Monday, February 6, 2017



Editors note:
#1 was really a mess (albeit a fascinating and incredibly promising, but it was all over the place). But it wasn't a bad thing. I thought it would be good to let Brave New Word to grow naturally for some time without pretending that i'm a good editor (because i'm not).

Some say that putting the sophomore issue is a harder task than doing the first one. It wasn't like that for me this time. The turnaround for #2 was just somewhere around a month and it was quickly packed with lots of great stuff. Look at the line-up: you can see the works of great Erica Baum and awesome Agam Andreas; marvelous poems by Michael Dec, L. G. Corey, Patrick Hartigan and Lauri Hei; super collages from Hiromi Suzuki and J4; enchanting visual poetry from Matron Koppany, Jozsef Biro, Vsevolod Vlaskine and Sacha Archer.


Table of Contents

  1. Erica Baum - Contents
  2. L.G. Corey - Four poems
  3. Vsevolod Vlaskine - Seaweed came and stayed
  4. Lauri Hei - Five poems
  5. J4 - Twelve collages
  6. Michael Dec - Five poems
  7. Jozsef Biro - Six visual poems
  8. Patrick Playter Hartigan - Seven poems
  9. Marton Koppany - Johnson & Johnson (and one more)
  10. Agam Andreas - Poems and Images
  11. Sacha Archer - excerpts from KIM
  12. Hiromi Suzuki - Price Tags

Marton Koppany - Johnson & Johnson (and one more)

Márton Koppány (b. 1953) lives in Budapest, Hungary. His books include: Immortality and Freedom, Coracle Press, 1991; The Other Side, Kalligram 1999; To Be Or     To Be, Runaway Spoon Press,1996; Investigations and Other Sequences, Ahadada Books, 2003; EndgamesModulationsAddenda, all by Otoliths, 2008, 2010, 2012; this is visual poetry, 2010; Fall Leaves, Woodland Pattern Book Center, 2011; The Reader, Runaway Spoon Press, 2012. E-books include: WavesHungarianLangArtTheAhaMoment , all by Eratio, 2008, 2014, 2016.
 Collaborative books include : From The Annual Records of The Cloud Appreciation Society, with Nico Vassilakis, Otoliths, 2008; Short Movies, with Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, cPress, 2008; Book of Numbers, with Jim Leftwich, Luna Bisonte Prods, 2011. An ongoing collaborative project with Anatol Knotek is online at Márton and Anatol.
In anthologies: Anthology SpidertangleThe Last VispoA Global VisuageThe Dark Would and The New Concrete. First exhibitions: Barbican Library, 1989, Woodland Pattern, 1991. Recent shows: Text Festival, Manchester, 2011 and 2014; The Dark Would, Edinburgh, 2013. Recent readings (2011-2013): The Green Lantern, Chicago; Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee; UNF, Jacksonville; Birkbeck, Rich Mix and X Marks the Bökship, London.

Agam Andreas - poems and images

Agam (A.) Andreas [Andreas Maria Jacobs - NL 1956] studied experimental physics and musicology at the University of Amsterdam NL (BSc. 1978), electronic and computer music at the State University Utrecht NL (1981) and holds a BSc. in software engineering (University of Applied Sciences - The Hague NL (1997).

Sacha Archer - excerpts from KIM

Sacha Archer is a Canadian writer 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. He is the author of the chapbooks Dishwashing Event, Part One: Tianjin, China (no press, 2016), and Dishwashing Event, Part Two: Ontario (Puddles of Sky Press, 2016). His chapbooks Acceleration of the Arbitrary (Grey Borders) and Detour [D-1] (Spacecraft Press) are forthcoming.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hiromi Suzuki - Price Tags

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 and 2015 amongst other places.
web site:

Erica Baum - CONTENTS

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 

J4 - 12 collages

j4 is a collective of four persons, all given names beginning with j, who are compelled to explore transindividual composition

Michael Dec - 5 poems

Michael Dec was born in Highland Park, Michigan, an enclave of Detroit, on February 5th, 1956 and has lived in the area ever since. Aa well as frightening people with his "literature," Dec practices a form of noise music that evolved from garage rock and tape collages into something that disturbs people even more. He has been married to his wife, Mary, for 28 years, and is basically a nice guy. 

Vsevolod Vlaskine - seaweed came and stayed

Vsevolod Vlaskine's non-objective photographs and video works have been shown in a number of exhibitions internationally. His non-objective photo-narratives have been used in a few experimental dance and musical performances. A number of his poems have been published in various paper and online magazines.

Patrick Playter Hartigan - Seven Poems

Patrick Playter Hartigan coined the term "concrete formalism" to describe written poetry that employs repetitive structural dynamics as being central to method and meaning. His writing tends toward a box form that can be seen in many of his books, published through his own press, Double Movement Publications. His blog and Facebook Group, both called Concrete Formalist Poetry, have been operating since 2008. Patrick lives in Portland, Oregon with his son, Jackson, and his wife, Endi Bogue Hartigan, who he met at the Iowa Writer's Workshop. 

Jozsef Biro - 6 visual poems

JÓZSEF BÍRÓ is a poet, writer, visual artist, performer and editor. Born on 19 may 1951 in BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Active since 1975. 

Lauri Hei - 5 poems

Lauri Hei is an experimentalist whose main intrests vary from avant-garde poetry and writing to visual glitch art and from conceptual works to performance and dance.

Tavukuvat, visual and conceptual poetry in blog format, tending towards minimalism (mostly in Finnish)
Vimeo, video tryouts and works

L. G. Corey - 4 poems

L.G. COREY is the author of four books of poetry -- Sausalito Poems, Rats' Alley Poems, The Kalidas Verses and Shards of Glass -- all brought out over the past years by the British book publisher, Platypus Press, Ltd. (Larry just finished a fifth collection, 85 Meaningless Poems, currently looking for a publisher.)

His works also have appeared in Right Hand Pointing, Rogue Poetry Review 2015, Kairos, RAUM, FUG.UES, Chaffey Review, Empty Sink,  Unlost  A Found Poetry   Review, Dead Snakes,  Corvus Review, The Literary Commune,  Danse Macabre  (France) , Kalyna Review  (Ukraine),  Hot Tub Astronaut (Scotland),  California Journal of Poetics, Red Savina Review, Chaffey Review, Poetry Pacific, Empty Sink, Snapping Twig, Screech Owl and others.