Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Romans now online from where is the river of Toronto

Thanks to Kiefer Logan of where is the river for publishing Romans as an online pdf chapbook.
i'm in fine company with chapbooks by rob mclennan and Michael Sikkema.
Take a read here: https://whereistheriver.blogspot.com/2018/11/chapbooks-november-2018-series-one.html

Revelation now available from Timglaset Editions of Sweden

Thank you to Joakim Norling of Timglaset Editions for publishing the latest addition to the Vispo Bible, Revelation, from the New Testament.

He has put great care and thought into the publication of this work, from the cover colour, which is the colour of the word "Revelation" to me (grapheme synaesthesia).

Here's a description from the Timglaset site:

Revelation is the seventh book to come out of Amanda Earl‘s (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) lifelong project, The Vispo Bible, translating the Bible to visual poetry. This book contains 22 visual pieces, each representing one chapter of The Book of Revelation, New TestamentThe Vispo Bible is part of Amanda‘s general poetic practice of chance operations from the Dadaists and Jackson MacLow’s Light poems, cutting up, reshuffling, remixing existing sources – words, phrases, lyrics, titles, objects, geographical and psychological landscapes – to unlock fixed propaganda and repurpose it.
Amanda has grapheme synaesthesia where numbers, people’s first names, names of the month and week, and pain have colours. The cover of Revelation is bright orange and inside there is an explosion of colour, corresponding to the colours Amanda has assigned to words and phrases in the the text of The Book of Revelation. This book is in A4 format (297 x 210 mm), 28 pages and is printed in full colour on heavy high quality paper. The cover is in orange cardboard and hand-labelled with title an author name. The inlay is saddle stitched and the cover is rubber band bound. 60 copies were made. CAD 18, EUR 12, SEK 130. Postage costs will be added.

I consider this to be a huge milestone in my life as a poet and an artist. I can't thank Joakim/Timglaset Editions enough for this great work. To all the amazing and generous small press publishers who have been publishing the Vispo Bible, I am thrilled and grateful for the work you do and the work you have done with my Vispo Bible. This project is very important to me. 
You can purchase a copy here.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Vispo Bible - the books of John 1, 2 and 3 now available from the Blasted Tree

Thanks to Kyle of the Blasted Tree for making this beautiful chapbook. You can order it here.


Publications from the Vispo Bible include
Ruth, Simulacrum Press, 2018, Hamilton, Ontario
Mark, above/ground press, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario
Esther, Puddles of Sky Press, 2017, Kingston, Ontario
Revelation 20, No Press, 2017, Calgary, Alberta
Leviticus XII, Penteract Press, 2017 UK

with Revelation forthcoming from Timglaset Press, Sweden, and Romans from where is the river, Toronto, Ontario.

Additional individual pieces have appeared in h&; our teeth, illiterature, Brave New Word (Ukraine), Dreamland Magazine, untethered, Ustanga.it,  Chaudiere Books NPM 2018, and ToCall Magazine in Germany, and are forthing coming in not your best visual poetry from knife fork book.

Revelation 19 and 20 will be exhibited as part of the Concrete is Pourous show in Toronto between November 3, 2018 and February 26, 2019 at the Secret Handshake Gallery, and will move to the Common Ground Gallery in Windsor afterward.

Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council 2018 Recommender Grant for Writers program for funding part of the creation of the Vispo Bible this year.

Amanda Earl’s visual poetry has been exhibited in Canada, Brazil and Russia, and published in the last vispo: anthology: visual poetry 1998-2008 (Fantagraphics, 2012), Of the Body, (Puddles of Sky Press, 2012), Bone Sapling, a collaboration with Gary Barwin, (AngelHousePress, 2014), a field guide to fanciful bugs, (avantacular press, 2010),  Montparnasse: this is visual poetry, (chapbook publisher, 2010) and in the magazines, untethered (2017) and dreamland (2016). Amanda's visual poetry also appears in online journals, Brave New Word, Angry Old Man, Ustanga, h&, Our Teeth otoliths, tip of the knife, ffooom, the new post literate, Logalia.com, DrunkenBoat, and the Bleed. Gary Barwin gave a lovely write up of Amanda's visual poetry on Jacket2, "What kind of [sic] sense is that?: Amanda Earl & the synaesthesia of reading" (June, 2013). For more vispo, please visit EleanorIncognito.blogspot.ca.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Book of Ruth - Now available from Simulacrum Press

Thanks to Sacha Archer of Simulacrum Press for publishing the Book of Ruth.

