Visual Art

"Recyclopedia II"
a visual poem by Reed Altemus
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

"When a Poet Dies"
by K.R. Copeland, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"and those who knew them tremble with remembrance
tremble with Decemberance—
Cold. Cold. Cold."

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS
with contributions by Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton, and Michelle Greenblatt
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"O sand O silk O galactic black wild—she dances naked, breathless, on the web-spread surfaces of Zodiacal light."

"For Michelle Greenblatt, R.I.P."
a visual eulogy by Donna Kuhn
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

A Visual Poem by Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

"Jade Cicada"
by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier, in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016
"Jade in the emperor's death
mouth—to the grave—all openings
closed—no breath—no air—no life
to enter to leave—the end should
be silent—you stop my mouth"

"Green"
a visual eulogy by Marthe Reed
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

Two Paintings by Jamie Stoneman
in the Memorial to Michelle Greenblatt, January 2016

Ten Paintings by t thilleman
June 2015
t thilleman migrated to New York from the Mid-Western State of Wisconsin in the early 80s. t is the author of a novel, Gowanus Canal, Hans Knudsen, as well as many poetry collections, most recently Snailhorn (fragments) and its companion book of drawings, Entering Yoni Space On The Pouring Pivot Of My Own Lingaraj.

Seven Paintings by Amy Guidry
June 2015
"Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationships to each other and to the natural world, as well as our role in the life cycle. Concepts such as life and death, survival and exploitation, and the interdependence and destruction of living and nonliving organisms are illustrated throughout."

selections from Florula Ludoviciana, a botanical cut-up of Louisiana
by Marthe Reed, June 2015
Marthe Reed is the author of five books: Nights Reading (Lavender Ink 2014), pleth, a collaboration with j hastain (Unlikely Books 2013), (em)bodied bliss (Moria Books 2013), Gaze (Black Radish Books 2010) and Tender Box, A Wunderkammer (Lavender Ink 2007). She has published chapbooks as part of the Dusie Kollektiv, as well as with above/ground press and Shirt Pocket Press.

Two Visual Poems by mIEKAL aND
June 2015
mIEKAL aND is a DIY cultural anarchist and creator of verbo-visual literature, audio art, and hypermedia, distributed by Xexoxial Editions.

Four Visual Poems by John M. Bennett and Jim Leftwich
June 2015
John M. Bennett 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. Jim Leftwich is the author of Dirt, Doubt, Sample Example, The Textasifsuch, Death Text, Short Sorties, Shrimp Teeth, Trashpo, An Ecology, SO FOR BY, Lest Puke Due Machete of Art, and Six Months Aint No Sentence.

Thirty-Five Visual Poems by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
June 2016
Jukka-Pekka Kervinen is a Finnish composer, writer and visual artist.

An Interview with Susan Joyce
by Jeremy Hight, April 2015
"Looking back now, it would seem literature, language, and text has held a continued interest for me. Many SRL performances are inspired by literature. The first SRL show "Machine Sex" (1979) was loosely based on The Stranger by Albert Camus. Interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, scientists, engineers, architects, musicians, and writers are some of the driving forces that inform my work."

An Interview with Patrick Lichty
by Jeremy Hight, April 2015
'The beginning of my practice started when Jon Epstein and I re-initiated Haymarket RIOT (it was a prog-rock band in North Carolina, and we decided that it would serve for a container for our multi-media theory). We were studying Baudrillard and Virilio at the time, and he asked how this could be articulated through media ("Pat, what does hyperreality LOOK like?" "Simple; turn on cable").'

"Mapache: He Who Watches, and Why the Lone Ranger Stole Tonto's Mask"
by Cecelia Chapman, April 2015
"If the raccoon was not around a field rat appeared when I whistled. One night I whistled, left the food scraps, and closed the door because the raccoon had not appeared. A few seconds later I heard a horrible scream. When I looked out the raccoon was eating. I never saw the rat again."

"The Statue of Liberty Is a Moldy Tennis Court"
Visual Poetry by Jason Wilkenson, January 2015
"...i saw you naked;
smile in the melting asphalt..."

"Female Reproductive Systems"
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean, January 2015
"They could be girls names, recited
in Latin to call up Mary or the Devil..."

"The Caves of Hassan-i-Sabbah"
Visualish Poetry by Vernon Frazer, January 2015
"...spreads the communal distillation, ready for the parvenu of dissonant acrostic demons lurking photogenic osprey wagons in receipt the transfer flagons wept a caustic heave no gleam to sudden..."

Seven Pop-Ups by Joel Chace
January 2015
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. He has published more than a dozen print and electronic collections, most recently 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, and Web Too, from Tonerworks.

"R is for . . ."
Visual Poetry by Amanda Earl, January 2015
Amanda Earl is the author of Kiki (Chaudiere Books, 2014) and Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl. Amanda is also the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the publisher of AngelHousePress and its transgressive imprint, DevilHouse. Her visual poetry has appeared in the Last Vispo Anthology with exhibits in Russia and Canada, as well as DrunkenBoat.com, the Volta, Jacket2, Tip of the Knife, the New Post Literate, and the Bleed.

