вівторок, 30 квітня 2019 р.

ISSUE 14,5

Editor's Note:

Well, this one came out of nowhere!
There is a reason for that. I wanted to put out an issue with zero build-up and even less expectations so that it would feel out of nowhere. And since no one really cares about it - this cunning stunt is relatively easy to pull off.
Without further ado - enjoy!

Federico Federici - Asemic B-Sides

Federico Federici is a physicist, a translator and a writer. He lives and works between Berlin and the Ligurian Apennines. His texts have appeared in «Maintenant 3», «Raum», «Sand», «Stadtsprachen Magazin», «Magma», «Trafika Europe» and others. Among his books: L'opera racchiusa (2009, Lorenzo Montano Prize), Appunti dal passo del lupo (2013) in the book series curated by Eugenio De Signoribus, Dunkelwort (2015) presented at Berlin Literaturfestival “Stadtsprachen” 2016 and translated into Catalan by Marta Vilardaga (Paraula de tenebra, 2018),Mrogn (2017, Elio Pagliarani Prize) presented at the 19 Poesiefestival Berlin (2018), the long poem in English and German Requiem auf einer Stele (2017), On a certain practical uncertainty(2018) dedicated to W. K. Heisenberg and the asemic album Liner notes for a Pithecanthropus Erectus sketchbook (2018), with a foreword by SJ Fowler. In 2017 he was awarded the Lorenzo Montano Prize for prose.

Piotr Szreniawski - Eight Asemic Pieces

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).

Jim Meirose - Ah. No No No

Jim Meirose's work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Calliope, Offbeat/Quirky (Journal of Exp. Fiction pub,), Permafrost, North Atlantic Review, Blueline, Witness, and Xavier Review, and has been nominated for several awards. Published books include: Understanding Franklin Thompson (Exp. novel - JEF pubs (2018)), Sunday Dinner With Father Dwyer (Exp. Novel - Scarlet Leaf Press (2018)), Inferno (E-Chap - Underground Voices), Mount Everest and Eli the Rat (Lit. Novels - Montag). Visit www.jimmeirose.com to know more.

Rosaire Appel - Projections

Rosaire Appel is a visual/ verbal artist in New York who also makes books. The most recent one is "Connect Here", available through Small Editions https://smalleditions.bigcartel.com/category/rosaire-appel

"from here to there" - Not confined to a single surface these drawings/ diagrams simulate projections - it is not unlike the way words are projected from writing into speech . 

Yrik Max Valentonis - ThE BUgMAn

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.

Robin Tomens - Five visual works

Robin Tomens lives in London and is a regular contributor to Timglaset arts magazine (Sweden) as well as having had two books published by Timglaset Publishing (Prints and Too Much To Bear). His book on Jazz (Points of Departure) was published by Stride. He explores various styles such as vispo, collage and print, often combining them all. His art site is Out Of My Mind whilst Include Me Out covers music and culture generally.

Olchar Lindsann - Five Poems

Olchar E. Lindsann is a writer, theorist, publisher, historian, teacher, performer, archivist, organiser, and translator, dedicated to the formation, maintenance, and transformation of marginal countercultures. A co-founder of the International Post-NeoAbsurdist Collective, he is also actively engaged with Fluxus, Neoism, the Eternal Network, and many other radical and avant-garde projects internationally. He is the editor of mOnocle-Lash Anti-Press, and of the print periodicals Rêvenance and The In-Appropriated Press. The author or co-author of 40 books of critical and social theory, verse, historiography, performance scores, visual poetry, polemic, and collage, Lindsann has performed and lectured extensively in the US and the United Kingdom. He maintains several archives of contemporary and historical countercultures. Lindsann teaches cross-disciplinary Humanities classes, writing and history at a progressive school in Roanoke, Virginia.

BILL DiMICHELE - Four Pieces

  • Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Attended Bucknell University
  • Degree in Fine Arts 1974
  • Relocated to San Francisco
  • Coeditor of SCORE 1982-1990
  • Currently editor of TIP OF THE KNIFE
  • Abstract Painter, Sculptor, Visual Poet, Graffiti Artist, Poet, Writer, Musician and Song Writer (Batang Frisco Outpatients and Billy Dim)
Published in many fine arts, visual poetry and poetry magazines    

Mark Blickley - Four Text-Visual Combos

Mark Blickley and Amy Bassin collaborate on text based art collaborations and videos. Their text based art collaboration, Dream Streams, was featured  as an art installation at the 5th Annual NYC Poetry Festival held at Governors Island. They have published numerous excerpts from this series, including in Columbia Journal of Literature and Art. Our video, Speaking In Bootongue, was recently selected for the London Experimental Film Festival.

Tchello d'Barros - Five 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.

Michael Kostiuk - Food Sticker Blank Verse

Michael Kostiuk is a multimedia artist. He was born in Paris, Texas, USA. Currently lives in Yamaguchi City, Japan. His works were exhibited all around the around.