You can order a copy here.

Publications from the Vispo Bible include
Mark, above/ground press, 2018, Ottawa, Ontario
Esther, Puddles of Sky Press, 2017, Kingston, Ontario
Revelation 20, No Press, 2017, Calgary, Alberta
Leviticus XII, Penteract Press, 2017 UK

with John forthcoming from the Blasted Tree, Calgary, Alberta; Romans from where is the river, Toronto, Ontario and Revelation from Timglaset Press, Sweden.

Additional individual pieces have appeared in h&; our teeth, illiterature, Brave New Word (Ukraine), Dreamland Magazine, untethered, Ustanga.it,  Chaudiere Books NPM 2018, and are forthcoming from a small magazine in Germany, and not your best visual poetry from knife fork book. 

Revelation 19 and 20 will be exhibited as part of the Concrete is Pourous show in Toronto between November 3, 2018 and February 26, 2019 at the Secret Handshake Gallery, and will move to the Common Ground Gallery in Windsor afterward.

If you'd like more information about the Vispo Bible, please read my essay The Vispo Bible: One Woman Recreates the Bible as Visual Poetry presented as part of Kanada Koncrete Material Poetries in the Digital Age, University of Ottawa, May 4-6, 2018. 

I am currently working on Matthew from the New Testament.

Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council 2018 Recommder Grant for Writers program for funding part of the creation of the Vispo Bible this year.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Eileen Tabios reviews the Book of Mark

Eileen R. Tabios wrote this wonderful review of the Book of Mark (above/ground press, 2018). Much thanks to Eileen! You can pick up a copy of the chapbook here

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Vispo Bible - Numbers - completed

I began Numbers in May 2017 and it took me 11 months to complete it. It's not that it's that large at 36 chapters, i was just doing other things. Some of the chapters were long with over 50 verses.

All 36 chapters of Numbers will be on display/for sale at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on Saturday, June 23 at the Jack Purcell Community Centre from noon to five pm with the proceeds going to Cornerstone Housing for Women. If you can't come by, please feel free to make a donation to Cornerstone and I will mail you something (chapbook, broadside, book) by way of appreciation.

Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for funding part of this work in 2018.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

The Vispo Bible - artist's talk at Kanada Koncrete

on May 5, 2018 as part of Kanada Koncrete, Material Poetries in the Digital Age, a symposium at the University of Ottawa, I gave an artist's talk entitled "The Vispo Bible: One Woman Recreates the Bible as Visual Poetry."

I've posted the talk on the AngelHousePress essay series here. And you can see the work that I've done so far on the Vispo Bible here.

Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for funding part of  this project this year and to Coach House Books for the Recommender Grant.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

The Vispo Bible: Book of Mark is now out with above/ground press

thanks to rob mclennan of above/ground press for publishing The Book of Mark from the Vispo Bible.

This is the second of the Vispo Bible chapbooks so far, with the first being The Book of Esther, published by Puddles of Sky Press last year.

You can order copies of Mark here.

and Esther here.

These chapbooks and some Vispo Bible posters will be available for barter and sale at Bizarre Bazaar on Friday, May 4 at the University of Ottawa Canadian Literature Symposium: Kanada Koncrete: Material Poetries in the Digital Age.

I will also be giving a talk on Saturay, May 5: The Vispo Bible: One Woman Recreates The Bible as Visual Poetry. More information about the symposium is available here.