субота, 11 серпня 2018 р.

ISSUE 11

Issue 11

Editor's Note:

Of all BNW issues i've been working on - this one was the hardest to make. Not only because i'm experiencing extreme oversaturation with all things literary, but also because i don't want to spin the wheels and make just another issue of just another mag. This is not what Brave New Word is about. 

I needed focus and i needed dedication. That's why it took so long to make this issue work. 

To be honest, it's been a while since i really worked on Brave New Word in earnest. The thing is - there is no shortage of submissions coming in and i had an opportunity to make a couple of issues out of loads of submissions that were not fitting for some other issues. 

While somewhat lazy it was ultimately beneficial for the magazine - it helped to make some really diverse line-ups with many different styles mashed together in a dazzling kaleidoscope. However, there is nothing to be proud of for me as an editor.
  
Here's a couple of things i've learned since the last issue:
  • Issue announcements don't really work. You get a traffic spike and everyone forgets about it until you start the bombardment.
  • Double issues are bad for business. The last one had experienced a traffic nosedive the week after going live. Overexposure is a thing even for a small-time niche online mags. I guess it means i need to come with the other model. Those two issues will be retroactively rearranged into one special somewhere down the line.
  • This issue is slightly bigger than the previous. It struck me that pretending that there is no space beyond 12 or 13 authors is plain stupid.
  • BNW is moving to its own domain,
And here are some funny stats:  
  • Some writers seriously think that it is my obligation to publish their work no matter what, just because it can't be the other way. Nine authors who thought this way were sacked.
  • Some writers disregard the submission guidelines and think that this disregard will get them a spot in the issue because their stuff is so dope. Over the course of last three months there were six such authors.
  • Some writers think that adding insults and threats to the follow-ups in cases of declines is a good idea. Trio of bright minds tested this out. Gotta tell you - send more. I like it. Sometimes i feel lonely when i look at my inbox. You make my day a little brighter. Especially those who fight for justice. Keep on keeping on! I will start another blog and add every single bit of your spite for all to see. Names included. 
And about an issue itself. Unlike a couple of previous issues which tended either to textual or visual - this one is pretty balanced. There is something for everybody. BNW is at its best when it goes for maximum diversity of material. 

Also - I'm really proud that this is the first issue to include my fellow compatriots - Andriy Antonovskiy, Michael Zarichnyi and Roman Pyrih. 

Without further ado - enjoy


ISSUE LINE-UP:



Michael O’Brien - Ten Pieces


Michael O’Brien lives in Glasgow Scotland. His work has most recently appeared in the journals - Akitsu Quaterly, Cattails, Bones, Moonchild, The Other Bunny. He is the author of, As Adam (UP Literature) and Big Nothing (Bones). He was a runner-up in the Mainichi Daily News Haiku Contest in 2009. You can follow him on twitter @michaelobrien22

Darren C. Demaree - with an empathy so fatal #115-117




Darren C. Demaree is the author of eight poetry collections, most recently ''Two Towns Over' (March 2018), which was selected as the winner of the Louise Bogan Award by Trio House Press. He is also the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology and Ovenbird Poetry. 

His poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including Hotel Amerika, Diode, Meridian, New Letters, Diagram, and the Colorado Review. 

Darren currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. 

Laura Ortiz - Four Asemic Pieces


Laura Ortiz was born in Argentina (the daugther of a typographer) were she worked as an Educational Psychologist. In 2007 she moved to Montreal, Canada and began exploring drawing and painting and pursued her passion for visual communication by embarking on a degree in graphic design. In 2016 she discovered asemic writing and art online and began to create her own. She was immediately fascinated by the combination of typography and design with literature and abstract art. Her asemic works has been featured in art exhibitions, contemporary art museums and magazines in Italy, USA, Argentina and India. She hopes to continue her work and contribute to the development and expansion of asemic art.

Igor Satanovsky - Nine Swype Poems


Igor Satanovsky was born in Kiev in 1969, and arrived in New York as the Soviet refugee in 1989. He has been exploring the poetic crossroads of European and American Avant-Gardes ever since: as a poet, editor, translator, book designer, and a visual artist. He founded International Zaum’ Day (January 7th), and contributed notes to several editions of "A Dictionary of The Avant-Gardes" by Richard Kostelanetz.

