четвер, 24 серпня 2017 р.

Halvard Johnson - poems #7


Halvard Johnson was born in Newburgh, New York, and grew up in New York City and the Hudson Valley. He has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Baltimore City Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has lived and taught in Chicago, Illinois; El Paso, Texas; Cayey, Puerto Rico; Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and New York City. For many years he taught overseas in the European and Far East divisions of the University of Maryland, mostly in Germany and Japan. Currently, he lives with his wife, the prize-winning writer and visual artist Lynda Schor in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico.



понеділок, 3 липня 2017 р.

ISSUE 6



ISSUE #6

Editors note:

I'm gonna be a bit minimal this time. It was fun. Making this issue was really satisfying experience. I've met lots of interesting people, got so many ideas i'm almost overwhelmed. It is really good. I'm proud of this issue. It came together naturally as mesmerizing kaleidoscope with intense humming.

The submission flow was tight but relatively clean. 52 letters if being exact. Rather big number for a niche poorly named online magazine which is barely indexed in Google and barely exposed (hey, i'm in charge i can be honest). Even rejected submission weren't that bad. Just not something that can be used in BNW with maximum result. And I had a really funny discussion on politics of including bio and photo on one of the posts in the submission calls groups. Anyway...

Look at the line-up - all top-notch hardcore funkateers!

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Table of Contents:

  1. Siobhan Elvis Atkins - Five Asemic Pieces
  2. Peter Carlaftes - Three Poems
  3. Drew Pisarra - Goo-goo Story 
  4. Carlo Parcelli - Wakey! Wakey!
  5. Jenne Kaivo - Science don't lovers just grew on the eyes
  6. Jim Andrews - from Aleph Null 2.0
  7. Michael Stewart - QR poem
  8. Don Kingfisher Campbell - Eight Poems 
  9. Rafael Gonzalez - Makings Buttons
  10. Rie Sheridan Rose - Spam Poem 
  11. Larry D. Thacker - Two Poems
  12. Dylan Kinnett - If You See Something, Say Something 
  13. Edward Kulemin - Crumpled Poems

Rie Sheridan Rose - Spam Poem

Rie Sheridan Rose multitasks. A lot. Her short stories appear in numerous anthologies, including Nightmare Stalkers and Dream Walkers Vols. 1 and 2,  and Killing It Softly. She has authored nine novels, six poetry chapbooks, and lyrics for dozens of songs. More info on www.riewriter.com. She tweets as @RieSheridanRose.

Jim Andrews - from Aleph Null 2.0


Jim Andrews has been publishing vispo.com since 1996. It remains the centre of his work as a poet-programmer of interactive multimedia. He lives in Vancouver Canada.

Siobhan Elvis Atkins - Five Asemic Pieces


Siobhan Atkins lives in the Sperrins in Northern Ireland with two boys, two goats, two dogs and a scattering of hens. Her passion is poetry and conservation.

Rafael Gonzalez - Makings Buttons

Rafael González released his first cassette of experimental electronic music in 1986, at the age of 16 (Exenple by Brigada Nadie, a duo with his 13-year-old brother). He was a member of the futurist multidisciplinary group Equipo Estético Étika Makinal (or 3EM), and Spanish experimental noise band I.Q.C.M. Rafael is a prolific audio artist with numerous collaborative works as well as his solo recordings. He is also a collage and décollage artist (his visual and audio works bear many striking similarities!), and is head of the art department at Tape Safe. (HalTapes http://www.haltapes.com/aterrizaje-magnetico.html)

Ética Makinal was a group of teenagers who experimented with music created with synthesisers. Their aesthetic was related to punk, noise and industrial movements, but they also referred to other times and forms – they researched the visual principles of avant-garde and they were influenced by Futurism, Dadaism and Constructivism. In spite of living in the periphery, in the isolated Asturias, they soon engaged with the emerging national scene, which had nothing to do with the famous “Movida”, and they even exchanged letters, fanzines and cassettes with groups from other countries, likes France, Italy and USA. ( http://www.mediateletipos.net/archives/34217 )

Michael Stewart - QR poem


Michael Kei Stewart is a poet, visual artist, and software industry professional who blogs poetry at http://www.mksanythingblog.blogspot.com. His work has appeared in the Istanbul Literary Review, the Muddy River Poetry Review, Popt Art, and the Morpo Review.

