-length collaborative publications are Continuations 2 (with Douglas Barbour, University of Alberta Press, 2012). The Press brought out Continuations in 2006. Murphy and Barbour will perform their newest book in Canada during October, 2012. Murphy’s American Ghazals has just been released from Otoliths Press in Qld, Australia. Her home is in Phoenix, Arizona, where she is co-founder of Executive Advisement, LLC, a consulting firm. Murphy travels worldwide for business and literary presentations.

Stephen Nelson was brought up in the Plymouth Brethern, like Bob Cobbing and Aleister Crowley. Fortunately, he has more in common with the former. He is the author of Lunar Poems for New Religions, Flylyght, and two chapbooks of visual poetry (one in the “this is visual poetry” series). He exhibited vispo at the Text Festival in Manchester, 2011, and at the Maintenant Art Fair in London, 2012. See his lovely blog at www.afterlights.blogspot.com. Recent work has appeared in Eratio, Moria, Otoliths and Establishment.

Jürgen O. Olbrich: Born 1955 in Bielefeld/Germany. Everything else just happened.

Christopher Olson includes sound, collage, drawing, photography, text-based work and critical writing as part of his art practice.  He has one of those BFA’s in Photography from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, BC.

Michael Peters is the author of the sound-imaging poem Vaast Bin (Calamari Press) and other assorted language art and sound work. Teethcuttings in the band Poem Rocket are well documented. Visual-poetic manifestations are scattered in avant-garde libraries and special collections, appearing sporadically in galleries, journals, and anthologies. Text and digital-based works also appear in various print and electronic journals. Peters continues to explore sound-imaging compositions via performances, installations, films, and in various improvisational collaborations.   http://www.michael-peters.com/

Nick Piombino’s collages were included in Poetry Plastique at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in 2001. HisHis collage novel Free Fall was published by Otoliths in 2007. Works from Free Fall were the subject of a video by Mike Burakoff, and were included in Altered Scale #1 and #2. His books include Poems (Sun and Moon), The Boundary of Blur (Roof), Light Street (Zasterle), Theoretical Objects (Green Integer) fait accompli (Factory School),and Contradicta, (Green integer), with collages by Toni Simon.

Marilyn R. Rosenberg: In print:

MRR. NOISE, visual poetry/drawings artists’ book, March 2012, published by Redfoxpress, Ireland.  See  information and images-

http://www.redfoxpress.com/dada-rosenberg.html

MRR in collaboration with C. Mehrl Bennett, The Book of Soles (Souls), February 1, 2011, published by Luna Bisonte Prods, Columbus OH.  See information and images – http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-book-of-soles-%28souls%29/14730711?

Salamony, Sandra with Peter & Donna Thomas Eds. 1000 ARTISTS’ BOOKS: EXPLORING THE BOOK AS ART, Bevertly MA, Quary Books, 2012, pages 318, 248. 310, 311, 283 (photos of bookworks and information)

See MORE works  http://www.peekskillartists.org/node/48 AND  http://local-artists.org/users/marilyn-r-rosenberg

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Douglas Spangle: Aside from a lifelong fascination with the combination of words and images, I find some crucial significances in a meeting with Joe Keppler and Henri Chopin in the mid-80s, a series of shared projects with Casey Bush, Mark Sargent and dan raphael about the same time, and an acquaintance with the late Gerald Burns with his account of the letter-art painter Doris Cross perhaps ten years later.  I have exhibited in Seattle, also in Atlanta with the Unreadability Project, and have published in Score and other small press publications. I am a member of the Reparation de Poesie commune in Quebec.

Carol Stetser (b.1948) has a passion for vispo. She founded Padma Press in 1976. After publishing 3 offset photography books, she became active in the mail art network for the next 14 years. In 1980 she began making xerographic collages, a medium she continues to use for her visual poetry which has been widely published and collected. She lives in Sedona, Arizona.

W. Mark Sutherland (www.wmarksutherland.com) is a Canadian intermedia artist. His creative practice blurs the borders between poetry, visual art, music and performance art. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Musicworks magazine and editorial correspondent for Rampike magazine. A selection of recent exhibitions include Scratch, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada (2005), Poetische Positionen II, Kasseler Kunstverien, Kassel, Germany (2006), Viaggio nella parola, Cassa di Risparmio, La Spezia, Italy (2007), Videobardo Festival of International Video Poetry, Museo Caixa Forum, Madrid, Spain (2008), Lotta Poetica, Fondazione Berardelli, Brescia, Italy (2009), and Linguagens Visuais na Poetica Internacional, Gallery S.E.S.C. Bento Gonçalves, Brazil, (2010).

andrew topel: what do you wish to glean from this?  perhaps you want to know that andrew  wears saucony running shoes, size 10.5, or perhaps you need to know that andrew lives where the ocean breaks in two, crashing against dreams.  then again, let’s say you came to this bio with another agenda entirely.  how would andrew know?  he knows nothing about you.  now please, tell him something…

Stephen Vincent lives in San Francisco where he is a poet, writer and visual artist. Some of his previous books include: White Lights & Whale Hearts (The Crossing Press, 1971); The Ballad of Artie Bremer (Momo’s Press, 1974); Walking (Junction Press, 1993); Sleeping With Sappho (faux ebook,2004);Triggers (Shearsman ebook, 2005); Walking Theory (Junction Press, 2007); The First 100 Days of Obama (Steven Wolf Fine Arts, 2009). Vincent’s haptic drawings and unique accordion fold books have been featured in gallery exhibits at Braunsein-Quay (2009) and Steven Wolf Fine Arts (2009), San Francisco, and Jack Hanley Gallery (2011), New York City. In 2012, the Logan Gallery, Legion Museum of Art (San Francisco Fine Arts Museums) will feature a one-person exhibit of the drawings and books.

Ted Warnell: AKA Poem by Nari, warnell.com

Helen White (www.krikri.be/helen) was born in Britain in 1977 and lives in Ghent, Belgium. Besides visual poetry, she makes visual/audio performances and installations and has performed with Krikri and the Logos Ensemble / Logos Women (Belgium) and Juxtavoices (UK). As a member of the Krikri polypoetry collective from 2002 to 2012, she co-organized festivals, exhibitions and workshops focusing on vispo, sound poetry and other less mainstream poetic practices.  Her work was included in the anthology Zieteratuur (Uitgeverij Passage, Groningen, 2010). In 2011 her installation soluble colonies was commissioned by the Text Festival (Manchester, UK), combining text with items from Bury Museum’s permanent collection.

Reid Wood

271 Elm St., Oberlin, OH 44074, USA

reidwood@oberlin.net

http://havent-gardeart.blogspot.com

Reid Wood is an artist and educator, who holds BA and MA degrees in Studio Art from Oberlin College, with additional study at the University of Akron, Kent State University, and the Visual Studies Workshop. He works in a variety of media including drawing, printmaking, digital imaging, mixed media collage, artist’s books, mail art (since 1981 under the name State of Being), and performance art. His work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally, and can be found in both public and private collections.

James Yeary lives in Portland, Oregon, where, with Nate Orton, he regularly issues the my day zine series, a space-and-time based examination of ink and language. He organizes readings with the Spare Room collective, and runs a press, c_L, which has published a box of 18-full color illustrations of Gertrude Stein’s Tender Buttons (by Sandra Gibbons). More information can be found at catabolicguiltcalendar.blogspot.com. He also works in cocktails.

Mark Young has been publishing poetry for over fifty years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of more than twenty books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. He is the editor of the ezine Otoliths.  He lives on the Tropic of Capricorn in Australia.