Tuesday, February 27, 2018



Editors note:

What can i say... It's been a while. This issue was literally brewing for a long time.
Without further ado - here it is. Enjoy!


Table of Contents:

  1. Rosaire Appel - 'river' series
  3. Michael Kostiuk - Seven Pieces
  4. Rőczei György - Three poems
  5. Dan Andreana – Five Poems
  6. Robert R. Thurman - Three Visual Poems
  7. Robin Tomens - Six visual works
  8. Jeff Bagato - Three Poems 
  9. Dirk Vekemans - gignogrammata 
  10. Jim Meirose - Prepare My Spaghetti Dinner Immediately!
  11. Joseph S. Makkos - 603W typewriter agnostics 
  12. Daniel Y. Harris - Exergue XLII-XLIV
  13. Lin Tarczynski - Abstract Comic "Meanwhile"

Michael Kostiuk - Seven Pieces

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.

Daniel Y. Harris - Exergue XLII-XLIV

Daniel Y. Harris is the author of 11 collections of poetry and collaborative writing including The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016), heshe egregore (with Irene Koronas, Éditions du Cygne, 2016), The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014) and Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Červená Barva Press, 2013) Some of his poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, The Café Irreal, Denver Quarterly, E·ratio, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, Kerem, The New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Offcourse Literary Journal, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stride, Ygdrasil and Zeek. He is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of X-Peri and Co-Editor of the X-Peri Series.  

Lin Tarczynski - Abstract Comic "Meanwhile"

Lin Tarczynski works predominantly in black and white, her passion for asemic writing saturates her images. Her work has appeared in the graphic novel A Kick in the Eye, and in An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting. Her novel,Esgr Navigator, and her webcomic, Geranium Lake Properties, can be found online -http://ablackbrick.tumblr.com/

Jim Meirose - Prepare My Spaghetti Dinner Immediately!

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.

Joseph S. Makkos - 603W typewriter agnostics

J.S. Makkos is a writer, printmaker, and a self-described media archaeologist, having salvaged and restored historic printing equipment from at least a dozen print shops to date. Using these resources he actively runs CODEX in New Orleans, a design studio and print shop which focuses on artful production and independent publishing for local businesses, writers, and artists alike. In another capacity he curates a one-of-a-kind archive of some 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers dating from the late 19th to the early 20th century, Nola DNA. In 2016 he toured Europe for the 100th anniversary of Dada, visiting Dadaist collections, attending exhibitions on Dadaism, worked in print various print shops, and gave a performance at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. He has instructed courses in literature, writing and publishing for Tulane, Loyola, and Delgado.

Jeff Bagato - Three Poems

A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and glitch video. His text and visual poetry has appeared in many journals including Empty Mirror, Otoliths, Ex Ex Lit, The New Post Literate, Gold Wake Live, and Angry Old Man. Short fiction has recently appeared in Gobbet and The Colored Lens. His published books include Savage Magic (poetry), and The Toothpick Fairy (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.wordpress.com.

Dirk Vekemans - gignogrammata

bio: °Belgium 1962. Author of poetry in Dutch and founder of the Neue Kathedrale des erotischen Elends an unending creative process of building and decay inspired by and named after Kurt Schwitters' work (2004-present). Lots of (graphical) creative research and development on several topics including handwriting and asemic writing .

Author's Note: "a gignogram is a graphical representation of a movement. in Cathedral theory there is no such thing as 'Being'  or 'things'. Language is human technology enabling us to construct these conceptual aids but there is no ontological base or need for there existence. In fact the very idea of an 'ontology' is preposturously antropomorphic, reducing reality to our utterly boring binary way of thinking. We need our linguistic and mathematical coherence to survive, but it's all just technology. So get real. Understanding movement as movement is the key to less garbage in your thoughts. Having less garbage is a healthy condition and  it is very pleasant!"

Robin Tomens - Six 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.

Dan Andreana – Five Poems

Dan Andreana is a veteran experimental improv musician and part time ‘Astatic’ video artist with roots in the 1980’s Cassette culture and Loisida Noise scene. He has written two dystopian fiction novels; Micro.Bus (2010) & Saint Virus (2014) in addition to a mash-up of laboratory experiments and classic literature titled Organized Exmistry (2015). While producing fiction and poetry, he continues to record and perform spoken word collage works under the umbrella of the Hudson Valley group CO(P)E (Steve Roe), with long time co-conspirator If, Bwana (Al Margolis), and periodic inclusion in projects within the orbit of Generator (GenKen Montgomery).

Contact Dan for collaborative and further works: dva@danandreana.com

Robert R. Thurman - Three Visual Poems

Robert R. Thurman is an artist, musician and poet. Robert’s work has appeared in Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, Columbia Journal, Eyedrum Periodically, Vlak 4, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine the Arts and Humanities, Rune: The MIT Journal of Arts and Letters, The Monarch Review, and Exquisite Corpse. His work has been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles and London.


Jesse Glass has lived in Japan for over 25 years.  His work has recently appeared in The Journal of Poetics Research, Otoliths, Golden Handcuffs, Zimzallah. The collections  A Charm for Survivors, Black-Out in My Left Eye, Two, and Illuminations from The Life and Death of Peter Stubbe are available from TheKnivesForksandSpoons Press. 

Rőczei György - Three poems

Rőczei György (1956. Budapest) – Graphic artist, artist book publisher, teacherHis works are in collections of Hungarian and other countries.

Rosaire Appel - 'river' series

I live and work in New York. I am a digital artist/ photographer/ writer and analog draw-er. I explore (written) language as a visual entity. My investigations often culminate in visual books. Recent books include “Marking Time” published by Press Rappel, “Intersections” an abstract comic travelogue, published by Adverse (Paris), and ‘Zinc Zanc Zunc, an asemic conjugation’  published by Post-Asemic Press. My drawings and prints have been in many local and international exhibits.
            My website is: www.rosaireappel.com

Monday, February 19, 2018

Announcing Brave New Word Issue 9


  1. Rosaire Appel 
  2. Jesse Glass
  3. Michael Kostiuk
  4. Rőczei György
  5. Dan Andreana 
  6. Robert R. Thurman 
  7. Robin Tomens 
  8. Jeff Bagato 
  9. Dirk Vekemans 
  10. Jim Meirose 
  11. Joseph S. Makkos
  12. Daniel Y. Harris 
  13. Lin Tarczynski