Don Kingfisher Campbell - Eight Poems


Don Kingfisher Campbell, MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles, has taught Writers Seminar at Occidental College Upward Bound for 33 years, been a coach and judge for Poetry Out Loud, a performing poet/teacher for Red Hen Press Youth Writing Workshops, Los Angeles Area Coordinator and Board Member of California Poets In The Schools, poetry editor of the Angel City Review, publisher of Spectrum and the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, leader of the Emerging Urban Poets writing and Deep Critique workshops, organizer of the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Festival, and host of the Saturday Afternoon Poetry reading series in Pasadena, California. For awards, features, and publication credits, please go to: http://dkc1031.blogspot.com

Carlo Parcelli - Wakey! Wakey! #6


Carlo Parcelli studied for many years with the Joyce/Wake scholar, Dr. Rudd Fleming, who translated Greek drama with Ezra Pound while Pound was incarcerated at St. Elizabeth’s hospital here in Washington DC. He has published two books in the style of Pound’s Cantos, ‘Three Antiphonies’ and ‘Fernparallelismus’. I have also published a series of 88 monologues, ‘The Gospel According to Simon Kananaios’ based on David Jones’ monologues of a Roman principalis in his volume ‘The Sleeping Lord’. I have a forthcoming epic poem about a fictitious First Century Roman cynic philosopher called ‘Canus Ictus in Exilium’ (Dog Bite in Exile).  My work, generally excerpted, has appeared in a number of journals and I have performed my work, especially ‘The Gospel’, at dozens of venues. I am currently an editor at FlashPoint magazine <http://www.flashpointmag.com/>, an online journal largely devoted to high-Modernist poetics.

Drew Pisarra - Goo-goo Story


Drew Pisarra has been known to stage Gertrude Stein plays, turn Fassbinder movies into poems, and blog weekly about Korean cinema. He recently grew a mustache to play Nietzsche is an opera-theater piece by the Austrian-American composer Gisburg. His book of short stories, 'Publick Spanking,' was published eons ago by Future Tense.


Jenne Kaivo - Science don't lovers just grew on the eyes


Jenne Kaivo never makes a mistaek.

Edward Kulemin - Crumpled Poems



Edward Kulemin is an artist, poet, author of many art-projects; inspirator and organiser of various communication creative societies (KEPNOS, Group of Unknown Artists, Association damned poets, etc.); participant of some exhibition and festivals; author of the books: «It seems to have begun" (1994), “Odnohujstvenny Ulysses”(1995), "By the artificial way" (1998), «Multimatum”(2002), “Lowdown” (2012), «Poems cash register» (2017).

You can find more of his visual poetry here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/113405210@N03/
Also check out his video poetry: http://www.youtube.com/user/artklmn?feature=watch

Larry D. Thacker - Two Poems


Larry D. Thacker’s poetry can be found or is forthcoming in more than ninety publications including The Still JournalPoetry South, Tower Poetry Society, Mad River Review, Spillway, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Mojave River Review, Mannequin Haus, Ghost City Press, Jazz Cigarette, and Appalachian Heritage. His books include Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia and the poetry books, Voice Hunting and Memory Train, as well as the forthcoming, Drifting in Awe. He’s presently working on his MFA in both poetry and fiction. Visit his website at: www.larrydthacker.com


Peter Carlaftes - Three Poems


Peter Carlaftes offers a poetic voice filled with drop-dead humor, searing insight, and resilient originality –while resonating with overtones of Bukowski, Baudelaire and Vonnegut. He lives in New York City.

