AngelHousePress is creating a collaborative map for women and gender non conforming visual and concrete poets. We recognize that not all are able to participate in the project. In some areas, artists are persecuted for their art and cannot be visible. Some fear and have had to deal with online stalking and harassment. We understand that visibility is a privilege that is not available to all. We respect those who choose not to take part in the project. We are outraged by those who would take advantage of artists, and we see it as a form of repression of art. We are saddened for those who are repressed, bullied and harassed and also for those who appreciate such art and are not able to find out about the artists who are repressed and hurt by cretins who take advantage of artists' attempts to connect with each other and the world. We recommend reading the Freemuse State of Artistic Freedom, 2019 report and the Privatising Censorship, Digitising Violence: Shrinking Space of Women’s Rights to Create in the Digital Age report.
I’d really love to see a dense map of women and gender non conforming visual poets.
AngelHousePress is undertaking this initiative because just like with other forms of publishing, men make up the vast majority of publications, even though they are not the only option. there is strength in numbers.
Furthermore, we will ensure that all publishers of visual and concrete poetry can see the map so that they will have no more excuses when they claim the lack of women and gender non conforming visual and concrete poets.
yr fallen angel,
ps: For every woman and gender non conforming visual and concrete poet who is on the map by December 31, 2019, on behalf of AngelHousePress, I will donate $1 for a maximum total of up to $250 to Freemuse, an independent international organisation advocating for and defending freedom of artistic expression.
Call for Asemic Writing for NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2019
Please send jpgs, a bio and photo to firstname.lastname@example.org with NPM 2019 in the subject line. Do not send links to sites or a Dropbox or Google drive and ask me to pick. Send as many jpgs as you like until the deadline.
Deadline: February 28, 2019
E-mail address: email@example.com
Publication status: work can be previously or currently published or unpublished as long as you hold copyright.
The work will be published on line at NationalPoetryMonth.ca in April 2019. The entire month will feature asemic writing. The work will be on line until February 29, 2020.
Visit NationalPoetryMonth.ca to see site’s parameters and aesthetic considerations. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.
AngelHousePress began in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. My favourite response to the poetry on NationalPoetryMonth.ca is "this isn't poetry!"
We publish one work each day in April for a total of 30 poems/pieces. I use the opportunity to discover potential contributors to and to our essay series. This year I want to focus on asemic writing to feature a type of visual poetry that is less well known.
AngelHousePress, established in 2007, publishes raw talent, ragged edges and rebels through its limited edition chapbook series (final chapbooks spring 2019), NationalPoetryMonth.ca, an annual celebration of poetry in April, Experiment-O.com, an annual online PDF magazine that comes out in the autumn, an online essay series and a podcast, the Small Machine Talks. Please visit AngelHousePress.com for more information, and to sign up to our mailing list to stay informed about calls for submission and activities.
Please share this call with fellow asemic writers.
Happy New Year and thank you to all who contributed and submitted work, bought and reviewed chapbooks, and shared our shenanigans in 2018.
yr fallen angel,
To the solitary and the friendless.
― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
Loss Pequeño Glazier
AngelHousePress thanks the following poets and artists for their contributions to NationalPoetryMonth.ca this year and thanks to all who sent us submissions, who shared and promoted the site this month.
The work will be on line at http://nationalpoetrymonth.ca until February 28, 2019. A new call for submissions will go out via our AngelHousePress mailing list (sign up at AngelHousePress.com), our FB page and my personal Twitter account: @KikiFolle.
