понеділок, 26 березня 2018 р.


ISSUE #9 part 2

Editors note: 

This was originally special issue #3 but then i thought "it is not that special". Because it is exactly the same as any other issue of BNW except it consists of works of past contributors. At least Autumn Special was huge and Disappointing Second One had an unifying idea. Because of that this one is kinda not exactly issue #10 but not really issue #9 and definitely not Special Issue #3.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your consideration - Issue #9 part 2.

Issue Line-up:

  1. Jesse Glass - Nautical Novel
  2. Valeri Scherstjanoi - Mixed Sheet
  3. Michael Kostiuk - Asemic Short Story: An Overwrite in Black & White
  4. Peter Carlaftes - OCCUPY AUDIENCE 
  5. Sean Gallagher - Three Textures
  6. Phillip-Texas Fontanella / John M. Bennett - 11 pieces 
  7. Diane Keys - Image Search Poems 
  8. Neal Retke - 23 Short Sound Poems to be read aloud whilst facing backwards
  9. Hiromi Suzuki - A for airy 
  10. Sacha Archer - Ghost Writing 
  11. Erica Baum  - Four Pieces
  12. Johannes S. H. Bjerg -  poems
  13. Robert Keith - Tarantism
  14. XXXXXXXXX XXXXX - Strange version of Richards' poem Crazy Pete

Johannes S. H. Bjerg - poems

Johannes S. H. Bjerg: a Dane who writes in Danish and English simultaneously and mainly haiku and haiku related forms. 1 of 3 of the editors of Bones - “Journal for contemporary haiku” (http://www.bonesjournal.com), and sole editor of “the other bunny - for the other kind of haibun” (http://theotherbunny.wordpress.com) and “One Link Chain” -  a blog for solo linked verse and haiku sequences (http://onelinkchain.blogspot.dk/) Has published several books: http://january-stones.blogspot.dk/p/books.html

Erica Baum - Four Pieces

Erica Baum, New York. Recent museum exhibitions include Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Kunsthalle Berlin and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, New York; Recent
 solo exhibitions include The Following Information, Bureau, New York, 2016, Stanzas, Galerie Crevecoeur, Paris, 2015;

Selected biennials include; AGORA 4th Athens Biennale, Athens, 2013 and the 30th Bienal de São Paulo: The Imminence of Poetics, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012. Publications include  Erica Baum, The Naked Eye, 2015 Crèvecœur/œ Paris & Bureau New York and second edition hard cover Dog Ear, 2016 Ugly Duckling Presse 

Sacha Archer - Ghost Writing

Sacha Archer is a Canadian writer, visual artist and ESL Instructor currently residing in Ontario. He was the recipient of the 2008 P.K. Page Irwin Prize for his poetry and visual art, and in 2010 he was chosen to participate in the Elise Partridge Mentor Program. His work has appeared in journals such as filling Station, ACTA Victoriana, h&, illiterature, NōD, and Experiment-O. His most recent chapbooks are Detour (Spacecraft Press, 2017), The Insistence of Momentum (The Blasted Tree, 2017), and Acceleration of the Arbitrary (Grey Borders, 2017). One of his online manifestations is his blog at https://sachaarcher.wordpress.com/

Hiromi Suzuki - A for airy

hiromi suzuki is an illustrator, poet, artist living in Tokyo, Japan. A contributor to the Japanese poetry magazine "gui" (run by members of the Japanese "VOU" group of poets, founded by the late Kitasono Katue). Author of Ms. cried, 77 poems by hiromi suzuki (kisaragi publishing, 2013 ISBN978-4-901850-42-1). Her works are published internationally in Otoliths, BlazeVOX, Empty Mirror, Experiment-O, M58, DATABLEED, Black Market Re-View, Burning House Press, h&, BRAVE NEW WORD magazine, DODGING THE RAIN, Jazz Cigarette, TAPE HISS zine, The Arsonist Magazine, MOONCHILD MAGAZINE, Angry Old Man Magazine, Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2015 / 2017, and Poem Brut at Rich Mix London 2017, amongst other places.
New book of visual poetry 'logbook' (ISBN 978-1-9999153-0-8) will be launched by Hesterglock Press in March, 2018.
web site: hiromisuzukimicrojournal.tumblr.com