Dylan Kinnett - If You See Something, Say Something


Dylan Kinnett is a writer, spoken word performance artist, and the founding editor of Infinity's Kitchen. His writing seeks to alter traditional literary forms with the use of media, hypertext, and performance. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland. 

понеділок, 26 червня 2017 р.

Announcing Brave New Word Issue 6



Ladies and gentlemen!


Brave New Word #6 is going live on July 4.

This time - things were moving rather fast and the whole issue came together almost on its own. So smooth i can't believe it really happened. But it is. Anyway.

In this issue - you will see much more textual stuff. There's an epic poem. And a play. And even a QR poem and onomatopoeia rampage. And some steamy visual poetry. And some collages.
Spread the word and bring your friends!

Issue line-up:


  • Siobhan Elvis Atkins
  • Peter Carlaftes
  • Drew Pisarra
  • Carlo Parcelli
  • Jenne Kaivo
  • Jim Andrews 
  • Michael Stewart
  • Don Kingfisher Campbell 
  • Rafael Gonzalez 
  • Rie Sheridan Rose 
  • Larry D. Thacker 
  • Dylan Kinnett 
  • Edward Kulemin

                    четвер, 1 червня 2017 р.

                    ISSUE 5


                    ISSUE #5

                    Editors note:

                    This one was a rough ride. I don't want to get into the details but this time i had to deal with so many submissions that were inadequate to the magazine's concept I thought somebody was joking on me. That was downright discouraging. That's why this time I relied more on curated content than incoming submissions. It made a better issue.

                    I'm glad to present you the works of the following:

                    ***

                    Table of Contents:

                    1. Gary Barwin - Miro's Sky
                    2. Mark Young - Eleven poems
                    3. Marco Giovenale - Six Glitch Asemic Pieces
                    4. Sean Smith - Forty Weaves
                    5. Angela Caporaso - Three collages
                    6. Kyle Hemmings - Six text-visual combos
                    7. Yrik Max Valentonis - Herstory
                    8. Jack Galmitz - Three poems and one visual
                    9. Nathaniel Horowitz - Three asemic pieces
                    10. Glen Armstrong - Three poems
                    11. Federico Federici - Six Asemic Scores
                    12. Johannes S. H. Bjerg - Poems

                    Angela Caporaso - Three collages



                    Angela Caporaso is an Italian artist focusing on visual poetry and artists books, working with the mediums of collage, trash-art and, more recently, digital formats . Angela Caporaso's art has always been characterized by a constant research and experimentation.
                    Since her first exhibitions, which date back to the eighties, she has revealed a constant strain towards new expressive languages.
                    This constant research led Angela to contaminate sign with colour, font with image, literature with painting, as though one single medium was not sufficient to express her complex imaginative world.
                     Angela Caporaso has worked on the words of the main contemporary writers.


                    http://www.angelacaporaso.com/

                    Glen Armstrong - Three poems



                    Glen Armstrong edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters and has three recent chapbooks: Set List (Bitchin Kitsch,) In Stone and The Most Awkward Silence of All (both Cruel Garters Press.)


                    Yrik Max Valentonis - Herstory #5


                    Yrik-Max Valentonis wanders through the urban landscape seeking out fairy circles. He makes puppets so other people can see his imaginary friends. He steals apples to justify his philosophy. He is Baba Yaga's favorite grandson.

                    His comics and writings have appeared in magazines, e-zines, and the anthologies: Sinbad and the Winds of Destiny”, "Zombie Nation: St. Pete", "Animal Blessings", and "Divided Again".
                    He has M.F.A. in Poetry and Prose from the Naropa University and a B.A. in English and American Literature from the University of South Florida.