Stephen Nelson - Five Asemic Pieces

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.

Guido Utermark - Eleven Collages

G.G.M. Utermark Den Haag Nederland

Hiromi Suzuki - Rain evaporates like a daydream fast

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

Nico Vassilakis - KAROL

Nico Vassilakis is running in poems have outgrown their usefulness here now by the universal remote asleep at the wheel and trouble in mind. Yes. Go see what's doing.

субота, 23 березня 2019 р.

ISSUE 14 Nimbus Memorial Special

Editor's Note:

You know - sometimes you need try something completely different in order to move on. And sometimes - this means you need to give up on control and let things come together differently.
That's what happened with this issue.
I decided to take a back seat and make an issue, but not an issue of Brave New Word. Instead, i've decided to provide a platform for another magazine that was unjustly shut down before it could really blossom.

The magazine i'm talking about is Nimbus. It was a Facebook-based publication all about exasperated tongue-in-cheek mocking of self-serious digital publications that have more bark than bite.

Here's what Nimbus editor Jeremy Hight says:

"Nimbus was created initially as a conceptual prank.  The initial idea and posts were absurd exaggerated characters parodying clichés of publishing.  

The work also was intended to explore the concept of a literary magazine existing in an alternative and seemingly unusual space like within a social media platform in a place for events or selling products.  

The quality of works almost immediately pushed it to a level of a truly high quality publication of text and image works from around the world. It only lasted 3 weeks as Facebook anonymously engineered breaking the notes function making it impossible to function."

Alexandra Naughton - Wakka Wakka Wakka

Alexandra Naughton is a writer based in Richmond, California. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Be About It Press, established in 2010.

She is the author of six poetry collections including You Could Never Objectify Me More Than I've Already Objectified Myself (Punk Hostage Press, 2015), I Wish You Never Emailed Me (Ghost City Press, 2016), and Rapid Transit (Nomadic Press, 2018). Her first novel, American Mary, was published by Civil Coping Mechanisms in 2016.

Ariel Riveros Pavez - T'N'I

Ariel Riveros is a multiartist and theorist in the medical humanities.

Alan Sondheim - schisms/intruder/ruptures

Alan Sondheim is an American poet, critic, musician, artist, and theorist of cyberspace.

Michael J Maguire - Consider (Waiting for) the commuter bus…

Teacher, Writer, and Consultant in Ireland

"I am a Director of Development, Senior Lecturer, Writer, and Business Consultant currently living in Ireland and working where I'm needed.

I am a proud, Irishman, European and Global citizen.

My interests range from art, to innovation, digital creativity, creative technologies applied to business, business practices and broader society.

I am specifically interested in writing, business, code, games, art, general technological evolution, and academia"

Paul Corman-Roberts - Break Up Series

Paul Corman-Roberts is the author of the full length poetry collection "Water for a Brokedown Moon" forthcoming from Nomadic Press in 2020. Other collection titles include "We Shoot Typewriters" (Nomadic Press 2015) "Notes From an Orgy" (Paper Press 2014) and "19th Street Station" (Full of Crow Chap Series 2011.) He teaches to young students in Oakland CA who call him a "crackhead Santa Claus" and he still loves them.

Talan Memmott - google result sonnets

Talan Memmott is a digital writer/artist/theorist. Memmott has taught and been a researcher in digital art, digital design, electronic writing, new media studies, and digital culture at University of California Santa Cruz; University of Bergen; Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden; California State University Monterey Bay; the Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Colorado Boulder; and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently Assistant Professor of Creative Digital Media at Winona State University.

John Trubee - T'n'I

John Trubee is an American pop-rock musician and anti-poet, best known for his bizarre and amusing songs. His most well known song was "A Blind Man's Penis" (1983), which made him a cult figure.

Shane Jesse Christmass - Two Visual Pieces

Shane Jesse Christmass is the author of the novels, Xerox Over Manhattan (Apocalypse Party, 2019), Belfie Hell (Inside The Castle, 2018), Yeezus In Furs (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018), Napalm Recipe: Volume One (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2017), Police Force As A Corrupt Breeze (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2016) and Acid Shottas (The Ledatape Organisation, 2014).

He was a member of the band Mattress Grave, and is currently a member in Snake Milker.