Neal Retke - 23 Short Sound Poems to be read aloud whilst facing backwards

Neal D. Retke is a veteran of the Mail Art Scene, a casualty of the Art Strike and most recently completed a mini-tour of the USA as an experimental musician. He has a background in many aspects of underground culture, and is a retired facial hair champion

Diane Keys - Image Search Poems

Diane Keys' work explores the relationship between the tyranny of ageing and emotional memories.
With influences as diverse as Caravaggio and Andy Warhol, new synergies are crafted from both explicit and implicit layers.
Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of relationships. What starts out as triumph soon becomes corrupted into a cacophony of power, leaving only a sense of decadence and the possibility of a new understanding.
As momentary forms become frozen through studious and personal practice, the viewer is left with a tribute to the possibilities of our existence.

Phillip-Texas Fontanella / John M. Bennett - 11 pieces

John M. Bennett has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of LOST AND FOUND TIMES (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him “the seminal American poet of my generation”. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries. His PhD (UCLA 1970) is in Latin American Literature.

Texas Fontanella is currently doing their cert 3 in applied fashion design and technology at ultimo TAFE and so doesn't make quite as many erasures as before. Their work has previously appeared or is forthcoming at In Between Hangovers, Uut, Ex Ex Lit, Futures Trading, The Zoomoozophone Review, The New Post Literate, Rasavada, Moss Trill, Otoliths, Beakful, H&, Truck, PoetryWTF & The Helios Mss.

Sean Gallagher - Three Textures

Sean Gallagher resides in Anchorage Alaska writes poetry sporadically & reads alot of books. Contact: kropotkin035@gmail.com

Peter Carlaftes - OCCUPY AUDIENCE

Peter Carlaftes offers a poetic voice filled with drop-dead humor, searing insight, and resilient originality –while resonating with overtones of Bukowski, Baudelaire and Vonnegut. He lives in New York City.

Robert Keith - Tarantism

R. Keith is a persona that works with visuals, texts, poetics, fiction, and exophonic writing. He is the author of four collections of poetry, and five chapbooks. His collection of Visual poetry Chicken Scratch was published in 2017 (eyeameye books) Forthcoming is his 1st novella in 2018.

Robert Keith's poetry strips language of all the boring parts 
and leaves only those which really matter. 
But not in that banal way you might have thought of. 
Instead it actually secretes meaning straight into the readers minds.

Michael Kostiuk - Asemic Short Story: An Overwrite in Black & White

Michael Kostiuk is a multimedia artist. He was born in Paris, Texas, USA. Currently lives in Yamaguchi City, Japan. His works were exhibited all around the around.

Jesse Glass - Nautical Novel

Jesse Glass has lived in Japan for over 25 years.  His work has recently appeared in The Journal of Poetics Research, Otoliths, Golden Handcuffs, Zimzallah. The collections  A Charm for Survivors, Black-Out in My Left Eye, Two, and Illuminations from The Life and Death of Peter Stubbe are available from TheKnivesForksandSpoons Press. 

Valeri Scherstjanoi - Mixed Sheet

Valeri Scherstjanoi (born 1950) is a sound poet and graphic artist. He is the author of numerous books poetry. He also writes texts on literary theory (he developed his own method Ars Scribendi) as well as articles on history of Russian Futurism. Currently lives in Berlin.

Volodymyr Bilyk - Strange version of Richards' poem Crazy Pete

Volodymyr Bilyk is a writer, translator from Ukraine. He writes in English because he wants to prove that poetry is beyond any languages. (it's actually just an excuse to shove you this stupid piece).

His works include: visual poems in the series This is Visual Poetry (2013), CIMESA (2013), Casio's Pay-Off Peyote (2013), SCOBES (2013), THINGS (2014), Vispo Ay Ai Ay (2014), "To When Tea Ties Hence to Wank It Too" / "Eminent Means of Basil Dado Hem-Welt" in The Chapbook 5 (2015), "Heartbeat, Footclick, Machine Gun Vocalizes" (2016), Understanding (of language) are not enough (2016) and many others.

неділя, 25 березня 2018 р.

Announcing Brave New Word Issue 9 Part 2


  1. Valeri Scherstjanoi
  2. Jesse Glass
  3. Michael Kostiuk
  4. Robert Keith
  5. Peter Carlaftes
  6. Sean Gallagher
  7. Diane Keys
  8. Neal Retke
  9. Hiromi Suzuki
  10. Sacha Archer
  11. Erica Baum
  12. Johannes S. H. Bjerg  
  14. Phillip-Texas Fontanella 
  15. John M. Bennett 

вівторок, 27 лютого 2018 р.



