answering the question [What is visual poetry?] one full-color chapbook at a time

this is visual poetry by Francesco Aprile

3 June 2014 - Filed under Aprile, Francesco + Italy + male


Francesco Aprile is journalist, poet and visual-poet. In 2010 he became member of the literary movement called “New Page” founded by F. S. Dòdaro and for which he published 35 brief novels and 5 poetry – in store; he worked as a press agent, secretary, editing exhibition and critical works of the authors belonging to this movement; Since march 2013 the cure of this movement is at two voice: F. S. Dòdaro – F. Aprile. In April 2011 he founded the group of research and artistic protest “Contrabbando Poetico”, subscribing the first manifesto. Her research is documented on international books and reviews.

Francesco says:

It’s a way made of poetic, visual and electronics tales, snapshots for digital photoprint, fast and instant narrations which are fragments of a frenetic reality. Social stratification of work. Literary cards and interactions between text and body / McLuhan-Lacan: extension, narcosis, manque à être for social ambivalences destructuring. Semantic disarticulations and language regression. Crush the minimum signifier. Sprain of the way. Swimming in a sea of broken signs, always to be unstably balanced on the compose of the signify. Language as a sedimentation of anthropos.Language as the uncanny. Das Unheimliche as language. Slurry poems. Today communication is interrupted. Social relationships are denied by action of transmedial-mass-communication. Words are residue of communication. Language as slurry-words: residue of language.


«Aprile arrastra, golpea, araña, esquiva, fagocita y huye, de un territorio donde muestra y expone la pulsión inacabada de su propio cuerpo. Escritura rítmica. Poesía para los ojos. Poesía visiva que vocea con todos los lenguajes a la vez entre caricias, murmullos y afonías que caminan de la mano hasta perderse en su propia desaparición, habitantes de un ideograma múltiple suspendido en el blanco. El habla ha estallado en trozos, repleto de vida» (Bartolomé Ferrando)


«Aprile lancia una sfida: l’egocentrismo della parola o il capovolgimento del fronte semantico contro la storia, strumento devoto ad una società assente e avvizzita nel foraggiare il luogo comune, questo ultimo fondamento dell’ordine-archetipo. Prepararsi alla disfatta, non soccombere per occultare il linguaggio accessorio e infiammati dalla poiesi, accostarsi all’esalazione semantica e pregarne la morte» (Cristiano Caggiula)

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


this is visual poetry by Samuel Philips

13 May 2014 - Filed under male + Philips, Samuel + USA


Lift-off into a colorless world where the letter has been freed from slavery. Visual poetry allows its creator to set dynamite to the rules of English language, period. Letter forms are explored for their pure linear beauty. I have consciously sucked the oxygen out of the alphabet to create a frantic upheaval in its behavior. Letters are stripped down to their contrasting silhouettes where they dance to the sound of a new tongue. These linguistic landscapes scrape against time while escaping the stifling expectations and norms of communication.

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


this is visual poetry by Thomas James

13 May 2014 - Filed under James, Thomas + male + USA


Each of these works of language art uses exactly the same amount of letters and punctuation. For me, this symbolizes the fascinating way in which communication works; the endless possibilities of combination and recombination. Each of these works is also framed. This represents the framework of sharing information (or disinformation). Some of the works seem to defy gravity; others create an atmosphere of mystery. The blue is a nod to Yves Klein, whose life of art fascinates me.

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


this is visual poetry by lars palm

27 March 2014 - Filed under male + palm, lars + Sweden


lars palm lives with his lovely wife Petra. he’s the author of three books; road song for (corrupt press, 2011), chaos on/chaos off (obvious epiphanies press, 2012) & this thing just happened (gradient books, 2014) as well as some chapbooks in print & online, most recently excuse my vandalism (The Red Ceilings Press, 2013). he has held a few odd jobs in a few places, including Stockholm, Dublin & Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is trained as an actor/playwright, organic producer & assistant nurse & has a slow career as a model. he blogs at mischievoice.

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


this is visual poetry by Angela Caporaso

21 February 2014 - Filed under Caporaso, Angela + female + Italy


Angela Caporaso is an Italian artist and women book artist. Angela Caporaso’s art has always been characterized by a constant research and experimentation. Since her first exhibitions, which date back to the eighties, she has revealed a constant strain towards new expressive languages. This constant research led Angela to contaminate sign with colour, font with image, literature with painting, as though one single medium was not sufficient to express her complex imaginative world. Angela Caporaso has worked on the words of the main contemporary writers.

16 full-color pages. $10 (+ s/h)


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