Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gary Barwin : untitled

Gary Barwin is a writer, composer, multimedia artist, and the author of 18 books of poetry and fiction as well as books for kids. His most recent books are the short fiction collection, I, Dr Greenblatt, Orthodontist, 251-1457 (Anvil), the poetry collection, Moon Baboon Canoe, and the visual poetry collection, The Wild and Unfathomable Always. Forthcoming books, Sonosyntactics: Selected and New Poetry of Paul Dutton, due later this summer from Laurier University Press, and Yiddish for Pirates, a novel coming out next year from Random House. Barwin was the 2014-2015 Writer-in-Residence at Western University and teaches creative writing at King’s University College. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario and at

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mark Young : asemic series

Born in Hokitika, New Zealand, & now living in North Queensland in Australia, Mark Young has been publishing poetry for more than fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, & his essays & poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of over twenty-five books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction & art history. His most recent books are a chapbook of visual poems, Arachnid Nebula, from Luna Bisonte Prods, HOTUS POTUS from Meritage Press in California, & the ebook A Small Compendium of Bats, from Swirl press in Sweden.

He is the editor of Otoliths.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sheila E. Murphy : Axiology 1

Sheila E. Murphy has been published widely in the United States, Australia, England, and other countries. She received the Gertrude Stein Award from Green Integer Press for Letters to Unfinished J. (2003). Her most recent published books are visual poetry collaborations: Yes It Is (with John M. Bennett; Luna Bisonte Prods, 2014) and 2 Juries + 2 Storeys = 4 Stories Toujours (with K.S. Ernst; Xerolage 55 from Xexoxial Editions).

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Amanda Earl : from a vispo adaptation of Judas Priest's Sad Wings of Destiny

Amanda Earl's visual poetry has been exhibited in Russia and Canada, has been published in Fantagraphics' The Last Vispo Anthology. Her visual poetry chapbook Of the Body was published by Kingston's Puddle of Sky Press. A Fieldguide for Fanciful Bugs was published on line by avantacular press. Snippets & excerpts of her visual poetry have appeared on line at, The Volta, Tip of the Knife & UnlikelyStories.Org. Gary Barwin gave a lovely write up of Earl's visual poetry over on Jacket2.  For more vispo, please visit

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Lawrence Upton : corea

Poet; graphic artist; sound artist: curator. Poetry: Three walking poems forthcoming; wrack; Memory Fictions; & Unframed Pictures. + Commentaries on Bob Cobbing. Co-edited Word Score Utterance Choreography with Bob Cobbing.  Singing Marram (for solo viola, violist Benedict Taylor); CD. Dark Voices CD + Possibles (forthcoming CD), both with Taylor) Numerous live text-sound compositions with John Levack Drever. Solo exhibitions  2012 & 1981. Directs Writers Forum. Visiting Research Fellow in Music, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Friday, May 1, 2015

a rawlings : from ANDSCAPE

a rawlings is a writer and interdisciplinary artist specializing in acoustic ecology, vocal improvisation, and ecopoetics. She has collaborated with numerous international artists and organizations, including Maja Jantar, the Logos Foundation, and Valgeir Sigurðsson. rawlings' poetry publications include Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006) and Gibber (a digital publication, 2012). Her libretti include Bodiless (for composer Gabrielle Herbst, 2014) and Longitude (for composer Davíð Brynjar Franzson, 2014). In 2013, her work Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. rawlings holds a BA in Creative Writing from York University, where she received the bpNichol Award for Distinction in Writing. She also holds an MS in Environmental Ethics and Natural Resource Management from the University of Iceland. She resides in Reykjavík.