Very happy to have some asemic writing published in diode poetry this past December. This is the second batch of visual poems Patty Paine published (see previous issue too). For more information about asemic writing, check out this book review in Art News.
Asemic Writing & Art
Petrichor Magazine Issue 21 Poetry
Petrichor Issue 21 is full of interesting writing and includes a number of great visual art pieces. My work is an ekphrastic poem about Joan Mitchell’s “The Hudson” painting from the 50s, called “The Hudson Looks Different.” Also included is an asemic art or writing piece, made from old journals and sketchbooks, a palimpsest of sorts. I love the range of experimental work in Petrichor and am grateful to Seth Copeland and the other editors for these publications. Find my work here.
Anvil Tongue | Emily Dickinson Poems | Wuthering Heights Erasures
Happy to be included in this release of Anvil Tongue, a website and book publisher run by Daniel Ryan. An Emily Dickinson erasure on hope, a written poem, and some visual word art based on Wuthering Heights are included. The work is in my manuscript about the suicide of a person dear to me. Some of it is erasure, some of it Art Brut but it defies categorization. See the page here and be sure to check out the whole issues. Also see more images/erasures from this series in Up the Staircase Quarterly (also published this year).
Asemic Writing, Erasure Poetry | Up the Staircase Quarterly
Grateful to be in Up the Staircase Quarterly #57. This issue is full of great poetry and art. Poetry by these people included:
- Quinn Forlini | “Attenuation”
- Sanvitti Sahdev | “I fill up”
- Fiona Lu | “hunting”
- Oluwafisayo Akinfolami | “Semantics”
- Satya Dash | 2 poems: “Elasticity” and “Two Deaths”
- Jill Khoury | “Subjective Units of Distress Scale 1-10”
- Ran Zhao | “floodpath”
- Olivia J. Kiers | “Shower: Arc de Triomphe”
- Anaïs Deal-Márquez | “Gringa.”
- Jace Raymond Smellie | “for my grandma doris almost four years after”
- Chase Dimock | “Contaminants”
- Kolbe Riney | 2 poems: “sexy villain” and “voyager”
and artwork by:
- Sara Louise Wilson | Haunt Me + more
- Elizabeth Wing | Blüd Rites
- jw summerisle | Strangers
- Shelbey Leco | Blue.
- Koss | Wuthering Heights 1, Magpie +more
- Tomislav Silipetar | WHAT IS LEFT
Emanuela Iorga is the issue illustrator with multiple bullet-riddled images in a starkly graphic (not literal) style.
Also, reviews by:
- Tyler Friend | Him or Her or Whatever
- Jasmine Elizabeth Smith | South Flight
- L.E. Bowman | What I Learned from the Trees
I have four pieces from a magpie/hare series slated for my book, plus one visual poem that utilizes text from a poem, “Shoulder Story,” originally published in Rogue Agent. The other pieces reference or erase passages of Wuthering Heights. Find my page here, and read the whole issue here.
I’ve been taking a break from writing poetry and doing visual word art, including asemic writing/recycling from journals, crossword poems, and uncategorizable stuff, but I have lots of work coming out in the next few months, including some difficult abuse writing and some more visual poetry in Diode. It feels good to get back to painting and drawing.
Finished a couple pieces and am playing around with another asemic art or writing piece. The big-nosed magpie on board is finished. I posted it earlier. I’m still playing around with drawing/writing on crossword puzzles. Used a fixative, but am struggling with (albeit intrigued by) how media behaves on the cheap newsprint/manila paper. Conjures memory of hauling around huge sketchpads as an undergrad. So consider it an in-progress shot. The hare poem is now finished (an earlier state posted in another blog post. The original poem was called “Shoulder Story” and published in Rogue Agent. I shortened it, cut it up, and used it in the piece. I like that there’s a weird positive/negative play and the large black shape could be a womb, a black flower, or a fist. The stem might be entrails . . .