Editors note:

What can i say... It's been a while. This issue was literally brewing for a long time.
Without further ado - here it is. Enjoy!


Table of Contents:

  1. Rosaire Appel - 'river' series
  3. Michael Kostiuk - Seven Pieces
  4. Rőczei György - Three poems
  5. Dan Andreana – Five Poems
  6. Robert R. Thurman - Three Visual Poems
  7. Robin Tomens - Six visual works
  8. Jeff Bagato - Three Poems 
  9. Dirk Vekemans - gignogrammata 
  10. Jim Meirose - Prepare My Spaghetti Dinner Immediately!
  11. Joseph S. Makkos - 603W typewriter agnostics 
  12. Daniel Y. Harris - Exergue XLII-XLIV
  13. Lin Tarczynski - Abstract Comic "Meanwhile"

Michael Kostiuk - Seven Pieces

Michael Kostiuk is a multimedia artist. He was born in Paris, Texas, USA. Currently lives in Yamaguchi City, Japan. His works were exhibited all around the around.

Daniel Y. Harris - Exergue XLII-XLIV

Daniel Y. Harris is the author of 11 collections of poetry and collaborative writing including The Rapture of Eddy Daemon (BlazeVOX, 2016), heshe egregore (with Irene Koronas, Éditions du Cygne, 2016), The Underworld of Lesser Degrees (NYQ Books, 2015), Esophagus Writ (with Rupert M. Loydell, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2014) and Hyperlinks of Anxiety (Červená Barva Press, 2013) Some of his poetry, experimental writing, art, and essays have been published in BlazeVOX, The Café Irreal, Denver Quarterly, E·ratio, European Judaism, Exquisite Corpse, Kerem, The New York Quarterly, Notre Dame Review, Offcourse Literary Journal, In Posse Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Poetry Salzburg Review, Stride, Ygdrasil and Zeek. He is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of X-Peri and Co-Editor of the X-Peri Series.  

Lin Tarczynski - Abstract Comic "Meanwhile"

Lin Tarczynski works predominantly in black and white, her passion for asemic writing saturates her images. Her work has appeared in the graphic novel A Kick in the Eye, and in An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting. Her novel,Esgr Navigator, and her webcomic, Geranium Lake Properties, can be found online -http://ablackbrick.tumblr.com/

Jim Meirose - Prepare My Spaghetti Dinner Immediately!

Jim Meirose's work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Calliope, Offbeat/Quirky (Journal of Exp. Fiction pub,), Permafrost, North Atlantic Review, Blueline, Witness, and Xavier Review, and has been nominated for several awards. Published books include: Understanding Franklin Thompson (Exp. novel - JEF pubs (2018)), Sunday Dinner With Father Dwyer (Exp. Novel - Scarlet Leaf Press (2018)), Inferno (E-Chap - Underground Voices), Mount Everest and Eli the Rat (Lit. Novels - Montag). Visit www.jimmeirose.com to know more.

Joseph S. Makkos - 603W typewriter agnostics

J.S. Makkos is a writer, printmaker, and a self-described media archaeologist, having salvaged and restored historic printing equipment from at least a dozen print shops to date. Using these resources he actively runs CODEX in New Orleans, a design studio and print shop which focuses on artful production and independent publishing for local businesses, writers, and artists alike. In another capacity he curates a one-of-a-kind archive of some 30,000 historic New Orleans newspapers dating from the late 19th to the early 20th century, Nola DNA. In 2016 he toured Europe for the 100th anniversary of Dada, visiting Dadaist collections, attending exhibitions on Dadaism, worked in print various print shops, and gave a performance at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich. He has instructed courses in literature, writing and publishing for Tulane, Loyola, and Delgado.

Jeff Bagato - Three Poems

A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and glitch video. His text and visual poetry has appeared in many journals including Empty Mirror, Otoliths, Ex Ex Lit, The New Post Literate, Gold Wake Live, and Angry Old Man. Short fiction has recently appeared in Gobbet and The Colored Lens. His published books include Savage Magic (poetry), and The Toothpick Fairy (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.wordpress.com.