An archive of his writing/artwork/music can be found at http://www.shanejessechristmass.tumblr.com

Margie Schnibbe - Two Pieces

Margie Schnibbe is an artist and filmmaker who is known for creating intuitive works that blur the boundaries between art and everyday life.
Schnibbe’s videos, drawings, paintings, performances, sculptures and audio projects have appeared in numerous venues including Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam), Arsenal Institute for Film/Video Art and Kino Moviemento (Berlin), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), Arte TV (Germany/France), Anthology Film Archives, Center for Book Arts, The James Gallery at CUNY Graduate Center, Monkeytown (New York), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), and in Los Angeles at LACE, Film Forum, Echo Park Film Center, Charlie James Gallery, Night Gallery, Nicodim Gallery, MOCA, The Hammer Museum, The Getty Museum, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, The Box and David Kordansky Gallery.
Margie Schnibbe was born in Yonkers, New York and studied ceramics at Hunter College of the City University of New York prior to receiving a BFA in Sculpture from Kansas City Art Institute in 1991 and an MFA in Film/Video from CalArts in 1998. Schnibbe lives and works in Los Angeles and hosts a monthly program on KCHUNG Radio. Schnibbe received a Creative Capital Emerging Fields grant with KCHUNG Radio in 2016.

Louise Bak - Tegument

Louise Bak is the author of Syzygy (DC Books), Tulpa (Coach House Books) Gingko Kitchen (Coach House Books) and emeighty (Letters). She was the co-host of Sex City, Toronto's weekly and only radio show, focused on intersections between sexuality, gender, politics and culture, ciut 89.5 fm. Her performance work has appeared in various settings and videos, including Cheese, Brothers and Sisters, Partial Selves, Crimes of the Heart, Tracing Soul and Partial Selves. She collaborated with Garine Torossian in a poetic video work, Come Around. She worked with independent and local filmmaker Keith Lock to bring a script inspired by Chinese folklore and Bak's own family history. She has guest-edited PlusZero, an independent feminist culture publication, on the theme of global Asian women’s art and she was a columnist with Toro, Canada’s online men’s magazine as a weekly sexual-cultural columnist. She's programmed variously, including film screenings with The Centre for Media and Culture in Education and with 100,000 Poets For Change. She has also curated and hosted a salon series called The Box, which encourages communication across literary and artistic borders.

Vuk Cosic - A KICK IN THE AI

Vuk Cosic aka Classic of Internet Art. 
Frequently exhibits (Manifesta, Zurich; Whitechappel, London; Venice Bienial; Habana Bienial; Manifesta, Zurich; ICA, London; Beaubourg, Paris; Reina Sofia, Madrid; Garage, Moscow; ICC, Tokio; Kunsthalle, Vienna; Digital Artlab, Tel Aviv; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Ars Electronica, Linz; Castello Rivoli, Torino; Walker, Minneapolis; Postmasters, NYC; Friedricanum, Kassel; Neue Galerie, Graz; IAS, Seoul; Baltic, Newcastle; Moca, Oslo; Barbican, London, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich...) and lectures (Museums: Castello Rivoli, Torino; Beaubourg, Paris; Guggenheim, Venice; CCA, Glasgow; Thing, NYC; LAMoCA, LA; Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich...; Festivals – Hong Kong, London, Liverpool, Dessau, Montreal, Banff, Madrid, Gorizia, Copenhagen, Barcelona...; Art schools and Universities- Stockholm, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Troy, Dundee, Liverpool, Venice, Linz, Barcelona, BNF, Paris...).

Subject of numerous BA, MA and PHD theses (universities of Rome, Sao Paolo, Leeds, Manchester, Bruxelles, Trieste…), media coverage (NY Times, Liberation, La Repubblica, Guardian, Financial Times, Cahiers du Cinema, Artforum, Newsweek, Wired, Haaretz, ORF, CNN, BBC...) as well as key publications on new media  (Black Dog, MIT press, Thames & Hudson, Tate, Taschen, Baltic...).

Annie Bergson - Five Word Clouds

Annie Bergson does not believe in the natural order of things and thinks that there is something wrong with the way we treat texts. She's into NLP and data visualization because that is the future and there is no point in pretending this is not the future of artistic expression. 

Borys Tsyperdyuk - Not Giving a Damn: The Frequencies

Borys Tsyperdyuk is the data scientist from Chicago, IL. He just wants to have fun.

Jeremy Hight - Gerald prefers it this way

Jeremy Hight is a professor of English and Creative Writing and is proud to have a text and image work in the Whitney Museum. He writes prose, poetry and critical theory and lives with his loving wife Lisa in Los Angeles

пʼятниця, 1 лютого 2019 р.


Editor's Note:

The more i write editor's notes, the less i actually have to say about the creation of the particular issue. I don't know why. It just happens this way. There is nothing particularly interesting in putting together another issue of an online magazine. You just gather a lot of stuff, sort it out, put in some kind of sequence and then post. Why I'm telling you this - because i'm honest with you.

This issue was a long time coming mostly due to the fact that I wanted to make an issue "just like back then" but in the same time "make it new" and "make difference". Because of that i was announcing and announcing calls for submissions over and over again and it didn't really worked out.

If previously i was dealing with too many trash submissions - now i just wasn't interested in the majority of the stuff sent. Not that it was bad, it was just passable. And the thing with passable stuff is that it makes you don't care - passable stuff is toxic. And i can't give the platform for that kind of stuff.

Anyway, this issue is good. Really good. And you need to experience it for yourself.