Maria Rovito - One Piece



Maria Rovito is an MA candidate in English at Millersville University in Millersville, PA. Her poetry exists in the realm of conceptualism and cyberpoetics, and her research is focused on literary theory and disability studies.

Michael Zarichnyi - Four Visual Poems



Michael Zarichnyi (1958) is a professor of mathematics at the Lviv University (Ukraine). His interests include not only geometry and topology of infinite-dimensional manifolds but also poetry, music and visual/concrete poetry. He is the author of one book of poetry, about 60 songs, and about 50 visual works. Personal exhibition of the visual/concrete poetry (Lviv University Gallery, 2011). The works are often minimalistic, inspired by beauty of mathematical constructions.


Fin Sorrel - Em 17


Fin Sorrel grew up in the mountains of Oregon, near a small town called Sandy oregon. Near to the town of Portland, Oregon. He ventured to the city in search of adventure, and found a love for Freight trains, painting, and politics. 

Spending most of his time outside, Fin sorrel explores the united states in search of freedom, sometimes crafting writings, and experimenting with sound, as well as video art. He is a traveler with a lust for the road and adventure. Many of the elements of his characters in stories are found in people he meets while interacting with the world around him. 

His work has appeared in many online and print journals around the world. Including ENCLAVE, SLEEPING FISH, BLAZE VOX, THE ANTHOLOGY OF SURREALISM, and GTK 8.

He edits the magazine MANNEQUIN HAUS with friend cassidy rios kane.

David Felix - Three Visual Poems


David Felix is a youthful septuagenarian English visual poet who lives in Denmark.
For more than fifty years his writing has taken on a variety of forms, in collage, three dimensions, in galleries, anthologies, festival performances and video and in over forty publications worldwide, both in print and online .

Born into a family of artists, magicians and tailors he is more than comfortable with willow charcoal, the invisible pencil or dressmaking chalk.

Andriy Antonovskiy - Seven Poems in Catalan

Editor's note: And now something completely different.


Andriy Antonovskiy is a poet from Ukraine who currently lives in Barcelona. He is a strong proponent for Catalan Independence and he considers his primary mission to be building a cultural bridge between Ukraine and Catalonia.

Translation from ukrainian was realized by Andríi Antonovskyi in collaboration with Catalina Girona and Francesc Gelonch.


Anneke Baeten - Asemic Study


Anneke Baeten's art was published in numerous magazines and presented on many exhibitions. 
Her books include: Translating Paint (publisher Michael Jacobson, Post-Asemic Press, 2017) and 50 Celestrial Snippets (June 2017). Her work is exhibited at international and local exhibitions, most recently at the Blacktown Art Prize Finalists Exhibition in NSW.

Author's note: "My main focus is the world of asemic writing and expressing concepts in visual poetry. When quizzed about my creative process I compared asemic expression being akin to letting s tribe of crazy ferrets run around in my head. That analogy has stuck and is now the collective name behind my online presence “Ferretsinmyhead.com”. I look to constantly push the boundaries of my style. I am heavily influenced by the nature of the paper that I use, some of which is hand-made on commission. Many of my works are on textured cotton paper (preferably with natural elements and imperfections) or in leather-bound books."

jim leftwich - Assisted Living Drone-Poem Rehearsal


jim leftwich is a poet and essayist who lives in Roanoke, VA, USA.  he is the author of Six Months Aint No Sentence Books 1 -187 (Differx Hosting@Box, 2011 - 2016), and three volumes of essays entitled Rascible & Kempt Vols. 1 - 3 (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2016-2017).  since 2008 he has been involved in organizing and/ordocumenting mail art, sound poetry, visual poetry and noise events in Roanoke.


Piotr Szreniawski - Seven Poemics



Piotr Szreniawski is Extraordinary Professor at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland. Published a few hundred brochures of poetry, comics and poemics. He is the guy who said that poemics can be treated as a separate field of art between poetry and comics (and combining elements of both).

