a rawlings’ research in acoustic ecology, counter-mapping, and ecopoetics informs her artistic output. Her literary debut Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006) received an Alcuin Award for Design; the book was adapted for stage production by VaVaVoom, Bedroom Community, and Valgeir Sigurðsson in 2014. She is the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (Canada, 2009) and held the position of Arts Queensland Poet-in-Residence (Australia, 2012). rawlings' 2012 digital publication Gibber amassed sound and visual poetry from Australian bioregions. In 2013, her work Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights. rawlings is an active performer, collaborator, and installation artist. She works with many international artists, including Sachiko Murakami, Matt Ceolin, Maja Jantar, Rebecca Bruton, and Kristín Eiríksdóttir. She has also penned librettos for composer Gabrielle Herbst's Bodiless and for a collaboration called Longitude with composer Davíð Brynjar Franzson and new media artists Davyde Wachell and Halldór Arnar Úlfarsson. rawlings loves in Iceland.
Adriána Kóbor poet (born in Hungary in 1988) active in the Netherlands and Belgium since 2006. Her poems aim to explore and extend the boundaries of language. The major part of her work is written in English, although she creates in other languages, as well — Hungarian, Dutch, and a couple of unreleased others —which received both national and international attention (U.S.A., Australia etc.). She recently created two books with a visual artist and there are other manuscripts and collabs waiting to be polished and pulled through the press. Her latest interests are nearing the visual-literary fields, and other, experimental art-forms always, in connection to the unravelable web of words. Her work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
Akua Lezli Hope is a creator who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, and metal to create poems, patterns, stories, music, ornaments, adornments and peace whenever possible. She has won two fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Ragdale U.S.-Africa Fellowship, and a Creative Writing Fellowship from The National Endowment for The Arts. She is a Cave Canem fellow. Her manuscript, Them Gone, a 2015 Word Works finalist, won Red Paint Hill’s Editor’s Prize. She won the 2015 Science Fiction Poetry Association’s short poem award. She has published 116 crochet designs. A paraplegic, she’s started a paratransit nonprofit so that she can get around her country town. Her poem, “Mommy’s Arias” appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017: A Celebration of Women.
Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia. He is the author of several chapbooks, including Experimental Ruminations (Fowlpox Press, 2012), Moon’s Cloth Embroidered with Poems (Origami Poems Project, 2012), Bye, Donna Summer! (Fowlpox Press, 2014), Taste of the Edge (Kind of a Hurricane Press, 2014), and Mathemaku x5 (Spacecraft Press, 2015). For more, visit aliznaidi.blogspot.com. Ali's poetry appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016 and in Experiment-O Issue 9.0.
“...Keogh’s work brings to mind both the spontaneity of the Abstract Expressionist painters and the geometric rigor of Donald Judd.” - Ann Landi, ARTnews Magazine July 2012
“ I collaborate with uncertainty and work with both stillness and immediacy. Intuition, awareness, my breath, body and repetitive gestures are constant processes I use to reveal my experiences that have settled and compressed with time.”
Alison Keogh earned her architectural degree and completed a masters program at Kingston University, London. Formerly an architect, her artistic practice embraces repetitive and contemplative processes as a way of collaborating with natural materials. While adhering to an underlying structural premise of modernist forms her work emanates an organic sensibility. Keogh’s work has been exhibited internationally as well as nationally in solo and group exhibitions. In 2012 she exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, and attended an artist residency at Fundacion Valpariso, Spain. She was represented by William Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe for five years until the closure of contemporary program in 2017. Alison exhibited at Gallery Moris, Kobe, Japan in the spring of 2018. Her work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2019.
Photography credit - Robert J Mang Photography
Ally Fleming is a poet and reviewer who lives in Toronto. Her work has appeared in CAROUSEL, Canadian Medical Association Journal Blogs, This Magazine, and the chapbooks The Worst Season (Anstruther Press, 2017) and What Happened Was: He Flew (serif of nottingham editions, 2011). Her work appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca. The title of this piece is "For This Poem to Exist I Have No Choice But to Suffer This Grief," from "There's no one who loves me" by Fernando Pessoa.