1. Bilingual Poet’s Dilemma - Poet (English and British Sign Language versions): Donna Williams; Film Co-directors: Sandra Alland & Ania Urbanowska; British Sign Language interpreting and translation consultation by K. Yvonne Strain, Scotland
2. Man-flavoured Condoms – Jeff Kirby, Canada
3. fátima queiroz [untitled typewriter poem] Brazil
4. Where To Find Me – Robin Sinclair USA
5. Gary Barwin @garybarwin [untitled visual poem] Canada
6. Melissa Beek – My Stolen Sisters, Metepenagiag First Nation
7. Márton Koppány – Forecast (Hungarian Vispo No. 18), Hungary
8. the nth digri – Sugar Cane (video) Canada
9. michele provost and zachary robert – A Good Thing, Canada
10. Jenna Jarvis - pokémon battle simulator, Canada
11. Donmay – Feeling and Understanding, USA
12. Ariel Dawn – Morning, Canada
13. Sacha Archer – falls into line, Canada
14. Bola Opaleke – A Stone Goes Into the Water Not Drown In It, Canada
15. Daniel f. Bradley lowrent boogie woogie, Canada
16. Willy Palomo – Mark 6:41-42, USA
17. andrew topel – triptych, USA
18. Diana Manole - Trump’s Abecedary (Selections), Canada
19. Tchello d’Barros – INFINITALL, Brazil
20. Jane Eaton Hamilton – The Hole in Her Cheek, Canada
21. Kate Siklosi – the shade of it all, Canada
22. Mimi Ramos Lebuffe - I knew or was (la vocal eterna), Canada
23. Marilyn R. Rosenberg (MRR) – STOP OVER, USA
24. Melissa Carey – Roadwork, Canada
25. psw – signs [Korean typewriter series] Germany
26. Manahil Bandukwala In Bloom, Canada
27. Carol White – Matron of Doll Hospital – Collage on Water Color Paper, Ireland
28. Catherine Graham – Fire Glass, Canada
29. Carol Barbour – Spider War, Canada
30. Ally Fleming – For This Poem To Exist I Have No Choice But To Suffer This Grief, Canada
Stay tuned for announcements of new chapbooks to be published with AngelHousePress and DevilHouse in the spring and autumn, and the 11th issue of Experiment-O.com in the autumn as well. Also a.m. kozak and I will continue to host the Small Machine Talks, exploring the poetry scene in Central Canada and beyond. Stay tuned for interviews, event recaps and wish lists, calls for submission and reviews of books and chapbooks to come!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the celebration.
yr fallen angel,
AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018. This year’s contributors come from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Scotland and USA to provide us with a range of styles, some of which make us ponder the nature of poetry and stretch ourselves beyond the standard definition of genre. Sometimes in the work that we receive for NationalPoetryMonth.ca, perhaps because of some kind of zeitgeist or current concern, we end up with a theme. This year I would say the theme is that of finding strength in vulnerability.
Thanks to the contributors and all of those who bravely sent their poems and work they weren’t even certain was poems to AngelHousePress for NationalPoetryMonth.ca. AngelHousePress continues its goal to publish raw talent, ragged edges and rebels and to be a home for misfit artists and audiences to find one another.
I hope you enjoy this month-long celebration, which includes video poems, visual art and poetry, typewriter poems, collages and asemic writing. If you find yourself thinking, “that’s not a poem!” we’ve done our job.
I’ll be sharing a link to each day’s poem via social media on our FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/AngelHousePress/ and on Twitter through my personal account: @KikiFolle. Follow along or simply remember to go to NationalPoetryMonth.ca daily through the month of April.
I would also encourage you to visit http://angelhousepress.com/ to check out our chapbooks, read the essays and sign up for our mailing list, and to go to http://experiment-o.com/ our annual pdf magazine that celebrates the art of risk where you will find ten years of art, poetry, prose, and visual poetry.
Thanks for joining us in our celebration of National Poetry Month. Please share the poetry each day with fellow enthusiasts of poetry that doesn’t fit within boundaries.
NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018 – FREE FOR ALL
Please send poetry, collages, book art, altered books, graphic comics, asemic writing, visual art, visual poems, imaginary letters and anything else you can think of that makes readers question their ideas of what poetry is for consideration for NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018. Especially welcomed is work by the following groups: women, people of colour, disabled, indigenous and genderqueer writers. We will consider work by writers and artists from all over the world, including translations into English, provided there aren’t copyright issues.
Send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: .doc, .docx, rtf files
Length: no more than 45 lines or 250 words.