Frank Xarate - Four Visual pieces


francisco h zarate (frank xarate) graphic designer and visual artist, poet and draftsman. I am Colombian born on a small island of the Colombian Pacific, called Buenaventura. I currently live in Buenos Aires. For me, visual poetry is a language of deconstruction, a way of being able to feel language.

FOTOGRAFÍA / frankph.tumblr.com/

Roman Pyrih - Five visual palindromes


Roman Pyrih was initiated into palindromes in 2007 and delighted in composing them ever since.
Authored "ПОТОП" in "This is visual poetry" series by chapbookpublisher. His poems were published in "Labyrinth of Ukrainian Samvydav" (2004) and "The Dark Would" (2013) anthologies.
Born Ukrainian, currently stationed in Seoul, Korea.

J.I. Kleinberg - Seven Word Collages



Artist, poet, and freelance writer, J.I. Kleinberg is a Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee and winner of the 2016 Ken Warfel Fellowship. Her found poems have appeared in Diagram, Heavy Feather Review, Rise Up Review, The Tishman Review, Hedgerow, Otoliths, and elsewhere. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, USA, and blogs most days at thepoetrydepartment.wordpress.com. 

These visual poems are from an ongoing series (1,700+) of collages built from phrases created unintentionally through the accident of magazine page design. Each chunk of text (roughly the equivalent of a poetic line) is entirely removed from its original sense and syntax. The text is not altered and includes no attributable phrases. The lines of each collage are sourced from different magazines.​


четвер, 9 серпня 2018 р.

Announcing Issue 11




BRAVE NEW WORD WILL RETURN ON June 28.

ISSUE LINE-UP:
  • Roman Pyrih
  • Frank Xarate 
  • Michael O’Brien 
  • Darren C. Demaree 
  • Laura Ortiz
  • Piotr Szreniawski 
  • Igor Satanovsky 
  • Maria Rovito
  • Michael Zarichnyi  
  • jim leftwich 
  • Fin Sorrel 
  • David Felix 
  • Anneke Baeten 
  • Judy Kleinberg 
  • Andriy Antonovskiy


понеділок, 25 червня 2018 р.

ISSUE 10 PART 2


ISSUE #10 PART 2

Editors note:

Yep, there are two issues number ten. Why? Because it is much more easier to compile two issues at once - one with all-new contributors and one with tried and tested fellas. And since both are spawns of one editorial cycle - i see no reason to artificially split them.

So here is Issue Ten Part Two. Overall, this is much more visual issue. There are many great asemic pieces and there are a lot of boundary stretching things here and there. I like the way it flows - it is very abstract impressionist.

Without further ado - enjoy!

***

Table of Contents:

Casimir Funk - Epic Rollout


Casimir Funk is a conceptual artist from Peremyshl. He is active in multiple disciplines and strives for expanding the boundaries of poetry.

Neal Retke - Five poems


Neal D. Retke is a veteran of the Mail Art Scene, a casualty of the Art Strike and most recently completed a mini-tour of the USA as an experimental musician. He has a background in many aspects of underground culture, and is a retired facial hair champion

John M. Bennett - Seven Pieces

John M. Bennett has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature.

Juan Angel Italiano - Five Visual Poems


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.

Hiromi Suzuki - A journey taking a roundabout route


Hiromi Suzuki is a poet, artist living in Tokyo, Japan.  A member of "gui" (run by members of "VOU" group of poets, founded by the late Katsue Kitasono). Author of Ms. cried, 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (kisaragi publishing, 2013 ISBN978-4-901850-42-1). Her works are published internationally in Otoliths, BlazeVOX, Empty Mirror, Experiment-O, M58, DATABLEED, Black Market Re-View, Burning House Press, h&, BRAVE NEW WORD magazine, DODGING THE RAIN, Jazz Cigarette, TAPE HISS zine, The Arsonist Magazine, MOONCHILD MAGAZINE, Parentheses Journal, Angry Old Man Magazine, Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, Obra/Artifact, Utsanga.it magazine, NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2015 / 2017, and Poem Brut at Rich Mix London 2017, amongst other places.
Her latest book of visual poetry, logbook (Hesterglock Press, 2018 ISBN 978-1-9999153-1-5).
web site: hiromisuzukimicrojournal.tumblr.com

Carlo Parcelli - Scabiopilus’s Vision




Carlo Parcelli is currently Beat Poet Laureate of Maryland, USA. He is widely considered one of the greatest poets of his generation, or any generation.