In addition to publications in England and France, Amy Dennis' poetry has appeared in more than a dozen Canadian literary publications, such as CV2, Event, Queen's Quarterly, and Prairie Fire. Her poetry has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards and a Random House Creative Writing Award. She placed second in the UK’s National Bedford Open Poetry Competition. Most recently, her chapbook THE COMPLEMENT AND ANTAGONIST OF BLACK (OR, THE DEFINITION OF ALL VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS) was published by above/ground press in February of 2013. She now lives in the UK where she is completing her Ph.D.
andrew topel has less hair, worse eyesight and slower hands now then when he first began creating visual poetry
Ania Urbanowska is a Polish-born filmmaker based in Edinburgh. She creates fictional, experimental and documentary films. She also collaborates with international artists on A/V performances and cross-platform projects. Ania has directed several short films that engage with subjects including the power of subconscious and coincidence, fear and sexuality. She recently collaborated with Sandra Alland on three other short films and the multidisciplinary performance, ‘Equivalence’. Ania edited the award-winning short documentary, ‘Where We Are Now’. http://aniaurbanowska.com/. Her film, "Bilingual Poet's Dilemma by Donna Williams" appears as part of NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2018 and was originally published as part of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches, 2017).
Ariel Dawn lives in Victoria, British Columbia. She spends her time writing, reading, and studying Tarot. Recent work appears in canthius, (parenthetical), Foxhole, Vine Leaves, Room, and is forthcoming in A Furious Hope anthology.
Her poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
Ariel González Losada, composer, visual artist. Born in Buenos Aires in 1978. His musical and visual interests are marked by the behaviors, processes and structures on the natural phenomena, as well as by the underlying gestures to the written word.
Ashleigh Allen is a poet and educator born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and an MA in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently a visiting writer at Scarborough Arts in Toronto where she is a workshop facilitator, editor, and most recently a juror for a local writing competition. She teaches both creative and critical writing courses at Sheridan and Seneca Colleges in Toronto. Her poetry and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in: Contemporary Verse 2, Tethered by Letters, The Operating System, The Literary Review, Bort Quarterly, and Best American Poetry. Her poem, “Sure, self-examination” appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017: A Celebration of Women.
Beverly Cummings was born and lives in Ottawa, Canada. She has previously published poetry in a number of little magazines most recently the online journals The Steel Chisel, Monday’s Poem, Dead Flowers: A Poetry Rag and CMHA Saskatchewan Division magazine Transition. She has been a frequent contributor to The Voice and Open Minds Quarterly. She has three times placed as an Honourable Mention in Open Minds Quarterly’s annual Brainstorming poetry contest. She has five self-published chapbooks and two trade books: Keep it Terse and A GOOD DEATH. Her poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016.
Billy Mavreas is a Montréal based artist and writer of Hellenic heritage working in the zone between text and image, producing more-or-less regular comics as well as abstract comics, word-based poetry as well as visual poetry and asemic writing. He operates a curious art space in Montreal called Monastiraki. His work has appeared in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
Bola Opaleke is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His poems have appeared or forthcoming in a few journals like Frontier Poetry, Rising Phoenix Review, Writers Resist, Rattle, Cleaver, One, The Nottingham Review, The Puritan, The Literary Review of Canada, Sierra Nevada Review, Dissident Voice, Poetry Quarterly, The Indianapolis Review, Canadian Literature, Empty Mirror, Poetry Pacific, Drunk Monkeys, Temz Review, St. Peters College(University of Saskatchewan) Anthology (Society 2013 Vol. 10), Pastiche Magazine, and others. He holds a degree in City Planning, and lives in Winnipeg MB.
Brad Vogler's poems have appeared in various places, most recently in CutBank and Bestoned. Brad builds and maintain the website for Delete Press (www.deletepress.org), and is the editor/web designer of Opon (www.opon.org). His first chapbook, Fascicle 30, was published by Little Red Leaves Textile Series.
Bridget Nutting is a poet, writer, visual artist, and teacher who passionately seeks to discover new and innovative styles of expression through words, objects, and experiences. She enjoys encouraging people of all ages to rediscover their own creative spirits. Her favorite muses include music, nature, people, and personal experiences – past, present, and yet to come. She calls the Pacific Northwest home.
bruno neiva is a Portuguese text artist and poet. Author of ‘washing-up’ (zimZalla), 'dough' (erbacce press) and ‘averbaldraftsone&otherstories' (Knives Forks and Spoons Press), amongst other titles. More of his work can be found in several magazines worldwide. He’s currently working on a collaborative poetry and performance project with English poet Paul Hawkins, Servant Drone. His work appears in Experiment-O Issue 8.
