Monday, March 26, 2018


ISSUE #9 part 2

Editors note: 

This was originally special issue #3 but then i thought "it is not that special". Because it is exactly the same as any other issue of BNW except it consists of works of past contributors. At least Autumn Special was huge and Disappointing Second One had an unifying idea. Because of that this one is kinda not exactly issue #10 but not really issue #9 and definitely not Special Issue #3.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your consideration - Issue #9 part 2.

Issue Line-up:

  1. Jesse Glass - Nautical Novel
  2. Valeri Scherstjanoi - Mixed Sheet
  3. Michael Kostiuk - Asemic Short Story: An Overwrite in Black & White
  4. Peter Carlaftes - OCCUPY AUDIENCE 
  5. Sean Gallagher - Three Textures
  6. Phillip-Texas Fontanella / John M. Bennett - 11 pieces 
  7. Diane Keys - Image Search Poems 
  8. Neal Retke - 23 Short Sound Poems to be read aloud whilst facing backwards
  9. Hiromi Suzuki - A for airy 
  10. Sacha Archer - Ghost Writing 
  11. Erica Baum  - Four Pieces
  12. Johannes S. H. Bjerg -  poems
  13. Robert Keith - Tarantism
  14. XXXXXXXXX XXXXX - Strange version of Richards' poem Crazy Pete

Johannes S. H. Bjerg - poems

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:

Erica Baum - Four Pieces

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 

Sacha Archer - Ghost Writing

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

Hiromi Suzuki - A for airy

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, Burning House Press, h&, BRAVE NEW WORD magazine, DODGING THE RAIN, Jazz Cigarette, TAPE HISS zine, The Arsonist Magazine, MOONCHILD MAGAZINE, Angry Old Man Magazine, Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, 2015 / 2017, and Poem Brut at Rich Mix London 2017, amongst other places.
New book of visual poetry 'logbook' (ISBN 978-1-9999153-0-8) will be launched by Hesterglock Press in March, 2018.
web site:

Neal Retke - 23 Short Sound Poems to be read aloud whilst facing backwards

Neal D. Retke is a veteran of the Mail Art Scene, a casualty of the Art Strike and most recently completed a mini-tour of the USA as an experimental musician. He has a background in many aspects of underground culture, and is a retired facial hair champion

Diane Keys - Image Search Poems

Diane Keys' work explores the relationship between the tyranny of ageing and emotional memories.
With influences as diverse as Caravaggio and Andy Warhol, new synergies are crafted from both explicit and implicit layers.
Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of relationships. What starts out as triumph soon becomes corrupted into a cacophony of power, leaving only a sense of decadence and the possibility of a new understanding.
As momentary forms become frozen through studious and personal practice, the viewer is left with a tribute to the possibilities of our existence.

Phillip-Texas Fontanella / John M. Bennett - 11 pieces

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.

Texas Fontanella is currently doing their cert 3 in applied fashion design and technology at ultimo TAFE and so doesn't make quite as many erasures as before. Their work has previously appeared or is forthcoming at In Between Hangovers, Uut, Ex Ex Lit, Futures Trading, The Zoomoozophone Review, The New Post Literate, Rasavada, Moss Trill, Otoliths, Beakful, H&, Truck, PoetryWTF & The Helios Mss.

Sean Gallagher - Three Textures

Sean Gallagher resides in Anchorage Alaska writes poetry sporadically & reads alot of books. Contact:

Peter Carlaftes - OCCUPY AUDIENCE

Peter Carlaftes offers a poetic voice filled with drop-dead humor, searing insight, and resilient originality –while resonating with overtones of Bukowski, Baudelaire and Vonnegut. He lives in New York City.

Robert Keith - Tarantism

R. Keith is a persona that works with visuals, texts, poetics, fiction, and exophonic writing. He is the author of four collections of poetry, and five chapbooks. His collection of Visual poetry Chicken Scratch was published in 2017 (eyeameye books) Forthcoming is his 1st novella in 2018.

Robert Keith's poetry strips language of all the boring parts 
and leaves only those which really matter. 
But not in that banal way you might have thought of. 
Instead it actually secretes meaning straight into the readers minds.

Michael Kostiuk - Asemic Short Story: An Overwrite in Black & White

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.

Jesse Glass - Nautical Novel

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. 

Valeri Scherstjanoi - Mixed Sheet

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.

Volodymyr Bilyk - Strange version of Richards' poem Crazy Pete

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 actually just an excuse to shove you this stupid piece).

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.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Announcing Brave New Word Issue 9 Part 2


  1. Valeri Scherstjanoi
  2. Jesse Glass
  3. Michael Kostiuk
  4. Robert Keith
  5. Peter Carlaftes
  6. Sean Gallagher
  7. Diane Keys
  8. Neal Retke
  9. Hiromi Suzuki
  10. Sacha Archer
  11. Erica Baum
  12. Johannes S. H. Bjerg  
  14. Phillip-Texas Fontanella 
  15. John M. Bennett