Tchello d'Barros - three visual poems



Tchello d'Barros is a poet, visual artist and screenwriter. He has published 6 poetry books and have publishing texts in more than 50 books among collections, anthologies and didactic books. It has carried out cultural activities in all the States of Brazil and in more than 20 countries. He have been touring with the individual and retrospective exhibition of Visual Poetry ''Convergencias''. With his visual works, he has participated in about 130 exhibitions, both individual and collective, in Brazil and abroad. He have taken his poetry production in several book fairs, biennials, literature forums, national and international congresses, besides ministering several lectures and literary workshops. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Federico Federici - Four Pieces



Federico Federici (1974) is a physicist and a writer. He lives and works between Berlin and the Ligurian Apennines. His last book, dealing with LaTex poetry and code writing is “The way I discovered the Berlin wall has fallen”. With the soundscape Brief aus Treblinka, he is currently taking part in the installation “res.o.nant” by Mischa Kuball at the Jewish Museum in Berlin (2018-2019). His websites provide detailed information on his oeuvre, as well as video documentation, text excerpts and portfolios:
rolling archives: http://leserpent.wordpress.com

personal page: http://federicofederici.net

David Chirot - Eleven Pieces


David-Baptiste Chirot: born Lafayette, Indiana, grew up in Vermont, lived in Gottingen, Germany, Arles & Paris, France, Wroclaw, Poland, Hastveda, Sweden, Boston and Milwaukee. 
Since 1997 essays, poetry, visual poetry, sound poems, event scores and book reviews in 70+ journals in 8 countries, including some in translation (Spanish and Portuguese)

Print Books: Anarkeyology (Runaway Spoon) Zero Poem (Traverse) Tearerism(singlepress/Kiro) Reverberations (8PagePress) Found RuBBeings (Xerolage 32, Xexoxial Editions)

Print Book Anthologies: Loose Watch (Invisible Books, London) Word, Score, Utterance, Choreography (Writers Forum, London) Oranges Hung (Milwaukee) 
several complete visual poetry books included in print journals

Have participated in over 300 exhibitions and calls of Visual Poetry and Mail Art in over 40 countries, assistant to Clemente Padin for Mail Art Hit Parade, Havana Biennial, 2000, Cuba


Sean Gallagher - Three Found poems

Sean Gallagher is obsessive reader and prominent book lover. He also write weird stuff that blows minds.

Jeff Bagato - One Gonch Poem


A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and glitch video. His text and visual poetry has appeared in many journals including Otoliths, Ex Ex Lit, The New Post Literate, Angry Old Man, and Zoomoozophone Review. Short fiction has recently appeared in Horror Sleaze Trash and Gobbet. His published books include Savage Magic (poetry), and The Toothpick Fairy (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.wordpress.com.

Jeff Hansen - Three Hybrid Poems


Jefferson Hansen is the author of and beefheart saved craig and Cruelty, both from BlazeVox, and is the forthcoming author of 100 Hybrids (Post-Asemic).


Peter Ganick - one written piece


Peter Ganick is a writer/artist. His visual work can be seen at GANICOTO1. His writing is available on lulu.com. He lives in Connecticut USA. 


Announcing ISSUE 10 Part 2



BRAVE NEW WORD WILL RETURN ON June 28.

ISSUE LINE-UP:
  • Peter Ganick
  • Neal Retke
  • John M. Bennett
  • Juan Angel Italiano
  • Hiromi Suzuki
  • Jeff Bagato
  • Jeff Hansen
  • Carlo Parcelli
  • Tchello d'Barros
  • Federico Federici
  • David Chirot
  • Sean Gallagher
  • Alexander Limarev

понеділок, 28 травня 2018 р.