Dirk Vekemans - gignogrammata

bio: °Belgium 1962. Author of poetry in Dutch and founder of the Neue Kathedrale des erotischen Elends an unending creative process of building and decay inspired by and named after Kurt Schwitters' work (2004-present). Lots of (graphical) creative research and development on several topics including handwriting and asemic writing .

Author's Note: "a gignogram is a graphical representation of a movement. in Cathedral theory there is no such thing as 'Being'  or 'things'. Language is human technology enabling us to construct these conceptual aids but there is no ontological base or need for there existence. In fact the very idea of an 'ontology' is preposturously antropomorphic, reducing reality to our utterly boring binary way of thinking. We need our linguistic and mathematical coherence to survive, but it's all just technology. So get real. Understanding movement as movement is the key to less garbage in your thoughts. Having less garbage is a healthy condition and  it is very pleasant!"

Robin Tomens - Six visual works

Robin Tomens lives in London and is a regular contributor to Timglaset arts magazine (Sweden) as well as having had two books published by Timglaset Publishing (Prints and Too Much To Bear). His book on Jazz (Points of Departure) was published by Stride. He explores various styles such as vispo, collage and print, often combining them all. His art site is Out Of My Mind whilst Include Me Out covers music and culture generally.

Dan Andreana – Five Poems

Dan Andreana is a veteran experimental improv musician and part time ‘Astatic’ video artist with roots in the 1980’s Cassette culture and Loisida Noise scene. He has written two dystopian fiction novels; Micro.Bus (2010) & Saint Virus (2014) in addition to a mash-up of laboratory experiments and classic literature titled Organized Exmistry (2015). While producing fiction and poetry, he continues to record and perform spoken word collage works under the umbrella of the Hudson Valley group CO(P)E (Steve Roe), with long time co-conspirator If, Bwana (Al Margolis), and periodic inclusion in projects within the orbit of Generator (GenKen Montgomery).

Contact Dan for collaborative and further works: dva@danandreana.com

Robert R. Thurman - Three Visual Poems

Robert R. Thurman is an artist, musician and poet. Robert’s work has appeared in Coldfront Magazine, 3:AM Magazine, Columbia Journal, Eyedrum Periodically, Vlak 4, Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine the Arts and Humanities, Rune: The MIT Journal of Arts and Letters, The Monarch Review, and Exquisite Corpse. His work has been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles and London.


Jesse Glass has lived in Japan for over 25 years.  His work has recently appeared in The Journal of Poetics Research, Otoliths, Golden Handcuffs, Zimzallah. The collections  A Charm for Survivors, Black-Out in My Left Eye, Two, and Illuminations from The Life and Death of Peter Stubbe are available from TheKnivesForksandSpoons Press. 

Rőczei György - Three poems

Rőczei György (1956. Budapest) – Graphic artist, artist book publisher, teacherHis works are in collections of Hungarian and other countries.

Rosaire Appel - 'river' series

I live and work in New York. I am a digital artist/ photographer/ writer and analog draw-er. I explore (written) language as a visual entity. My investigations often culminate in visual books. Recent books include “Marking Time” published by Press Rappel, “Intersections” an abstract comic travelogue, published by Adverse (Paris), and ‘Zinc Zanc Zunc, an asemic conjugation’  published by Post-Asemic Press. My drawings and prints have been in many local and international exhibits.
            My website is: www.rosaireappel.com

понеділок, 19 лютого 2018 р.

Announcing Brave New Word Issue 9


  1. Rosaire Appel 
  2. Jesse Glass
  3. Michael Kostiuk
  4. Rőczei György
  5. Dan Andreana 
  6. Robert R. Thurman 
  7. Robin Tomens 
  8. Jeff Bagato 
  9. Dirk Vekemans 
  10. Jim Meirose 
  11. Joseph S. Makkos
  12. Daniel Y. Harris 
  13. Lin Tarczynski

четвер, 4 січня 2018 р.



Hello there! It's been a while. Hope you are all OK. 2017 was rough to say the least. But i have managed to get through it relatively unscathed and even make a couple of issues of BNW.

And now it is gone and for 2018 i have something completely different!

On October 27th 2017 Stephen Nelson wrote the following status:

It was followed by an influx of responses. There were all sorts of comments - clever, casual, overly creative, intense, obvious, underwhelming and many-many others. Such kind of things happens on Facebook all the time but it rarely if ever gets out. I thought it would be a good idea to document this particular occasion.