Thirty-One Visual Poems by John M. Bennett
January 2015
John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. He 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. 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.

Four Sketches by Gary Panter
July 2014
Gary Panter, painter, cartoonist and designer, was born in 1950 in Durant, Oklahoma and grew up in Texas. He won three Emmy awards and was nominated for five for production design for Pee Wee's Playhouse, was awarded a Chrysler Design Award in 2000, and is a fellow of the Cullman Center For Scholars and Writers in New York. He is in a psychedelic rock band called Devin Gary & Ross and collaborates on lights shows with Joshua White.

Three Drawings by Randy Adams
May 2014
runran a.k.a. Randy Adams is a Canadian media artist with a background in creative writing and visual arts. His photographs and mixed media works have been exhibited and collected by public galleries, foundations and archives. His prose poems and essays have been published in various magazines and newspapers.

Five Drawings by Vanessa Martinez
May 2014
Vanessa Martinez was born in Chula Vista, California during the late 80's amidst aging power lines and taco shops. She spent her adolescence absorbing the vulgarities of underground comics and old punk records with song titles she couldn't recite to her mother.

Three Visual Poems by Tom Cassidy
May 2014

Two Visual Poems by John M. Bennett and Jim Leftwich
May 2014

Two Visual Poems by John M. Bennett and Matthew Stolte
May 2014

Four Visual Poems by John M. Bennett
May 2014

Ten Visual Poems by John M. Bennett and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
May 2014

Five Visual Poems by Bela Grimm and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
May 2014

Five Visual Poems by Baron and Jukka-Pekka Kervinen
May 2014

Forty-One Visual Poems by Jim Leftwich
May 2014
"non-poems, correspondences, process poems, fluxus poems, fun poems, opaque poems, empty poems, slippery poems, skewed poems, torqued poems, playful poems, love songs, eulogies, labyrinths, autodidactic poems, procedural poems, arbitrary poems, looking as reading as writing, serial poems, aggregate poems, clump poems, spray poems, thelemic poems..."

"Ethan has nowhere to go"
by Scott Davis, based on the missing short story by Jeremy Hight, April 2014
To create this piece of glitch art, Scott Davis added the text of "Ethan has nowhere to go to the code of a white PNG image file.

"Ethan has nowhere to go"
by Jason Nelson, based on the missing short story by Jeremy Hight, April 2014
Jason Nelson's interpretation of "Ethan has nowhere to go" analyzes the connections between phrases and key words in the story, through dynamic graphical charting.

"Ethan has nowhere to go"
by Brian Vann, based on the missing short story by Jeremy Hight, April 2014
Brian Vann's interpretation of "Ethan has nowhere to go" takes camera input, meausures change, then uses that change to make bricks that get in the way of the little word fishes.

"This Is"
by Alan Bigelow, based on the missing short story "Ethan has nowhere to go" by Jeremy Hight, April 2014
"I replaced every word in the story with the word 'word.' I took the lines of his story, compressed them, and formed the phrase 'THIS IS A STORY.' I threw in some touch/mouse interactivity (with some help!). I added some visual backgrounds that seemed to suggest the nature and history of narrative. Our lives have an infinite number of permutations. So do stories."

"Nowhere"
by Anastasia Salter, based on the missing short story "Ethan has nowhere to go" by Jeremy Hight, April 2014
"Nowhere" re-imagines "Ethan has nowhere to go" as a platformer in which the player, as Ethan, is complicit in the slow elimination of the community around him. The text of the story is reduced to a short poem that repeats at the center of the screen, providing an internal monologue as the player guides Ethan towards the inevitability of an empty landscape.

"Ethan has nowhere to go"
by Johansen Quijano, based on the missing short story by Jeremy Hight, April 2014
"The purpose of the game in the early stages of Ethan's life attempts to re-create a sense of repetitive drudgery where everything comes down to similar boring tasks being carried out day after day. The game then attempts to convey the sense of struggle and hopelessness that the Ethan of the story must have felt as he wondered America from job to job, homeless, with no hope of success, and running away from himself."

Tom Bradley reads from We'll See Who Seduces Whom
by Tom Bradley and David Aronson, October 2013
On September 28, 2013, Unlikely Books released We'll See Who Seduces Whom, a full-color ekphrastic graphic longpoem with text by Tom Bradley based on images by David Aronson. Tom from their book at the release party at Innisfree Poetry Books & Café in Boulder, Colorado.

j/j hastain and Marthe Reed perform from pleth
October 2013
On September 28, 2013, Unlikely Books released pleth, a full-color call-and-response collection of ekphrastic poetry by j/j hastain and Marthe Reed. The authors performed from their book at the release party at Innisfree Poetry Books & Café in Boulder, Colorado.

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