Thursday, November 16, 2017


That's it, folks! It is finally here. 

My original plan for BNW was simple. Make 9 issues with all-new authors and then churn out Issue 10 with every single contributor. Hundred or so contributors. After seeing the nice flow and steady growth of the magazine i thought it would be a good idea to make 10 issues with all-new contributors and then an ALL-STAR SPECIAL. Then i thought that putting out over a hundred posts in a single day will be a very long day. With elements of overkill. 

Around the same time interaction with disgruntled, scorned authors who didn't make the cut to the mag became tiring and i thought i need to slow things down a little. And then i've lost my job and found another one and the workload wasn't allowing me to fully concentrate on Brave New Word - so i decided to call it quits. And then i've lost that job and things got back to normal. Except for disgruntled authors - who were still writing their crap on a weekly basis. What is wrong with them? Anyway. Then i've found another job and it was very tiring and time consuming - i had no time to finish this issue. I even thought of putting a cheat easy issue first to buy some time. But now this bad job is gone too and i'm free to waste my time as i see fit. 

Without further due - i present to you BRAVE NEW WORD AUTUMN SPECIAL 

Table of contents:
  1. Devon Balwit - Four Poems
  2. Robert Keith - Six visual Poems
  3. Vernon Frazer - Three poems
  4. John Bennett - Seven text and visual poems
  5. David Kjellin - Three visual poems
  6. Russell Jaffe - American Dream Poem
  7. Phillip-Texas Fontanella - 5 erasures
  8. Siobhan Elvis Atkins - Two asemic pieces 
  9. Valeri Scherstjanoi - Four Pieces
  10. Alexander Limarev - Homage to Alexander Pushkin
  11. Joel Chace - Six visual pieces
  12. Marton Koppany - Ellipsis Project
  13. Andrew Topel - from "Colors of Poetry"
  14. Amanda Earl - etc., a remix
  15. Hugh Tribbey - Five Poems
  16. Eryk Wenziak - Three visual poems
  17. Mark Blickley - Bed Bugs & Beyond
  18. Angela Caporaso - Three Collages
  19. Sean Gallagher - One sentence poem
  20. David Chirot - Twelve Pieces
  21. Mark Young - 10 poems
  22. Matt Margo - Three visual pieces
  23. L.G. Corey - Three Poems
  24. Guido Utermark - Collages
  25. Howie Good - 4 prose poems
  26. Gary Barwin - Five visual poems
  27. Francesco Aprile - Glitch Pieces
  28. Sacha Archer - Event Zone Poem
  29. Nico Vassilakis - Three Visual Poems
  30. Julian Kabza - Textual-visual piece
  31. XXXXXXXXX XXXXX - Carnal Pineapple

Volodymyr Bilyk - Carnal Pineapple

Volodymyr Bilyk is a writer, translator from Ukraine. He writes in English because he wants to prove that poetry is beyond any languages. (it's an excuse to present new photo).

His works include: visual poems in the series This is Visual Poetry (2013), CIMESA (2013), Casio's Pay-Off Peyote (2013), SCOBES (2013), THINGS (2014), Vispo Ay Ai Ay (2014), "To When Tea Ties Hence to Wank It Too" / "Eminent Means of Basil Dado Hem-Welt" in The Chapbook 5 (2015), "Heartbeat, Footclick, Machine Gun Vocalizes" (2016), Understanding (of language) are not enough (2016) and many others.

Julian Kabza - The thing

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

Alexander Limarev - Homage to Alexander Pushkin

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.

Joel Chace - Six visual pieces

Joel Chace has published work in print and electronic magazines such as, The Tip of the Knife, Counterexample Poetics, OR, Country Music, Infinity's Kitchen, and Jacket.  Most recent collections include Sharpsburg, from Cy Gist Press, Blake's Tree, from Blue & Yellow Dog Press, Whole Cloth, from Avantacular Press, Red Power, from Quarter After Press, Kansoz, from Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press, Web Too, from Tonerworks, War, and After, from BlazeVOX [books], and Scorpions, from Unlikely Books.

Valeri Scherstjanoi - Four Pieces

Valeri Scherstjanoi (born 1950) is a sound poet and graphic artist. He is the author of numerous books poetry. He also writes texts on literary theory (he developed his own method Ars Scribendi) as well as articles on history of Russian Futurism. Currently lives in Berlin.

Sacha Archer - Event Zone Poem

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

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.

Mark Young - ten poems

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.

L.G. Corey - Three 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.

Howie Good - 4 prose poems

Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz,  is the author of The Loser's Guide to Street Fighting, winner of the 2017 Lorien Prize from Thoughtcrime Press, and Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. 

Gary Barwin - Five visual poems

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.

Mark Blickley - Bed Bugs & Beyond

Mark Blickley is author of the story collection Sacred Misfits (Red Hen Press) and his most recent play,The Milkman's Sister, was produced last Fall at NYC's 13th Street Repertory Theater Blickley is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN American Center. He recently published the text based art book, 'Weathered Reports: Trump Surrogate Quotes From the Underground.' (Moria Books, Chicago)

Amanda Earl - etc., a remix

Amanda is a Canadian writer, publisher and visual poet. She's the managing editor of and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. Amanda's books/chapbooks include Kiki (Chaudiere Books, 2014), Electric Garden (Tree Press Award, 2017), and  I Owe Saint Hildegard The Light (unarmed press, 2016). More info is available at Connect with Amanda on Twitter @KikiFolle

Andrew Topel - from "Colors of Poetry"

(Andrew is on the left, just in case)

Andrew Topel became involved with visual poetry around 2002.  while studying fine arts in college, he began taking creative writing courses as well and greatly enjoyed the experience. Coming to love both writing and art, he began to wed the two related practices to create visual poetry.  he currently resides in florida and is editing the forthcoming anthology RENEGADE.