ISSUE 10

ISSUE #10

Editors note:

This is Brave New Word Magazine Issue 10. Wow! What can I say - it was a long road. Originally, I have planned to post Issue 10 almost immediately after dropping the second part of Issue 9 - in the early April. But then the reality kicked in. I had no time to fully commit to composing an issue due to intense workload.

And there was also another significant problem - extremely lacking submissions. The primary reason for a significant delay in-between issues 9 and 10 was lack of good stuff. Plain and simple. I just couldn't find anything fitting for BNW for quite a while. And since I didn't wanted to make a passable issue - i was waiting for the good stuff to be submitted. Eventually, it paid off. But it was a long time coming.

At one point, I was considering ghostwriting some of the stuff to fill the gaps. For the first time since I have started this magazine, i was experiencing such thing. It was frustrating and disappointing. When I posted a call for submissions over several groups on Facebook and Reddit - I was expecting a lot of things to happen. I was ready for an endless stream of insults and bullshit as it usually happened immediately after placing the calls, but this time it was strangely civil - every submitter was polite and generous.

However, for some reason, the majority of the submissions were missing the point of the magazine. As if the submission guidelines were too ambiguous and unclear. And it was a catastrophe. Instead of anything even remotely resembling an experimental effort I was getting more and more of some insipid, vapid, milquetoast bazoo that was already all over the internet.

Here's the thing - Brave New Word is about pushing boundaries, trying something new - not just a place where you can dump your shit.

And then, when I thought the worst was behind - more fun had happened. In April I had an email bombing episode. Over the course of 24 hours, I've received over a thousand letters of unknown origins.

None of them were identified as spam, so all this goodness went straight to my inbox. I felt dumbfounded when I saw it in the morning. It felt surreal. The letters were strange but adequate. It wasn't exactly a spam - the messages were clearly composed by some advanced text generator. They made sense, there were no malicious links or some other shady stuff - just some very generic text that flew over the radar.

There were things like "hello, how are you?" and then some retelling of some joke or recap of some Westworld episode in very verbose language. It was creepy at times but nothing special. Even the email addresses were resembling legitimate email addresses - most of them were hosted on Yahoo, AOL, Zoho, and ProtonMail. Someone put an effort in this attack.

The challenge was that I had no way to determine which letter was which by a preview. It wasn't effective enough - I saw stuff but it could've been a letter from a real person. The problem was that there were real letters lost in-between and I didn't wanted to dispose them too. And so I was forced go through this horde of letters one by one. It took me almost two months to clear the mess. Long story short - it was unmemorable.

But in the end, it was totally worth it. There was a lot of good stuff in-between the bad letters. These pieces formed a backbone of this issue. After a while, it finally started to come together and so here it is.

Enjoy!

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Table of Contents:

Rrose Selaby - Two Pieces

Rrose Selaby was born in Cordoba (Spain) in 1980. In the dark since then. Got a Degree in Art History. Was considering researching either on Carousels or Rhinoceros.

"I always loved cutting out papers. I keep them in envelopes and in a tin box that my brother gave me. Each time that I open it, I remember my grandmother Dolores, who kept a hundred of holy cards in a shoebox in order to pray with them every day."


Michael Mc Aloran - Nowhereon Sequence 5


Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976). He is the author of a number of collections of poetry, prose poetry, poetic aphorisms and prose, including 'Attributes', (Desperanto, NY, 2011), 'The Non Herein' & ‘Of Dead Silences’ (Lapwing Publications, 2011/ 2013), 'Of the Nothing Of’, 'The Zero Eye', 'The Bled Sun', 'In Damage Seasons', (Oneiros Books (U.K)--2013/ 14); 'Code #4 Texts', a collaboration with Aad de Gids, was also published in 2014 by Oneiros. Two further collections, 'Un-Sight/ Un-Sound (delirium X.)’ & 'The Banality of Else' were both published by gnOme books (2014). 'EchoNone' was also released 2015 by Oneiros Books. Black Editions Press also released 'Untitled #2' & '[unspoken]' in 2016, and 'longshadowfall' was published by Editions du Cygne (FR) in 2017. 'Catascope', was also published by Editions du Cygne early in 2018, and two further projects, 'the black vault' & 'all null having', are now published by VoidFront Press...

