Monday, June 26, 2017

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

                    Thursday, June 1, 2017

                    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. Nathaniel Horowitz - Three asemic pieces
                    9. Glen Armstrong - Three poems
                    10. Federico Federici - Six Asemic Scores
                    11. 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.


                    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” (, and sole editor of “the other bunny - for the other kind of haibun” ( and “One Link Chain” -  a blog for solo linked verse and haiku sequences ( Has published several books:

                    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 (2006) and (2011). He’s author of linear poetry, asemic stuff, photography, experimental prose pieces. Some linear texts in English: “A gunless tea” (2007, also at, “CDK” (2009, see, “anachromisms” (2014:, “white while” (2014:  Four e-artbooks (as differx) at 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