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Camille Martin is the author of four collections of poetry: Looms (Shearsman Books, forthcoming in 2012), Sonnets (Shearsman Books 2010), Codes of Public Sleep (BookThug, 2007), and Sesame Kiosk (Potes & Poets, 2001). She has performed her poetry in over twenty-five cities in the United States, Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and France.
Of Sonnets, Rae Armantrout observes that “in some ways, these poems are almost traditional," yet "in these taut, fast-paced, self-aware poems, the lyric meets 21st-century paranoia and sparks fly.” Carol Dorf writes that Martin creates “a world where science and myth intersect,” a “world of a mind reflecting on itself, the natural and built environments, time, and language.” And Jordan Scott speaks of “the magnificence in these poems, a poetic magnetic, propelling you to turn the page.”
Photo by Michael Kelleher.
The medium I work in is historical photographic processes including: Cyanotype, Bromoil, Gum Bichromate, and Silver Gelatin. I do photographic work because quite simply I have to. It is a part of me and who I am. My art is made solely by hard work, patience, and quiet observations, using primarily a historic bellows sheet film camera, and 19th century printing processes. In our digital age of rapid fire cameras and gigabytes I believe my methodology and approach projects my contemporary vision forward, while at the same time celebrating the roots of photography in its purest form.
Our life in and around the structure of architecture and our environment is a platform for creating, living and experiencing. The way in which we engage with our contemporary urban landscape is unique and encompasses places that we may pass by daily, taking no notice, while others we remember vividly. Our environment offers services, entertainment, comfort, and transportation and how we participate with this landscape can be very personal. By using photography, I take snapshots to reveal themes and memories of everyday life. Referencing common locations, I capture an element of time and space and the intersections between urban site, memory and the human impulse to connect. Long after one has interacted with the permanence of these ever-changing yet recurrent spaces, the photos - like souvenirs - offer a moment to reminisce, supplying the imagination with a place to go. As intentionally artificial constructions, my photographs convey experiences of the truth but they also communicate a single view. The subjects and moments I choose to photograph are very intuitive and are found in my daily movements through the world – they are at home, on a walk, in the car, at work, at my children’s schools, and anywhere else that happens to be a part of my day. This work is simply the city as seen through the eyes of a single individual, a trace of the way in which I walked through it. As an involved urban dweller using a variety of public spaces, I coninue to investigate the many aspects of the city I live in.
Candace's art appears in Experiment-O Issue 10.
carlyle baker is an apostate and now wanders among the misbegotten, he has hardly a penny to his name and lives in the future perfect tense,
he has recently appeared at wordfor/word and soon at signs&symbols.
Carol Barbour is a visual artist, poet, and art historian. Poems are published by The Fiddlehead, Canthius, The Ekphrastic Review, The Toronto Quarterly, and Transverse Journal. She has produced four artist books, which are collected by libraries including The British Library, The National Gallery of Canada, Artexte, Goldsmiths Art Library, and The Museum of Modern Art (Franklin Furnace Archive). A new book of poems is forthcoming from Guernica Editions. Her poetry appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
Carol Stetser has been making visual poetry for 30 years. She makes her paper collages the old-fashioned way with scissors and glue-sticks. Her vispo is published in "C'est mon Dada", "This is Visual Poetry" and the anthologies "Writing to be Seen" and "The Last Vispo Anthology". She lives in Sedona, Arizona.
Carol White is an American collage artist living in Ireland. She has been making collages since childhood. Growing up in museums, both via her father's job and living in the metropolitan area, utilising imagery from arts and cultural histories, White's work has the feeling of time travel. Merging contemporary imagery with Northern Renaissance interiors with figures, she evokes a nebulous feeling of peeling oneself from a colorful dream.
White has taught English at Secondary Level in Ohio, USA; was an AAM tour guide at The Newark Museum where she worked as Head of Junior Gallery and Junior Museum Department. Museum Educator and teacher she transferred skills moving to Ireland with her husband and 2 children in 1987.
For the past 20 years, White taught at Further Education Level where she ran an Arts Administration course for 17 years and taught Art Appreciation, Collage Techniques and Communications.
A practicing collage artist, White has exhibited extensively in America, the EU, Japan, Canada and Australia. Her work appears in Experiment-O Issue 8 and NationalPoetryMonth.ca .
Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, edits the chapbook press, ypolita press, is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books. Her chapbookVice/Versa recently came out with Dancing Girl Press, her full-length collection, The Incompossible, was published in 2011 by Black Radish Books, and another, Orphan Machines, came out in 2015. She lives in San Francisco and teaches ESL. Her poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016 and Experiment-O Issue 9.0.
