Friday, December 30, 2016



Editor's Note:
It was the twilight days of Seks-ua when i first thought about switching gears and making some sort of separate blog dedicated to modern extreme writing of all walks of life. But then i've got into The Kitchen Poet affair and that didn't pan that well. While Utsanga is a nice place for all things experimental - I always wanted to do my own place for experimental writing for authors from around the world. And that's why I started Brave New Word.

Table of Contents

  1. Amanda Earl - 5 visual poems
  2. Steven Fowler - 3 poems
  3. John M. Bennett - 5 poems
  4. Peter Ganick - one text and one image
  5. Nico Vassilakis - 5 visual poems
  6. Phillip-Texas Fontanella - 3 poems
  7. Julian Kabza - 4 pieces
  8. Michael Jacobson - 5 asemic pieces
  9. Robert Keith - Maxim Shuffles
  10. John Lowther - 10 sonnets
  11. Sean Gallagher - 9 poems
  12. Tchello d'Barros - 3 visual poems
  13. Alexander Limarev - 5 glitch works

Steven Fowler - 3 poems

SJ Fowler is a poet and artist. He works in the modernist and avant-garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published various collections of poetry and text, and been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council, Tate Britain, Liverpool Biennial and Wellcome Collection. He has been translated into 21 languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico City to Erbil, Beijing to Tbilisi. He is the poetry editor of 3am magazine, Lecturer at Kingston University, teaches at Tate Modern and is the curator of the Enemies project.

Nico Vassilakis - 5 visual poems

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.

Amanda Earl - 5 visual poems

Amanda Earl's visual poetry has been exhibited in Brazil, Russia and Canada, and has been published in Fantagraphics' "The Last Vispo Anthology." Her visual poetry chapbook "Of the Body" was published by Kingston's Puddle of Sky Press. "A Fieldguide toFanciful Bugs" was published on line by avantacular press. Snippets & excerpts of her visual poetry have appeared on line at, The Volta, Tip of the Knife & UnlikelyStories.Org, h&, Our Teeth, and in print in Dreamland IX (Prince George, BC, 2016). Gary Barwin gave a lovely write up of Earl's visual poetry over on Jacket2. For more vispo, please visit

Robert Keith - Maxim Shuffles

R. Keith is the author of Chicken Scratch (forth coming 2017), Background (iquieto press), How to design a hail storm (Another new calligraphy), Signature Move (Knives Forks and Spoons) and re: verbs (Bareback editions), as well as four chapbooks. His writing appears in Canadian and international literary journals.

Michael Jacobson - 5 asemic pieces

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; he is also co-editor of An Anthology Of Asemic Handwriting (Uitgeverij). Besides writing books, he curates a gallery for asemic writing called The New Post-Literate, and sits on the editorial board of Recently, he was published in The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics), and had work in the Minnesota Center for Book Arts exhibit: Directed. In 2013 he was interviewed by SampleKanon and Asymptote Journal. Currently, he created cover art for Rain Taxi’s 2014/2015 winter issue, and curated an exhibition of asemic writing in Malta. In his spare time, he is working on designing a cyberspace planet dubbed THAT.

John M. Bennett - 5 poems

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.

Alexander Limarev - 5 glitch works

Alexander Limarev, freelance artist, mail art artist, poet and curator from Russia. Participated in more than 500 international projects and exhibitions. His artworks are part of private and museum collections of 53 countries. His artworks as well as poetry have been featured in various online publications including EXPOESIA VISUAL EXPERIMENTAL, THE NEW POST-LITERATE: A GALLERY OF ASEMIC WRITING, SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION LANGUAGE IMAGE LAB, FOOOM, POEZINE, THE GAMBLER MAG, UNDERGROUNDBOOKS.ORG, BOEK861, TIP OF THE KNIFE, BUKOWSKI ERASURE POETRY ANTHOLOGY (Silver Birch Press), KIOSKO (libera, skeptika, transkultura), SIMULACRO, UTSANGA, ZOOMOOZOPHONE REWIEW, ICONIC LIT, M58, CARAVEL LITERARY ARTS JOURNAL, METAZEN, MAINTENANT etc.

Peter Ganick - one text and one image

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

John Lowther - 10 sonnets

John Lowther’s work appears in the anthologies, The Lattice Inside (UNO Press, 2012), Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (U of Alabama, 2003), and Stone, River, Sky: An Anthology of Georgia Poems (Negative Capability Press, 2015). Held to the Letter, co-authored with Dana Lisa Young is forthcoming from Lavender Ink. 

Note on the Text 
These 555 sonnets are made with found lines and precise measures, a database and text analytic software. I crunched Shakespeares sonnets for word, syllable and character averages and these are my new measures. The lines’ oddities are their own, the arrangement is mine. After the text analytics and data entry, many ways of assembling are found. I hold to the turn (when I think of it) and that sonnets are poems of a certain size, but little more. Something in excess of the lines pass through, it’s that I’m chasing.

Sean Gallagher - 9 poems

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

Tchello d'Barros - 3 visual poems

Brazilian writer and visual artist, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, where is studying Cinema at the federal university. Dedicated since 1993 to the creation of poems, visual poems, short stories, drawings, paintings and engravings. He published 6 books of poems and has texts in over 50 anthologies. With 31 solo exhibitions, his images have participated in about 120 group exhibitions. Coordinates the traveling exhibition "Convergences" a retrospective of his visual poems and performs curatorships about Visual Poetry and Mail Art.

Phillip-Texas Fontanella - 3 poems

Phillip is a nice chap who can do stuff. You can find his work @ Otoliths, Uut, The New Post Literate, Zoomoozophone, Tip of The Knife, M58, H& and other places. They are from Mt Druitt, live in the Blue Mountains & I don't know, maybe.

Julian Kabza - 4 pieces

JK: "I don't have a biography that is important to reception."

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Announcing BRAVE NEW WORD #1

Ladies and gentlemen!

After some time thinking I've decided to make BNW more of a journal and not just another blog.
That's why on December 30 the very first issue of BRAVE NEW WORD will go live.

Issue line-up:
  • Amanda Earl 
  • Steven Fowler 
  • John M. Bennett 
  • Peter Ganick
  • Nico Vassilakis 
  • Phillip-Texas Fontanella
  • Julian Kabza 
  • Michael Jacobson
  • Robert Keith 
  • John Lowther
  • Sean Gallagher
  • Tchello d'Barros 
  • Alexander Limarev 

Monday, December 5, 2016


BRAVE NEW WORD is an anchor from the parts unknown. 

This is the place for the most outlandish images and writing from the artists of all walks of life. 

Ezra Pound once said "Make it new!" There is nothing much to add. Let's make it really-really NEW.