                    Sean Smith - Forty Weaves #5


                    Sean Smith is an artist, writer, athlete and independent scholar who lives in Toronto. He has exhibited and performed internationally as part of the Department of Biological Flow, and is currently adjunct faculty in both wearable art and site-specific material practice at OCAD University. His first collection, Overclock O'Clock, is available from Void Front Press


                    Kyle Hemmings - Six text-visual combos #5



                    Kyle Hemmings has art work in The Stray Branch, Euphenism, Uppagus, Black Market Lit, and elsewhere. He loves pre-punk garage bands of the 60s, Manga comics, urban photography and French Impressionism. 

                    Mark Young - Eleven poems #5

                    Mark Young lives in a small town in North Queensland in Australia, & has been publishing poetry for almost sixty years. He is the author of over forty books, primarily text poetry but also including speculative fiction, vispo, & art history. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. His most recent books are Ley Lines & bricolage, both from gradient books of Finland, The Chorus of the Sphinxes, from Moria Books in Chicago, & some more strange meteorites, from Meritage & i.e. Press, California / New York.

                    He is the editor of Otoliths.


                    Gary Barwin - Miro's Sky #5


                    Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, and multidisciplinary artist and the author of twenty-one books of poetry, fiction and books for children. His latest book is the poetry collection No TV for Woodpeckers (Wolsak & Wynn). His recent national bestselling novel Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada) was a finalist for both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His interactive writing installation using old typewriters and guitar processors was featured during 2016-2017 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.

                    Nathaniel Horowitz - Three asemic pieces #5

                    Nathan D. Horowitz was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, in 1968. Creative Writing major at Interlochen Arts Academy. Bachelor's in English, Oberlin College, 1990. Master's in Applied Linguistics, University of Massachusetts - Boston, 2006. Four years in Mexico and Ecuador, fifteen in Austria. Currently teaching English at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Author, translator, and proofreader of literary and commercial texts. 

                    Federico Federici - Six Asemic Scores



                    Federico Federici (1974) is a researcher and teacher of physics, a translator and a writer. He has published a number of books of prose and poetry as well as texts and critical papers. In 2008, he translated and saw through the first posthumous work of Russian poet Nika Turbina. Among his works: L'opera racchiusa (2009, Lorenzo Montano Prize), Requiem auf einer Stele (2010), Appunti dal passo del lupo (2013) in the book series curated by Eugenio De Signoribus, Dunkelwort (2015) presented at Berlin Literaturfestival, Parabellum (2017) and Mrogn (2017 in print, Elio Pagliarani Prize).
                    His last exhibitions: “Intuición Estética” (Michael Jacobson curator, Cordoba 2016), “Asemic Tech” (Michael Jacobson curator, Barcelona 2017), “Stille” (Group Global 3000, Berlin 2017).

                    Johannes S. H. Bjerg - poems #5


                    Johannes S. H. Bjerg: a Dane who writes in Danish and English simultaneously and mainly haiku and haiku related forms. 1 of 3 of the editors of Bones - “Journal for contemporary haiku” (http://www.bonesjournal.com), and sole editor of “the other bunny - for the other kind of haibun” (http://theotherbunny.wordpress.com) and “One Link Chain” -  a blog for solo linked verse and haiku sequences (http://onelinkchain.blogspot.dk/) Has published several books: http://january-stones.blogspot.dk/p/books.html


                    Jack Galmitz - Three poems and one visual #5


                    Jack Galmitz was born in 1951 in New York City where he attended the public schools. He writes fiction, poetry and critical theory. His publications include Micron, a book of free verse published by Northing Press,Views, a book of literary criticism, and Re, a book of experimental short fiction. 