Winner of the IFOA’s Poetry NOW, Catherine Graham is the author of six poetry collections including The Celery Forest, a CBC Books Top 10 Canadian Poetry Collection of 2017 and Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Award for Poetry. Author of the debut novel Quarry, she teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto SCS where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award. www.catherinegraham.com @catgrahampoet. Her poetry appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca. Photo credit: Eduardo Martins
Catherine Vidler’s recent publications include 78 composite lost sonnets (Hesterglock Prote(s)xt, 2018), Lost Sonnets (Timglaset, 2018), collected composite lost sonnets (SOd press, 2018), lost sonnets (Spacecraft Press, 2018), table sets (no press, 2017), lake labyl (Penteract Press, 2017), table set poems (Penteract Press, 2017), table set poems (Spacecraft Press, 2017), lake labyl (SOd press, 2017), chaingrass errata slips (SOd press, 2017), chaingrass night and unresolved chaingrass tiling (SOd press, 2017), chaingrass (SOd press, 2016) and chaingrass (zimZalla Object 039, 2016). Recent magazine publications include a poem-sequence in response to Tom Jenks’ poem-sequence Spruce (Blackbox Manifold 21 http://www.manifold.group.shef.ac.uk/) and six composite lost sonnets (Erotoplasty 3 https://erotoplasty.tumblr.com/). Her work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
Chad Lietz lives in Minneapolis, MN where he co-edits Erg and Cricket Online Review. Recent publications include vizio-linguistic work in SAGINAW and a phonephonic score for tarot and war in Conversations at the Wartime Café: A Decade of War 2001-2011 (CreateSpace, 2011). A modest archive of Lietz’s phonephonic recordings is available on Soundcloud.
Charlotte Henay is a mother, daughter, teacher, storyteller and researcher. She works to counter extinction myths through storywork, and relationships of imagining. Charlotte writes about cultural memory and grandmothers’ gardens, as an activist for Afro-Indigenous futurities. She has a background in critical race theory, and being exiled. Her work has been published in Feral Feminisms; Decolonization, Indigeneity, Education and Society, and is forthcoming in a Demeter Press anthology, Mothers and Daughters. Charlotte’s visual artwork has been shown at FAC: Toronto’s Feminist Art Conference, York University’s Crossroads Gallery and 416 Gallery for MIXEDArtTO. Her moving poems in the series All of My Peoples’ Bones Are Here, are part of the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas’ National Exhibition 8 in Nassau, Bahamas. Charlotte has been a teacher, administrator and consultant in First Nations, mainstream and international education contexts, and co-founded Nusdeh Yoh, BC’s first Aboriginal Choice School. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Comparative Perspectives and Cultural Boundaries, at York University. Her video poem, “Genogram” appears as part of NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2017: A Celebration of Women.
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Work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
Chris Tănăsescu is a Romanian poet, performer, critic, and translator who has performed, lectured, and launched books in the US, SE Asia, Australia, and Europe. His pen-name--MARGENTO--is also the name of his multimedia cross-artform band that won a number of major awards including the Romanian Gold Disc in 2008 and The Fringiest Event Award, UK, 2005. As recent recipient of a 2-year SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) grant he will continue to develop his Graph Poem project and other related graph theory and computational applications in poetry at an academic level as an Adjunct Professor in the Computer Science Department at University of Ottawa—together with Prof. Diana Inkpen and her graduate students—a project that will involve many other poets and academics in North America and worldwide. MARGENTO is Editor-at-Large for Asymptote.
Chris Turnbull lives in Kemptville, Ontario. She has been published in Ottawater, Convergences, How2, ditch, and Dusie, among others. In 2010, above/ground press published a chapbook of her ongoing visual and multi-performative piece, continua. She is currently putting poems on trails as part of a small press publication, rout/e.
A lifetime can seem like a patchwork affair. Sure, year follows upon year, but where’s the clear-cut story? Early on in hers, Cindy Deachman became a cook. Made a living. (Meanwhile making art.) Switching gear from working restaurants, Cindy turned arts administrator for museums and galleries. Somewhere along the line, she morphed into a writer. (She still is, food & art her beat.) Cindy founded the food/art magazine Burnt toast in 2000 (more food, more art!) which continued for a solid four years. Collaboration with her husband Tony Fouhse in 2014 resulted in the hybrid book Same Old Story, setting Cindy’s short story alongside his photo sequence. Both echo . In her latest book, On the Origin of Species, science-related images (historical works and her own) are laid upon pages of Darwin’s revolutionary classic, poetic data of scientific discovery. Cindy's art appears in Experiment-O Issue 10.