Ira Lightman - Six Poems


Ira Lightman does a few books and public art and broadcasting and plagiarism sleuthing

Clay Thistleton - One (found) poem


Clay Thistleton has taught creative writing and literary studies in universities, community colleges and not-for-profit organisations for almost two decades. He is the author of Gef the Talking Mongoose and Other ... Poems (Blart Books, in press): a collection of found poetry that investigates the phenomenon of ghosts and poltergeists that have the ability to speak or write.  His current project, Never Mind the Saucers, examines documented instances of alien-human sexual contact. Along with his son Dylan, Clay lives in New South Wales, Australia with a fluctuating number of feral cats.

Alyssa Trivett - Two poems


Alyssa Trivett is a wandering soul from the Midwest. When not working two jobs, she listens to music and scrawls lines on the back of gas station receipts. Her work has appeared in VerseWrights, In Between Hangovers, and recently at Otoliths and Five 2 One.

Rus Khomutoff - Five Poems





Rus Khomutoff is a neo surrealist language poet based in Brooklyn, NY. His poetry has been featured in Erbacce, Poethead, Occulum, Fifth Day Journal and Former People Journal. Last year he self published an ebook Immaculate Days. You can find him on twitter @rusdaboss


Jonathan Mulcahy-King - Four poems



‘Extracts from the Mirai Botnet Source Code’ by J. Mulcahy-King (2018) is taken from the forthcoming Unstructions For Instance with Martin Abrams


Billy Mavreas - Four visual pieces


Billy Mavreas makes comics, collage, visual poetry in Montreal, Quebec. 
He operates out of his art space, Monastiraki, a repository of paper scraps, prints, zines, ephemera and local/found art.

David Subacchi - Two Poems



David Subacchi lives in Wales (UK) where he was born of Italian roots. He studied at the University of Liverpool. He has four published collections of his English Language poetry and one in Welsh.

You can find out more about David at


Michael Orr - Two Spoon Pieces



Michael Orr is an Artist based out of Atlanta GA USA. He works primarily with ink, handmade and found rubber stamps, used packaging and miscellaneous bric-a-brac to compose abstract shapes, stories and compositions. Michael Orr would never refer to himself as a poet. Michael Orr has yet to be discovered by the media.”

Arnold McBay - Two Code Gifs




Arnold McBay is a mixed-media visual artist and a sessional art instructor at Brock University. Exhibiting since 1988 he has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants and has work in private and public collections across North America. Recent projects include: a collaborative project with Gregory Betts (Signs of our Discontent: the textures of our solitude) mounted at the In the Soil Festival in St. Catharines and recent exhibitions, a chapbook with Gregory Betts featuring the Signs of our Discontent project (published by Above/Ground Press, Ottawa) as well as exhibits at the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto and Grimsby Public Art Gallery in Grimsby, Ontario. He is also a member of the St. Catharines based improvisational noise/sound band TZT. He is represented by Thielsen Galleries of London, ON.

Heller Levinson - Three Poems


Heller Levinson’s books include LinguaQuake,tenebraed, Wrack Lariat, from stone this running, Smelling Mary, and Toxicity: Poems of the Coconut Vulva. Levinson’s poems and writings have appeared in hundreds of journals and literary outlets around the world. The originator of Hinge Theory, he lives in New York where he studies animal behavior.

Mike Busam - Ten Pieces


Mike Busam was born in the state of Ohio in 1968 and have never left. Currently works for the Lane Library Bookmobile & Outreach Services department in Hamilton, Ohio. Spends most days at grade schools (which is a lot of fun). 
He says: "I aim to use materials that I have at hand and within reach--recycled newspaper (older ones have interesting fonts and design elements), magazines, used guitar strings, leaves, dead insects, etc. Lately, I've been using letter stamps to make one-off pieces, and that's been fun. I try to work within my limited abilities as best as I can, and usually the resulting mistakes and miscues are far more interesting than my usually serious original intentions."

неділя, 27 травня 2018 р.

Announcing Issue 10


BRAVE NEW WORD WILL RETURN ON May 28.