                    Marco Giovenale - Six Glitch Asemic Pieces #5


                    Marco Giovenale lives in Rome, where he works as an editor and translator. He’s founder and editor of gammm.org (2006) and asemicnet.blogspot.com (2011). He’s author of linear poetry, asemic stuff, photography, experimental prose pieces. Some linear texts in English: “A gunless tea” (2007, also at http://www.dusie.org/gunlesstea.pdf), “CDK” (2009, see http://tir-aux-pigeons.blogspot.it/2009/03/cdk-marco-giovenale.html), “anachromisms” (2014: https://ahsahtapress.org/product/anachromisms/), “white while” (2014: http://www.gauss-pdf.com/post/98317758615/gpdf131-marco-giovenale-white-while).  Four e-artbooks (as differx) at http://vuggbooks.randomflux.info/. Paper books of asemic works: Sibille asemantiche (Camera verde, 2008), This Is Visual Poetry / by Marco Giovenale (ed. by Dan Waber, 2011), Asemic Sibyls (RedFoxPress, 2013), Syn sybilles (La camera verde, 2013). Visual works in anthologies: Anthology Spidertangle (Xexoxial, 2009), The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics, 2012), An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting (Uitgeverij, 2013), A Kick in the Eye (Createspace, 2013). One sibyl is in The New Concrete. Visual Poetry in the 21st Century (V. Bean and Ch. McCabe, eds; Hayward Publishing, 2015). His site is http://slowforward.me

                    неділя, 21 травня 2017 р.

                    Announcing Brave New Word #5


                    Ladies and gentlemen!


                    Brave New Word #5 is going live on June 1.

                    It was a rough ride but largely a satisfying one. This time you'll see lots of asemic stuff, more inventive writing and so of the most caustic imagery out there. Spread the word and bring your friends!

                    Issue line-up:
                    • Gary Barwin
                    • Mark Young
                    • Marco Giovenale
                    • Sean Smith
                    • Angela Caporaso
                    • Kyle Hemmings
                    • Yrik Max Valentonis
                    • Jack Galmitz
                    • Nathaniel Horowitz
                    • Glen Armstrong
                    • Federico Federici
                    • Johannes S. H. Bjerg

                    понеділок, 1 травня 2017 р.

                    ISSUE 4

                    ISSUE #4

                    Editors note:

                    Still can't believe this magazine lasted more than three issues. I guess i'm becoming a more organized person because of this. Anyway...

                    Original plan for the #4 was to make a prose-centered issue. There was a fair share of nice pieces that were individually fine - but in whole it wasn't working at all. It was a mess. So I decided to start from scratch instead trying to fix fundamentally broken concept.

                    And it was moderately successful. It took longer than usual to make it work. The flow wasn't as good as Issue 3. There were a lot of trash submissions and too many pieces that were critically unfit for the magazine that promotes experimental writing. But after all - it's a solid issue with lots and lots of great stuff to read and think about.

                    I'm glad to present you the works of the following:

                    ***

                    Table of Contents:

                    1. Zoria April - Five Visual Poems
                    2. Olchar Lindsann - Five poems
                    3. Luc Fierens - Four collages
                    4. Mark Antony Rossi - Four poems
                    5. Bill DiMichele - Garage
                    6. Heath Brougher - Two poems
                    7. Howie Good - Five cut-up texts
                    8. Phil Openshaw - Five visual pieces
                    9. Scott-Patrick Mitchell - Four poems
                    10. Stephen Nelson - Fourteen Untitled Minimalist Poems
                    11. Juan Angel Italiano - Sound and Visual pieces
                    12. Timothy Parfitt - Last First Action Hero
                    13. Orchid Tierney - Three visual pieces 

                    Mark Antony Rossi - Four poems



                    Mark Antony Rossi's poetry, criticism, fiction, creative nonfiction and photography have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Anak Sastra, Bareback Magazine, Black Heart Review, Brain of Forgetting, Deep Water Literary Journal, Dirty Chai, Enclave, Expound, Farther Stars Than, Flash Fiction, Gravel, Indian Periodical,  Japanophile, Journal of Microliterature,  Kulchur Creative Journal, Mad Swirl, On The Rusk, Purple Patch, Scrivener Creative Review, Sentiment Literary Journal, Snapdragon, Syzygy Poetry Journal, The Sacrificial, Toad Suck Review, Transnational, Vine Leaves Lite
                    rary Journal, Wild Quarterly and Yellow Chair Review. http://ethical-stranger.webnode.com/