Photo credit: Tony Fouhse
Claude Smith: I've always had an insatiable curiosity about what makes us humans tick, and particularly how that manifests in the ways we use language to communicate. If there is a single thread that runs through my work in the last six decades, it would be a blend of drawing and writing, or perhaps, writing as drawing. This fascination with language and its less obvious underpinnings is evident in my work as it progressed from uninhibited scrawl to schoolbook penmanship, to calligraphy, to figurative gesture-drawing morphing into free-form gestural drawing and painting, to free-handed zen brushwork, to street graffiti carved into the flesh of trees, and back to uninhibited chalkboard-trace-tone-scribble and scrawl. Like the voice, or a series of notes played, there is something in the gesture and hand written line that reveals the inner nature of a person.
Born, raised and educated in N.Y.C., I earned a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in 1971 and have exhibited nationally and internationally for more than five decades. I currently maintain a studio in the rural village of Graton, California. Work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
Craig Calhoun is originally from Tucson, Arizona and moved to Canada in 2008. His work had been published in Descant, Zouch, The Incongruous Quarterly, Liars’ League NYC, Liars’ League London, In/Words, bywords.ca. and Steel Bananas Quarterly (upcoming). He is the winner of the 2014 Broken Pencil Literary Deathmatch and won 1st place in the 2014 Maisonneuve Genre Fiction Contest (mystery). Currently, he resides in Ottawa.
D.S. West is a writer, artist, and hopelessly lost pedestrian, presently and hopelessly lost in sunny Boulder, CO. For a list of his publications and projects, visit https://icexv.wordpress.com/. His visual poetry appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2016.
Dan Waber is a Kingston, Pennsylvania poet, publisher, and multimedia artist. The hub of the online portion of his activities is logolalia.com.
Daniel f. Bradley – hi, I live in Toronto, I write poems and have been known to take photos of street writing and goings on. I have an entirely ridicules thingy here- https://fdriveshsaid.tumblr.com/ . I will try to work on it this year. Daniel's work appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca
David Chirot: I make rubBEings, spray paintings, collages; write essays, poetry, reviews; participate in Mail Art/Visual Poetry Calls since 1997. Eyerhymes Visual Poetry Conference in Edmonton gave talk & met Visual Poets from many countries, a meeting with Bob Cobbing changed my life. I work almost entirely with Found materials: I have a Profound Faith in the Found, everywhere to be Found. Documentary re Chirot & work on You Tube; search will link to my Visual Work and writings on line. Began making asemic work in mid 1980's, though didn't know of word "asemic." In late 1990s did asemic work & exchanges with Tim Gaze; until 2017 made asemic work without thinking of it by that name. Since then, sending work as "asemic" and writing essays, commentaries re it.
Born Lafayette, Indiana, grew up in Vermont. Lived and worked in Germany, Arles & Paris France, Wroclaw, Poland, Tagarps Skola Sweden with Jazz Musician Don Cherry and family, Boston, currently live in Milwaukee. I work a lot outdoors, in the street, alleys, parks as well as bringing home objects Found in trash, in streets to use for work. Work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.
Dawn Nelson Wardrope is a poet,a visual poet and a collage/dada artist.
She also does asemic writing and is a mail art enthusiast.Dawn has been published is Renagade,Utsanga,Otoliths,M58,A-minor,cover artist for Sonic Boom and is forthcoming in Fanzine Timglaset.She can also be seen widely on facebook.
Dawn stays close to nature and is devoted to her two rescue grey hounds.
Her work appears in Experiment-O Issue 10.
Diana Manole is a Romanian-Canadian writer, translator, and scholar. In her native Romania, she has published 9 books (poems and plays), won 14 literary awards, and contributed to numerous anthologies and magazines. After publishing numerous academic articles and finishing her doctorate at the University of Toronto, Diana has been finally ready for creative writing in her second language. A Pushcart prize nominee, her poetry in English has appeared in magazines in the US, the UK, Canada, and South Africa, and in translation in several other countries. She’s now working on “love in eXile,” a collection of poems which reflect on the effect of cultural differences on romantic love. Her poetry appears on NationalPoetryMonth.ca