Experiment-O Issue 6 now on line
I'm happy to announce that Experiment-O Issue 6 is now on line. It features the book art, poetry, visual poetry and visual art of Carlyle Baker, Stephen Collis, Amy Dennis, Molly Gaudry, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Stuart Ross, Marino Rossetti, Spencer Selby, Andrew Topel, Brad Vogler and Ewan Whyte.
Four Hundred Rabbits review
Ottawa poet JM Francheteau writes about Steven Artelle's poetry, including "Four Hundred Rabbits"
Review of Four Hundred Rabbits
Ottawa poet Michael Dennis has lovely things to say about "Four Hundred Rabbits"
Four Hundred Rabbits
Steven Artelle's long poem "Four Hundred Rabbits" is simultaneously imaginative & philosophical. There are red rabbits, shy rabbits, rabbits into soft core porn, rabbits with foot fetishes, filthy creatures who become deities of dust, robot rabbits, masked rabbits. Above all "Four Hundred Rabbits" has a poignant lyricism with descriptions which bring to mind Albrecht Dűrer's Apocalypse & William Blake's illuminated books. This work is full of energy, heat, humour & creativity. If John Updike, Dante Alighieri & Lewis Carroll were to have a love child, his name would be Steven Artelle.
"one rabbit cried/our divinity was nothing without the cities/the cities with their night fires and their cavernous days/and praise and praise and praise was the pulse of our dancing"
AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca, a celebration of poetic form of all kinds and an homage to those poets who try to extend the definition of poetry. This year's edition, which marks our fifth anniversary, is a tribute to the Last Vispo, an anthology of visual poetry edited by Nico Vassilakis and Crag Hill and published by Fantagraphics in 2012. The site contains visual poetry, asemic writing, collage, concrete poetry and other forms of whimsy by artists from Australia, Canada, the USA, Finland, Hungary, Italy, and Sweden. Each day in April a different visual poem will be shown. AngelHousePress thanks all who participated and sent work for consideration and wishes the month had at least forty five days in order to showcase all the great poetry we received.
Starting April 1, please visit NationalPoetryMonth.ca for a different visual poem every day.