#22.  Anisette .pdf

Anisette by Ezra Mark.  Prose poetry.  “The breeze carries the scent of sea-water.  The rattling of the shingle, and silence as the waves withdraw.”

“How does connection occur?  Anisette, absinthe, memory and death are powerful connectors with disconnection like so many anise seeds yet to be steeped rattling in their wake.  In Anisette, Ezra Mark writes that ‘memory is most fragile at the moment it’s touched.  Every time you recall something—literally re-collect it—you risk breaking it.’  Mark is careful of memories that none the less recur like so many ‘keys in the lock,’ replicated by the keys in ‘a custodian’s belt as he polishes the lectern.’  This piece calls up ‘doubt and faith,’ ‘a photo and its negative,’ and finally the ‘something in-between.’  Simone Weil has the last word:  ‘Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall.  The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication.  It is the same with us and God.  Every separation is a link.’ ”  —Jeanne Heuving

 

 

#21.  Successions of Words Are So .pdf

 

Successions of Words Are So by Larry Laurence.  Prose poetry.  “ . . . after the movers’ balancing act / of stairs & baby grand to the sunroom / where later she’ll play for her sated lover . . . ”

#20.  The Aha Moment .pdf 

The Aha Moment by Márton Koppány.  Visual poetry.  “These works are minimalist by design, but should we paraphrase the thought channeled therein, the effect would be encyclopedic, ranging through philosophy, psychology, politics, and the human emotions.”

#19.  Sanzona Girls .pdf  

Sanzona Girls by David Chikhladze.  Haiku and haikai 2004 – 2014.  “ . . . the spring / to tame / to beat about the source . . . ” 

#18.  44 Resurrections .pdf

44 Resurrections by Eileen R. Tabios.  Poetry.  “I forgot truth is disembodied.  / I forgot the spine bent willingly for a stranger’s whip.” 

#17.  The Monumental Potential of Donkeys .pdf

The Monumental Potential of Donkeys by David Berridge.  Poetry.  “ . . . would you / bleed / vowels / indignantly // operatically . . . ” 

#16.  Hungarian LangArt .pdf

 

Hungarian LangArt by Márton Koppány.  Visual poetry. “These works are minimalist by design, but should we paraphrase the thought channeled therein, the effect would be encyclopedic, ranging through philosophy, psychology, politics, and the human emotions.” 

 

#15.  light in a black scar .pdf

 

light in a black scar by Jake Berry.  Poetry.  “Leave them lie / and they will rise / into an impotent cloud / and piss / the backward flood . . . ” 

 

#14.  blossoms from nothing .pdf

 

blossoms from nothing by Travis Cebula.  Poetry.  “ . . . morning is a time / of hard lines / petals and soil. / feathers and sky.” 

 

#13.  An Extended Environment with Metrical and/or Dimensional Properties .pdf

An Extended Environment with Metrical and/or Dimensional Properties by Anne Gorrick.  Poetry.  “ . . . an innovative contemporary torsion / a lacquering adventure / constructed of extraordinarily beautiful notes / mixed from a futuristic painting.” 

 

#12.  Beginning to End .pdf

 

Beginning to End and other alphabet poems by Alan Halsey.  Poems and poetic sequences.  With art by Alan Halsey.  “Poussin’s Passion, or The Poison Trees of Arcadia: The Fate of the Counterfactual.” 

 

#11.  Paul de Man and the Cornell Demaniacs .pdf

 

Paul de Man and the Cornell Demaniacs by Jack Foley.  Essay, recollection.  “I studied with de Man in the early 1960s at Cornell University.  The de Man of that time was different from the de Man you are aware of. . . .  Despite his interest in Heidegger, the central issue for the de Man of this period was ‘inwardness’ — what he called, citing Rousseau, ‘conscience de soi,’ self consciousness.” 

 

#10.  The Galloping Man .pdf

 

The Galloping Man and five other poems by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino.  “ . . . how does / a body know, here is a hand, and here, is a sentence / or, / what’s riding on hearts . . . ” 

 

#9.  Prosaic Suburban Commercial .pdf

 

Prosaic Suburban Commercial by Keith Higginbotham.  Two poetic sequences.  “ . . . bathe deep in / the barely-there / disassembled gallery / of the everyday . . . ” 


#8.  Polylogue .pdf

Polylogue by Carey Scott Wilkerson.  Poems.  “ . . . with rules and constitutive games, / with paints and gramarye / with some modicum / of my reckless trust . . . ” 


#7.  Bashō’s Phonebook .pdf

Bashō’s Phonebook.  30 translations by Travis Macdonald.  The great Japanese haiku poet Matsuo Bashō goes digital.  Conceptual poetry.  With translator’s notes.

#6.  Correspondance (a sketchbook) .pdf

Correspondance (a sketchbook) by Joseph F. Keppler.  Digital art. 

“What can I call this work?  Neither painting nor critique yet informed by art, the following are sketches to me.  Rather than executed on paper, they’re drawings designed using the pervasive computer.  These graphics approach oeuvre subjectively, not as meticulous copies or art history illustrations, but as some poetic efforts.  My laptop simply opens a new capacity for thinking about art and drawing it.  As studies these are (a)musing tributes as well as appropriate(d) attributes.”  —Joseph F. Keppler, from the introduction

“Joseph Keppler shows us what it now means to be literate.” —Jim Andrews, Vispo ~ Langu(im)age

“Allusions to significant works, quotations of style, and adaptations that bring old works to new life.”  —Crag Hill, Poetry Scorecard


 #5.  Six Comets Are Coming .pdf

Six Comets Are Coming by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino.  Volume I of the collected works including Go and Go Mirrored, with revised introductions, corrected text and restored original font.

“The closest live experience to these poems would be walking through an international airport, catching snatches of conversation in a number of different languages, ‘understanding’ some of them, simply marveling in the phenomenal beauty of the rest.  These poems capture language as it is lived.”  —Lewis LaCook, from his review of Go 

“It’s an expanding language which develops new meanings and makes comprehensive what can be language placed far from unilateral ways of thinking and representing articulations, relationships but also solitude: the beginning of an open entity, identity, and on the other hand the end of closed identity.”  —Florent Fajole, on Go 


#4.  The Logoclasody Manifesto .pdf

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino on logoclasody, logoclastics, eidetics and pannarrativity.  Addenda include the Crash Course in Logoclastics, Concrete to Eidetic (on visual poetry) and On Mathematical Poetry.

“As an exegetical object, Logoclasody documents quite brilliantly an ontological crisis in poetry and is, by design, an exemplar both of the problem and the solution.  St.Thomasino conceives the central aporia of writing as one of recovering, from the ruin of a necessarily incomplete knowledge, the deep-structure(s) of representation.  And by exploiting the tension between grammatical function and the irruptive energies of text itself, the St. Thomasinian program deploys logos as an expressive motif, through which are diffracted both meaning and its contested relationship to language.”  —Carey Scott Wilkerson, Columbus State University  


#3.  Waves .pdf

Waves by Márton Koppány.  Visual poetry.  

“These works are minimalist by design, but should we paraphrase the thought channeled therein, the effect would be encyclopedic, ranging through philosophy, psychology, politics, and the human emotions.”  —Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino on Márton Koppány


#2.  Mending My Black Sweater .pdf

Mending My Black Sweater and other poems by Mary Ann Sullivan.   Poems of making conscious, of acceptance and of self-remembering, and of personal responsibility.


#1.  In the Bennett Tree .pdf

Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino joins John M. Bennett In the Bennett Tree.”  Collaborative poems, images, an introduction and a full-length critical essay pay homage to American poet John M. Bennett.

 

 

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