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Expanding The Radius By Mary Ellen Derwis, Joe Balaz
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Early on in EXPANDING THE RADIUS, Mary Ellen Derwis gives us an untitled narrative sequence of digital art, hinting at the human form, which picks up again towards the end of the book in a more... More > figurative sequence— “Rendezvous”. Intimate portraits, wider anthropological insights, and other strongly titled art also prevail. Among other tightly woven directives, Joe Balaz includes multi-paged narrations “High in Blue”, “Fairly Textual”, and “The Industrial Poet”. Then there are the collaborations which find a distinct third voice, as often happens when two people are so creatively in synch. The book ends with two of Mary Ellen’s urban shots that include typographical symbols and a similar photo, a final pun by Joe— “C and Leave”. Many of these images have appeared separately in the quarterly “Otoliths”; now it’s a pleasure to see/read this combined three headed body of always direct, sometimes humorous, often profound digital art, visual poetry, and collaborations. —C. Mehrl Bennett< Less
Otoliths issue eighteen, part one By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue eighteen, part one, contains poetry, visual poetry, reviews, photographs & essays from Anne Gorrick, Amanda Earl, James Maughn, Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Tony Brinkley, Mary Kasimor,... More > Piotr Gwiazda, Mark Stricker, R. Riekki, Manfred Weidhorn, Jeff Harrison, Lars Palm, Mark Cunningham, Travis Macdonald, Jenny Enochsson, Randall Brock, Andrew Topel, Philip Byron Oakes, sean burn, Larry Sawyer, Felino Soriano, Stuart Barnes, Keith Higginbotham, Andrew Taylor, Beth Boettcher, Aidan Semmens, Eileen R. Tabios, Jal Nicholl, Scott Metz, M. V. Montgomery, Ric Carfagna, Charles Freeland, Bobbi Lurie, Meaghan Link, Thomas Fink, Sally Ann McIntyre, Raymond Farr, Connor Stratman, SJ Fowler, Catherine Vidler, Neil Ellman, Jake David, Sheila E. Murphy, Tyler L. Gobble, rob mclennan, Corey Wakeling, Ed Higgins, Orchid Tierney, Mark Francis Johnson, Benjamin Winkler, J. D. Nelson, Stephen Nelson and Mike Cannell, Yonah Korngold, Sam Langer, Brad Vogler, Katrinka Moore, & Bob Heman.< Less
Otoliths issue eighteen, part two By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue eighteen, part two, contains visual poetry, paintings, poems, prose & frottage from Alexander Jorgensen, Colleen Lookingbill, Reed Altemus, Ed Baker, Carlos Soto-Román,... More > Dorothee Lang and Steve Wing, Tony Rickaby, Márton Koppány, Geof Huth, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Sheila E. Murphy, Bruno Neiva, sean burn, Paul Siegell, Michael Brandonisio, Cecelia Chapman, Cassie Eddington, Cherie Hunter Day, John Martone, Spencer Selby, Joe Balaz, & Emma Smith.< Less
Otoliths issue nineteen, part one By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue nineteen, part one, contains poems, prose, reviews & vispo from Joel Chace, Scott MacLeod, Adam Fieled, Steven Fraccaro, Robert Lee Brewer, Travis Macdonald, Louie Crew, Bob Heman,... More > Travis Cebula, Sheila E. Murphy, Corey Wakeling, Jeff Harrison, Allen Edwin Butt, Iain Britton, Changming Yuan, Jim Meirose, Philip Byron Oakes, Debrah Morkun, Andrew Durbin, Toby Fitch, dan raphael, Zachary Scott Hamilton, david tomaloff, Raymond Farr, Felino Soriano, Jill Jones, Sean Ulman, Howie Good, Jesse Eckerlin, SJ Fowler, Michael Gottlieb, Michael Leong, Carlos Henrickson, Paul Pfleuger Jr., Catherine Vidler, Bernie Earley, Mark Young, Nicole Mauro, Kit Kennedy, Steve Gilmartin, Craig Rebele, Satu Kaikkonen, J. D. Nelson, Louise Landes Levi, Scott Metz, John M. Bennett, Katrinka Moore, Matthew Ritger, Charles Freeland, & David-Baptiste Chirot.< Less
Otoliths issue nineteen, part two By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue nineteen, part two, contains poems, vispo, paintings & collages from Sheila E. Murphy, Caitlyn Paley, Paul Siegell, Joe Balaz, Jared Schickling, Caleb Puckett, Marcia Arrieta, John... More > M. Bennett & Serge Segay, Ed Baker, Sheila E. Murphy and Jeff Crouch, Satu Kaikkonen and Márton Koppány, Anny Ballardini, John M. Bennett, RC Miller, David-Baptiste Chirot, Márton Koppány, sean burn, Michael Brandonisio, Grzegorz Wróblewski, & Nico Vassilakis.< Less