David Chirot - Twelve 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 


Devon Balwit - Four Poems

Devon Balwit writes in Portland, OR. She has five chapbooks out or forthcoming: How the Blessed Travel (Maverick Duck Press); Forms Most Marvelous (dancing girl press); In Front of the Elements (Grey Borders Books), Where You Were Going Never Was (Grey Borders Books); and The Bow Must Bear the Brunt (Red Flag Poetry). Her individual poems can be found in earlier editions of this journal as well as in The Cincinnati Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Stillwater Review, Red Earth Review, Psaltery & Lyre,The Ekphrastic Review, Emrys Journal, and more.

Hugh Tribbey - Five Poems

Hugh Tribbey’s most recent collection of poetry is Wrinkle and Mechanism from White Sky Ebooks. He teaches freshman composition and religion at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma.

Eryk Wenziak - Three Visual Poems

Eryk Wenziak serves as art editor of A-minor magazine, art director of A-minor press, and teaches at the graduate level. He is widely published and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. He is the author of four chapbooks, including "1975," a long poem on the Cambodian  genocide, and "4am," a collection of visual poetry and photocopy art.  His new full-length book of poetry, I NEED SPACE, was recently released by Deadly Chaps Press. His text-based visual art is routinely on exhibit in Brooklyn area gallery exhibitions and his photography has been used as cover art for several prominent authors. He lives at

David Kjellin - Three visual poems

David Kjellin is a writer, artist and musician, working with elements such as chance, repetition, bricolage and spontaneity, as well as the absurd and useless. He currently lives in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Siobhan Elvis Atkins - Two asemic pieces

Siobhan Atkins lives in the Sperrins in Northern Ireland with two boys, two goats, two dogs and a scattering of hens. Her passion is poetry and conservation.

Francesco Aprile - Glitch pieces

Francesco Aprile (Lecce, Italy) is a freelance journalist, poet and visual-poet, essayist. In 2010 he became a member of the literary movement called New Page-Narrativa in store, that was founded in 2009 by Francesco Saverio Dòdaro. Since March 2013 the cure of this movement has been at two voices: F. S. Dòdaro-F. Aprile, but currently he is the director of New Page (since August 2016). In April 2011 he founded the group of artistic research Contrabbando Poetico, subscribing the first manifesto. He is the co-founder of Unconventional Press (2012, with Cristiano Caggiula) and the magazine of experimental languages (2014, with Cristiano Caggiula). He is author of code poetry/poetic algorithm (2010), asemic cinema/asemic film (since February 2016), visual poetries, asemic writing, glitch and literary glitch, asemic-glitch writing, writing error, asemic ABC book.

Matt Margo - Three Visual Pieces

Matt Margo is a person who writes. Their books include yr yr (Ghost City Press, 2017), Blueberry Lemonade (Bottlecap Press, 2015) and When Empurpled: An Elegy (Pteron Press, 2013). They are Founding Editor of Zoomoozophone Review, Editor-in-Chief of experiential-experimental-literature, and Publicity Director for Gold Wake Press. Learn more about Matt and their writing at

Marton Koppany - ellipsis project - A Little Anthology of Ellipses

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; Endgames, Modulations, Addenda, 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: Waves, HungarianLangArt, TheAhaMoment , 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 Spidertangle, The Last Vispo, A Global Visuage, The 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.

Nico Vassilakis - Three 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.

Sean Gallagher - one nonsensical sentence poem

Sean is a weird person, writes weird poetry sporadically reads WAY to much and resides in Anchorage Alaska. Contact him now @

Guido Utermark - Collages

G.G.M. Utermark Den Haag Nederland

Phillip-Texas Fontanella - 5 erasures

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.

John Bennett - Seven text and visual 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.

Vernon Frazer - Textual and Visual poems

Vernon Frazer lives, writes and creates multimedia videos.

Robert Keith - Six visual Poems

R. Keith is the author of Chicken Scratch (EYEAMEYE books), Background (inquieto 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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Russell Jaffe - American Dream Poem

Russell Jaffe is the editor of TL;DR magazine (, teaches at Loyola University in Chicago and Fusion Academy in Oak Brook, and stars in literary study guides for Course Hero. He is the author of the poetry collections This Super Doom I Aver (Poets Democracy, '12), INTROVERT//EXTROVERT (Punk Hostage Press, '14), LA CROIX WATER (Damask, '16), and Civil Coping Mechanisms (Civil Coping Mechanisms, '17). Russell Jaffe, shoopa shoopa, Russell Jaffe.

Announcing Autumn Special

That's it, folks! It is finally here. 

  1. Russell Jaffe
  2. Robert Keith
  3. Vernon Frazer
  4. John Bennett
  5. Phillip-Texas Fontanella 
  6. Alexander Limarev
  7. Joel Chace
  8. Andrew Topel
  9. Amanda Earl
  10. Mark Blickley
  11. Angela Caporaso 
  12. Sean Gallagher
  13. Mark Young
  14. L.G. Corey
  15. Howie Good
  16. Gary Barwin 
  17. Sacha Archer
  18. Nico Vassilakis
  19. Julian Kabza