                    Zoria April - Five Visual Poems


                    Zoria April (born 1988) is a professional translator and a writer. She has published two poetry books, one at a very young age - Stars and Sparks of a Dream (2000) - and the second one – Wordigami (2015) is a visual poetry book inspired by kanji characters. Her poems and short stories have been published in various poetry collections and have been winners of several national and international literature competitions.
                    In her free time she also does photography, and has been part of six group exhibitions, the last two taking place in Tokyo, Japan. She holds an MA in English Literature and currently she is a researcher at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies working in the field of Japanese language and literature with an accent on Japanese visual poetry.

                    Heath Brougher - Two poems



                    Heath Brougher is the poetry editor of Five 2 One Magazine and the co-poetry editor of Into the Void Magazine. He has published 3 chapbooks, A Curmudgeon Is Born (Yellow Chair Press, 2016), Digging for Fire, and Your Noisy Eyes (both by Stay Weird and Keep Writing Press, 2016 and 2017). He is a Best of the Net Nominee and has had work translated into anthologies and journals in Albania and Kosovo. He edited the anthology Luminous Echoes, the proceeds of which are donated to an organization which helps prevent suicide/self harm. He was the judge for Into the Void Magazine's 2016 Inaugural Poetry Contest and has had his own work appear in The Helios Mss, Chiron Review, Zoomoozophone Review, Word For/Word, Expound, MiPOesias, Gloom Cupboard, Full of Crow, Cruel Garters, Lakeview Journal, Otoliths, East Jasmine Review, X-Peri, Carnival, Red Ceilings Review, Clockwise Cat, Moss Trill, Gold Dust Magazine, Squawk Back, BlazeVOX, Diverse Voices Quarterly, *Star 82 Review, eFiction India, and elsewhere.

                    Luc Fierens - Four collages



                    Luc Fierens (born in Mechelen, Belgium, 1961) is a networked collagist and visual poet provocateur. His work emerged out of Poesia Visiva, Mail Art and Fluxist circles. Fierens’ diverse practice focuses on language/image as a raw material and the exploration of alternative forms of distribution and communication.
                    As such, he promoted a transnational dialogue prior to the inception of the Internet with his mail art projects (“Social-Art”, “Cornucopiae…”) and publications (Postfluxpostbooklets) from 1984.
                    Now, he continues his research with artists (since 2013 he has worked closely with performance artist Elish Falanga) from his “social architecture” with whom he exchanges, forwards, and directs art, and collaborative projects through the (e-)mail, and with whom he organizes performances, publications (artists’ books) and exhibitions.
                    His publications and works can be found in major archives (R&M Sackner Archive, Miami and Artpool, Budapest), libraries (MoMa Library, Rare Books Collection of the University of Buffalo), museums (MaRT (Trento e Rovereto, Italy)) and several private collections (Fondazione Berardelli (Italy), Verbeke Foundation (Belgium)).

                    Stephen Nelson - Fourteen Untitled Minimalist Poems


                    Stephen Nelson is the author of Lunar Poems for New Religions (KFS Press) and Thorn Corners (erbacce-press). His latest book is a Xerolage of visual poetry called Arcturian Punctuation (Xexoxial Editions). He has published in The Sunday Times and exhibited vispo internationally. Check out www.afterlights-vispo.tumblr.com.


                    Juan Angel Italiano - Sound and Visual pieces



                    Juan Angel Italiano (Montevideo - 1965) develops his work on the investigation of the various expressive possibilities of poetic language. On this subject he has published several papers and several are part of different anthologies, print and digital media (CD-ROM and DVD) published abroad. He is founder and co-director of the publishing alternative "editions of the cemetery." He has conducted lectures, meetings and exhibitions organized, written articles and participated in national and foreign linked to the experimental poetry events.


