2019
Map of Women and Gender Non Conforming Visual and Concrete Poets
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Dear Friends,

 

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.


If you are a woman or gender non conforming visual or concrete poet who would like to and is able to participate in the project, please send me your info:
1. name
2. country
3. primary type of visual poetry: (eg digital, concrete, collage, asemic, alt book)
4. site, if applicable

e-mail amanda@angelhousepress.com and i'll add the markers.
if i can figure out how to ensure stability, i'll add the collaboration back.

You can view the map here: https://tinyurl.com/y3kl4ro6

 

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,

Amanda Earl


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.


If you'd like to join in, please do so, or donate to other charities that support artistic freedom of expression, women, 2SLGBTQIA, D/deaf, disabled and BIPOC individuals who are targets of persecution, violence, harassment and suppression... Here is the beginning of a list. Please feel free to suggest additional charities, and do research before donating to any charity.

Freemuse https://freemuse.org
Global Fund for Women https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/
the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association https://ilga.org/
It Starts With Us – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women http://itstartswithus-mmiw.com/
Amnesty International https://www.amnesty.org/en/
Pen International https://pen-international.org/

Local women's shelters and food banks in your community.



2018
Call for Asemic Writing for NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2019

Call for Asemic Writing for NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2019

 

Please send jpgs, a bio and photo to amanda@angelhousepress.com 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: amanda@angelhousepress.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 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 work 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 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,

Amanda Earl



Experiment-O Issue 11Experiment-O Issue 11
 Experiment-O Issue 11

To the solitary and the friendless.

“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

CONTRIBUTORS

József Bíró

Tchello d'Barros

Anita Dolman

Dona Mayoora

Loss Pequeño Glazier

Bola Opaleke

Willy Palomo

psw

fátima queiroz

James Sanders

Ines Seidel

Kate Siklosi 



NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018 - Thank You
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NATIONALPOETRYMONTH.CA 2018

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,

Amanda Earl



Welcome to NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018

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: Call for SubmissionsNationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018: Call for Submissions
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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.

 

 

Details:

Send to amanda@angelhousepress.com

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,

Amanda Earl

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 amanda@angelhousepress.com as an attachment.

 



2017
Experiment-O Issue 10Experiment-O Issue 10
featuring:


AngelHousePress presents the tenth anniversary issue of Experiment-O. Thanks to the contributors and happy tenth anniversary!

Call for Submissions: NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017 - A Celebration of Women

Happy 2017, friends of AngelHousePress


I invite you to submit poetry for NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017. The theme this year is "A Celebration of Women." 
Please send work as soon as you can. I'm hoping to have a balance of 15 visual pieces/poems & 15 text-based poems.



ANGELHOUSEPRESS PRESENTS
NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017 – A Celebration of Women
 
NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017 will be a celebration & acknowledgement of women: women of colour, indigenous women, trans women, the famous, the notorious, the unknown, the forgotten, the murdered, the abused, the healing, the powerful, the powerless, family members, friends, women from all sexual orientations, all walks & stations of life, all ages, all sizes, all religions, no religion, all cultures.
Established & emerging poets & artists of all genders worldwide are welcome & encouraged to send poetry, collages, graphic comics, asemic writing, visual art, visual poems, book art, imaginary letters and anything else you can think to celebrate women.
 
Details:
Send to amanda@angelhousepress.com
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.
Video/Audio: I’m not sure. Send it &  we’ll see if we can publish.
Deadline: February 28, 2017
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: acceptances and rejections in March, 2017.
Publication will be in April, 2017.

Please pass this call on to any & all poets, artists, pals.

“The moment of change is the only poem.”

― Adrienne Rich

 

“The more we exist outside the system, the more creative we are.”

--Beatrice Wood

 

I started 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 by Amanda Earl, 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, and its online essay series. 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.

 

We need to find ways to uplift each other. There is solidarity in strength and creativity.

 

yr fallen angel,

Amanda Earl



2016
Experiment-O, Issue 9.0Experiment-O, Issue 9.0
featuring:


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 amanda@experiment-o.com 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.



2015
Experiment-O Issue 8 Now On Line
Jason Camlot, Jason Christie, Helen Hajnoczky, Sheena Kalmakova, Karen Massey, Koji Nagai, bruno neiva, Philip Quinn, hiromi suzuki, Carol White and Ellen Wiener


NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2015
AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2015, 30 days of visual poetry, asemic writing, concrete poetry, collage, and hybrid visual pieces from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, India, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine, USA. Visit the site each day in April to see work that blurs genres and transcends boundaries. Welcome to the nation of poetry.
http://nationalpoetrymonth.ca/


2014
Experiment-O Issue 7 now on line
Elizabeth Bertoldi, Volodymyr Bilyk, Selina Boan, Craig Calhoun, Ariel Gonzalez Losada, MARGENTO, a rawlings & Sachiko Murakami, sven staelens, Carol Stetser, Tom Walmsley and Liz Worth.


2013
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.


2012
Experiment-O Issue 5 now on line
Featuring Rosaire Appel, Kemeny Babineau, bill dimichele, Judy Dougherty, j/j hastain, Shawna Lemay, Gustave Morin, Michèle Provost, Janice Tokar and Nico Vassilakis.

AngelHousePress presents NationalPoetryMonth.ca

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.

Amanda Earl
-- 
http://angelhousepress.com/content.php
the angel is in the house



2011
experiment-o.com issue four
featuring:





big bright amused: AngelHousePress responds to ditch poetry,
featuring:


ditch's mandate to celebrate "the innovative, the non-conforming, the radical, the alternative, the surreal, the avant-garde, the non-linear, the abstract, the experimental" fits well with the mandate of AngelHousePress to publish the renegade works of both emerging and established artists and writers. I believe in responding to the creative output of others and continuing the ongoing conversation of creativity, so I try to encourage such when I can, especially when the source is as rich and compelling as ditch,. I invited those published by AngelHousePress to respond to the poetry published on ditch,. ditch, is an underrated and rich source of contemporary poetry and I wanted to draw more attention to it.

National Poetry Month
featuring:



2010
experiment-o issue number 3
featuring:





National Poetry Month
featuring:



2009
experiment-o issue number 2
featuring:





National Poetry Month
featuring:



2008
experiment-o issue number 1
featuring: