Nico Vassilakis' Moments Notice has taken a huge leap forward in the evolution of concrete poetry, by utilizing the myriad possibilities of digital typographic manipulation. The result is work of great beauty, color, design, concept, and a visuality that makes his ideas and poetics vivid and endlessly intriguing. Maria Damon says, “Moments notice us at a moment’s notice, lying in wait for us, in this space-time lingo-jaunt. When humans (hypothetically) fall into a black hole, the first thing their bodies undergo is ‘spagghettification.’ One could say when human language falls into Nico Vassilakis’ clutches, it undergoes a similar process. But instead of annihilation, there is plenitude." Ron Silliman asks, “Is it feasible for visual poetry to be positively erudite? In the words (or word) of one of the not-quite-texts here, Moments Notice presents the argument for YES.”
a celebration of poetic form of all kinds and an homage to those poets who try to extend the definition of poetry. This year's edition, which marks our fifth anniversary, is a tribute to the Last Vispo, an anthology of visual poetry edited by Nico Vasilkais and Crag Hill and published by Fantagraphics in 2012. The site contains visual poetry, asemic writing, collage, concrete poetry and other forms of whimsy by artists from Australia, Canada, the USA, Finland, Hungary, Italy, and Sweden. Each day in April a different visual poem will be shown. AngelHousePress thanks all who participated and sent work for consideration and wishes the month had at least forty five days in order to showcase all the great poetry we received.
1 Gary Barwin 2 Michael Basinski and Ginny O’Brien 3 Cecil Touchon 4 K.S. Ernst 5 mIEKAL aND 6 Matthew Stolte 7 Michele Provost and Grant Wilkins 8 Geof Huth 9 Crag Hill 10 Mathias Jansson 11 Nico Vassilakis 12 Bridget Nutting 13 Mark Young 14 Marilyn R. Rosenberg 15 kevin mcpherson eckhoff 16 Karl Kempton 17 Joel Lipman 18 Andrew Topel 19 Aileen and Chad Pants 20 Márton Koppány 21 Marco Giovenale 22 Peter Ciccariello 23 Bill DiMichele 24 derek beaulieu 25 Michael Jacobson 26 John M. Bennett 27 Kaz Maslanka 28 Rosaire Appel 29 Eric Zboya 30 Satu Kaikkonen
AlteredScale.com is open for submissions of audio, video, graphic, mixed-media, and literary art. Issue 2 will move to a Wordpress platform, which will allow for more flexibility. Send audio in Soundcloud and videos in either You Tube or Vimeo. Literary art is best in an attached Word file; plus the text should be reprinted in the body of the email. Please also include a biography. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org