Art and visual poetry: jpg files
Number of pieces/poems: unlimited; as many as you like
Video/Audio: I’m not sure. Send it and we’ll see if we can publish.
Deadline: February 28, 2018 March, 5, 2018
Publication status: work can be previously published or unpublished as long as you hold copyright.
Required: short bio in first or third person; contributor photograph.
Response: I will send you an acknowledgement of receipt within a day or so, probably sooner. I will send out acceptances and rejections in March, 2017.
AngelHousePress began NationalPoetryMonth.ca in 2009 as an alternative to institutionalized celebrations of poetry with the goal of expanding preconceived notions of what poetry is or means. My favourite response to the poetry on NationalPoetryMonth.ca is "this isn't poetry!"
We publish one poem/piece of art each day in April for a total of 30 poems/pieces. I use the opportunity to discover potential contributors to Experiment-O.com and to the AngelHousePress limited edition chapbook series, as well as our essay series.
AngelHousePress, established in 2007, publishes raw talent, ragged edges and rebels through its limited edition chapbook series, NationalPoetryMonth.ca, an annual celebration of poetry in April, Experiment-O.com, an annual online PDF magazine that comes out in November, an online essay series and a podcast, the Small Machine Talks. Please visit AngelHousePress.com for more information, and to sign up to our mailing list to stay informed about calls for submission and activities.
I welcome any queries, comments or suggestions you have.
Please kindly share this call with every artist and poet you know.
yr fallen angel,
Ottawa, January 1, 2018
PS: if there was ever a time for your essays on art, creativity, poetry, solidarity, now is it. Visit AngelHousePress.com to see our call for essays, rants, manifestos, interviews, reviews.
PPS: Women and genderqueer poets are welcome to send me up to five pages of poetry if you haven’t yet published a book or chapbook as part of the AngelHousePress free close reading service for new women/genderqueer poets. Include a few of the poets that influence your writing. Send to email@example.com as an attachment.
Happy 2017, friends of AngelHousePress
Experiment-O, Issue 9 features poetry, art, asemic writing and visual poetry from Argentina, Canada, Tunisia and USA: http://experiment-o.com/
You can also access the site & download the issue on your smart phones.
Thanks to the contributors: Sacha Archer, Dominic Bercier, J.C Bouchard, Joel Chace, Nathan Dueck, Carrie Hunter, Jenny MacBain-Stephens, J.F. Martel, Mado Reznik, Sarah Sarai, Louise P. Sloane, and Ali Znaidi.
Experiment-O is an annual PDF magazine established in 2008. Its aim is to bring attention to works that do what art is supposed to do and that is to risk.
AngelHousePress thanks the contributors & in advance, the readers & dedicates this ninth issue to those who “risk the self in order to give the self.” Quote is from Claudia Rankine in her introduction to Adrienne Rich’s Collected Poems: 1950 - 2012 (W.W. Norton & Company, New York, London, 2016).
Experiment-O will consider interviews, reviews, visual art, visual poetry, concrete poetry, poetry, prose, manifestos, maps, rants, blog entries, translations and other digital miscellany.
Please send creative works of merit to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration for future issues. only contributions that are possible in PDF form will be considered; responses will likely only occur if the work is accepted for publication. previously published work is considered. simultaneous submissions are fine too.
Experiment-O advocates a cormorant and lichen free environment.
For further information about AngelHousePress, please go to www.angelhousepress.com.
Published by the 5-year-old upstart Canadian micropress AngelHousePress, NationalPoetryMonth.ca is now in its third year & celebrates the diversity of poetic voices & styles from around the world with 30 contributors from Belgium, Britain, Canada, Finland, Hungary, and the USA.
Every day in April, starting at midnight EST, readers will be able to experience a new poem.
April 1 begins the experience with "A Melancholy Ode to the Degraded Neo-Dadaist 12 linear feet of poetry, Net weight: 114 gr," a collaborative work from
Quebec & Ontario, Canada by Michèle Provost and Grant Wilkins.
Happy National Poetry Month from AngelHousePress.
the angel is in the house