    ISSUE LINE-UP:
    • Alyssa Trivett
    • Mike Busam
    • Rrose Selaby
    • Heller Levinson
    • Arnold McBay
    • Michael Orr
    • David Subacchi
    • Billy Mavreas
    • Jonathan Mulachy-King
    • Rus Khomutoff
    • Clay Thistleton
    • Ira Lightman
    • Michael McAloran

    понеділок, 26 березня 2018 р.

    ISSUE 9 PART 2


    ISSUE #9 part 2

    Editors note: 

    This was originally special issue #3 but then i thought "it is not that special". Because it is exactly the same as any other issue of BNW except it consists of works of past contributors. At least Autumn Special was huge and Disappointing Second One had an unifying idea. Because of that this one is kinda not exactly issue #10 but not really issue #9 and definitely not Special Issue #3.

    Ladies and gentlemen, for your consideration - Issue #9 part 2.

    Issue Line-up:

    1. Jesse Glass - Nautical Novel
    2. Valeri Scherstjanoi - Mixed Sheet
    3. Michael Kostiuk - Asemic Short Story: An Overwrite in Black & White
    4. Peter Carlaftes - OCCUPY AUDIENCE 
    5. Sean Gallagher - Three Textures
    6. Phillip-Texas Fontanella / John M. Bennett - 11 pieces 
    7. Diane Keys - Image Search Poems 
    8. Neal Retke - 23 Short Sound Poems to be read aloud whilst facing backwards
    9. Hiromi Suzuki - A for airy 
    10. Sacha Archer - Ghost Writing 
    11. Erica Baum  - Four Pieces
    12. Johannes S. H. Bjerg -  poems
    13. Robert Keith - Tarantism
    14. XXXXXXXXX XXXXX - Strange version of Richards' poem Crazy Pete

    Johannes S. H. Bjerg - poems


    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

    Erica Baum - Four Pieces



    Erica Baum, New York. Recent museum exhibitions include Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Kunsthalle Berlin and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York; Recent
 solo exhibitions include The Following Information, Bureau, New York, 2016, Stanzas, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, 2015;


    Selected biennials include; AGORA 4th Athens Biennale, Athens, 2013 and the 30th Bienal de São Paulo: The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012. Publications include  Erica Baum, The Naked Eye, 2015 Crèvecœur/œ Paris & Bureau New York and second edition hard cover Dog Ear, 2016 Ugly Duckling Presse 

    Sacha Archer - Ghost Writing




    Sacha Archer is a Canadian writer, visual artist and ESL Instructor currently residing in Ontario. He was the recipient of the 2008 P.K. Page Irwin Prize for his poetry and visual art, and in 2010 he was chosen to participate in the Elise Partridge Mentor Program. His work has appeared in journals such as filling Station, ACTA Victoriana, h&, illiterature, NōD, and Experiment-O. His most recent chapbooks are Detour (Spacecraft Press, 2017), The Insistence of Momentum (The Blasted Tree, 2017), and Acceleration of the Arbitrary (Grey Borders, 2017). One of his online manifestations is his blog at https://sachaarcher.wordpress.com/

    Hiromi Suzuki - A for airy


    hiromi suzuki is an illustrator, poet, artist living in Tokyo, Japan. A contributor to the Japanese poetry magazine "gui" (run by members of the Japanese "VOU" group of poets, founded by the late Kitasono Katue). Author of Ms. cried, 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (kisaragi publishing, 2013 ISBN978-4-901850-42-1). Her works are published internationally in Otoliths, BlazeVOX, Empty Mirror, Experiment-O, M58, DATABLEED, Black Market Re-View, Burning House Press, h&, BRAVE NEW WORD magazine, DODGING THE RAIN, Jazz Cigarette, TAPE HISS zine, The Arsonist Magazine, MOONCHILD MAGAZINE, Angry Old Man Magazine, Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2015 / 2017, and Poem Brut at Rich Mix London 2017, amongst other places.
    New book of visual poetry 'logbook' (ISBN 978-1-9999153-0-8) will be launched by Hesterglock Press in March, 2018.
    web site: hiromisuzukimicrojournal.tumblr.com