                    Timothy Parfitt - Last First Action Hero


                    Timothy Parfitt grew up in Glencoe, Illinois and Hannover, Germany. A former caddy, he is the editor of I’ll Watch Anything and his essays and criticism have appeared in Deadspin, Thread, Newcity, Chicagoist, Timeout Chicago and Wassup.

                    Scott-Patrick Mitchell - Four poems


                    Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) is a West Australian performance poet. SPM's poetry appears in Out Of The Box: Contemporary Australian Gay & Lesbian Poets, Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry, Contemporary Australian Poetry and The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. In 2017, SPM’s debut collection, Vade Mecum, will be published through Hawkline Press. Visit www.facebook.com/scottpatrickmitchellpoet for information


                    Phil Openshaw - Five visual pieces

                    Phil Openshaw is a photographer and visual artist who works within a wide variety of media including digital manipulation, glitch, audiovisual transformation, sound art, coding, calligraphy, music, print, painting and asemic writing.
                    
                    Professional photographic work includes a broad practice with themes including: urban environments, transformation, people, their impact on landscape and nature; the conflicting interests involved in organised urban development, the existing environments and population.
                    
                    Abstract pieces often include photography combined with drawn and abstract imagery. Working with digital and abstract works led to an exploration of the visual languages of text, propaganda, and printed media leading to current asemic and related works.

                    Bill DiMichele - Garage


                    Little is known of the life of Bill DiMichele, the apocryphal painter/poet/musician of the early 21st century.  He studied quantum physics with Feynman and religion with Zoroaster and Akiva.  Legends tell of him learning sand painting from the Native American shamans on the high banks of the Monongahela River.  On snow-covered mountains he contemplated the emerald tablet of Hermes, discovering the significance of the saying “as above so below”.  This is the principle that guided his work from 1975 to 2025. 

                    This series of paintings, which has been in progress since 1993, and now counts +/- 150 works, is called ‘Garage’.  Their intent is to open the mind, and, more importantly, the soul and the spirit.  The paintings are like higher dimensional landscapes, portraits, and languages.  It’s all there for the taking.


                    Bill DiMichele aka Billy Dim aka Doctor Homeslice.

                    Howie Good - Five cut-up texts



                    Howie Good is the author of The Loser's Guide to Street Fighting, winner of the 2017 Lorien Prize from ThoughtCrime Press, and Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely. 

                    Orchid Tierney - Three visual pieces


                    Orchid Tierney is a poet from New Zealand now residing in Philadelphia. Her chapbooks include Brachiation (Dunedin: GumTree Press, 2012) and The World in Small Parts (Chicago: Dancing Girl Press, 2012). As the editor/curator of REM Magazine, she is responsible for publishing work by the emergent and established voices of experimental writing. She is currently pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Pennsylvania.

                    Olchar Lindsann - Five poems


                    Olchar E. Lindsann is a co-founder of the Post-NeoAbsurdist network, has published around forty books of poetry, critical theory, and avant-garde history, and has performed sound poetry across the US and UK. He is the editor of mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press and the journals in-Appropriated Press and Rêvenance: Hauntings from Underground Histories. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia where he teaches at a progressive alternative high school and co-organizes the AfterMAF Festival, and maintains several archive dedicated to various aspects of the contemporary and historical avant-garde.

                    понеділок, 24 квітня 2017 р.

                    Announcing Brave New Word #4


                    Ladies and gentlemen!


                    Brave New Word #4 is going live on May 1.

                    It was a long road and this time it was particularly rocky. Nevertheless, the issue is rock solid piece of experimental literature in high variety.


                    Issue line-up:

                    • Zoria April 
                    • Olchar Lindsann 
                    • Luc Fierens 
                    • Mark Antony Rossi 
                    • Bill DiMichele 
                    • Heath Brougher 
                    • Howie Good
                    • Phil Openshaw 
                    • Scott-Patrick Mitchell
                    • Stephen Nelson 
                    • Juan Angel Italiano 
                    • Timothy Parfitt
                    • Orchid Tierney