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.