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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers for the Vispo Bible

I am pleased to announce that Coach House Books has recommended the Vispo Bible for an Ontario Arts Council Recommender Grant for Writers. This is the first grant I've ever received for visual poetry. I am grateful to the Ontario Arts Council and to Coach House Books. I thank the Ontario provincial government for continuing its support of the arts.