"Each of these pieces displays a partial view of a larger corresponding poem from the poet's 'Lake Labyl' series. 'Lake Labyl' is itself a subset of a larger series: 'The Labyl Poems'."
"The haiku featured in this nanopamphlet are palindromes, one by word and one by letter. They are perfect anagrams of each other. "
"This nanopamphlet presents 'Neith Cursive', a visual micro-poem with a focus on rotational symmetry."
Derek Beaulieu is the author / editor of 18 collections of poetry, prose and criticism. He has exhibited his visual work across Canada, the United States and Europe and has won multiple awards for his teaching and dedication to students. Derek Beaulieu was the 2014–2016 Poet Laureate of Calgary, Canada.
"A small set of glyphic starlings arranged in a poetic murmuration."
Clara Daneri is an artist and illustrator, exploring the relationship between digital and traditional media. Her artwork has featured in Nagari Magazine and on the covers of multiple publications by Penteract Press. She tweets @claradaneri
"A series of one-word concrete poems, doing what they say...."
andrew topel has been involved with the hybrid form of visual poetry since 2002. His chapbooks include ASSASSIN (Xexoxial Editions), BLUEPRINTS (ZIMZALLA), LETTERS PATTERNS STRUCTURES (FactSimile) & vviissiioonnss (red fox press).
"Two poems describing the legend of Lady Godiva; the poems are perfect anagrams of each other, and one of them is a palindrome. "
"This nanopamphlet presents the literal English translation of a lipogram composed of words from Swahili that eschew the use of all consonants."
Franco Cortese is an experimental poet. More of his consonant-free lipograms can be found in a chapbook entitled “aeiou” (no press, 2018).
"This nanopamphlet presents a synopsis of Verdi’s opera ‘Aida’, rendered as a palindrome."
Lori Wike is a musician and palindromist. She has been published in Word Ways and InVisible Culture, and can be found on Twitter @lori_wike. She is principal bassoon of the Utah Symphony and serves on the faculty of the University of Utah and Westminster College.
"From the author: Asemic writers are smugglers, creeping along the guarded frontier of meaning, with their bags crammed with secret scripts. There may no longer be codes to draw signs from: language restlessly reinvents itself in the common forge of form and meaning."
Federico Federici lives between Berlin and the Ligurian Apennines. His last asemic work is dedicated to Charlie Mingus. Details on his website: federicofederici.net.
"These two poems use Times New Roman characters with a consistent font size and regular typesetting to replicate the appearance of a kangaroo fern and a sensitive plant, from above."
John Nyman is a poet (+ visual, + conceptual) with tweets @Jhonnyman9, erasures on Instagram @selected.works, and publications at johnnymanwriting.wordpress.com.
“‘O Time, all your ephemeral pyramids cease to be.’
—Jorge Luis Borges (‘Of Heaven and Hell’).”
Christian Bök is the author of Eunoia (Coach House Books, 2001), a bestselling work of experimental literature that has gone on to win the Griffin Prize for Poetic Excellence (2002). Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), his first book of poetry, has been nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (1995). Nature has interviewed Bök about his work on The Xenotext (making him the first poet ever to appear in this famous journal of science). Bök has also exhibited artworks derived from The Xenotext at galleries around the world, including (among others) the Bury Art Gallery in Bury, the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Power Plant in Toronto, and the Broad Art Museum in East Lansing. Bök teaches students of Creative Writing in the School of Creative Arts and Humanities at Charles Darwin University.
"Two small aelindrome-poems, palindromic in the repeated sequence 2-3-5-7… (the four single-digit prime numbers). "