triskelion, tiger moth, tangram, thyme By Marcia Arrieta
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The poems in this book are complex, "intellectually emotional" tangles of observations. Rather than through commas, these short — frequently only one noun long — observations... More > are related to each other through periods, line breaks, empty spaces. They die out instant to instant. But they're also connected by Marcia Arrieta's acute attention, the fingerpointingtothemoon-like unpredictability of her imagery. She is a wonderful observer, for whom the naming process and the names, the things and the silhouettes of their distances, "the literary symbol." /period/ and "sea. clay. tree." belong to the same landscape, where "between the absolute." /period/ "the door is partially open." — Márton Koppány< Less
The Concession Stand: Exaptation at the Margins By Arpine Konyalian Grenier
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In Armenian, we learn, the word for money is the mirror image — the antigram — of the word for human. In her focus on the word as the smallest unit of composition, Arpine Konyalian... More > Grenier’s essays and memoirs light the darkest corridors of history and disaster. That's her method. In practice, she provides a deft gloss on Fanon's notion of occult instability, locating it in language, more precisely in poetry, and always in music. Her wisdom comes not from the bookshelf, though she is the most learned essayist I know, but from life itself, or from cultural memory and its subtractions. Through her observations a longing absence ferociously prowls, growling like a lion. — Kevin Killian, Novelist, Poet, Playwright< Less
Otoliths issue twenty, part two By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue twenty, part two, is in full color & contains photographs, visual poetry, poetry, & things in between by Ana Viviane Minorelli, Satu Kaikkonen, Michael Farrell, Cecelia... More > Chapman, George McKim, De Villo Sloan, Carlyle Baker, Robert Gauldie, Stephen Nelson, Orchid Tierney, Samit Ray, John M. Bennett, Dorothee Land & Karyn Eisler, Marco Giovenale, Michael Jacobson, Peter LaBerge, Susan Gangel & Terry Turrentine, Jeff Crouch & Satu Kaikkonen, Keith Higginbotham, Spencer Selby, sean burn, Clark Lunberry, & Anatol Knotek & Márton Koppány.< Less
Otoliths issue twenty, part one By Mark Young (editor)
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Otoliths issue twenty, part one, contains poetry, prose, & visual poetry by Paul Siegell, Vernon Frazer, Theodore Worozbyt, Tim Wright, Satu Kaikkonen, Barrie Darke, J. D. Nelson, Stephen... More > Emmerson, Mariah Hamang, Andy Frazee, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, James Davis, Eric Hoffman, Jeff Harrison, Philip Byron Oakes, B. T. Abrams, Chris Moran, Jill Chan, Mark Cunningham, Carlos Rowles, Alexander Batkin, Richard Kostelanetz, Raymond Farr, Heller Levinson, Jim Meirose, J. Crouse, Tom Beckett interviews Joel Chace, Joel Chace, nick-e melville, dan raphael, Morgan Harlow, Sam Langer, Andrew K. Peterson, Felino Soriano, SJ Fowler, Bobbi Lurie, Tyson Bley, John M. Bennett, Rachel J. Fenton, Matthew Johnstone, Reed Altemus, Wayne Mason, Russell Jaffe, Thomas Fink reviews Arlene Ang, Bob Heman, Keith Higginbotham, Spencer Selby, Howie Good, & Charles Freeland.< Less
the ulterior eden By j/j hastain
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"the ulterior eden" presents us with a contemporary Song of Songs in which allegory is subverted by eros into a more explicit and boldly unconventional passion. Large with life and... More > ecstatic with the “names and innumerable sensations” of adoration, this communion joins beloved and beloved in the erotic chaos of a “newest pronoun.” j/j hastain makes this pact of bounty both politically and spiritually charged, shaping poetry’s intimacies as a means through which we can “mature all historical/grief/ into luminosity. —Elizabeth Robinson< Less